i’ve been thinking, it’s really funny that i saw someone (i think it was on Youtube?) say that "real fanime is drawn in MS Paint!"…
that statement was silly to begin with for many reasons (no offense intended — it’s just illogical), but, then, what was actually funny was that after i watched a couple of "how anime is made at ___ studios" videos, i realised that many professional animation studios essentially do use a software similar to MS Paint (but more advanced) to do the first stage of clean lineart and colouring on the computer. it’s just that, afterwards, they run it through “smoothening” and automatically get the pixel-y lines smoothened (and add more effects and stuff, of course).
so, in a way, the fanime that’s drawn in MS Paint or with MS Paint-like quality might be closer to many professional works, in their mid-production stages. i mean, you could say that the fanime drawn directly with smooth lines or using vectors/line-tools into other programs is further away from most actual professional production, and thus more a medium of its own, i.e., fanime. that’s also pretty much nonsense but well, just some random thoughts typed out, lol. (6w6
Real fanime is made in MS Paint.