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Original: Black and White: Waiting for Santa.

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Official Entry to the MTM WINTRY WONDERLAND 2007-2008.
Exclusive for Mini-Tokyo unless approved by the MT Staff.
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Original Title: Christmas: Denial by Arrogance, Contradiction by Reality.

Materials used for actual artwork:
Arte And Cor 0.1 Mech. Pencil - Base Sketch
Mongol RD 03 - Alternate Sketch
Reynolds German Soft-Ink Ball-Point Pen 0.7 - Inks (Shadows)
Bic 0.5 Fine-Grade Ball-Point Pen - Inks (Base Lines)
Standard Tungsten-Tip Ball-Point Pen - Inks (Light Lines)
Maped Fine-Carbure 3pcs - Other 01
Moods Vellum Paper - Other 02 (<<this paper is hard to control.)
Real-life Experience - Other 03

Edited for Grain, Color Correction and Gaussian Effects.

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Comments

  1. shinshinovi Jan 23, 2008

    And oh yeah, I forgot:
    This Doujinshi Artist is a Proud Member of the groups below this text:
    doujinshi-support-clubflip [MT-Philippines]

    Erratum: The Original Title should have read as "Denial by Ignorance, Contradiction by Reality", not "Denial by Arrogance, Contrdiction by Reality.". Sorry `bout that, I'm kinda struck with flu. T.T

  2. BossMac Jan 23, 2008

    Now that makes me feel something... especially since I'm known to always say I'll "Rap for Food"...

    Mad props to you and your nice detail and shading work bro. Some things are off, but not that much.

    Faith and Hope... reminds me of Guilty Gear...

  3. shinshinovi Jan 23, 2008

    Batang kalye ako noon dood. ^_^

  4. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Jan 23, 2008

    What a deep piece shinshinovi! Lots of symbolism in there... ;) Great job on the shading (as always)! As far as those random white patches... are those supposed to be snow? If so, they seem a little too angular (especially the one on the corner...). But overall, a nice submission and I wish you well in the contest! :D

  5. BloodWolfX Jan 23, 2008

    Wow, that's amazing. The shading is very well done, and there's a lot of detail.

    It's also very poignant, to the point that it's difficult to look at. If I stare at it too long, I get pissed off because I start thinking about how there are scenes like this all over the world; yet no one does anything to help. Any person who could pass by such a sweet-looking girl in ragged clothes sleeping in the freezing cold and do nothing but avert his eyes, deserves to switch places with her... Sorry for the rant...

    If you gave my drawing a 9/10, this must be a 15 + an extra 5 for the subject.

  6. skye Jan 24, 2008

    its a lovely pic - i love all the symbolism there as well as the awesome detail that u put in ^^

  7. DarthTofu Jan 24, 2008

    Wow, amazing. Quite touching piece, many conflicted emotions. Great job!

  8. Fran Retired Moderator Jan 24, 2008

    Oww, this is amazing!
    I gotta agree with DarthTofu, this is such a touching artwork.
    I really love it

  9. beyondmeasure Jan 24, 2008

    Deep... very deep...

    And very telling...

  10. DarkIngram Jan 24, 2008

    This is such a touching artwork... :)

    Great job on the shadings & details, its better if you make it darker on the right side. :)

    9.50/10.0

    + Favs

    Quote by BloodWolfXIt's also very poignant, to the point that it's difficult to look at. If I stare at it too long, I get pissed off because I start thinking about how there are scenes like this all over the world; yet no one does anything to help. Any person who could pass by such a sweet-looking girl in ragged clothes sleeping in the freezing cold and do nothing but avert his eyes, deserves to switch places with her...

    Yeah... T_T

    merged: 01-24-2008 ~ 05:14pm
    ba't ganun, nag-eerror pag ina-add ko sa fav. =/

  11. shinshinovi Jan 24, 2008

    It's kind of difficult to draw snow for me because I'm quite a moody person. That's the first time I attempted to draw snow.

    I have a similar piece way back then when I was in the orphanage, and even though the level of my skill is not as good as today, I still believe that that piece is the best ever work I did.

    Why? Simple. Because I was once one of them.

    Well, I still consider myself one, even though some people still ask me if that story is true (me being a former street rat). They say I'm intelligent. Prolly not. Because I was not a 'real-thing', like, a real orphan. But I know what kids like that one on this artwork feels like, what they may experience, etc.

    I ain't no saint. But, once in a while, I'd like to pwn people.

  12. GintheTwilightswords Jan 24, 2008

    Hey ShinShin,I may not have been an orphan,but I can relate to your artwork some.It's very good,you can feel the mood and the theme you were going for emanating from it.Even with the peaceful look on the girl's face,you can tell that she's been through alot but still has some ounce of faith with the cross necklace gripped in her hand.Excellent work.

  13. melymay Jan 25, 2008

    It's almost hard to look at. Great job on it though. It says a lot.

  14. cuteninja Feb 01, 2008

    a deep thought given in this art work plus amazing artwork everything fabulously done. but the snow :D is angular

  15. Mt-Maigetsu System Admin Aug 11, 2008

    Mai-chan wishes she could draw as well as you! Even though your piece makes Mai-chan feel a little bit sad, she is still amazed at your level of talent. Especially since it is with pencils and pens instead of the computer! She also wants to congratulate you on winning 2nd place in her first ever contest! It is her goal to post a banner for you sometime soon!

  16. Anjhurin Sep 22, 2008

    Whoa... such a striking piece for a christmas theme ! I have to say this is awesome, great lines and shading, and the mood is really great, with the peaceful girl in the run-down street corner. I love her expression, and the way she grabs her candy cane so tightly...

    Thumbs up and fav *bow*

  17. pegassuss Mar 02, 2011

    Well, this is another great artwork from you. I like to see one that is entirely done and shadowed with pencil ^^ You have done an amazing job with the shadows I must tell you. This is a hard piece of art but true to the core. True and hard as life itself. The banner that is lying next to the girl really broke my heart. The contrast between the sale advertisement and the poor girl in the floor is really ... something (don't know how to explain it better), it makes me mad at the world lol. I love the street light, really netly done, and the irony of the street names. The stuff next to the girl is really well done and shadowed, but the snow doesn't quite "feel" like real snow for some reason. Also, the left sock is too "smooth" in my opinion and the pose of the girl doesn't quite look normal to me, I think it is because it doesn't seem comfortable or something, I can't quite put my finger on it... hmmm. Oh! and the shadowing on the blanket is really good. On the whole, it is another great drawing shinshinovi! Awesome work! ^^

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