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I've been trying to learn about how to make fake anime screencaps, and to that end I've been doing some more practice, as well as doing a bit of study. I'm not quite there yet, but I'd like to relate some of what I've learned below. This is a quick overview of the digital process that most anime series use nowadays. I'm just talking about an individual cel, rather than an animated sequence. I want this to be as simple as possible, so I'm leaving a lot of "buts" and "howevers" and "sometimes" out:

1. The lines are penciled by hand, and then scanned in.
2. The drawing lines are converted to black and white, aliased (so, jaggy lines). There are also extra lines to show where highlights and shading and whatnot are applied. This is a really important part because this is the look you have to imitate- whether you scan some pencils or draw using a tablet.
3. The image is worked on at the size it will be on TV. That means people are working at 1920x1080 for a modern show*. The lines are a lot thinner than you'd think.
4. Now the coloring program is fired up (Paintman mainly). By leaving the lines aliased the colors can be filled in really quickly.
5. With the colors applied everything is still jaggy/aliased.

*- some stuff is 720p upscaled, and I've seen people working at 900p.

Now the cel moves to a different program (After Effects mainly) and is overlaid onto a background.

5. The lines and colors are smoothed.
6. A whole bunch of filters are applied. I know that one filter is diffuse. Another could be overlay, and there's a Gaussian blur that gets applied at some strength level. Some lighting effects may be added here.

I think that if I imitate the process closely enough I'll achieve a fairly similar output.

That gets to my two key challenges. Challenge one is getting the lines to look right. I need to get the thickness and character down correctly. I'm trying out some new techniques and I hope they will work out. I'll write more if they do. Challenge two is the smoothing and filtering. Even if I get the lines right, the next part is to pick the right filters.

Once I figure this out, I'll do some more practice and write more about what I've found.


Art Trades, Requests and Commissions

The title says it all. If you have any questions, feel free to note me.

Art Trades: Open

I do art trades, when I have enough time. I don't want to be rude, but I've put a lot of effort into growing as an artist. I know I'm not a great artist, but I want to trade fairly.

Collaborations: Open

Same as Art Trades.

Commissions: I do not take commissions.

Requests:
I do not take requests.
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AlexArgentin Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
Nice arts and I love Maki Nishikino xD
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wbd Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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AlexArgentin Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
I hope that draw you Dia Kurosawa too!
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wbd Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I do plan on drawing more of Dia, but I did draw one pic of her already: Booboo desu wa
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Gwarriorfanfic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2018
Thanks for the fave!
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Malaro Featured By Owner Edited Aug 6, 2018  New Deviant
Maybe you should try make a picture of Iori Minase posing and wearing a revealing outfit (that's in Pink color) like this girl > vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/da…
If not then do it for Tsubasa Ibuki.
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wbd Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately, I can't take requests. Sorry about that!
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Malaro Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  New Deviant
OK fine but that wasn't a request it was just suggestion.
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Puyo-Elements Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Hello! Can I do an art trade using KiseKae 2?
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wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Unfortunately I'm not sure that an art trade would work if it's kisekae. Sorry about that!
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