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SSandSPDT - Final WIP

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A continuation of my sketch here: [link]

BACKGROUND ADDED!!! >v<
Getting very darn close, I would say this is easily at 90% completion. The wood grain on the bench and boards took a while, but the sea was surprisingly easy to create with some of the acrylic brushes.

Note that the background behind the bench had a last-minute change... instead of just water (which Haya liked but thought was visually confusing), I changed the setting to a tropical cliff overlooking the sea. I'm happier with this change not only because it makes the backdrop more defined, but it also gives me an excuse to add some interesting water details I've never tried before. ^^

Note also that everything was done in MyPaint, except for a last-minute Grain Merge Blend in GIMP to brighten up the lighting in the background.

The last piece of this work are the accessories for Kai and Cyllia (and Kana, who's not in this picture but is taking the shot). :)
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TKensum's avatar
TKensumHobbyist Traditional Artist
Finally! Very colour-rich and a nice place you've choose for them to stay/sit ^^
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Fufu, thank you, although Im still not technically done. More additions and enhancements on the way. ^^
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johnnydwickedProfessional Filmographer
very nice on the blends of color...very smooth..XD
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! ^.^

Admittedly it came at the cost of a HUGE time expenditure (drawn a little bit a day over the course of a month), and there's still another 10% to go before this is formally finished. But glad you like it so far. ^___^b

This one uses 7 layers, btw. ^__^

-Heads
-Kai's Body
-Cyllia's Body
-Cyllia's Hair
-Bench
-Planks
-Background
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johnnydwickedProfessional Filmographer
well..that's normal in GIMP for me...I can have around 4-7 layers when using GIMP.
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GXsionHobbyist
Well...well...well......

WHAT DO WE HAVE HERE?!!:iconnosebleedgrinplz: :iconnosebleedgrinplz: :iconnosebleedgrinplz:

This picture is very gorgeous! I love how you paint them with a colorfully colorful color!!! >>>sorry for the complicated sentence
Also... 2 thumbs up for the Background!!!! d 0w0 b It looks detailed and pretty neat.

You really did a very :icongreatjobplz: in this piece!!

And I MUST....KIDNAP THEM NOW!!!!!! :iconheeplz: :iconheeplz: :iconheeplz: :iconheeplz:
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
lolol, Glei-chan is gonna have them for takeout. ^^;
hehe, like I mentioned in my PM, the image itself is still not finished, but at least this is as close to the final as you can get for a while. Thank you somuch for the praise! [and the nosebleeds, lol] :)
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sayukoProfessional General Artist
huwoooo~ finally done~ XD :heart:

very beatifull colours =/////=, I like the background, looks cool and details such as painting, :love:

really good job c-quelsan~ :heart: :XD:
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
lol, no it's not done yet. :P

This is just the final "WIP", but still a couple more things to put on here. :P

But thank you though, Yu-chan. ^^
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ashmishHobbyist Digital Artist
is this it? it's awesome!
i wish i can paint like this q_q
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yep! Thank you so much. ^.^

hehe, you could... you just need MyPaint, a good tablet, and a lot of patience. ^___^

Oh, and the purple one above is Kai-kun, the one Heny and I told you about that one time we were talking about your "other" hobby. :3
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ashmishHobbyist Digital Artist
i've copied MyPaint from Heny but never used it -_-
i'm just love Paint tool Sai sooooo much XD

alright, HE is soooo kewt! :))
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
*sigh* to SAI.... >v<

And thats the spirit! ^_^b
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ArkBlitzHobbyist General Artist
Is it me, or is Kai a bit undersized? It looks as if her legs were smaller than her body.
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Perspective shot, although admittedly it's not too obvious now. Deevad (of MyPaint lore) actually showed me a few tips on how to improve the top-down perspective further, so look for another update soon that will incorporate his suggestions and make the scene way better in that regard. :)

[though Cyllia's feet kinda allude to it a little now, seeing as how the right one is way bigger than the left one on the wood planks]

Plus it's important to note that Kai is VERY small, so being undersized will be the norm regardless. :P
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ArkBlitzHobbyist General Artist
Anyways, it seems nice that you took some of my cues for the (slightly longer) hairstyle... or was it coincidence?
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
You mean for Kai? Might be coincidence... the gimmick is that both their hair is untied on each opposite end (which is why Cyllia doesn't have her twintail on the left side).

Kai's curtain hair is kind of hidden behind Cyllia's, which is why you only see the left side in its natural bowl-shaped state (what I call the "Henrietta" style)....

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Lady-EchoHobbyist General Artist
Gosh I need this c:
I saw this yesterday when I felt very down about… things, and it cheered me up to see something so nice ^^
Thank you C-kun, you made my night much happier.
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Hey Echo-san,

Sorry to hear you're down and about (those wildfires?),... but also happy to see my pic brightened things up a little 4U. ^.^

Behold the healing power of Kai and Cyllia! :D

Can't wait till you see the props. ^.^
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I shall watch in awe of that amazing backgroud...
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Neko-kun! ^^b

And even better, Deevad himself loves this, and also gave me tips on how to make the background and other elements even BETTER!

SO look for even more tweaks to this in the near future. ^^b
nekoCAT21's avatar
You're welcome.

I look forward to it. It looks so great already.
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C-quelHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you Neko-kun! ^__^b
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No problem. :)
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