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A (Giant) Scarf for Nikita

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Oh look, snow! That's how you know these characters don't live in southern California.

The title of this is a play on the title of my story bearing the name of the same character. Robert and Nikita go for a stroll together on her 16th birthday (12/2/23), and when it starts to snow, Robert shares his scarf with her, though not without some comical effect, as his scarf nearly surrounds her from head to paw like a blanket.

This is almost entirely traditionally-done, save for the snow. I used the brush tool to create the falling snow, and the pencil tool to create the "snow bumps" at the base of the grass. I also had to alter the shape of Robert's back, as it appeared warped, so if you zoom in, you can see the "streaks" where I made the fixes.

This one is up there with one of my all-time favorite drawings I've ever done; everything just came out so soft and cuddly ^^

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MatthewAKJB's avatar
(The “Oh look, snow! That's how you know these characters don't live in southern California.” made me laugh.)

great job on this one, it looks amazing.
Nyaasu's avatar
This is...SO CUTE it actually is putting me in a great mood!!! Holiday/Christmas/winter pics can do that to me. :heart: I love how you have the grass poking out from under snow. Is that digitally added, or gel pen?

This is so awesome, I'm so happy to see it finished!! It's beautiful!!!
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Thank you! The snow bumps are digitally added, though looking back, I wonder if using the brush pen would've made them look a little smoother. The falling snow is also digital, since I don't have any pens that are pure white.
Nyaasu's avatar
It's possible. Photoshop has a super soft brush that's great for snow, but Photoshop isn't as easily accessible. -_-
Bafa's avatar
This is so cute!! :aww: So much sweetness here!
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Awww, how sweet! I love the little snow effects you did :)
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Showlover's avatar
it's pretty good. the coloring is good. but the digital parts look so out of place...
ThyWordIsTruth's avatar
How so? I had no other way of adding the snow since I don’t have traditional tools that can make it look obvious enough.
Showlover's avatar
it's too bright and doesn't match the general lighting of the drawing. 
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Do you think it would work if I made the flakes a little more gray then?
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(i edited the comment in case you seen the earlier version.)
Showlover's avatar
not so much. that would only work a little bit. just simply adding gray would still achieve the same effect. another thing that makes the digital snowflakes out of place is their brightness. the brightness of the snowflakes does not match the lighting portrayed in the drawing. some gradient effects would aid in fixing this problem, tho it requires skill and maybe some tools not found in ms paint.
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I see; I’ll just keep it as it is then. I don’t think my program can do something like that, so it’ll just have to stay this way. Thank you for the feedback.
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