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Pigeons by weem Pigeons by weem
I started sketching this out sometime in the middle of 2007 and kind of left it to gather dust in my WIP folder until recently. I have too many things in there. :(

This is Adia and Max as kids back in the 80's. Adia came out looking like Haruhi from OHC, though it wasn't intentional. I don't like pigeons very much, but they are fun to draw. :D I had originally inked this picture, but it looked better without the lines, so I deleted that layer and tightened up the colors a bit.

FUN FACT: The graffiti on the generator in the background is an homage to my neighborhood. I've been seeing "CURF" tagged everywhere around here on billboards, in train tunnels, even on my neighbors' wall, since I was really little.

openCanvas 3.03 <3
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:iconviktorijamar:
ViktorijaMar Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015
Love this one :)
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:iconanako-kitsune:
Anako-Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks so awesome!
I love it!
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VioletRenewal Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOMENESS
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:iconjusbene:
Jusbene Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you handled the foreshortening like that. :omg:
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TasteTheRainbow16 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
The colours make it seem so bright! =3 A happy memory, I'm hoping <3 =D Really, really well done.
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MonkeysUndles Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010  Student Writer
Awesome!
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:iconsisero:
SiSero Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
OH, they're so cute!! :heart: the angle is very well done, the mood and again that soft coloring you do = U = :heart: another beautiful piece from you! :w00t:
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:iconofsilkandloneliness:
ofsilkandloneliness Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2009
Great!!
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:iconchakram-master:
chakram-master Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009   Writer
that's awesome!
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:iconditto9:
ditto9 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, brilliant angle, it must have been hard to pull off!
Excellent piece, I really do enjoy looking at your painting work.
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:icondrmadison:
DrMadison Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning... great job with the POV
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:iconwilpan:
Wilpan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
awesome,,
:omg:
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:iconjcharlie:
JCHARLIE Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
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:icontuxedoplz: Pretty cool work !
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leavetheviolinalone Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2009  Hobbyist
That angle is pure coolness and I love the bright feeling to this picture. :D
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xlovelylightx Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009   Writer
Impressive!
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:iconweirdalchemist:
WeirdAlchemist Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2008   Digital Artist
PFF AMAZING STYLE AND COLORING 8DDDD
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tchokun Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
good job ^^ nice !
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:icontsukiyono-miyu:
Tsukiyono-Miyu Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Professional General Artist
Nice perspective, I really love that sky! I sometimes leave WIPs too....in fact I know I have a couple that I haven't touched in over a year. ^^; Maybe I should return to them.
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008
Thanks! :D Ahh, yeah...I've been pretty unproductive in my personal art this past year. XD There's a ton of half-assed sketches that I'm not even sure I like the concepts for so much anymore, hahah.

You should finish them! I wanna see new Amy-art! :D
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Tsukiyono-Miyu Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2008  Professional General Artist
LOL, well the only drawn art I have in the pipeline are some new comic pages. I'd like to get around to doing more color illustrations some day though.
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RolfPlus Featured By Owner May 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're drawing again! =D
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Hahah, trying to, anyway. ;)
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hanarain Featured By Owner May 29, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
i think u made a good choice in leaving out the lines.u did good.
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thanks! It looked pretty odd with the lines in...
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roboqueer Featured By Owner May 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just adore the point of view in this picture.
It kind of gives it a dream-like floaty quality, and it's just beautiful.
:3
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thanks very much! <3
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MasterAngel Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
its wonderful weemers :heart:
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thank you, Angelcakes! :hug:
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:iconatomic-teddy:
atomic-teddy Featured By Owner May 24, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol - you even got the shoes thrown over the powerlines XD rofl!
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Hell yes! It's very rare to see powerlines without shoes over here. ;)
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:iconatomic-teddy:
atomic-teddy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
rly >.> we get them in a few suburbs but not many...
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:iconminivega:
MiniVega Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
That's a really beautiful work! I like all the details. Nice atmosphere!
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thanks so much! <3
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:iconizolas:
izolas Featured By Owner May 23, 2008
Eeeee. You posted something! Something awesome.

Beautiful shading and everything else. xP I love the perspective.
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thanks so much, Iz! :hug: Yeah, I've hardly gotten any personal art done for 2008 yet; it's shameful. ;.;
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:iconizolas:
izolas Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
=/ Me neither. Except just art in general.
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daaku-no-tenshi Featured By Owner May 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the shading on the building and the sortof dappled effect on the shadow. ^^

The black haired girls expression is really cute as well. XD WTF? Pigeons?!
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weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thanks! It'd be even funnier if it were "WTF? Bald eagles?!"
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daaku-no-tenshi Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. XDD

Paint them to look like bald eagles!! XD Would make sense for the gal's expression. XD Mwahahaha.
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WingedElfMaiden Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
This is very relaxing to look at...it must be the clouds. VERY beautiful coloring and those two look so cute. It scared me at first because i thought the window had fire coming out of it lol. Wonderful job! :heart:
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Aww, thanks! Hahah, if the building really were on fire, those poor kiddies might have something more pressing to worry about than pigeon attacks. XD
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Snitter Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Writer
Awesome coloring!! It looks very beautiful!
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:iconweem:
weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thank you, my deah! :hug:
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KiwiLover456 Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Hobbyist
wow this is really nice! *super thumbs up* :]
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Akamar Featured By Owner May 22, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
New Weemworks!
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KarmaGhost Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Adia's undergone a bit of a transformation, as has the rest of your style, since I first remember seeing these characters in the boba character design sheet. I always loved the follow up (Adia's "booya!" picture, which is awesome) and even Golden Years. But this style is softer, almost surreal--hardly any crisp edges, and it makes Adia and Max seem younger. Your skills haven't diminished at all, this is still some awesome digital painting. But the style transition is kind of jarring.

I think the old style, even as late as Golden Years, was a lot crisper and edgy, reminiscent of a boba cafe/high school hangout...
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weem Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2008
Thanks, Ghost! It's good to hear from you; been a while! Your comment makes me happy, as what you described is exactly what I was trying to achieve. Adia and Max are meant to be around 9 or 10 years old here, and I wanted to paint a moment in their childhood. :)
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KarmaGhost Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Well then color me dumb 'cause you totally said that in your artist commentary! It has been a while--not just for comments on your work but on everybody else's work, too. Fear not, I still get all your new stuff in my devWATCH and still love what I see. Is this lineless a long-term thing or did you use it for this picture (and the recently added "Cranes") to achieve a desired feeling? I still think it's good, but I'm a little skeptical of how the Boba characters in high school would turn out with such a soft look. Although I bet Jesus will return on a Cloud of Glory before I'm done harrassing you to write the manga, so, eh! Good work, weem.
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weem Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2008
Hahah, no worries! Although my style has gone through a lot of changes over the years, it's mainly due to my desire to learn new ways to do things. Adia and the gang are often the victims of whatever style I try experimenting with, just because they're my kiddies and I love drawing them so. Hell, there may be plaster, paper mache and woodcut Scotts and Susannahs someday too! D:

I'm getting pretty fond of the lineless thing; there'll be more of that kind of illustration for sure. But in the end, when I do write their story (good lord...someday *pines*), it'll definitely be a comic in the style of how I originally started drawing them, lines and all. That's how I've always seen them, and that's how they'll be...even if they do go through many weird incarnations on the way there, hahah.

I can't tell you how glad I am that you care to read the story of these guys someday, seriously. It does mean very much to me! Thank you!
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Vex-the-Pirate Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
Mm. Airy :3
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