Incandescence
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Candelian Yan and Lampwick Steiner take a stroll through the bokeh, arguing about why some materials look darker when wet.

Or, alternatively, [link]

Yan is a Candle Woman. Technically, she is 100% body fat, being composed entirely of lipids and fats. She becomes rigid and uncooperative at low temperatures, and lethargic at high temperatures (often just lying in a puddle of her own hair). The flame atop her head is an outlet for the energy she burns at the cost of her body mass. To this end, she requires a greasy diet in order to maintain her existence. It doesn't mean she eats rich foods necessarily (she cannot process carbs and proteins), but she does eat tallow like bread and drink oil like water.

Steiner is a Lamp Man. He was created by dressing up a lamp post in a suit, and then given lectures on How To Be a Gentleman by a professor of Gentlemanology. And now he is the very model of chivalry. Ironically, though he emits light from his head for all to see, he is blind. Apparently that is how lamps normally are. Nobody knew this about lamps until they noticed he didn't seem to know what people were talking about and kept politely declining all invitations to move in any direction.


Well, this was a fun picture to work on! In particular I enjoyed coloring and lighting this piece (which I guess is pretty much everything you see in it...?). I suppose more specifically, I enjoyed trying to make stronger shadows than I normally would. I think that will be something I'd like to work on more in the future: playing with the hue and saturation of shadows, and experimenting with the balance of it in the composition.

I think I would also like to go to sleep

Made in Flash

EDIT: I was made aware afterwards that Steiner cannot contribute very well to an argument about what things look like. He can, however, speculate why!
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Gurdim's avatar
beautiful technique and catchy imaginative design together :)
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Doomwiggle|Hobbyist Photographer
What a terrific couple. I can really feel their personalities.
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Adam-P-D|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a really creative personification. Both of them look really cool! (And also, not only is that outstanding for Flash, but I also like how the name Flash keeps up with the light theme)
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"mAde In FLaSh" IM SHOOK!!! THIS IS AMAZING
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InkSebo|Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Made in flash" I have not seen something so amazing done in flash. Love the character design and the overall composition!
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5amSoul|Student Interface Designer

I love this duo !!! nice draw !
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:o
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I LOVE IT!!
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FreddyNO|Professional Digital Artist
Lovely design, good job on this!
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Livi-Livered|Hobbyist General Artist
This is extremely creative. I love the designs and art. 
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I love them!
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InfiniteDiversity|Hobbyist General Artist
This is great work. The depth of imagination on display here is admirable, as is the degree of professionalism. Well done.
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ZUHA13|Student Artist
wow ! this looks amazing and it's really creative
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InNateMagic|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool! Very nicely done!
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PenciltipWorkshop|Hobbyist General Artist
I see a bright future for these two.
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Takes off hat politely
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TheLuckOfTheClaws|Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Politely declining invitations to move in any direction" oml that hilarious
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"If only I could be so grossly... incandescent."
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asylum77's avatar
That is so cool!
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mattshuuya|Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!!!!
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Snell35Damzel's avatar
Lady Wax Worth and date Sir Orval Lantern both stunning as usual in late night setting
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lackaholo|Student General Artist
I loved this as soon as I saw it, and then your description of the characters added a lot of magic. This is really inspiring <3
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SoulCaster10|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"A match made in heaven" is an understatement for these two.
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TornadoTheWindfox|Student Photographer
Litwick and Chandelure.
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