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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #890 on: November 10, 2014, 09:35:42 pm
Hey, sketchers.

(wow, new p2D avatar yaaayyyy)



So, I'm creating a catalog in Adobe Indesign, at work, and . . . it's going . . . really well. REALLY ENJOYING IT

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #891 on: November 11, 2014, 06:20:15 pm
Those catalogs just wanna hug you bro.
At least the pain is giving you some inspiration.

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wow, new p2D avatar
Crazy right?
I had the same avatar since I signed up.
Change is good.

One of these days I will actually take the time to comment on all the great art in this thread....
Today is not that day... :blind:

And knowing that it is, we seek what it is... ~ Aristotle, Posterior Analytics, Chapter 1

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #892 on: November 12, 2014, 08:59:03 am
Been following your stuff on tumblr Ellian, loving the spear lady. :)

Very cool avatar Piledriver, it's like working from a glitchy Rorschach Splotch.

I've just finished study, so I have some oil paint studies to share,


Not all of them work 100% (bottom middle i'm looking at you) but they were a fun exercise all up.

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #893 on: November 12, 2014, 09:21:51 pm


More costume studies, grabbed a propaganda depiction of the Chinese before the boxer rebellion, clothes that people wore during the Tiananmen protests, and a tvtropes cover example of a Japanese stereotypical depiction of a Chinese girl.

Anyone know a picture of a real-life Chinese girl with the Japanese-origin stereotype of 'odango hair'?

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #894 on: November 18, 2014, 06:40:42 am
And knowing that it is, we seek what it is... ~ Aristotle, Posterior Analytics, Chapter 1

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #895 on: November 18, 2014, 10:10:26 am


Made this study after an amusing find of an unconvincing attempt at an Asian setting  :crazy:

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #896 on: November 18, 2014, 09:37:44 pm
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Very cool avatar Piledriver, it's like working from a glitchy Rorschach Splotch.
The initial image was created with a random pixel generator I have been coding.
It's a fun base to start with.
I plan on doing a thread about it sometime soon.  :blind:

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I've just finished study, so I have some oil paint studies to share,
Dope.
Nice to see some physical stuff in here.

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Anyone know a picture of a real-life Chinese girl with the Japanese-origin stereotype of 'odango hair'?
I did it.
I won the prize.


I'll admit that was somewhat difficult.
While it exists, it's definitely an iconic protrusion.
It looks cute, therefore people repeat it.
And knowing that it is, we seek what it is... ~ Aristotle, Posterior Analytics, Chapter 1

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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #897 on: November 18, 2014, 11:06:10 pm
Now I'm curious. I reverse searched this and the image was related to a Bun festival in Hong Kong, not the hairstyle, but the food 'bun'.  The background also makes me curious as I wasn't sure if that festival was in China proper as some people don't look ethnic Chinese  :-\

Attempting to search in Chinese got me interesting results. My only leads where that it was called 'Ox horns' in Chinese, but no sources provided me the actual chinese words for them, so I took a shot in the dark and looked up the characters for the individual words in a dictionary, got "牛角发型, which got me pretty close to what I think I'm looking for.

http://img1.gtimg.com/lady/pics/hv1/184/251/889/57871414.jpg
http://img1.gtimg.com/lady/pics/hv1/184/251/889/57871414.jpg
http://www.lady8844.com/h017/h82/img201110141102401.jpg
http://img1.mplife.com/2011/8/31/561a2b27-7b25-4ddc-b178-1a3e692b33c2.JPG
http://photocdn.sohu.com/20090715/Img265223685.jpg
http://www.spzn123.com/huazhuang/UploadFiles_7936/201404/2014040911380007.jpg
http://009.img.haxiu.com/allimg/110822/530_110822145644_1.jpg

They don't look anything like how the Japanese draw them, but I'll trust that they're called ox horns from what little text I'm able to read, some of these are very literal too  :lol:

I should attempt searches in foreign languages more often to get results different from what English-language searches usually give me
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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #898 on: November 19, 2014, 01:46:56 am
Searching for "Odango", "Odango Buns" or "Double Buns" gives plenty results  (not chinese girls though). Most look absolutely hideous with them though.

Japanese... the term seems to be "お団子二つ" there, or at least I get good results with that on Google.

Wikipedia says "Chinese paintings of children have frequently depicted girls as having matching ox horns, while boys have a single bun in the back.", so I think the depiction comes from that and is supposed to show a certain element of innocence.
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Re: The Daily Sketch

Reply #899 on: November 20, 2014, 09:26:54 am
I was looking at a movie named 大明劫 (i.e. "Fall of Ming"), and I think I have a good feel for what Chinese interiors look like.

Also realized that the odango hair stereotype partially came from the 14-17th century. People back then over there wore cloth wrapped on top of the hair buns, though most of them had only one bun. The practice may or may not have been made illegal in the next Qing dynasty so it might be only a renaissance-period thing. I found this kid though, has what I'm also looking for, which I'll trust is a historically accurate example

Anyways, I made another study absorbing what I can from the movie. I'll trust that it's acceptably accurate if it is made by and for a Chinese audience with reasonable expectation that it makes sense to them

(forgot that I uploaded a 3x version to tinypic. oh well.)
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