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Welcome the newborn year by Neomae Welcome the newborn year by Neomae
I waited over 1 year for submitting this :D This is the December pic for the European Gagoyles fan calendar 2005. I worked on it from August 2004 to November 2004.
I had many different concepts for this picture. In the end it became some kind of experiment. It was the very first picture that I made, where the background played the same important role as the characters. Also it was the very first time that I made a background completely with tablet and computer. At first I was tempted to add fireworks cut out from photographs (especially because I wanted them to look as realistic as possible) but finally I decided to draw them by myself. And in the end I'm very very satisfied with how it turned out :)

working time: about 20 h
made with: pencil, inking pens, Photoshop 7.0, tablet

characters (c) Neomae

You can find the calendar's DA gallery here:
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kozispoon Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Student General Artist
man I love those tatttoos :) Its such a unique addition to these gargoyles. This looks like you -did- take alot of time on it. You should be proud, it looks awsome.
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starscream64 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Wow, Your fireworks came out wonderfully! I love the way they seem to be coming right at me. I also like the designs for your gargs. They're unique, but no so alien that I couldn't see them appearing right next to Goliath & Co.

Excellent job.
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JoJollyArt Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2006
Wow, this is really good. I love the tattoos.
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Venator-Somniorum Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
soooooo great!
I really love this picture!
So great! And the characters are soooo lovely too! :heart:
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humanofprey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty work :thumbsup:

Love the gargs´ coloring work.
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Vegi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2006
ah^^ sehr schön! das bild von nuit und seiner schwester^^ ich wochte schon die zeichnung an sich, aber das ist noch besser^^
ich liebe diese steine und das feuerwerk :hug: uiiiiiiiiiii^^

ich brauch auch ein tablet :cries:

PS die zeichnunng ist fertig ;) und hochgeladen :3 allerdings glaub ich du hättest es besser gekonnt Q.Q
wenn ich das da sehe, und höre es ist schon ein jahr alt...
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avator Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Yay new year =) pretty gargies, I like their wings hehe
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pinkgargess Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's absolutely stunning, but who is the females character? I recognize Nuit, but I hope you do more with the female so we can find out who she is as well.
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ritam Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Aww they're sooooooooo cute ^__^ What a romantic moment! Great jod Neo!
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Guruguru-Kurochan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Great gargoyles party, cool.
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PawsOfSharpClaw Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Hawooo!!

AWOW! Really cool... I'm sad that I have no chance to get the calander :tears:

:relaxed:
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EleriDragonfly Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
Wow it's awsome!
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BrooklynBH Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
freaklyn nice, the ony problem that I find is that I can't do that xd
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Very cool =)
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Seri-goyle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006
I love this picture! Can't believe you were able to wait a whole year to show it off. It's striking, and you did a very good job on the fireworks. I've never seen tatooed gargoyles before(except for in that MGC body art contest). The girl's pose is so natural, her wings just hanging there like she was stopped in mid-walk by the spendor in the sky. Truly a masterpiece. :)
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Epantiras Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey, I remember you sent me the pic of Nuit as reference for our art trade ^_^ now, in its original setting, it makes more sense ;-P at the beginning I thought he was on the top of a castle or something like that.
the fireworks look good, but I'm sure that if they were brighter and ... sharper (the opposite of blurred) they'd be even better ^_^ the gargress on the left is your avatar, isn't she? But I've always seen her with red hair
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You know I :love: this pic! I do think it is one of your masterpieces!
The fireworks, the whole back- and foreground and the characters and poses are so awesome! I still wait to see a front shot of Nuit´s sister ;) I love her design!
I´m so happy you uploaded it now so I can finally :+fav: it :D :heart:
:hug:
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