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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.


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


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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FallenAngels09 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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 =]
ayeshoo123 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing! :love:
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!
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!
tinkthespike Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009
Well, I wish you the best of luck in it. :)
Dead-Evil Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i like the colors and the atmosphere ^^
F1yMordecai Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
:D thanks!
Dead-Evil Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009  Hobbyist Interface Designer
ur welcome :)
Oribuu Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
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