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: That once upon a time... : by Cindiq : That once upon a time... : by Cindiq
As I flip through my bills, tuition fees, and exam scores, I realized something. I am now doing exactly what my parents have been doing all these years. While it feels awkward, I am now facing adulthood, and thus, my responsibilities. I gained a lot of knowledge, but I lost something as well.

Remember those days when you were running freely on the playground, unconcerned about troubles of the world?

When I was little, my friends and I went to a garden once. We caught some butterflies and nailed them for our projects. But I wasn’t thinking too much back then. It was just a naïve, pure experience.

But if I look at it from my somewhat adult-minded point of view now, I thought I should have been a bit more considerate with the death of those little bugs. Or, I would've find squashing them gross.

Although it was just a simple butterfly, it showed how much my thinking has changed since then. Even though it was just a bug, I realized… yes, I think too much now, just like any adult. ;D

Perhaps there were more colours of living back then, but I could be wrong. At least, childhood is like a ticking time bomb. The next thing you know, everything blurs and turns black. Whether that is a good or bad thing, I do not know. Maybe, just maybe, I could turn the greys and blacks into a brand new palette of vivid colours.


Something I wrote during my 19th birthday. And this pic was originally sketched based on it. Oh and excuse my terrible English ;D. I know it's weird but I always write a half page about my views on my birthday every year, just so I can come back to it years later and laugh at my naive thinking.

I thought about doing a shoe or bag for myself with this design on it. That’s why the lines and colours are rather solid and sometimes thick.

I wish you guys the best of luck in school and work as the dreadful September draws near.
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:iconemersonian:
Emersonian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Student Artist
You are one colorful angel!
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1123rttr Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   Artist
that's so cool =^-^=
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much >w<
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1123rttr Featured By Owner May 27, 2011   Artist
your welcome i like the pattern ^_^
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SoilderofaDoubt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
:)
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Avatarx25 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
O_o wow amazing.........
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:iconlestatmitsuo:
LestatMitsuo Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010  Student
wow very good job ♥___♥ i love his wing >///<
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Sickly-SweetPoison Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010
Wow its so amazing. I love all the colors you used.
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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Merriara Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Sorry I haven't posted in so long, but I'd just like to say that I like it. I think you've...branched out a bit on this one, and it's awesome!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you dear ^^
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:iconmerriara:
Merriara Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
you're very welcome.
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SashaFitzgerald Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Your colours are to die for! I love the solid ink lines and the painterly colouring style. Very beautiful! :love:
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:iconkiwi-chanz:
Kiwi-ChanZ Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2010
This piece should so get a DD...XD
its really colourful and meaningful...*w*
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awww Thank you dear ^^
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Kiwi-ChanZ Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
my pleasure~..>u<:heart:
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friendly-mushroom00 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Oh, the hypnotizing colors of childhood, it's wonderful, i absolutely love it :iconiwantitplz:
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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woody-h Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Artist
i`m gonna cry!!...cuaz you`r ...you`r work is amzing ..and everything.. everything everything is perfect...:L)
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
haha, Thank you very much ^^
*hands you a tissue*
:hug:
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woody-h Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009  Student Artist
ur welcom..(L)
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:iconyume-angel:
yume-angel Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
omg i love this :D
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks >w<
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yume-angel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
ur welcome :3
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Rakiura Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a gorgeous artwork!!
It deserves more love!:heart:

I love the Time v/s Colors. Childhood has so many bright colors, that's why we must never loose our inner child. It's something like Peter Pan's concept ^^

I love it :heart:
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
aww Thank you >w<
I actually thought of Peter Pan when I was doing this XDDD.
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ce291055 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice^^
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x-chaoticdawn-x Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009
i adore the idea of it honestly. its very..intelligent. the picture itself is amazing. the with colors and greys.
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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x-chaoticdawn-x Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009
:heart: welcome.
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:iconwintaerland:
Wintaerland Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
It's very detailed and colored and I like the thick lines

The concept/thought behind it was also very nice
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks >w<
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Vincent7311 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
wow, this is amazing.

good job ^^
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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:iconchadias:
chadias Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
you're concept is wonderfull; I have to fav the drawing because of it.
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ^^
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FinalFlower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I kill for a bag or shoe like that :love:
I can't find words about how gorgeous this piece really is~<3 I mean it's just absolutely stunning!!! *w* I think the colors are the best thing about it, how they work so well together and pop 'out' of the background<3

If I could fav this a billion times, I would, honestly~<3 :glomp: :+fav: Keep up the great work<3
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awww, thank you so much >w<
*hug*
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FinalFlower Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Not a problem~ :hug:
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:iconmiyuki-x-jeeves:
Miyuki-x-Jeeves Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Beautiful, creative, and amazing colors. Makes me feel happy and optimistic...!!! :heart:
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ^^
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:iconaku-jg:
aku-jg Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How colorful that is !
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks >w<
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Machiko7 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
wow, all those colours!!!
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Solarmoon Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
You need no critique on this >.<
OUTSTANDING!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
haha, thanks >w<
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puppy444219 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
Wow! That's amazing!
Maybe it's becasue of the different lines, but the coloring looks a little different then usual?
and the background kinda reminds me of XXXHOLiC XD
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
well, xxxholic has a influence on me XDDD
The colouring style is the same XD, but the colours I use are different from what I usually use XD.
Thank you for liking it >w<
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puppy444219 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
oh~ I see~ haha! It kinda shows ^-^
oohh~ That would make a difference too XD It explains it! lol
No Problem~~ :) :hug:
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mintypoki Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
WHOA!!! The color is great ^w^ I looovee colors~!!!
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