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Left Hanging - A Trip To Japan by MarkKB Left Hanging - A Trip To Japan by MarkKB
This is the cover for A Trip To Japan, and part of a set of covers I sketched for my fanfics. (The last one I drew was for Starlight.)

Edit: I had a few paragraphs here giving some background info on this pic, but I felt it made the commentary a bit too long, so I shifted it here. TL;DR version: this is more a concept than a "proper"pic, thus the roughness; I'm not too sure I got the perspective right for everything; apart from the height of Tokyo Tower, I took quite a few pains to get this picture accurate (thanks photographers!); I used beizers as guidelines for the tower's structs, placing them by eye, so I wouldn't be surprised if it looks a little funny; Nani looks slightly weird to me; and Lilo had to be redrawn several times to get her looking right.

How could you be so heartless?
Huh? I'm not quite sure what you're talki- oooh, right, the picture content.

Let it be said that I'm sure no-one likes Lilo Pelekai being in mortal peril, least of all myself. Oh, I may write stories where she *is* in mortal peril, but I write them because they make good stories, not because I like it. Writers shouldn't be afraid to free their characters from the padded box, just because the reaction might be bad.

That, and it's all my muse's fault. Go blame him.

Now, I'm sure you're wondering how Lilo got in such a position. Well, normally I'd direct you to my fanfic, but the funny thing is, much like another picture I drew, I haven't actually gotten to this point in the story. So this is all :iconriversongplz: spoilers!.

Hmm, I need to stop doing that.

Eh, well, go read A Trip To Japan anyway. Be warned, the first few chapters are a little narmy because I wrote them a while back and stuffs. I'm in the middle of rewriting them anyway, so eh.

One last thing: I really wanna support Paint.Net, I really do, but Paint Shop Pro is, quite frankly, sooooo much better. Which is why I switched when it came to really doing this picture, and why I'll be sticking with it for the forseeable future.

Whew, that was pretty long...


Tokyo Tower
Looking Straight Down from Tokyo Tower by crispyteriyaki (Flickr)
Temple and Tokyo Tower by crispyteriyaki (Flickr)
straight down from tokyo tower (2) by jacquelynyoung (Flickr)
And special thanks to Google Maps and Street View.

Observation Tower
Tokyo Tower by returntoasia (Flickr)
A cel from the Cardcaptor Sakura episode A Trip To Tokyo Tower, collected by Rallihir.

This still from Lilo & Stitch.

Sketch: 6 November 2009
Initial lineart (foreground - Paint.Net): 27 December 2009
Lineart (background): 9-10 May 2011
Lineart (foreground), Paint (background): 10 May 2011
Paint (foreground): 10, 16 May 2011
App: Except where specified, Paint Shop Pro 8.10
STITCH62633 Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
oh boy i hope stitch is here to save her
MarkKB Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, we can only hope. Thanks for the comment!

(And sorry for the late reply! ^^;)
STITCH62633 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
ur welcome
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