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Miki On a Starry Night by markcrilley Miki On a Starry Night by markcrilley
I always enjoy working with a very limited color palette and seeing what effects result.

Though this scene never actually occurs in the Miki Falls series, I can certainly imagine Miki 'turning to the heavens' at various points in the story...
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ac2377 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, I got this series not to long ago and I loved it, I'm hoping to get Brody's Ghost.
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lightningale Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
adorable!
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MylindaAntoinette Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Oh wow... this is absolutely beautiful... I love your drawings of Miki, they're amazing! And I'm very glad to know that you didn't leave Miki alone after finishing the series... I only wish there was something else you could do with Miki so there would be more books! I always felt a real connection with Miki, more than any character from anything else I've ever been interested in. You just made her seem so real!

Anyway, good job!
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johannady2 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
starry starry night.....(singing)
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tymmcdermit Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2008
truly breath-taking... amazing! i just wish i could draw like you, i seem to be condemed to cartoons and chibis... anyway you have helped me a lot with art and insipered me

~anyone who views my page (you should if you haven't =])... im getting a new program so im not just using ms-paint, so lots more coming
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oXLilAngelXo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i like that picture you drew on youtube where miki was in the rain.. same picture.. was truely beautiful and i have to say well done for everything u have drew.. you have helped me through your line by line drawings and your videos on how to draw eyes male and female.. i left you a message and im waiting for a reply.. question was if u were going to make a video on how to perfect a finished drawing on photoshop as i feel this would help me with some of my own drawings of my baby and stuff, also a video on how to draw noses and mouths together would really help me.. you may not have the time but i appreciate every video you do make :) keep making videos please, never ever stop!!! I love to sit and draw for hours ^.^
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AkatsukiFan1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG! Me and :linkPhantomCrazed: luv ur manga so much! Your art is so prettyful!
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AkatsukiFan1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
damnit...I can never get that stupid link thing right.....
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playa271 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
geez... people have to freakin' get over the fact the head is out of proportion and the whole perspective thing is f*cked up. ask yourself if he intended everything to be this or that way in the first place. overall its a great piece. i noticed the head being slightly big, but i wouldn't of questioned it being wrong. and finally perspective is universal, meaning it can be anything. if everything were to fall in the same rules bullsh*t basis then how boring is that.
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SakuraSadameWingz Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2007
It's as if she's wishing upon a star. ^_^
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demonicbunny616 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
WOW thats cool. i can't wait until i get ur books for christmas!!!!
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tayuyagirl Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
Miki is so beautiful and the stars just capture her beauty. Wonderful
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zorofan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007   Writer
thats really cool!
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bonusparts Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason, I was expecting this to look like a Van Gogh. :D

I like the limited palette - it really makes Miki look dreamy and ethereal. And your colors are always gorgeous.
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Rocioo Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007  Student General Artist
i love the scene Mark XD
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Savethem1326 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
i love the moonlight effects you made :D awesome!
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gongagoo Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
GREAT, but the chins are still too big for me. Good job.
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Ninja-G33k Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
This would make a beautiful print!
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Drakague Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
quite amazeing!
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midori-no-ink Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Student General Artist
I have to agree with the others when they say that Miki's head is a bit too big in comparison...

But I really like what you've got going here with the blues and the stars. The angle of the trees makes the composition a bit more dynamic, and I LOVE the stars. The moon also looks like it's really glowing, which is a great effect. It's nice how the blues on Miki are a bit more neutral than the blues of the background - it keeps her from blending in too much, but not to the point where the contrast is jarring. Awesome idea :D
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RealDandy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007   Digital Artist
Oh how beautiful..love the colors indeed..very romantic setting^__^
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charmed-dog-demon Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
awww, so pretty
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AoiEgao Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
how did you make the stars ??
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Banana-peel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist
Pretty :clap: :clap:
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himeko12 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
I love the backround... :)
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FluffyShin Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks so serene. I :love: it
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Chicoritango Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
whoaw...
I really love this...
The bg is great, it makes Miki stand out more ^^
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Faerie-Elf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Student General Artist
So beautiful and peaceful! :D
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Fletchmeister Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
I really like this one...maybe the others just aren't use to your style of profile, but I find it refreshing that it's a little more realistic in a way. Good stuff!
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Keckhs Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
The artwork in this piece is very nice.^^ However, I think what seems so 'off' about Miki is the fact that her perspective doesn't match with the background. Also, the composition seems a bit unbalanced. It may be just me, but her head seems a bit large as well. Perhaps just lining up the perspective of the trees with Miki's perspective could remedy most of the 'off'-ness?

Can't wait to see your next work. ^^
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hollyberryx Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
pretty! and i think the trees look cool :aww:
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Akatsukigirl45 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
very pretty.
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NaturallyLecherous Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Somehow she doesn't look like Miki but I like this anyway. Nice colouring and clothes. There's something nice about those trees and the moon too :)
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
her stricken expression is a really fascinating and jarring (in a good way) surprise considering the superficial appearance of tranquility and beauty in the night sky. it makes the viewer wonder about a deeper significance in the state of the enormous brilliant moon. i love the crosshatching, on a more technical level. i feel like you've also made a gentler stylistic shift, to a less stylized and more "naturalistic" manga rendering of a profile. all compelling.
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AmberPalette Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
i'm actually surprised that everyone else seems to dislike this. i actually think the more saccharine pieces where she is clearly happy or clearly sad, in correlation with an environment, are much less interesting than this piece. i love the irony and the tension. but that's just me, i guess. :shrug:
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volbla Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Gotta agree with Zeromatrious, something is a bit off with Miki. She kinda looks like a zombie.

But overall, its a really nice pic. As usual :)
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Joouheika Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007   Digital Artist
Nice work ... as usual :aww:
However, I think that the head is a little bit bigger in relation to the body ... :confused:
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salmjak Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed that to, probably that that is "a bit off".
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Zeromatrious Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
Very nice. From the moon and the stars to the shadowy trees. Everything looks good. However.....I can't help but notice that something seems a bit off with miki. I can't put my finger on it...but something seems off.
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Hmmm.. I really like it but I think that it looks like you tried to make her look at the moon, but the depth has gone off..

I still really like it tho!! =]
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UchihaItachi-kun Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
very beautiful
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dvandom Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2007
I was half-expecting a Van Gogh sky from the title....
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