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Shirasawa Chitose by Pinakes Shirasawa Chitose by Pinakes
Yay for another old stuff ヽ( =_=)ノ ... sometimes I wish for DA to also have manga-type (multiple page) submission system like pixiv. This type of work is also very confusing to be submitted to a group (folder). It's not fanart, since it's official. Worse, it's the first picture of the character ever made. In a sense it would be original character, but it's not mine by copyright ... In case you don't know, which is actually still quite likely, the character was designed for Danny Choo of Culture Japan.

If you're following Danny Choo, you might've seen the middle part before. If you're keen you may notice her eyes is of a little different design. Danny wasn't particularly keen on "dot" eyes (think Kantoku). This character was born accidentally when he wanted me to design Kizuna (to be uploaded here next week or so) when I sketched out few faces and ended up putting one ... a lil too different from the brief with the kind of attitude I'd probably like from a character. He put the sketches on FB for a vote and that one ended up grabbing the top spot - so he pushed for the winning sketch to be a different new character. This was how I ended up designing 2 characters instead of just the planned 1.

There's an interesting story on the origin of her name. "白澤" (Shirasawa) came from Danny. I think it came to him from another person but my memory is fuzzy on that side. You can actually read it hakutaku (a kind of mythical creature) which I think is kind of cool - and easy to be used as a pattern for mech or something. "千歳" (Chitose) actually came from my then-still-flatmate. He's better in Japanese than me, especially on names and kanji. It literally means 1000 years, and thus millennium, so it connects back to the IP name Mirai Millennium - half a joke. Nevertheless, my friend was in quite a bit of stress that time, company problems and lotsa other stuff. I figured out maybe it can cheer him a bit or at least amuse him if this character got the name he jokingly suggested. So, I pushed for the name to Danny. He actually never knew where the name came from, he just thought I liked the name, and luckily it passed - almost failed though.

I knew that during that time the name "Chitose" in Yuru Yuri refers to a similarly white short haired character. If Danny knew such character existed, I'm pretty sure the name would never pass. If she wasn't named Chitose, she would've gotten Shizuku instead. To think about it Omamori Himari's Shizuku sort of got similar hair, and "close enough" personality (compared to the rest at least :P ). The said flatmate btw, more amused on the act of me pushing the name XD. He had since moved from Singapore to Canada and seems to be leading a better life now, so it's good for him :)

Unless you visited my pixiv you would probably never saw the portrait shot on the left before. I drew it originally for my skype and pixiv avatar. Same goes for the scribbles on the right. Sorry about the Jap texts which are probably broken Jap anyway. Those are for pixiv consumption and I'm just too lazy to modify it to English m(_ _)m.
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Digitrevx Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
Wut Pinakes exists! I only wrote you a "millennium" ago. You might be surprised to know I had to build the school all over again..
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh lol, must be during the time I went missing off the net =_=; Sorry about that.
I suppose Vayanis contacted you? I just got his note about the stuff.
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Digitrevx Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
Yeah, hes doing some kinda project. It doesn't really involve me other then the acception it has to do with assets tied to Danny. I was writing you about other things haha long ago but sorta forget what it was about.
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh hahaha Icc.
Well, in any case it's probably too late already by now for me to response to the original request m(_ _)m

Just checked your stuff, they look cool! (  ̄∇ ̄)b
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Digitrevx Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
Haha thanks and like your stuff as well. When I learn the method that you did the backgrounds I was pretty impressed. ^^
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, in short it's more like "anything goes" method though lol XD
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AddestorionVayanis Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
question: what would chitose's role on the battlefield be like?  The concept for the combat role seems to be either artillery or sniper, but since no other concepts exist yet, whats your take on it?
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, interesting question. If you leave the entire story to me I'd probably put her in rear line, non-combat role, either technical, command, or advisory role. (that sketch with suit is mostly just for fun)
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AddestorionVayanis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014
cool.  I'm gonna give her a bow so that she can be a long ranged sniper character.  Safe from combat, yet not entirely useless.

I was just worried that your additional suit sketches were part of intended storyline.  so now that its just a fun sketch...  i'm free to interpret the storyline however i want.

thanks for your opinion.  lol.  chitose4win www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXXtZ5…
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
>i'm free to interpret the storyline however i want.
Sure :) ... well I'm not the copyright holder of the character so technically I can't give permission to anything but yeah, sure XD

That's an interesting MMD x AR you got there :) I see that you play a lot with MMD?
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AddestorionVayanis Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
i only make videos and minor model edits.

i did this one though: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm1mKw…
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This part? --> [Stage design - Vayanis & Flam3 - based off millennium gate - made in Metasequoia and edited in PMXeditor. Sphere maps were self made.]

Were I to know this, I would've shared you the base mesh model I used for the gate ring. Proportion may not be fitting as a stage, but who knows :)

So you're using Metasequoia? Somebody mentioned it to me recently. How's it?
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AddestorionVayanis Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
yeah.  I just made a crappy stage, but had to control the camera and stuff.

for metasequoia its as straightforward as a 3D modelling program gets, but with a cleaner interface than google sketchup.  But if youre used to working with stuff like Maya, you would probably pick Maya.

If you still got your original mesh files, me and Digitrevx can convert most meshes into MMD.  If you got permission to transfer it out though.  If you do i can send you contact info in a note.
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Icc. I'm most familiar with 3ds Max though I worked a bit with Maya before.

Though true, since I'm not technically the owner of the artwork, I don't think I can transfer the mesh to other people unless it's requested by Danny or somebody else I know still working for him. I made the base mesh only to aid in painting for myself so I doubt he actually even know of its existence though.

Nevertheless it's nice to know that. I know who to contact if I need MMD related stuff in the future :)
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sacana456 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
this could be old for you but is new for me, but it looks great ;)
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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sacana456 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
no problem ;)
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TheXHunter08 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work on this! :D
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx :)
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hm, I must have missed this on Pixiv.
Good job!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx! It's rather old, maybe that's why. It has probably been pushed to the 2nd page.
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mzrz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Owo... Totally Love this Character.... X3 a Lovely combination of her lab coat and personality...

Bikin satu karakter aja dalem banget ternyata.. >.< baru tahu... seneng banget liat Char Sheet kayak gini... d tunggu yg berikutnya 0v0...
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

Well, ya, pas diciptakan gak ada character brief ato gmn yg bisa buat fall back utk future reference jadi ya sebisa mungkin aku beri contoh2 'likely expressions' menurut bayanganku sendiri ini karakter bakal spt apa sifatnya.
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mzrz Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oh gitu.. jd bwat referensi kedepan juga yah... iya juga, klo udah ada detailnya jd gak repot ngebayangin lg.. dapet ilmu baru nih..

ur welcome... >.<
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Idealnya design karakternya sendiri juga mencerminkan sifatnya sih ya. Kalau2 personalitynya gak tersampaikan dan sampai ke-assign personality beda, bisa jadi mismatch sama designnya. Jadi utk mencegah itu, ya wes tempeli deh contoh2 situasinya.

Spt misal, color pallettenya mayoritas subdued, kecuali accent merahnya yg supaya masih ada feel agresifnya dikit. Secara geometris elemen2nya juga cenderung tajam. (meski ya style IPnya sendiri sudah cenderung tajam). Dari sini, hopefully, bisa kerasa kalo karakternya tidak particularly genki ato cutesy, tapi ada sisi aggressive-offensive-nya, most likely lewat omongannya. Tsun-type lah :P hahaha. Neguse-nya banyak karena tidurnya di lab etc etc.
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mzrz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sokka.... jadi banyak banget faktor yg musti d perhatikan jg yah....

design satu karakter bisa sampe serumit ini ternyata... aku kira tinggal ikutin permintaan yg pesan saja....

huwahh... makasih banyak udah mau menjelaskan dengan sangat rinci d tengah kesibukannya Senpai (ah aku panggil senpai aja boleh yah? bingung manggilnya gimana).. >.<

btw, gaya bicaranya unik.. pke 3in1 bahasanya... ^^
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Kalo pesanannya dead specific ya gak mikir wkwk :P
Kalo pas lagi rush juga asal2an aja kok selama client ok hahahaha.

Panggil apa aja boleh ^^

>btw, gaya bicaranya unik.. pke 3in1 bahasanya... ^^
Hahaha, cuma sekedar pake kata2 pertama yg muncul di otak sih ya.

Btw gambarmu aku cek, not bad at all!
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teturo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
Very cool outfit for a very cute character ^_^
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx! :)
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teturo Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
My pleasure ^_^
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Kentai713 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am absolutely in love with your drawing style and coloring! You're an inspiration to me. Please keep up the amazing work!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I appreciate it :)
Sorry my upload rate is not exactly fabulous, especially since all I've been uploading recently are stocks from the last 2 years or so.
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Kentai713 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome! No need to apologize. There's plenty to look at in your gallery already! I like to study your lineart. You're use of varied line widths in the right places and the subtlety of the lineart itself just astound me. Thank you so much for your reply :)
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx! The line weight is kind of a faux one in that I didn't create them in a single stroke. I just lined all of them with med-thinnest one and created 2-3 layers of different thickness from it that I masked to show where they need to be shown. Additional manual strokings may still exist but that's about the trick I used if working in PS. My control of my hand is even now still not that great =_=
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Kentai713 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah! Still a very good strategy. So there were 3 layers of thickness, and you could mask and unmask certain sections to try out what looked best. I like it! I think I will give that a try on my next project :) Thanks for the info!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Glad it can help you. In any case, I just duplicate the original line and blur it 0.5 px before duplicating the blurred version 1-2 times and merge them to form the thicker version of the line.
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mayuuzu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sukaaa bangeet sama style-nya senpai! Perpaduan antara kawaii dan kakkoi! >u<
Nggak heran dapet commission dari Danny Choo~ ; v ;
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
>Perpaduan antara kawaii dan kakkoi! >u<
Hahaha, jadi word of the day nih :)
Sebaliknya, mau bikin yg total kawaii ato yg total gritty somewhat blun bisa =_=
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mayuuzu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahahahaa XD
Ohya, saya yakin senpai bisa deh. Ganbatte! I'm looking forward for it, walaupun style yang ini aja juga udah top banget! :D
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thunderboltdrawer15 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
cool. keep up the work!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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Xandamus Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014   General Artist
totally amaze'n completely!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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Xandamus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   General Artist
totally!
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Beautiful work! I love her clothing elements! Good to see your work again! :D
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad to see you again too. How's things gong with your project since then?
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Going slow, but good. I had to rewrite the entire chapter 01 into a proper scenario format to give the illustrator. I have finally learned how it worked. I was done recently. So far we only got 5 pages done, but it's a start. And hopefully this year we'll get more than that. :)
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That sounds great :) The comic scenario where you specify this page got these panels with these happenings and conversation on each panel kind of stuff?

In any case, I wish you luck on the project!
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FallenAngelGM Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Yeah, that!

Thanks! :D
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Xenofish Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
very nice
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