- from Matt Thorn’s interview with Moto Hagio (http://matt-thorn.com/shoujo_manga/hagio_interview.php)
ya sensei I hope for the same
My only contribution to this fandom are crappy boring unfinished head-shots. I am sorry!! /o/
I was working this picture for a pendant design of Juli but I think it might not work for my concept I still have to do some print tests to see how I need to work with these given the size of the cabochon setting. Muse said it looks creepy, its just the red bg. uuuueeeh I can’t never get Juli’s stern look right.
I thought this woman was interesting. (I left out the part where she explains to Jeremy exactly what a shithouse rat sicko Greg is). People who care about Jeremy’s well-being never seem to stick around long, but it’s too bad they didn’t cross paths again like with Valentine.
I was talking about Moto Hagio’s good variation on facial shape here, but I think the way she varies women’s body types is noteworthy as well. Definitely not the norm for shoujo.
Again, these are all side characters from her manga A Cruel God Reigns.
One of the things that’s appealing about Moto Hagio’s art is that she does not suffer from “same-face syndrome” (discussed all over the place here) the way that so much shoujo does. Stuff gets varied down to the hairline, eye shape, jawline, nose, and most especially, eyebrows. I love dem eyebrows. I could rave about her for days but one thing I especially appreciate is this aspect of her art.
All of these are side characters (sans Ian, who’s a main character) in her work “A Cruel God Reigns”.
illustration from ryu mitsuse’s novel ten billion days and one hundred billion nights
I did another fan art for Thomas no shinzou yesterday, I kind of like how it turned out.
A,A’, a small and flawless jewel of science fiction by Moto Hagio…Because of A,A’, I discovered that this art form could do more than I’d imagined—not just tell ambitious stories…but tell them with passion, in lines drawn from nerve endings, using every weapon in the artist’s arsenal to not just dazzle the mind, but stab straight to the heart… A, A’ is really about identity in all its forms: sexual identity, gender identity, cloning, lost memories, blocked emotions…. http://bit.ly/18h9v3u
Moto Hagio’s The Heart of Thomas is blowing my mind.