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Autumn at the Shrine by markcrilley Autumn at the Shrine by markcrilley
This has always been one of my favorite images from the Miki Falls series. It's the opening page of the third book, Autumn, and in many ways it was my attempt to convey not only the breathtakingly gorgeous scenery that one finds in Japan, but also the profound emotional reaction that one feels when coming upon such beauty (or that *I* feel, anyway!).

I owe much to Photoshop with this piece, not least because it allowed me to put all the leaves on a separate layer and nudge them this way and that until I found what I hoped would be just the right mix of randomness and idealized balance.
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saillytheshippy Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. My favorite winter - and the first thing I really want to see when I go to Japan! Love this - I always find lighting a tricky business :)
MSTieMiss Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Artist
Oh, I love the twist with the old guy in "Winter"
art-lottie Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love every peice of art you have ever done but this is one of my favorites
MBtherealest Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is my favorite part of the series... love that should not be... just cool
KikiRosee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
LOVE THIS :iconiloveitplz: It's beautiful.
Hummingbird-kun Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student General Artist
this is awesome! love the leaves!
mariofan122 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
YOUR THE BEST ARTEST IN THE WORLD I LOVE YOUR ART! oh and make more miki falls books! i have number one and two!
Bahamutzero1059 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
this one is also one of my favorites ! once again the colors are soothing and put you in this melancholy state. the leaves are wonderfully placed (also helps in setting the melancholy mood) the lighting and position of the camera..all well put together.

the picture feels verry real. you know? it captures a verry realistic beauty. something i can walk outside and see everyday but take for granted.
also i LOVE the detail on the steps and hand rail. Thank you for such a wonderful picture.
SirDrakey Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
pretty guest I found a new book to read I'll hit up Barnes and Noble for a copy
Fishberrygirl Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I love this image.. I've seen it in your youtube vid. It always reminds me how different proportions are with Manga characters than it is in real life drawing. It still somehow works tho :) gotta love manga x
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