I uploaded this yesterday (well, it was past midnight for me, but it was still the 19th in SOME places in the world, so it still counts!) for the birthday of the titular character in my favourite fictional series (which is even evident by looking at my avatar and signature on kh-vids).
This is my first demonstration of my new artstyle - one that I've been working on for a number of months. The goal was to completely get rid of line art. It's not totally realistic, as her hair is still cartoonishly big, but that's kind of the point. Her eyes are also a bit larger than a real person's would be. It's a more fancified appearance.
The only thing I'm not sure about is the shape of her face. She looks a bit too mature, as I was going for a youthful look. Not sure if I need to decrease the size of her nose, perhaps, or make her face rounder. Or perhaps change the way I added shine and shadow to her cheeks to make them look either more uniform or rounder. I'm not sure.
Suppose I'll experiment with that when I get the time.
My favourite is probably that exchange between Riku and Xion that starts at:
Xion: "So do you hate me for taking your friend away from you?"
Riku: "Nah, I guess... I'm just sad."
And ends with:
Riku: "Well, the answer you come up with cant just be right for you. It has to be one that works best for everybody. You and your friends... and everyone else."
Oh, and of course:
Allow me to ramble for a bit:
This is another picture I made of the KimiIta series (as I profess, my favourite fictional series ever. I mean, heck, just look at my avatar and signature.) However, the particular title this picture is fan-art of, Total Eclipse, is pathetic compared to the rest of the series. It was clearly written by a different author than the other titles, so what can you expect.
It's sad, though. Total Eclipse actually had promise, but it squandered it with typical anime cliches and shameless fan-service instead of trying to actually make a good story. Shame. Apart from Kimi Ga Nozomu Eien (Rumbling Hearts) and Akane Maniax, Total Eclipse is the third story in the series to get an anime adaptation. But, unlike it's predecessors, fails miserably to do justice to the family it belongs to. If it were a real Japanese person, I'd expect it to commit harakiri.
BUT! The Total Eclipse visual novel goes past where the novels end (or, apparently end), and, while I've not yet played it, apparently it does seem to go back to what the series is actually about! So, perhaps the TE game does redeem itself. We'll have to see if it's enough to warrant a pardon from seppuku.
Goodness, it'd be nice to take part in something like this! I do plan on going to university in the US in 2015, so hopefully I could join in if you end up hosting it then, as well! Apart from that, I'll just have to watch from the sidelines like Phoenixkh93, haha.
Also, in that group photo, I love how the Zexion cosplayer is the tallest. Ironically fitting.
The point of this picture was practicing drawing backgrounds from scratch. Yeah, everything in the background was made from the ground up except for one thing: The texture on the white part of the walls. Everything else was ground-up me.
But that's pretty much the extent of my abilities when it comes to backgrounds. I did upload here a while back a picture called "Muv Luv 10 Year Anniversary" in which I also made a background from the ground up, but it was kinda meh~... This one's much better, though still not all THAT great.
Haha, the over-use of lense flare was a joke as well. I've never been one to really like the technique (though, it does come in handy when making stars. The brightest stars in the background of the first pannel were made using the highest option of Photoshop's lense flares.)