I finally am done.
<bitching and moaning> Fuck this tournament. No more deadlines or competing against people way better than me and getting lied to that I have a chance against them. I am never doing something like this again, it's way too time consuming. :'D
Though I've obviously improved by miles by this tournament and I'm forever grateful for that. Even while making this Round, I noticed that I had become a much better artist than I was even a few months ago. I've learned a lot of new ways to show battles, poses, color usage, kinda learned how to make backgrounds not suck, battle effects, and creativity. This tournament definitely brought my art skills up by levels and I'm really happy to say that I'm a much better artist than I was previously. Though all of my opponents improved just as much, so I won't venture to say that I could beat any of them now. Because I know I still can't.
Another great thing from this tournament was all of the really super cool friends I made and I love every single one of you guys. <3 You're the coolest people ever and I'm glad I got an opportunity to be in a tournament with you amazing fantastical people.
The tournament also brought me out and helped me get a shitload of watchers too, and I love all of my watchers too. You guys are all supportive and super great and even if you don't read my NOCT stuff or care about the tournament, you still stick around and I love you all the same for it. Don't worry, we just have the epilogue to get over with and hopefully all my energy will be devoted to Nuzlockes and PPM for awhile. </bitching and moaning>
Onto the actual battle, this was a lot of fun to sketch up, actually. I decided to focus on Roosevelt because he makes a great subject and all of the panels actually have a good quality to them, unlike my other works which usually have a panel that falls flat. I really love fire now. It's kinda tedious to make, but it's also really rewarding in the end. I even used the newly found Liquify tool on the X-Scissor a little bit, because Sam just showed me it and I fell in love with it really quickly.
The You Tried Star is supposed to be Wish. My boyfriend said I should put -5000 EXP there, because that's how much it costs to cast Wish in Dungeons and Dragons, but I'm pretty aware that the voters don't know much about DnD so I made it that iconic tumblr star instead. Plus I was getting tired of 4 layer + Gaussian Blur 3.0 bottom layer + Gaussian Blue 14.0 second bottom layer = make things glow. So there's that.
Crunch is a pussy ass move, according to the anime. I wish it was cooler and more dark looking like it's type implies. It made my favorite panel look kinda lack luster then. The purple glow is Swords Dance, the reddish white punch is Bullet Punch, aaaaaand I don't think I need to explain the rest but if you need an explanation, just ask and I'll answer.
Vote on the 14th of December. Yes, this is early. No, I don't care. I stopped caring after Round 6. :'DYES I SEE THE SWASTIKA. IT IS THERE. IT EXISTS. LET'S NOT MAKE A BIG DEAL OUT OF IT, OKAY?
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