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Tokyo Zephyr -- Odyssey into 2012 Cover by Nyanfood Tokyo Zephyr -- Odyssey into 2012 Cover by Nyanfood
My submission for :iconodysseyproject: contest. I designed this to be a front-and-back cover that folds over the spine. As such, I left ample space on the back for synopsis text and whatnot. This is probably the largest project I've done up to date, if only because of the background. My first time trying a cityscape. It's messy but I think it's half-decent for a first go. Explored lots of painting styles. Got lazy on the train. Friggin train...
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Saraghtera Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Amazing piece of art. The background instantly makes me wonder what's the story of it and delve into what happened there before =P
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you! :D I wish I knew if they ever published though. Judging by the quality of a lot of the pieces, I'd be fine if they didn't publish, but there were some really good works too. There just wasn't a good amount of participation.
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FruitTartz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! this is AMAZING!!! I love all the detail put into this piece and the contrast of lightning between the foreground and background >.< I love how it makes the city seem very dark and menacing-like. The little - yet effective lightning on the buildings adds to this effect as well as the gloomy sky >.< The girl looks very pretty and I love the flow of her hair and clothing - it adds movement and life to the picture as well as the speeding train >u< Awesome work here!!!!
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Macrid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
You got way to lazy with the train, because if it was more detailed the girl wouldn't look as awkward, and! her left hand's pointer finger looks scary
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012   Digital Artist
A too-detailed train would take the focus off the girl on the front cover/stones on the back cover and put it onto the train which is not nearly as important since it needs to cover more surface without falling out of the background. If I really WAS too lazy with the train, I wouldn't have bothered to put intent markings on the sides. I would have made it completely muddled.
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wdnest Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Professional Writer
Love it.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The only thing that bothers me, is that the lighting on where she's facing the city could have been just a little bit darker. It feels off in that regard. There's a huge amount of light coming from behind her, hence is why it bothers me.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012   Digital Artist
It should very well bother you since it bothers me... but I suck at lighting still.
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Kiwi-Punch Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
It's okay, it's not something I'm good with either.
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reggar Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
Wow, this is awesome! I really hope it is chosen for the cover. Good luck! :)
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 29, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconreggar:
reggar Featured By Owner May 29, 2012
You're welcome. :)
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Kyatia Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Digital Artist
awesome background : O great work
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Gah... the background! I thought I was going to die. ; u;~
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Kyatia Featured By Owner May 26, 2012   Digital Artist
well it was worth it, very impressive (and I don't fave things often) : P
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Aesculapeous Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
B-E-A-uuuuutiful! :)
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akatony1 Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student
visually astounding
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 20, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you~!
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BlindedByMemories Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is outstanding! i really love the destruction of the city and how she's reaching out to "us"
really good job!!!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you~! I'm happy you saw that she was reaching out to the viewer. Some people don't really get it. XD;
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BlindedByMemories Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
haha well im special XD
and yw~!!! ^^
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AlNiCo-ism Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... this just made me reconsider if I should submit my book cover O_O
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Digital Artist
I've been stalking your stuff. You should submit it cause your concepts are good! Do you want to do a collab with me for the collab section? >:D
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AlNiCo-ism Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD...Sure ^^
What are we suppose to do in the collab section anyways O_O
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Do a collaboration together? XD; I guess... one person does line art. The other person colors.

Ooooor... the art is split up into parts for each person to do.
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AlNiCo-ism Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that sounds interesting;
but I thought we weren't the ones deciding the line art for the collaboration section?
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Collab doesn't just mean one person does line art, the other person colors. It can be any form of collaboration and cooperation between two or more consenting parties.
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AlNiCo-ism Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD

How should we do it? Our art style is quite different....

but it seem like its going to be fun
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 7, 2012   Digital Artist
Do you want to color or design? I can do either. (I can also speak Chinese if you prefer that, but Traditional is harder for me to read than simplified.)
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Greencore Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, this is amazing! Wish you good luck with this :)
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for your support!
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Greencore Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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IrisHollandica Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
No matter who they choose, to me this is the cover! :D It looks absolutely amazing, well done!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Digital Artist
; u; Thank you for your support~!
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mylittlebluesky Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The background is really well done, fantastic! It makes a great contrast with the girl, light and colors. The movement sensation is very nice! :D
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you so much. > u<
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Sayuri14 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
This is.....AMAZING!
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Sayuri14 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Writer
I love the way you did the train, and the city! It does look like a post apocalypse Tokyo
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for commenting! I was really going for that whole... dead city look, I guess. But I love lights so I had to figure out how to execute sparkles in a dead city. ; ~; Was sad.
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footinadream Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
beautiful! thoughtful of you to make it front-and-back! I think this would look great as the cover :)
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thank you for your thoughts~ :hug:
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OniOfTheShade Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   General Artist
looks pretty sweet to me!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks lots. > u<
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OniOfTheShade Featured By Owner May 6, 2012   General Artist
ur welcome lots! ;D
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SeanMcFarland Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent work! Captures the mood perfectly!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm happy you think so! Thank you for viewing~
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SamuelFuery Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh! This is amazing!! And the level of detail!!! This is just how I picture what we're going for with Odyssey~
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner May 5, 2012   Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear that. :la: I have been really inactive in drawing lately and I thought to make up for that by hyperdetailing here. Although... I guess I would've liked it to match the other pictures in the chapters which were very painterly and textury. I'm not just not good at the whole impressionalism thing on the computer. I'd paint it by hand, but I have no camera good enough to capture it in reproducible form. ; ~;
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SamuelFuery Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No no, I like that it's different! It stands out and catches attention that way. Trust me, yours is my favorite of the Odyssey art pieces I've seen. ^^
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TBRae Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student General Artist
this is gorgeous!
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