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a bunch of crystal objects

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So here we are with more doujin circle stuff. Each of these objects, I drew on PowerPoint (yes, shading, lighting and all). Some of them were completely new, and some were following references -- earlier images, drawn by one of ARM Circle's resident artists, Stellatiria. The scanlines were completely optional, but I added those because... well, this is a doujin work involving the video game series Ar tonelico. Scanlines are a peculiarity to Ar tonelico, I'd say, and I wanted to make some reference to the games whose lore we were expanding on.


If you'd like the version without scanlines, it's here:


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If you're curious about the lore, or have been interested in the doujin stuff I've put up here since last year, I'm glad to give a bit of context.


Basically, these are the Cosmocrystals that are alluded to by the titles of ARM Circle albums like this one--


https://armcircle.bandcamp.com/album/cosmocrystal-ii-clalliss-re-leat-maya-re-pat-eihou-bousyoku


In the story that we'd crafted for each album and each song, these things are basically crystal objects that grant Reyvateils the power to sing. I went on a little bit about the context around it in the description for this track, which I released last month:


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These are stunning! How do you manage this level of artistry in POWERPOINT o.o

Troisnyx responds:

I'm happy to share the trade tricks if it means anyone can try it too:

1) You need a tablet plugged in BEFORE opening the program first and foremost, in order to activate the Draw function.

2) Ink colours are selected in a similar manner to Paint, RGB rather than Hue / Sat / Lum.

3) Same deal with any other software, I start with a structure, export that as PNG, copy it, reduce opacity, draw over it, remove structure, save outlines as PNG, colour layers, lasso select, save each layer as PNG, reduce opacity again, send certain layers to back, and rinse and repeat as much as needed until we get this result.

I'll admit that it's a bit of a roundabout way to do this, and there's no colour blending tool, but it works fine otherwise.

Reminds a lot of Link's Awakening! Beautiful art girl. :)

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