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February 23, 2013
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YOU-cee: Parade of Lights by YOU-cee YOU-cee: Parade of Lights by YOU-cee
"Parade of Lights", 320 layers, 4 days, Photoshop + Paint Tool SAI, Vistablet</u>
This is a belated birthday gift for ~kyo-kyo123 :D
Happy late b-day hnngg! TT u TT
I got inspired with this composition when I watched Madagascar 3. It was during my flight to the Philippines, and wow, the asiana airlines was great. They had this touch screen on the back of every seat, and you could either watch movies and play music. I watched Brave, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Madagascar 3, Frankenweenie, Paranorman, and this strange horror/comedy korean movie. Plus, they served delicious korean food that I still crave for TT n TT
But yeah! >XD While watching Madagascar, there was this one scene where they accidentally made the 'Circus Americano' come true, and I was just in awe of every thing in that movie. Great graphics, and very inspiring! xD
As for the picture itself, I suffered so much on this, but at the same time, I had such a great time Q u Q
"Why so many layers?" Ok, well I kinda figured out how to do a 3D effect, and that is through creating many types of shades. I used 9 different shades on each section (section of blue balloons, red balloons, etc). 1 base color, 2 shadows, 1 highlight color, 1 overlay layer, 1 addition/luminosity layer, 2 reflected light shades, and 1 reflected highlight.
and it was such a pain, but I think it really gave more depth in the image. I even stayed up so late every night just to get this done. I really pushed myself so hard on effort that I wanted to cry LOL

But yes. I can't wait to see ~kyo-kyo123's gift for me! xD Can't wait to see your best work ;)
Heren belongs to the lovely ~kyo-kyo123
Saphira belongs to me~ :D
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Heartofwing Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Artist
Ginryuzaki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi~! Your work is featured here: [link]
Keep up the good work! :heart:
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh goodness! :icontearplz:
THANK YOU SO MUCH! that's so very kind of you! TT u TT <3
I'm very sorry for my late response :'c I was on hiatus...
kyo-kyo123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

PHOEBE-- WHY HAVE I NOT SEEN THIS TILL NOW?! //SCREAMS :iconmaniacscreamplz::iconmaniacscreamplz:

THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND FANTASTIC AND I SLDKFJSKLDFJSLFJKDLS :iconeyezoomfojlplz::iconeyezoomfojlplz::iconomgcryplz::icontearplz::icontearplz::icontearplz: AAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH NKALFJSDF ALKDSJFSLDFKJS-- :iconrazycryplz:
This is so beautiful I can't even- the colours are so wonderfully shaded and highlighted and the background is lovely and herEN AND SAPHIRA ARE SO CUTE HERE I'M CRY YOU MADE HEREN LOOK LIKE A BISHIE :iconocryplz: HNGHHHHHH I LOVE THIS SO MUCH GURL I CAN'T EVEN EXPRESS--

:icontearplz: guess what my laptop background is now hgn
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH PRITT BBY <3 I'm so glad that you like it! TT u TT <3
I'm so flattered that you'd even consider it as your wallpaper backgroud--- :icontearplz:
Pearin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my goodness.
I can't--
Coherent comment---
YOU-cee Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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YOU-cee Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :icontearplz:
Aveneline Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Ermahgerd! I LOVE this!!
Teach me your ways ;u;
But seriously...
I wish I had that much patience xD

Though I do still want you to teach me o3o
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