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Before The Night Ends by VelCake Before The Night Ends by VelCake
"Before
The night ends
And another
New day turns...
How I hold
How I hold on...
And out of this
Endless blue...
Somehow
I will find you
Before the night ends..."
Yanni & Leslie Mills - Before the Night Ends


My Valentine's pic!:dummy: it actually started out as a work to celebrate my 2 years on dA, but I got carried on by the Valentines spirit and I ended up mixing both themes:lol: The two candles can both represent my two years.... and maybe, a spell she casted? To find her love before the night ends~
It has a double meaning, hence why I chose this song/title;)
Also, I just finished it and it is REALLY LATE here, almost ending the night:lol: I think I just got it in time though, I am happy. Serves perfectly for my purposes.:giggle:

Even if it didn't take me that long to finish (it was around a week to get it all done, from sketch to coloring), it was one of the hardest pics I ever made:lol: I did it in an A3 Canson paper, and the hair and sky took me AGES to finish:faint: I am glad I did. But one of my Copics just died because of it.:ohnoes:
*sigh* what do do.D:

Hope you will all like it.:heart:

:heart: Dedicated to `namenotrequired. You know the why. :heart:

:bulletred: Time: Over 25 hours for sure.:lol:
:bulletgreen: Tools: HB, 2B, 0.05and 0.1 Mitsubishi Pigment Ink, Faber-Castell watercolors, Faber-Castell colorpencils, faber-Castell markers, Mitsubishi colorpencils, Gato Preto acrylics, Pentel white gel pen, Copic markers+Photoshop CS2+Credit: devcloaks::hug:
:bulletblue: Sorry for the super-huge file, I scanned at a higher size to see how it would look likeD:

This will probably be my last submission until I am back from my hiatus. See you all!:blowkiss:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing colors! I love the way you've done the hair! It all flows so nicely!
I think this is so sweet too.

Lovely scene and touching composition. :clap:
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, my dear!:love:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
:tighthug:
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:iconmiranda-h:
Miranda-H Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
the flow is gorgeous..
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks:love: I spent all the rest of my poor Copic to do it all.:lol:
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:iconmiranda-h:
Miranda-H Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
:giggle: that copic died for a great cause xD
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:icontifa22:
Tifa22 Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww :aww:
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner May 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
:love:
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:iconliz-the-book-bear:
Liz-the-Book-Bear Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Traditional Artist
Ahhh, gorgeous!

Your art makes me smile like a silly person! :D It also makes me :iconbleedrainbowplz: ...umm but in a good way! ;)
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks<33
I am so happy :giggle: that thing is hilarious:lol:
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:iconkeofoxglove:
keofoxglove Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
very lovely colors
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks:love:
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:iconrosepetal179:
rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
i like how u incorporated a rainbow into her hair!!!! it is lovely!
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
xD indeed. thanks!:heart:
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:iconrosepetal179:
rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
no problem.
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:iconh-g-k:
H-G-K Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful. The colours are just so catchy! I love it :love: :D
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!:meow:
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:iconh-g-k:
H-G-K Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:thumbsup::nod:
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:icondoctergirl101:
Doctergirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
OMG so pretty!
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks!:heart:
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:icondoctergirl101:
Doctergirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
welcome :D
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:iconfaindri:
Faindri Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really love the colors and her hair! Brilliant work! :heart:
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you!,33
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:iconclairajane:
Clairajane Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your art... it's so amazing! I love how the colors stick out in the night sky and make it even more beautiful. I also love her hair and how it flows and transforms into rainbow colors. Absolutely incredible, I envy your talent. By the way, congrats on the senior membership! And I totally love your icon!
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!:love:
Haha, me too.`elicoronel16 made for me:3
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh wow. I agree with *Tajii-chan - this is one of my favorite works of yours. All those swirls in her hair!
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
really?:blush: thanks!<3
those qere hard, and fun to draw:lol:
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:iconladyofgaerdon:
LadyofGaerdon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2011  Professional Writer
Well, they turned out nicely. :)
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:icontajii-chan:
Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Definitely one of my favorite artworks from you! :heart:

The colors are drop dead gorgeous- all of the rainbow gradients are wonderful! And the character design is really wonderful as well! And the flow of the hair.. just wow! :love:
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you so much!;__;
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:iconhoneybeemelissa:
HoneybeeMelissa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful!! and a half!!
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks;3;
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:icondoctorevil06:
DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty!
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you so much!:D
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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:iconfallenumbrella:
FallenUmbrella Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are getting better and better, I swear :hug:
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks cutie!;__;
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:iconfallenumbrella:
FallenUmbrella Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconiloveitplz: my pleasure!
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:iconpiece5113:
Piece5113 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, this is really beautiful dear *A*:heart: The details are really incredible ;v;~
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you so much, Piece-chan!;w; I tried my best:love:
:cuddle:
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
The blending of the colours here is gorgeous - everything flows so seamlessly. I think your pencil lines could be a little bit cleaner/smoother, but I really love how her beautiful hair makes up such a large part of this image, and this really makes it stand out. The night sky background is beautiful, and I love the symbolism here too. :aww:
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much, sweetie!:heart:
:XD: it is not pencil, is ink:lol: and well, this time I tried 0.1...so maybe that is why.:paranoid:
<33
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I knew that. :paranoid: Hahaha, OK, I didn't. :lol:

Anyway, you're welcome! :heart:
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
orly.:lmao:
<3
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ZakkVanBurace Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
So colorful and pretty! :love:
I really love how her hair is flowing thtough the picture, it really makes the drawing stand out a lot :D
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!:love:
:XD: that is the intention. Long hair ftw!
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww..

I feel as if this carries a lot of symbolism with it.. and it's funny how you've still got the rainbow aspect of things there, but it's as if you've separated the two things... like one is online and the other offline, and you've merged them together, which could reflect the situation of things, no? Or maybe predicting what is to come...

Great composition and detail, anyway. I really like how you've made everything blend more together. Awesome background with the blue too. :)
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
As always, you put a lot of thought on it.:o interesting... it may be that, yes.:XD:
/me thinks about it

thank you, El<3 I am trying to work better with blending and that stuff. I got tired of hiding the coloring problems with photoshop stuff:XD:
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3wyl Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:

Aww! You're improving in that sense, then. o.O
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:iconvelcake:
VelCake Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
yes!isn't that amazing?:la:
Like my next painting, I am doing it watercolor-ishh:XD:
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