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  1. windblade
    And yes. Rounder seems to be it. Strangely, it's really difficult to achieve (for me, at least)! But hey, what is Spring Break for if not anti-social art practice, haha!
    Post by: windblade, Mar 27, 2014 in forum: Arts & Graphics
  2. windblade
    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.
    Thread by: windblade, Feb 20, 2014, 3 replies, in forum: Arts & Graphics
  3. windblade
    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:
    "RIKU!!!" ~Sora
    "SORA!!!" ~Riku
    Post by: windblade, Feb 17, 2014 in forum: General & Upcoming Kingdom Hearts
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    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.
    Thread by: windblade, Jan 6, 2014, 0 replies, in forum: Arts & Graphics
  5. windblade
    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.
    Post by: windblade, Nov 19, 2013 in forum: Community News & Projects
  6. windblade
    This picture is HUGE, so, because of the way Deviantart works, you'll probably have to click on the image twice to see its full size. If you only click on it once, DA will most likely auto-adjust its size to your monitor width.
    Fun fact: It's exactly 4000 pixels wide.

    This is Yoroi Mikoto from the KimiIta series.

    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.
    Thread by: windblade, Oct 20, 2013, 0 replies, in forum: Arts & Graphics
  7. windblade
    It's like the first thing my eyes went to (after noticing the way the texture on his hair-spikes works) (it looks nice). That mole adds all KINDS of character to his... character! (Dat grammar.)

    Reminds me of that scene with the lips from Egoraptor's Awesome Noire.
    Post by: windblade, Sep 15, 2013 in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  8. windblade
    Oh, and one more thing:

    Donald looks like he has cocaine on his bill. Haha, wonderful.
    Post by: windblade, Sep 14, 2013 in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
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    Sora has a mole on his right arm? Huh. Neat.
    Post by: windblade, Sep 14, 2013 in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
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    Thank you!
    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.)
    Post by: windblade, May 30, 2013 in forum: Arts & Graphics
  13. windblade

    Description under the picture says all I would need to say, haha.

    This probably wont make sense to people who haven't seen the new Trek film. But either way...
    Thread by: windblade, May 29, 2013, 2 replies, in forum: Arts & Graphics
  14. windblade
    Wow, thanks! ///_o
    I feel so honoured, haha.

    In terms of emotional drama and romance, I've yet to really find a story I like more than this KimiIta series. If you ever have multiple hours to waste, Kiminozo and Akane Maniax been turned into anime, which are both subtitled and translated, and Muv Luv and Muv Luv Alternative both have english fan translations by now.

    The art style was an attempt at mimicking "Bou", the main artist for the first 5 Muv Luv games. I'm so happy that I at least got this close. ///_^
    Post by: windblade, Apr 12, 2013 in forum: Arts & Graphics
  15. windblade

    Man, it's been 11 years since I was introduced to this series with Kimi ga Ita Kisetsu thanks to a Japanese friend of mine back in 2002. She, along with some other Japanese friends, were kind enough to translate the games for me as we played (naturally, the eroge scenes were pretty awkward, but everything else was great) (I was 10 years old, too, so it was even more awkward). I had just barely finished Kimi ga Nozomu Eien when Muv Luv came out February 2003, and I still had Akane Maniax to get through. So, it was a few months before I actually got to play Muv Luv, but it started the most epic story arc I'd yet to see. Only in 2006 did this series finally become my favourite with the release of Muv Luv Alternative. Now THAT was one hell of a game. It took the characters from all the previous games (as each game starred different characters), and put them together in this amazing story.

    So, to commemorate the release of the first Muv Luv (which is technically 2 games in 1), I made that beast up there.

    Oh yeah, my avatar and sig are images from Muv Luv. I forgot about that. It's been a while since I've actually looked at one of my own posts.
    Thread by: windblade, Apr 11, 2013, 2 replies, in forum: Arts & Graphics
  16. windblade
    Not too thrilled about 358/2 being a movie of sorts. I really want to play a full 3D game where the main character has cool-looking, long, flowing, physics-based clothing (the closest we've got to a game that does that is Chaos Legion -and to an extent, Assassins Creed). Why is it that the ONE game in this series that would allow for that was made for the DS. Then, the one chance for it to be rectified, and it's instead turned into a movie. I understand the time-management they have to account for with making new games, but then give us the ability to have different costumes you can unlock (like the Order XIII coat) in the next game.
    Post by: windblade, Oct 6, 2012 in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  17. windblade
    Thanks for the fast reply.

    Unfortunately, that doesn't work. "Adobe Photoshop CS3 Prefs.psp". That .psp file is in the "Adobe Photoshop CS3 Settings" folder in the Appdata/Roaming/Adobe/Adobe Photoshop CS3 path, which I have tried various things with (from moving the individual files, including the Prefs.psp one, out of it onto the desktop so they wont be loaded or just simply moving the entire folder.)
    Post by: windblade, Aug 27, 2012 in forum: Technology
  18. windblade
    I've been using Photoshop CS3 Extended (version 10.0) on my Windows 7 64bit laptop for about 3 years with absolutely no problems. Suddenly, out of nowhere last Saturday, it wouldn't start. It would go through all of its "initializing" up until the very last one, which just simply says "Initializing..." One thing to note is that when it says "Initializing tools...", it takes a bit longer than it used to.

    I've seen people say to reset the preferences by holding "Ctrl+Alt+Shift" while starting photoshop up, however, on Windows 7, holding "Alt" along with any other buttons causes the properties of the shortcut to come up instead of the program starting. I tried various other button combinations while starting it, but no luck. Also, I tried manually just moving the "Adobe Photoshop CS3 Setting" folder, but that didn't work either.

    Some info that might help:
    Recently, I got a secondary monitor to help with drawing really large pictures. I also recently got an external hard drive.
    With the monitor, I moved the photoshop window over to it and kept my laptop screen clear to do other things. Before disconnecting the secondary monitor from my laptop each time I was finished with it, I would move the photoshop window back to the laptop's screen. However, the time I used it before it started having this problem, I forgot to move it back before I closed it. Then, the next day (Saturday), when I tried to start it up without the secondary monitor attached, it would crash just like I said. I tried it with the monitor plugged in, and it opened directly on the secondary monitor, but still crashed at the same point.

    With the external hard drive, I thought that I might have accidentally moved something over to it that photoshop needed to work, but I couldn't find anything related to Adobe moved onto it.

    Any ideas, anyone?
    Excuse any spelling errors. It's early in the morning, and I'm still drowsy.
    Thread by: windblade, Aug 27, 2012, 2 replies, in forum: Technology
  19. windblade
    Really? I've never played the French FFVII, but that sounds unfortunate. I guess Square's picking the wrong people for the job. If they could get people like the modders for Bethesda games (the translations for mods for Skyrim and Oblivion are amazing) or even for some of the people who do fan-translations for visual novels over at Hongfire or Amaterasu Translations, then they would be able to save time and have a quality translation.
    Post by: windblade, Jun 21, 2012 in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates
  20. windblade
    Hell, Square could have just given Key to Truth/Truthkey the game's files for a bit and he'd have all the text translated into all the other languages in about a month, haha.

    But seriously, though. If they didn't have time translate the text, they could have given it to a few selected fans to do it for them. That's what 0verflow is doing with School Days HQ. It's really not that bad of an idea.
    Post by: windblade, Jun 21, 2012 in forum: Kingdom Hearts News & Updates