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A Love No More by Aurikan A Love No More by Aurikan
"One last look into the sunset before the love gently drifts away."

This is my entry to the 2009 Valentines day contest, and my first entry to a deviantArt contest as well.

Hoping for the best.

Edit: the png version de-saturated the colours, so I switched to a jpg version

Edit 2: the new jpg version was even worse OTL
back to the png format. It seems to be okay on full view, so if you would be so kind as to view it in such a manner, I would be grateful. (Anyone out there have any tips to prevent the de-saturation?)

Edit 3: Might as well do one more XD Thanks to Daeds's (:icondaeds:) amazing advice, my piece is now free of those little gritty-bits that come with using the paint bucket tool. Thanks so much to Daeds (:icondaeds:)
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daeds Feb 14, 2009   Digital Artist
This is by far my favourite contest submission,
I really like your colour combination,
and what you're portraying,
it's different from other— and mostly typical entries.

Though I have to say I can see really grainy lines in full-view. This can be fixed through a method in photoshop, I shall tell you if you're interested to know.

Anyways, good job, I really like it.
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:iconaurikan:
Thank you so much! It feels so great to get some recognition.

And a few tips would be incredibly helpful if it's not too much to ask?
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:icondaeds:
daeds Feb 15, 2009   Digital Artist
My suggested method's pretty simple,
Open up the template in Photoshop and duplicate the template layer,
select the duplicated layer (should be on the top most layer) and change the blending mode to "Multiply",
then select the original template layer and start colouring with the Fill tool.

I hope that was understandable cause I really suck at explaining. There are several other ways to go about it but this is the easiest I can think of.

All the best, Aurikan! :D
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:iconaurikan:
It was very understandable, and very effective too! I'm just about to update it with the new file now.

You don't know how much this has all meant. Thank you so much for everything! :D
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:iconaldebarambo:
yeah, i think the colors in this are awesome... there's a very nice gradation. and the lines too! it's definitely got a stained-glass feel, which i'm guessing you were going for...

and i also like the little heart... i think because of its shape, mostly.

nice job!!
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:iconaurikan:
I liked the way the colours turned out too! And if I was going to use a heart shape I decided to make it a little different from the painfully obvious ones you can see in the lines.

It's great to hear from you again! Thanks!
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:iconaldebarambo:
OHH so i just read the contest thing and saw the lineart they gave you to work with and i feel kind of dumb now...

but yeah, i really like what you did with it!! it looks good. :D
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:iconaurikan:
no worries! :D

It happens to everyone, right?
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JuanX Feb 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Really like the coloring :)
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:iconaurikan:
Thanks! Glad to know you like it. :D
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