Clannad: Evening of Lights

Kyoto Animation, Clannad, Fuko Ibuki, Nagisa Furukawa, Tomoyo Sakagami
Kyoto Animation Studio Clannad Series,Visual Novel Fuko Ibuki Character Nagisa Furukawa Character Tomoyo Sakagami Character


Artist Comment

Happy New Year 2009!

Dedicated to Kitten, Kairi-Hearts, Omone, Abul, Minamiyukihimenonaka, Straawbeerryy, tsuki-akari, YoruAngel866, I might be forgetting people since my brain is fried, gomen...I wish you all a happy and wonderful 2009 and want to thank you for all the friendship and support you gave me in 2008! Love you all <3


YATTA. Finished one hour before midnight! What timing. I went crazy trying to finish this vector. I left work early, stayed up all night, etc etc...I'm so exhausted right now! I should have started earlier :P But New Years completely snuck up on me! I almost cried of happiness when I finished this XD And it doesn't even look that big :o

For me the New Years vector is the most important vector of the year. Not only is it my last one of the year, but by finishing it on time I'm showing to myself and everyone that vectoring is still an important thing in my life. And maybe a time will come when the New Years vector is the only vector I'm able to finish in a year...(I hope not!) but I hope to keep this tradition for a long time.

Of course I chose this image. I chose it as soon as I saw it. Not unexpected ne? I compare it to my vector last year "Night of the Festival". But that one actually took longer. Anywho I love vectoring Clannad (especially the eyes!) so I loved working on this. The gradients killed me a bit. There was just too many and that probably slowed me down :P I just keep saying thank goodness it's done...

The background is from the scan. I planned to paint it all nice but had no time whatsoever so just some touch-ups and painting and hoped for the best. Maybe I'll get around to doing it properly. (Also hope to have a plain-background version available soon.)

There were just fireworks outside my window but I didn't even notice until the end because I was so caught up in the vector XD

-Nagisa: 14 hrs
-Fuuko: 10 hrs
-Tomoyo: 7.5 hrs
-Total: 31.5 hrs
Layers: 146
Original Size: 6057x8793
PSD Filesize: 129 MB
Original Scan: Clannad - Festival by ASH-Hikari
Duration: Dec 13 - Dec 31, 2008

Sorry, I know there was more I wanted to say and there were things I wanted to do and replying and and and....but the countdown is soon so I guess it's okay if I just do those things later :) Arigatou, akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!

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  1. Kitaan Retired Moderator Jan 01, 2009

    Happy New Year Hikari-chan <3

    Some of these Clannad scans are just made for you.
    This is such a beautiful vector, the lines are flawless and it
    looks as if it's a cleaned version of a scan only ten times better.
    You over did yourself on this and I can really see all the improvement
    you've made over a year. I have to say, seeing this gives me such
    a good feeling for the New Year in terms of seeing more artist rise up.
    I adore this, so much so that I just want to stare at it all night...who hasn't
    said that before, heh.

    Thank you so, so very much for this beautiful gift.

    Absolutely beautiful work Hikari. You'll always kick my ass, and
    I enjoy it XD


  2. AnimeLover2004 Restricted Member Jan 01, 2009

    this is a truly nice vector art. Wonderfully done!

  3. Gardevoir Jan 01, 2009

    Happy New Year!

    Lovely vector. I guess Fuko decided to catch starfish instead of goldfish. :D

  4. vitaamin Jan 01, 2009

    WEEE finally a new vector from you. gosh you really have a way with clannad scans, everything is so perfectly done.

    i wish i had something more to say ^^; and i dont have the dedication to do anything for new years.. my project is coming like tomorrow hahaha

  5. Straawbeeryy Jan 01, 2009

    I remember you told me you were going to do this image! I totally forgot about it until now. :3
    Aww, thanks so much for the dedication. It`s so beautiful.
    Your vector is so nice and perfect. As usual, I don`t really have to say anything about it. XD
    I doubt that I`ll have a New Years project... I`m not even done with my Christmas one! ^^;
    Happy New Years to you too. <3

  6. tsuki-akari Jan 01, 2009

    happy new year hikari-san! ^^

    flawless lines...such a beautiful vector as always!
    everything is so perfect XD
    and thanks so much for the dedication ^^

  7. YoruAngel866 Jan 01, 2009

    wow beautiful vector :D its so pretty :D
    the lines are so soft and even :D
    great job :D and thanx for dedicate!

  8. excellion Jan 01, 2009

    Is that a starfish cake ?

  9. Scampi Jan 01, 2009

    Flawless vector, that is all I can say about it XD

    I was worried you were on a hiatus or something, but I'm glad you're still able to pick up that pen tool and vector and this vector totally makes up for what I said ;)

    Happy New Years 2009

  10. Omone Jan 01, 2009

    what a wonderful gift.
    well when I saw this scan I knew you would someday vector it and you really did it. And you did it so nice. It's really amazing and you improved so much. just great XD

  11. Wslasher Jan 02, 2009

    I always wondered if you use stroke path or spahe layers for your outline? But by looking @ it closly, I can say it's strok path. How do you maintain such smooth curve @ the same time somehwhat edgey tip?

  12. vitaamin Jan 02, 2009

    Quote by WslasherI always wondered if you use stroke path or spahe layers for your outline? But by looking @ it closly, I can say it's strok path. How do you maintain such smooth curve @ the same time somehwhat edgey tip?

    lol im pretty sure they are shape layers :P thats how she gets the pointy tips

  13. Kairi-Hearts Jan 04, 2009

    I'm so glad to see you finally did this one :3
    your vectoring is still awesome as ever!
    It's so gorgeous, flawless as expected from you ^^
    Love the use of gradients! They came out perfect!
    noes! You missed fireworks!? XD
    thank you so much for the dedication ^_^
    It's so nice to begin the New Year with something so beautiful as this! Happy New Year :D

  14. akaonda Restricted Member Jan 07, 2009

    ahhhhhhhhh excelente vector me encanta.
    Buen trabajo

  15. EternalEthelion Jan 09, 2009

    bwahahaha TOMOYO is the BEST! XD

  16. KingdomofHearts Jan 13, 2009

    ahhh Tomoyo is pretty damn cute here ^^

  17. Blossom6 Jan 25, 2009

    Great job its really great ^^ keep up with the great job ^^

  18. chii0103 Feb 03, 2009

    Two thumbs up!

    Way cooler than the original scan :)
    It really is flawless!
    Thanks for sharing.
    Really a great way to start the year~ ^_^

  19. shino7258 Feb 11, 2009

    esa imagen esta genial XD, sigo diciendo por k ponen cosas k llaman mi atencion XD, aparte aun no se bien como hacerlas @@

  20. AkiraKiriyama Feb 20, 2009

    Great vector, it's just perfect o_o<3 Thanks for sharing! ^^

  21. carloshf Jul 31, 2009

    beautiful imagen ready

  22. Karmyne Dec 06, 2009

    Are so sweets! :D
    Beautiful colors!

  23. nobugsplease Banned Member Jan 07, 2010

    Holyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy(...) Crap!

    What an AWESOME vector!
    i've been looking for good clannad vectors since yesterday but DAMN!
    this is the FIRST one that made open my mouth like giant donnut

    absolutely awesome, gotta love TOMOYO!
    but anyway, its a really nice scene, u have some admirable skills eh!
    keep it up!
    and happy new year, [i know its kinda late, but its never too late]

  24. pillsbury15 Mar 29, 2010

    ooohh... effing love this its so good ... would be cool to see the rest of the charas but meh it still rocks nice to the awesome job on this :)

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