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Carciphona - Spiral by shilin Carciphona - Spiral by shilin
Another new pic done for the art book. The book itself won't contain any images that I won't post within the next few weeks, but detail is my thing and there's a lot you can't see on a screen (:

This drawing ended up as just a romantic picture; at first I was thinking more like a pair of stars that will revolve around each other that will not leave each other, but also will never get any closer to each other, hence the spiral title. Veloce is a knowing victim in this relationship. She knows how vocruen thinks and her intuition tells her something is wrong with him, but she chose to disregard it all her life. I was going to put text on it to get my original point across but decided not to and just leave it as a positive picture LOL BECAUSE MY CP GALLERY IS IN DIRE NEED OF POSITIVE ART


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:iconvolcanicobsession:
VolcanicObsession Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student General Artist
I SHIP!!Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] 
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TheEdumacationers1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is there a name for her extremely badass sword?
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner May 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
no haha! thanks though (:
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:iconma-chan17:
Ma-chan17 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist
Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Kawaii Eyes) [V6]  awwwwww~~~~~~LOVE THIS!!!!!
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KokoroChan14 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015
Aww
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Sapphireblueocean Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015
Whoa, at first I got chills looking at this from these swirls of emotions I felt here in this art. Sadness, warmth, loneliness, sympathy, I felt quite a bit of each here. It's really good! You conveyed your feelings pretty well for the two characters. =) I like how parts of their clothes and the swirling breeze, how that's strongly coiling around them. I like the faint and gentle glow around them like it's just the two of them in their world and field of vision. I mostly like her pose, how she's trying to comfort him, giving him the support he needs, yet at the same time she's holding this big sword like she conscious of something happening, I'm not sure if it's good or bad, but I think from him. There would be no need for her to hold the sword if her life wasn't in danger.. She could just let go of the sword and hold him, but she didn't choose that. It could also mean she's protecting something. Anyway, it's really good and a job well done. grin wink 
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KokoroChan14 Featured By Owner Edited Apr 6, 2015
I didn't get the feels because the guys from Smosh were talking in the background.
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:iconquicksilver1987:
Quicksilver1987 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015  Student
This is gorgeous. I love this! 
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Epic-Tragedy267 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015
Beautiful :)
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sparkwoods3 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
nice
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LockVII Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
Such a beautiful scene! Was going to buy this print from your storenvy page, but shipping was $15 even within Canada >_< Hoping ill be able to see you at a convention sometime and buy it from you personally :) Love it! <3
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xelianthought Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Nice.
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:iconthearcherstyls:
theARCHERstyls Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this so much
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
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alikakadri Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Carciphona didn't take long in becoming my fave story ever read.  I love this image.  It's sweet, sad, tender... the art is amazing and the context pulls at the heart strings.  You're very talented.
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shilin Featured By Owner May 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you ;;
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LaughButts Featured By Owner May 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have seen this one MangaMagazine! Fantastic job developing your art style girl, and I hope you learn more and more along the way! 
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purple-oranges Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That an asom sword! and great piece of work^_^
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Kiyori-Mikura Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
O - O :tighthug: I love this so much! (Love the flowing hair and clothes in the wind)
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RyuMatsuda Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your drawings are so beautiful, Too many in my fav!
Arg, I cross the fingers that someday I can draw like this!
:3
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Chabrolle98 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
<font><font>Donc Beautiful *-*</font></font>
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:iconjury77:
Jury77 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
I've watched your speedpainting videos of this picture :) Love it XD
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wuwufurubakp2 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so deep and meaningful, as one can tell even if they haven't read the manga. Fantastic work!
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Elfnir Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
The detail you put into the pics are incredible. If this is how good some are, you should go professional.
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KairaKurosaki Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
I love the features and the Accsesoirses your Characteres are wearing! How are you able to do that? They look goregious and amazing.
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EatYourKimchiNasty52 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
can you like, gimme your amazing coloring ability? My coloring looks amateurish compared to yours. TT^TT
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BChowning Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
This is absolutely amazing. I am excited to read the series.
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ShenaniBOOM Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
I think I saw a time-lapse video of this painting on YouTube. Very cool, and I'm digging that sword she's carrying :D
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JayCrest Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm gonna go cry at the corner now (I've seen this so many times yet it still gives me the feels)
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:icondarkpaladinsorceress:
so close and yet so far awayyyy!!
(reference to the song)
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azulnay Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
<font><font>simplemente me encanta</font></font>
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DesolateLandscape Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Shilin! We met at the Anime Expo on Friday. I'm the guy who gave you that Chubicorn sticker that you put on your forehead. Your work is amazing, and it was very nice meeting you.

-Jon St. Amant
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shilin Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Jon! It was nice meeting you too, the chubicorn fits perfectly on my forehead
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sockstealingnome Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Goodness, it's always the smallest people with the biggest swords. Is Vocruen also holding a sword? Because I think it might be ruining his nice cape. Ok in all seriousness though, don't take this the wrong way. You are clearly skilled and talented, and this is still a beautiful drawing but compositionally, it's boring. It comes off as flat. It took me a minute to even figure out where Vocruen's other arm went. Veloce's upper and lower body seem disconnected. Her legs seem to be pointing outwards while her torso is twisted in the other direction. I tried the pose in the mirror and something wasn't adding up. I think she may need more space between her legs. Her feet suggest that she's taking a step but her legs look like they're right next to each other as if she's already standing with both feet together. I also think this drawing is better suited in landscape format.
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TeddyLovesRoses Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Your pictures are masterpieces! So brilliant! But what programme do you use?^^
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shilin Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
photoshop (:
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Darkshadowblood Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
like it.
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Nickoni Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your are so amazing!
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dravnofficial Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
The composition is excellent.
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Domino-noble Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! I like your style!!!
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luboragina Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I just love all your art work! It is just amazing!!! <3
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kamilyatoot Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it!
:D
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s00paMILK Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is perfect. holy fuck.
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asemharun Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
wow great work
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animeleo Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Beautiful!
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Jessica-Rossier Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work! Congrats!
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MicahJGunnell Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
So beautiful and delicate! Love it!
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andava Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Shieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeit
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Cherry-Trees Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
I-I-with just a picture I ship them so hard now. I don't even know if there's anything to ship, but I just can't stop!
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hakukanna777 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Suddenly I fell in love with this <3
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