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The Scent of Memory by christon-clivef The Scent of Memory by christon-clivef
I AM SO SLOW
SPENT A WHOLE MONTH FOR ONE SINGLE PIC
BUT AT LEAST I MANAGED TO FINISH THIS BEFORE CNY

HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR 2019!!
Its quite a special year for me hehe

I drew the scene in my memory,
i used to stay in my grandma's house when i was in kindergarden,
and i just LOVE my grandma's Maggie + egg, i cant find the same taste even if i cooked the same brand Maggie myself anymore.

i browse through the old photos for reference, and i just missed those old days when my grandma was strong and healthy.
she was gone but i am sure the memories will always be with me.

About the drawing, the perspective and lighting is just killing me and i dont even know if i am correct in everything???
waiting for everyone's critiques _(:3/


anyway i hope you guys love this pic! and i hope this pic arises your old time memories too, especially for Malaysian Chinese? (because the buildings are quite same)
sorry for being unactive recently.
i had posted to my new school as a teacher, its a totally different school from where i had been, i felt so stressed and havnt get used to the new environment. however i will try my best to adopt to my new work. thank you for eveyone's comment even if i am not active here!

btw we are going to send the UT book postage order by tomorrow, sorry for the long wait ><



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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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KiwiMeep Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so amazing
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craniu Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2019
good old days :)
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Tears-of-Xion Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2019
Oof, that background looks like it probably took a while! It looks really good, though!
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ShiratoriKeira Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
Superb piece. Not only extremely well-drawn but it is also overflowing with feelings.
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Slytrix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
As always the lighting is breathtaking :D
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Slytrix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing this moment
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93FangShadow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
E: I ended up seeing the process for this picture first and that was neat to see.

Watching the process was a good way to notice some of the details more like the window shadow. Also seeing how you seemed to have considered the position little you's hand and such. Kind of highlighted how much care you seem to put into things!

The perspective just seems to be lower and have the child be closer which seems fine to me!

I also just want to give you a big hug cause you seem sad :iconbrohugplz: but also you seem to treasure the memories considering you made this drawing and that just make me feel a warm kind of happiness. I imagine your grandma's house felt warm too if this picture is anything to go by. 

Also keep on doing your best at your work! Take it a step at a time if you have to and no one is perfect so keep picking your self up and moving forward if you do stumble or fall!
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93FangShadow Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
B: Oh wow all the details!

It look so comfortable and homely
You can see how much these memories mean to you from this artwork alone

Seriously the way you understand lighting and can execute that lighting in an artwork is just, *art goals*
No joke, the only art I can think of that's comparable to they way you do lighting is master works from the Italian Renaissance and Baroque periods
I don't think you realize just how good at art you really are Chris, in a number of your artistic skills.

I like how the perspective makes you fell like you are at a ground level.
I think most people would draw something like this at more of an adult's eye level rather then and child's
The perspective helps show the story of the artwork
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Cambion-Hunter Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019
This is stunning work with an endearing familial scene. ^^
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019
Great
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Midsea Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Wow this is beautiful!so many little details! I love it!
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StarryPlains Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
I wasn't even there and I feel the nostalgia... Great pic!
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Ururuty Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
nice colors
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cre8altruisim Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2019  New Deviant
Beautiful! Lighting makes the piece very strong.  Thank-you for sharing :)
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pixljar Featured By Owner Edited Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
This evoked so many emotions and memories from my childhood in Taiwan. Thank you for sharing :)
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Fail-Seeker Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
Amazing!
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AVZTN Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
Beautiful. Really love this. Thanks for sharing your story. Hit me in the feels.
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pascalybb Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019
新年快乐!!!!
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Sayna-Yuki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
It seems like such a nice memory! 
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Colors are amazing!
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jessica-zero Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Chinese New Year!!
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graydama Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019

Thank you for sharing such a precious memory! And I hope you have a wonderful new years too! :la: :love: :hug:

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andaerz Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Student Digital Artist
It's awesome. Nothing I can criticize. I think it's your best piece. ^^
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cophy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh I love this so much!! This is awesome!
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The-Gaming-Demoness Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist Writer
This a beautiful. It honestly resonates with me. When I was really little, I'd stay with my grandmother a lot. I was really close to her (as I was somewhat a sickly baby and her being a nurse, she automatically knew what to do). Even as I got older and not sickly, I still spent time with her at her house. Whenever I'd go over, the first thing she'd ask would be if I wanted something to eat. Even if I had already eaten, I would say yes. I could never turn down food from her.

Even 4 years after her passing, it doesn't feel like she gone. The rest of the family feels the same way. She left an impression on everyone she met.

There are days on my walks where I'm still half-expecting to see her in her in her silver van and asking, "Hey mija (pronounce me-ha as it's a Spanish word)! Do want to go shopping with me?"
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LazyLizard226 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AAAAAAA BEAUTIFUL! 跟我外婆家一样诶~
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TheNor Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
this is beautiful ^_^ I love the way you do the lighting, it's the main thing about your art that stood out to me :) You're doing just fine with it! :D
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