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Happy birthday Carciphona! by shilin Happy birthday Carciphona! by shilin
This was going to be a quick, almost entire flat coloured picture since I don't have much time to spare, but somehow it took a whole week to finish along with the website incorporation, I'm not sure what happened LOL orz

BUT YEAH May is Carciphona/Blackbird anniversary month! I started Blackbird on May of 2005 so it's been 7 years, also it is the one year anniversary of Carciphona in print :D I rarely ever celebrate anything BUT MY BABIES ARE SPECIAL and it's been way too long since the last time I did a proper happy group picture for them. They deserve one ): my friends all seem to be creeped out by pleasant veloce though, I guess no one wants to see you happy veloce im sry

I would love to do double updates this month again to celebrate the occasion, unfortunately I've been busy for all of april and don't have much buffer for posting this time ): I hope you will enjoy this picture nonetheless!

Also I usually upload small files for various reasons, but for this special occasion have a big one (:

Thank you for following and supporting the series! I hope you'll continue to enjoy future updates :D See you on Monday with new pages!

:star: Carciphona is my original manga series, free to read here! :star:


:star: Other art by me :star:

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deathbychocolatedp Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art is really beautiful!
xavierk99 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015
Blue sky when things are pacefull and dark and cloud when fighting is happening?
epicjonny155 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015
Veloce almost looks like a guy.
LuccianaLoL Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Artist
Veloce is smug AF
Karinta Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Student General Artist
Awww so lovely!
Sugarbliss17 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful, Simply stunning! <3
AzureflameistRei Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013   Artist
Hehe actually I like Veloce grinning in the pic
It looks like she is giving off a cocky grin xD nice good iob
ArtLover1700 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
I like it when Veloce smiles she's pretty
BlackShadowClaws Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am now reading this and I must say it is really really good. You should publish this for I think you are an amazing writer.

Keep on writing this and give it a good ending~
Koltboy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
After all this time... I will always love these two together. 8D

Looks like BB's reading something funny/silly to Veloce so she flicking BB for it <3 haha anyway this is cute
MemeChan96 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
They look so.. so.. Love-Dovey or sumthin' :|
And It's Cute that Way ~ <3
bluepuppyeyes99 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
MidNuLL Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
Every time you you pair them up they look like they should be "together". It's adorable.
kurohiko Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Uhm... is the flower on Veloce's hand or is Blackbird biting it? :? I've been wondering since I saw this on your site, so I really gotta ask. :confused:
shilin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
it's in blackbird's mouth haha
kurohiko Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, and my world makes sense once more~ :XD:
LordofStupidity Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Those guys n the background,are those lights and a microphone above them? And is Blackbird holding a script or something?XD
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very observant =P
LordofStupidity Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
StrongButGentle Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
RexPinn Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
I love how you always draw Black Bird and Veloce near eachother all the time out of the story. It's like, they are ment to be together, heheheh. I hope you keep drawing them more. You've created a fan out of me XD!!! I admire you're art work and style. It's very beautiful :]]]
shilin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love drawing them together ;;
RexPinn Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
:D!!! when I see your art of them together, I love how you make it to where it seems they are meant to be together. And how you portray the emotion into it.. Gah... so many feels <3

amazing...amazing....waaaah <3
hadeexgrapher Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Artist
benar2 keren !! cool !!
scouring-rush Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gosh, i love these colours so much ! So pretty ^3^
monochom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012
joy I have something new to read..
BleedingRose1 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student Artist
this is crazy amazing
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Romantic & Sweet!!! Outstanding Work!!!
balltang Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm always inspired by your art work :D love way you color it...! so beautiful
Iernamei Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
wow the mood of this piece is great, i really love the way that you coloured it.
DemonFlow Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so beautiful..
zenkaishah Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
like it
SlygiaK Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh my god!!! Veloce is SOOO beautiful!!!!
Oh my god,,, I love this!!!
Do you have the speep drawing video of this picture too?
shilin Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't think so ): thank you though!
LyNuth Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
Congrats!!! ;W; ! You're such an amazing artist that it makes me feel proud! I wish you the best, and I want to learn from you, so right now I'm seeing and reading everything XD and spying your tutorials ;3
MysticFlamer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
And a very happy birthday to your wonderful series. This image is nice and relaxing not flat. Well at least to me it isn't. You have enough space to where it makes them feel more content rather than being super busy.
jemiu Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooo goooooooodddd.... Great face! Great perspective! Great sky!
Akiko64 Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
wow! just gotta love it!
Compton-sama Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
maybe cuz veloce's smile looks more like an evil grin is what makes it creepy, but i still love this picture XD so beautiful ;v;
Kraedi Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very good drawing, has an interesting look to it and I like it a lot. One thing to point is that the characters in the foreground and those in the middle (that is not those all the way in the back) seem to have a completely different style of drawing to them.
ClumsyKee Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student General Artist
I've already seen and favorited this when it came out, but I just had to look at this again.

It's just so beautiful and dream-like ;v;

Ohhh...! *ך*
So beautiful... really REALLY beautiful!
It's so nice to see Veloce smiling~ She has a beautiful smile. ^w^
I really love your drawings and Carciphona! OwO
YumiCatGirl Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
det er faren min :"33
Harutsubomi-chan Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Wow! As always!!! Your work is great!!!!
Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
amazing work!! love the expression! :iconkokorox:
laurandor Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
is there any form of romance in this story?
shilin Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I don't know~ If you read for romance this story is most likely not for you ^^;
duskricorn Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
It's funny you say that because a good portion of your detailed works of this series has Blackbird and the other girl in suggestive interactions lol XD. By the way, your art/style/character designs--even your colors--are SO rich and desirable. I've been admiring your work for a long time, especially ever since viewing your earlier versions of your original series!!! I LOVE your work. It definitely delivers the feeling of the romance of fantasy.
shilin Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
If you read the manga you'll realize that none of my illustrations are remotely close to what the story is about (: thanks for the compliment!
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