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12 December 2007 @ 07:07 am
Fanart: Seigaku Regulars  

The original sketch was this, and 10 hours later, we arrive at this:

I am pretty sure this needs explaining. Uh, let's see. I said I'll do a fanart of the Seigaku first years as Regulars in their third year.

Ryoma has slightly longer hair because his father had them. There's something weird about his eyes. I think one of them is smaller or something, or just slanted. >/

Anyway, then there's Kachiro and Katsuo right behind him. I wanted to give Kachiro the same haircut he has in the series, but then decided a bit of change is nice and gave him the same haircut Sanada and Renji have.

Katsuo on the other hand has hair now. I thought giving him spiky hair would be funny (I seem to love doing that--I gave the same hair to Ishida in a fic once :D; ), then thought about giving him the same hair Momo has (it thought it'd be funny to have Katsuo have Momo!hair and Kachiro have Kaidoh!hair (thank you, Tenimyu! ♥)) but then I decided against it. That would be kinda creepy. >>

They both have blue eyes because I know Kachiro has them, but I wasn't sure about Katsuo, so I just made them blue as well.

And Horio is back there terrorising first years and didn't quite make the cool pose before the picture was taken. :P

Quite frankly, I was thinking of putting Tomo and Sakuno in this as well: Tomo would be fighting with Horio and Sakuno would hold Karupin, but I ran out of space. ;;

I think they look pretty good. Remind me to not be lazy next time. I didn't feel like doing the outline in ink because I knew I'd ruin the sketch (which I really really like), so I just scanned it and thought I could get by with a pencil outline alone. I was too lazy to do the outline in Photoshop, so I just coloured it... And then realised it looks ugly and since I already went through all the trouble to colour it, I halfway outlined it after everything was coloured already. Remind me to never, ever do that again. It's a pain in the ass and takes much longer than it would have if I had just done the stupid outline at the beginning.

And this is the reason I am not churning out fanarts one after another, folks. I'm lazy and colouring takes forever. >/

If anyone has a recipe of just slapping colours together, I'd be eternally grateful. >>

Oh, and don't think this was properly coloured or anything, but it took 10 hours anyway. See? >/

That said, the original thing was huuuuge (scanned in at 600 dpi) and I kept saving stuff, fearing it would crash my laptop. But dear Inui was a good boy. *pats laptop* ♥ If you don't have an idea how huge: the final product before resizing was over 8 MBs. >>

If anyone's interested, they can have a look at the sloppy colouring here:

Edit: Fixed Ryoma's Dumbo!ears and gave his hair hightlights.

The picture in its original size.

I'm so sad Kachiro turned out this way. He was so cute in the sketch.

I am so amused how much like Kawamura Horio looks here. That was also one of the main reasons I decided against giving Katsuo Momo!hair: if I did, we'd have Ryoma, Momo, Kaidoh and Taka-san and nothing much would have changed. XD;


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when the gales of November come earlykishmet on December 12th, 2007 06:28 am (UTC)
I love, love, LOVE the idea of all the ichinen as regulars in third year! *squee* And I love Katsuo, Kachiro and Horio (all looking quite lovely *___*) but WOW. Ryoma with that hair, that little smirk? slkdfjgfglkj he is GORGEOUS.

Um, basically I am flailing all over this and I can't help commenting even though I'm incoherent and um. Yes. ♥!
Kat: MomoRyokalamitykat on December 12th, 2007 04:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much, Kish! Comments like these make those 10 hours of work worth their while! ♥

I fixed Ryoma's Dumbo!ears now and gave his hair highlights. He needed them. :D; I also only put up Ryoma, since everyone seems to be so impressed by him. And seriously, Ryoga is hot, Nanjirou is hot: Ryoma is going to be so much hotter than them both when he grows up! *_____*

Thank you for your comment. ♥
Airi✿ฺ: marui ☠ ehehehehe 8Domame on December 12th, 2007 06:34 am (UTC)
Omg, wow. *_____* I am so impressed!!! I LOVE it. Man, you never cease to impress. XD I personally love Ryoma's expression. He looks so sexy jsfwefwfsdf.
Kat: Kenyakalamitykat on December 12th, 2007 04:26 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! ♥ I'm so glad you like it. And yeah, Ryoma is going to be one sexy bastard when he grows up. >D

I added only Ryoma up there, and fixed some of the faults on him. He looks (hopefully) slightly better now. :D;

BTW, love your "NOスピードNOライフ" line. :Dd

Thank you again for the comment! ♥
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Kat: Tezukakalamitykat on December 12th, 2007 04:34 pm (UTC)
XD You are not the only one. They do look a whole lot like Kaidoh and Momo. Maybe it was a mistake to give Katsuo hair: I should have just given him an Oishi haircut. XD;

Thank you very much, Miki. I... Spend way too much time on it for it to still look dreadful. You can see how bad it is by looking at the close-ups. The resized image isn't that bad, but when you look at it close up you can see all the mistakes. ;;

Yeah, it is different from how I usually colour. Usually I go for cell shading. This one is entirely different. I considered ditching the outline entirely but that would still need a lot of retouching, so I only partly added some outline back in. A bad call, all things considered, but it's too late to whine about it now. :D;

XD No, it hasn't changed. But I think after Tomoka gets her hands on him, he's going to discover the beautiful world of razors and tweezers and colour-coordinated clothing. :P

Thank you! Everyone is so impressed by him. I fixed up his ears and added highlights to his hair now. He really does look pretty good if I do say so myself. But with his genes, it's no wonder. ;D
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Kat: InuKaikalamitykat on December 13th, 2007 12:42 am (UTC)
XD Oishi's hair amuse me too much, too. It's a weird haircut to have but Oishi makes it adorable somehow. ♥

XD I really doubt that but I wouldn't mind one bit to see something like that. That would be awesome! I told a friend that Horio probably wouldn't make the Regulars and she seemed appalled. "Not even with 5 years of tennis experience?" XDDD Then I decided that he'll have to be a Regular. Just because. I mean, I doubt anyone BETTER than him will show up. But you never know. Poor Seigaku, they are DOOMED. >>

That's what worries me, too. I mean, he looks somewhat decent here. I should not attempt a hot!Horio. That would be too brain-breaking. D:

XD Lecherous but PRETTY. I can forgive a lot of things to pretty. ;D
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Kat: Seigakukalamitykat on December 18th, 2007 01:53 am (UTC)
Yeah, that was my reasoning, too. I mean, during the chibi episode, when he was Godzilla, he really sucked at tennis. And it wasn't really a surprise to see it, either. >>

Katsuo and Kachiro will be good regulars, I think. I hope Arai and Kachiro get to play doubles. :D;

Yeah, Seigaku is very likely to lose a lot after the third years graduate. I am hoping Fudomine will kick asses that year because they will have the most Regulars left. :D;

Sure hope they don't suck completely. ;;
Gottis: Horio > Yougottis_chan on December 12th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
Kat: MomoRyokalamitykat on December 12th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)

I'm glad you approve. I prettified Ryoma somewhat, he wasn't looking quite the part before. :D;
Gottisgottis_chan on December 12th, 2007 07:17 pm (UTC)
XD ♥ Nothing wrong with a little prettifying. =D Now I want a 3rd year rp... >_>
Kat: MomoRyokalamitykat on December 13th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
XD Exactly.

XD You realise that means no Fuji, right? Unless High School Seigaku and Middle School Seigaku tennis players still hang out. ;D
Gottisgottis_chan on December 13th, 2007 11:15 pm (UTC)
Yeah, yeah, no Fuji... ;_; *clings her overusedandabused muse* >_>;; Maybe~ 8D But there are new shiny people one could create~ And 3rd year Dan could be interesting~ ♥
Kat: Saekikalamitykat on December 14th, 2007 12:02 am (UTC)
XD It would be an awesome RPG, I agree. Lots of OCs and Kachiro would totally be fukubuchou, much to Horio's horror and disbelief! >D
Gottisgottis_chan on December 14th, 2007 12:08 am (UTC)
Oh yes! ^____________________^
sabriel: Seigaku - better than yours_sabriel on December 12th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)

So pretty...
Kat: Seigakukalamitykat on December 12th, 2007 07:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like. ♥
miska158miska158 on December 12th, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
You keep getting better at your coloring hun ♥ I'll admit I first went... "Waitaminute... Momo, Ryoma, Taka-san and Renji? Is she doing her dream team again?" before A)remembering that that definitely wouldn't be your dream team, and B) I read the post. XD;

Ryoma looks extremely hot. *__*
Kat: Atsushi - To the Skykalamitykat on December 12th, 2007 07:11 pm (UTC)
Thanks because I really don't have the feeling I am. I look at people's art and see how much they improve every time they post something, and I just stagnate and stagnate and it's getting depressing. ;;

XDDD Indeed. Definitely not my dream team. That would involve less Seigaku players, for one. :P

Well, it's his genes. ;D I prettified him somewhat by adding highlights to his hair and fixing his Dumbo!hair so he may look somewhat better now. Hopefully. >>

this is witty: hikaru no go ☆ obligatorybetrayedworld on December 13th, 2007 12:35 am (UTC)
:) I thought it was Momo, Kaidoh, Ryoma and some random guy in the back. But omigosh, the idea of the freshmen in their third year is so much love. ♥
Kat: MomoKaikalamitykat on December 13th, 2007 01:10 am (UTC)
XDD You aren't the only one who thought so. Hell, they DO look so much like Momo, Kaidoh (or Renji) and Taka-san.

But yeah. We know they're going to be Regulars one day and the thought is just too cute. I know Kachiro is going to be v. v. hot since he's so adorable now. XD