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Lotus Harvest by Cindiq Lotus Harvest by Cindiq
I used to visit my Granparents' house a lot when I was a child and they had a super giant backyard with a lotus pond. I remember eating those tasty lotus seeds in stews or meshed into a sweet paste. I also got pricked by the stem. And also used the leaves as an umbrella (it actually works really well!). There were also plenty of fireflies and dragon flies.

Sadly, my grandparents became less active now that they reached their late 70s, so the backyard land is sold now. The pond is filled, and luxury homes are going to be built on them (my grandparents might have to move away once that's done).

Guess that's where my inspiration came from, if anyone cares haha.

I'm also quite frustrated with Adobe CS6's resizing system... When I resized the imaged for upload, it super-sharpened my image in a way I DID NOT like ;w;.

Tools: SAI, Photoshop, tablet
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hitome Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! I'm speechless!
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kura-ou Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful portrayal of the concept of your love of your grandparents' lotus pond ;w;
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666azarashi666 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
ว้าว งดงามค่ะ ชอบคอมโพสกับสีมากเลย ลงตัวมากเลยค่ะ><:heart:
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Catburglar002 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely exquisite!
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AestheticHaphazard Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I love her hair and how she's walking through water.
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Iceliarea Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really beautiful picture and its lovely that what inspired you is a lovely memory of the time you spent with your grandparents<3
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mariya1593 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, it's so beautiful! And I really like your story, it's interesting to see where you got inspiration from. Plus, it's a cute story. :iconrubcheeksplz:
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From-Mars-To-Sirius Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful..
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Keeran Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I care thats a beautiful memory *hug*

yet very sad :( too bad about the backyard though *sniffles
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TheNinjaFreak12 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
that is so pretty! <3
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kisachu777 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
awesome!! i used to do the same when i was visiting my relatives :D
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
it is so lovely :) geat work :clap:
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blackstrawberry17 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
O my...! this is so beautiful, I really love the flowers and the water!
again a very nice, beautiful and awesome drawing! ;D
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soniamanga Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
beautiful
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you 8)
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MokkunChan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Wow that's really sad , i'd love to have a lotus pond but nonetheless great job !
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ;w;
Yeah it's kind of sad. but my grandparents actually said they can deal with less mosquito now haha
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Meecho Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Professional Filmographer
aw Rev this is awesome! I adore the composition and framing...love love love!!!!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much Meecho >w<!!!
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:iconm3l3ctric:
m3l3ctric Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student General Artist
gorgeous!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thanks ;)
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Nestelique-san Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist
I would also love to have a lotus pond.. =( but I've have been 2 one be4 and it was really beautiful =)) (just wanted to stay there =P) I guess I can understand a little of your memory ;)

the drawing is really nice, I escpecially like the lotus flower and my main focus is ofc on the girl that is soo pretty drawn ^^
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Haha yeah they are quite beautiful ;).

And thank you very much ;)
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HoshiHime5 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is so pretty!! Very amazing :)
Wahh I can imagine the backyard was like a magical place!! It's a bit sad to not be able to go in that pond anymore.. but you have great memories of it ^^
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ;)
Yeah it was very magical, my grandparents also grew a lot of vegetables and flowers there.
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HoshiHime5 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^-^
ohh that's nice!! My grandparents too used to grow vegetables and breed chickens but with time, as they got older, they stopped.. =\
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EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student
._. This makes me want to role play on Gaia with it.. Like.. A cool Lotus fairy or something neat like that... This is amazing..
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
haha Thank you ;)
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EnigmaticMalady Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student
hehe your welcome ^^
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KuroneDLC Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconwthplz: Jesus that's beautiful.
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you >w<
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ShadeCiira Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   General Artist
I just had my first lotus seeds last week.

They were so good!
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yeah they are yummy eh XD
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BlackCatINK Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
that is so sad;-; but a beautiful memory
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
aww Yes it's quite a wonderful memory, my childhood ;w;.
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BlackCatINK Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
awe /hug best part about memories is they can inspire and are fun to share:D
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Yunxiing Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its sad that lotus pond will become some luxury homes ): but you had such a good childhood memory out of it. :3
And omgg so true, those lotus seeds in sweet paste and stews are sooo yummeh ! <3
Its amazing how you drew this piece, it has a peace feeling which I love :3
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Yes I did. I was a bit sad when they informed me they sold the land for building luxury homes ;w;
And thank you very much >w<
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Yunxiing Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awn yah ! I would have felt sad as well ; _ ;
Have you taken picture of it before it became a building luxury home ? o:
You're welcome <33
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CrazyAki Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
its WONDERFUL !!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ;)
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Maria-Minamino Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist
This is stunning! I love the details and the beautiful flowers! And her hair is so well done!
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ;)
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ReneeDeLaGee Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg that looks amazing
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:iconcindiq:
Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you ;)
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SamalaKatal Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This piece is absolutely beautiful! The simple black background takes nothing away from the design and every detail is mystical! I am completely blown away; you'd think I'd be used to it with your art. I can't wait to see the next piece! :D
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
awww that's quite the compliment! Thank you very much!
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EnvytheHeart Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just ablsolutly enchanting! :love: The shading and the lanterns are just purfict! I love how the flowers turned out.
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Cindiq Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Thank you very much ;)! glad you like it
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eromine Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
This is so beautiful * Q * I love the design and your coloring is just amazing :iconhhhhplz:
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