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Crystal Clair
September 24th, 2006, 8:05 AM
I may make one for every season XD
Well, I've been gone for a while, but I was just letting my picture collection stock up before I posted them all. Then PC was down for long and my art thread was kinda gone.
Well, since we've got a few months of fall, I now show you all new pictures
Sakaki and the cat (Azumanga Daioh) ((Funny)) (http://oekaki.bulbagarden.net/pictures/200.png)
Chibi of my character Miyaki from my new series "The "Joys" of Summer" (http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/4828/miyakigr8.png)
The title's based on one of my favorite songs from the 80s. And Miyaki's supposed to be the rich girl in the town where the protagonist lives. The story takes place in a fictional town in Japan and is about a bunch of girls and a few boys who dont make it into high school. The manga so far is very funny. I think this may be a series I may finish!
btw, if you look closely, the lines look more like ShiPainter lines..... because I used a different technique in PaintShop Pro. I may use it alot now since the results are flattering.
Flannery in a kimono (different from Princess Flannery) (http://oekaki.bulbagarden.net/pictures/124.png)
That one I did on ShiPainter. I did it because in regular Flannery fanart, she makes the age rating go up.

And last for now, Clover from Totemo Spies/Totally Spies here (Recommended) (http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/1012/cloverfromtotemospiesbycrystalclairqi0.png)
I really really love the way it came out because it was done in crayola markers, the kind you can find anywhere. My Clover>Totally Spies Clover IMO
I hope you all like it.
edit - Okayyyyy so some of the links are kinda messed up
lesson of the thread Dont link to oekakis!!!11

September 24th, 2006, 5:04 PM
Yaay a fall art thread!! <3

I just love love love love (x100) the Sakaki and Nekokoneko fanart <3 So cute! I support that shipping. o___o

Flannery is so beautiful! I love the almost line-less lineart style for the coloring of her face. <3

Crystal Clair
September 25th, 2006, 3:23 PM
Thank you MWM
Here's a Pokesho-style icon of myself
The collar is supposed to have a red stripe but it messed up

Kurosaki Ichigo
September 25th, 2006, 3:51 PM
Niceness Clair, as Flannery's #1 Fan that is awesome, and you got Clover right on, yeah I used to watch Totally Spies XD

Crystal Clair
September 27th, 2006, 5:48 PM
^ #1 fan? Are you her #1 fan?
Well I got an update
Hikari fanart!
made on mspaint 100% including the background
Hikari-chan (http://img218.imageshack.us/img218/3419/hikarisimplisticux2.png)

September 27th, 2006, 5:53 PM
Well the Flannery is heaps good ... but I'd prefer to see the entire body in a yukata (summer kimono).

And how did you do Hikari in MSPaint? It's pretty awesome.

Crystal Clair
September 27th, 2006, 6:07 PM
And how did you do Hikari in MSPaint? It's pretty awesome.
Well I did a sketch, then I did lineart with the bezier/curve tool. Then I erased the sketch, colored it in and shaded it. The background was done by an old mspaint trick that I learned on google

Otter Mii-kun
September 27th, 2006, 7:36 PM
Well I did a sketch, then I did lineart with the bezier/curve tool. Then I erased the sketch, colored it in and shaded it.Pretty much the same thing I do. When I scan in the sketch, it's at a very high resolution/image dimensions so then after I finish outlining and coloring, I then go into GIMP and resize the image to something that's viewable on screen-and it also gives the the "smoothed" effect.

BTW, I <3 the Flannery image-it's so beautiful <3

Crystal Clair
October 18th, 2006, 1:46 PM
Art bump
Hey, I'm back with a new oekaki and some awesome news
The oekaki
Saria (from Zelda Oot) done the official art style (http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/1738/sariaoekakieg7.png)
and the news
just like I stated in my signature, I'm working on a manga that's 90% done in the first volume. There are more than 50 pages and quite a few chapters. However scanning all the 25 papers (I do two pages on one paper) will take forever, so that's why I'm going to capture the manga on my digital camera and try to make it as good-looking as possible.
Expect "scans" of my first manga volume soon.

November 6th, 2006, 4:21 PM
Well, will you have that one beach pic ready soon?

Crystal Clair
November 7th, 2006, 3:55 PM
^ maybe.....
Since someone posted in my art thread, I can finally show you all my latest works of art
A picture of Natane I created a few hours ago on BMGf's shi painter (http://img482.imageshack.us/img482/7206/197as2.png)
And you can finally watch the animation of how I did it!!!111 (http://oekaki.bulbagarden.net/#)
A picture of Misty and Natane in the Great Bay Temple from Majora's Mask. It took me weeks to finish this one.
A traceover (anime style) of Natane's Sugimori art
http://img476.imageshack.us/img476/1500/nataneheadshotbycrystalmt4.th.jpg (http://img476.imageshack.us/my.php?image=nataneheadshotbycrystalmt4.jpg)

And the manga "The "Joys" of Summer" aka TJoS
Well, not the entire manga. Because I did over 50 pages of it and I haven't "scanned in" any pages yet. But here I will tell you about the story.

Narya is a typical teenager living in the Kanagawa prefecture of Japan in a fictional town called Nayama where over ninety percent of the population is financially well off. However, Narya hates school, so her mother has no choice but to not make her take the entrance exams into high school. So Narya leaves middle school with "fond" memories of education and enters her eternal summer to discover that she hasn't fully escaped going to school everyday afterall.

Her mother sends her to a school camp where a bunch of her other friends (who also didn't go to high school for reasons I will discuss in the manga) are. However, if I say anymore, this post may get too big.
Note - Nayama is a fictional town with other fictional qualities, and that goes for the high school too. So if there's anything that is non-existant in Japan or Japanese culture, just forget about it and enjoy the story.
.... I may get a few pages up this week btw
Please please post! I dont do this artwork and post it here for nothing!

November 7th, 2006, 5:01 PM
I hope to see more pics, including a certain one!

Neko Godot
November 13th, 2006, 3:59 PM
Lovely art as always Clair! ^^

Crystal Clair
November 18th, 2006, 12:02 PM
Coming if you post at my art thread - The "Joys" of Summer (the first successful manga series)
I did end up using a scanner and I even toned my first two pages. However something happened with the third page and that has some crucial information so in order to avoid confusion, I wont post the other pages until I post the third page
Page 1 (uninked but toned) the Disclaimer (http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/8969/pg1nz8.pn)
Page 2 (inked and looks great) the story starts here (http://img472.imageshack.us/img472/1037/pg2au9.png)

and a pic I just put up on deviantart
warning it's pg13
it's not like porn but it's like the stuff on Pokesho
Hikari and Ash (http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/5257/hikariandashbycrystalclcr0.png)
and Ash isn't looking where you think he's looking.

November 18th, 2006, 10:40 PM
I <3 your art sweetie, it's awsome sweetie. x3 I especially like the last pic. ^///^ XD Keep it up sweetie. ^^

Crystal Clair
November 19th, 2006, 2:24 PM
Jeremy, I knew you'd like that pic.... believe it or not, I started drawing it at school. XD
Well I have a very weird picture to show you all. I also want your feedback on this new style.
Introducing, line-drawn Hinata!
Made on ShiPainter on Bulbagarden ages ago.
Inspired from an oekaki/rel on Pokesho's oekaki board that I saw ages ago (and I saved it too)
..... unfortunately for the life of Clair, I cannot find it (however I did find another picture I have been looking for ages for)

November 22nd, 2006, 5:00 PM
I like that style sweetie. ^^ It's really kawaii, and for some odd reason the style reminds me of one of my fave RPGs, Paper Mario. ^^;

Crystal Clair
December 8th, 2006, 8:39 PM
I apologize for this long hatius but I've got a treat for you all. And this treat is very special.
I was searching my dad's old computer files when I stumbled upon....
the very first Pokemon/anime pics I had ever drawn that were entirely anime.
Before I began the anime style completely, I just drew the typical circle face only with those Pokemon-style eyes. So it was kind of a fusion. I think that was cool actually.
But this picture, made my history. It's also the reason I tend to draw in that angle
introducing, the first ever Pokemon picture I drew (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9586/jessieoldoldoldqe0.png)
I cant believe how far I've advanced.
;_; it's incredible

December 19th, 2006, 11:16 AM
I apologize for this long hatius but I've got a treat for you all. And this treat is very special.
I was searching my dad's old computer files when I stumbled upon....
the very first Pokemon/anime pics I had ever drawn that were entirely anime.
Before I began the anime style completely, I just drew the typical circle face only with those Pokemon-style eyes. So it was kind of a fusion. I think that was cool actually.
But this picture, made my history. It's also the reason I tend to draw in that angle
introducing, the first ever Pokemon picture I drew (http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/9586/jessieoldoldoldqe0.png)
I cant believe how far I've advanced.
;_; it's incredible

Hey hows it? sorry, I havent look at your thread in a while, wowo that is quite an improvement its always cool to see how much people can prgress its always cool

and OMG can it be true Shinji>Clair? id never thought id see the day, but then again Shinji is so cool

but hey keep up the great art :)

Crystal Clair
December 19th, 2006, 2:04 PM
and OMG can it be true Shinji>Clair? id never thought id see the day, but then again Shinji is so coolWell I have been obsessed with Clair for two entire years so I guess I gotta move on. Hey look at Phantom Bugsy! She's so obsessed with her Les Miserables (sp?) that she doesn't mention Brawly as much as she used to.
Plus Shinji is really sick. (a good sick, not like psycho or my currrent health conditions)
Speaking of my health conditions, yes I'm pretty sick. Not just an ordinary cold. Try insomnia at night, constant sneezing, dizzyiness and missing school. It's that stupid 60 degree weather we've been getting (it's almost Christmas and I dont see winter coming at all)
What a coincidence you posted! I was gonna double post to post this new tutorial I threw together.
Note - Marking it in Spoiler tags so my post doesn't look too big. It's big enough as it is.
Crystal Clair's Official Fancy Lineart Tutorial
note - this is not about how to do lineart, it's how to modify it to make it look much better.
And warning, this tutorial is

Have you ever noticed that one of the reasons Pokesho's artwork looks so professional is because the lineart is not bold and dark. Bold and dark lineart can sometimes make a picture look more amateuric. Have you ever seen that fancy anime artwork on people's banners? Notice how much of that art seems to lack lineart. The lineart just blends into the image.

I can tell you how I do this. No I dont color the lineart. (for some reason it doesn't give off the same effect.

In order to do this, you will need a finished picture with the lineart still on a seperate layer. You can probably do this with any program as long as the program has layers and transparency settings for the eraser too, which means you can even use a ShiPainter! Make a copy of your lineart in case you screw up.

Now, make only one layer visable. Select your eraser tool and set the transparency to 20%. Now wherever the lineart stands out too much, do some dabs. Dont drag the eraser because you may end up erasing the whole line! If the colors around the line are dark, that means they wont stand out as much so you can get away with keeping them.

Here's an example of an icon I did using this technique
Before - dark, lines. (dark lines can make an area look smaller so dont use thick lines on icons if you want them to be clear)
that's not the actual background, the background's gonna be transparent

After! - Gosh, you can really see the difference! The lineart looks completely different! And to think it only took less than five minutes of light dabbing with an eraser.
With this skill at hand, you're just one step towards becoming as good as the artist of Pokesho (Soara). Not to mention you'll be able to make your own icons (like the one in the example) and edit Pokesho's pics for your own private uses ^_~.

Btw, this only applies to the kind of art that Pokesho does. Art done by my friend (the above poster) may have thick lines but looks good because they're done well and suit the style.

Incase anyone drops by here, I'm posting an animation I made
Just incase someone DOES stop by.

January 10th, 2007, 6:52 PM
Nice tutorial! I think it makes sense, and you can tell a difference. I'm not exaclty sure how to set my eraser tool to 20% though... but maybe it's just the program I'm using

xD! That animation made me laugh. Sorry I didn't stop by here sooner!

Crystal Clair
January 11th, 2007, 3:46 PM
I can finally post my newest picture I finished today. It was a birthday present for Phantom Bugsy (her birthday's today). It was my first time drawing a guy's chest.
OMG Hyouta smex!!111 (http://img234.imageshack.us/img234/6118/birthdaypresentoe0.png)
oh yeah, and if you check my Deviantart account, there's a Shinji statue there.

Forest Grovyle
January 11th, 2007, 4:20 PM
Don't worry Crystal Clair, you're allowed to art bump if it's clear nobody is going to post and you have new art to show. :) As long as it's not too excessive, it's fine.

I like your animation - I've been meaning to try some more animation myself! It's always been something I've wanted to do.


Crystal Clair
January 13th, 2007, 11:48 AM
^ Actually I sorta knew I could but I wasn't taking any chances. Thanks for confirming it though. I didn't see anything on the rules list so maybe someone should put it there.
I have a very pretty work of art to show today. It isn't Pokemon but it's gorgeous and colorful. It's not really cel-shaded either, it's soft-looking
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5042/princesscassandrauo8.th.png (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=princesscassandrauo8.png)
Times like this, I wish this forum had that img200 shrinking code like SPPf does.
Meh, Imageshack's thumbnail feature will have to do.

January 16th, 2007, 4:31 PM
Well, I would like to say you did a great job on your artwork. Keep it up!

Crystal Clair
January 16th, 2007, 6:32 PM
^ thanks
I was working with my scanner today so we have some SHINJI FANART OMGOMG!!!111
Pokemon's Shinji meets Neon Genesis Evangelion's Shinji (http://img444.imageshack.us/img444/3711/ifshinjimetngesshinjinb1.png)
Me making out with Shinji (colored pencil) (http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/5065/ccandshinjiva0.png)
Shinji "nailing" Ash with a fake gun (pg 13 if easily offended) (http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9062/thegunisfake11mc3.png)
And Shinji giving me flowers and balloons for my birthday! (http://img444.imageshack.us/my.php?image=shinjihappybirthdayje5.png)
btw, check out my newest Natane oekaki on the community board! I cant post it now cuz I'm too busy

January 18th, 2007, 6:59 PM
Sorry I haven't posted ^^. It's just so hard for me to find this thread, it takes ages.

WOW!! That colored pencil pciture you drew, it's amazing! That picture of the blonde girl a couple posts back is pretty kawaii too ^^

Eco Wu1f
January 19th, 2007, 12:02 AM
The shinji "nailing" ash one i think is the best!
Those are really good... better than i could ever do =/

Crystal Clair
February 2nd, 2007, 1:06 PM
I'll probably have more pictures scanned in soon. I was working on an Azami Pokemon Ranger but I didn't draw the outfit on her yet.
I did a realism of Ash, Hikari, Misty and May (I'll make sure to upload that because for no reference, it came out pretty good)
I have a new pic to show you. It's Natane, the grass gymleader in the Shinou league
http://img379.imageshack.us/img379/4816/enataneetz7.th.png (http://img379.imageshack.us/my.php?image=enataneetz7.png)
Everyone at DA thought it was awesome so I decided to post it here as well.

I have a very weird and unique fanart to show you all
Let's just say fanart doesn't always have to be on paper (http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7928/pokeshochalkartwe1.png)
and yes, that's a fanart dedicated to Pokesho. And yes, it's gone now. XDDDD

Crystal Clair
February 16th, 2007, 6:21 PM
Well since no one's replied to my thread ONCE AGAIN, I'll have to bump it with these two new pics
The first time I really drew Marina in my new style (http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6361/emarinaxq8.png)
Vector of Shauna (http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/678/shaunavectorca8.jpg)
And btw, I may get around to more pics, cuz this following week I have something called Mid Winter Recess. It's a region-only holiday though :\ sorry non New Yorkers.
And please post more often
And if you have some free time, feel free to check out my deviantart account. I actually update it more than this thread usually.

February 22nd, 2007, 12:13 AM
Hey whats up!? wow so much art i havent seen, well its all great, but hey no surprise there :)
love Shauna, very good looking, so is Marina ,shes my second favorite charcter named Marina from pokemon :P

and the one of Natane, wonderful, great detail, she's probably my favorite female gym leader for Sinnoh,

well i try to visit your thread more often, and great job and keep it up :)


Crystal Clair
March 10th, 2007, 12:03 PM
^Thanks. I notice you like both Marina and Marina. XD
I have a new picture.
And this picture is probably of not the best picture I have ever done.
It's kinda perverted but only if you have a corrupt mind.
I spent a whole week on it to make it the quality of the anime pics you see in people's banners.
It's pretty big so I had to link it... and imageshack is going deadly slow so no thumbnails. (http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b69/Crystal_Clair/Hinatapic.png)

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
March 14th, 2007, 4:18 PM
Wow thats a nice picture of hinata, there is nothing else for me to say because its that amazing really

:t354:~*!*~Queen Boo~*!*~

Crystal Clair
April 1st, 2007, 5:43 PM
^ Thanks. I'm glad that turned out so nice.
Sorry about the lack of updates. It's a cross between procrastination and lazyness
Unfortunately the picture I'm about to show you is unfinished. The background isn't there yet but the foreground is pretty complete (just a little more tweaking)
http://img100.imageshack.us/img100/2294/dominounfinishedot5.th.png (http://img100.imageshack.us/my.php?image=dominounfinishedot5.png)
you're lucky I even posted it here to begin with.
I think I'm gonna try scanning in some pics. We got a new scanner that's closer to my room and doesn't require two computers turned on to use, which means it's more convenient.
And even more convenient, I drew a bunch of pictures recently. Some of Flannery too.

I started scanning!
Natane! (http://img68.imageshack.us/my.php?image=natanesmmallerhw7.png)
I can draw really fast with a pencil. And I did some more scanning a moment ago so expect some Flannery and Misty

April 4th, 2007, 1:00 PM
CClair, you're getting SO good at CGing... it's amazing. Esp. the TR Rose girl (I really forgot her name..) I could almost have mistakened it for Pokesho's work xD Amazing coloring!

April 4th, 2007, 1:40 PM
Um, the link to the Natane Scan doesn't work.

Also, I was wondering if you could do a pic of Misty dressed as Trixie?

Crystal Clair
April 7th, 2007, 10:20 AM
Also, I was wondering if you could do a pic of Misty dressed as Trixie?http://img486.imageshack.us/img486/1627/mistyastrixiepy1.th.png (http://img486.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mistyastrixiepy1.png)
here ya go
it only took me two hours to do that quick one. I like the way it came out.

A funny manga about the internet Pokemon fanbase, mostly towards Serebiiforumers though (http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/889/manga111oe5.png)
Shinji oekaki coming soon

April 12th, 2007, 10:30 PM
LOL I totally get that manga page... exactly how SPPF members would react... well, at least 99.8 % of them anyways.

Crystal Clair
April 23rd, 2007, 3:55 PM
^ Thanks. And I apologize for my absence but this forum just aint as exciting as it used to be and I'm quite busy these days.
I got diamond and pearl yesterday!
Well anyway, more art
Linking to deviant art because I'm a prick 8D
Another Natane vector, this time actually done on Flash aka a REAL vector (http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/53650241/)
btw, if I didn't show off my Shinji oekaki, it's at my account, on my main page.
*is feeling lazy*

May 15th, 2007, 6:01 PM
Um, can you do pics of Nozomi and Kengo, you know, Hikari's rivals? You don't have to do them right now. Take your time.

Shadow Chaos
May 17th, 2007, 6:44 AM
I really like your art Crystal Clair, its great!!! Keep it up, and I agree with you, Natane rocks!!!

Crystal Clair
May 17th, 2007, 3:24 PM
Made in Gimp, she's just a test to see how good the program really is
sorry I've been gone, I'm doing projects and studying for regents and there aren't too many days off. Plus with Diamond and going out (it's spring now), and with this horrid artist's block, I've only been able to crank out this pic. Before my computer crashed (it's on the road to recovery), I was working on an AdvanceCloneShipping pic (RichiexMay) but then shat happened. I will probably finish it in the future
I may draw Kengo and Nozomi in the future, I love Kengo and Nozomi looks really good in fanart.

Crystal Clair
May 26th, 2007, 12:22 PM
Double post due to thread inactivity.
I finally got around to drawing one of my favorite characters of all time. 100% on GIMP.
But now that I have my computer back, I have the choice between GIMP, PSP and MACROMEDIA FLASH!!!
I also have 3d studio mx and Fruityloops but I don't use them as much.
Cassidy came out pretty good (http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/2420/cassidyhv2.png)
As for Nozomi and Kengo, I'm 75% done a Nozomi Sugimori and I may do Kengo in flash soon.
Yea! For Memorial Day Weekend!!!!

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
May 28th, 2007, 4:08 AM
Nice I like the shading and stuff, I like the Cassidy one the most

:t354:tatsujin gosuto

May 28th, 2007, 6:02 AM
You're colouring is amazing, CC, but you're lineart could use some work. Especially that first CG Natane's eyes. The Rocket Girl is one of the best ones, but I don't really know why her legs are glowing. Also Misty's face looks a little distorted.

Psi Yamaneko
May 29th, 2007, 5:28 PM
Seconding in regards to the coloring. Is it vector? I can't vector to save my own soul.

*double takes*

Another Shinji fan...heh.

Crystal Clair
June 2nd, 2007, 6:02 PM
Seconding in regards to the coloring. Is it vector? I can't vector to save my own soul.
some of the coloring is vector.

A while ago, someone asked me to do a picture of Flannery in a yukata. I finally did one. And I love the way it came out.

June 2nd, 2007, 8:13 PM
wow that's great!!
you really have some MAD skill

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 3rd, 2007, 4:48 AM
I love your Flannery she is really well done

:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Crystal Clair
June 5th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Thanks you all.
Mad skills? Lol, never heard that phrase.

Honestly, I think with all the regents on my mind (really important New York tests high school students have to take), all the stress is making me forget to upload most of my new pics
I did one of Cassidy but I'm showin' you guys the ecchi one I did of Natane
Those shorts she wears look so baggy they could slip down any second. (http://img131.imageshack.us/img131/47/natanecoinslotsn0.png)
Never drew "coinslots" before so....

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 6th, 2007, 4:36 PM
nice picture and yea they are slipping alright. Coloring is great as usual

:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Crystal Clair
June 8th, 2007, 4:23 PM
I've decided to showcase some new stuff
And this stuff isn't just new, it's a completely different kind of art
It's 3d art!!!!
Not that gradient crap you can make on flash, but actual objects and scenes that are 3d
This is a bamboo cabin I made. As you can see, not all the textures are present. And I may want to work on stuff more there. (http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/4598/3dbamboohousexf6.png)
A text test - the Japanese hiragana reads tesuto (http://pkmncommunity.com/%5BURL=http://img48.imageshack.us/my.php?image=tesutomt0.png%5D%5BIMG%5Dhttp://img48.imageshack.us/img48/6787/tesutomt0.th.png%5B/IMG%5D%5B/URL%5D)
And something Pokemon related!
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4281/demozs7.th.png (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=demozs7.png)
I tried to see how close I could get to doing a map using the new Pokemon graphics.
If you cant see the picture, click this (http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/4281/demozs7.png)
All of this 3d stuff was done on google sketchup, a 100% free 3d program. It's very easy to learn and is very fun. I got the trees as components (no, I didn't make them) and most of the furniture from the house are components.

I just wanted to shake some stuff up
I'll be showing off more of my 3d stuff in the future

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
June 9th, 2007, 5:57 AM
your cabin is really great. But your last pic link is broken

:t354:tatsujin gosuto

Shadow Chaos
June 10th, 2007, 3:57 PM
Great new pics, Crystal Clair!!! My favs are Flannery in the Yukata, and the Natane one!!!

July 7th, 2007, 5:36 AM
Well, I think you're artworks are better without the 3D artworks. Hope to see Nozomi and Kengo soon.