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ShinSekai by yuumei ShinSekai by yuumei


I visited Shinsekai (translation: New World) in OsakaJapan in October and the unique history of the city was very fascinating. It was built in 1912 and modeled after New York and Paris, but the place quickly fell into extreme poverty during WWII. In recent years it has seen a comeback with lots of shops and restaurants as tourist attractions. Nevertheless it had a slightly eerie feel to it, and reminded me of the amusement themed ghost town in Spirited away.

I used a photo base for the background (still working on tutorials), and drew in the characters. After drawing so many masks, now I want to make them :p


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:iconimthelatvian:
imthelatvian Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool to see where you got your inspiration from.
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:iconrewersi:
Rewersi Featured By Owner May 11, 2017
Social horror. 
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:iconnightcorepop:
Nightcorepop Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I have spirited away but i still dont watch it. I will try this weekend
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:iconnightcorepop:
Nightcorepop Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I Geister this place and ate every piece of SUsHi i could find
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:icondarkyson:
darkyson Featured By Owner May 1, 2017
Great work ◠‿◠
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:iconsleepytshirt:
SleepyTshirt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2017
lol just bought this at cherry blossom festival, broke now but worth it!
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:iconhuper123gui:
huper123gui Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2017  Student General Artist
WOW this is epic work yuumei! keep it up love your awesome style of art ;)
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
Absolutely awesome artwork :)
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:iconebselenba:
EBSelenba Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible
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:icondjangeleclive:
DjAngeleClive Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2017  Student
Give out 'Spirited Away ' feel ----
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:iconigasoris:
igasoris Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
Love this work! :happybounce: :happybounce: :happybounce: 
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:iconangelic-rhapsody:
angelic-rhapsody Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Yeah...I want one of those masks.
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:icontwotailskunoichi:
TwoTailskunoichi Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same. I like the fox one.
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:iconsocqa:
SocQA Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017
Me too, especially the fox mask in the foreground or the cat left to that :)
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:icontwotailskunoichi:
TwoTailskunoichi Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ikr
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:iconalinegon:
AlineGon Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So Lovely...
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:iconchavatkalaboka:
ChavatKalaBoka Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Student General Artist
What does the big, bright lantern say? Can someone let me know?
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:iconemmaweng:
emmaweng Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
zuboraya 
i have no clue what that means though
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:iconchavatkalaboka:
ChavatKalaBoka Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks for your help. A quick search on Google shows that zuboraya is a restaurant in Osaka which serves fish, tempura and sushi.
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:iconemmaweng:
emmaweng Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017
ohhh cool and np :D
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:iconearth-dreamers:
Earth-Dreamers Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the info. Now I've learned something new
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:iconblue-anima:
Blue-Anima Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017   General Artist
Beautiful and strange :3 
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:iconcozziethecat:
CozzieTheCat Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing love it!
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:iconmashymero16:
mashymero16 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular~
Saved it for oogling <3
I'd love to hear the story behind this image, it's so intriguing...
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:iconacutulli:
ACutulli Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017
Awesome!!
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:icontomato794613:
Tomato794613 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awesome!
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:iconmabdoel:
Mabdoel Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful art, as always Yuumei! 
Keep up the good work 😊 
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:iconnewbie227:
Newbie227 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible
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:iconlasforevas:
Lasforevas Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Amazing!
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:iconrainbowspunkyspider:
RainbowSpunkySpider Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
This is an amazing improvement. This is an enjoyable masterpiece of art. This is amazing and wonderful for the eyes to look at. Keep arting and keep up the good work. Great job, Yuumei.
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:iconb3llarien:
B3llarien Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I loved the city, i took a trip to japan and visited four cities. i miss this one the most though :(
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:iconfortiron:
FortIron Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
Why are people on fire?
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:iconcentro:
Centro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I would actually like to live in this city... 
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:iconjoker2113:
Joker2113 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student
this gives me so much inspiration, it's just so beautiful
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keks-fan Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist
sometimes i think its meaningless to write a coment under your pictures in which i try to express how amazing and creative your work is, because there must be thousands of similar comments and of course you cant read them all, but it is still so beautiful that i forget about the fact that probably nobody notices my humble self^^

so once again: i love your art!
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:iconyatzugo:
Yatzugo Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow looks incredible
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:iconsamy-consu:
Samy-Consu Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2017
Really incredibile piece, we like the colors!
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:iconblasterixx:
Blasterixx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Is funny cuz whenever i hear that word i think of One piece! :XD:
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:iconjyukai-koudan:
Jyukai-Koudan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2017
Wow, wonderful work!
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:iconookami349:
Ookami349 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful colors added together i also love the details!!;)
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:iconjuha91:
juha91 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 3, 2017
A very impressive painting. The eerie, ghastly atmosphere reminds me of Asian dystopia films like Ghost In The Shell and Wonderful Days. The concept is also intriguing, it could be interpreted as a "ghost town", like you seem to have intended but it also makes the viewer think of "everyone wears a mask" theme.

And the masks are cool, of course. : )
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Student General Artist
Love the light!
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:iconlubu-art:
lubu-art Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2017  Student Digital Artist
sick!
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:iconkorich:
Korich Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
amazing work!
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:iconparisqeen:
Parisqeen Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
YES! I love those masks, it just makes everyone look so deindividualised but then still separate if that makes sense. 
This might be a new favourite out of all your art, I love it <3 
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Toy---Soldier Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It's very, very beautiful
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:iconjanvill:
janvill Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
damn. such an amazing work.:)
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:iconleaille:
Leaille Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of a scene in kamisama no inside nichiyoubi, in Ortus
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QueenInWonderland Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Student Artist
Beautiful <3
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