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It's Going to Rain by shirotsuki It's Going to Rain by shirotsuki
See the process from doodle to done: [link]

Project one for my mixed media experiment project, "Rainy Season"! I think it went well, there's a lot I want to take from it into project 2 which starts.. well, basically yesterday. I'll be posting process on my Tumblr as I go, and here with the finished works.

Made with:
Arches 140lb hot press watercolor paper
Graphite
Daniel Smith Watercolor
Unison Soft Pastel
Prismacolor Colored pencils
Prismacolor verithin pencils
Adobe Photoshop CS6
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:iconrhaeigan:
rhaeigan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I looked at your progress and could only say - WTF. It's like magic, the way the art transformed. You're unbelievably talented.
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Dizzyzebra Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Lovely atmosphere, what struck me was the colour connection between the sky and the hair.
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pronkyou2 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013
This immediately struck me as lovely, one of your more involved pieces. The watercolour effect causes the background to look more like fog than clouds and rain, but it still works. The grass is both nicely detailed and faded out of focus. The prevalent focus is between the character and the statue, both with wonderful detail. The character is in the style I love most and I probably shouldn't hand out my biased thoughts there. The raindrops just barely visible are a perfect final touch. This almost looks like a scene from a high end animation save for the watercolour.
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La-Artista21 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ugh ur backgrounds are so GREAT, I love the atmosphere here. Just takes me to another place :D
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:iconvenusyn:
venusyn Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love love love! you're so magical <3
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:iconkoyukionna:
Koyukionna Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013   Artisan Crafter
The second last stage is my favourite, before it's all glossed over with 'shoppin.
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013   Artist
the grass and clouds look very lovely
your details are amazing ^-^
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:icondreamswoman:
dreamswoman Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I've featured this in my new journal [link]! :love:
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:iconjoltsgal:
Joltsgal Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Cute! I love the colors you chose!!
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NycterisA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am blown away to see the list of media that went into this! :clap:
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hidetree Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Love it! Watercolor beautifully done! Good touch with pastel and PS too!
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everfae Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Wow I love how you got that glow!!! I really thought this was a digital piece then, and i was astounded, but on learning that it's traditional and after going through your steps I'm mind blown!! I'm really inspired to try this technique now <3 O:
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thecapturedspy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
this is lovely! great textures <3
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XHikariChanX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Epic
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Moonkelpie Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Dangit, I just want to run around in this piece's environment with complete abandon!:iconlawooplz: Are the rain-bell birds alive?:? I've had a sense that they might be, but wasn't sure.:?
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:iconpowwo:
Powwo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Watercolors? Wow. :O I'm amazed! ♥
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flabaflaba123 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   General Artist
WUT AM I LOOKING AT?
I DON'T EVEN KNOW, BUT IT'S SO CUTE.
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:iconconejoaureo:
conejoaureo Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful
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:icontarorae:
tarorae Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Professional General Artist
Seamless. You can't tell where the mediums end or begin. Truly masterful result. I love the storybook mood to this piece. I can see Ghibli making an entire film out of this. <3
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invertings Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
gosh your work is always so beautiful.
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:iconthe-loony:
the-Loony Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
hmmm... you did some digital softening on it, didnīt you? the last pic on your progress looks much clearer and more defined, i think i like that better! (just my opinion tho)
anyways, itīs beautifully done and iīm quite amazed what a nice, harmonious composition you achieved by using these different media.

:clap:
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:iconzulma-san:
Zulma-san Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
As you usual I love the softness of your color palette and the ethereal style of your drawing. Beautiful.
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:iconnineorchids:
NineOrchids Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
So cool! I love the use of soft shading and watercolor like effects.
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   Artist
wow :wow: beautiful
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JustBeforeTheDawn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Oh GEEZUS I love this. WOW.
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:iconalfazil:
Alfazil Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Beautiful work
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:iconfionaa-chan:
Fionaa-chan Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, waw, I had a hard time deciding wether I should fave this in my "inspiring colors" or in my "nice backgrounds" folder. I just look so lovely, your use of mixed medias is incredible. :clap:
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brokentool Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
абе, ти да не ми четеш мислите, бе?! =D

мноооого е яко!
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brokentool Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
oh, I am so sorry. this comment was put in the wrong window. I apologize, could not find a way to remove it =\

your drawing is beautiful. REALLY beautiful =]
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:iconmischikun:
Mischikun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is lovely :)
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Blitzgear-Sin Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Absolutely lovely~

Amazing work with the texture and coloring.
The whole thing has this sombre yet soothing atmosphere.
I feel like curling up for a nap just looking at it!
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Lomeloke Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
gorgeous
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TingleIsGod Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing!
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XIII-C Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful.
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TehTig3r Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
This is stunning. I love the colours you used :3
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:iconartisandeeo:
ArtisanDeeo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love it, it's so dreamy!
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fail-owl Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student
the atmosphere of this is so engaging and alluring. makes it hard to look away.
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macfrieza666 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wow this is just beautiful, everything is blended so well!. Amazing.
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Kuiji Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Doesn't your graphite (that means pencil, right?) smudge everything else when you color over it? That's one of my main color pencil problems.
(This is amazingly gorgeous, as always, by the way. I love seeing new works from you!)
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waterdancer Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
ive always been curious about those bird fire lantern thingies. i think you really captured the mood here!
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:iconkelleybean86:
kelleybean86 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous. It reminds me of Miyazaki. :)
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SapphirexBlue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! The atmosphere of the piece is what I like best - it's got this quiet, mysterious feel to it.
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:iconwhitekitsune1:
whitekitsune1 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Beautiful. :3
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:iconbadis-siebenstein:
Badis-Siebenstein Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wow, this is so pretty ! The whole picture looks just so ... wet ! Love the watercolour-y background !
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:iconlittlegeeky:
LittleGeeky Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Wow, this is beautiful! The colours are amazing!
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:iconsgt-sahara:
Sgt-Sahara Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very pretty!
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:iconmirella95:
Mirella95 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
A Dreamland...
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:iconmirai-d-kaciu:
Mirai-D-Kaciu Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
beautifull!
like a piece of the ghibli-movies!
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:iconthe-color-blue:
The-Color-Blue Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous! Such beautiful color and atmosphere. I want to listen to Rainymood when I look at this hahha :heart:
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MakuHime Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Too much perfection here...
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