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Request for Machiko from Sakura Spirit

Discussion in 'Invalid Requests' started by pbjdude, Jan 26, 2015.

  1. pbjdude

    pbjdude Potential Patron

    Dec 4, 2014
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    Hi. As far as I know, nobody has requested any of the girls from Sakura Spirit, so here's my request for Machiko.
    I would like at least her hair, and if anyone could make her tail, that would be great.

    Here are some reference shots:

  2. stuntcock

    stuntcock Staff Member Moderator

    Jun 5, 2012
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    And not a single fuck usable reference image was given.

    We don't have a shot showing the full hair, nor the full tail. It's normally possible to work with several partial images, but they must be consistent. These ones aren't. The hair length and strand pattern changes in every shot. The tail in image 2 passes under the skirt; in image 5 it's clearly behind (as if the skirt has a built-in tail hole).


    When making a request, please consider the suitability of the source work. For example: a VN tends to have a very limited set of images, most of which will be oblique, and it may omit some elements (e.g. shoes, palms, rear details of clothing) entirely. If it's a very popular work, then there may be derivative products (e.g. 3d figurines) or high-quality fanart which can fill the gap. For a more extreme example: we had one guy who repeatedly requested characters from an obscure manga, despite the fact that it had never been published in colour.


    If you're desperately in love with the character and you're willing to vector-trace (or "vector-draw") a complete profile image of her hair and/or tail, then I'll volunteer to rig and animate it for you. If you can find additional artwork (preferably a reference sheet, but good fanart could also work) then someone here might volunteer to trace it. Aside from that... there really isn't enough source artwork to create an authentic SDT version of this character.