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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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wow! I'm speechless!
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kura-ou 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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:icon666azarashi666:
ว้าว งดงามค่ะ ชอบคอมโพสกับสีมากเลย ลงตัวมากเลยค่ะ><:heart:
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Catburglar002 Aug 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely exquisite!
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AestheticHaphazard 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 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 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 Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful..
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Keeran 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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:icontheninjafreak12:
that is so pretty! <3
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