I'm curious about some of your artistic choices. The pill pattern in the background, why did you do this as opposed to a scene of a destroyed cityscape? Is this based off of the literary Akira? The outfits and Tetsuo lead me to believe so, why did you pick this over the movie?
I think this is an excellent piece, by the way, I'm just hoping some of your answers might help me understand my own choices better
!! have you seen his project "FREEDOM"? it´s not actually directed by him but has his style all over, and i haven´t seen Bugmaster, but can´t wait to check out some live action stuff of his, i heard he already had some movie involvement or something.... perhaps it was a tv show? anyway, great piece, great stuff you´ve got in your gallery, keep it up!!!
your colouring tecnique (especially on tetsuo and the clothing) is just jam packed with energy. the jagged shapes capture the the way in whichthe material folds and creases (and helps to emphisis the tension in tetsuo's knotted brow). in contrast, the colouring in the case f the skin is really smooth and feels far more refined; the mixture of these two approches gives your eyes plenty to look at and stopes the textures from feeling to samey.
there's also a huge sense of energy in the way that tetsuo's head seems to be blowing out. it's great to see this have an effect on the charaters, whipping kei's (i can't remeber her name *sad face*) hair up into a frenzy. you've really managed to capture a sense of tension in her coked arm, balled fist and kanade's arched, tense fingers. the flat, simple background really alows all the charaters to jump out.