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Farewell to Spring by aragorn1014 Farewell to Spring by aragorn1014
Theme #39- Flowers

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Hello everyone!! Haha where to start....?

Well, I felt bad for not having posted in such a long time, so I thought it'd only be appropriate that I post a pic that I've been working VERY hard on and was a really huge project of mine.

I drew this about three years ago after ~KeybladeMewKasa once left a comment on one of my drawings a long time ago saying "How come no one includes my Kingdom Hearts OCs in any of their big projects?" hahaha so I started on this as a fun little thing of my KH OC along with other peoples' characters!

Thing was, though, after inking it all in excitedly (yes, by hand), my coloring skills at the time were awful and I messed up one of the panels SO badly that I cried and refused to look at it for two years haha.

And then I decided to pick it up again to see if I had improved or not! Lineart had to be retraced via SAI again so I could try again, but I was determined to finish!

The first 7 panels were done over November and December of last year. I finally finished panels 8 and 9 in January and July, respectively.

So yes-- this is dedicated to you, ~KeybladeMewKasa!

And I wanted to give SUPER special mention to ~ChibiKingSama for teaching me his scanning ways!! I couldn't have been able to post this without his help and support! >//< Thank you so much!

KH OC character list/Flower (Left-->Right and Top-->Bottom):

1) Riiya/Made-up flower(lol) - ~aragorn1014
2) Summer/Made-up flower- khismylife on theOtaku
3) Rika/Cherry blossom- ~CherriShock
4) Takari/Daffodil- ~KeybladeMewKasa
5) Noah/Purple Iris- ~hum-drum
6) Sakurie/Cream Rose- ~behindsmiles
7) Rei/Maple Leaf- ~sabishiidesu13
8) Sayoko/Red Rose- ~SnowLicht
9) Kotori/Calla Lily- *sorahanaki

Done entirely in Prismacolor colored pencils
Inked in with Staedtler Pigment Liners/Paint Tool SAI
Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 for effects

Enjoy everyone and I hope I didn't disappoint with this one! >__<
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:iconkyoumei:
Kyoumei Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Very cute :heart: :)
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PookElucy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this looks beautiful Ara-chan!!! :D And you can draw flowers!? :wow:
But anyway, it's beautiful!!!!!
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Princesomniac Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
SCREAMS I REMEMBER SEEING THE SKETCHES OF (SOME OF?) THESE
; u; ahhhh love the coloring and as i've said before you draw flowers so nicely~ <3
it's a shame the whole KH OC group thing kinda died...we should try to revive all of them! ; o;
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dargon899 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD It's absolutely beautiful, but I can't help but laugh because your last deviation is Welcome spring and now it's Farewell to Spring...
I rather enjoy that.
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Haha it was done on purpose, silly! =P I figured it might as well be so because a) that was the title I had in my head upon creating this and b) it's well into Summer, so well. xD

Thank you so much though!! <33 I appreciate it and I'm glad you were amused! haha <3
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dargon899 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Then that makes plenty of sense!

<33 I lovers it! :D XD Still wish you'd upload more!
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FunkySockMonkey Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw you upload this a few days ago, but I couldn't find any words to describe the awe inspiring piece this is. I'm still having troubles but my lord, this is definitely one of your masterpieces. I love how you paired everyone's characters with certain flowers to describe them personalities. And the coloring is just fabulous as always. The fact that it took you three years to finish is also amazing, the will not to give up on this piece is grand.
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sorahanaki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing to see in a higher resolution than the one i saw on fb *q* like i said,
this is a beautiful and amazing piece q vq i'm glad to see that you've finished it after
three years. i'm glad you didn't give up in the end because the results must be
satisfying! your traditional coloring and coloring style is still so beautiful q vq i don't
know why you don't think so! i've always admired your artwork because of your
style, techniques, skills, and more! ♥ you cease to amaze me with your art! ♥♥♥
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Blizz-Mii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such beautiful drawings! I love how you drew all the flowers, and the unlined gradiented backgrounds are so pretty... *___* :heart:
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww thank you so much, sweet Blizz!! ^^ <3 I'm working on my traditional because digital has been giving me a bit of a rough time haha. The backgrounds were surprisingly fun! Though I had to be crazy patient. xD Thank you thank you!

Also, I'll be in Japan August 25th! Any chance I might see you there? (I'll be in Japan from August to June of next year so...lol) <3
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Blizz-Mii Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, nice! Yes, I'll be around! :D I work in Tokyo right now. Where are you headed to in Japan?
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Smartanimegirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I am a little sad that Roxine's no longer around. She kinda just...died? IDK, I lost her fanfic folder so... D;
Eh, she was kind of a nobody to begin with anyway. (hinthintspoilerspoiler)

No matter, this is so BEAUTIFUL! I return from a tiring 4-day long anime convention to this lovely project~
All the details and colors~ I'm glad King-sama helped you with that~
You did a fantastic job, Sayura-chan~
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww well it'd be really cool to see art of her again! I miss seeing all of the KH OCs in general haha. >__< Sorry to hear that you lost the folder! I feel like you shouldn't give up on her though~!

Welcome back from the convention! Are you going to make a journal about it perhaps? ^^

Thank you so so much for the sweet comment! >__< King-san helped me with the scanning process haha since I just didn't know what I was doing wrong with scanning my works so he gave me some really helpful tips and yeah. ^^

Hope all is well Nade-chan and thank you thank you!!
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Smartanimegirl Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I haven't given up on her. She's one of my best OCs. I just need to rewrite some bits on her.
Along with Zeke.

Good to be back. It was so much fun!
And yes I will when I have the time after talking with my Persona Group about all the photos and aftermath. XD
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Wow, the coloring on this is wonderful! (Though your coloring is always beautiful.) I really wish I could see this in person; I bet it looks even better in real life. Were they done on separate cards, or together on one sheet? Anyway, the compositions and the floral motifs are really nice. I love the detail and the individuality of each character. I especially love the backgrounds of the first two.
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
THANK YOU SO MUCH, KAIJIN! >.< (I don't think my coloring is SUPER amazing or anything haha but I'm working on it!~) It looks great in person (no scan ever captures the original for anything, sadly T__T), but I still feel like my work is a bit amateurish, so I'm gonna keep working at it!

I did the lines and boxes all myself by hand in pen originally on one sheet haha. But when I messed up on the coloring two years ago and wanted to try again, I had to retrace the first three panels via SAI so the boxes also had to be redrawn to accommodate.

I'm glad you like all of them >.< The backgrounds for the first two panels were difficult haha but I wanted to try something new. I drew this back when I had trouble differentiating characters in my drawings (expressions or otherwise), so it's a relief that you find them individualistic. ^^

Thank you so much, Kaijin!!<3333 I really am grateful for your kind words always! >.<
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
No problem. :- ) I don't think your coloring is amateurish at all. The way you layer the color pencils adds depth to your work through color harmony. You put a lot of work into the drawing and it definitely shows!
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SnowLicht Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student
oh my gosh, you finished it~
you silly bunny, why would this amazing work disappoint anyone?
it's so beautiful<3 ;//v//;
and really nostalgic too XD
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
UWAHH I'M SO GLAD YOU SAW IT, SAYOKO-CHAN!! >.< Now everyone's seen their characters except Sophia-chan! (I wonder where she is now? T__T)
But yeah-- I was worried because I messed up on this soo horribly when I tried to color it two years ago, so it'd sadden me if it disappointed because I still feel like my coloring is SUPER amateurish T__T But thank you so much Sayoko-chan!! It was nostalgic for me too haha.

Quick question! Do you still have the scans of the old L&D pages? I asked you before but I think I forgot to respond to your reply and deleted it on accident! >.< Sorry!
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SnowLicht Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Student

I'm so sorry for the late reply! ;__;

I'm studying for a math placement exam in order to sign up for a college algebra class and it's taking way longer than I thought (I'm actually late and seats are running out, aaaahhh! XD).

I will let you know when I'm done so I can send you a note with a password-protected Photobucket album link to send you some of the L&D pages (I'm going to warn you that I'm not going to scan everything though - I'm going to especially omit most of the cheesy romance parts if you don't mind. I just feel so embarrassed looking back at those.. >//_//<; Sorry. )

 

anyway, on to your reply:

Unfortunately, I haven't talked to Sophia in a while. I hope she's okay. D:

and I don't think your coloring is amateurish at all, girrrrlll.

It be fabulous. :3

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theLostSindar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely job on all of these! Your coloring is beautiful!
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so much, Sindar!! >.< I really appreciate it!!<33 I'm gonna keep working hard to improve my coloring! haha
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x--KCK--x Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, your art is always amazing. *0*
I especially love the top middle, mid right, and bottom middle girls. C:
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so so much girly!! <3 It's been a while hasn't it? haha *hugs* It's so good to hear from you!
And I'm glad you like Sakurie's panel (middle row third panel) a lot! I was really nervous about hers because I messed up her panel SO horribly the first time I tried coloring it two years ago haha.
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x--KCK--x Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It certainly has, and I solely blame myself. :'D Communication isn't one of my best skills. But, asdfghjklqwertyuiop;; it's so nice to talk with you again!! ;w; *hugs* I've missed our conversations so much!!
Honestly, her panel was the first to catch my eye. Bright red sort of has that effect, though, I suppose, haha. I also love how she's the only one who isn't exactly staring at anything that the viewer can see. It makes Sakurie seem more mysterious or even curious, you could say. I definitely understand your drawing woes, though. I've tried recreating some of my older works for old time's sake, and it has just ended horribly on multiple occasions. *sob*
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ChibiKingSama Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, the colors are pretty amazing 8> u are welcome 4 the help~
Ur traditional coloring is awesome like usual! this pic seem it took so much of hard work. Hope I can see more drawings from u, Sayu
The last one is my fav :>
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
ASDKGHALSKDG KING-SAN! >.< <333 Thank you so so much!! It was a lot of work (even though it probably doesn't look like it because I'm such an amateur at coloring T__T), but I'm going to try harder! The last one is probably my favorite too! But I like all of them haha~ I'll try to draw more--thank you for everything King-san! You're too sweet! >.<
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ChibiKingSama Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nah u do have great skills in traditional coloring, u added so many colors and thats good X] everyone liked it as well!
Ooo I was wondering what effects u actually did here *A*
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Nanahuatli Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
So cute!
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aragorn1014 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you so so much!! >.< I'm really glad you like it!
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