FMA translation for Faith, part 2

faitherinhicks:

philknall:

A while ago I translated some Full Metal Alchemist sketch pages for Faith Erin Hicks (if you don’t know her, do click that link)

I just got a few volumes of the reprints for myself (1-3 and 5), so I’ll put up the sketch pages (which are on the inside covers of the volumes) here and translate them. I apologize if any of the spellings are off, I watched the anime a long time again when I was already somewhat proficient in Japanese, and read the manga exclusively in the original, so I am not used to the English spellings. 

Volume 1:

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(top center) Fullmetal Alchemist

(top left) Initial Ed designs

(top right) Ed’s automail armor took more time to design than his face.

(center) Coat design ①

(mid right) Ed design ②. Too adult.

(in square frame) Ed’s back

(above cross) Flamel’s cross.

(bottom) Coat desing ② Almost there.

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(top) Initial automail design. Too messy.

(bottom) Automail design ② Too simple.

Volume 2

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(top left) Al design ① Already has a note saying “equivalent exchange.”

(right) equivalent exchange

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(top left) Roar.

(top right) Al design ②

(Center) The all-important remote. Don’t let the bad guys have it!

(framed) Alchemist (younger brother)

(below frame) Al design ③ Getting pretty close!

Volume 5

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(top left) The Elrick brothers’ mentor: This one!

(top right) dreads

(mid left) These are [designs] that I FAXed to my editor around the beginning of the run, to give him an idea of upcoming characters. [Izumi’s] visual appearance settled down really quick.

(mid right) The protagonist brothers’ mentor. Of the “to train the spirit, one must start with the body” mindset.
She is being a housewife in some place or other.
30s-40s.

(bottom left) This is a rough from my sketchbook, from a time when I wasn’t even thinking about the series yet. I was just zoning out, doodling various female characters. Pretty sure this is the base [for this character].

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Izumi’s design settled down really, really quickly. Thus, I have very few design sketches of her’s. 

But that won’t do, so here’s a few initial roughs of Cornello.

← I really like his evil face.

Awesome, thanks Phil! I love seeing this development stuff that comes with the large format FMA volumes (sadly only available in Japanese). Holy snap, look at Arakawa’s original design of Al. O_o 

clausesart:

Quick flat doodles of my fav ladies from their respected webcomics~
Vix from Dream*Scar 
Avril from Soul to Call
Bean from Lapse
Bethan from Chirault


AAAAAAAA that dorky-Bean smile is PERFECT.

clausesart:

Quick flat doodles of my fav ladies from their respected webcomics~

Vix from Dream*Scar

Avril from Soul to Call

Bean from Lapse

Bethan from Chirault

AAAAAAAA that dorky-Bean smile is PERFECT.

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rianabonana:

REVIVING AN OLD UNFUNNY THING I MADE TWO YEARS AGO AND MADE IT BETTER

and because Alyssa told me to

lf you look at these from left to right he’s like “h/o just let me get comfortable” and then he does and a spotlight comes on.

When l first designed Bean l thought l was going to make her eyes on the smaller side.


Welp. 

When l first designed Bean l thought l was going to make her eyes on the smaller side.

Welp. 

rianabonana:

alexandertheswell:

dailyriana:

Quick monotone sketch before I run some errands.

is this sonic adventure

yes

religiousmom:

do you ever wanna listen to music but every song is just not the right song

(via pigeonsimba)

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anatomicalart:

briannacherrygarcia:

itscourtoon:

bathsabbath:

thorhugs:

compactcarl:

egriz:

im not even an artist and these prices are hurting my feelings 

This is what I have to dig through every time I look for new jobs to apply for.

For non-artists, let’s give you a little perspective.

For me, an illustration takes a bare minimum of 6 hours. Mind you, that’s JUST the drawing part. Not the research, or the communications, or gathering information. Just drawing.

That’s if it’s a simple illustration.

My art deco or more detailed stuff can take 20+ hours each.

Even simple, cartoony things still take at least 3 hours.

Let’s go with the second one. 2 illustrations for $25. Figuring 6 hours each. 12 hours total, for JUST the drawings. That’s approximately $2.08/hour. 

Asking these prices is an insult. But what’s even more hurtful is there are people out there that will take these jobs. Which only encourages rates like this to be acceptable. And there are people who will try to say these are just what you have to do to get started.

I believed that. So my first coloring gigs were just $10/page. The day someone offered me $25/page for just flatting work, I realized just how wrong I’d been. I’m still not making the rates I’d like, but now I refuse anything below $25/page. Because there is value in my time.

In any standardized industry, even ones that pay piece rate over hourly, these numbers are criminal.

Do your fellow artists a favor. Never accept jobs like these. There are others that pay legitimate rates. Or at least closer to legitimate.

Such baby bullshit. Don’t even get out of bed for these rates.

    If you are an artist who wants to make money off their art, I highly suggest you buy The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook. It goes in depth about copyright issues and even contains contract and model release templates. The 2013 book *I believe* states the average professional charges $72 an hour. This article calculated that to make a 40k annual salary you would need to charge about $60 per hour.

  After graduating from Art Center in 2012, I think I asked for somewhere between $35-45 an hour and got laughed at by multiple big name clients, which was infuriating, sadly expected, and terrifying with over $100K worth of student loans staring me in the face. If they tell you it will be “great exposure” that’s a red flag. Ask yourself how their exposure can compare to your Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Flickr and Facebook pages combined? 

And when you do get a decent paying gig, PROTECT YOURSELF. You have the right to negotiate and revise a contract. Do not start a job until you have a contract signed. If they don’t provide you with one, MAKE ONE. And make sure you have your bases covered. You can specify in a contract that maybe two revisions are included in your cost, and if they ask you to revise the piece more than twice, they will have to pay extra. In terms of payment schedule, I usually do the 50/50 Method (50% before, 50% after) or the 3/3/3 Method (1/3 before, 1/3 in the middle, 1/3 after all work has been received). Both of those are pretty standard in the industry, as they guarantee you will get compensated for your time, even if the job goes bad.

Remember you have a skill, and you have spent time honing that skill and you deserve to be adequately paid for that time and effort. You will have clients dismiss you because, honest to God they think, “Well, I could do that if I wanted. Hell, my five year old does it now.” No they can’t, because they didn’t, they don’t, they won’t and they probably never will. And good luck hiring a five year old. They can’t keep a fucking deadline.

And in a last ditch effort they’ll say, “But that drawing only took you an hour!” Son, that drawing took me 20. fucking. years.

10 Dollars for 1 minute of animation.  Oh my god my heart.  It took my team 6 months and a team of 12 to make a 4 minute short. 

The Graphic Artist’s Guild Handbook

I second this book! I’ve had it for several years now, and it’s been a HUGE help in my work as a freelance artist. It gives great advice on what to charge for different areas of art!

Please remember. Your art is worth a respectable payment! Accepting ridiculously low prices actually hurts the arts/illustration/animation communities because it makes employers believe they can employ people without offering decent pay.


Check the internet if you need help figuring out what you should be charging for your commissions. Invest in the books that will inform you professionally, and put your foot down if you think someone is trying to cheat you out of your time and hard work.
You have a right to refuse a job, and/or request decent payment. If your employer denies a you decent pay, well then they’re probably not a very good employer.
Do not undersell your skills. it is bad for the art community and you are worth more then that.

(via rommierin)

dailyriana:

Teaser for my graphic novel! Right now it’s in the process of having its script finalized (fixing plot-holes, adjusting dialogue, changing scenes, etc.) This novel demands close to 1000 pages, so the aforementioned editing will take some time! Thank you all for your patience, and I hope you enjoy!