We’re All In This Collectively

Think about this if you’ll – you’re beneath the management of a dictator who oversees your each transfer. They inform you that it’s a must to stay inside a good vary of numbers, measured in your blood. You may be examined on these numbers each day, typically many instances a day. You have to not eat till they check you to see if you’re worthy. As soon as they determine you are worthy (this time), they inform you which meals you possibly can eat and make you measure what number of carbs are within the meals and the way a lot medication to take with the meals. You possibly can by no means simply mindlessly eat. You have to not train, and even go for a weekend stroll or household outing, with out their permission, and even then, it’s a must to flip round and go dwelling at any time when they demand. Whereas everybody round you is carefree and impulsive, it’s a must to check and verify and plan each single factor you do in your life, primarily based on these numbers.

Day and evening, you commonly should jam a needle into your finger, or reply to the machine connected to your physique that’s alarming and screaming at you to verify it. Every day it’s a must to take medication and/or injections and/or put on one other machine, the entire time. To appease the dictator it’s a must to hold updated with when it’s time to alter the machine’s paraphernalia, even when it hurts, even when it’s extremely costly, even if you happen to by no means be at liberty, needles and cannulas and plastic hanging out of your physique. You watch numbers and pecentages and graphs, to see if you’re being a ‘good’ individual or not, to see in case your long term well being will probably be affected by your successes and failures…

In the event you get sick, the dictator will get in the best way, shouting, ‘Have a look at me! What about me!!’ making you even sicker than different individuals, generally ending up in hospital attributable to problems. When occasions like covid-19 hit the world, they make you frightened that you simply received’t be capable to get the medical provides you’ll want to survive; that you’ll die if you happen to get sick; that you’re much more alone and remoted than standard…

They stand over you, this loud, pushy dictator, shaking their fists and yelling, ‘In the event you don’t do what I say, you’ll lose your legs, go blind, find yourself on dialysis, change into impotent, have a useless child, harm the entire nerves in your physique, have a stroke and die 15 years too early. In the event you attempt to keep away from these items and go the opposite manner, if you happen to don’t get all the things RIGHT, you’ll really feel such as you’re dying anyway, mendacity on the ground in a pool of sweat, shaking and shivering, feeling terrified and alone.’

It’s a bit like being in everlasting covid-19 isolation…

You possibly can’t escape the dictator. You possibly can’t cover from them. You possibly can’t ignore them. All the pieces you do is tainted and impacted by them, due to them, for them. You might be intimately linked, you’re one, however you want they’d skulk away.

Worse nonetheless, no one sees this. No one is aware of the ache you are feeling, the struggles, the sense of loneliness…and actually, many individuals make jokes about your dictator. They even blame you for having to stay with it – you have been too fats, ate an excessive amount of, didn’t train – you let the frigging factor into your life. And so, they make memes, they speak about your lack of ‘compliance’, they chortle whilst you sit and cry.

In fact, you inform your family members concerning the dictator and they’re sympathetic and type, and but, they’ll by no means know what it’s actually wish to stay with this creature. Typically, you are feeling like all you do is speak about it, complain, stress, fear…and that if you happen to don’t cease speaking, everybody will shut off from you, cease listening, depart you behind…

Regardless of your entire phrases, no one actually understands. Besides others who additionally stay with their very own dictator. Others who know the sensation of them sneaking up behind you, unseen till it’s too late. Others who know what it’s like to finish up with one of many problems you have been warned about. Others who know what it’s like to look at the clock, every second like an hour, every tremble, every bead of sweat, every anxious, irrational thought, every morsel of meals shoved down in a frenzy, leaving you exhausted. Others who know the rollercoaster of dwelling a life between the highs and the lows. Others who know what it’s wish to depend on know-how to stay, connected to machines, depending on the inexpensive provide of life-giving drugs and units.

And don’t even get me began on what it’s wish to stay with this dictator if you happen to have no entry to life-saving drugs and units. In the event you stay in poverty or violence or a rustic with out steady authorities. In case you are discriminated in opposition to for any cause. If in case you have disabilities or are usually not privileged and don’t have easy accessibility to what you’ll want to appease the dictator…don’t even get me began on that…

So, right here’s the key to survival on this regime – it’s others, the connections, the somebody’s face and recognising your self of their eyes, the kindness of one other individual saying, ‘Sure! My dictator does that too!’ making issues appear much less problematic, studying to grasp your dicator, even studying to like them, to see them as a part of you, to speak with them and work with them, fairly than in opposition to them, that adjustments all the things.

Whenever you stroll by way of life with others who actually perceive your lived experiences, you possibly can create a world the place there may be happiness and peace alongside the troublesome days, the place you possibly can look your dictator within the eye and say, ‘Pay attention mate, let’s do our greatest and be form to one another,’ the place you possibly can cope with no matter they throw at you, the place you’re alright, even perhaps higher than alright, the place you possibly can attain out to a different human being and say, ‘I do know, it’s actually shit, I really feel like that too, however all the things’s going to be alright,’ smile at your dictator and take his/her hand in yours, bruised fingers, drained thoughts, joyful coronary heart – as a result of, we’re all on this collectively.

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立中式速繪 動態姿勢繪圖技巧 ポーズが描ければ 動きも描ける たてなか流クイックスケッチ


作者: 立中順平  
出版社:楓書坊 |譯者: 游若琪
出版日期:2020/09/30
ISBN:9789863776314
規格:平裝 / 217頁 / 19 x 25.7 x 1.08 cm / 普通級 / 部份全彩 / 初版
定價:420元|優惠價:79折332元
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●本書特色
  ◎從心態及觀念養成開始,1-5分鐘,新手也能立馬上手的「立中式速繪教學」。
  ◎58部插圖教學影片免費下載,新手可一步步反覆學習,書末更附有作品集供創作者參考。
  ◎3大章節、逾200張速繪圖,講解觀察人物技巧、速繪重點及提升風格的小撇步。
速繪人物的基礎三堂課:
  ➊ 建立正確的心態
  不要想畫「正確」,而是要「輕鬆地多畫一些」,
  所謂的觀察力,只是「知識」和「經驗」的累積,
  熟悉自然就會,真的畫不出來的時候,只觀察也行。
  因為#魅力十足的圖,和技巧或常識毫無關係。#
  藉由觀察獲得的經驗和記憶,會轉換成「現實感」並活在作品中。
  不斷畫速繪,就能培養出短時間內掌握特徵的能力。
 
  ➋ 練習簡單畫全身的速繪技巧▁▁火柴人練習
  ⑴ 將全身分成15個部位,
  用2D畫全身,
  「頭 部、胸部、骨盤」是橢圓形。
  「上臂、下臂、大腿、小腿、手、腳」是線條。
  用D字形畫胸廓、軀幹和髖部,塑造印象,
  部位和部位之間留下空白,
  就能輕鬆畫出姿勢。
 
  ⑵ 注意基本結構,不要注意輪廓和細節
  看全身:那個人在做什麼?你有什麼感覺?
  看部位:位置和傾斜度?有什麼功用?
  簡單大膽地畫,鎖定在動作和使用身體的方式。
 
  ⑶ 立體化
  畫出火柴人的2D表現方式,稱作Shape,
  接下來要把平面添加立體的資訊,
  讓Shape有厚度(深度),
  只要畫出縱向的中心線,以及表示膨度的橫向曲線,
  就能變成有厚度和方向性的立體物。
 
  ⑷ 創造不對稱平衡
  全身的節奏和動線是一種流線感。
  盡量避免線條左右對稱,
  大原則是:弧線的對面必然是直線。
 
  ➌掌握印象,最後的風格和情緒添加
  這個人正在做¬「什麼」(動作)?他有「什麼樣」的感受(感情)?
  動作和感情,就是本書所說的動態。
  習慣用少量線條畫全身的思考方式後,就加入動線(flow)的觀點吧!
  不同的曲線會流暢地引導視線。
  彎度深的曲線會用慢節奏,彎度淺的曲線會用快節奏來引導視線。
  將線條加上粗細,就會產生強弱,成為更有趣味性的圖。
 
  本書從心態建立到步驟教學,
  不到20秒就能完成一幅速繪,
  附上58張速繪插圖影片,
  從空白至完稿,一筆一畫的繪畫過程全呈現,
  供學習者一遍一遍觀看臨摹,
  零基礎也沒問題。
 
  每次畫的速繪都是僅有一次的體驗,
  是當下你所能畫出的線條所構成的,
  請輕鬆享受速繪的樂趣吧!
 
◆作者簡介    
立中順平    
  日本岡山縣人。
  1993年開始在Disney Animation Japan擔任動畫師。
  後來進入Answer Studio,目前是自由工作者。
 
  曾參與《跳跳虎歷險記》(Disney)、《棒球大聯盟》(電視版)、《鑽石王牌》、《YURI !!!on ICE》、《佐賀偶像是傳奇》等作品。
 
  目前以動作作畫導演的身分參與各個作品的製作,是負責運動動畫動作表現的資深動畫師。
▼黑介紹
由曾經在華特迪士尼動畫工作室與日本動畫公司Answer Studio的日本資深動畫師立中順平撰寫的速繪教學書
教學主張「不要只在意正確,而是要畫出具有魅力的人物。」
在正確的觀念下,不斷的練習速繪,來培養出掌握特徵的能力。
本書分3個章節
第一章節:速繪繪畫 P1-73.
1-1:速繪的觀念介紹
1-2:速繪人物的重點
1-3:掌握印象
第二章節:繪畫技巧P75-145.
2-1:速繪的各種技巧
2-2:身體局部與衣服
2-3:邁向下一步,動態的掌握
第三章節:速繪作品集P151-218.
收錄立中老師3年來的速繪作品。
▼黑書評
多數速寫教學書都很吃繪畫基礎,在沒有人物基礎的前提下會很難入門。
本書教學另闢蹊徑在以沒有基礎的前提下,講解如何學習速繪
內文資訊量雖然大,但搭配簡化好上手的範例
對新手來說比較好入門,實際操作也不會太挫折
推薦給想讓人物動態更有魅力的學習者們~
這本很不錯用~~~

Design College students’ Summer season Break

With summer break fast approaching, graphic design students like me are trying to figure out productive ways to spend their time. Work for money? Work for experience? Summer classes?

I’ve spent the past few months doing everything I can to
find an internship this summer. Finding a company that isn’t an MLM and will
actually pay good money for your design work is tough. Luckily, graphic design
is a field that’s in demand, so there are a lot of good options out there.

The other option for getting design experience during the summer
break is freelance work, but that comes with its own slew of issues. There’s
nothing worse than beginning to work with a client and getting excited for a
project just for them to look at you with a face like the Surprised Pikachu Meme
when you start to discuss cost.

With two weeks left in the semester, here’s hoping we figure
something out soon!