Am I the only one who hates the art in this?

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#1 by siveria
2012-08-10 at 11:33
I have to ask, am I the only one who f nds the art fairly unappealing in this VN? The characters look like mallformed.. things half the time.Last modified on 2012-08-10 at 11:33
#2 by jakerams
2012-08-10 at 11:37
Yeah I agree with you.
#3 by surferdude
2012-08-10 at 13:02
That's just Littlewitch's art style. You get used to it eventually. Don't let it stop you from reading the VNs.
#4 by ganchan
2012-08-10 at 15:03
I'm on the other side of the spectrum. From the first snapshot I saw, I got in love with Littlewitch's art style.
I know is not the typical anime style, neither ef's art-painting-style.

I think this art is very fitting not only to the story, but to the company's name, little witch. Because it looks like the doodle/painting of a real girl-child-witch, so it makes it kind of special.
#5 by horseband
2012-08-10 at 15:39
I thought the same thing, then I played it and now I really like it. After a bit the art grows on you and you start to appreciate it more. The novel is a fun read and I would hope no one is so put off that they won't read the novel.

The backgrounds and cgs are beautiful. I don't know what it is but you just get used to it and end up liking it. Nearly everyone I've talked to says the same thing.Last modified on 2012-08-10 at 15:39
#6 by acewing905
2012-08-10 at 16:18
Not just you. Huge foreheads. Sever cases of sameface. These things put me off trying Quartett as well. However, everyone who tried it seems to like it, so maybe I'll give one of these a go sometime.
#7 by overmage
2012-08-10 at 16:41
v6458 same artist, also what's keeping me from trying it.
#8 by horseband
2012-08-10 at 16:45
@overmage
Eiyuu senki is a lot better. You can tell the artist has improved and while "sameface" still exists, it's not nearly as bad.

Honestly Eiyuu Senki looks normal to me now. So does Period. Give them a shot and I truly think you'll stop thinking the art is terrible.Last modified on 2012-08-10 at 17:08
#9 by overmage
2012-08-10 at 17:02
It's not the sameface, sameface doesn't bother me much since it plagues a lot of animu art in general.

No, what bothers me is the foreheads, which haven't gotten any better. I actually know people IRL with foreheads like these... let's just say they don't get asked out very often. And looking at the art reminds me of the very same people...Last modified on 2012-08-10 at 17:03
#10 by surferdude
2012-08-10 at 17:11
While we're at it, does anyone know if there are other VNs that have the same artist, except those from Littlewitch and its related companies ?
#11 by horseband
2012-08-10 at 17:13
There is a website that lets you see what artists worked on what manga/visual novels/etc. You could easily tell with that. Sadly I don't remember the website (It's in Japanese I believe but it's not that hard to navigate/find what you are looking for).

Hopefully someone knows what I'm talking about.
#12 by surferdude
2012-08-10 at 17:24
^ Is this it ?
link
I can't read enough kanji so I'm not sure...Last modified on 2012-08-10 at 17:25
#13 by horseband
2012-08-10 at 17:46
That's not the one I was thinking of, but it does list staff so it works. The one I was thinking of had like pictures of each thing and I think was dedicated purely to artists.

link

I'm pretty sure that's the artist, and that list is the games he's done. It's all littlewitch/Tenko
#14 by rintsukihara
2012-08-10 at 19:58
I think the art of Littewitch artist is beautiful. Maybe is different from the current moe style but that's makes it more unique.
#15 by moogy
2012-08-10 at 20:32
lol at people thinking that they can criticize Oyari's art.

The man has had art exhibitions, something I don't think any other eroge genga can say. He's probably the best artist working in eroge and you should all be so fucking glad he doesn't decide to go off to do something that pays more since his art is seriously wonderful.

Also lol at saying his art "improved." His style has changed over the years but his art in Quartett and Shirotsume Souwa is incredibly brilliant as well and anyone who disagrees should probably fucking kill themselves. Absolutely gorgeous watercolor style that no other eroge artist is even capable of.
#16 by yorhel
2012-08-10 at 20:44
lol at people defending art. Too bad Mondrian is dead, I'd love to have seen him working in the eroge industry.

Trolling aside, I do love the Littlewitch style, but it doesn't work that well for the actual ero scenes...
#17 by horseband
2012-08-10 at 21:02
Also lol at saying his art "improved." His style has changed over the years but his art in Quartett and Shirotsume Souwa is incredibly brilliant as well and anyone who disagrees should probably fucking kill themselves. Absolutely gorgeous watercolor style that no other eroge artist is even capable of.

Improved is a potentially a bad word choice, especially considering some people have attached a negative connotation to it. But to think that an artist won't improve over a 9 year span is a bit ridiculous... I never claimed Quartett or any of the earlier works were bad, and the word improve doesn't necessarily mean it was originally bad. I'd love to see an artist who feels they haven't improved in technical skill since their earlier works in any given medium. Hell, you can compare earlier works from famous historic artists and see changes in style and improvement in technical skill. No one starts out at perfection. I find every single piece of art of his to be great in it's own way. FYI, Quartett is in my top 3 favorite art for VNs.

Maybe a better way of saying it would be, certain aspects of his art has drifted closer to the industry standard? Especially in regards to colors. The recent games are a lot more vibrant (Eiyuu Senki/Sugar coat Freaks) than the earlier ones.

Anyways, there is not a single piece of art in this world that is universally loved. This is why art is subjective. This is why some people can sell junk for millions of dollars and call it art. This is why some people can make a beautiful painting and get less than 5$ for it.Last modified on 2012-08-11 at 01:07
#18 by overmage
2012-08-10 at 21:29
I've seen people sell a painting that's literally three coloured vertical bars for millions of dollars

Using art exhibitions / any form of highbrow success as any measure of artistic value has long since lost its meaning for me, especially after someone tried to argue to me why a black circle is a great work of art and anyone who doesn't understand why it's worth millions is a faggot

i saw someone showcase a tank with balls inside at an 'art exhibition'Last modified on 2012-08-10 at 21:31
#19 by gabezhul
2012-08-10 at 21:40
Ah, my personal favorite is the exhibit that had three empty canvases next to each other, which was supposed to be "symbolizing the emptiness of modern art".
*sigh* I remember when I tried to do this in my art-class. Weirdly, my empty canvas only got me an F, but this guys got several thousand dollars for it...

As for Oyari... I never liked his art. I admit his general design and aesthetic choices are nice and I always loved soft pastel colors. but I could never get over the huge foreheards, the weirdly shaped cheekbones and jutting chins. In all honesty, all his characters just look creepy to me... -.-
#20 by overmage
2012-08-11 at 05:15
As I said I actually KNOW people IRL who look exactly like his character designs. That's what really creeps me out.
#21 by engix
2012-08-11 at 05:59
@20 As do I, and it is creepy as hell.

But on subject i actually find the art of Period and Quartett extremely appealing.
#22 by metaler
2012-08-11 at 06:00
I don't think the artwork is bad. Different, yes, but hardly bad. In fact, I like it quite a bit. I guess it's just a matter of getting used to
#23 by gabezhul
2012-08-11 at 11:19
The definition of "bad" in art is subjective as hell to begin with, so I would still hold my opinion that Oyari's art is simply not my cup of tea. Albeit, I have to admit that it's unique as hell. :P
#24 by ballermina
2012-08-11 at 22:35
I remember the first time I saw oyari ashitos artwork. I came across a youtube video that showed a cg from period. I thought it was the ugliest anime art style I had ever seen. A couple weeks later I found the same exact video. I still thought it was ugly. But my interest was peaked, so I looked up more of his works. If it wasn't for oyari I wouldn't even have the drawing style I have today. I realized how beautiful his art style was, it's just a matter of getting used to it. And maybe some of his characters have huge foreheads, so what? What I love most about his art is the European feel you get from it.
And lately his art style has been kind of weird, but maybe that's just me? :/
#25 by himitsukou
2012-08-11 at 23:08
Are you saying that Europeans have huge foreheads?

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