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22 June 2011 @ 11:07 pm
anime is frikkin hard  

Drinking game by ~auriond on deviantART

What I consider my most successful anime pic to date.

I've wanted to do this for the longest time - a realistic background and cel-shaded characters. I wasn't really sure how to pull it off, despite numerous references to that gorgeous movie, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya.

I have discovered, in the process, that cel shading is a MILLION BILLION ZILLION times harder than photorealistic shading (at least for me). How people can decide where a shadow goes is quite beyond me. At least with realism you can fudge a bit here and there.

Still, overall quite pleased with this piece.
And the night over London layshaney on June 22nd, 2011 03:33 pm (UTC)
Lovely piece of work! I love the expressions of everyone, and the details of the bottles, the bar and the colour of the drinks!
Auriondauriond on June 22nd, 2011 03:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It took a long time, so I'm glad the overall effect worked out. :)
Krsskrss on June 22nd, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
It all looks great. =)
Auriondauriond on June 24th, 2011 09:56 am (UTC)
You're great. :)
Ybingybing on June 24th, 2011 02:57 am (UTC)
nice. love the colours and the shades. cheeky though... haha..
Auriondauriond on June 24th, 2011 10:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! The colours aren't really my idea though, they are the colours from the game. Cheekiness is all my idea. XD
insatiably glazzal: flower {by _evenstar}glazzal on June 25th, 2011 06:03 pm (UTC)
Very nice! Love the attention to detail in the expressions and the shading.
Auriondauriond on June 27th, 2011 11:50 pm (UTC)
Thankee! :)