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May 31, 2010
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Your arms right around me by Crystal-Dream Your arms right around me by Crystal-Dream
ah, screw it. SCREW IT! I actually wanted to keep this away from DevArt for as long as possible to make it an even bigger surprise when I finally would decide to post it, but I am actually so proud of this one that I cannot really hold it back. Forgive me for that. T__T

This is based on another song.
"Lonely Girl" is making me think of Aki who was left by Kiryu when he went away into te desert. Or, at least, this is what helps me to imagine what might have happened for my fanfiction "Desert Rose", in which Aki goes out to "Crashtown" with Yusei to save Kiryu, being confronted with her past which connects her with both men. And all three in the end realize that they somehow need each other to balance out their weaknesses...

what makes me so proud of this piece of artwork is that I finally managed to change my style a little bit and make it closer to the original. I have been dreaming of a little style change for so long and have realized that I need to work on poses a bit more, as well as on perspective, because these are my weaknesses.
so, this was my first step into a new style of drawing.
I hope someone likes. and I am sorry for the YuGiOh overflow. *bows down*

Lineart done with pencil, colour with PaintTool SAI. :heart:
As colours I actually used the original colour palette from the episodes. which means that I have saved all colours of Kiryu and Aki into SAI to always use them again. still, it is weird how much darker the colours actually seem to me compared with the series.. what the heck??
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FireFiriel Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice! I really like his face and the coloring really conjures the hazy sunlight of a hot day.
Yatosaki Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice love scene ^ ^
beam enhanced with the use of SAI, for the shadows you can use color but is pulling down some ability and uses a brush, if you want to blur a bit to give it another effect uses the tool "blur" and really looks good :)
Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
well, you are right, I could have used another layer with overlay to make it all more glowing. I used blur for the shadowing, but maybe a little bit too much which might result in them having not too much shading where is could have looked better.

Thanks for the comment and for liking this picture.
TheDocRoach Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Student Digital Artist
:D I love this! :D
they make a cute couple :333
Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks alot. :) I am happy you like it.
CrashPL Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Tja, dołączam się do klubu "nie znam tych postaci!". Ale kolorki, jak i sam lineart wygląda całkiem nieźle. Najs łork.
Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
oh yay! Jak nawet ty komentujesz, to naprawde dobra robote zrobilam. *__* Tylko kurcze, czy naprawde jeszcze raz mi sie to uda?? O_O
CrashPL Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
No sorki, że taki erm "mało" aktywny byłem, ale nie wiem czemu, ale wywiało mi Cię z listy devwatchˇw. Ale już poprawiłem. (;
Zet206 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Omg, I absolutely LOVE this. :heart:__:heart:
And I am digging the style change too :D
Of course, I like your other style too, but change is nice :3
Omg, I can't get over thissssssssssssss :iconhappyblueplz:
Crystal-Dream Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
thanks so much Sango! ^^ I knew you would love this. I love it too. almost cannot believe that this was drawn by my own hands, but I have the sketch in my folder on the table. :XD:
I am trying to do everything to learn how to get the styles right so I get close to the original. I am even trying something very special... dunno if I can actually show it to you here yet. ^^;
...argh, I show it to you: [link]
so, what do you say? am I making progress or am I making progress?? ;)
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