Went to the Daiya Caravan today…!

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is ace of diamond the anime bad or underrated?
Anonymous

I personally have a lot of questions in regard to the production design and direction choices but I definitely don’t think it’s bad! Also I have an animator acquaintance who’s on the daiya production team so I know how hard they’re working every day. I don’t follow the anime very closely (catch up to like 10 eps at once) because I prefer the manga (you should all read it btw) but if the anime is getting people interested in baseball I have 0 qualms!!!

oops i think I uploaded this everywhere EXCEPT tumblr haha cover for new doujinshi… pls yell at me everyday so that I don’t fall behind schedule, less than a month until deadlines and i havent started on the comic itself orz

oops i think I uploaded this everywhere EXCEPT tumblr haha cover for new doujinshi… pls yell at me everyday so that I don’t fall behind schedule, less than a month until deadlines and i havent started on the comic itself orz

kuramochi seems the type to not really care about his clothes but to really care about his shoes

OH. I'M SORRY-- You already answered my questions in your FAQs-- I forgot to check there before messaging! Ahh, but thanks for always being my idol. As cheesy as it sounds lol.
Anonymous

Hey there!  This is really flattering lol ah idol, too much!! too much!! I’m just an old person backpedaling to do what I should have done like 10 years ago ;;  But if my course of action can be good inspiration to young people to pursue their interests/dreams I’ve negative regrets!! Thank you so much for messaging me :))

pls look at these beautiful portraits char did of me and my boyfriend

Hello, I really love your art! And I hope you're having a beautiful day. ^^
Anonymous

Oh my goodness, thank you anon ;_; !! This is so sweet of you! Actually still in bed (rolls over)

i've started watching diamond no ace and i think it's really cool but i have no idea how baseball is played what should i do??
Anonymous

HAVE FUN AND LEARN ABOUT BASEBALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got into daiya because I am a big baseball fan (MLB) so I don’t know how it would work the other way around, but think of this as an opportunity to learn about the best sport ever and enjoy it :D!! The anime is very watered down but if you ever want to get into the manga it is actually very technical and fairly realistic in its portrayal of baseball life in a Koshien-regular school so it won’t hurt to learn about the sport and Japan’s unique culture surrounding baseball!

Also Koshien games are happening right now and you can stream it live here. Maybe it’ll help set the scene for you on your way to knowing more about Japanese high school baseball!! http://koshien.asahi.co.jp/

Sorry this turned into an essay I love baseball bye

from sho/ta-themed daiya pchat session

from sho/ta-themed daiya pchat session

for tonight’s one draw! theme was “ace”

4 am twitter things

also

for tonight’s daiya 1draw! 

for tonight’s daiya 1draw! 

I loved the Raspberry commission you did! Especially the lineart and coloring style of it. If I can ask, how do you do that type of digital art? Could you maybe do a short walkthrough as to how you line and color? I've been trying my hand at digital drawing and haven't been getting the results I've wanted x.x
Anonymous
Gosh thank you ;;

The line art is analog and colours are just flats slapped on in multiply mode, that is honestly it!

I don’t make a lot of digital art and really only started doing it last year so I don’t feel comfortable making a walkthrough and wouldn’t have been much help on the digital art front anyway ;; sorryyy

what makes the 0.9mm so great if you don't mind me asking? ^^
Anonymous

it’s just perfect for my current drawings needs I guess!!

I bought a 0.9 mechanical pencil and I am beating myself over the head bc why didn’t I get one sooner it is perfect in every way