Make-up brand NYX is looking for their 2016’s Beauty Vlogger of the Year with a competition ending in an August 20th live event awards show. The theme for their top-20 challenge, running through June 27th, is "anime," and it's yielded some specular results. See some of the stand-outs in the running for the top 12 slots after the jump.
You might remember seeing the pancake art from Keesuke Inagaki, the amazing otaku culinary artist La Ricetta Ristorante Pizzeria in Kanagawa Prefecture's Zama city, spotlighted on Crunchyroll News or other site. While he's frequently posted brief how-to videos, there's now a 10-minute tutorual courtesy of the Bilingirl Chika YouTube channel. Get a look after the jump.
Japan's artist social media community came out in force today, not in reaction to some design meme, but to show off their creative gear and desk spaces in reaction to a #絵描きさんの作業環境が見たい ("I wan to see artists' working environment") hashtag. Prepare to marvel at the gear and clutter or organization as notable professionals and amateurs share their screens, tablets and sketchpads with the fans.
Tablet maker Wacom has posted their latest drawing video, this one featuring veteran doujinshi creator turned manga pro Yun Kōga (Earthian, Loveless, writing duties on Riddle Story of Devil) putting the Cintiq 27QHD touch through its paces. Get a look after the jump.
Tablet maker Wacom has continued their series of demonstrations of the Cintiq 27QHD touch with otome game illustrator/character designer Hirotaka Maeda, known for work on the Vitamin series, and more recently Rejet's original designs for this season's Dance With Devils anime. Get a look after the jump.
Artist Yūsuke Kozaki (Fire Emblem: Awakening, Ranko Tsukigime's Longest Day) recently made a live-painting video of Felicia from Fire Emblem Fates for Japan Expo 2015. Watch the sped-up version of the process after the jump.
Character design in the KanColle browser game is split between over 20 artists with mobile game and light novel illustrator Kujou Ichiso on Shiratsuyu, Shigure, Murasame, Yuudachi, Taigei/Ryuuhou and Harusame. In Wacom's latest live-painting video, they demonstrate use of the liquid crystal pen tablet "Cintiq 27QHD." Get a look after the jump.
In their latest live drawing video, Wacom showcases the work of Mayu Sakurai, a shoujo manga author who found success in Ribon with 2005's Rockin' Heaven and 2011's Sugar Soldier following the abrupt ending of 05's Peter Pan Syndrome. Here she works with the Cintiq 24HD touch pen tablet. Get a look after the jump.
Illustrator eihi, whose new Kyou, Tonari ni wa Kimi ga Inai. just received an Honorable Mention in Kodansha's third Light Novel Challenge, has teamed up with designer Arima Tomoyuki to demonstrate Wacom's Cintiq 27QHD touch in their latest live drawing video. Check out the results after the jump.
Kingdom Hearts HD II.5 ReMIX arrives in Japan on October 2nd, with the PlayStation 3 exclusive set to be released in western territories. Square Enix ran a Twitter campaign to cheer on director/designer Tetsuya Nomura as he sketched Sora. The sped-up results have now been shared on Youtube. Get a look after the jump.
In tablet maker Wacom's latest live painting video, animation director/character designer Adachi Shingo (Sword Art Online, Working!!) demonstrates the use of their Cintiq 24HD touch. Get a look after the jump.
Hatsune Miku's 39ch has posted a look at Nidy-2D-'s digital art process in which, over the course of seven days, they illustrated the blue haired Vocaloid. Get a look after the jump.
Fairy Tail author Hiro Mashima had a new treat for Twitter follows this week, a look into his work coloring one of sketches. Get a look after the jump.