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Traditional Cel Painting Guide by espie Traditional Cel Painting Guide by espie
OMG you guys this took so long! D= And it's HUGE :ohnoes: But I wanted to make sure I was thorough - I'm so sorry if it breaks your computer :<
I don't know why I ever thought 'Hey I know what'll be a good idea, I'll illustrate it with chibis too!' but I now hate myself for it lol cause it made the whole thing take twice as long to do nnnngh ><
Oh well. It's done, huzzah! Now I can sleep lol
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SophiaDahlen Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do they still do traditional cel animation in Japan?
Haven9270 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
Excellent tutorial.
zaiqukaj Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
What an interesting tutorial. Hopefully it will inspire some folks to try this out.
crokittycats Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
Great to see that someone else uses a dipping quill pen! I used to have a glass calligraphy dip pen that worked beautifully, but the tip broke. Most everyone I've met has been using refillable ink pens. Many without nibs, just a felt tip. >^-^<
Really the only difference in my method was I always did the ink and paint on the same side of the cel.
Very nice tutorial!
espie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Yay, a kindred spirit! <3 *high fives* It's nice to meet someone else who inks the old fashioned way/paints cels, it seems to be a bit of a dying art nowadays sadly. Admittedly mine's just a standard inexpensive quill - it works decently enough but can be tempramental and scratchy on occasions; I really should invest in a better one now I've taken to inking my sketches with it too. Thanks for the feedback anywho! =D Do you have any of your cels in your gallery? I love looking at other peoples work but there seem to be precious few examples around (or that I can turn up with DA's search anywho!)
crokittycats Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I set up a new gallery folder just for some of the cels I have done. There are several not on my DA page, but I am not sure where the scans of those ended up. I'll have to do some digging.
Toasts-gurl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010
This is really amazing, I need another hobby/medium to work with like I need a new hole in my head..but this is just fascinating and you make it look so simple! <3
espie Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Aww thank you! <3 Yeah sometimes I feel I'm a bit overrun with mediums lol, but you know what they say, variety is the spice of life and all that! :XD:
JackalTheArchangel Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
:iconvirizionlaplz: Awww, Virizion looks so cute in chibi! I wish i had moar practice with her... im not as good as you but im MUCH better than gamefreaks Artists, also how long did it take you to draw the last Chibi Virizion?
espie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Hmmm, I dunno, maybe half an hour? I was really on a roll with these chibi's lol so I sketched her really quickly and colouring took like 2 minutes since it's all flats. Finelining would have been what took most of the time :meow:
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