Clannad: A Song Transcending Time (Toki wo Kizamu Uta)

Kyoto Animation, Clannad, Nagisa Furukawa, Vector Art
Kyoto Animation Studio Clannad Series,Visual Novel Nagisa Furukawa Character Vector Art Source


Artist Comment

This vector is a gift to my sister, Nagysa; I offered her to do a vector, and she chose the original picture. I love you, onee-chan ;).

Before anything else, I would like to thank Hooyaah and ndox900 for their help, suggestions and support. If you hadn't helped me, Nagisa's eyes wouldn't be the way they are now. I really appreciate it.

Everything began after I had submitted Smoke on the water (shameless plug :P); I told Nagysa "Is there a picture that you would like me to vector?". Then she showed me this scan, which is one of our favourites Clannad pictures ever - and Clannad is one of our favourites series, too.

I called this vector "A Song Transcending Time (Toki wo Kizamu Uta)" for two very simple reasons :
First, I was always humming Toki wo Kizamu Uta while I was working on it... and it was the song who was playing when I finished it.
Second, this song is very fitting : it tells the story of Clannad, but from Tomoya's point of view. For him, there is only Nagisa. With this thought in mind, I gave everything I got in order to pay tribute to their wonderful and unforgettable love story by this simple vector.

And now, the technical details :

Original scan : This scan, by ginytah
Extracted PNG : Available on demand ;) Well, maybe I'll update this description later with a link for it, though.
Total time : 20 hours and a half
Easier parts : Line art, skin (even though finding the right shades was a bit tricky)
Harder parts : Her hair. The line art was long, but it was the shading that nearly killed me :P. But when I saw the final result I was astonished. The stripped pattern on her clothes was not hard, but it was a bit boring.
"Harder-but-challenging-and-fun" part : Her eyes. It was a very slow process, because I was unsatisfied with the final results and started over two times. I used a soft round brush, the Eraser tool, the Smudge tool and played with opacity here and there
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.
PSD Size : 42.5 MB
Number of Layers : 209 (excluding the lineart one)
And, a progress pic :

NOTE : DO NOT upload elsewhere and claim it as your own work. Please credit if used, and send me a link to your work (either in my guestbook or by MP); I would love to see what you did!

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  1. Nagysa Jul 23, 2010

    Thanks Bro! It's a beautiful Vector! Thanks again for all your work :D

  2. Shark-Fisher99 Jul 23, 2010

    It's awesome, you put alot of work into this one I admire your skill since I can't vector to save my life.....

  3. lenaelric Jul 23, 2010

    It's a sweet vector. Congratz ~

  4. AirJack Jul 23, 2010

    Very Nice Job on the vector!

  5. ndox900 Jul 23, 2010

    oh man... that super awesome... :Q_
    and thanks ^__^

  6. shirayu Jul 23, 2010

    i like your work is very very awesome! i love it! ^w^

  7. Enchanter Jul 23, 2010

    Beautiful work. I must say she looks much better (beautiful) than she does in the anime itself. :D

  8. sasaki Jul 24, 2010

    Really like your work.
    Beautiful picture!
    I like your progress picture. It can show how you have done your great job.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. dimevan Banned Member Aug 01, 2010

    Good job Nice picture Thank you!

  10. EternalEthelion Aug 07, 2010

    that is one drop dead seriously concerned nagisa ><

  11. Harth Sep 15, 2010

    Oh wow. I just linked here from another guestbook and was totally blown away. This looks absolutely AMAZING. The progress pic is really neat too. I still can't get over how beautiful (beautiful is a total understatement though) this looks. I think I scrolled up to look at the picture at least 5 times while writing this xD

  12. Nyaou Mar 04, 2011

    Ca vaut bien les 20h30 de boulot **

  13. dchoggia14 Nov 04, 2012

    Awesome work, nagisa looks so mature

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