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Catrine's Art Studio / Re: Marvel Portfolio
« on: Yesterday at 01:30:06 AM »
Thank you, its good to know my art is appriciated.

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Catrine's Art Studio / Re: Marvel Portfolio
« on: September 18, 2018, 11:37:13 PM »
Congrats, that's awesome! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us....and savvy marketing on the custom portfolio folder! Excellent!

Good luck on the testing....please post what happens....

Oh trust me, if it leads to something substantial you guys will get to hear about it! I dont think I could keep quiet about such a thing... it would be such a dream come true for me.

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Catrine's Art Studio / Re: Marvel Portfolio
« on: September 17, 2018, 11:35:54 AM »
You art is stunning, Sakuya! That GwenPool pic is so joyful and clever, and the Art Nouveau Batgirl is gorgeous! You won that contest fair and square! :clap:

Well I wasnt the only one to win, the contest had a few "pitstops". One part was on the friday afternoon, one on the saturday morning (which I entered), one on saturday afternoon and same on the sunday. All in all I think he probably should have talked to about 24-30 persons. I dont know if it was a lot of people who tried out or not But yea, still to be chosen of just those numbers is big.
And he talked about testing me! It might not lead to a job, its hard for them to hire people overseas...but maybe I could get to do something for them, or get some sort of contact.

Oh, I forgot to post the folder I customized. I hoped it would be eyecatching and help me get the meeting, and it sure was a success! :biggrin:

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Catrine's Art Studio / Marvel Portfolio
« on: September 17, 2018, 06:59:34 AM »
There was a comicon this weekend in Stockholm and they held a sort of contest where C.B. Cebulski, the boss of marvel, would look at your portfolios and choose a few people to talk to. I was one of the chosen people to get a private meeting with him! I am so over the moon about being praised by him. Some people in the shoutbox wished to see the art of the portfolio that I made so I decided to post them here.






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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: September 11, 2018, 02:35:58 AM »
There is a trailer out now. I saw it yesterday. I have to say I feel sorry for the vas, they sound really good but the animation is so bland. There is so much emotion in the VAs voices but the transformation sequence is devoid of emotion, the va sound like she really is transforming but the animation is like swish swish swosh ok Im She-ra.
Oh and all the (removed - Wuvmykitties) lensflares! I tend to like lensflares but they do not use them well here.

Edited to remove semi-foul language..don't circumvent the swear censor by replacing certain letters with others or use asterisks - Wuvmykitties

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Off Topic / Re: Where do you get your doll news?
« on: August 12, 2018, 11:42:39 PM »
I stalk mh arenas too. There is usually a few people wanting to discuss news here so its a good indicator.

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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: August 01, 2018, 12:27:49 AM »
I want future generations of girls to get this encouragement too when they go through the same thing.
But if there are no feminine girls in media left, how will they get this encouragement?

I agree! 
I'll still check out the series, just to see if they made any last minute changes, and also to see how good it is.  When does it start again?

Some time in november.

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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: July 31, 2018, 04:20:52 PM »
Agree to disagree. :biggrin:

This She-ra design obviously upsets you more then I care about defending it. And I really don’t want to get into a long winded debate about muscles and fat pads. That could go on forever and would be completely off topic, but I digress, I really don’t think it’s that bad nor do I think it’s defemanising. Maybe my view of feminine is too broad, but I don’t need her to appear as super pretty or super feminine to enjoy her as a character. She’s different and that makes her interesting to me. At this point I just want to wait and see how the show turns out.

The only real grievance I have with the show is that color wise it’s very blah.

Yea I have no wish to argue about it either. I do apologize if I seem to come of to agressively. I sadly have a tendancy to seem that way even when I dont mean to.
It's just that I see this trend in nearly everything in media, such as comics and tv shows and it worries me. When I was a kid, I loved shows like Sailor Moon and Starla and the jewelriders because they were female and feminine. They showed me that girls can be badass and it helped me through times when boys bullied me and said girls were lame and couldnt do anything good.
I want future generations of girls to get this encouragement too when they go through the same thing.
But if there are no feminine girls in media left, how will they get this encouragement?

And look, I dont mind there being different bodytypes in shows, I do welcome it, but I still think females should be recognizable you know. Look at Overwatch and Steven universe, they got a ton of different shapes, but you can still see they are female. (well some SU charas are questionable but still). And thats awesome.

And for a character named SHE, it feels backward that she look like a he.

I do question though how much the She-Ra reboot goes by real world logic...I mean, look at Glimmer... Do you think someone as fat as her would be able to lead a rebellion? Much less get through a battle? I feel like it was just to fill a body shape quota... Even Steven universe did a better job as Rose Quartz looked more bulky than fat.

Ah sorry, I am thinking too much about this... its not easy to not do that as all of this affects the communities I am in...Im an artist trying to get a job in something but its hard to break into sjw filled buisnesses...

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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: July 31, 2018, 10:52:41 AM »
So...What is with everyone’s obsession with She-ra’s boobs?  :lol:

To say that she doesn't look feminine because she falls under a body type not usually seen for Western animated female characters kind of implies that there is only one female body type that is feminine, the full body hour-glass, and that just feels so limiting. As does the idea that if they don’t have a large chest they are suddenly a child. Boobs like people come in all sizes.

I grew up watching the old He-man and She-ra cartoons and personally I am happy to see She-ra looking like she can kick butt now and not just pose dramatically. (Watch the old shows, seriously, watch them, they are so bad and full of more dramatic posing then a runway show) I am greatly looking forward to this show and I am seriously hoping it doesn’t suck. She-ra not having large boobs and hips and looking like she’s 30 pretending to be 16 is literally the last thing I am concerned about.

No, that is not at all what people are implying!
It's just that men and women do have differenses in their physique and build, men usually have more boxy builds while women have more curves and softer builds. Of course there are overlapses but those are rarer.

The issue here is that they used a male build for She-ra. The technique they used to draw her is often used to illustrate boys.
There is a fault in the logic when you do this to a character whos essence is built on her gender. She is called She-Ra, she was supposed to appeal to girls, she is He-mans twin and female counter part.

It feels even wierder to have Adora, who is shown to be pretty curvy, transform into a male body and don the name She-ra. Its not even meant to go all the way like in Mahou shoujo ore. (A comedy anime about girls transforming into magical guys to fight muscle squirrels)

I have to argue that girls can kick butt and still look feminine. And Ill prove it!


This is my edit of their design.


This is my own redesign.

Nice artwork.

Now on to the nitty gritty.

Aside from a few key difference, men and women have the same anatomy. That nipped in waist women have is the result of our wider pelvic bones for child birthing. But like men, women’s shoulders are still wider then their hips. Muscle development in the upper area will of course will make their shoulders wider and give them a more ‘boyish’ look. Look at Olympic gymnast and swimmers. Female athletes who use their upper bodies more have a more male like shape due to muscle development. They also lack definitive boobs because, breast are mostly fat and that burns away with the development of pectoral muscles. Most female body builders end up getting breast implants because they won’t have any breasts without them.

Now, this is a fantasy cartoon. By all accounts, they did not have to go by real world logic, but they did and I applaud them for that. To me that is what good character design does. It draws from real life and uses that to tell a visual story about the character. She-ra is athletic and strong and still very much a young women, still developing, still growing.

You are partially right, but partially wrong too. The skeletons may have the very similar build and some defining shapes are because of fats, but those are integral differences of the genders anatomy. Men just dont put on fat on the hips in the same way women do. And a woman cant gain muscles in the same capacity of men. And even on female athletes you will still be able to see that they are women.(as long as they arent taking stereoids and stuff like that, but thats not what She-ra is supposed to be.)
And I have to bring up the SDCC She-ra, she was well built with muscles, but you could still she she was female.

Yes it is a fantasy cartoon, but I have to argue that they dont use real world logic. I am calling into question if they even made her more athletic/muscular as shera at all. she have no definition to her limbs. If she truely just got buff, she should have defined muscles. And since it is a fantasy show, I also have to argue that there is no need to give her muscles or defeminize her since she is getting stronger with magic anyway.

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Off Topic / Re: Princess Comic Action Figures
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:42:06 AM »
Uh... those smiles make them look a tad too manic for my taste...  I prefer the posket figures so ill pass on these.

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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:56:13 AM »
So...What is with everyone’s obsession with She-ra’s boobs?  :lol:

To say that she doesn't look feminine because she falls under a body type not usually seen for Western animated female characters kind of implies that there is only one female body type that is feminine, the full body hour-glass, and that just feels so limiting. As does the idea that if they don’t have a large chest they are suddenly a child. Boobs like people come in all sizes.

I grew up watching the old He-man and She-ra cartoons and personally I am happy to see She-ra looking like she can kick butt now and not just pose dramatically. (Watch the old shows, seriously, watch them, they are so bad and full of more dramatic posing then a runway show) I am greatly looking forward to this show and I am seriously hoping it doesn’t suck. She-ra not having large boobs and hips and looking like she’s 30 pretending to be 16 is literally the last thing I am concerned about.

No, that is not at all what people are implying!
It's just that men and women do have differenses in their physique and build, men usually have more boxy builds while women have more curves and softer builds. Of course there are overlapses but those are rarer.

The issue here is that they used a male build for She-ra. The technique they used to draw her is often used to illustrate boys.
There is a fault in the logic when you do this to a character whos essence is built on her gender. She is called She-Ra, she was supposed to appeal to girls, she is He-mans twin and female counter part.

It feels even wierder to have Adora, who is shown to be pretty curvy, transform into a male body and don the name She-ra. Its not even meant to go all the way like in Mahou shoujo ore. (A comedy anime about girls transforming into magical guys to fight muscle squirrels)

I have to argue that girls can kick butt and still look feminine. And Ill prove it!


This is my edit of their design.


This is my own redesign.

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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: July 26, 2018, 12:11:57 AM »
is anyone else bothered by how in the She-Ra screenshot it looks like the long part of her hair looks disconnected from her head? Maybe it'll look better in motion, but just looking at the still of it is really weird.

Yea I have seen people call it a hair cape XD

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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: July 23, 2018, 12:53:06 PM »
It worries me that so many of the female figures of the new reboots are loosing their femininity.

The voluminous hair? The ruffle around the waist? She looks like a teenage athlete. That doesn't mean that she's 'loosing her femininity' [sic]. It just means that she doesn't look like a Cosmopolitan covergirl. She's dressed age-appropriately for both the character and the audience, and her body is a more realistic style than chesty, nipped-waist She-ra from the 80s.

Voluminous hair and ruffles arent all that makes what makes a girl. Today guys have long hair and some wear ruffles too.
It is not her outfit I am critesizing either, although it could do with some improving of the details. Problem with the "age approperiate" is that its so hard to tell what age she is actually supposed to be. As Adora she look between 16-19ish, but as She-ra she look like 10-12. If she is 12, yes its age approperiate, but then her Adora form is very wierd.
Hpw does it make sense for her to have curves and then transform to get square?
She actually get the anatomy of a boy. You can both easily make a slim and buffed girl without sacrificing her feminine anatomy, but they didnt they opted for a boy form.
That do not fit when She-ra is supposed to embody the feminine. And even female athletes have some curves, and she sure dont look like one.

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I would love to see this happening! Use MH for villains and Eah for the good guys!

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Off Topic / Re: Netflix She-Ra Animated Series
« on: July 19, 2018, 02:19:22 PM »
Im sorry, I am gonna be a bit of a downer but I dislike it. I have little to no issues with the design elements themselves but I find the charas poorly executed. She-ra shifts between looking like a 16 year old girl and a 10 year old muscle boy. It worries me that so many of the female figures of the new reboots are loosing their femininity.
Dont get me wrong, I am not out to hate it because of nostalgia or something like that, I never watched the original. And there are somethings I do like, like Bows new design. But at the same time... It kinda feel like forced diversity?
Shouldnt it be better to just create a new chara instead and leave all old charas as they are, no matter what race?
I hope noone is gonna take offense to what Im saying, I have no wish to argue or fight, I just wanted state my opinion. I am ok with people liking it and having other opinions on it, and as said there are things I do like but I think they could have been executed better.
Im really sad about this, I wanted to get into the new She-ra cartoon but as it is, I wont be able to.

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Off Topic / Re: Amazon boycott?
« on: July 12, 2018, 12:40:43 PM »
How disgusting! Where is the respect for the employees? They are supposed to be employees, not slaves! :(

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Monster Discussion / Re: Positivity for the reboot?
« on: July 10, 2018, 04:41:32 AM »
I like the werewolves new wolf forms. I wish they could have made a big werewolf figure of Clawdeen.

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Ever After High Discussion / Re: EAH hands
« on: July 09, 2018, 01:27:55 AM »
All the Wonderland girls have gloved hands except Getting Fairest Maddie

And Mirror Beach Maddie (no gloved hands).

I think the newer one, the Back to School Maddie, has normal hands.  I kind of want to say near the end, they stopped with the colored hands entirely.

Thank you guys! Follow-up question, does Apple White have any other skin matches?

Duchess is a very close match to Apple.

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Did they even get new faces? I was waiting to see them but I havent seen anything outside of the first promos we saw...

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Monster Discussion / Re: Fakies! Thread 2.0
« on: June 12, 2018, 11:55:15 PM »
Eeei! I was able to find and buy a Circa Magica on ebay! Yaay!
Im totally headcanoning her to be eahs resident mahou shoujo and half sister of Casta.

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