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Knite: Sliver of Blue


:star: Prints now for sale at 4DE… :star:

I've been doing nothing but commissions lately so I needed a little break to get my creativity back :D

Most of you probably know by now that the character is Sen from my flash comic, Knite, which you can read here Knite: Chapter 1 by yuumei I don't think I've ever mentioned this before, but the Chinese word on Sen's back is his name. It's written as "Sheng" in Pinyin (but pronounced more like Sen in English) and it means life, live, or birth depending on the context.

I drew this a bit different than the usual style for Knite. I wanted the line art to be more sketchy to reflect the chaotic cluster of buildings. I also used a reference for the background this time because I wanted the drawing to be as authentic as possible to what some parts of China is really like. However, I added the unnaturally bright blue sky to emphasize what's not there in reality.

:iconlilla-chan: made a club just for Knite! :heart: :iconknite-fliers: Check it out :D

The photo reference is from a wonderful blog by Jamie Sinz, which you can see here… (the referenced image is 1/4 way down the page under the April 22, 2009 entry) The blog has various pictures of her time in China. From the rural mountains to clustered slums, her blog contains a great reflection of all sides of China :D

Drawn in Paint tool SAI, texture added in Photoshop.
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thazhe's avatar
the way you guide the eyes through the image is amazing. 
OtakuOfAmerica's avatar
I love how pure blue the sky is. It's as if it's saying that behind all the modern, crushing buildings, there is a livable world out there that's worth living in. 
Wichysteria's avatar
this looks like a crossover with fisheye placebo.
Dream-And-Believe's avatar
It is really nice how you made meanings behind every part if the picture :) (Smile) 
BlackestFlame's avatar
This is the kind of art I'd really like to hang a large print of on a wall, I don't see very much of those. Really awesome (old) work :thumbsup::)
AlexBrendel's avatar
There is a great deal of hope in the sliver of blue depicted here.I've got my fingers crossed. 
AlexBrendel's avatar
"Up on the Roof"  a song written by a New York, USA band in 1962 describes the "Ahhhhhhhhhhhh" feeling that you feel once you climb up past all the buildings, and get to the Sky that Sen is reaching toward.    This YouTube with photos captures the feeling.  Enjoy!   

icedrawolf's avatar
your artwork is so amazing, not only the art itself, but the message behind it and the impact it leaves on people
Bloodycherry7299's avatar
All your art work is so freaking amazing man! :D I'm so jelly~ 
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Emlindes's avatar
What on earth has this got to do with the picture? Have some respect.
HP01-CA9's avatar
This might very well be my favourite thing on the Internet... It resounds so strongly within me, I can't explain it to myself.
KioshoWhite's avatar
I am really a big fan of Knite... :D
Ercneps's avatar
Absolutely stunning, such a beautiful piece. How do you get that affect that it looks like its glowing? :)
angelwerks's avatar
The colors here are beautiful - the red of the shirt and blue of the sky are the perfect blend. Beautiful!
GreedsUltimateSheild's avatar
I got a print of this, it arrived yesterday and now it's hung up in my room. I love it :heart: Such a beautiful piece
Izelli's avatar
i love sen! HE'S SO CUTE!!!! :iconinuhappyplz: *fangirling*
Erreses's avatar
Nice color contrast (Red and Blue)
this is beautiful!
i bought a print of this on sunday but you weren't there to sign it =(
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