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Carciphona 4 cover by shilin Carciphona 4 cover by shilin
CP4 cover :D the original sketch had the usual dramatic lighting and lots of dark colours, but my friends pointed out that all of my covers are predominately dark so far, so I tried a much lighter colour theme instead. When next to the other 3 books the contrast makes the set look sooo pretty, but on its own it's so shoujo looking LOL ;_; I think I'll try to alternate between the two with covers from now on.


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Carciphona 4 preorder by shilin

Star!Star!Carciphona Volume 4 available for preorder now!Star!Star!


There are 2 more weeks left for the preorder special of volume 4 of my original series, Carciphona :D (Big Grin) The story is always free to read at carciphona.com , but the printed book includes much higher quality graphics, reading fluidity, as well as bonus stories for those who would like to support my continuation of this project!

Preorder here: shilin.storenvy.com/collection…

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Star! Other art by me Star!
Carciphona Vol.1 Cover by shilin Carciphona - Toccata by shilin Sona by shilin Cupid by shilin Carciphona - Too Late by shilin

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:iconaney:
Aney Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2015
Ubóstwiam tę okładkę. Jest absolutnie przecudowna. Cudne kolory.
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Crossoverdude Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
its not only the drawing which is awesome, i really love the typography too! one of my weak spots though... but damn. i just tryed my first time drawing a manga and then i see this... you are just awesome!
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!
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:iconcrossoverdude:
Crossoverdude Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Student General Artist
No i thank you for drawing this amazing piece of art! I'm still wondering how long did it take you to draw it? And also the typography... It seems so complicated :o
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
usually my art takes 20-50 hours but this one is probably less than that (: the letters are just drawn with a regular brush and paths haha
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Crossoverdude Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Oha this sure is long but understandable! If u would do requests or commissions and if i would have enough money i would TOTALLY request you! U've earned another fan of your art hehe ;) and you inspirated me very much! I'm glad i found your DA account! (Btw marry christmas my friend lol ;3)
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alleemaria Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
Awesome!! I really can't wait to read more of your comic, one page a week is too little haha!!!
It's wonderful and so well drawn... I I have just one pièce of advice to give you though: don't forget about Keri and Ewolyn's (I have a doubt on how to spell her name, sorry!!) relation to Véloce, they have to be important too since we started with them!! Especially Keri ;) Véloce should show more discret care for them (in her own sweet way :D)
Your comic is amazing, I love it, especially the drawings!! I can't even décide who my favourite character is :D
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:iconchibikanasan:
chibikanasan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Was your inspiration from Aquarion? Heart 
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know what aquarion is ):
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:iconchibikanasan:
chibikanasan Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh nvm it's an anime that has winged creatures like your works. :3
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light-from-dark Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite of your covers so far. Can't wait to read on, please keep up the great work XD
 
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Nicole1102 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
I might read it😃😃
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:iconcactusmaid:
CactusMaid Featured By Owner May 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!!So beautiful!I'm looking foward to read vol 4 :D
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:iconandresshina:
Andresshina Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are AMASING O_O
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:iconlostkingdom:
lostkingdom Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just finish the 4th book and I loved it can't wait for the next volume to come out.  Wishing you the best of luck.
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Flykzfull Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
You should make a poster with this masterpiece. Definitely.
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:iconfeloika:
feloika Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her hair and her face <3
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:iconanimefan4evar:
AnimeFan4Evar Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
So cool!
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:iconbeth-z:
Beth-Z Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014   General Artist
The light makes it very ominous, I think... I love it
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LovelyLadyBri Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
YAY! Lovely cover, =)
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:iconrebirth-larz:
Rebirth-Larz Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
awesome artwork as always!
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:iconyarami:
Yarami Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so amazing!
Did you write your whole story first before you drew it or do you do both at the same time?:O
And on what size do you usually draw if i may ask?
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I plan and write out the story first, and I draw thumbnail plans of all the pages (aka storyboard) before I illustrate them out. I draw my pages on printer paper size paper (lettersize), and resize them to be smaller when printing.
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kriscahaya Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow
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Yokaimoon666 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014
Would buy a poster of this cover if I could...it's just so amazingly beautiful it brings tears to my eyes.
Awesome work as always, Shilin
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lonesoldier54 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
beautiful!
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Fascinating! :D
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firestorm31z Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
looks nice.

why don't you try to do a combination of the two, a blend of light & dark (not too light, not too dark.)

as pointed out by your friend, your covers are predominately dark.  this ones predominately light! LOL!
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes, but not too light/not too dark on the same cover would make it predominantly mid tone (even more so than this current one)and that makes the cover difficult to stand out ): i think contrast is important
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YukiHimeShinhji Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love it x3
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invertedrealities Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it looks just as dramatic as your other works - just in a much lighter palette. Not too shoujo at all, IMO!
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xx-takashi-xx Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
looks amazing ^____^
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:icondarkereve:
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Amazing
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:iconkhayria:
Khayria Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
this looks awesome!
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:iconreonmerryweather:
ReonMerryweather Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Writer
You're pretty awesome, Yumei^^

You should do Sci Fi sometime.
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not yuumei lol
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:iconreonmerryweather:
ReonMerryweather Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Professional Writer
... Oh I'm sorry. That's a bit embarassing. I did -mean- you, but I don't know why I said Yuumei. I sometimes get names mixed up.
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wolfofdesire Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Cool
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:iconkyokomirai:
Kyokomirai Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
AMAZING.
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:iconyuv96:
Yuv96 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful!
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Very nice
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:iconkuroichigopro:
kuroIchigopro Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratulations on all your success :) :)
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:iconglacial-moon:
Glacial-Moon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Omg I just finished volume 3 and am about to start 4!
So epic and addictive! I can't get enough!
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Leoni-Fang02 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Digital Artist
This looks really epic!!! I like the light-color scheme on this one. It still has a very cool, dramatic effect. Your coloring style is awesome. Good luck, and keep up the amazing artwork! :)
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StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Volume 1 is shoujo-looking, too. My friend thought it was sexy :)
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing work!
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:iconradiantgloom:
RadiantGloom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student General Artist
This is really really cool
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:iconmanganime01:
manganime01 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
gorgeous * __*
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SteedAngus Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I like the mysterious looming shadow behind her. Oooooooohohohhhhoooooh.
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MonkeyFiction Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014   Digital Artist
Looks great!
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