Watch A Single Illustration From Visual Novel Flowers Being Created

By Eugene . March 23, 2014 . 3:30pm


The first installment of Flowers by Innocent Grey—makers of the Kara no Shoujo games—will be out in about a month. In the meantime, Innocent Grey have uploaded a video of one of the illustrations for the game being drawn.


Even sped up five times, the over eight hour illustration (of which we are spared the one and a half hours of painstakingly doing the background alone) still takes up just under an hour anda half of YouTube video footage.


Flowers’ story will follow Suoh Shirahane as she’s enrolled in Saint Angraecum Academy, an academy where communication and friendship are forced upon the students for a better future. You can read more about her and some of the other characters you’ll encounter in our roundup here and catch the game’s opening movie here.


The Spring chapter of Flowers will release April 18th.

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  • shuyai

    got a noob question but it is impossible to hand draw the whole picture with minimum computer editing?

    • revenent hell

      Yes, it would just be slightly more time consuming and without the computer editing certain details or effects would be lost a bit.
      Overall its a fairly simplistic picture so I think it could be hand drawn rather easily.

    • Duo Maxwell

      It’s not impossible. There are plenty of artists that can draw without editing. Mori Kaoru is a prime example. You can watch the whole series to see from the beginning to the end. Or better yet, read Otoyomegatari.

    • Not at all, in fact, drawing by hand is the best way to actually get good at it. Almost anyone who works in digital art professionally got their start in and still does many of their studies by hand

  • revenent hell

    I do enjoy watching people “draw” their work but when its computerized for some reason I find it less interesting.
    Perhaps its the age I grew up in but I would rather see such things being hand drawn rather than the computer “enhancements” I guess you could say

    • IS | 桂木

      The base art itself is most likely hand drawn. Coloring is normally done on the PC nowadays to make things neater and appeasing to the eye. Some artists like Tetsuya Nomura still hand draw and hand color their illustrations today, so it’s not as popular a medium as you might think

      • revenent hell

        Ah, actually I was attempting, poorly apparently,to say is ” I’d rather watch a person draw than watch a person do the stuff on a computer”

        Watching a person draw is interesting to me but when it gets to the computer aspect I just don’t find it as interesting to view.

        And I know what your saying. Computers have their place in the art world I believe since a great deal can be done with them but I just don’t find watching a person work on one entertaining. That’s kind of what I was trying to say.

  • John Hayabusa

    The artwork is beautiful and vibrant. Hopefully, this yurilicious game will go well.

  • Anonymous

    The use of the word “created” in the headline is a bit misleading. The video only shows the shading and highlighting steps, which, although time-consuming, aren’t terribly difficult. The more involved steps of sketching, tracing and cleaning the line art, as well as colour palette selection and colouring are omitted entirely.

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