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Paper Boats

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By chinara   |   Watch
Published: June 14, 2014
I will always find you, like it's written in the stars.

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Transistor is one of the most beautiful games I have ever played. The art direction, storytelling and soundtrack are truly stunning, and the gameplay itself is amazingly fluid. Naturally, I wanted to try my hand at the beautiful style.

Transistor © Supergiant Games

Art © chinara

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SpaceCat97Hobbyist General Artist
YES! Absolutely yes! This is gorgeous! I love how reminiscent it is of the game. The color and reflections meld nicely together into the piece as a whole. The game was absolutely beautiful, and I love how you manage to captivate a lot of that in your own style.
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, SpaceCat! :) Man, this painting is getting old, but it is still very dear to my heart. I am so glad that it can still impress people! Thank you for your sweet words. I do appreciate them imensely :)
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viteryHobbyist Traditional Artist
look at the water..its MR. Nobody!
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
;)
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viteryHobbyist Traditional Artist
my favorite guy-turn-to-sword.
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
He had one great voice ;)
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viteryHobbyist Traditional Artist
indeed i fell for him like a rock
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mamoonartProfessional Digital Artist
Ich liiiiiebe Transistor!
Ich war direkt geflasht als ich es gespielt hatte, und die Stimme vom Bodyguard ist so angenehm. <3

Deine Illu hat das Spiel sehr gut eingefangen, seh schöne Details! :)
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Oh, vielen Dank! 'u' Transistor ist so schön, ein wunderschönes Erlebnis. Also ob man durch ein Gemälde spielt!

Danke nochmals für dein Kommentar! Hat mich voll gefreut.
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GuimardvStudent Interface Designer
WOW is transistor Yay
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This is incredible!! Hope you are doing well :D <3 
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Hey Rosie!!! It's been too long. I'm good, how have YOU been, though? I haven't heard from you in ages!

Thanks for the sweet comment, by the way. 'u' I appreciate it lots!
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Heya Denise! Yay you remember me lol!! :D I'm fine thanks! I ended up going to do a foundation fine art course for a year after leaving uni, I loved it!! now looking for a job :) how about you?? and no problem- your art is really amazing, and your character designs!! xxxx
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Of course I'd remember you, Rosie! :heart: You were so amazing at ArtSoc, and your life drawings are really something else. I'm quite  envious of those skills of yours!

Where did you do your fine art course at? was it local to Birmingham?
I am heading off to my master in September at the KU Leuven in Belgium. :) I am really looking forward to it, and hope it will be a blast!

Ahhh, thanks so much again! I try hard to become more and more original in my artwork to be more diversified, so I'm glad to hear it's paying off!
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Aw thank you! That means so much, especially when you are so skilled yourself!! :D The masters sounds amazing, have a really great time! I have a friend who lives in Belgium. If I ever go visit her maybe we could meet up! :D I've moved back with my parents now in London, so I did the course in an independent place near London Bridge called The Art Academy. I'd never heard of it before but it was a brilliant place :) :) What is your masters in? xxx
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Awww shucks, thank you! 'u' I think that every artist has their personal specialty, and it's best if everyone learns together!

You should definitely come to my place if you are in the country! I am in Leuven, and I'll be studying a MAES in Transnational and External Relations for the EU, focal point EU-Asia. I am very much looking forward to it, since it will be an exciting opportunity!
The art Academy sounds amazing and fancy. Gosh, if I had known you are in London! I was in London for an extended weekend in November, at the Tower Bridge. it would have been brilliant to see you again!
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PenlinkProfessional Digital Artist
Hey there, I just want to say that I enjoy how you did the all the details for this one. I like how red orb in the sword contrasts aginst the sword's teal blade. also like how the composition of this whole work was done. A lot of thought went into making this one, and I honestly how it was done.
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Hello there! :D Thanks so much for you lovely comment. I am very glad that you like the detail work in this picture! It was quite a bit of work, but I'm glad it is showing! Thank you again!
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RosakazProfessional Digital Artist
What a beautiful work. The highlights on the red lenses look so realistic.
The effects and details like the ones in the upper background are such a nice add. :)
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your kind words! 'u' Paper Boats was one of the most time consuming illustrations I have done, so I am very happy to see it is doing well!
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RosakazProfessional Digital Artist
No problem. ^^
I can believe that, it has so many details, lights, highlights and such. But it's lovely how there are always more details that I didn't see before. :)
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Hehehe, keep looking! 'u' who knows, there might be even more as you look on.
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Amazing!  I think you did wonderfully at capturing the richness of the game's setting.
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chinaraProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you a lot for the kind words! :) I appreciate the comment a lot.
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