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虹色プリン [PIXIV]


"In the last few years, a Japanese street fashion movement that mixes Akiba-kei / Akihabara culture (anime, manga, idols, retro gaming, chiptune, pixel art, glitch art) with Harajuku (colorful coordinates, handmade items, kawaii accessories, graphics) has been growing. Once only a subculture, Akihabara x Harajuku fashion has suddenly become more mainstream, with Harajuku brands doing otaku-influenced collaborations, and new shops opening to cater to fans of this type of fashion."

My pal otakubabe sent me this awesome Youtube video, and I just had to share it with you guys! The video mentions how before, otaku interests were rarely pursued on a fashion front—something I myself have discussed several times as well. So this emerging style certainly is an exciting development for us style geeks!

Personally, I’m loving the iron-on transfer tees and fun pastels. Can’t wait to incorporate some of these ideas into my own wardrobe.(*^∇ ゜)I smell a DIY coming up…


Art Business Bootcamp 2: Getting You Hired

【Free!】全員閉じ込めてみた! by サクラウサギ@ツイッター開始







Back when I was in school for graphic design and I tutored people, a lot of people complained about not being able to afford software (because it is ridic expensive). Autodesk offers free software (with a 36 month license key), to ANY students. Want to learn how to animate? Go grab Maya and learn! Wanna learn how to model characters or just general objects? Go grab 3DS Max! Or maybe sculpting is your thing? Go grab Mudbox and have fun! Or grab Sculptris. There’s a fuckton of programs to mess with and learn things, and no need to go waste time on a torrent. 

The only downside to the license is it’s not for commercial use. Technically you don’t have to be a student either and really who’s gonna know but it’s a great way to practice and learn something new! You are still allowed to showoff your stuff and throw it in your portfolio, so maybe one day you can get that animating job and not have to waste 3k on one program.

All those icons in that third photo? Those are all free programs/apps you can get. They’re all full versions, and come with tutorials from basic to advanced stuff. For both Windows and Mac too. 

So go sign up and, go grab some stuff. There’s really no reason not to.

important reminder that autodesk is awesome and wants you to use their awesome programs so you can get good and buy them for realsies later.