Monday, April 25, 2011

The Future Boy Conan

So, I just finished watching Hayao Miyazaki's 1978 TV series The Future Boy Conan and I'm absolutely stunned by the quality exhibited in this show both in its narrative qualities and in the background artwork and animation. 

 The story starts after world war III devastates the planet, sinking the continents and killing billions of people "in an instant", as the opening describes.

A boy named Conan grows up on an island with his grandfather 20 years after the war. For him life was peaceful but his grandfather worries that they may be the last humans left on Earth...

...until a young girl named Lana washes up on the beach.

And then adventure ensues.

I won't get into plot specifics, but I'll post pictures from the series that exemplify what is so great about it.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Photoshop sketch

I'm still not entirely pleased with drawing in Photoshop on a tablet. I have a hunch that drawing on a tablet with a screen on it would be easier to get what I have in mind on the computer.