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Lychee Dream by Lapis-Razuri Lychee Dream by Lapis-Razuri
photoshop CS4, SAI, about 20 hours of work and lots of lychee drinks used.
I made this illustration for 3DTotal's Manga Book as a part of digital tutorial!
Featuring :iconmegan-uosiu:'s OC, Clye c:
Can't wait to see the tutorial printed! : ) hope You'll like it! :heart:
I would really appreciate if You comment this picture, I worked really hard on it : )

This is image was created for Publishing who will be releasing a beginners Guide to manga book at the start of 2012. Keep watching [link] for details.

:heart: :heart: lots of love and have wonderful vacations!

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I'll start by saying that this is a theme that I wish more artists would explore: dreams, that is. It's an opportunity to let loose and really exercise your creative muscles. And you have done that very well indeed.

The Lychee theme is what turns this from a pinup and into a surreal scene. The (relatively) small detail of her sitting on a giant lychee berry floating inside an even bigger berry pushes the scene straight into the dreamlands.

The more limited color pallet and use of vibrant colors also makes it obvious that this is a dream, not reality. And the skin tones are beautifully rendered!

The one detail that really captured my interest was how certain things in the piece seem to glob together and float away, and get fuzzy, as well as having her hair float around. it gives the piece a sense of weightlessness (I'm sure you were going for just that) and an aura of complete relaxation.

You have successfully transported your viewer out of reality.
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Felipe400 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome!
FabiiKawaii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
vixenchild333 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lychee is my favorite food.
07h00 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
Oh god, i love the colors of this art! So amazing :D
more-or--less Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Student General Artist
asjdgjfahsd ugh i love lychees
Intoxiphreny Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Amazing work O_O. I love the playful dreamlike energy and the cray composition!
Althought I would have expected to find more of the porcelain-white colour of the lichee flesh.
Vinyl-Summer Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
ok this is just insanely good :aww:
Kaiapi Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
Just scrolling past your profile and this piece really stands out! I love everything about it!
BrotPitty Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :heart: I love it :blushes:
BumblingBee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I love the drawing style and the colours and the squishiness of the lychee she's sitting on too. Very dream-like too.
kitsunemimichan Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I finally found it! I saw this in the book, and I'm so glad I found the artist who did this! It's gorgeous and definitely dream-like! :)
Free-to-be-me-123 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OhMaGod 0.0

I LOVE lychees
Milena-Zaremba Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Praca pełna ruchu, niby pozycja statyczna a tak dynamiczna! Szalenie podoba mi się sposób kolorowania i dobór barw - bardzo ciepłych, przenoszących w letnie popołudnie pełne smakołyków.
Eniell Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
This is so great~ I love the colours :heart: and her glasses and.... everything!
Rinoa2 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i got that book and is really great :D, beautiful drawing
starbrightluster Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on the beginners guide to manga book cover, but I never knew to whom the picture belonged to and I was beating my brains trying to find you and I can't believe I finally found the artist of this awesome piece!!XD
Tradg Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
I was taken away by this
NickBentonArt Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
It really has a water color feel to it. I really like your choice of colors.
Grotesque-89 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Brilliant artwork!:iconloveloveplz:
Clashe Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Love her hair and the dreamy background!
DatOneGurl Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Oh so that's what those are called xD
I never knew that >w< Lol, splendid artwork btw :3
Vivifx Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aww I love her glasses! She's so adorable - -well done!
ExplosiveSplatter Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AmKa43 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work !!!! I LOVE IT <3
Babydoll-chan Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amezing colorwork!!!
ElizabethSkye Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
I used to love lychee and this would have been my dream, but one day I found a dried up dead worm in one I was eating. I've never touched one since.
Blue-Angel-X Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is sitting on a lychee a good idea...? They have big worm-like white disgusting bugs you know.
I Love lychees. but the bugs T^T
dama6690 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love the colors!
nowaki-works Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
The colors are awesome!!! Makes one wanna have lychees :D
Zumea Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Naschi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
wonderful colors and shading :D
i love it :heart:
pricechi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Second picture! If comments could be private that would be good, and I'm not comfortable with noting too.

Her eyebrows do make her look ecstatic, but I'd say they are positioned too far above her eyes?
I googled eyebrows: [link]
They usually arch starting from the area where the nose meets the forehead... not sure what it's called. And then they curve down at the ends... Not good at explaining again.

The fork looks a little odd too but it's acceptable haha! Things in the foreground (very close to the 'camera') could be blurred a little too.
silvanelve Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
so cuuuute!
Zelador Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your art is incredible! Haha! :D
lil-razzle-dazzles Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!!:wow: It's so colourful, breezey, and swirly. I like swirly.:nod: I love the giant fruits. I want a fork too so I can have some.=D

And thank you for the favourite!:heart:
Mafagafos Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Astonishing colors. the blouse is a little large maybe ?
delicious work to see
H2plus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very colorful
MoonchildLuiza Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
WOW! This is so dreamy, cheerful and fun! I love it!!!
c-chaN411 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very detailed there!
Meguja Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Razuri... kiedy zrobisz jakiegoś tutoriala, co? ;P
Lapis-Razuri Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
no własnie zrobiłam dwa do tej książki C:
Meguja Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No właśnie... ale nie do DA ;P
A na tą książkę przy moim budżecie też pewnie nie będę mogła sobie pozwolić T^T Zwłaszcza jeśli będzie wysyłana gdzieś z zagranicy... no, chyba że w pl też się pojawi... to wtedy jest jeszcze jakaś nadzieja dla mnie ;P
sugarhoniee Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Your 20 hours of work was well worth it! This is absolutely gorgeous!
masaothedog Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Traditional Artist
I feel like you've really conveyed the juiciness of lychees!
CerridwenDoll Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Wow :wow:
Amazing colors!! Great pic :D
InesTheDudette Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Jej włosy są tak przepięknie wykonane ;U; I te kolory, dat światło, to jak woda jest i się odbija i jak się zachowuje i jak zostało narysowane i sdhfvbsikhvjxcvsxv dat WSZYSTKO
Flora-San Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous - so detailed, right down to the subtly coloured lines! And even though it's quite a different medium from how you normally draw, you can still tell that it's yours. <3
Jasmine-Jean Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   General Artist
well done, stunning :)
Mister-23 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
Very sexy and beautiful rendition here.
Gingerninja510 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist


"all art is useless"
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