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At The Crossroads by yuumei At The Crossroads by yuumei

I haven’t been posting much lately because I am traveling/working in Japan at the moment! :D I’m still working with my team to make Fisheye Placebo and the new Knite, but at the same time exploring new techniques and a new country.

I was inspired by Makoto Shinkai’s beautiful work, and how he uses photography as a base for his paintings. So for this one, my bf took a photo of a crossroad in Japan which I was able to use as a base to paint over. I’m still fine tuning this technique and I’ll make a tutorial for it in the future :D

Better Tomorrow by yuumeiFeel and Conquer by yuumeiIn Your Memeory by yuumeiThe Sky Beneath My Feet by yuumeiBoundless by yuumei

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pkunJP Featured By Owner 5 days ago
i hv seen this place before
roo-fan Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Such a great mix between urbanity and nature.
ErmilioN Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
Amazing art !
goldenlucario1 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you draw the whole picture by heart? Or did you copy it from an existing photograph? Because it looks extremely realistic, like pretty much flawless!
roadragebunny Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Professional Photographer
I know exactly where this is in tokyo ;) between shibuya and shinjuku 
insanityhanz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018
Is like Hell or Heaven?
MZRAnimation Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
Between the Dystopia and Utopia
SarcasticJesterCat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
which one is which?
pdevinney Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2018
Oppaiko Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018
Oh my God the images make me so homesick.  You really capture the place well.  (I have family and have lived in Tohoku, which is the area of the world I call home.)  And I also have friends and family in and around Tokyo area.  I really miss Japan, hope to move back in a year or two--hopefully for good.  I hate being away, and these pictures really feel like...well...  they capture the feeling of being home so perfectly.
FerrariLamborghini Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018
I think the orange on the left represents Hell and the blue on the right represents Heaven, also, this image reminds me of Children Who Chase Lost Voices
SarcasticJesterCat Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
too bad the one on the left represents hell... I rather like cities
FerrariLamborghini Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2018
ciclope188 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018
Perfecto tamaño!
Darkcontrol225 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018
So the girl it really good I can not draw like that. Well not yet.. But I am amazed at the back round and all the colors that are put in to this one picture. This is amazing. Its also a lot of work. 
Breathing0Pines Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
For some reason, it never crossed my mind to say this, but I found your work a few days ago and I'm completely in love with your style! I love your use of colours, scenery and find your overall atmospheres incredibly enjoyable. Are there any tips you can give me for the production of backgrounds? I seem to have trouble with making the line-art of the background match the line-art of the character.
StellarStylus Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I was just about to say, this reminded me of the movie “your name.” (which I had recently watched and enjoyed), and then, BOOM, you drop Makoto Shinkai’s name. Awesome!
And I just love your art in general!  Especially for the wild range of color, as well as the perspective in pieces like this one!
mecengineer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018
MrEuman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017
Blue and Red
Thepenguinrapist Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
This looks like something out of Mamoru Hosoda's works. From The Boy and the Beast to The Girl Who Leaped Through Time, this reminds me much of his inspirations and work. It's still amazing though in its own right. The grass-coated rail lines, lush green tones, and ivy growing over every metal pole and structure. It looks like something straight out of a fantasy, as though some other world lay on the other side of the tracks. It possesses a charm that makes magic out of the mundane. I love it! 
RatRacer290 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Love how you play with the warm and cold colours.
I don't think many artists could pull this off.

May I ask why you flipped colour scheme for the bridges?
On the left it is all reds and yellows and the right green and blues.
Is there any aesthetic reason why you chose to make the bridges the exception or is this symbolic?

My current theory is that they are running in parallel to cross roads thus adopting their respective colour scheme.(thus symbolic)
However, I have a feeling that there is also a more technical reasoning behind this decision.
premo78 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Reminds me the game 'The last of us' lol
Capisce-girl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Student General Artist
How long did this exactly take?
Helsic Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
it's this Hong Kong? I swear I saw a place exactly like this one last time I went!
Cherry-Chan03 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Teach me your magic -@
RelativeEquinox Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, wasn't this used in one of FRND's songs?
LeoTheStarKid Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup , i just search it and there is a song that has this pic
Daxserv Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2017
WOW such a reflection of life 
99villages Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Student Interface Designer
WindySilver Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! <3
DarkMotoMark Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it!
Kanji-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful, amazing work~! 
Geleebroetchen Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
its so beautiful. it reminds me of the movie "the girl who leaped through time" good job anyway
Kiwi-R Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2017   Artist
The transition between the colors is outstanding! And every little detail in this looks perfect! Heart Heart Heart Heart 
Noidfiur Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
As in the real life you always have the choice between ...
alien189 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2017
Haha the railway underpass next to Yoyogi station :D
Arimey Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is my favorite picture Heart 
ItSmoosh Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so beautiful and probably one of my favorite artworks you've made. They're all so gorgeous and I love all of them! 
CeruleanFox333 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Student General Artist
Breathtaking! Neko Emoji-42 - (Kawaii Admiring) [V3] 
Obeah Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
One would never imagine you were in Japan, by the images .... :wow:... .just .... :wow: The colours are beyond amazing !
Bladeninja76 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
What a nicely colored, overgrown city scene.
Trench-ADF Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017
dlfhyb Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017  Student Artisan Crafter
simply fantastic
ComereTusGalletasXD Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2017
This is my wallpaper since october and I still love it.
phucan1908 Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful !
IceZoot Featured By Owner May 6, 2017
I am honestly so amazed..! You are so talented and your drawings are so beautiful..!!
GloomShroom Featured By Owner May 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nightcorepop Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Breathtaking masterpiece 
SpoSpoSpooti Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Student Photographer
what the frick why why why

can't i draw like that? noooo

i'm just going to go over here and obey the master
Leafybella Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
'Cause it takes hella effort to get to that level of artisticness.
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