Does anyone know if spiny is looking for a redrawer for Baki Dou? I wouldn't mind trying my hand at it.
YES PLEASE HELP US FUCK SHIT
holy christ I almost missed this post
I've been trying to redraw the last parts of 86 and then I have to do 87 and I am *this* close to killing myself
please, please, hit him up
if you don't want to email him, he's on facebook, message him there
but for now, *I* am here, I am the captain now, and I'd like to test your mettle before you bug him
what can you do with this?
Or this? I can't do this one because I can't figure out fucking gradients because I literally DLed photoshop when I joined the team.
Ultimately, it comes down to: can you do this or better, and how fast can you work?
if I don't hear back from you I'll kill myself
that'll be on your hands
If this quality of work good enough? It's probably not but I thought I would ask cos if I can help with Baki Dou releases I'd love to
I'll give you points for having the tenacity to erase all that shit, but no, not really. 2 reasons:
#1. There's no reason to remove sfx like that, it's almost never done in any releases by any group
#2. It doesn't look right at all. While clone stamp is very useful, you have to know when it can't be used and other tools have to be implemented. If you look at the first and the last image, your brain will tell you that the redraw is not what is supposed to be there.
This one looks much, much better. Still not perfect (the bicep is fucked), but significantly better than the former. How the hell is there this level of disparity between the two?
Regardless, like I said, try your hand at one of the pages I put up there if you think you can keep the level of redraw of the leg in the second post.
We'd like to see if you can do what we need done, not just hypothetical skills.
Alright I'll attempt this part here
Alright this is the best I could do with my current abilities,the hand was really difficult and therefore doesnt look as good as the rest
This is as good as I can get the hand
That's bretty good, but nothing I or the cleaner couldn't each do on our own. That distinction is made because the cleaner is really pissed off at me right now for no reason.
We do very much appreciate the effort, though. Every person who steps up to base to try is another step closer to Baki Dou having perfect-looking scans. If you aim to keep improving and think you can be of more service then, hit us up at that point. As it is now though, unfortunately, I can't really say that we need your help. Really am sorry.
One of my favorite spreads in the series. I wonder if the raw upload is a better scan. I'll go find out.
So the overall deal is that the cleaner is super pissed at me because I touched a file that he didn't make a backup of, and is now refusing to do anything. So I honestly have to see how this plays out before I feel comfortable doing something with a potentially similar result. Like if he starts working again, and you treat a page differently than he does and I replace his version with yours or something, he's gonna lose his shit on me. I'll give you my email anyway though, in case things work out in a better way.
I had a shot at the gradient one too if you just want to take a look
why the fuck does Baki of all series have constant scan-team-drama going on
you'd think the people attracted to this series wouldn't be emotional passive-aggressive wrecks with enormous egos, those people read Bleach and Tokyo Ghoul and stuff, right?
You offset his arm, I don't know how. Compare the original with these - his arm is pulled to the left in the latter two. Oh, and the sokuon are still there - it's important to get rid of those. You really don't need to put in the effort if it's eating into your time, man. That's what I'm on the team for (in part); people let me sink my time into menial labor rather than their own. Though, if you can find a super-quick way to repair that image or something, I'll make sure you get your name on the credit page.
>why the fuck does Baki of all series have constant scan-team-drama going on
It doesn't. The only "drama" that ever happened was Wild Fang in general, and they do not exist any longer. Or at least, they don't do Baki stuff.
What's going on with the cleaner and I is about respect or something. I don't actually know why he's angry, I actually reverted my changes and wrote him a sincere apology; he hasn't responded or updated a single file since then.
That's all irrelevant though - the important thing is that the processes of cleaning, translating, typesetting and publishing are still happening. We're not stopping or slowing down, I'm just trying to be transparent about what's going on backstage. I'm basically now doing the cleaner's job, but I do still need help with certain small things, like the gradient issue. I don't know how to redraw that specifically. Everything else, as far as I know, is easy enough for me. Since I can no longer actually ask him for help, I'm just hoping for some sort of pro redraw person to come along. I know my hero will arrive one day. Either that, or someone could link me lessons on redrawing or just flat-out teach me how to do certain specific tricks. Dunno.
I don't see any problem with the arm? also what is the sokuon? and I am usually doing shit like this anyway making my own Baki wallpapers and whatnot so I don't mind doing this especially if its to help a series that I love
I don't have a particularly easy way (for me) to show you what I mean with the arm, so just do this:
>paste the original and the final over each other
>slowly move the opacity slider in blending
You'll see what I mean. The arm will "move".
Sokuon are the "tsu"s near the bottom left, on the floor.
I think I can see the slight difference in the arms but I can fix that very easily, and yeah I didn't worry about those "tsu's" because you said you were struggling with the gradient part so I was just giving that a go
the arm should be fixed in this one here
Nicely handled. Can you email me the psd? Otherwise there's a quality loss from the jpeg crap when I export it again sans the sokuon. Ultimately, if we end up using your version, I'll get you on the credit page. Would be cool to have you around as an asset if one of us gets preoccupied/incapacitated.
You're very much welcome, and your thanks are gracious. I'm sorta in the same boat as you regarding needing more Baki material all the time. I really wish Spiny would drop the donation thing, but it is what it is for now.
uhh crap, I only have the jpeg I didn't save the "psd", plus I use paint.net anyway not photoshop so there wouldn't be a psd file, it will be a paint.net file. I'll try make it as good of quality as I can in maybe png form and email you that for now though.