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Halcyon Days of Summer by UNGDI-SEA Halcyon Days of Summer by UNGDI-SEA
Halcyon Days of Summer

If she falls into the water, you're obligated to help her up. And then you start feeling gooey inside but it's probably really just the sticky air around you. But it could be something else...

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Tried a completely different rendering technique for the character - specifically, that of Takehito Harada's (character artist for Disgaea) although still entirely in my own prefered proportions. This new method turns out to be much faster, better suited to production - for one, it only needed one layer, not a bazillion! (This only applies for the character - since I used to paint every single body part and accessory on separate layers which took a lot of time. It made things easier to adjust after errors though.)

As usual, there's the obligatory background too - this was, in fact, more of an exercise than a serious attempt.

Note: summer started here around March, for those who are stuck under piles of snow in the northern hemisphere right now. ;P
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Given 2012-05-08
Halcyon Days of Summer by ~UNGDI-SEA ( Suggested by rioIu and Featured by kit-y )
:iconangelliyesmadirector:
angelliyesmadirector Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
So hazy...
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:iconwhatdotheydream:
whatdotheydream Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Kawaii! :)
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:iconletsstareatclouds:
LetsStareAtClouds Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful... :D
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:iconconnieng:
ConnieNg Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
lovely ... nice drawing~!
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:iconxxrockinprincessxx:
XxRockinPrincessxX Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many colors!
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:iconmilapack:
MilaPack Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww so really bright color!!
very very cool!
Maybe I feel so good than I see this picture
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Stunning!!
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:iconstrawberrybreeze:
StrawberryBreeze Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That looks sooo cool :D
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:iconatomiccatz:
atomiccatz Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
The atmosphere in this piece is so joyful yet serene and peaceful. The lighting makes it even more lovely to view. Great work! :nod: :heart:
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :)
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:iconnazrininator:
Nazrininator Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Very cute! The daily deviation was well deserved.
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:icontylp:
Tylp Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
I just wanted to express the joy I feel from the drawing and I can't wait till summer xD
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:iconnopira:
Nopira Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the composition! :love:
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:iconmao-l:
mao-l Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
oh god THAT background......
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:iconxxthejollyjokerxx:
xXTheJollyJokerXx Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!!! *-*
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:iconjamshaidroshan:
jamshaidroshan Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
so cute
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:iconstardash1:
Stardash1 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
naaaaww :heart: Thats so cute:heart:
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:iconwildbonen:
wildbonen Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
kawaiiiii :3
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:iconkyoshyu:
Kyoshyu Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting style and technique in there. It's visually quite unique.
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:iconbriony1985:
briony1985 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
cute
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:iconglamrgrl104:
Glamrgrl104 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! I love the background colors/details and the character's expression
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:iconchillgirl101:
chillgirl101 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, summer sorta kinda started about March-ish here were I live, too... :/

Anyway... Love this. You deserved the DD in every way. It is such an adorable and well done piece :3
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:iconrobertstudio22:
RobertStudio22 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
great artwork amazing job on this its just beautifully great job congrats on the dd
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:iconbecomeonedoitsu:
BecomeOneDoitsu Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
^ ^. So kawaii. Words can even describe this! XD
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:iconsuperpander:
SuperPander Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
loveee
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:iconbirdvision:
BirdVision Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that is very cute
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:iconheirouis:
HeIrouis Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Congrats on another DD bro!
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:iconthestormschaos:
TheStormsChaos Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the lighting in this picture it's fantastic and so colorful : ) makes me want to be there.
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:iconelisanoy:
elisanoy Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
wow beautiful.
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:iconcrazy4wolvez:
crazy4wolvez Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
aww~ :iconblushplz: she's so cute~~~~ and I love the colors in this. they work wonderfully together.
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:iconanime-crazy13:
anime-crazy13 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that is soooooooo amazingly wonderful and adorable!!!!!!!!!!!!! <3
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:iconkarinmakaxxcronacc:
KarinMakaXXCronaCC Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Oh wow. The colors and the shading are just lovely together :0 It's so amazing! I love it very much :)
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:iconfullforcesoldier:
FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's a very stunning work with the background!
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:iconmay1004:
May1004 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow
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:iconjoakaha:
Joakaha Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! ^^
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:iconginryuzaki:
Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
really beautiful~! congrats on DD! :iconiloveyouplz:
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:iconprettyange:
prettyange Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
She looks adorable! ^-^
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:iconsue-carbonaro:
sue-carbonaro Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
it's just too cute! :D
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:iconuahmarzuaaoatali:
UahMarzuaAoatali Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh that is so awesome! Amazing composition D
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:iconsilver-kit:
Silver-Kit Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aww.. so sweet!!! :D
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:iconseerssword:
SeersSword Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   General Artist
You totally deserved a DD
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:iconzenpanda:
zenpanda Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I can just about HEAR her little feet slapping against the rocks
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:iconkenjiryori:
KenjiRyori Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Breathtaking...the setting perfectly compliments the colors, and the young girl is amazingly cute.
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:icondeadlovecalling:
DeadloveCalling Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student Writer
Lovely use of light and detail, and the character is simply precious ^-^
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:iconichigomurasaki:
IchigoMurasaki Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty! I love the colors too!
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:iconzutara-fan-forever:
zutara-fan-forever Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I absolutely love it!!! SOOO CUTE!!!!
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:iconchibi-demon-angel694:
chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice! :)
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:iconcrazytankxd:
CrazytankXD Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
Well, don't fall and I won't have to deal with either =P
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:iconsaminal625:
saminal625 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cute!
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:iconfallenpeach:
Fallenpeach Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aww precious :heart: beautiful job and congrats on the DD <3
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