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Acy and Cay - Valentine 2010 by stayka Acy and Cay - Valentine 2010 by stayka
This is another pic of my original characters from ~ShavanaRhea's and my science-fiction action-adventure series "Stardust vs Blackfire" [link] which is set in a universe that we created.

This picture shows Acy (this time in her real colouring with white-blonde hair, fair skin, and light greyish blue eyes) and Cayvyn (this time in comfortable clothing that he prefers very much to his snobbish Naravinian outfits) at home in the Villa Alycia, a space station orbiting Suune III/Tarishaan.

Alycia Blade and Cayvyn are (c) by Stayka deyAvemta
All my SvB Pics at devART: [link]

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trumi Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2010
I think that is a very calm
and romantic scene :nod:
great work on details,as always,Stayka:clap:
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SangoRuless Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow! very nice coloring ^w^. you use the GIMP very good ^^.
and the characters anatomy are awesome.

you did a great job Stayka ^^
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Steffel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Now I know what I really want: a floating easel. Or a floating canvas. Whatever it is, I want it.
Great idea for a pic. The folds in the clothing look really good. It's just a pity that it's so small. It's hard to see more of the details.
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stayka Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Thanks! :boogie:

By the way, you only need to click on "Download" then you can see the pic in larger ^^
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Steffel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
D'oh! And I always thought the full-view size and the download size were the same. Thanks.
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stayka Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010
Well, sometimes they are. The trick is - just look at the file size and the image size that you can see in the picture information. If the file size is larger than the image size, then the download pic is larger than the full size pic. ^^
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Steffel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah thanks. I never payed any attention to that. Now I know better. :)
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stayka Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010
You're welcome :)
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Hallwill Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
There's almost more paint on Acy than on the canvas !
Great work, I like Cayvyn "portrait" xD very cute ^^
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Well, that's because Acy is always very distracted by Cay. XD

I'm happy you like the pic!
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Hallwill Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
I can imagine ^^
I wonder what Cay will think of his 'portrait'...
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Well, he is used to Acy's "art". XD (Normally she draws totally abstract stuff, so that heart is actually an improvement).

Cay: Well, I don't mind sitting around to "pose" if she asks me to. I simply plug into the interplanetary computer net and do research or download holoramas and the like. After all, I don't need any keyboards or monitors as interface.
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Hallwill Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Abstract stuff... I've got nothing against it as long as it's not horrible (We had to study a picture by Francis Bacon during class, I was barely able to look at it and thought I was going to be sick x_x)
As for Acy's art, I won't be surprised to see bright and colourful paintings ^^

Cay's making me want to be an android xD
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stayka Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Well, Acy's abstract art of course consists of wild and bright neon colours :)

And yeah, androids do have a lot of advantages :D
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Well,this is a rather pleasant surprise.A cute and funny Valentine's pic (even if it already past),I must say I was getting sick of the "so much in love" & "sexy" pics everyone was posting for Valentine's.I like the idea of making your loved one wait around for hours while you're painting everything else than their portrait,the neon-pink socks,the paint on Acy and,especially,the hover canvas :3 Do want one of those.Aside from that,I have nothing else to say or to point out,everything was pointed out before ^~^ I'd give it 11 thumbs up,but I don't have that many ;P
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
I'm glad you like it. And yeah, I thought I indeed wanted to come up with something a bit different as a V-Day pic. In the V-Day contest where I entered it, some conventional pics won, though. :boogie:
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's just unfair! I think your drawing is far more original than any other V-Day pics I've seen,so it would have deserved one of the top 3 places.But,oh well,better to be unseen than to be an unoriginal-douche.In my book your always a winner :hug:
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
Ah well, I survived :D And I don't mind about the contest as I wanted to draw such a pic with Acy painting anyway. She can count herself lucky that Cay is very patient.

Cay: You know, if I switch to stand-by I don't really mind how long something takes.
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha,that sounds really funny :)
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Cay: I can also connect to the interplanetary dataweb and do research or download holoramas. I don't need a keyboard or monitor as interface after all. ^^
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Demon-Spirit Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl: That's multitasking!
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010
Yeah. Such an android is a useful asset, if you ask me ^^
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Milosflaca Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Filmographer
the first thing I thought when looking at it was "wow, I used to have socks like that back in the 80's" XD
moving on... well, it's definitely a very cute pic. very valentine-ish. I like it.
having said that here is my critique.
the most noticeable thing are the shadows. Alycia's especially. And well Cay's too. I don't know where your light is coming from but if the light is just coming from one place it should cast both their shadows in the same direction. Alicya's probably wouldn't even reach the wall.

2.- I don't know if you did this, but it looks as if you had drawn your characters separatedly and then put them together for the final piece. Alycia is a bit small, compared to Cay.
and also, like someone pointed out, yes.cay's leg is too short. when you flex the leg, the knee will always reach your shoulder (no matter how short or tall you are). it's barely noticeable, but it's there.

and well, the fluorescent light reflections of the bedspread towards the floor.
the idea is lovely but I feel as the ambiance should've been strenghten a bit more. :)
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
So. I resized Acy and made here a little larger, got rid of the shadows on the ground and bed (because they weren't supposed to be there in the first place) and added some lights (of the pink bed at Cay's outfit). I hope now it makes a little more sense... I couldn't fix Cay's legs unfortunately as then I feared I might have ruined it totally -_-'

Thanks again for your valuable input! :smooch:
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Milosflaca Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Filmographer
no problem! and it does looks better!
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Thank you! :glomp:
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
Thank you so much for your critique! :hug:

*sigh* I really wonder if I will ever understand lights shadows -_-'

For the SvB pics the things are made more difficult as I envision a lot of the stuff as luminescent (so actually I shouldn't do many shadows at all, but then people would probably crucify me, too) and the complete lighting there should be indirect.

So I have to admit the shadows there are already wrong from the premise as there normally couldn't be shadows as the floor is supposed to be luminescent and the bed, too, and there should be no directed light source at all in the pic. - But frankly, I totally didn't know how to pull *that* off without people thinking I had just forgotten the shadows.
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Milosflaca Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
granted. but in that case if all the stuff is luminiscent colors of said luminiscent area should be reflected on every surface. and the problem of the shadows would have been solved if the characters would have had those neon reflections on them
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Well, I tried to add the neon reflections now.

About the light sources at the Villa how I see them:
1. The ceiling is completely luminescent and gives off an undirected light that is a tiny bit bluer than the light of Earth's sun (as both Allirion and Solse are dG1 stars they are both bit hotter than both Earth's sun or Suune, the sun of Tarishaan - and Acy of course uses the light spectrum she is used from her home world)
2. Thhe floor is weakly luminescent, too.
3. The "windows" are in fact holo projections in/on a non-mirroring surface.
4. Everything neon coloured in the pic should be slightly luminescent, too.

I guess I'm simply too stupid to imagine what that finally does to the lights and shadows -_-'
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Milosflaca Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
I would love to have the time to draw a whole SvB universe picture. with a background and stuff. and oh! don't say that! You are not stupid or anything. It is really challenging (technique-wise) the way you imagine the rooms in your universe at that, but certainly not impossible to portrait. One would have to plan out carefully and approach the pic carefully as to not botch it when you lay out shadows and lights. I would love to tackle it, if you don't mind. (I still have that pending Io-Astreya drawing that I need to finish)
I really love challenging pics!

I wish I had the time to do it. I'm getting a bit desperated with not having a space between the movie schedule to draw what I call "leisure-pics" I was feeling so happy to be interacting with you guys again, that I feel so severed from everything that I like :(</smll>
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stayka Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010
:hug:

Well, first things first - real life is always more important than online life! And I think it is majorly cool that you could fulfill your dream to actually earn money with your art, even though it seems to be stressful at times! :huggle:

And yeah, you are right that it should be able to draw the stuff with the proper lighting - it is just that I probably first should attempt some easier things -_-'

But I totally would love to see you tackle the challenge! You can always do it if you have some time and feel like it - no need to hurry at all. :smooch:
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ECVcm Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Writer
Beautiful I like very much!
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
I'm happy you like it! :heart:
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Nawee Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Really cute ^-^
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Thanks a lot :)

BTW, what would you say to an affiliation with my brandnew group :iconandroid-fans: ?
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Nawee Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
I talk about it with my friend (who is the co-founder.
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
Fine! I think by now we have about the same number of members, so we are mostly even. :)
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Shirei-Shou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
bwahahah IO wonder what Cav say when he see the painting is only LOVE sign wehehehe
Nice art. I like the shading ^^
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
Thanks!

Oh well, Cay is used to Acy´s unusual artworks... (Normally she is drawing totally abstract stuff in neon colours, so this is actually an improvement XD)
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Shirei-Shou Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
ahaha ic ic ^^
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DAVIDE76 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Che carina la pittrice :love: :nod:
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Grazie mille! :heart:
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
That looks cute! The poses and expresions are very natural looking! But if I may, I think that cay's shadow looks a bit strange. It makes him (or the bed) look flat or something. You might try stretching it out a little more upon the bed, maybe more to the right. I hope you understand what I'm trying to say here... XD
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Thanks a lot for your critique! I guess you are right - I always have severe problems with proper shadow settings. I have to ponder how I can fix it (I don't want to ruin the pic by messing up the shadow even more *sweatdrop* )
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Mami02 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
You're welcome. Hey! I just noticed. Is she left handed (like me)??? XDD
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Fixed it (I hope). Thanks for the advice!

And yeah, Acy is a lefty (if you look at the other pics where she has some tool in her hand, she uses the left hand, too). You are the first person who notices that! :boogie:

Cay/Ryko is fully ambidextrous, by the way. (Acy can use the right hand, too, if need be, but she strongly prefers the left hand, especially for stuff like drawing, writing etc.)
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teturo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Very cute painting scene, I like how you have the painter not get away clean ^_^
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stayka Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
Thanks! Well, if you have tried painting you'd know that it is very likely that you paint yourself, too XD
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teturo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010
I remember it quite well ^_^
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OkuniSensei Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Something looks odd with Cay. Can't really say what, I think it's his left leg. It should be more above the bed.
the rest is fine ^^ nice work :)
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