So my contract with lolikit is up and I have provided the 150 hours we agreed on way back when. Here’s a breakdown:
- 16 hours – First background
- 29 hours – Male character designs (excluding CCY)
- 30 hours – Faces of CCY (10 expressions in all)
- 30 hours – Rest of the characters (Fake Jason, Mike, Os, DarkMirage, IKnight, Erin, Patchouli)
- 15 hours – Second background
- 30 hours – Third background
I could’ve done two normal backgrounds in the time I spent on the third, but I figured it would be best to go all out and end this contract in dramatic fashion.
Larger image here
High resolution image here
High resolution image (without SuwaCirno) here
Yeah, the original bench wasn’t… eastern enough.
Update: After looking at this some more, I see that there are significant errors of scale in this picture. It probably started from Suwako and Cirno, and me treating the rest of the picture as though they were the size of grownup humans, which they obviously are not. The relative size of the red arch (torii) and the stairs is also off. I hate to say it, but my work isn’t done here. Photoshop will help with scaling. Simply shrinking the characters will go a long way. But I also need to make perspective corrections and increase the number of stairs.
Update 2: Fixed the scale. See the original here and see the perspective calculation here.
To lolikit: I sent you a Paypal request for the $300 we agreed upon. As for me, I have to get ready to go back to school in January. I may work more on your project in the future, but with school and all that, don’t expect much. I’ve learned that working on something “whenever I have the time” or “whenever I feel like it” eventually becomes “pretty much never”. I certainly wouldn’t think of charging you any more. Samukun and I suspended our project for a reason.
Anyway, while this hasn’t been fun all the time, it’s been a learning experience and I admit there were some good times. I only wish your game were more to my taste. Thank you for your business.