u did pretty good on this, only one tip: try to get a darker blue ^_^ no offense but it looks like the guy w/ blue hair in Clannad so yea thought u would want my opinion but this is pretty much spot on ~! =3=
yup ur welcome, but I'm still sad from that anime and it's been like um a year in the summer (2013), can't believe I still remember some characters like Tomoyo, Fuko, the twins (Ryou and Kyou) lololol XDDDD
Yeah it's a really good show and a really sad one aswell. I think it is definitely one of my all time favourites. ^^ In general i think Kyoto Animation produces very great shows and their animations are top notch.
Here are the ones i know of from Kyoto Animation. Btw they aren't scary ^^ Most of them tend to be a slice of life, or school related kind of theme.
These are the ones i have watched: - The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya (also one of my favourites and the movie is amazing aswell) - Lucky☆Star (funny show and you get to know a little bit about japanese culture aswell) - CLANNAD (well you watched this one already ^^) - Kanon (just can remember that it was quite sad) - K-ON! (really great show about some girls that start a music club, also one of my all time favourites) - Hyouka (if your interested in a little bit of mystery you could give this one a try) - Air (actually can't remember what this one was about xD) - Nichijou (one of the funniest shows i have seen in my opinion)
I haven't watched those yet but they look interesting: - Kyoukai no Kanata - Free! - Full Metal Panic! - Tamako Market - Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
Currently airing: - Amagi Brilliant Park
There are other things like OVA's and movies that they created but i don't know what those are called ^^ and i think they even did or helped with the animations in InuYasha, or were atleast part of the project in some way. I could also recommend you some more animes that aren't just from Kyoto Animation if you are interested.
okay thanks for the animes list some others but I love Acchi Kocchi. Tsumiki and Konata look really similar if u watched it before but omg I want a cornet b/c of Konata ^_^ too bad they don't have it in the USA ~! Oh and INUYASHA!?!?! Omg I freaking love that anime but Kikyo's way too cold -_- in other words to me she's kinda like a bish (excuse me for my language)
I haven't heard of Acchi Kocchi yet but it looks interesting and yes they look very similar. ^^ Also agree with you on Kikyo, she is pretty cold, but you don't have to apologize for you opinion. One anime i really recommend is "Aoi Bungaku". Others would be: Death Note, Code Geass, Love Live!, AnoHana, xxxHolic, Durarara!, Toradora, Kara no Kyoukai, Welcome to the NHK, Hanasaku Iroha, Ano Natsu de Matteru, Cowboy Bebop, Golden Boy, SoRaNoWoTo, 5 Centimeters per Second, X the Series, Vision of Escaflowne. I just prefer the shorter Animes compared to the big ones like Naruto, One Piece and the likes, because after a while they get a bit stale, but i still like them. Sorry for bombarding you with all these Animes in this and the last post, i wonder how many you already knew of. ^^'
it depends on the scanner for one thing but also on how you draw. for example, i use a sheet of paper where i put my right hand on, to keep my drawings clean and it worked for me ever since.
with my old scanner i had the problem that the scan was really light, but with my new one the colors come out pretty good.
but sometimes you just cant avoid some dust on the scanned picture so i clean it up with sai or photoshop. now that i have a graphics tablet its easy to clean up the background, before that i had to use my mouse.
i also started to use ink for the outline so i can erase the pencil drawing afterwards and color then. this helped me to keep them cleaner aswell.
well..hope this makes sence and that i could have helped you with your question. ^^
I know about that technique you mentioned...the one where you put a sheet of paper under your 'drawing hand' so you don't accidentally smudge your drawing...in my case I would use a napkin/tissue (as it's more manageable for me, I guess)
Unfortunately for me, I don't always have the patience for it, since my palms tend to sweat a lot (especially when I'm doing fine work). I didn't buy a touch tablet for that reason, since with a normal one I can sweat all I want and not affect anything adversely, I just need to wipe off the sweat at regular intervals.
My scanner is an old BenQ 5000 Flatbed scanner, they don't make those anymore and I still have it since I don't really use it much and keep it in a safe place when not in use. The problem is that since it's so damn old, ever since I upgraded to Win7 it stopped functioning properly with the software that came with it (MiraScan6), and there are no Win7 compatible versions, since it's so outdated...sheesh, it was only like what...5-6 years ago...?
Win7 only supports direct input/output from the device, so I have to 'manually' scan everything, as I can't do 'imports' like I was able to do on XP. Atm...I have no other reliable machines running XP to use
I'm considering either getting a 3-in-1 printer or maybe a bigger, more 'modernized' scanner instead. But for now I got to work with what I got, and Adobe CS5 makes up for a lot of short-comings...it's a shame I don't have the memory capacity to multi-task with it though... only 2GB but I have a 1GB gfx-card to help make up for it...well a little bit...
Before, cleaning up scans was a pain with the mouse...but everything got so much simpler now with the tablet. The best thing abt a tablet is it's sensitivity settings, once you can understand and master the dynamics. For me, I admit that it takes a while, abt a month, to get accustomed too though...it's only then, you begin to feel like you're drawing with a pen...but there are times when I'd still prefer to use a real one over the tablet...
you know it's funny how we use similar techniques and yet there's always a unique difference in quality between artists.
your advice was very useful...I learned that maybe I should try to be a bit more careful like you...or maybe I just need new hardware
either way, I'll be trying my best to improve on my scanning techniques. thanks!