Free (Weekend) Screentones Giveaway 2015

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In honor of Jade’s Escape’s most popular post, “Screentones for Manga Artists Outside of Japan”, I held a quick giveaway to win free screentones straight from Japan.

The winner of this giveaway is Coco from freelance manga editor/letterer, Coco, who will get a pack of traditional screentones from Japan.

Check out Coco’s website on her lettering and editing adventures at cgcornett.net or her Twitter @cgcornett.

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Here is last year’s screentone giveaway winner!

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The winner of the 2014 Free Screentone Giveaway  was SYS, an Indonesian manga artist of Sang Sayur (The Edibles). She not only claims several packs of screentones but an Attack on Titan puccho, or soft chew, candy (only in Japan) and a few other treats that’re only in Japan.

Want to win stuff straight from Japan? Look for the next contest announcement in Jade’s Escape’s posts!

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Present from International Manga Award Winner, SYS!

1366x768 2015 sang sayur imlek wallpaperLooking for a new wallpaper that’s cute and done by an International Manga Award bronze winner? Here’s a present from SYS, the creator of Sang Sayur (The Edibles) which won the bronze prize in the 2007 International Manga Award. Right now, Sang Sayur is only in the Indonesian language, but you can still see her delicious characters riding the back of the sheep.

Please visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/sangsayur or her personal website, http://www.mini-sys.com.

Hokusai and Hiroshige Origami Paper from Tuttle!

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I entered a giveaway on one of my favorite blogs, Tokyo5, and won two specialty origami paper sets from Tuttle!

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I’m so happy to have these! I studied both Hokusai and Utagawa Hiroshige in college, and I fell in love with ukiyo-e, or woodblock prints. Who are Hokusai and Hiroshige? They are ukiyo-e artists who changed both the techniques and styles of ukiyo-e into what we know it today. Hokusai created unique compositions in 36 Views of Mount Fuji (find the repetition of three in The Great Wave off Kanagawa), and Hiroshige developed color gradients in ukiyo-e like Plum Tree at Kameido.

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The Great Wave off Kanagawa by Hokusai (1820s) Image Credit

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Plum Tree at Kameido (1857) by Utagawa Hiroshige Image Credit

In my Japanese Art History class, I had to copy a master’s art piece, and I chose Hiroshige’s Plum Tree at Kameido. See my try!

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