Would you mind if I ask some technique questions? Do you draw in the pencil and then add in the watercolor, or do you use some kind of gray ink before you paint? I'm trying to improve my painting technique, and I liked the look you created here.
When I saw the thumbnail I was thought of these two characters, then i said "naaaaah no one makes tsubasa fanart anymore" then poof fangirl mode activate. You and your art skills make me happy thank you
No problem! I highly recommend reading it if you get the chance. It's a long series though, which scares some people away (28 volumes) but it's a VERY good read. (I just so happen to be re-reading it myself, I'm on volume 5 atm)
The anime was allright-ish. It changed a few too many things from the manga and then payed the price for it later, when the manga brought those story elements back. Since the anime removed those elements in the beginning, it had no way to fix it when it suddenly became relevant again later on in the story - that was it's downfall. I DO highly recommend both the movie and OVA though. Both of them stick to the manga's universe - the movie as a stand-alone story, and the OVA as a way for the animation company to fix their mistakes and tell the story the right way haha.
I'll always prefer the manga though, CLAMP's artwork is simply stunning! (as always)
I didn't know there was a movie.. I love tie-in movies!! :3 it seems a lot of animes that get made before the manga is done cut out the wrong things. I half expect that the authors bring those elements back on purpose because they're mad that their story got butchered. haha
I'm very excited to read this now because it's always nice to hear about it from the perspective of someone who obviously really liked it
Yep, though the movie for Tsubasa was awful short (about 45 minutes or so) since it was bundled with the XXXHolic movie. That opens up a whole new book haha, since the XXXHolic universe actually ties in with Tsubasa! The two series are connected, and while you don't have to read both of them to understand the story in either of them, it's a lot of fun to see what happens that tie them in to each other. For example, Watanuki is the main character of Holic, and he works in Yuko's shop. All of the characters in Tsubsasa go to Yuko's shop because they need her help. So In Holic, Watanuki sees them, and in Tsubasa, they see Watanuki (albeit briefly) What's cool about the movie bundle is that the movies tie in to each other too!
Tsubasa is my favorite, but it's really a lot of fun to read both series side by side to see the similarities. I recommend it haha XD
"Liked it?" I LOVED it. (I still do *laughs*) Tsubasa is fun because CLAMP took all of their characters and put them together for a story. You might see "so and so" from Cardcaptor Sakura, or "this person" from "Magic Knight Rayearth", or even "..." from "Wish" or "X/1999" or any of the many, many, MANY manga they've created over their 25+ year career. and it's a lot of fun to see so many familiar faces in the manga - and yet they have a perfectly logical explaination for why those characters appear and it's so much fun to pick out the different characters