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Bridge of Magpies by shirotsuki Bridge of Magpies by shirotsuki
Hi Deviantart!

It's been a little while, but I'm popping in to share some of the art I made last semester for one of my projects. This is the final "panel" for a short story about two lovers, a meteor shower, and a really really long walk to find each other again. It's based on the folktale The Princess and the Cowherd : >

I wish I had pictures of the book! The whole booklet kind of opens out to the middle of this one giant picture. Then you follow them to either end of the strip, and join it together so they can meet again.

You can see the rest of the artwork for it on my tumblr - [link]
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bluedrgnMethy Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I adore the style in this and how 'glowy' the stars are. All of the designs and textures are beautiful and the flowing images are inspiring.

I am curious, what media and materials did you use? I seem to only identify a few and I'd love to know ho you accomplished the subtle look.
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pronkyou2 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
I, uh... huh. I just plain like this one. The insinuation that they wrap around and find each other is actually quite novel, and objectively there's nothing to which I might object. Have you ever thought of doing an art book kickstarter or something along a similar vein?
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Koyukionna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
I love stories like this. Lovely work.
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lorenziana Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist
Since you're talking about meteors here's one of my favorite songs: [link]
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starbrightluster Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I love that folktale! Its so sad and beautiful! This pic just made me want to go and re-read it again
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Medvedik Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Awesome!
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Sakura-Scout Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Wow. Gorgeous. Thanks for sharing. :D
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Psycho-Gaze Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great colors and nicely done! I'd love to see this printed out and put on some round wall, just so you can look around and see the story unfold.
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solstjarn Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So lovely c:
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Jamie1317 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Writer
Whoa. Seriously awesome.
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Yutaan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness, what a beautiful concept, and so stunningly drawn! I love the pale yellow color notes. :)
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evanjensen Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What a glorious panoramic.
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HotCocoaMix Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
I love the mood of this! The colors are really soothing and even if I can't see all the details right now I still love every little thing (the flowers and the little pieces of land and wow I'm just seeing so many things just now)
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thanks so much! And yeah, it's supposed to slow you down ^ ^. I think I did better on the Herder's (boy) side, but the book really explodes open on this part. It actually opens out from the middle and unfolds in two directions, and I wanted the scope of their adventure and all of the details of it to kind of put the reader in their shoes.

I neeeed to take pictures of it > <;
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Sayael Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww man I just found this in my shirotsuki-picture-collection again and thoughr "Damn, I want this as a print to put it up on my wall."
D: This is just too awesome... I want this!
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
aw, thanks so much ;-;!! It's a real pain to print out actually, it's SOOOOOOO huge!! I need to figure out a good way to do that so I can make more of the books D :
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Sayael Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
If you do print one, sign me up!
I forgot there's a whole book *-* but I was thinking of this as a huge poster~ that'd be so awesome!
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Is. Glorious. Really beautiful composition, colors, lighting-- just everything. And the characters are so expressive, right down to their postures. Marvelous!
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks so much! I'm really glad it reads well!
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Papilusion Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Simply gorgeous! Love the colours and how soft the flowers look.
Love the concept of your book. Sounds like a great project ^^
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Well, it was a ton of fun! I'm really glad you like how it came out, and thanks so much!
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Sireih Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is absolutely amazing!:love:
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you!!
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mathiole Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
I'm speechless!
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
thanks ;=; !!
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Badis-Siebenstein Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
This picture is so wonderful ! I love the colours and the mysterious athmosphere !

it looks like the things i dream sometimes <3 how can you see into my mind ?
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I cannut! But a lot of the imagery was developed via free-association, so it should definitely feel at least a little bit dreamy ^ ^. When I started out, I thought maybe I'd make it look super traditional even ._.!
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful.. I love the colours here, and the amount of detail, and the characters-- it's just..
Words fail me. Hopefully a fav will do :heart:
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
It'll do just fine ^ ^. And thanks for the lovely comment! Sorry about my super late response too = =;
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LittleGeeky Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Wow! This is beautiful!
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you!
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Ahem...this is going to be my catch-all plz-account icon for when I'm overwhelmed in a positive way with a deviation: :iconcannotevenplz:
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
That icon is full of a lot of things!! I am overwhelmed looking at it!

Thanks so much : D!
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
:giggle:You're welcome, Shirotsuki. Hee-heh, as was I when finding this captivating illustration in my Inbox--heck, I'm still overwhelmed!=D
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Treyos Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Very cool concept with the two ends joining. Looks fantastic, too!
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks so much!!
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Lilyss Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so cool :)
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you!!
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Tellim-Komachi Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks!!
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
ooohyes.. it has fairytale spirit clinging to it all over!
very beautiful and romantic!
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks so much!! : D
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student General Artist
8D
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inkopath Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013   Digital Artist
I would LOVE to see the real-life-type stuff and things you make. This is completely excellent, and I can sort of imagine the book... but my imaginings likely don't do it justice, and you should maybe probably start taking pictures. :meow:

Anyway, DAMNED WELL DONE.
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
I gotta take pictures I know X D !! I'm probably going to have to make a new booklet too, since the dummy was kinda small to begin with... and i don't know where it is. I never got it back D : !! No big deal though.

Thanks so much!!
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xHelloBeautifulx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Oh my, amazingly gorgeous! All of the characters and the Magpies are lovely. The lighting and colors are also wonderful! Fantastic work! :iconilavplz:
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks!! I had a ton of fun drawing this, it was huge but it was also my zen-project during a really stressful end of semester ^ ^;.
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RONIN013 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Oh my, this piece is SO LOVELY! Excellent work! ^_^
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shirotsuki Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thanks so much! : D !!
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RONIN013 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
You are welcome!
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