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150 hours complete!

Sunday, November 15th, 2009

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)

(Halftime Break)

  • 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.

Non-Progress: Bench

Friday, October 30th, 2009

So I was working on the park background and came up with this bench, which I ended up scrapping. There goes 6 hours.

Oh well. I’ll redraw the bench eventually, but for now I’m sick of it.

Background Complete: Corridor

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

Higher resolution here.

Next up is some random park with trees.

Background Progress: Corridor

Tuesday, October 13th, 2009

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Patchouli Knowledge

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

The final character with a sprite in the CCY project is the homeroom teacher. When I was brainstorming for ideas, I went to CCY’s site and asked the question: of all the characters he loves, who would he want as his teacher?

The answer was, of course, the girl who graces the top of every page on his site. The Librarian of the Scarlet Devil, the Embodiment of Bookworm Cuteness, Patchouli Knowledge. Yes, “Knowledge” is her last name, which means she’s even smarter than she would be if it was her middle name.

Higher resolution PNG with transparency here.

The cutest girl in the cast, sadly, is not dateable.

Now I can get back to work on backgrounds after what seems to be almost three months. First up is the corridor outside the classrooms.


Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

And here’s DarkMirage, another blogger I don’t read. From what I know he calls out bad fansubbers and teaches a class on elitism, whatever that means in an anime fan context. Anyway, he’s just another side character. Can I get back to Imperishable Night now?

Higher resolution PNG with transparency here.

Also, fixed the saturation on the Os picture.


Sunday, September 20th, 2009

I don’t know who this “Os” person is, I’ve never been to his blog, the description I was given isn’t much, and he isn’t female so I can’t use “Art Sign: Instant Inspiration Easy” to come up with an appealing design. He teaches some class in the school. I think it was some class about Aya Hirano. Sorry, not interested. Maybe if it was Rie Kugimiya.

So yeah, the design is totally bland, but it could have been worse. lolikit had said that Os, IKnight, and DarkMirage would all have the same copypasted body, and I would just change the head. Drawing three different people is more differentiation than what was planned in the first place, so be thankful.

Higher resolution PNG with transparency here.

After having to go to the office for a full day yesterday, my eyes are starting to hurt. I’m going to just not look at glowing screens for the rest of the day.


Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Now here’s a surprise: lolikit has not only asked me to draw the backgrounds and the male cast, but a few side female characters as well. First up is the school nurse. The only specification I was given is “Needs cheesy, sexy nurse outfit.” Now as a student of the Kareha school of design, I’m not too good at sexy. But I’ll give it my best shot. And I can certainly do cheesy. It doesn’t get much cheesier than this, people:

Higher resolution PNG with transparency here.

I name her… Erin.

Try to guess which character she’s based on, then click here to see if you guessed right.

Wait till you see what the homeroom teacher looks like.


Sunday, September 13th, 2009

I don’t think I’ve encountered this character at all in lolikit’s game, but I was introduced to the person he was based on, Daniel of Animanachronism, back when I was helping Owen with his Magic-based project.

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Because of Owen’s grungy appearance and fierce temper, he doesn’t have many friends. His girlfriend Omo is one of the few, as is Daniel I. Knight. Like Owen, IKnight is an elite intellectual. Unlike Owen, IKnight actually looks the part. He is elegant and gentlemanly, and speaks as though he came from Britain, although in this alternate universe, it’s like they’re in outer space, where there’s no Britain.


Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Now we’re getting into the realm of bloggers I know nothing about. This is Mike, and I haven’t seen him do much of anything in the story. I don’t think I’ve even read this guy’s blog.

Higher resolution PNG with transparency here.

lolikit had specified for him to look like a perpetually smiling version of Yuta (Takemoto) from Honey and Clover. I picked the later Yuta’s hairstyle and darkened it. He sort of ended up looking like Itsuki from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.