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Looking For My Family by RockTheGolem Looking For My Family by RockTheGolem
Clannad is one of my favorite animes. I've done VA work as Akio before, and the series itself is one of those emotional shows that can bring even the toughest brute to tears, especially with everything that goes on in After Story. The Big Dango Family is a constant sight in the show being that they're a favorite of Nagisa, making appearances with the characters as well as in the closing credits. So, as I've been teaching myself how to draw anime, manga and chibi style, I figured the easiest and most basic thing to make would be a Dango from Clannad! I made the Dango in Paint Tool SAI, and then imported it into Photoshop to do what I do best: photo manipulation. I found a wallpaper (which I later researched and discovered is from an anime called Mushishi, which I've never seen) and used a filter to make it look like it was paint so that it blended better with the Dango. Then I adjusted the colors a little, blended the Dango as well to look more like part of the composition, then added a little shadow for effect. Hope you like it!

Original image used to create background: [link]
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BlueElectricLove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw reading the tittle and looking at this made me want to cry. very very very beautiful work!!! :D Dango Icon  
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha. Aaaaw. I think you're the first person who wanted to cry on this one. I'm sorry! I'm glad you like it, though.
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BlueElectricLove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol yeah this inspires me to make a clannad picture:happybounce:  :D ur And thank you for the llamma!  I am a dummy! I am a dummy! Tard Jig 
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
You'll have to let me know when you finish it. I'd love to see what you come up with! I'm actually working on trying to make a 3D one that is interacting with the modified Ike model I've been using for a lot of my art lately. 
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BlueElectricLove Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^.^ Oh yes I will! but i currently cant do anything with digital becuz my tablet broke so now it's back to traditional. :)
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Nothing wrong with that!
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BlueElectricLove Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D :happybounce: yay! I'll start brain stormin :)
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
shakebrain :brainstorm: 
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ohmygoodness this is amazing! 
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aaaaw. I'm glad you like it...I'm starting to think I need to start making more of these. This is the only Clannad/Dango piece I have, and it's turned out to be the most popular image in my gallery.
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waiting-for-wings Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you definitely should! :D
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captainkiddway Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
aww :c cute dango c: it looks like a X-over of Clannad and Mushi-shi :D :D 
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hehe. Thank you! I've actually never seen Mushi-shi, ironically. I think I might have to check it out now.
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captainkiddway Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh definitely! :3 I mean some episodes are kind of boring but the series is so interesting 0_0
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hmm...well, you've still managed to convince me to watch it. So that you for that! :)
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captainkiddway Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^!
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BlankCard464969 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Poor li'l dango lost in the woods...
Fortunately, even in the darkest of those, a light will eventually come to view, guide it back home...

And I'LL be its provider...

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That's actually pretty boss, drawing such a thing...
It tears at you inside, questions your very soul... ^^ Very moving~
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Take good care of him!

How poetic of you to say that. Thank you very much! :)
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BlankCard464969 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
You know I'm going to. 'Cus I got the directive directly from his family...

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Anytime. ^^ Have you ever stopped to ask yourself those damning questions no one wishes to answer?
To be able to answer them is a step above what most can.
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lately? All the time. Portal I just usually choose not to listen to the answers I come up with...
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BlankCard464969 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
^^ Hey, everyone I know's like that as well...
Save for being able to sense when they ask those in the first place.

Me? I face 'em head-on.
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Nana1998 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
First beautiful art with only one dango, I`ve always seen ugly drawing that is making Clannad bad reputation, but this...this is just amazing.
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Really? I don't think I've ever seen an ugly Dango before. I've seen angry ones, but I think that's it. Haha. Regardless, I'm glad you like mine, and I really appreciate your kind words. Hopefully I've done my part to restore Clannad's reputation a little.
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Nana1998 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You`re welcome ~ ♥

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Amberisdacutie83 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this!!! wonderful! <3
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hehe. I'm glad you like it so much. Thank you!!
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smallfry16 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lil dango lost in a big scary world! awwww too sad too sad!!, it reminds me a lot of the lil ugly duckling when he goes off looking for his family. anyways this picture is awesome :)
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
You know, you're the second person to make that analogy. And to be honest, you're right! Haha. That wasn't at all what I had intended, but I am super excited that the work I did makes people think of stuff like that. It's truly an honor! Thank you!!
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smallfry16 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you are very welcome :D
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Thunder-Star Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not familiar with the anime, but that background is incredible!
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
It's a great anime. I know a lot of people don't go for the high school drama genre, but this one actually hits home with a lot of serious subjects, especially in After Story. Toss in a little ethereal story-hook, and you've got a great anime that I've loved from the moment I started watching it.

Now, mind you, I didn't make the background, I just manipulated the original into what it is now. I do appreciate the compliment thought! That actually reminds me, I'm going to throw a link into the description so people can see the original. I don't want to take credit for something I didn't do.
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Thunder-Star Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've heard from a few others that it's a rather good anime! I'm not a very big anime myself but if I get enough good recommendations on one I usually will watch it~ Perhaps I'll try this~

Ah, well it looks awesome regardless! ;D
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
It never hurts to try! :)

And thank you. It's greatly appreciated!
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Thunder-Star Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed~ :3

^_^ I'm glad~
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PenguinMofo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When I saw this I fangirled and I'm like 'EUR MER GURD! CLANNAD! *INSERT HIGH PITCHED SCREAM THAT CLEARED MY THROAT*' and then I clicked it and I drooled
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, no kidding? Wow. I never thought I would have gotten that intense of a reaction. Truly, I am honored!
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PenguinMofo Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love dango so much, I love clannad so much, and your artwork is just so, it gives me the feels, man. So many feels.
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RockTheGolem Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I feel ya. :P
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