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Drawing Kamen Rider

DRAWING KAMEN RIDER

Vance Capley is drawing Kamen Rider and here’s why:

WHO’S KAMEN RIDER?

From Wikipedia: Kamen Rider 1 statue taken outside the Bandai HQ in Tokyo.

FROM WIKIPEDIA- “Kamen Rider (仮面ライダー Kamen Raidā, Masked Rider) is a tokusatsu superhero television series and weekly science fiction manga created by manga artist Shotaro Ishinomori. (The program) debuted on television on April 3, 1971, and ran until February 10, 1973, airing on the Mainichi Broadcasting System and NET TV (now TV Asahi). The manga adaptation was also featured in Shōnen Magazine around the same period. The series has evolved into a franchise with many subsequent annual iterations. The cultural impact of the series in Japan resulted in astronomer Akimasa Nakamura naming two minor planets in honor of the series: 12408 Fujioka, after actor Hiroshi Fujioka, known for his portrayal of Takeshi Hongo/Kamen Rider 1, and 12796 Kamenrider, after the series itself.”

WHAT’S HIS STORY?

Screen capture from first episode

Continuing from Wikipedia, “The series takes place in a world plagued by Shocker, a mysterious world-wide terrorist organization formed by remaining members of the Nazis. To further its plans for world domination, Shocker recruited its agents through kidnapping, turning their victims into mutant cyborgs and, ultimately, brainwashing them. However, one victim named Takeshi Hongo escaped just before the final brainwashing. With his sanity and moral conscience intact, Hongo battled Shocker’s minions as the grasshopper-themed altered human (改造人間 kaizō ningen) superhero Kamen Rider. Another victim of the altered human process, freelance photographer Hayato Ichimonji. (He) became Kamen Rider 2. Kamen Rider saved him from Shocker, and then renamed himself as “Kamen Rider 1″. Assisted by motorcycle race team manager Tobei Tachibana and FBI agent Kazuya Taki, the Kamen Riders fought in both solo and partnered missions against Shocker and its successor organization, Gel-Shocker.”

KAMEN RIDER IS STILL AROUND?!

Kamen Rider began in 1971. It will be 47 years old April 2018. The show “reinvents” itself with every version of the hero. You can click on each one to get more info from wikipedia:

Heisei era Phase 1 series
Heisei era Phase 2 series

I LOVE KAMEN RIDER!

Motorcycles, monsters, and mayhem on a weekly basis, is fantastic! The ultra-coolness of seeing  if our hero survives can be a real nail-biter. And you NEVER know who’s going to show up, past and future incarnations, Super Sentai heroes, Inazuman, Kikaider, Ultraman, and even Space Sheriffs. It’s just the coolest superhero tv show ever made (IMHO). There’s no doubt why I’m drawing Kamen Rider…

I decided to draw the very first version of Kamen Rider. “Like”, share, and subscribe! Enjoy the show!

 

You can see more of my videos at: https://www.youtube.com/user/astrofist

Learn more about Kamen Rider at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kamen_Rider_Series

DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN Vance Capley Videos

VANCE CAPLEY PRESENTS DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN

“Welcome to the start of a brand new series. I had to learn everything I know about graphic design with little help. At times I wanted to pull my hair out. So, many moons later, I’m doing this for YOU. This is designed to help almost ANYONE learn how to do graphic design. Today, a simple red rubber ball.”- Vance Capley DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN E01S01

I, just like anyone else, have to learn things by doing. That’s how I’ve learned what I’ve learned about graphic design. I apply these experiences to my work. People like what I do. The same people have asked me to explain how I do what I do. They asked if I could make videos to teach what I do. I decided to go for it and make a web series for YouTube and Vid.me.

THE PLAN

  • I didn’t want to go all the way back to the basics of graphic design. I wanted to present a brief program that taught exactly what was in the video description. Episode one shows how to make a ball. The next episode is about lettering. I felt that direct and to the point would be best. People are wanting the information or they wouldn’t be looking it up.
  • I decided to let the material speak for itself and not narrate the videos. Graphic design is what the videos are about so let’s let graphic design do it’s job.
  • Keep the videos brief. I had to sit through a 18 minute long video just to learn how to add shadows to png images. The job was low pay to begin with, but on a job, time (or the loss thereof) costs more than the actual work.
  • Use my own music. This one is personal choice. I’ve tons of songs I’ve written and recorded on my hard drive. So there are no copyright problems.
  • Try to post at least one episode a week and build a catalog of graphic design knowledge.

THE NEXT STEPS

I’m still learning new things about graphic design on a daily basis. Hopefully, what knowledge I’ve gained, and am sharing with the viewers, will be beneficial. I’m going to continue to study new and different techniques. Then I’ll make videos on how I do it. The final goal is a helpful weekly web series designed to help creative people.

VANCE CAPLEY’S OTHER VIDEOS

I make many different types of videos (DRAW TV, SUNDOWN CINEMA, TODAY IS TUESDAY….FACT!, JUDO COMICS TV, SPOOK SHOW, animation, and advertising). If anyone is interested in seeing them, I suggest checking YouTube and vid.me. I’m available for projects as well.

THE LATEST EPISODE OF DIY GRAPHIC DESIGN

As always, you can support this, and other projects by buying items from my STORE, hiring me for a project, or just sharing the information. Thank you!

Here is more information about graphic design: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphic_designer

I use the GIMP program. It’s free to use and you can read more at https://www.gimp.org/

SHAZAM! Vance Capley Art 2017!

Hello! Welcome to Vance Capley Art!

Glad to see you! Welcome to Vance Capley Art! There is a lot to discuss, so, let’s get started!

 

What’s Coming Up This Year with Vance Capley Art and How YOU Can Help

Last year was a good year but now it’s a new year. And since it’s a new year,  I wanted to let all of you know that Vance Capley Art is growing by leaps and bounds! We have some MAJOR goals and big surprises for this year and YOU can help in several ways:

  1. Visit our shop, buy some goods, or share the links to friends who may like something you see. So, go check it out. My material is fun for all ages:  http://www.vancecapleyart.com/shop/
  2. Visit my YouTube channel. I have videos about drawing, movies, animation, graphic design, and more to come, please “like”, share, and subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/astrofist
  3. Visit my Vid.me page. Vid.me is the next innovation in online videos. So go visit,share it, and upvote it: https://vid.me/vancecapleyart
  4. Hire Vance Capley (that’s me) for some original art or design projects (contact him for more information): CONTACT
  5. Pray!
  6. Lastly, thank you! You have ALL been awesome! Word of mouth is key and you guys are doing a fantastic job! My work is popping up everywhere.

Thank you for reading this and visiting vancecapleyart.com

You can follow Vance Capley (again, that’s me) and his daily exploits on instagram, facebook, twitter, and tumblr.

Did you watch Shazam! on Saturday mornings on CBS TV way back in the 1970s? I sure did! Enjoy this fun video I recently made. The video tells my own personal history with the show while I’m drawing this really boss picture of Captain Marvel! So go check it out.

GRIZZLY BEAR MAN COMICS

The adventures of Bear Man and his pals. Loaded with action and comedy, this all ages book was designed to be fun! 142 pages
The adventures of Bear Man and his pals. Loaded with action and comedy, this all ages book was designed to be fun! 142 pagesSupport independent publishing: Buy this book on Lulu.

 

THE GRIZZLY BEAR MAN IS HERE!

The Grizzly Bear Man collects Vance Capley’s Bear Man comics in an action packed, imaginative, comical, superhero adventure stories. See Bear Man and his pals battle evil world wide…and have fun. As Bear Man says, “What are you waitin’ for kid! Buy the book and have some fun!”

After so many delays the collected Grizzly Bear Man comic is here! Including the conclusion to the Claw story.

REVIEWS:

By Toni Takahsi Nov 23, 2016, “I absolutely LOVE “Anna Bear”! Next time you do a book, please do a story of her in action! I’m 12 and she is now my favorite superhero! Thank you!”
By Bill Keppley Nov 23, 2016, “Fun, funny, and fantastic!”
By Jude Oats Nov 20, 2016, “STORY: Fun for all ages. As promised no nudity or “bad words”. The stories here are imaginative and fun. Lots of action. Very old school. ART: In some stories, the art appears to be cartoony, while in others, the art is more of the traditional “super-heroic” style. This works well except in The Shapeless Thing From planet 13 story when inker Horace Synder begins inking. It’s a bit of a jar. Overall, The Grizzly Bear Man is fun and at the end of the day, it delivered what it promised…fun. I’d LOVE to give it five stars, but that jump in art style was a bit too much for me. 3 STARS….worth it!”

This awesome full color all ages 142 page collection of fun, action, and comedy is yours for only for a measly $15.99….

YOUTUBE VIEWS HIT 10,000!

In other news, my goal of reaching 10,000 vies on my YouTube channel was achieved. I want to thank each one of you guys who watched, liked, and shared my videos. My new goal is 20,000 BEFORE I hit my 100th video…can it be done? Let’s find out….In the meanwhile, check out my channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/astrofist