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Happy Birthday Miucina by JohnSu Happy Birthday Miucina by JohnSu
Today marks the first anniversary of my mushroom daughter, Miucina! So for her first birthday I've designed a guardian for her: Alder!

Alder is an elmsman - a species of long lived tree folk with a rich history of plant care. Alder's primary responsibility is a big ol' colony tree. He found Miucina growing on its roots, so now she is his responsibility too. Alder has no idea how to raise a child. Things are going to be great.


I've retconned Miucina's backstory maybe 2 times now, and I might do it again, but whatever! As with this picture, I've learned that the longer I spend worrying about Making Things Just Right, the more Nothing Gets Done will happen, so I've decided to just blunder forward and not care about the fact that the sunlight is hitting almost everything in this picture from a different angle.

I have no idea what Miucina is so upset about.
Happy Birthday!
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Laugh-Butts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
THe sunlight hitting from different parts is cheeky and cool in your pictures. I come for the original looking characters and story in the description, and you do not disappoint. I hope he is a good father and does not accidentally leave her in a ditch! 
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Painterlyphotobomer Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a bright cheery scene.
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manunam Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2018
:D (Big Grin) 
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Captiankritz1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Alder has no idea how to raise a child"




...sombody call the police guys to stop child endengerment.
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Randommode Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I love your beautiful backgrounds 
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
All the retcons!

Seriously though, I love your work forever.
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Killuaaaaa Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018
Wow this is good , i watch you since 2008 and you have become so much better
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NullNoMore Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is going to be fun, watching them develop. I like your single characters very much, but they get even more interesting when they bounce off other folk. Who cares about sunlight when the color is so glorious? Just, she'll need more sunscreen due to those multiple suns.
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gatewayev910 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
... and not care about the fact that the sunlight is hitting almost everything in this picture from a different angle....

simple solution: multiple suns. 
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Felanore Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
The only problem with that is that it would require each sun to only be hitting certain objects, or for those objects to be far-enough apart that any individual sun would have different lighting effects on those objects, or that the suns spread their light only in a small area, which would require some kind of solar focusing thing... OR...

Long story short, not as simple of a solution as it seems, but it's also a world of mushroom girls so it's all bueno anyways. :D
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gatewayev910 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
It's still simple. All of the suns in the sky are also jerks. They do all sorts of crap cause nobody can stop them. 
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Felanore Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You're probably right! What jerks! CURSE YOU! 
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Nazgul100 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017
this seems very cute.
I dont know which story telling style you are going for though. 
This sets a very different tone than what I expected from earlier versions.
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AzureRat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is super awesome.
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invisible-chan Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017
Ahhhh! I'm so excited! I'm always giddy when I get to see reoccurring characters.

Anyways, I'm pretty sure she's upset about the fact that she doesn't get to wander off as she pleases. Alder seems to have a pretty good grip on her and she can't run off and find dead animals if he's doing that.
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davidking101 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is soo cute as well
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Takimashou Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
that is a Big Duck.
  Also: multi-sun sky. It's intentional! 
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L-James Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Professional General Artist
cute backstory!! it's also been my experience that a lot of times, people don't really notice a some mistakes until you point em out ;x sometimes you just gotta get the thing done!!
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crazy4anime09 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks awesome and so cute!!! I love the colors and details! :love: fav ^^
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Rakugaki-otoko Featured By Owner Edited Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww I love her! Happy Birthday!
I think this is the closest Ive ever seen you come to having an OC!
Also, man, the lighting on those leaves in the trees is fantastic!
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And yeah, it has been my intention to establish Miucina as my mascot OC!

Kind of like your Goma & Neme & Friends!
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Rakugaki-otoko Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww yay! thats great!!
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017
Very great
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Souleater0000 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I looooooove your background on this piece, and the characters are cute, too.  <3
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! The background did end up taking longer than the characters to complete!
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Marscaleb Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job with that background!
I also like that ice cream vendor for some reason.
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Gusindor Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student General Artist
Ahh this is so cute oh my gosh!
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Scribble-S Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Student General Artist
This is super cute!
   (My god that is a large duck.
   Miucina better be carful) Shocked 
But seriously, great work!
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's a very pampered duck
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Nice work here! The way this looks is fantastic for reals~
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Daaberlicious Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Not even first-time parents know what they're doing when it comes to raising children. He'll learn.

I'm glad she has a guardian now. I didn't figure she needed one at first, but I guess she has Alder if she needs him. :)
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Evodolka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
adorable with a great back ground :D
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
HGDFHGKDFHKGHDFKGJHKDFJHGGFGDS AAWWWWWWWW OOMGGGGGG THIS IS VERY VERY VERY ADORABLE AND FULL OF SWEET MOMMENT KYYAAAAAAAAAAAAA :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz:
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glowworm56 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
:aww: Now Miucina has a friend!
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MinawaSeiko Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awwwwwww *-*
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Very great work :dummy:
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MinawaSeiko Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
<3
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017
Ah!!!! :love: Miucina's BACK!!!!! :love:  And it's her birthday!!!!! :party:  And YOU are back John! :squee: With an incredibly beautifully done picture! :w00t: AMAZBALLS HERE!!!!!! :wow:  Where have you been Lord Su? Your legions have missed you!!!!! :worship:  Welcome back John!!!
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been mostly on tumblr and twitter, but even the past month or so I've been inactive on those fronts. I still try to come back here whenever I make something nice, though!
It's good to see you're still around!
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017
Thanks John......that's cause I got nowhere else to go.....:cries: 
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Orcaleon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017   Digital Artist
Good
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GuruBuckaroo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
It's a binary system. Like Tatooine. 
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Mythrin Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student General Artist
She's dying of spore-dom.
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JediAnnSolo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Alder has no idea how to raise a child."

Well, I figured that, considering that he's the one enjoying the ice cream instead of Miucina.

There's something so happy about this image, even with baby girl's grump face. It's the colors, the wacky giant duckling, just the nostalgic aspect of walking through the park with a gelato cone on hand... love it very much!
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SquareofOne Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Sounds like a recipe for adorable fun and learning.
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Cloth-King Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
So cute, you do make some adorable characters. Keep up the splendid work! You know after playing Witcher 3 a lot, I could totally see you making a big grandpa Leshen, for Micuina :P
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Riverfox237 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is CLEARLY upset that Alder got an ice cream for himself and not for her! I mean, obviously. Also yaaaaaaay reoccurring characters! :D:D:D I really hope you do a comic someday (but I shall continue to thoroughly enjoy your amazing pics/mini stories in the meantime).
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JohnSu Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'd like to do a comic one of these days, too...
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
Awesome
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