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Ichinose Kotomi by KiteH4cK Ichinose Kotomi by KiteH4cK
Kotomi from CLANNAD
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L-Larts Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
doesn't she have purple hair in the series? ;)
anime580water Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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=
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014   General Artist
yeah i didnt really have a darker blue, that's as close as i could get it at the time.
her hair is also a little bit more purple.
but still, thank you very much, i'm glad you like it ^^
anime580water Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   General Artist
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.
anime580water Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well I didn't know Kyoto Animation made this so what else?? I only heard of Hiro mashima and a few others who I can't remember -_- so list some just not really scary O__O otherwise I get scared =3
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Edited Oct 10, 2014   General Artist
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. :)
anime580water Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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)
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014   General Artist
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. :D
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. ^^'
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lovinmangaxD Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
techkotomi Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good proportions, I like how the colored pencil is so simple.
genericusername11 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it, it's amazing!! :D

You color really well!! Have you ever tried Copic markers?
waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
its lovely
Ironcross13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow... I'm assuming you used color pencils or something similar but the likeness with the original anime is very impressive.
joshuadc2008 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
I wish I can marry her :D
SakuraNakamura Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really good!
Cutemaria5522 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you draw amazing!
nice job
Shadowrave1 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
Really cute! how long does it take to draw?
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
about 8 hours
Shadowrave1 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012
I can see it taking that long, especially the detail and precision. Are you going to draw video game characters?
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   General Artist
maybe, for now i stay with anime/manga characters i guess.
but there are pretty cool video game characters out there. so ... as i said maybe xD
CharmingDarling Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist
Whoa that's amazing!
Sop-sama Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
been itching to do some traditional art lately as well...

good job here :thumbsup:

what kinda color-pencils did you use?
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   General Artist
the color pencils i use are from faber castell
Sop-sama Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha! that seems to be the most popular brand among most artists...

so u know...I'm a bit curious...

I'm assuming this is a scan and I'm wondering how the heck do you get ur scans to be so clean...?

I've been discouraged from uploading traditional arts since I have a hard time scanning my work properly...

any tips u can offer?

or does it depend mostly on the scanner itself?
KiteH4cK Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012   General Artist
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. ^^
Sop-sama Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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 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'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'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 =P

either way, I'll be trying my best to improve on my scanning techniques.
Saido-kun Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Proof that even bookworms can be cute
Joshytclegg Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Why can't I fave this more than once?! I WANT ALL THE KOTOMI!
Master-Tomoya Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Elemental699 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconinloveplz: with this pic XD
Gogojojo5500 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing :D
kingdufbeer Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love you SO much :D
Raexmon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice colour!
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Hank88 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely picture of Kotomi ^3^

Also, excellent coloring ^^ b

Good job!
Luka2Rin03 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love katomi!!! ことみはすき!!!
SunflowerMusic Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
wow looks completely like her :O
ShaoranXme4EVER Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
KarAmellee00 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww~ Kotomi looks soo cute!:iconloveloveplz:
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