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The End of Autumn by AirJar The End of Autumn by AirJar
Pop'n Music / Hugh and TOBY-S
(Konami's music video game. Here's the offical website:[link]))
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"The phenomenon called I
Is a single blue illumination
Of a presupposed organic alternating current lamp
(a composite body of each and every transparent spectre) "

-Kenji Miyazawa / Spring and Chaos

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Given 2009-07-19
The End of Autumn by ~AirJar - The suggester wrote: "The vivid, yet dark colors, the concept of the falling stars and snowflakes, and the whole composition give this piece an interesting feeling of relaxed action, of ending autumn. All the details and the unique characters involved in the scene make me love looking at this picture, while, maybe, I try to descipher what their thoughts are." ( Suggested by Leaglem and Featured by OneFreeInternet )
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The feeling of your favorite seasons. Whether it be summer, spring, winter or fall, just enjoying what each season brings as well as their various representative holidays all makes them that much more cherished in your minds. Ranging from clandestine trips to Halloween parties when your parents are sleeping, to neighborhood wide snowball fights where every place could be a fort or base, its almost amazing how seasons could give us so much enjoyment. It lasts until that final day of the season before the shift to another. While some may treat this as another day, others decide to take this last day to the fullest. From sunrise to sunset, they join with their friends and family in order to enjoy the last of the season in its beautiful ambiance and atmosphere. Then as the last sunset of the season slowly sinks into the distance, we sit outside basking in its welcoming glow as it commemorates the farewell of the season until next year. Truly a fine way to spend the time. The End of Autumn, created by *AirJar, opens a window into just such an experience, turning the final days of autumn into an almost dream-like image that blends into the minds and imaginations of the viewers like the colors of the leaves with the sun as they float gently to the ground.

From the first thing I see, I have to say that the color usage is outstanding. Every single color jumps forth from each and every single element of each of the subjects in this piece leaps into the eyes of the viewer, further enriching the vivid color presentation of each and every character. There is a great use of shading effects on the male subject's creases in his jacket and pants that ads that much more depth to the character designs as well as various other elements on display. The subtle reflectivity effects on the foreground and background elements all carry a comic like style to them, a style shared with the rest of the piece that is a very potent attention grabber.

The design style chosen for the piece looks like a mix between the tradition Japanese anime art styles as well as few vector elements in it as well, easily explaining the beautiful color pallets and solid color shown. All of these elements come together into almost a small artistic singularity bringing you the best of all the separate genres of art that amalgamated to create this piece.

As with many pieces such as this one, there are still a few things that could have been improved on this piece. As I have said about many similar pieces such as this, you should not be afraid to go for the extra mile and improve on your minuscule and subtle compositional element detailing. Just by adding that extra crease in clothing or that additional wrinkle on a face or scratch on an arm could build upon the inner personality of the piece and bring it to the surface that much easier for all to see and enjoy. Give it a try with either your next piece or if you ever decide to revisit this one.

With some very slight flaws against it, the overall piece is still a brilliant piece to look at, albeit feeling as if its missing something. The design style used still entices the eye of the viewer perfectly as well as the many other elements in the piece work perfectly to the artist's favor. Not to mention the simple emotional attachment some may have to the autumn seasons, they would enjoy this much more than others. Overall, The End of Autumn its a piece that captures the feeling and ambiance of a season ending while at the same time, allows us to remember the season that much more fondly. Great job,*AirJar! :clap:
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Colorgasmatic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool drawing! I like the coloring and how you made the leaves to be in shape of stars along with the ground. Great job! :clap::clap::clap:
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kawaiii-bunny Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
cute :iconilikeitplz:
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ZeacorZeppelin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Awesome.
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yaoiLOVERkeiri Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Way too cute!!!!
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LittleBreeze Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the coloring! awesome <3
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tcwoua Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to brilliant at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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whirlwind-watch Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwh, this is really pretty. ♥
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alovernotafighter Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011
Hi there!
This has been featured in the #Belle-Art Monthly News Article #6: [link]
Thanks so much for posting in the group!
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shadon96 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great job and congratulations for the Daily Deviation
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Apoloh5 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
He looks cool, you should make more seasonal pictures with him
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