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Merry Christmas 2008 by Neomae Merry Christmas 2008 by Neomae
"Silent Night"

This picture is dedicated to all the wonderfull people, who kept encouraging me and helped me improve with their constructive critiques and tipps. Therefore I gave it my all and tried to make this the most complex picture I made so far. It is not only a portrait of a character, it is a scene in which I tried to capture the Christmas atmosphere I love so much and share it with you.

Thank you very much for your constant help and support!

I wish you all a merry Christmas and happy New Year! Take Care! :heart: :heart: :heart:


L (c) his owners

EDIT: My monitor drives me nuts! If you see this rather dark with L having a yellowy touch on his face, you see it how it is supposed to be - like I saw in on my PC monitor when I made it. If you see it rather light with L having a normal colored face, you see it as I see it now on the Mac. It's not supposed to be that way. I'm not sure how most people see it aka which of my monitors does not lie to me. Could you please help me with figuring this out an tell me how you see it?
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xJRosex Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
It turned out great, it looks like the tree has a golden reflection off his face and clothes and this is such a beautiful picture. You've been featured in my journal!

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zerosystemquatre Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This image is absolutely stunning. Thank you for sharing, and Merry Christmas!
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mothermultiverse Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
That's lovely! :iconchuplz:
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humanofprey Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice coloring and lighting work, especially on the light from the fireplace. And nice details on the scene :thumbsup:

Nice work and Happy Christmas :smooch:
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rocky-chan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008
einfach nur wahnsinn Ö___Ö
das schaut so gemütlich aus und die Atmosphäre hast du wirklich super hinbekommen.

Aber das Gesicht hat doch ein kleinen Gelb-touch., aber nicht schlimm.
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Epantiras Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great pic :-D
about colors, L's skin has a yellowish tone. I have not idea about how Mac works, but I think mac monitors they have color adjustments options just like Pc monitors. Try take a picture with base colors (colored squares are ok - white, black, red, green and so on) then adjust colors while keeping an eye on colors.
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ZIM402 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
faved for the sugar cubes :D
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LexX-Ferrovocho Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Merry Christmas to you too!

Veeeery nice drawing! I like the pose (I mean, he IS L), the background, the lights! Well done!

But to me, always is weird seeing a snowy Christmas... here in Chile, Christmas time means a lot of heat, with really sunny days...

Have a good Holydays! :D
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Jon-Lombardi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
Merry Christmas to you as well :) It's nice to see people say Christmas rather than "Happy Holidays." It's an awesome way to show how much everyone cares :)

Your picture came out really nice. I like how you made the tree out of focus because of the pic focusing on L. (Sorry... I'm a camera person, and I really like stuff like that!) I wish that I could paint this way in PS.

Be safe! :D
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Silvolf Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Christmas!! :hug: Lovely pic!
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PanHesekielShiroi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Also mir gefällt's. :) Ich mag ganz besonders die Gardienen, frag mich bitte nicht warum. Und es sieht total nach L aus, wegen dem Kaffee und den Keksen.
Man sieht, daß du dir Mühe gegeben hast, die Atmosphäre gefällt mir. :)
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zato-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
That is of awesome!
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zato-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
And it's fairly low-toned for me, with L's face with a slight hue of yellow. Looks fine ta me.
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Neomae Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for helping me out! And thank you for the compliment! =)
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