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Sailor Moon’s ULTIMATE final form.

Sailor Moon was my gateway to anime. In middle school I was obsessed, I would get up at 6 am to watch it and usually miss my bus to see the whole episode. We didn’t have a computer and the internet wasn’t commonplace yet (I’m OLD) so I had no real way of getting my hands on new SM episodes or movies.

Every once in a while I’d catch a glimpse of a poster or some merch that had Sailor Moon in a CRAZY new outfit surrounded by Sailor Senshi I’d NEVER seen. This lead me to believe the show had 5 million seasons and that eventually Sailor Moon’s outfit would reach some insane high level form that I could only imagine. So basically, here is that.


“Before we enter a product category, we make sure we have a product manager internally who’s an expert in that area,” says Kumar. “What we also do is try to make sure that we’re about 50% below what a retailer would be selling that product for.” A 10% discount, he says, isn’t enough to convince people to take a risk on an unfamiliar brand.
After cables, the company moved to other categories plagued by retail price gouging: TV wall mounts, basic audio equipment, camera accessories — all manufactured under contract and sold under the Monoprice name.
“If it’s something that would help generate a value to an end customer,” he says, “we would consider it.”
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In the world of digital art, most of us are familiar with Wacom and their insane prices. Then Monoprice entered the scene with a tablet of their own, and after word spread, the tablet sold out many times and quickly became the go-to tablet for the artist on a budget.
And maybe you have (or maybe you haven’t) drooled over a shiny Cintiq. Companies like Yiynova and Bosto have entered the scene with tablet monitors of their own. And yet Wacom still stands at the pinnacle of this mountain. Brand loyalty or quality? Those who have purchased tablet monitors from competing companies have been very satisfied. But you will still have those who say, “If you want to be a professional, buy a Wacom.”
But why? We’ve heard the same argument with Apple vs. PC. In the end, if you’re happy with the product and it gets the job done, isn’t the professionalism within you and not a brand?
Monoprice must have seen our frustration. I mean, look at this thing, it’s even half the price of Yiynova and Bosto’s tablet monitors of similar specs.
Though it hasn’t been released and no reviews can be found, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one. Monoprice has proven itself to be a solid company with excellent products. I’m hoping this will be what us budget artists have been waiting for.
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“Before we enter a product category, we make sure we have a product manager internally who’s an expert in that area,” says Kumar. “What we also do is try to make sure that we’re about 50% below what a retailer would be selling that product for.” A 10% discount, he says, isn’t enough to convince people to take a risk on an unfamiliar brand.

After cables, the company moved to other categories plagued by retail price gouging: TV wall mounts, basic audio equipment, camera accessories — all manufactured under contract and sold under the Monoprice name.

“If it’s something that would help generate a value to an end customer,” he says, “we would consider it.”

Excerpts from (x).

In the world of digital art, most of us are familiar with Wacom and their insane prices. Then Monoprice entered the scene with a tablet of their own, and after word spread, the tablet sold out many times and quickly became the go-to tablet for the artist on a budget.

And maybe you have (or maybe you haven’t) drooled over a shiny Cintiq. Companies like Yiynova and Bosto have entered the scene with tablet monitors of their own. And yet Wacom still stands at the pinnacle of this mountain. Brand loyalty or quality? Those who have purchased tablet monitors from competing companies have been very satisfied. But you will still have those who say, “If you want to be a professional, buy a Wacom.”

But why? We’ve heard the same argument with Apple vs. PC. In the end, if you’re happy with the product and it gets the job done, isn’t the professionalism within you and not a brand?

Monoprice must have seen our frustration. I mean, look at this thing, it’s even half the price of Yiynova and Bosto’s tablet monitors of similar specs.

Though it hasn’t been released and no reviews can be found, I’m keeping my fingers crossed for this one. Monoprice has proven itself to be a solid company with excellent products. I’m hoping this will be what us budget artists have been waiting for.

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That’s right, folks, I’ve got my Mastering Manga Studio books in hand and I am ready to give out some SWAG to celebrate! You want some swag, don’t you? Well, I’ve got five incredible prize packs to give away. What are they? I’m so glad that you asked!

  • FIRST PRIZE: A signed copy of Mastering Manga Studio 5, Manga Studio 5 software*, Adrastus Books 1 & 2 (artist’s editions), and three art prints! (One “Avengers Drive-Thru”, one “Wonder Woman”, one “Samurai in the Forest”)
  • SECOND PRIZE: A signed copy of Mastering Manga Studio 5, Manga Studio 5 software*, and three art prints! (One “Avengers Drive-Thru”, one “Wonder Woman”, one “Samurai in the Forest”)
  • THIRD PRIZE: Manga Studio 5 software*, and two art prints! (One “Avengers Drive-Thru”, one “Wonder Woman”)
  • FOURTH and FIFTH PRIZE: Manga Studio 5 software*

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Only a few more days left to enter! Get on it, people!

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frenden:

I’ve added over 20 new tools to my Manga Studio 5 brush set! Pay with a tweet for a sample or reblog for a chance at a free download!

Divided into three categories, inkers, painters, and pencils, these new tools build upon the over 50 previously released brushes and bring the total brush count to more than 75.

This Version 3 set adds inkers, gritty brush pens, dry sumi brushes, water color tools, oil paints, and new real pencil presets.

The included Hairpin Sable brush is my new favorite digital inking tool. It attempts to replicate the full-belly snap of a real sable brush thanks to a tailor-made pressure curve.

The Dry Brush Pen and Gritty Brush Pen variants add analog warmth to your inked lines.

The three new Sumi Brush tools are great for lettering or inking, showing some fade and tooth in their marks.

Five new Watercolor Brush tools add more texture and depth and three new Oil Brush tools add more blending control and range than the stock Manga Studio offerings.

Eight new Real Pencil tools round out the set, emulating a 4H to 6B range of real pencil hardnesses. New Red and Blue Real Pencil variants for layout are also included.

If you’ve purchased my Version 2 set, you can buy just these new tools at a discounted rate. And, if you’re new to my tools, you can buy the full set at a limited time, introductory price:

FULL SET or UPGRADE PACK

If you’d like to give some of these brushes a whirl, you can download a sample pack by paying with a tweet!

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Mischief - The Sketching/Art software that acts like a regular raster-based painting software, but with infinite vector scaling! [x]

HOLY MOTHER OF GOD

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