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city of love. by sugarmints city of love. by sugarmints
It's almost Valentine's Day~ I hope you are all spending it with a special someone. And if not...well there's always ice cream and movies :D 

Paris is known as the city of love and it's a beautiful city, so it's the perfect setting for a couple to spend Valentine's Day. ^^ 

Entered this in this contest: fav.me/d73k8rd

If you're interested in my process, here's a walkthrough of this drawing: 
sugarmint-dreams.tumblr.com/im…

Used a few brushes from thiselectricheart for the sky. 

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Please do not use, edit, or repost my artwork without permission.

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Again, I'm very blown away by your artwork. I love how you connected Paris, France with a relationship between to lovers. I'm not in love, but just thinking about being on that hill in the sunset with someone to hold my hand is a warm and delightful feeling, and seeing how you brought that into just one frame is amazing. You really know how to bring the emotions into your artwork! In every piece of art I've seen of yours, you make everything feel alive, and I congratulate you on this!
Thank you for a heart thouching piece of artwork.
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Really pretty drawing. I like where you were going with this. I have some suggestions to improve the piece, hopefully.

First off: The people look like paper cutouts. They look really flat and depict no depth. In general, it looks really flat. The grass is laid out in a really linear fashion from one end to the other which saps the dimension.

This might just be a personal preference thing, however I think it'd help the composition if you added a gradient overlay kind of layer that darkens the figures. That would further help them "pop" out from the background, and more importantly, the grass that they're standing on. A gradient would help ease the transition from the figures to the grassy hill.

As for the cityscape, it lacks variety and feels artificial as a result. There are a lot of short/small buildings and then a really huge-scale tower. It's the only thing remotely big in the background. Even though I see what seem to be skyscraper, office-building type buildings littered all about. The problem is they're all a square shape, and all about the same scale.

What's strange is that the buildings in the front row are smaller than the ones in the background. This reverse-perspective is really odd, and it makes it seem like they're shadows being cast upon a wall, which is an interesting effect, but I don't think that's what you were going for.

I really like the colors in this piece. They're basic colors, but that's the kind of color transition you might like to see in a sky. I like the romantic feeling of the figures. It's like a scene from a movie. The thumbnail most importantly looks good, too. It caught my eye, and here I am.

So in a nutshell:
Things to work on: Less uniform, more contrast, better sense of depth, improving the composition.
Things I liked: The color temperature, the idea, elements used in the composition.
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PhotoshopGirl29 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Really love this one!
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jamdahxos Featured By Owner May 23, 2014
Je t'aime Love 
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kaias84 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
I can feel the romantic atmosphere, so sweet :D
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! 
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JeremyIV Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg the view of the city from the top and the Eiffel tower, along with the lovely sunset is deeply sensational! The content is really heart warming and sweet, the whole picture of this makes you happy, giving this deep inner feelings of happiness, joy, and calm. The colours that you have use are just so harmonic. The lines and figures are amazing and the clouds are so realistic. Well done! This should receive attention by an expert!
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah thank you so much! You are way too kind >.< 
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BastardPrince Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Professional General Artist
that's sweet. Clap 
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^ 
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ThangVuong Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Paris...toujours c'est la destination de mes rÍves...Biensur un jour, j'y irai...
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Moi aussi. C'est une belle ville~ :) 
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nari-me Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014   Photographer
Look at that red tones and the violet, they go so well together! It's like your painting feelings just with the colors you use. It's so warm and lovely. :love:
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CityOfSoundArt Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesome Artwork. ;ddd 
This would perfectly fit to my new pcomiing musiv video :D
I would appreciate it if I could use it .
Thanks and Cheers :)
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What kind of music video is it? I can only allow my work for personal use and if you give clear credit back to me. 
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CityOfSoundArt Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist
www.youtube.com/watch?v=srnYy6…
This Kind of stuff ^^
And Credit is always given check out my vids (the description)
Thanks
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh cool ^^ Yeah you can use it :D 
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This work has been featured in my journal: fav.me/d78dhrh
Thank you very much for showing me your work, and keep it up!:hug:
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l3lossom Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
Sweet. c:
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:iconsugarmints:
sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks <3 
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luckynr1 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Great idea, lovely colours and well done^^
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:iconsugarmints:
sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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Yakuun Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
The colours are really beautiful! And the shadows of the couple is cute!
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! 
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
This screams to me "Korean teen drama~!!!!!" It reminds me of the cute pencil cases imported from Korea that I see in chinatowns. :D
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lmaooo I can kinda see what you're talking about xD That's an interesting comparison though xD 
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
They're always so cute and I always want to buy one but I never do because I don't need 15 pencil cases when I only have two pencils and one eraser. :iconcraiplz:
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:iconsugarmints:
sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, asian stationaries are always so cute it makes you want to buy them all D: 
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
I grew up in China until age 7. I loooved stationery stores.
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:iconsugarmints:
sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg me too!! 0.0 But where I live in Canada there are a lot of Asian stationary stores with cute stuff *0*
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014   Digital Artist
Are you in Vancouver? o wo
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Toronto xD Close enough though :) 
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MohamadKaaki Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
So romantic! Perfection.
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Lilith-the-5th Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure if you knew, but I love your work, and you're in my watchlist. :D This piece is another beautiful, gorgeous illustration, and I recognized it was your work right away!
The atmosphere, the warmth of the colours- and the sweetness of the silhouettes holding hands make it special.
I also have some special memories of Paris and the Tour Eiffel, so in some way, you're hitting a weak spot of mine!:giggle:
Gorgeous!:clap:
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, for being a watcher and liking my work :D I'm glad you like it! 
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CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm always so much fan of your art ! How can someone don't like this ?
Color are so great and thoses landscape <3
This is poetic so warm <3
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3 
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losgeloest Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
I love this <3
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Enigmatic-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
Afternoons and sunsets are always lovely :heart:
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes they are :) 
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ThisW0rldIsMad Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014   Photographer
Oh my gosh!!! I can hardly believe how striking this compostition is! To be honest, I rarely come online here anymore, but when I do, the only thing I really come to see is your new works- they leave me absolutely blown away every time! I wish I had time to type out a longer comment, but sadly, this is it for now :( I'm excited to see your new work!! :D Happy almost Valentine's day!
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow you are so sweet >.< I'm very grateful for your comment already, it's an honour that you enjoy my work and I hope you come on here more! Happy Valentine's Day! 
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ThisW0rldIsMad Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   Photographer
Hahaha, thank you!Its an honour that you'd reply- I feel so bad for being offline so much! Happy Valentine's Day to you as well!
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o0IceCream0o Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
beauuutifuuuul *-*
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug 
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Fukur0u Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww! So heart warming! And it's so extremely beautiful! :iconloveloveplz:
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ShaiaTheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
After I saw this I have a little warm in heart. Thank you. It's a masterpiece <3
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad thank you ^^ 
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Private0201 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Writer
I wonder how many singles will cry if i show them this pic. Crying because it's beautiful, or crying because... you know... :iconforeveraloneplz:
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sugarmints Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha I hope no one does XD 
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Private0201 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student Writer
And there goes our feel cannon.
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artistmyx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
this is really great. lovely couple silhouettes and very romantic atmosphere. The buildings were artistically beautiful. the added yellowish highlight on the couple really made them pop up, which is really great! 
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