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The Beginning of Something New by charcoalfeather The Beginning of Something New by charcoalfeather
That late March afternoon, Yura sat in what the florist called the "guest room," a stuffy, normally gloomy room that was oversweet with the scent of various flowers. Outside, the dim sun of late winter shone through the lacey curtains, reminding him of the coming season. A spray of sparrows whipped by the window as flowers bloomed in front of the window, their quick chrips strangely calming to him. 

He closed his eyes. Was it spring already? There was still snow outside, but he could already sense that all the birds, and not just the sparrows, were coming back. They would make dry, vivid sounds before they vanished again, as they always did. 



First page of Return to the City, the miniseries I said I was going to be working on since last year but haven't touched for more than half a year, it seems! 
  • Pose referenced, non-commercial use: Milky smoke 
  • Media: pencil and watercolour, as usual.
  • Yes, this is, in essence, a more detailed redraw of this old sketch I made: Just a quick one 
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Cover page: Returning to the City 

As usual, all characters and themes mentioned here are by me. Return to the City is a miniseries springing from the themes and story threads from my main series (finished) Basmachi.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner May 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the awesome comment! The colours here were definitely interesting to colour in. Many things to see in this room!
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MariposaBullet Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! :) The the different hues really bring life to this picture. :thumbsup:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like it. The background was amazing to draw--and yes, I agree with you that backgrounds are important and makes you sucked into the actual setting/story. 

I don't know--I mean, does publishing mean selling the work for money? I think I could print it out and just mail it to people who are interested, but not on a huge scale like on Amazon or something :rofl:. Well, hm, it depends on how many things I can think about it. I can still think many things about the universe, so for now, it will be ever-expanding.

Thanks for your questions!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! The details really do give a glimpse into life, yes. 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, you're one of those people who uses the computer until they're nearly dead battery-wise? I always keep mine at least above 50% or directly connected to the energy source xD I'm paranoid about the computer going to 1% sometimes.

Interesting choice to do it backwards! I wonder how that influences the way you will see things. 

Yep, it is very breezy! And perhaps cute :D

Thanks!
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm not always next to the charger lol. When it takes getting out of bed to charge, I'll just consider my computer time limited.
(I heard somewhere that always charging the computer when you're using it isn't good for it, though … :O )

Not really a choice lol. Just depends on whether I do get time to read and comment on stuff before you've done your miniseries. xD

Good to hear! :dummy:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true xD ah well, it's a habit developed out of anxiety, especially during university, when not every room has chargers and usually at the library, all the desks with working chargers have already been hogged. So I'm always plugged in when I do find a charger. It's different when I'm at home though (at least usually). 
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My-Sword-is-Bigger Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah ok xD I can understand that. You poor, plug-deprived creature. :lol:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Indeed it's an interesting effect. And contributes to the general lighthearted feel of the piece/miniseries.

Haha, now the old lady/florist will come in and scold him!
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Servia-D Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love his posing here and the looks on his face - very life-like! And folds are awesome too! 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016
Very nice picture, great background detials and has a soft feel to it due to the colors. Thanks for submitting to the group, :iconsharpenededge: always a pleasure.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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flamingodancer123 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016
You're very welcome.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes it will be! I don't think it will be 40 something pages though lmao, that's probably the length of Blue Star rather than this miniseries.

Thanks for your interest and support! :hug:
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romantica12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome~! Now I remember! It is Return to the City, right? That will probably come before Blue Star. :3
You're welcome! Always a pleasure reading history and fiction! :D
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, it is :D Thank you so much, again! :hug:
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romantica12 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are SO welcome! ^^ :hug:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed! It is nice to see him this way. Thank you! 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Indeed, I want to draw more of this room now !
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alicelights Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be interesting to see! 

PS:I didn't have my computer for a couple of weeks as my hard-drive was screwed... so it was being fixed and I fell all being with everything  T_T
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, that really sucks D: At least your computer is fixed now! How is everything btw? The job search and all? 
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alicelights Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's GOING. I got an interview but it didn't work out. I'm looking for events that I can attend and try and advertise that way. Slow going....
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck on everything! You're looking for something specifically related to graphic design and the intensive course you did recently, right?
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alicelights Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much!  Though I might need to lower my standards if it doesn't yield anything for a while :P
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck, again! :hug: I know how hard it can be sometimes. 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I swear it's not alcohol inside...Lol what do you think. Yes, finally got around to posting this! I can't wait to see what happens next as well ;)
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, even if it was, we won't hold that against him. How much harm can a little bottle of beer do? :giggle: Hah you can't wait to see - Yura must be very unpredictable then :D
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's true :D

Well, I'm still figuring out how long this will be and what I'm going to include/not include particularly xD
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Will he be drunk in any scene? (that could open some possibilities, since it could be used either in a funny or in a serious scene, and either way it would help bring his subconscious to the surface and thus bring something new to the character?)
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, no, actually xD I don't think so, at least. I'll figure something up and keep you updated!
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HelevornArt Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D Alright
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! A bit, yes. 

A lot of nice things!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmhh, you got something! Yes, it could be seductive ;) Thank you!
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