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looking back is for the birds by bigbigtruck looking back is for the birds by bigbigtruck
Doodle/speed sketch to test out some new brushes and lighting effects. Still not getting the hang of this blue-tone and refracted light thing, bleh

Listening to & reading the lyrics of Elbow's "The Birds" prompted an avalanche of FEELINGS so this came out

oops TJ's tattoo is missing
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:iconsillypen:
SillyPen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
mnaahrnaaeeh....<3 #smartcomment
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Obscure-desire Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I love how different they are. The lightning effect looks nice, I think. Faces tilted into the shade, realistically.
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Behave4Boy Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
love this so much! :D
the look on TJ's face and sleeping Amal equal sooo much love :heart:
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lunatik-love Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
TJ look in love, i like :D

your art is amazing
just so you know
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FireRayCentuar Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
This is adorable and so touching.
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Bandyinabasket Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
The lighting effects are quite nice, I love the hazy, warm, and sleepy feel this has.
The deep colors are great too, and this is such a sweet picture.. With a touch
of anxiousness or slight distress, it seems. I really like it. :heart:
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SchrodingersCat39 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Is purdy.
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pandasonFIRE Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
awesome! i love these guys!
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:iconcatchingfear:
CatchingFear Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
WOOOW
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:iconjennypen:
Jennypen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Oh christ, melting now.
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Lilicia01 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Really lovely. *-*
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snartha Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
Love this, it's so summery.
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creepella Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
This image makes me smile. The colors are great and I love the patches of light from the tree leaves on them
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NoChristmasJokesPlz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They look so sweet! X3 And TJ's got that totally smitten expression. X3 I love!
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:iconshiira:
Shiira Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
awwwwww it makes me warm and fuzzy inside.
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:iconmallrats2005:
MALLRATS2005 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
i really like this
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phishfulofasha Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I love the capitalised and unquantified 'FEELINGS' lol. But mostly I just love how much of a moment this is... the light is wonderful.
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itsbetsy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Love these boys with all the love that's in me <3 I just got into you comic recently actually, and it has become my new strange addiction! I'm fiendish-ly antsy for new pages! Your style is infectious...so infectious.
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:iconbigbigtruck:
bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you're enjoying it :D
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kerryfreeman Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Writer
Oh, how beautiful *sigh* *begging you to make this a print*
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Muh-a Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww :tighthug: this so cute)
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feya-kun Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
oh TJ`s so mmrrrrrr
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ongaku-shojo Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
XD!!!! YAAAAAAAAY!!! :heart::heart::heart: it kinda sucks that i have boobs :p cuz i REEEAAALLLY wanna cosplay Amal! :heart::heart:
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happy-camper123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Binders are your friends! :D
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ongaku-shojo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
YEAH!!! :D :heart:just gotta find some:iconnewlaplz:
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happy-camper123 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Good luck, bro! :iconlawooplz:
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ongaku-shojo Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconwoohooplz:THANK YOU!!!:iconwoohooplz:
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happy-camper123 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
YOU'RE WELCOOOOME~ :iconhoorayplz:
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MamaCockroach Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I love the new lighting effects.
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neoyi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww, how sweet. Love how TJ seems to be a sleepy guardian to Amal. ^^
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Electric-Rainbow93 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
please join my group :D :iconyaoiandanimeartists: We accept all art :DD
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SeraniCrystalbrook Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Professional Writer
Gorgeous! The colors are beautiful!
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spectrosity Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Whenever I see a new post of TJ and Amal from you, I fall in love all over again, and remember why I love these two so much. I'm blown away ;_;
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
<3333
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SoloGrayson Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
SO FREAKING BEAUTIFUL.

EK, your art always hits me straight in the soul. Your expressions are always so breath taking.
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:iconbigbigtruck:
bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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toshirodragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Awww Amall, you're just a big kitty sleeping in a sunbeam!
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17thbookelf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
There's something about how TJ is looking down at Amal that's so sweet.
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fox914 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
:D

yay

I want to be that serene.
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DarkChibiShadow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Just lovely<3
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:iconvshihan:
Vshihan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Needs new Elbow album
And they are soo pretty and dreamy looking.
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Anime-Nisou Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its so intimate in an odd way. love it!
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chibimonnie Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
So much feeling! Love this!
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Xandrium Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Elbow <3

I like this c: the shading looks realistic and such
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Souhi-Shishi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
Gorgeous <3
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clb2270986 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
This is plenty gorgeous, EK.

It may be really sappy, but it looks like TJ's really, reeeally, seeing Amal. So Amazing.
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bigbigtruck Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I hadn't thought of it in that way, but I like it!
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clb2270986 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Oh, you're welcome! Glad to be of assistance :)
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Creative-Theory Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh goodness. FEELINGS
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ichi-tori Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
FFF my favorite ever ;A; <3 <3
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