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Bygone Days by yuumei Bygone Days by yuumei

"When the direction of the wind changes, some build a wall, some build a windmill."

I've mentioned before how I've overworked and hurt my hands in the past, and how now I can no longer draw as much as I used to. I have a more ergonomic set up now, but the damage that has been done can't be undone.

I was pretty sad about that for a while, and had started using 3D backgrounds as short cuts. Now that I'm exploring more into the world of 3D art, I'm actually really happy and excited. I received a  lot of great applicants to help me build 3D models for my comics, and I'll be announcing the new team in a week or two. I'm also starting to learn more about 3D character modeling myself and will be teaching myself with online tutorials.

Like the Chinese proverb, when whatever you having going in life changes, you can either try to fight it, or find a new approach that's even better than before :D

Recently I found a new Photoshop plugin called Filter Forge, and I tested it out on the 3D classroom to give it that painted look. I still had to paint out the character and some other things, but it's a great time saving short cut for all comic artists out there who want to put out chapters faster! I highly recommend it!

Capture the Sky by yuumeiThe Heavens and Us -with video tutorial link- by yuumeiThe Sky Beneath My Feet by yuumeiDreams Of Flight (speedpaint tutorial linked) by yuumeiBoundless by yuumei
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tokyostorms Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
beautiful. <3
lilunik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017
Love it Love 
lentpirls Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2017
great work
emcorpus Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Professional General Artist
Good morning, and a happy birthday shout out to you. You have so many wonderful and perfect works, it's impossible for me to "favorite" one. There will be more to come, but today I'll throw a mental dart and pick this one, or maybe it called and picked me. The emotional tone, coloration and technique -- all are flawless. I wish you would give tutorials -- on anything, really. Anyway, I hope you have a good celebration of your journey around the sun, and that it lasts for the coming year ahead.
Cheers and best regards,
aRcexEq Featured By Owner Edited Apr 26, 2017
Nice work. 
I also practicing some 3D arts and yes its so exciting.
-there's a lot of things I want to say to support you but my english is bad
ecuasage Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
"Place we promised in our early days" comes to mind. That and Voices From a Distant Star. Beautiful piece!
bakemonokid Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Student Digital Artist
what software to make the 3d background(CLassroom). i want to learn 
mrbeckham09 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2017
I'm really sad to hear that.. about your hands. They always say, "When one door closes, another one opens." And it looks like you jumped on that train to experience something completely different, which is 3D art. You've now added that tool to your skill set!

Beautiful painting, and it kind of reminds me back in my school days. I always used to look for the coolest spot in school to hang out by myself, just to relax with no worries.

I thought I'd share that bit with you.

thienthien2811 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017
I am beginer in drawing. can you share for me some  link video tells how to draw art like your art thanks you
panchtatvam Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2016
अति उत्तम रूमानी भाव है इस चित्र का ।
This art has an awesome romantic feel to it.
albac123456 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016
Awesome mood created, and the eye goes exactly to the title of the drawing - amazing sunset
JanKulinicz Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2016
Nice concept and skillfully done.
DisturbingFrequency Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
anime-ale02 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016  Student General Artist
Just WOW
Vixxia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016
Do you write books/poems??
Just-A-Hippie Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2016  Hobbyist
sn7hundread Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
unique lights!!! i suppose it reflects your gorgeous mindset.
Frindabelle Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! i wish I could draw!!
Chepseh Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016
Really interesting that some feel a positive atmosphere, some feel a negative atmosphere when looking at this picture.
vin113 Featured By Owner May 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
GildedArmy Featured By Owner May 22, 2016
I am so impressed by your work. Creating art is a mystery to me, but you make it look so easy. Well done! Please make prints and sell your work online.
anakure Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
iann3D Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Student Digital Artist
ElveinAC Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This painting is so full of emotions.To me is mostly when I don't like the changes around me but everyone else does and so I prefer to stay back alone.Sometimes it's better being alone than force yourself with something you don't want.Thank you for your paintings creating so strong emotions!!!I also love the way you work with the lights,simply amazing!!!
Chepseh Featured By Owner May 31, 2016
I know that feeling about changes all too well, too - sad high five!
ElveinAC Featured By Owner May 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
High five my friend:)!!And don't worry.Even if it is sad there is always someone that feels the same way in the end.
yujiik Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Dont finished school yet... but in above 2 years I think that I will see this drawn with abother eyes. You drawn so well that mades me reflect about life. Good luck in life ^^" :)
yujiik Featured By Owner May 14, 2016
Another* ^^
eaglebaize Featured By Owner May 12, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work! It's awesome that you're striving for better things given what you've dealt with.
masterno93 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
damn, this scene brings back memories
joshnx Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Professional General Artist
Brilliant!!!Love the color!!
anakure Featured By Owner May 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Astonishing work!!
NordicBard Featured By Owner Edited May 6, 2016
Beautiful! Makes me think of the end of the semester in college, when everyone is going home and we have to wonder what we're going to do now.
kre8ivedesigns Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Professional Interface Designer
amazing :)
Dirail Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If it a background someone else made, you should probably credit them. Even if it is just a stock photo or something, give credits to others when it is not something that you made.
FrostWolf8 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She made it herself tho... .<.
Xylica Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you referring to yuumei? OAO?
mefhum Featured By Owner May 4, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
cok güzel cok beğendim başarılar :)
Adri-Decian Featured By Owner May 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the art is perfect. love the light.clappingantisepticeye 
MezzyMuffin Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016   Digital Artist
What a beautiful piece! I feel a sense of nostalgia and sadness. The warm glow gives off a vibe of comfort and familiarity, while the overall dark, cold tone of the room gives off a sense of solitude and forgotten times.

I'm so sorry to hear about your hands. That sounds just awful. But I'm happy to hear that you're making the best of a bad situation! Never let anything stop you from doing what you love, no matter how big or small the hurdle may be. :heart:
klisty Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!! Love it Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
T-Sheena Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so great! The atmosphere, the lighting it gives off such a great vibe. :)
youlakou Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UeharaShiya Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2016  Student
黑板上的字蠢萌,素晴らしいです!and take care of your health
dropemcityrecords Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Great! New beginnings!
FluffyBlueLlama Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
mrsscribbles Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this very beautiful !!like the idea you used filter forge on it it has a great effect!
EJtheDemonKid Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
The details and highlights are amazing!
elshea-chan Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016  Hobbyist
This picture is just so beautiful and so amazing.
lstre Featured By Owner Edited Apr 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture reminds of the Sewol Ferry when most of the students of Danwon High School died in the boat because it sunk as it capsized. And after the school reopened the surviving students left flowers and gifts on each desks of the students who died and there was one girl alone in the classroom with her head down crying thats why it reminds me of the Sewol Ferry and on April 16 2016 its been 2 years since the incident.

More than 300 students died and the captain of the boat told the students and teachers to stay still and wait for rescue while he was the first one to escape the boat.

There's also videos on youtube of students recording themselves as the boat is slowely sinking saying how they want to live, not die.
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