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Hoping for Rain by F1yMordecai Hoping for Rain by F1yMordecai
:bulletpurple: Humph. It's raining. I don't like the rain.
:bulletblue: Hmm, why not?
:bulletpurple: I always feel sad when it rains...
:bulletblue: I've always liked the rain. It's refreshing and calming somehow.
:bulletpurple: ... Hey, promise me something?
:bulletblue: Sure.
:bulletpurple: Come to me when it rains.
:bulletblue: [smiles] Of course.

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:bulletpurple: Years have passed and even though I know he's gone, I still find myself hoping for rain.


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That was just a little story I was thinking of while working on this piece.

This is a little different from my usual style, but I recently rented 5 Centimeters Per Second and found Makoto Shinkai's work incredibly inspiring. The film was down right beautiful, even though it was a sad story overall. But let's face it, those are the types of stories I like the most. :)

Hence, this piece is a small homage to that great film. I hope that in a small way, it captured the spirit of Makoto Shinkai's work.

(Pattern on the umbrella was from a notebook I scanned in. Small edit to bump up the contrast and add an anime-esque snazzy lens flare :P)
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:iconfallenangels09:
FallenAngels09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
NICE WORK!
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fire82 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
I absolutely loved 5 centimetres per second, it was so moving and it's got to be one of the most beautiful and inspritional films I've seen. I think this image gives off some of emotions and it's theme very well since it looks a bit dreamlike and it's a unique kind of image that matches a sweet story you made. Great job and I'm glad some more people have watched that lovely movie =]
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ayeshoo123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing! :love:
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tinkthespike Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
I love this! Honestly, it reminds me of myself...except I would not have an umbrella. I love the rain...meant the pose. I always find the rain calming and refreshing, too. Maybe I should move to Seattle. Anyway, love the colors and everything about this. One of your best, in my opinion. Good luck!
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
:D thanks! I love the color of rain clouds against a sunny sky...Seattle is too gray for that kind of look ;)

I still have no idea when they are going to finish judging this contest!
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:icontinkthespike:
tinkthespike Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Well, I wish you the best of luck in it. :)
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Dead-Evil Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i like the colors and the atmosphere ^^
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
:D thanks!
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Dead-Evil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ur welcome :)
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:iconoribuu:
Oribuu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
thank you! :D
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:iconoribuu:
Oribuu Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Student Digital Artist
you are most welcome my friend!
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xestrellitax Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
good luck
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
:) thanks
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xestrellitax Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
:)
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Hobohunter9000 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
That's really cute! :D You did a great job on it!:hug:
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
:) thanks!
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:iconaneesh99:
aneesh99 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I love the rain too!!! Very nice stuff :)
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
:) thanks! Rain is awesome...
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snowzapped Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Totally love this. :love:

Very nice work. I love that lens flare. And the pretty vibrant colors and the little dialogue to go with it. :D
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
:aww: thank you so much
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
This is gorgeous, and yes sad stories are best. Can I confess something...when I read the title I kind of thought Orihime (yes I know I'm a Bleach-tard, you know they say guys think about sex every 6 seconds? Well I think about Bleach XD) just as her hair is orange. It looked like it meant she wants a chance with Ichigo so she's hoping the rain will start again so she has a chance to stop it (I've corrupted your work please feel free to throw things at me)
I would say I just like one thing in particular but its all beautiful. The hair, the folds in the dress, the design of the dress, the grass, the clouds, the hands, the sky, the sun. Its lovely all over :) Ooh novella comment for you :D
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
hehe yeah I kind of thought of Bleach too, but mainly was thinking of the 5 Centimeters Per Second movie. I'm no IchiHime fan by far though, so remember that ;) hehehehe....

oh, I loved the novella comment :)
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Lolz yes, mini novella. Anyone who is an IchiHime should have their head checked, I like her but those two would make each other miserable. I've never seen 5CpS, is it good?
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
lol...yeah I don't think they go together at all.

5CpS is BEAUTIFUL!!! Sad, but soooo gorgeous...
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
I should definitely watch it then

Ooh I like your new icon :D
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
hehe thanks :)
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GhibliGirl91 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Welcome :D
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Kirlyfish Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Omoyah~~so beautiful!! :heart: 8D;;
I love the shading, especially on her skin
xD Good luck in the contest, it's such a wonderful piece!
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
:D thank you!
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:iconjochi-pochi:
Jochi-Pochi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work... and i feel the same about rain... its calming and refreshing... rain rocks!!
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
:aww: thanks. Rain does Rock :D
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:iconjust-a-girl344:
just-a-girl344 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
Wow! Great piece, but I think the story makes it even better. :)

Personally I love the rain!
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
:) thanks! Yeah it's funny I was aiming more to get the story right than worrying about the picture :XD:

I love the rain too!
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just-a-girl344 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
It turned out great, and BTW, that storyline would be perfect for a manga/comic. :)

Isn't it refreshing?
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
hehe glad you think so! I was going for an anime/manga style for the small story... I think it fits too :)
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nekokawai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love the sky so that's a true homage to his movies!
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
yay, that's good to hear! :D
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leenstar Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
very beautiful!
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
:)
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dp246 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
simply beautiful, you need a DD for this :)
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
:giggle: aw, that's sweet of you to say... I'm really just hoping for something in the contest ;)
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dp246 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
hmm.. i'm no art expert, but from all the entries i've seen so far, i think you've gt a pretty good shot at winning. :XD: my judgment may be wrong though
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
:aww: that's sweet of you to say! :D Contest entries end tomorrow so we'll see how that goes!
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clauszen-am Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
rain its great >w<
beatiful pic nOn
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:iconf1ymordecai:
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
I :heart: the rain, except when I'm driving ;)

:) thanks
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Spintherella Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
very beautiful =D
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
:meow:
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I recently watched that movie for the first time, and thought of it when I saw your deviation. :) The dark clouds contrast really nicely with the bright green grass and umbrella!
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F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
oh yays, that's really glad to hear! thanks :)

that movie...*sighs* so pretty....
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