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Reaching for the moon by lainchan Reaching for the moon by lainchan
Some original art after all the recent fanart.

I was thinking of things too do for my film next year in college and I came up with this. Its about a guy trying to catch the attention of the girl in the moon and he keeps doing all these crazy things to try and get to her.
One of these things involves a giraffe and some magic beans.....it kind of a dumb idea ^^;
Probably way to complicated for my 2nd year film anyway

Its done with a mixture of both taditional and digital media

Edit: The film can be seen here [link]
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Given 2007-08-06
When I saw Reaching for the moon by ~lainchan my eyes had a happiness feeling, don't ask me how is that possible... but, WOW. Please enjoy the multiple details in this amazing deviation. ( Featured by Karma021 )
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AntonSoo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Freaking Amazing, love the style and all! 
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vkissa Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
This immediately caught my eye. I read the story "to the moon and back" a classic, to my children. I thought of that book and the love we shared reading it! this drawing provoked the same warm feeling. Very nice job!
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lainchan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much. Thats lovely to hear :)
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Hippy-Hobbit Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
wow, great idea and brilliant colours! Love the worried look on the giraffes face
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Thank you very much :D
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ElBaronEscarlata Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
hahha, when I saw your picture I was instantly coming up with an animated story in mind, I figured you were going to animate it and just about then I saw the link to your actual animation :p
This ilustration's got a lot of life in it. Would work damm great for the book front face, if the story was a book.
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you. I've often thought about doing a childrens book based on this story. I still havn't got a clue how you go about doing that kind of thing, getting stuff published and all that, but it might be a possibility one day :D
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justoriginal Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
cute
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
wow, fantastic work, your really talented
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Sadijaan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009
the cat is the best apr of it xD
but i think the wings are a bit too small xD
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JasperMouse Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
Wow! I like the cat! :D
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Lunachan523 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Beautiful!!! It looks like something that Hayao Miyazaki would film :aww:
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fireontheriver9 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
beautiful picture! i love the colors. and the idea behind it is just amazing. great job!
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:iconzzdevi:
zzdevi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful sense of fantasy and romance.

:gallery:
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ooamaimomooo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous. :+fav: please and thank you! haha. i love the glowwy warm feeling i get when i see this.:heart:

now i'm gonna go watch the film. :D
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toorobot Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
This is beautiful. I just love all the colors and the facial expressions (on the people and the animals)
;)
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much :heart:
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
I love it! I think you've done a great job of marrying the traditional and digital materials to create a great piece. Is the traditional part of it watercolor?
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you:D
Its mostly done with marker pens with a bit of watercolour on the BG
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DrewGreen Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008
Fantastic! I like sketching with markers, but I find them difficult to color large areas with (I'm not in practice, of course, so that probably has something to do with it). And watercolors...well, you can forget about that. I'm terrible with them. XD

Again, this looks great! I admire anyone who can use watercolors.
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Redrupeethief Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2008
Awesome! I loooove the colors and texture and the cat and the landscape...well, I guess I like everything. Nice job! :D
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008
Wonderfully done! :heart: I love the colors and the coloring. Great details too!
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :heart:
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LadyWinter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008
You're welcome! =)
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Soryko Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have a very neat style^^
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you ^_^
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SuperBre-SuperAmu Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2008
Aw! ;__; One of the best things by far I've even seen on dA. Just so adorable. Dx The short film made me laugh/cry. XD Great work!
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
:blush: Thank you very much! Thats a huge compliment.
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airyairy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Wow, the original art is very pretty too! I like this as well as your film too~ But I do have to say I like this design of the girl in the moon better than in the film (though the one in the film was probably easier to animate)
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lainchan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
Yeah, I would have liked to have gone with this design but it would have been way too hard to animate. Got to keep it simple :nod:
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airyairy Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Yeah, I can imagine.
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DanMat6288 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2008
I found this featured on your home page. I believe this was what you were trying to link to in your artist's comments on the animated version, but that link is broken, FYI.

Say, where's the cow that jumped over the moon? XD
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for letting me know!
I've just fixed the link :D

The cow failed ;_;
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FFgirl7 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008
Very nice mixture of coloring tools. I adore the glowing!
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
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FFgirl7 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
You're very welcome. :)
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Dante-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008  Student Digital Artist
I love the picture ^_^
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks ^_^
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Dante-Wolf Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome ^^
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cosmic1792 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
wow! its so beautiful =D
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thanks :D
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cosmic1792 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
welcome ^^
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KatiesPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008
You've been featured in my today's journal: [link] because I like it, and feel you deserve it! Please let me know if you wish for it to be removed. :heart:
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lainchan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I've been away from my DA for a while and I can't remember if I thanked you for featuring me so just in case...
Thank you! :glomp:
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KatiesPhotography Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
Haha, that's alright! Your very welcome. =)
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FiniteLuv Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Student General Artist
this is beautiful, yet still whimsical and cute at the same time.

colors are brill!
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you for watching :hug:
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Tsuchan Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008  Professional General Artist
I especially love the giraffes expression and the colors you chose.
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:iconlainchan:
lainchan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :D
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