yep, i had to refer to her art book info over and over again just to confirm. i like them both actually, but i find Kaname more appealing to me because...i kinda see myself in his place^^
i used to be overly obsessed with Hino's style, but after being overly discriminated and criticized, i had to change. she is still my number one inspiration~ i love everything about her art, her plots, her twists, her hidden meanings, everything! Hino's just too full of surprises^^ but now, my art style is more based between Hino(VK), Fujiwara(KWMS!)and of my own..im still keeping an eye if people will someday see the difference with my style and Hino's
yup^^ my cousin bought it for me since i live far from manila..then my older brother whose living somewhere near greenhills bought me a secondhand volume set of vk(1-12)from sulit.com.ph. not that it's something to brag about, i don't do that. ah, it'd be better if you'd read it first...there's just too much skipping in the anime..both are good, but i do think the manga itself, is better^^
ever since i discovered Hino, it has been really hard for me to do "moe" illustrations ; u ; (since my art style has always been serious, dark or has something behind it OTL)but now im working on ONE illustration that's moe..seeing that it's something most shojo mangakas do..
Haha I can't believe you got one. There's NO way that my mom would allow me to since "she hates vampires" (were actually devoted Christians, though) =_= Well, I once watch the anime and the manga at the same time once. Yeah, the anime does skip a lot (they even change some spaces I mean what do you call it?).
Hmm I used to draw "moe" (no not the shojo ones but art styles from shonen/seinen animes full of girls that targets male audience). I also used to draw gothic lolitas (or even bunnies), black clothes, etc. because of this mangaka but right now my style became a bit..um lighter. I kinda lost interest in drawing gothic stuffs these days.
Um..you said you wanted to become a mangaka right? What kind of stories are you gonna write?
well, neither do i. my parents don't like vampires and other supernatural things, we're devoted Christians too. but we put respect in each and everyone's interests. i was able to convince them that VK is not some kind of bad influence, it's about a love story taken to the vampire level. i told them several times that it's interesting to see what kind of romance vampires have, and it wasn't just about that, it's about the level of art as well. they've seen me work over night several times just to get the art style that i desired, they once totally rejected me to pursue my dream as an artist, but later on, after being convinced by many people, they finally gave respect to my wishes. ever since then, i started finding sources and collecting art books and mangas, at a picky thought though..i know there are certain limitations to the genres we read and like. so yeah, they now continually support me with my lifestyle (like going to conventions, expos, etc.) i even have an older cousin studying how to be a professional mangaka in japan..they're christians too, it's all about accepting and supporting. i believe it's okay to be around this sort of things, well, as Christians, how can we be salt to the world if we leave one part of the world untouched?
i've never done something moe i think...hmm..i used to draw gothic lolita too, but now, i want to be more all-around style, something like that. from cute dresses, gothic, sweet to boyish, sweaters, patterns, cardigans, coats, leathers, casual and other formal clothes. im planning to have a wider range of fashion.
what kind of stories? hmm..im really sorry, but i can't spoil any of my plots right now but i guess i go almost all around. after revising all of the stories i had stored in my head, i have just realized that almost all of my first stories(i've arranged them accordingly to the year i came up with them)have males as protagonists. i guess it's still in the shoujo genre..since they still have leading ladies XD
in my opinion, i think mangakas shouldn't spoil their plots in public it spoils in some ways, however, putting up advertising illustrations, even though it also sounds like spoiling, is a safer and more interesting way to put everyone to excitement
I NEVER tell my parents about it. Instead I have a secret technique on how to hide them. My mom is even stricter than my dad on watching animes or reading manga. Its not that she hates me doing it, its just that she gets mad when she caught some "bad" scenes (even its too simple). She also got mad at me when I was watching Vampire Knight only because she read the title. You know I only bought a few manga volumes but never buy art books since my parents say its "too expensive or a waste of time." You know, I think you have a lovely art so God will bless with that kind of talent you have. Hmm about that cousin of yours, do you get tips from him?
Mine is kinda random since my inspiration get very different most of time.
I actually meant what genres (lol could have mentioned that). Hmm.. my stories have males as protagonists too but not shojo, its shonen. If it were shojo I think it should be both a boy and a girl ^^
Yeah, I guess i should've mentioned that ^^" Hmm sometimes I draw illustrations about some scenes of my WIP webcomic but most of the time I lack ideas orz..
you do have a point with parents being like that, actually, i may be open with them about art books but there are times they just don't listen too. so i decide to save money for myself, all of my materials, artbooks are from my allowance. i only update them that i bought this and that, but when it comes to making manga, they offer me support with buying materials from manila.(im from batangas btw) well, yeah, there are some bad scenes in animes, they don't mind me now, maybe that's because im already 16? but still, im very picky with genres. my main reason for pursuing my dream is not for myself, i've always kept it in my head that this "talent" is not to be wasted, and so i continually pursue it for God. i've even declared that to my parents, let that be a motivation for us.
my cousin? oh, she's a girl sorry i didn't mention it before. nope, i was only able to ask what materials they use and that's all...we're not really that closed, hardly never..last year was the first time that i saw her..i think...you should know more of chinese people^^ i came from that background..well, partly..my heart's very distant when it comes to my father's side of the family..maybe that's because chinese people don't acknowledge illegitimate children in the family...just maybe.. there's too much history i can't tell anymore.
most of my inspiration comes from my quiet time in my room, but instead of positive inspiration, i get the negative ones which result my dark illustrations..sometimes from the past..
like i said, i can't tell anyone about it^^ aside from having romance in it. you'll just have to wait, i'll have one chapter release on smackjeeves around May or June.