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Mid-Autumn festival by avodkabottle Mid-Autumn festival by avodkabottle
edit March28/2011: Tried to apply some of the suggestions. Here is the old version for comparison [link]
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Hi guys!
Just a little personal drawing :-D

Rather rough; I was experimenting with using the brush tool in sai, painting looser and few colour. It's much more comfortable, yet it's hard to resist zooming in and nitpicking details... r-really hard

Will be scrapped later, just wanted to upload something sort of related to the Moon Festival! So have Rainn soaking his butt off while looking forlornly at a lantern in the water

And... um... I'm a dork so here's some comics leading to and after this picture
[link] & [link]

Hahaha okay... please continue enjoying your day ;;
crit is always welcome.
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:iconjadelocket:
JadeLocket Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
amazing job!
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:icondevaniel:
Devaniel Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
I am in love with this picture. Well done ! The lighting and every thing is just amaizing !
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Lyran-Wolf Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
owwow this is amazing :D
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shwippie Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   General Artist
It's gorgeous ;o; I love the glowing flowers and the orangey light reflecting off of him <3
It seems melancholic but peaceful at the same time...
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rossel-inni Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010
nice lighting :O you just know what color to use :XD:
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ahh thank you *3*
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hotarujaejae Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist
i think the colors look quite nice~~~i love the melancholy feel to it~~~
aaahhh i just love the glowing lights~~~it makes me feel happy XD
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you, hehe... melancholy yet happy? ¦D
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253421 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
BROBRO THIS IS SOOOOO GORGEOUS
ahhhh I love the lighting (ESP THE COOL LIGHT COMING FROM THE MOON. GENIUSSSSSS) and the ripples in the water
makes me super happy that I get to draw him durhurhur
I guess the only part that didn't really make sense for me is the texture of the lantern, but mebbe it's supposed to be shiny idk aha ;;
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
LOL does it look shiny? It's not supposed to be derp
Is the problem part the area with the ... flowery pattern? That top area and rims and all? Or elsewhere *3* ?

Hurrr thank you sis, and I'M SUPER HAPPY TOO FFFFFF I get to draw your OCs ahaha!
I just hope I don't butcher them oh my
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253421 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I think it might be the whole multi-colored highlight? If it's wet paper, it shouldn't have that much light on it, the rittle flower lamps' light on the paper should be a lot softer. Right now, it kinda looks like this: [link] ahhh idk how to explain but but but I hope I can help?


psh how could you ruin anything
<3333 lots of lurve for you <3333
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robotfish Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The glow of the lighting in this is just gorgeous, it seems so warm *u*
Your color choice is wonderful, the red hues of Rainn create such an appealing contrast with the greenish tones in the background.

Also I lol'd at the comics, they were so cute and funny~
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ahh thank you !
I wanted to try and use complementary colours in this one, so I'm happy you picked that up ;;
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robotfish Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The glow of the lighting in this is just gorgeous, it seems so warm *u*
Your color choice is wonderful, the red hues of Rainn create such an appealing contrast with the greenish tones in the background.

Also I lol'd at the comics, they were so cute and funny~
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AnnyKi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's beautiful. I love how you could create such an atmosphere with barely any background. The yellowish tones and the way the light is cast from underneath the character really work wonders.
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you! I really do love more dramatic lighting sources; I hope to get better at them 8D
When it comes to backgrounds, I thought sometimes dark or blank ones make it easier to set a mood, something like 'black water' or 'white rooms'? not sure how to say it properly *3*;;
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AnnyKi Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I understand what you're trying to say. You're welcome! ;)
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Arkiniano Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Amazing atmosphere and colored, great job!!! :)
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :iconheplz:
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retrozero Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist
Ahhhh this artwork gives a serene mysterious feeling to me :love:
The look on his face and the subtle yet expressive pose look so lovely!!
RAINN!!!<333 :love: I almost didn't recognize him because he wasn't wearing his waiter clothes haha *shot*


BTW, may I ask how did you come up of giving Rainn a red tinge of color? I must admit that I'm not good at color theory and I'm not well-versed when it comes to color reflection/light sources. I don't see any object that is colored red so I'm just wondering how he got that reddish-orange color. (I was expecting him to be yellow-orange or something because of the yellow glowing flowers ) Please tell me! I want to learn too ;A;

I must say that I am happy seeing you improve with every artwork you share. Keep up the great job :thumbsup:
//sorry for mini wall of text (you may shoot long-lost bro now):iconheplz:
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
LOL ahaha I hope to eventually be able to draw him in a way so that he's recognizable in and out of the Café. ;;

Ahh no, I think you are right in that he should be covered in more yellow tones... before I added the core light in the lamps, they were reddish as well, and I didn't think to adjust Rainn's or fix them to their original hue derp ¦D

When I was painting this I tried to recall colours around a fire, and the orange skin came to mind, but campfire pictures and whatnot are generally more red-toned and ambient than this so it is my mistake here. I don't really know much about how colours reflect on certain surfaces or situations either, it's just what I gather from google browsing pictures OTL lol

Thank you long-lost bro! I really appreciate your comment /wall-of-text reply :iconimseriousplz:
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CupSmou Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
love love love the lighting and coloring and everything! SO SO MUCH <3333
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hurrr thank you ¦D
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marendins Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
I loved the fact that you made those comics for before and after this drawing; it gains a story, it's no more a solely beautiful scene, and plus, they made me giggle and go all "awww" ^^

I also like a lot how your experiments came out, and the bursh-y feeling of the painting, specially in the water (and its reflections), his hair and his skin. His clothes' painting seemed a bit more off to me than the rest, although I can't point exactly why, maybe it's only because of the tone you used. On the other hand the lightning on the face matches really nicely his expression, or at least, so I think >w<
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ahhh thank you! I think for these things I will draw comics for them as well, I really love how you put it this way *v*

And I'm glad! I believe you're right about the clothes, perhaps they should be more yellow or so? to relate more to the lamp colours... and I've had suggestions to try and make parts look more wet, to show he is actually in water ;;
I think I will try deepening the shadows on his person as well... Thank you, your comment is so sweet !
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marendins Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
No problem hun <3

And oh, I hadn't thought about the wetness either, that would be a great touch! Good luck with the changes, I'm sure you'll do great (:
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roxaann Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
LOLOL poor yujiie, what a cuttiieee~ i looove the lightingg and how you painted the waateerr QUQ
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ahaha thank you Rox *3*
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PersonDev Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
This is a really beautiful drawing. Funny comics too. :)
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you! And am very glad you think so of the comics XD
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Toxicoco Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside (:
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
LOL does it? That's awesome XDD
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
d'awww so pretty ;u; nice job on this! 8D :dance: :dummy:
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :-D
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Superdemon-Inuyasha Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha no problem! ;u; :hug: :glomp:
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fishuu Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I really admire your way with color! The lighting is really gorgeous here - I love the mood it inspires.
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you *3*
I'll try to play around more with this sort !
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twitchhhhh Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
..... /joins rainn in the water :iconimhappyplz:

/feeds him mooncakes
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Moooooncakeeee :iconbwavoplz:
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Hewwo Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ahahah! Awesome. The comics. :D
And I love this picture too. Looks good. :3
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Thank you! I'm happy you enjoyed those comics lol;
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Van-Reille Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THE COMICS. AHAHAHAHA.

But omg, that lantern got me staring at it. *A* I love how simple everything else; it makes the focus center on the lantern and Rainn.
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Ahh is that so? That's great, I never really think about things like focus or composition so I'm glad it worked out here LOL;

Thank youuu *3*
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Van-Reille Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
PSH, DA VINCI'S "LAST SUPPER" ONCE HAD A CUP THAT GOT BLOTTED OUT.
ALL 'CAUSE DA VINCI DIDN'T LIKE HOW IT STOLE THE SHOW.
*shotsohard*
/ramble

You're welcome~ *u*
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210793 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
lmao at the comicss
Rainn is adorable! :heart::heart:
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
Gahhh thank you Wanted! *3*
Orrrr hmmm how shall I address you now?
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210793 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
ahhh Wantedd
I miss that name
you shall call me wantedd,,
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Jellie Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOLLLLLLLL poor Rainn.... his parents are a riot *pets*
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avodkabottle Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student Filmographer
LOL ahaha Thank you ¦D
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mooferz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Scrap this and I will do... something... to you. *shakes fist*

Yes, that sounded wrong.

I like the rustic look. It gives it a more natural and painterly feel to it which I think sets the mood rather nicely. I honestly can't give any advice in lighting and stuff because your CGing is heaps better than mine. ;3; Though, if I could point out a few little bits here and there, I'd say that the guy could use a touch of wetness around his pant area and hands. Maybe on his shirt too.

But otherwise, SHADDAP, YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING. DON'T LIIIIIIIE. \;A;/
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