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Bittersweet Memories by getty Bittersweet Memories by getty
We were just happy back then...

Lately I've found some letters that my classmate and I exchanged while we were in the 3rd grade of junior high school.
The letters were mostly about comics we shared, but sometimes about our lives, school activities, exams and so.
Inspired by the letters, I decided to draw a scene of school life. Not that eventful, but a moment of peace...

To those who'd ask how I did it: there's no how. Everything's drawn by hand. I don't have any secret brushes.

As it is becoming my standard, this is done with using both SAI and Photoshop CS3. SAI was used for sketching, lineart and painting, while CS3 was used for their eyes and effects. For more info about PaintTool SAI, [ check the SAI official site. ]

Hope you like it. :)
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:iconpolardarkness:
Polardarkness Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the colouring here
Well done!
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:iconmetalstorm4:
metalstorm4 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Student Filmographer
Flawless, absolutely flawless.
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:iconshojiamasawa:
ShojiAmasawa Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful. Simply beautiful. I wish I had memories like this.
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:iconhamu2:
hamu2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your coloring is very amazing :iconpetrifiedplz:

hope i can drawing like you someday :iconawwwplz:

I can't draw the background... can you tell me? :( and how to coloring background...

also how to coloring skin~
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:iconlandra15:
landra15 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice work.
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:iconruthiasuzumi:
RuthiaSuzumi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012
Cool!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconmarscaleb:
Marscaleb Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wait, is she looking all dreamy-eyed at the guy there, or at... me?
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:iconbertjan1337:
Bertjan1337 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
At the guy :D.
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:iconsebo3e:
sebo3e Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
kool
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:iconladyalexialasthope:
LadyAlexiaLastHope Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Nice!
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:iconambermdigitalpaints:
ambermdigitalpaints Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like this a lot. It's those simple moments, where nothing really happens that tend to be the most memorable. And I love the peacefulness of this. It's just a happy easy-going moment in time. :) Very nice work, and capturing a mood/moment.
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:iconbenze-chan:
Benze-chan Featured By Owner May 14, 2011  Student General Artist
Rape Face!! OAO Don't ask……
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:iconxx-dearest-dania-xx:
xX-Dearest-Dania-Xx Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I'm so jelous of you XD i LOVE this piece! I'm so faving this!
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:iconkunoichilor:
Kunoichilor Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Student
i love the colouring of bags
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:iconxiiterrie:
xiiTErRie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous <3
i feel like faving ur whole gallery! LOL
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:iconwoolfcub:
woolfcub Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
one thing I love about your characters is how fluid and natural their movements seem. Wonderful job.
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:iconcybernet343:
Cybernet343 Featured By Owner May 26, 2010
Nice ^.^ the background and shading is incredible :w00t:
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:iconshinju-sempai:
Shinju-Sempai Featured By Owner May 22, 2010
Makes me wanna do the face C: too.
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:iconmahouusagi:
mahouusagi Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
one word. KAWAII!!!
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:iconbeamay:
beamay Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
so nostalgic.. :)
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:iconsferacheng:
sferacheng Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010
Oh,i love this *getty. =] Something about it makes me feel all warm and peaceful and happy inside looking at it.i think you portrayed the simplicity of school life perfectly. =]
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:iconcuddlyclairebear:
CuddlyClaireBear Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010
Getty, I LOVE your pictures. They're such a huge inspiration to me :D They're magnificent and EPIC!
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:iconlunarphase1:
lunarphase1 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Such detail... It's amazing
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:iconnittlegrasperfangirl:
Beautiful work! I love the detailing that you put into everything, and what I noticed most was her school bag and their hair. I then noticed the Sakura blossoms that were fluttering about them and the Sakura tree. Subtle, but fitting.

Keep it up! <3
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:iconchucktree:
chucktree Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Student Digital Artist
bitter sweet indeed dude :(
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009
Thanks.
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:iconsilly-banannas:
silly-banannas Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Digital Artist
simply amazing.all ur pictures are so beautifuly done.u can really feel a story behind all ur pictures and the detail is magnificant
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Thanks a lot!
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:iconsilly-banannas:
silly-banannas Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Student Digital Artist
no prob:)
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:iconanaetheron:
Anaetheron Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
I don't usually comment any pictures but... WOWWWW!!! This is absolutely precious! :)
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Thank you :)
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:iconanaetheron:
Anaetheron Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
I don't usually comment any pictures but... WOWWWW!!! This is absolutely precious! :)
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:iconfallenangel614:
fallenangel614 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
Ahhh yes I'm having a wonderful time in highschool and I'm wishing that it could last much longer but since it can't I'm cherishing every moment of it.
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Enjoy the school life! :)
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:iconfallenangel614:
fallenangel614 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Thank you. I will ^^
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:iconjhastine:
jhastine Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2009
WOW YOUR REALLY GOOD ON WHAT YOU DO COMRADE HURAAAAHHH!!!!!!!
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Thank you!
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:iconjhastine:
jhastine Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009
HURAAAHH!!!!!!! YOU DESERVE IT COMRADE YOUR REALLY A BADASS ARTIST
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:iconccthemonkey:
CcTheMonkey Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
The expression on the girls face is sort of interesting. The sort of goofy smile doesn't quite reach her eyes. But all in all the picture is very beautiful. I love the subtly of the BG colors, and the skin and clothing colors and details is brilliant.
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Thank you. :)
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:iconseconacc:
seconacc Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
I draw everything by hand but it couldn't even begin to compare with this p.q
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
Just try hard. :)
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:iconseconacc:
seconacc Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
haha I will
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:iconzeitakuartist15:
zeitakuartist15 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
This picture is just so amazing, I can't express how I love it. I live in America, and I always dream of how awesome it must have been to live in japan as a child. The closet I can ever get right now is the pictures, and every time I see one of your picture, It gives me this wonderful feeling! I always wanted to go to a Japanese school, and wear a uniform.... if only lol. Love the picture!!!!!!!
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:icongetty:
getty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Thank you very much, and I hope one day you'll have a chance to come to Japan. :)
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:iconzeitakuartist15:
zeitakuartist15 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
XDDDDD THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!
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BlushedPinks Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Student
I sound so rude saying this, but I really really like the fence. :XD: I mean, the entire picture is amazing, but I just can't get over how realistic the fence looks. :wow: It's breath-taking. I admire you so much, and I hope one day I can make artwork like this, except without using Photoshop because I fail at that no matter how much I practice (*is not good with computers*).
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getty Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009
Fence XD Well I think the fence was done well, too. ;p
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Oneiric-Studios Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Getty, you're like... my hero when it comes to illustrations. Your work has this narrative quality woven into your brush strokes that brings to your characters and settings a life of its own. And in this case, being able to pull from your own experiences further enriches the story you've illustrated.

I myself follow a similar ethic in artworks, and I hope one day that I will reach your level.

(formerly Shattered-will)
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getty Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Thank you very much! :D
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