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Learn to draw Japanese style manga illustrations from the pros!
English subtitled videos from Palmie, Japan's largest manga illustration how-to video site!

 

Palmie is Japan's largest online site for manga illustration instructional videos. Whether you are an aspirational illustrator, budding manga artist, or are already a seasoned pro, Palmie is education at your fingertips.

Japan's top creators lend you their skills to give tutorials on everything from brush movement to advanced techniques that words alone cannot describe. In just a couple of short years, more than 1,000,000 users have used our services.

Through this Kickstarter, we will be subtitling a selection of our videos in English to help spread the craft of manga illustration to the world.

・fuzichocco (official website: http://www.fuzichoco.com/

Illustrator living in Tokyo. The focus of her work is of illustrating for light novels and card games. She holds exhibitions in and outside Japan, and does live painting at events and professional schools. Currently, her "Gokusai Shojo Sekai" collection, and "CG Ilasuto Technique vol. 7" from BNN, Inc. are on sale.

Works:

"Shinwa Teikoku Soul Circle" [gloops]
"Cardfight!! Vanguard Waltz of the Goddess"
"SkyGaleon The Brave Trajectory" [G-MODE Corporation]
"MIRROR WAR" [GMO Gamepot Inc./ L&K LOGIC KOREA Co., Ltd.]
et al.

 

・garnet (Official Website: http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=83452 )

Favors drawing background illustrations that have people in it. Hobbies are photography and wandering. Has done work on multiple technical books about background illustrations.

Works:

"SAI×Photoshop de egaku haikei ilasuto tekunikku ~ jinnbutu no iru miryokutekina fuukei wo egaku" (Background illustration techinques for SAI and Photoshop: Draw captivating backgrounds with people) [Gijutsu-Hyohron Co., Ltd.]
"Toho Shisoroku ~ Toho Fujinrokuhen" [HobbyJAPAN Co., Ltd.]
"'Toho Ewazacho' Meikingu" [GENKOSHA]
et al.

 

・Sahiro Yukiuta (official website: http://momopeitou.art.coocan.jp/ )

Freelance Japanese illustrator. Her foremost work is with book and mobile game illustrations, but she also works in a variety of illustration fields including food packaging. Her ability to draw upon a wide variety of expressive techniques has made her an artist in demand.

Works:

"Komikkusu raibu in Nagoya" (Comics live in Nagoya) [Youmedia Co.,Ltd.] 
"Physics Girls Butsuri Housoku" (Physics Girls: Laws of physics) [PHP Institute, Inc.]
"Sports Shojo Ansoloji UNIFORM" (Young women in uniformed sports anthology) [ENTERBRAIN]
"Megane Musume Ansoloji Glasse-ias" (Young women in glasses anthology) [ENTERBRAIN]
et al.

   

 ・bekotarou (official website: http://hoobukuron.web.fc2.com/ )

Japanese illustrator. She is one of the new generation of creators active since 2013 but already boasts a full portfolio original picture images for games and character designs.

Works:

Designed a character for "Hatsujou Inflaeshon" (seal-tutu)
Main character design for "Miagetegoran, Yozora no Hoshi wo Fine Days" (PULLTOP)
Cover illustration for daki-makura (nijirushi)
Cover illustration for "Dengeki Moe Ou" (Nijiou)
et al.

 

▼fuzichocco sensei's course

The complete how-to to create Japanese motif girl characters. The video includes all the steps necessary to go from rough sketch to finished illustration.  Also included is commentary from fuzichocco on the students' illustrations that were handed in before the lecture filming.

 

 

 

 ▼garnet sensei's course

This course will learn how to think about the construction of a background illustration through break down explanations and practical building up exercises using illustrations like the one below with step by step instructions. The course will use the SAI software, however explanations will be general enough for use with other software tools.

 

 

 

 ▼Sahiro Yukiuta sensei's course

This course will cover character inking methods explained simply through plates and figures. The CLIP STUDIO PAINT software will be used to explain special effect coloring methods. The translated versions of the plates used will be included.  

 

 

 

 ▼bekotarou sensei's course

How to illustrate girls - a complete step by step process from rough to finish. During the drawing process bekotarou will give commentary on specific technique and creative thinking in action.

 

 

 

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The unique expressions of Japanese manga illustrations may still be at niche place in art and video, but through movies like those produced at Ghibli, and others like "Your Name", manga illustration has been seeping into the art consciousness of countries outside of Japan. 

We have been doing the Palmie website for about three years now, and every year we get more and more messages from people from outside of Japan asking us to translate our material into English. 

Educational content naturally contains a great amount of information leading to an enormous translation cost which is why we have not embarked upon this before. Through Kickstarter we will be able to teach more people the art of manga illustration who will in turn contribute to creating masterpieces like the Ghibli films and "Your Name". 

 

Schedule

 

Takahihro Ito - Project representative. Entered Musashino Art University to become a manga artist. After that began working for an IT company to later go on to found Palmie Inc. We started  this Kickstarter project to bring the magic of Japanese manga illustration to the world.

...and all the Palmie staff!

 

Q: Can I download the videos?
A: No, you cannot. In the case of streaming format, you can watch unlimited times for 180 days from the day the stream becomes available. There are no restrictions for the DVD.

Q: Are there restrictions on shipping countries of DVDs?
A: DVDs will only be shipped to North America, Europe, Canada, Australia and Japan. For this project, DVDs will not be shipped to countries other than those listed.

*The streaming videos can be watched unlimited times for 180 days after the stream becomes available. After the 180 days, the videos will no longer be able to be viewed.
*The translation of the Japanese commentary will be in subtitle format. There is no English audio language option.

プロジェクト支援方法はこちらから

 日本のマンガイラストの描き方を、本場日本から届けるためのプロジェクト。日本最大級のマンガイラストの動画ハウツーサイト「Palmie(パルミー)」の動画を英語字幕化します!

日本のマンガイラストの描き方が学べるPalmie(パルミー)は、日本最大級のクリエイター向けオンライン動画学習サイトです。イラストレーター志望者や漫画家志望者だけでなく、プロも利用する教育サイトです。

日本を代表するクリエイターが自身のスキルを惜しげもなく提供しており、動画で学習できるので筆の動きや文字ではわかりづらいテクニックを細かく学ぶことができます。これまで累計で100万人以上がPalmieを利用しています。

このプロジェクトでは、そのPalmieの動画コンテンツを英語に翻訳するためのプロジェクトです。    

講師紹介    

・藤ちょこ先生(公式サイト:http://www.fuzichoco.com/

東京都在住のイラストレーター。ライトノベルの挿絵やカードゲームのイラストを中心に活動中。国内外での展示や、イベント・専門学校でのライブペイントも定期的に行っている。 BNN新社より画集「極彩少女世界」、「CGイラストテクニックvol.7」発売中。

実績:「神話帝国ソウルサークル」(gloops)、カードファイト!! ヴァンガード「女神の円舞曲」、蒼穹のスカイガレオン(株式会社ジー・モード)、「MIRROR WAR」(GMOゲームポット株式会社/ L&K社)など多数    

 

・garnet先生(公式サイト:http://www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=83452

人物の居る背景イラストを好んで描く。趣味は写真撮影と放浪。背景イラストに関する複数の技術書を手がける。

実績:技術評論社様「SAI×Photoshopで描く 背景イラストテクニック ~人物のいる魅力的な風景を描く」、株式会社ホビージャパン「東方祀爭録~東方風神録編~」、玄光社「東方絵技帖」メイキングなど多数 

 

・雪詩さひろ先生(公式サイト:http://momopeitou.art.coocan.jp/

フリーランスの日本のイラストレーター。書籍挿絵、ケータイゲームイラストをはじめ、食品のパッケージイラスト等、さまざまな領域で活躍。様々なタッチを描き分ける幅広い表現テクニックを操る人気イラストレーター。

実績:株式会社ユウメディア コミックライブin名古屋 告知イラスト、PHP研究所 『Physics Girls 物理法則』、エンターブレイン『スポーツ少女アンソロジーUNIFORM』、エンターブイレイン『眼鏡っ娘アンソロジー Glasse-ias』など多数

   

 ・ベコ太郎先生(公式サイト:http://hoobukuron.web.fc2.com/)

日本のイラストレーター。2013年頃から活躍する新しい世代のクリエイターだが、ゲームの原画イラストやメインキャラクターデザインを担当するなど、実力派のアーティスト。

実績:『発情インフレーション』1キャラ原画担当(seal-tutu)、『見上げてごらん、夜空の星を FineDays』メインキャラ原画担当(PULLTOP)、抱き枕カバーイラスト(に印)、『電撃萌王』裏表紙広告イラスト(にじおう)など多数

 授業内容(一部)

実際の授業内容がどういったものか、授業のキャプチャや参考資料の一部を公開します。

▼藤ちょこ先生の授業

和モチーフの女の子キャラクターを制作していきます。ラフから仕上げまでの全行程を収録している他、授業を行った際に受講者が事前に提出した作品に藤ちょこ先生が講評を行っていく公開授業の様子も収録しています。使用ソフトはCLIP STUDIO PAINTを使用していますが、ツールに縛られない内容になっています。

 

 

 

 ▼garnet先生の授業

以下のイメージのイラストがどのように描かれているのかの解説・実践や、背景イラストの構図をどのように考え、画面に落とし込むのかを具体的に解説しています。使用しているソフトはSAIですが、ツールにしばられない内容になっています。

 

 

 

 ▼雪詩さひろ先生の授業

キャラクターの色塗りの方法について図版などを用いてわかりやすく解説しています。効果的な色の塗り方をCLIP STUDIO PAINTというソフトを使用して説明しています。授業に使用する図版は翻訳したものをセットでお付けします。

 

 

 

 ▼ベコ太郎先生の授業

女の子イラストをラフの状態から仕上げまで全行程を収録しています。メイキング中は先生にインタビューをしつつ、具体的なテクニックや創作活動の考え方に迫っています。

 

 

 

 ストリーミングで動画を視聴する際の推奨のPC環境

【OS】Windows 7 以降、Mac OS 10.6 以降

【ブラウザ】Internet Explorer、Firefox、Google Chrome、Safariの各最新版

【プラグイン】Adobe Flash Player 13以降

【回線速度】下り3.6Mbps以上の速度が維持できる安定した環境

動画の商品サンプル

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Kickstarterで支援を求める理由

日本独自のマンガイラストの表現は、世界的に見るとまだまだニッチですが、ジブリ作品や映画「君の名は」の公開などにより、少しずつ日本以外の国にも浸透してきています。
私はこれまで3年ほどPalmieというサイトを運営してきましたが、年々、日本以外の国から「英語に翻訳してくれ」というメッセージが増えてきました。ただ、教育コンテンツは情報量が多く、翻訳には膨大な費用が必要となり、これまで翻訳の取り組みができていない状態でした。私たちはKickstarterを通して翻訳費用を集めることで、英語でもマンガイラストの描き方を学ぶことができるようにし、ジブリ作品や「君の名は」に続く名作の誕生に貢献したいと思っています。

調達資金の使い道
・日本語から英語への翻訳&動画編集
・リワード原価 

スケジュール

 チーム紹介

・伊藤貴広&株式会社パルミースタッフ一同

本プロジェクトの代表。漫画家を目指して武蔵野美術大学に進学。その後、IT系の会社に勤務した後、株式会社パルミーを創業。日本のマンガイラストの魅力を全世界に発信すべくKickstarterでのプロジェクトをスタート。

リスク&チャレンジ

このプロジェクトは教育コンテンツの翻訳であるため、情報量が膨大で翻訳コストがとても大きいです。そのため、翻訳の進行状況でプロジェクトに遅延が起きる可能性がありますが、日本語での動画コンテンツは既にあるため、商品が完成しないといったケースや配送ができないということはないのでご安心ください。

よくある質問

Q:動画をダウンロードすることはできますか?A:できません。ストリーミング形式の場合は視聴開始が可能になった日から180間視聴できます。DVDの場合は期間に関係なく所有して頂けます。 

Q:DVDの発送国に制限はありますか?
A:北米、欧州、カナダ、オーストラリア、日本のみ発送が可能です。それ以外の国は申し訳ありませんが今回は発送ができませんのでご了承ください。 

注意事項

※ストリーミング動画は視聴が開始できるようになってから180日間の間は見放題となりますが、180日を超えると視聴できなくなりますのでご了承ください。

※動画は日本語の解説を字幕形式で翻訳するもので、吹き替えではありませんのでご了承ください。   

Risks and challenges

Since this project is the translation of educational content, the sheer amount of information is large and so the translation cost is equally as large. Therefore, there is a possibility that the project may be delayed due to the progress of the translation. If there is any such delay, we will keep you informed.

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