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A little less stylized than my usual stuff.

It's a very dark picture, yes, I know. I hope you can see it on your monitor. You should just barely be able to make out some green stripes on the wall. If you can see them very easily, then the pic is too bright. And if you can't see them at all, it's too dark.

I'm very happy with the way the two people came out. I'm fairly satisfied with the background. Not sure about the foreground though. I have one version with the vines and trellis, and one version without. Considering the name I had in mind was "arboretum", I thought it'd make more sense to leave the vines in. I'm just not sure if this is the version that looks better. Anyhoo, gonna make a print of this anyway because I have to do so quickly if I'm going to get this in time for my Dad's birthday. (It's a pretty somber pic for a birthday present, but heh, my parents don't mind. Haha.) XP

The usual. Done from start to finish in Photoshop. No references. I have no idea how long this took. Worked on it on and off all Spring Break.

Thanks muchly to for his suggestions and to for all her help. You guys are great. :)


EDIT - 06.Mar.2006:

Oh my God.... Thanks so much for the DD, patronus-light and Aeires. I'm so happy, I feel like I'm floating. :)

And to anyone else who wanders by, thanks so much for taking a look at this.

*wanders off in shock....*

(Oh, and sorry if this old pic pops into your devWatch folder again, but I really felt I had to make this edit. Thanks!)
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Given 2006-03-06
arboretum by *hakubaikou drew me in with the rich textures and deep colors. ( Suggested by patronus-light and Featured by Aeires )
:iconknight1128:
knight1128 Featured By Owner May 18, 2010
wow this is so cool , did u make this pic?
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:icontobyk947:
Tobyk947 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
I love it! It kind of seems like the anime "Witch Hunter Robin" if you've ever seen it.
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:iconandra84:
Andra84 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
This is my favorite picture, I love it.
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:iconcourtelia:
Courtelia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the coloring for this picture, as well as the intricate details--they really draw the viewer in for a closer look. :) The expressions on their faces were also wonderfully done. Keep up the awesome work, and I hope you don't mind a :+fav:!
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
Oh, of course I don't mind at all. Thank you so much! :)
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:iconsquirrelgirl42:
Squirrelgirl42 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this picture.

I was actually wondering if I could this picture for my rpg character on a website?
I would of course credit you for it and such.

I would love to be able to use this because it suits my character perfectly.

Thank you.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008
Thanks, Squirrelgirl42, glad you like this.

I don't mind too much if people want to use my pics as long as they do not edit or crop them,they link back to my DA page somewhere nearby, and they send me a link so I can see. It drives me nuts, however, if people crop the picture or (even worse) put text on it or draw on it. D-:
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:iconsquirrelgirl42:
Squirrelgirl42 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright.
I don't have anything to edit, so, yeah. ^.-
I will make sure to list the url for it, so people can come check out the other amazing creations by the wonderful artist. ^.^

So, I have permission to use it?
I have to have direct permission from the artist for the site I want to use this for.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008
Yes, just send me a note with the URL of the site you're using it on. I do this so I can keep track and not accidentally accuse people of theft when I've already given permission. :) Thanks!
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eigenvalue Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing, as everyone else said already, particularly your still of drawing. but you know what it reminds me of...akkarin and sonea from the black magicians trilogy...great book
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
I just googled Black Magicians Trilogy, and it looks interesting!
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:iconeigenvalue:
eigenvalue Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it is...well, i really liked it, but i don't know about you as i don't know you and thanks for the comments
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:iconeigenvalue:
eigenvalue Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sorry just realised it wasn't you commenting it was someone else, for some reason i thought it was you, sorry
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:iconkmoddities:
KModdities Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007   Traditional Artist
i love the way this looks
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:iconjackzee:
jackzee Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2007
looks amazing, i love how dark it is
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Thank you. ^_^
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:iconjackzee:
jackzee Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
your welcome!
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:iconkiara-valentine:
Kiara-Valentine Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
wonderful! =)
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:iconrenky:
renky Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Still think this is by far one of my favs they look so perfect and romantic together
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:iconsophocleszia:
sophOcleszia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2006
it's so beautiful.. it captures such emotion. :+fav:
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:iconswtdreamz:
swtdreamz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
mm i love your work- more on the realistic side- but still cool-
you were at the artist gallery at expo this yr- i bought this print- but i FORGOT to ask you to sign it-
*sigh*

anyway- keep up the great work!
i always thought comp. drawing was harder-
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Oh no, did I forget to sign it? I try to sign all prints I sell at conventions. I'm so sorry! :(

Hmmm, I dunno which is harder. I think computer and traditional media works each have their own challenges depending on which program or which medium you use.

Thanks for the compliment. Ack, I feel so badly about not signing your print....
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:iconswtdreamz:
swtdreamz Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
it's okay- will you be at the artist alley next yr? cuz i MIGHT go again-
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
I'm planning on it. :) I hope to be there again, yup.
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:iconswtdreamz:
swtdreamz Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2006
awesome
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:iconjustine-bowder:
justine-bowder Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2006
you got the colouring just great, the textures of the clothing are almost distinguishable!
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:iconanimperfectcircle:
AnImperfectCircle Featured By Owner May 19, 2006   Photographer
such display of emotion...I love the expression on her face...and his..wow. This is...breath taking
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:icontorn-straightjacket:
ToRn-StRAigHtJaCkET Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2006
amazing detail. I love the colors and the clothing's beautiful.
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:iconlweeling:
Lweeling Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it even if it's a "dark picture" sorry for my pathetic englis ^^;
I like the two characters, they are so handsome O_O
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:icondarkrosegoddesselena:
DarkRoseGoddessElena Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006
Congrats on your daily dev!!!!
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:iconjennycah:
Jennycah Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful I love the detail within the faces of the man and women. I also love the clothing as well and the designing of the area that they are in as well very nice work.
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:icongiraffeextravaganza:
GiraffeExtravaganza Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006   Interface Designer
I really love that womens dress and the weather outside. They have a really great pose also.
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
Thanks muchly.

And btw, I really love your user name. It's so unique and fun sounding. :)
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:icongiraffeextravaganza:
GiraffeExtravaganza Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006   Interface Designer
Aw thank you! I was wondering what people thought about my username.
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:iconpuppet-soul:
puppet-soul Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lovely work
*o*
congrats DD :)
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:iconbrig-the-bold:
Brig-the-Bold Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Effing wikkid. I love this, I mean... I can't even express it in words...
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:iconphoenixwave34:
PhoenixWave34 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
OOooh pretty... I like the colors! And love those outfits ;)
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:iconakorney:
Akorney Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006   Digital Artist
Kudos, i thought it was a real photograph for a moment
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:iconburkina:
burkina Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
very nice!!!!
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:icontojisuzuhara:
tojisuzuhara Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh no, we can't have this! March? This is supposed to be a DD in September to match my calendar!

Congrats Haku! <3
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:iconhakubaikou:
hakubaikou Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Thanks toji! ^_^ And thanks for buying a calendar. (((toji)))
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:iconstarshineandpoprocks:
starshineandpoprocks Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Gorgeous colors, love it.
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:iconkillthemockingbird:
killtheMockingBird Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
fantastic fantastic job! this is airbrushing at it's finest. i wish i knew more so i could give you indepth critiques and praise, but sadly all i can collectively say is "it's pretty".
but seriously amazing stuff my fellow deviant. :aww:
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:iconsoggyness:
Soggyness Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
wow:| uhm... ugh... wow... just wow.
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:iconfortysecondarcha:
fortysecondarcha Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
i particularly love their faces. She looks so happy (and the expression is perfect and so real) and yet i see some different story in his face. It's all very intrigueing, and it makes me want to stare at it until i can figure out the story behind it. ^___^
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:iconmore-than-a-love:
More-Than-A-Love Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006   Photographer
It looks like Amon and Robin from "Witch Hunter Robin"
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:iconazelma:
Azelma Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
Spectacularly beautiful, you have amazing talent
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:iconjensingleton:
jensingleton Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
This is soooooooo beautiful! Takes my breath away! Awesome work, love it :)
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:iconperfect-rose:
perfect-rose Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006   Traditional Artist
This is positivly stunning!!
I :heart: it!!
:+fav:
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