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'Rainy Day in Fukuyama' by markcrilley 'Rainy Day in Fukuyama' by markcrilley
This is a watercolor illustration I did a few years back. It depicts Akiko and Poog, two characters from my "Akiko" comic book series. The scene is an actual location in Fukuyama, Japan, where my wife's parents live (and where my family and I have the good fortune of being able to visit every year or two).
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JessKo2000 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Student General Artist
 Looks amazing!
kalvinfresh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amaris123 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I remember reading the Akiko books in elementary school, now i'm watching all your tutorials on youtube like a madman! XD Great work, I love your style. :D
JonMolulon Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student
very awesome scenery. I love Japan.
arutsu Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
um mark i have a question how do you do the coloring just wondering :p thanks if you respond :3
CatalogCats Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011
Aww, Poog looks so happy. =)
I should get the rest of these books, I think I already have most of 'em.
Okina-nami Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
I'm absolutely in love with Akiko! I read yur books! The comic is the best too :happybounce:
Poog is my fav!
moose0404 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Floating head. Nothing to be concerned about.
Ryla-Sehn Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful : )
ChibiandDragonlvrGal Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
da-gonzo Featured By Owner May 17, 2009  Student General Artist
hey... this is the city in your mikifalls books, too.!
warnersilva Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
simply awsome
BleedingHeartsSing Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yay Akiko :D This is an absolutely amazing drawing! I really loved how you putt he little details into your work. It's really amazing.

When I was a little younger I remember always bugging my mom for Akiko books ^^ it was one of my favorites. Actually, this morning or more technically yesterday morning considering the time, I was trying to remember than name Akiko. I can't quite remember why but I do know I wanted to know the name.

Your an amazing artist and your art really inspires me to try and work harder on my own style. It never really stays the same for long. I plan on buying Miki Falls in the near future, and if I get to it maybe drawing some fanart. I could do fanart now but your style isn't all familiar in my head just yet, but once I recognise it off the bat I will draw one.
johannady2 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the background is great!!
your skill in drawing backgrounds is so GREAT!!
greenwolf60 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
i didn't know you wrote those books! i love them!now and as a little kid...the illustrations are beautiful! then i saw one of your tutorials on youtube and found out about miki falls! you have ammazing talent
Savethem1326 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
i love the background!!!it makes me want to go there :) beautiful picture
tailsmo4eva22 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
oh my gosh its sooooooo awesome!!!!!!!!! this is really gonna be in me faves!!!
Littlewaga Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
Beautiful scenery...You're incredible with traditional media! :D Love it!
jamesanzai Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007   Traditional Artist
ever since i watched your vids ive been saying im going to live in japan for a couple of years to get a little inspiration..ahm now im not saying eveyone should go but i think it will work for me since its a diffrent culture
and all but watercoloring seems hard but you make it look like good art you are a great artist and people should know your name
Naru-kitty Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Uwah, the background is just gorgeous! owo
kakaomen Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2007
thats nice - I love background - it looks fantastic ^_^
TinaMassacre Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is awsommmee :D
still gotta get miki falls :D
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suger-hyper Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
Holy!.. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEE! (fandom!) Mark Crilley has a dev art account!!! *beats head* and I just realize this... :disbelief:
hinoraito Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2007  Professional Digital Artist

I think I lost my breath. I'm serious.

This is very beautiful... from that lovely character to the scenery. Great composition. Arg... now I have to find that other comic book of yours lol. I wonder if it would be in store or I should just order it on the web
*runs to your website to check it out*
anomischan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Student General Artist
hee hee I love it,but don't you already have this on your myspace?

_simona from myspace on :devart:
Obi-quiet Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
That is an amazing scene. I have such issues with scenery and backgrounds. One of these days, I'm going to have to visit Japan and take billions of pictures and draw hundreds of thousands of sketches...*ahem* Not very realistic, am I?
cookiedo8 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
Oh! Cute!!!
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