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by Cyanade
Sat Dec 01, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diversity in Visual Novels
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: Diversity in Visual Novels

Thanks for your thoughts Zelan! I’m late in my reply so I think a lot of what I wanted to say has already been covered by other people. My experience has been very similar to CSV’s even though I come from Asia rather than Europe. Asia is also often conflated and generalized based on just a few count...
by Cyanade
Thu Nov 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diversity in Visual Novels
Replies: 12
Views: 1105

Re: Diversity in Visual Novels

I personally think our differences are more rooted in culture than in anything else. Someone could be the same gender, orientation and race as i am, but if they grew up in a vastly different society, its going to be harder for me to identify with them than if it were someone from a more similar cult...
by Cyanade
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Selidor’s Sketchbook
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

I think it’s a great result for an experiment, the colors harmonize really well!
by Cyanade
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you need some photos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Do you need some photos?

Nixe link! Just to clarify, it seems then that the consensus is that the camera should be level (not angled) and at the height of the chest or collar bone of the viewer/photographer/main charcter (pick one)? Exceptions being for artistic shots that require angles and new sprites. Yes, exactly-its t...
by Cyanade
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Personal Art Threads
Topic: Selidor’s Sketchbook
Replies: 12
Views: 755

Re: Selidor’s Sketchbook

The middle one is the cutest! The right gives off the quirkiest personality and the left the most avant garde. Overall I like the middle one the most too, but it was a close tie with the right one. I wonder if seeing them individually would have affected my opinion though, because when I’m looking a...
by Cyanade
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you need some photos?
Replies: 15
Views: 1096

Re: Do you need some photos?

For where the horizon line should be in backgrounds, it should be chest height. OokamiKasumi explains it really well in this thread
by Cyanade
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: How can I improve this picture ?
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: How can I improve this picture ?

Oh! I assumed that was the lighting you were going for because of the highlights on the original image. With the lighting removed, the body looks wet or plasticy: https://ibb.co/hVTrXp The only way to make it look more natural is to make the lighting stronger. So unless you're going for the wet or p...
by Cyanade
Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: How can I improve this picture ?
Replies: 3
Views: 954

Re: How can I improve this picture ?

I painted over the base image to demonstrate what I mean: https://ibb.co/iDZ90z What I did: - Upped the contrast by making the shadows darker (and redder) and the highlights more pronounced - There was some form shadow but it was missing occlusion and cast shadows so I added them in - People look at...
by Cyanade
Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

Re: What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?

Thanks for the response guys! It’s interesting to see such a wide variety of opinion. While what crosses the line of acceptability appears to be highly subjective, the consensus seems to be that NSFW content detracts from the overall plot but can be well received if it's believable, well-integrated,...
by Cyanade
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Artist looking for Illustrator display tablet ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1114

Re: Artist looking for Illustrator display tablet ?

In my opinion, a bigger screen is not really as important as the ability to zoom in or out of a work when it comes to checking composition. When painting traditionally, artists judge their composition by standing different distances away from their canvas. The key is being able to see if the bigger ...
by Cyanade
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:16 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Art
Topic: Looking for a specific art program
Replies: 3
Views: 789

Re: Looking for a specific art program

Google Sketchup is free and very easy to learn. It also has a lot of free assets in its 3d Warehouse.
by Cyanade
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:08 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: Hatred for humanity
Replies: 16
Views: 2286

Re: Hatred for humanity

This reminds me of an actual person, Carl Panzram, a serial killer/rapist who famously said: “I hate the whole damned human race including myself”. He was a bad seed from the start but also had a very graphic and disturbing childhood which most definitely shaped his outlook. From beginning to end he...
by Cyanade
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:34 am
Forum: Asset Creation: Writing
Topic: How to make a socially awkward character...interesting??
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: How to make a socially awkward character...interesting??

If he's not able to express himself well with dialogue then maybe he might be more demonstrative in action. Something like, he suddenly plays footsie with her underneath the table. Or something more subtle if you want the character to be less bold, but remember that quiet and socially awkward doesn'...
by Cyanade
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What was the first visual novel you played?
Replies: 168
Views: 17204

Re: What was the first visual novel you played?

I don't remember the exact first one I played, but the earliest one I remember is Zero Escape: Nine Hours, Nine Persons, Nine Doors. I played pretty much every mystery VN I could get my hands on on the DS after that. Then I ran out of games to play...so I searched online and found out about dating s...
by Cyanade
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?
Replies: 12
Views: 1376

What turns you off from NSFW content in VNs?

I've just always been curious about why and I figured this might be a good place to ask! Is it because you're not interested in nsfw content in general? Or is it just specifically nsfw content in VNs? What's your personal reason? (Could it because of Age? Religion? They're just not done well? Past e...