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Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:34 AM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:38 AM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:05 AM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 02:17 AM
No one's voted 'normal' yet. XD
Posted 11 November 2007 - 04:15 AM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 12:33 PM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 01:09 PM
I love the whole original 'humaren' look. The big eyes, big round head, no nose, horns/hat etcetc.
I wasn't into the whole 'gijinka' thing until i saw how well it could be done.
So, yeah. Both.
Posted 11 November 2007 - 05:46 PM
Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:02 PM
Agree. My reasons are pretty much the same.
I voted for Gejinka, mostly because I like to see peoples' spins on humanizing characters. However, I also like the Maren versions so it's close to a toss-up in my book.
I like the Gejinka because it's fun to humanize the characters and give them different outfits while resembling the original.
In the other hand, I also like the normals because, you have to agree, there are no Gejinka without the originals. :3 But I like the 'maren look anyway, with or without the humanized versions.
Posted 11 November 2007 - 08:29 PM
Posted 15 November 2007 - 10:36 AM
We always have the characters as they were originally meant to be. And then we have other people's interesting spins on them. I'm particularly fond of Sa-chan's gijinka takes, myself.
Posted 16 November 2007 - 01:50 PM
Posted 16 November 2007 - 07:40 PM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 05:30 PM
Posted 19 January 2008 - 06:00 PM
Just goes to show, you don't know if you'll like something until you try it.
Posted 21 January 2008 - 03:00 PM
Posted 22 January 2008 - 06:42 AM
I've seen very few well-rendered human versions of non-human characters (including but not limited to the casts of NiGHTS and Sonic). It's possible, and I enjoy when people pull it off well. But so often, especially when the default stylization for the human form is anime, non-human characters lose all of their unique quirks when drawn in template anime style.
For me it's really an issue of character design: to transfer a non-human character to human form, you have to be very, very concious of the principles of caricature and character design, giving special attention to what features make each character uniquely themselves. Colors and outfits do not a character make. Shapes, actions, expressions, poses, body language: all of those elements effect how we percieve and interpret two-dimensional characters. Just because your anime human has purple hair and blue eyes =/= easily recognizable NiGHTS gejinka.
I have seen a few good gejinkas where I looked at the picture and instantly recognized who the character was supposed to be. Unforunately pictures like that tend to be needles in a haystack on sites like dA.
Posted 22 January 2008 - 08:54 PM
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