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Behind the Gate by gem2niki Behind the Gate by gem2niki
Was for contest. But yeah, like the usual, I didn't win. I really suck at contest >_< I should probably stop entering in any drawing contests, cuz I am never able to win. >3< Must be something wrong with my concept and crap.

Anyways, original characters. The theme was "in the name of love" but in my mind, I have this vision of some foggy room and two charas getting into a train or some gate. So yea, that was my idea lol. But I didn't really cg it that way.

I just realize my monitor is really different from the monitor I used to cg this, so it looks darker on my screen but lighter on some others. So now, I don't know what the contrast/brightness actually looks like XD;; (I need a new monitor...dumb bulky 15" XD!!)

*adds this to my print shop X3*

lineart/ mechanical 0.5 | cg/ painter 8.0
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icysprinkle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
Hi, I used this artwork in my compilation of

Sweetest Anime Pairings Artworks: "How Sweet it is to be Loved by You"

You can control F the title to locate it.

Please tell me if you don't want it there, but I really REALLY LOVE it so please let me keep it in the list. I have linked it to the source and stuff if you press the image so I'm not stealing.

If you have other suggestions to make the list better, just tell me. :)

Thank you and more power!
TsukiyoSophie Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Wow, I really like it, I can't see how u didn't win...
Shiro-Demon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, i have the same problem on my monitor D:

and i almost always draw in dark colors so it so dificult to know what black use D:

the pic looks really cool, i like the clothes :)
Torniquei Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
I like your concept. 'Tis silly you didn't win. Anyways, it's a lovely pic. I adore their poses, escpecialy how it looks like he's holding the door open for her and such. Stunning outfit design, too.
gem2niki Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Not much people comment about the narrative hehe....Yes he is holding the door for her XD;;
Torniquei Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2006
Really? O.O I feel special now that I guessed it right.
MystickFire Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2006
wow that is SO pretty, I really like this one ^_^ very ncie job :clap:
JillAndersen Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
your colouring is amazing. I love it . ^^ i don't get why u didn't win - I think it's an really original idea! :heart:
zingamaroo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
love her hand!
and keep entering contests :D
anassalnor Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
i like it
yo-na Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2006   Photographer
reminds me of Xmen XD
BurritoBraiN Featured By Owner May 3, 2006  Student
I love your art. That's simply amazing.
VoiceActingChibi Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006  Hobbyist Artist
This picture is so cute! :+fav:
WintersLastWish Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
eee i love it!
windswraith Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2006  Hobbyist
omigosh! *love* awesome coloring and art ^^
puppet-soul Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
How sweet *o*
That sad that you don't won anything..for me concept and realization is just adorable *o*
Mitsuki-Magic Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
i like it! ^^ it looks like they're trying to escape from something...
yuffie57 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2006
orenjinekochan Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2005
Beautiful! I love the clothes and hair. The poses are cool too.
takkun123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
jing jing jing jing jing jing jing jing i love JING so yea nice work the coloring is amazing i love it cya
SweetHeartJamie Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005   Writer
:heart: LOVE!
AliasMyself Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2005  Student General Artist
This looks awesome! I love how you shaded it :heart:
helldarkangel1 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
wow!!! beautiful wk!!!!! i luv the positions of everyuthing and the colours u used and coloured are amazing!!!! :clap::wow:
Auilix Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Professional Filmographer
this is beautiful... i love the shading on the characters clothes, bg, etc. nice design on the back wall as well! i think i understand the feeling you're trying to convey here. it's very exciting!
Chibi-san001 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2005
its awesome, I love how you draw!!! <33
einthewonderdog Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005
first off, amazing ~!!! >w< i love everything you did my opinion, this is one of your best in terms of technique and..well, being one of my faves xD:heart:
hmm..the judges dunno what they're talking about rofl xDDD maybe, also, they were quite subjective..because the technique and color choices and value-scheme and compostion and "life" are ALL amazing. great original concept and beautiful characters, and AWESOME atmosphere. i mean...ugh, just one of my faves right away..from looking at it no more than 2 seconds >w< ~!! (though i've stared quite a bit longer, believe me XDD)

also, the amazing coloring you've done within and blending around the shadows...just..WOW. *learns from you* @w@

Illeander Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its beautiful. The colors look dark on my screen, if thats any consolation? I really need to get a computer program, and learn how to use it. Colored pencils don't look this good! I usually don't color anyway, gets to complicated....
What program to you like the best, I could use the help with finding one.
gem2niki Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Ugh...I like all three programs I've been using because they are good for some areas. But for newbies, I recommend Opencanvas by
Illeander Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where would you buy Opencanvas at?
gem2niki Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
StephODell Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005
Keep entering contests! With your talant, people are CRAZY to turn you down!
mirokuglomper Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005
Your coloring is so very good! :3 I love the poses. And for some reason, I like their faces. Good job! I'm surprised you didn't win!
tsukasa13 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
this pic rocks my sock off!!!

MayYeo Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Neh, you sure you don't win contests? Woa, there are such stupid people in this world X_X
This is a fine piece, I like it, the mood, how you captured their expressions, as if it were a screenshot, if you can understand me ^^U
The colors and shading is awesome. I just think the guy is really thin, or is it just me?
gem2niki Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
I just think the guy is really thin, or is it just me?
its not just you XD *points at some several same comments below XD;;;*
xNeko Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
*Spazzes* Why didn't you win?! Ahhhh! >O
Oh well. Psha. Obviously some people can't appreciate the really awesome stuffs. xD
Maaaan, I love the haaaair and the outfiiiitsssss. >w< It looks like it's really moving... Heh... Heheh... *Stares intently*
Kyo-Ueda Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
oooooo... cool picture!! XDXDXD
pyth-chan Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005
I love the way you draws eyes... the hair and angle are so cool, I love it. <3
Ashia-chan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
fantastic poses and colors*O*
Rando-chan Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
Accckkk...don't be so down Nance-san just because you didn't won the contest

there's plenty of contest and opportunity wauting fer you ^_^

you use moccha and chocolate color schemes here , love it!! rare for you to used that color schemes hehehe
my fave part is the gilr's pose, so dramatic >,<
but the boy's body proportion is too thin

the gate color and texture are great too!! untill now i never managed to color steel/ any other metal like the way you do hohohohoho ::lol::
gem2niki Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
mmm mocha and chocolate :drool:
rare for you to used that color schemes hehehe
ouu is that what's different with this artwork from my others XD;;;

but the boy's body proportion is too thin
lol. i like them thin lol..... even tho its off. ohoho.

thanks for the comment rando :hug:
Go-Devil-Dante Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005
AAAAAAAAAAAH please don't stop entering them!! You come out with such lovely works!!! :love::love: :heart: I love the flow of the girl and YAAAAAAAAAAAAOW!!! That guy is like :drool::drool::drool: :nosebleeeed: ... just now cos I was drooling my sis thought he was L... I will pretend he is, :drool::drool: HAHAHA! :love: Very VERY PREEETTTY!!! :cries: yumm, :orange:
gem2niki Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
omg his hair does sorta resemble L.....(was going for the jing and sai look XD;;)

i should really draw L again XD;;;
Go-Devil-Dante Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005
Well I might just die if you did, :drool::drool::love:
gem2niki Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Well, a dead body won't be any use to
Go-Devil-Dante Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2005
Unless you wanted to keep doors open or hold picnic blankets down at the corners, XD :heart:
ochiba-chan Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2005   Photographer
there is so much gush here already, but adds an extra gush just cuz.
BuraMathews Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
Maybe they didn't get your concept of love, maybe they just wanted some pink and shojo pictures >.< I like the way you think, it's very original to think about love that way ^^. Oh, just saying --> never put your speakers too close to the monitor; when you do that the colors start getting weird (not dark) pinks turn green xD, it's the same effect you get putting a magnet close to a monitor/TV.
Ok, about the picture xD. Even thought the palette is a bit opaque, the jewells and the eyes are bright and deep ^^ I think that coloring the face and the skin is one of the funniest parts of the shading and it seems that you had fun designing those characters, they have very interesting clothes. Very nice job, it totally worth all those +favs.
jaggedice200 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
I think it was the concept but oh well
we learn from out mistakes
Keep entering :shakefist:
Contests are fundamental ^_^
xuaeved Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2005
Oh my, isn't he the prettiest thing..
I really like your color palette, it really fits the picture well, and I love your designs for these characters!
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