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Gift/Trade: Lumi by berrysquid Gift/Trade: Lumi by berrysquid
Character © Mao-mie 
Design © Piku-chan21 
Art © berrysquid
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[UPDATE]: I may or may not be full of salt twitter.com/berrysquid/status/…

Do you guys even know how tempting it was to name this "a glorified depiction of the music life" ????? Playing an instrument will be the death of me...


My concept was centered around one single quote in Lumi's story: "
Although Lumi lost her voice, she’s never blamed Aria for it but what saddens her more is the fact that Aria is never around." This girl's story is so tragic (akdlf;askf), so I wanted to present that in a way that was not necessarily angsty (because that's mean)? When you think about it, loneliness is probably something that everyone can identify with during at least one point in life, which made it an easy topic to understand. Hopefully a bit of the message shows here.

That said, my frame of thought on this actually became "this is basically what it feels like trying to study an instrument when you are constantly aware of the prodigy sitting in front of you," and then to "this is what it feels like to study an instrument" to "this is what it feels like to study, minus the roses." It may also be notable that I drew this usually right after either doing homework or practicing cello, and considering how much I spread out the process, there was a. lot. of. "studying." How deep. Go figure \ (o w o) /


Kind of a long story behind this drawing... But simply put, I failed to deliver what I wanted to on my first try, so I wanted another shot. Although I will say, I'm a bit late, as always. (slow snail strikes agan~~~)

That said, this is the most tedious drawing I have done. NOT SAYING it wasn't fun, but it was sooooooo long. I gave up trying to think about the amount of time I spent here,
                from the sketch (anatomy???)
                                to the lines (h a i r  o h  m y  g o d)
                                                to the background (details -- nopenopenope)
                                                                           to my newly-evolved even-weirder coloring (yep).
                                                                                                            And then there's Piku-chan's awesomely detailed design 8D

Anyway, To Mayomie:
Thank you so much for your patience, kindness, and understanding. I've heard sooo many horror stories about the art world, whether they be from the perspective of the artist or the commissioner/other side of a trade/etc. and you were awesome enough to not turn this into one.
Also, your characters -- the girls are gorgeous and the guys are handsome and I love them all aldkfja;ldkfjd;ladsf -- not to mention they've go interesting stories //shot




Special thanks:
alienvampiredictator for sacrificing her complicated-looking violin solo to the art demons. I don't even know what I would've found otherwise...
LunarInfinity for base coloring hair while I was dying in a hole~
mauururu for teaching me how to draw/paint a wooden floor. It saved the atmosphere of this whole piece ;;w;;
Hyanna-Natsu , SmexyViButt , SP-Nova , metaluca for letting me study their work, and providing advice -- I would have been (even more) lost as to all the mistakes I couldn't pinpoint (and because of that, couldn't have fixed).

Above, you see what my brain looks like at 2AM. I think I might need sleep... Just a little bit Panda Emoji-09 (We're sleeping) [V1] 
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ShiyumiChan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
i am late ; w ; BUT ITS FINALLYYYY FINISHEDDDD \ * ^ * / PRAISES!!! <333333333333333 It looks beautiful! Definitely well done * ^ *  love the composition and lighting asdlasdkasdal > w < 
Overall goodjob o vo)b I lookforward to STALKING your future streams and artwork e w e eheuheheuheueuruhuehu
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berrysquid Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
pfff //patpats you
AND YUS IT DONE AHAHA MY PATIENCE LIVES //DANCES
Thank you so much ahmg composition and lighting were the point of this whole piece ehehe <3333
YUS YOU ARE ALWAYS WELCOME TO STALK Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] huehuehuehuehue.....
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alienvampiredictator Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016
my fabulous solo.
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
all of my musical knowledge has been wiped out by four words...
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:iconhyanna-natsu:
Hyanna-Natsu Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Turned out great <33
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks Hyan ~ <33
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tinystalker Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy CRAP this is amazing!
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you xD
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mintae-chii Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's finally done!! The amount of detail is incredible~
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
IT ISSS //dances
thank you so much ahaha -- I think I've fallen into background hell, so there will be more of these (and more suffering) I can already tell orz
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DemonFox1997 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Very pretty
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~
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DemonFox1997 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student Digital Artist
NP:happybounce: :happybounce: 
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metaluca Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
Was looking for that pic in my watch list and couldn't find it, so I thought you didn't post it yet.
I then noticed your mention and realized I had forgot to follow you here orz ...

Looking forward to see more of your art :)
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
... omg meta //patpat

but heh thanks, I'll work hard! (o v o)9
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rikka-chi Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaahhhh the detail!!! its rlly gorgeous ;w;
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Detail... heh //might be maso
Thank you so much, I'm glad you think so!
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MisoHungry Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Waaah I'll forever treasure this artwork!! It's absolutely stunning and gorgeous!!Emoji04 
I love everything about it kaomoji set 2 18/67 I don't know what else to say its perfect!! <33
The Lumi and the background everything fits so well!! Kao Emoji-01 (Banzai Hurray) [V1] 

Thank you for the wonderful trade and the kind words it really means a lot to me!! kaomoji set 1 3/19
I hope I'll be able to commission you my other lovely babies too I know you'll do a amazing job!! Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Huggy Hug) [V2]  //hugglrd 
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berrysquid Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
HHHH you're too kind omg Blush-Small 
There were a heck ton of awkward parts while working on it hnng so I'm glad you like the end result!!!
Also there's so much random stuff -- flowers and books and a pocketwatch -- that don't really have much to do with her LOL so I was worried going into this~
You're very welcome -- thank YOU for being such a wonderful, kind person!!! Llama Emoji-60 (Snug or Hug) [V3] 
omg your other lovely bbus //heart flutters -- in that case, I'm even more excited to open commissions, so you can def look forward to it! 8D
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yenjii Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016
THIS IS SO BEAUT !!!!!!!!!!
GOOD WORK BBBBYyyy
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
NOT AS BEAUT AS YOUUUUU //THROWS FLOWERS
heh but TYYYYYY <3
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Ciso8 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 24, 2016
Beautiful! Really like the style ^~^
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:iconberrysquid:
berrysquid Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^o^
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