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    Contestant [Seira]

    Where to begin?
    (Disclaimer : All situations and characters are deemed fictional)


    Told in legends this is the story of the man who wanted to live forever ...


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    An eternity.
    Forgotten lives.
    Passage of time.

    Like a bird he drifted from the present to a past long gone.
    His memory flew back to that time when mankind was living undersea.
    If only the world had been saved on time things would have happened differently

    People screaming,
    Buildings exploding,
    World spinning,
    End.

    Amnesia
    New life
    New world
    Undersea

    The man wanted to remember.
    He took a paper and a pencil. He started sketching.
    Colors, shapes, shadows, light birthed under his fingers
    Faces, feelings resurfaced bringing a world to life again.



    Nothing was left behind, if not an intriguing drawing,
    picturing an intriguing world ...

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    Username: Seira
    Title: Underwater Society
    Website:
    http://www.shinikuchi.deviantart.com


    The original piece had been preserved from fading ...


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    So that it can be restored over many centuries ...



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    Notes on a free page ...


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    I especially wanted to make something out of this month's theme because I like sea and drawing sea, mostly undersea sceneries. I will show you here the result of me practicing watery drawing techniques with digital tools. The final piece to be taken in account (if no further improvement) is the second one :)

    Credits to Moonshadow's
    Self Run Daily Writing Project
    Enjoy and feel free to comment!

    Last edited by Seira; 01-04-2014 at 01:57 AM.

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    an underwater city... and it lives? o.O
    wait, what?

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    It is living, moving from sea to sea prey of the global warming.
    Picturing Society like an octopus came to my mind very fitting while sketching.
    Last edited by Seira; 12-26-2013 at 10:11 AM.

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    Nice !


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    Quote Originally Posted by kumori-fu View Post
    Nice !
    Thanks Kumori I'm glad you like my work!
    Last edited by Seira; 01-04-2014 at 01:54 AM.

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    Ho ho ho ♪... How (ahem ) original !
    Mysterious ... Ay ay, I hope you will tell us more about the background story !

    Such an interesting idea ... I really like the general underwater mood, but with a picture still very colorful... Pretty nice ♥ !
    Pooping flowers, throwing up roses
    Strange bloomers, my darling tuberoses ~
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    Quote Originally Posted by madimb View Post
    Ho ho ho ♪... How (ahem ) original !
    Mysterious ... Ay ay, I hope you will tell us more about the background story !

    Such an interesting idea ... I really like the general underwater mood, but with a picture still very colorful... Pretty nice ♥ !
    Thank you for your support Madimb I 'm glad you found my entry intriguing and interesting!

    The idea comes from my science fiction story The Beginning I'm posting in the writer's blog.
    It pictures a fictional world whose name is Society set in 2050 after a huge nuclear sinister and mankind is forced to live undersea to survive.
    Basically it is an alternate world created from scratch so it is breathing on its own wrapped in an air bubble to make life be possible for mankind undersea that's why I reproduced the shape of an octopus.

    The short free verse story is based on a character's backstory. I can't tell much because it would reveal a part of the end. To give you a general view of his personality and abilities he can control and travel through time. He's dedicated to others willing to make the good around him although it may cost his life.

    I've practiced some personal tips creating watery effects and especially underwater background.
    I think the longest part was filling the lights because I had to do them one by one; the use of colors was supposed to symbolize the city moving on its own.
    To stand out in the middle of the sea I played the contrast between watery shades and bright colors :)

    In my opinion it needs still improvement but I'm happy with the result. As usual I'm drawing the lineart on traditional paper then scanning the picture to work on the colors and shadows on Photoshop.
    Last edited by Seira; 01-08-2014 at 09:04 PM.

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