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In a Blue Funk


Joining the third Music Inspired Art Contest! 

The link goes to the music created by an author here in Newgrounds named; @KawaiSprite

Absolutely love his/her beat:) I made a lot iterations trying to find the right visual to accommodate it.

That being said, hope you all feel something listening and looking at the results of me interpreting his music.


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Awesome job bringing this music to life with your illustration!

I love how you've painted in various metallic / material objects being pelted by rain to emulate the sound effects in this music, and tie everything together. The character appears to be crying, but the music persists as kind of upbeat -- which is a conflicting detail that I think is nice. Rainy days are always a bit glum and gloomy, but there's something nice and distracting about watching them.

If I had to critique anything in particular, (and take this all with a grain of salt, because it looks lovely as is) I would recommend thickening the lines of anything in the foreground to imply that it's closer to the viewer, and thinning the lines of the details in the background. Rain tends to obscure the details of background elements that are far away, making them sort of faded, so less black and thinner lines can help to imply that and create a sense depth! (here's an example of what I mean in an image with heavy rain: https://images.app.goo.gl/3YQTjDsb3kRaALXF6)

All in all, though, I really like your interpretation of this song, and the character you've created. Perfect choice of medium for such a wet environment, too. Lovely work!

TaraGraphika responds:

Thank you Sabtastic for the lovely review and constructive criticism. I'll be sure to remember to add depth duly onward~:)

All the best!~


Outstanding work with this, thank you!

TaraGraphika responds:

Your Welcome!

Cheers mate:3

i am confused, am i so supposed to feel happy or depressed about what going on in the picture? she is holding an umbrella in a thunderstorm and she is smiling, dancing and also crying? concerned is the word i would like to us to describe my feelings about...yah every damn thing about what's happening here. because she ain't waiting for no FUCKING BUS! to take her away from this place maybe?

Really like this piece it has something about it that I find really beautiful.
I guess with 2020 being the way it is everyone's feeling a bit in a funk.

Credits & Info

4.69 / 5.00

Aug 16, 2020
11:15 AM EDT
File Info
1000 x 1413 px
5.4 MB

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