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Knite: Sliver of Blue by yuumei Knite: Sliver of Blue by yuumei
:star: Prints now for sale at 4DE [link] :star:

I've been doing nothing but commissions lately so I needed a little break to get my creativity back :D

Most of you probably know by now that the character is Sen from my flash comic, Knite, which you can read here I don't think I've ever mentioned this before, but the Chinese word on Sen's back is his name. It's written as "Sheng" in Pinyin (but pronounced more like Sen in English) and it means life, live, or birth depending on the context.

I drew this a bit different than the usual style for Knite. I wanted the line art to be more sketchy to reflect the chaotic cluster of buildings. I also used a reference for the background this time because I wanted the drawing to be as authentic as possible to what some parts of China is really like. However, I added the unnaturally bright blue sky to emphasize what's not there in reality.

:iconlilla-chan: made a club just for Knite! :heart: :iconknite-fliers: Check it out :D

The photo reference is from a wonderful blog by Jamie Sinz, which you can see here [link] (the referenced image is 1/4 way down the page under the April 22, 2009 entry) The blog has various pictures of her time in China. From the rural mountains to clustered slums, her blog contains a great reflection of all sides of China :D

Drawn in Paint tool SAI, texture added in Photoshop.
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Dream-And-Believe Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
It is really nice how you made meanings behind every part if the picture :) (Smile) 
BlackestFlame Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is the kind of art I'd really like to hang a large print of on a wall, I don't see very much of those. Really awesome (old) work :thumbsup::)
AlexBrendel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
There is a great deal of hope in the sliver of blue depicted here.I've got my fingers crossed. 
AlexBrendel Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013
"Up on the Roof"  a song written by a New York, USA band in 1962 describes the "Ahhhhhhhhhhhh" feeling that you feel once you climb up past all the buildings, and get to the Sky that Sen is reaching toward.    This YouTube with photos captures the feeling.  Enjoy!   

icedrawolf Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Hobbyist
your artwork is so amazing, not only the art itself, but the message behind it and the impact it leaves on people
Bloodycherry7299 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
All your art work is so freaking amazing man! :D I'm so jelly~ 
NXMcupcakelover Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am a dummy! 
DustRabbit Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing :'o
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