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Co: Up On a Roof Top by CyanLights Co: Up On a Roof Top by CyanLights

Commission for *Nala15
I know I am not the best at what I do, but I truly love drawing. I wouldn't want any other hobby.
I didn't know tile roofs would be such a challenge and now I understand why they aren't to commonly used in backgrounds. I could feel how hard I was pushing myself on the background and after it was all done it felt good to draw the cat which took maybe twenty or so minutes.

I racked up many hours on this.
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Vanilla-Flaminga Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I love how what takes you twenty minutes would probably take me hours, ha ha...All you amazing young artists. How? : P

This is such a beautiful piece of art- probably one of my favourites of your gallery. The shading on the roof tiles looks absolutely brilliant, and what I also love is that you never appear to rush things. The shading on the cat's fur is brilliant. I think the sunset and the clouds add an extra beauty and calm feel to this piece.

 

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CyanLights Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013
Thank you so very much! Its one of my favorites as well.
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Finchwing Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
This is really stunning, seriously ;_; you truly are talented at what you do! You did such a good job with the background, oh my god, that must've taken so long!
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
Thank you so very much! The background took a really long time and it was all knew to me to so it took even longer.
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Finchwing Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Well you did such a good job with it :'D
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:iconcyanlights:
CyanLights Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
C: Goodness thank you! When I first joined deviant art and was on my first account I looked up to your art so much! It means alot to me that you watch me and are very kind to me!
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Finchwing Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
Aw really? Wow that's just brought a big smile to my face! :'D
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MrsSocrates Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013  Student Photographer
This is amazing. I love the detail on the cat, and the cat is so adorable.
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thanks! C:
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elfefa Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
that's beautiful!
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you!
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SapphireSorrow Featured By Owner May 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a wonderful piece! <3
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2013
Thank you!
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LLoryZ Featured By Owner May 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful! I love the way you painted the cat and the atmosphere is really nice :)
Oh, and I want to say that I also love drawing but I'd consider it more than an hobby, it's my passion, it keeps me alive(this sounds a little bit weird but that's the truth). Just keep drawing!
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CyanLights Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Thank you so very much!

I feel the same way. I feel like when I said hobby there it was an understatement.
You too. I just saw you gallery and I hope you add to it!
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 9, 2013  Professional Artist
I must admit, I am having difficulty assessing where the light is coming from...
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artist
See above
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artist
Well:
:bulletgreen: The chimney stacks imply that the light is coming from the background
:bulletgreen: The cat is lit from the top left but possibly from beyond the foreground.
The cat's back is lit from the front left like it's face, but if that was the case the chimney shadows would be moving to the back and not the fore.
:bulletgreen: The shadows on the roofs of the houses in the background seem to curve around the house making the roofs look like they curl? but also implying that the light source is from the back right.
:bulletgreen: The shadow underneath the roof on the house behind the cat is coming from a light source to the right in the background of the image and the highlight on that houses roof also indicates that.
:bulletgreen: Darkness on top of the windows, surely that would be a highlight if the light was coming from the front or above on an overcast day?
:bulletgreen: The tree's also imply a shadow from the right...
:bulletgreen: The cats eyes are reflecting light from the foreground of the image... to the right...
:bulletgreen: The cats shadow is from right above it.

So the image setting dictates that there should be one light source but there seems to be at least four shadow directions independent of one and other...

If it is the sun, there should be only one light direction but there seems to be a total of three.
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CyanLights Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I agree with you now looking at this. Any suggestions on how I could fix that?
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artist
See above...
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CyanLights Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
I appreciate that. I can't say that I understand lighting at all so this really helps me out.
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MARX-MAN Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Artist
Okies.
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Yalgsmi Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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The background... I love it! The cat it's simply cute. :) And You use the lights very good! I so envy you. :noes:
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CyanLights Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thank you so very much!
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icyii Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
wow this is really beautiful. heard you got only 20 cents from commissions like this. please stop selling yourself short! you make great art :hug:
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Thanks, I can't complain too much because I am doing what I love.
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watermeloncoconut Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous! (:
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Thank you!
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TTANY-BRI Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Artist
love it!!!!!!! you did a really good job with the face!!! your getting so good brit it looks so realistic and yet still has humanoid emotions!!!!! LOVE IT !!!!! the only thing I can see that needs more on this peace is the round toped window is slightly ever so slightly off angle but that's no big deal I LOVE IT you continue to impress me !!! XD
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Those darn windows, xD. Thank you C:
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TTANY-BRI Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Artist
ya no prob but I was wondering? dus it bother you when I do that? am I to open about my suggestions?
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013
It doesn't bother me at all. I don't know why people only see the positives when its all clearly flawed.
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TTANY-BRI Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student Artist
whell you you might be a little hard on your self but every one has room for improvement
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Tadazza Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love all the warm colours you used in this. The details on the cat are impressive and I especially like the expression on his/her face. Great work! :D
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Thank you so very much!
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WolfBandit-Maverick Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks so awesome!
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thanks!
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WolfBandit-Maverick Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
np!
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Baileeluz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg.
this.
I love this.
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thank you so very much!
Thanks for the watch as well. Your art is pretty amazing.
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Baileeluz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Your's is too oh my goodness!
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Red-WereZ Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The improvement in your art in what feels like such a short time is incredible and this picture is fantastic. Your tiled roofs are really nice, you did a great job!
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
C:Thank you so very much!
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ghostly-silence Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thank you C:!
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ghostly-silence Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no problem :D
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jos-i Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's so pretty ^^ your style is amazing
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
C: Thank you. I am style working on my style. I recently changed my shading style to this one being used here and so far its been a huge improvement.
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ssivo Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing <333
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CyanLights Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Thank you!
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