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Moonlight by Lienwyn Moonlight by Lienwyn
Yes, Kajsa, this is for you.

A couple of days ago, I remembered exactly what Christmas break means to the two of us, and exactly what that Christmas break two years ago meant to me.
We talked for days. I still didn't know why you added me on MSN, and I still thought that you had hit your head or something considering the fact that you seemed to want to talk to me, but what I did know was that you were there. Every day.
That's how it all started, right? Or at least when things started to grow.
That Christmas break changed my life - without any doubt - and I thought that it was time to celebrate that now.

So yes... here you go. A picture to celebrate that Christmas break, the hours in front of the computer where we talked and talked... A picture to celebrate us.

Now... this is the last picture of 2008 for me, and none could suit better. This doesn't only show what I've learned during the past year, but what is to come during the next.
This is one of my best pictures ever.
I apparently kicked my own ass again.

This took a lot from me. Time, effort, concentration, love and... well... it was worth it. I'm probably going to have a nervous breakdown soon, but I am so incredibly proud that I managed this.
It's done from scratch in Photoshop and without a line art. I never thought that I would manage that.

The character, by the way, is Kajsa's ( ~Himyaviewen ) and his name is Akira. He is a demon in a roleplay she and I have, and no, he doesn't normally wear these clothes, it's just me freaking out...
But... it does give ideas... don't you think Kajsa? ;)

So... yeah.
This picture is special to me, and I hope that it will be to you too Kajsa.
BUT, you are SO not getting Gift Arts from me for several MONTHS x'D You should be able to survive on this one for a whole year :P

I... am very proud.
Enjoy.
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Iyadaethras Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, really, that is amazing to just paint in photoshop. I can't think of many that can do that good of a job without a lineart ^^ It's beautiful and knowing some of the meaning behind it, just makes it all the more beautiful. :heart:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :) I worked hard for this one.
And I can think of many, but they are alreasy several miles ahead of mine so it would be rather unfair to compare :XD:

I am glad that you like it anyway :)
Thank you :hug:
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Iyadaethras Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course :)
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DiosaDeDelirium Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
hej!
ville bara säga det att du är sjukt skillad på färgläggning..
väldigt cool karaktärsdesign också. tatueringarna diggar jag också, brukar pensla på såna på mina karaktärer också. tatueringar är hett;P
bakgrunden är jättefin, bidrar till bildens stämning..keep it up!:)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Tack så mycket :)
Fast karaktärsdesignen kan jag inte direkt ta credit för, eftersom den tillhör en kompis (som det står i beskrivningen)
Men jag håller med om att tatueringar är jävligt heta :D

Det ska jag! :)
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DiosaDeDelirium Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
o sorry,det hade jag ju vetat om jag hade orkat läsa>_< jag skyller på att det är sent och att jag är för trött för att vara smart;)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Okej, du kommer väl undan med den den här gången då :P
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Gabbi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Damn.... O___O ALL THE DETAILS!
I can tell you worked alot with this. It looks awesome!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, it took quite a lot of effort -__-

So thank you! :hug:
I am glad that you like it! :D
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Working without a lineart is definitely a huge step forward, and I'm amazed by the pace of the challenges you pick up and defeat.

The things I love about this picture are some of the details, or minor parts:
- the transparent curtain which looks so real and light, moving with the breeze
- the soft shading on Akira's face
- that strand of hair that crawles over the beads around his waist; I don't know why but I find it adorable :)
- and most of all, the colours of his kimono make me speechless. You made the blue and purple hues blend in such a way that it looks like those shiny fabrics that change colours depending on your point of view, it even looks slightly fluorescent; I could look at that part on his left shoulder for hours and still be amazed.

All in all, you have a reason to be proud :hug:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am too to tell the truth ^^; I never though that I would manage this, especially not when it came to the face, since skin has always been one of my weak spots... But it turned out alright! :D
So now I probably dare to finish the Alesha picture too >_>

I really like the strands of hair over the beads too >_> It's one of my favourite details :XD: And like you, I'm not sure why... it just is.

And when it comes to the kimono, it was actually somewhat cheating with layer options, but I like it too. When I noticed that it looked like one of those fabrics that you mentioned, I just had to keep it, even if it did turn out a bit more purple than I had first intended (it's not like I really complain over purple stuff in my pictures :XD: )

So... yeah.
Thank you :) I am glad that you like it and that you think that I deserve to be proud over this one - since I am.

I will draw Axl too if I ever manage to defeat my fears again ^^; (I don't want to ruin it, that's what I'm afraid of...)
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, Alesha! *waiting (im)patiently*

There's nothing like "cheating with layer options" when you did it yourself, is it? Let's say you learned something new by accident :XD:

The "not wanting to ruin it" fear I know, too. It's a reason I don't dare to even start many pictures, or finish them in one go. Just now I have a picture in mind (no characters again, darn it :XD:), but I made a mistake of telling myself that if I manage that one as I intend to, I AM going to consider myself an artist.
The result is that I managed to sketch one figure of two, didn't manage on the second, and I'm hesitant to touch it and try again ever since... ^^;
But nothing comes of it if we don't try, right? *sigh*
I don't have time for it right now...
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Rawr for Alesha...

Alright :XD:

And I will probably end up trying, yes, since I so want to see it drawn >_>
I still have the problem that he will, most probably, look like a prostitute though x'D But that's things I have to face, considering how he normally dress and behave.
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's the best motivation :)
And I have absolutely nothing against kinky looking Alesha :XD:
(Unless he kills me for looking of course. Somehow takes away the fun :XD:)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Umm... I was talking about Axl there at the end, since that part of the comment was about him >_>
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Okay :XD: Sorry, "confused" is my second name :XD:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It's actually a very common mistake, so no harm done really :XD:

But Axl is the one I think will look like a prositute anyway, since Alesha doesn't really have that in him :XD:
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Gwenthyr Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: You really are going mile by mile instead of step by step, aren't you? :D GOOD work lady! And so many details! From scratch in PS... well congratulation, you are better and better :hug:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Sometimes I seem to be doing that, yes ^^; But I have to work for every mile, that's a fact :XD:

Thank you :hug:
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Gwenthyr Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I know :) It's nice to watch you improve :hug:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am glad to hear that actually :hug:
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Otherra Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009   Traditional Artist
background --> amazing
details --> amazing
hair --> amazing
but let's just say this whole picture is freaking good O_O
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :hug:
I'm glad that you like it :)
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Jontamar Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
it all looks freeking AWSOME!!!
the details, the background, the guy. Very nice looking . cool character. sweet expression. >8D great light. super-good 3D-feeling :D
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
I worked hard for it! :dance: So I'm glad to hear it ;)
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Jontamar Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
:)
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skedy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Quick! Run and chain yourself to the desk before you start breaking down. That way we can still enjoy all the great work you'll be making even though you're lost the plot =P

Awesome blending. Pretty funky character and the setting really seems to suit it all too.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, if it would work it might be worth it x'D

Thanks :)
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skedy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You could try using super glue to attach a pencil or brush to your hand. That way your room would become art :giggle:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be awesome!
Or... well... I would think so at least x'D
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skedy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
only until you had to go to the bathroom :O_o:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah... dang... that might be a problem >_>
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darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
This is beautiful!!! A job well done! Defenitly! This is an amazing peice of art work! and I would have to agree with you- this IS the best you have ever done!!!!!!!! :love:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
It's nice to know that my effort paid off ^_^
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darkdragonrose99 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
Your welcome!!!
And it really did!!!
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Kladdpapper Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009  Student General Artist
Every single small detail and the colours and the work you put down to do this and... I don't know what to say. So here; fav+
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah well... that's enough :hug:

Thank you :)
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Madiirje Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
well... you kicked you're as allright...!
Love the view<3
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah ;)

Thank you :)
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Prawler Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Pretty colours :D
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^_^
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Himyaviewen Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I.... don't really... know what to say at the moment, no...
I'm crying anyways. And shivering.

Christmas break two years ago: yes, definitely. Changed my life too, more than I could have imagined - or dreamt of.
I'd probably hit my head yes, you weirdo :P But that was the best concussion ever, in that case... What began during that break (or already in November, to be precise >_>;) is something that has changed my entire life so greatly that it seriously shocks me every time I think of it ^^;
For the better... I don't know where I'd be without you :heart:
But you know that :P

And as for the picture... well... I'm equally much in shock over that one ^^;
It's just... well, gorgeous. To put it EXTREMELY short >_> I'm literally going to sit here and just stare at it for a while now, every detail and line and colour spot until I know it by heart.
And no, I don't mind the clothes at all :XD: They're just as gorgeous as the rest... and YES, it gives me ideas :XD:
I want to eat him... I won't, but I want to.

You're going to kill yourself if you continue like this. Probably kill me too in the progress :XD:
I won't be able to say anything intelligent about this for some time... *sits down and just stares*

Love you from the very bottom of my heart.
Love you so incredibly much :heart:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I had a feeling that would be how you reacted ^^;

It's strange that something so simple can become so big.
But in this case it happened, and neither of us complain, no. It was a most wonderful Christmas break.
And yes, I know :hug:

It took a while to make so you better like it, din lilla skitunge :P
But I know that you do. And I like it. And it was worth it.
Mihihihi... be better kill all these ideas before I force you to actually go along with them x'D

Sounds very probable :XD:
But I'm not really that sorry. It if makes you happy, it's worth it ^_^

I love you too :hug:
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Himyaviewen Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Weird ^^;

It was... :hug:

I don't like it, I LOVE it :P And I'd print it, but... yeah... *points meaningly at scanner/printer*
Same here x'D

Um... Dying wouldn't make me happy ;XD: But pwetty pictures do, and you make me even happier just being there, drawing or not :3 As long as I can keep my galna norrlänning I'll be happy :heart:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Alright, alright, sorry for using the wrong phrase :P

I will try my best to not die then :XD:
And draw if I can >_>
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Himyaviewen Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're forgiven :P

Yes you will! ^^
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OttBettina Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
featured 8D :heart: --> [link]
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa! Thank you ^_^

:hug:
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OttBettina Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
you're very welcome :glomp:
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