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Garden of Felt Affection by Hokage3 Garden of Felt Affection by Hokage3
Garden of Felt Affection

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This is the time, for I am with the girl who’s very special to me. I was surprised, that she didn’t decline my favor of meeting me on a fine weekend. She was earlier than I am, despite me arriving at the meet-ing place 15 minutes before the agreed time. I was in a hurry, when I saw her face, dazzling, outshining the rays of the sun. She was alone between towering heights of the concrete arches. Then she looked back at me as she notices my presence, and it was magic. It took my breath away, just when I’m pant-ing from running. And then she spoke, a mild greeting …

“Good Morning”. Then she smiled.

Yes, it is a good morning, for I’m being filled with bliss. I approached her, as my heart beats faster and faster, and my feet feels colder, I’m starting to show signs of shyness. I’m trying to keep my gift for her behind my back. In front of her I blushed, while trying to get my composure and tell her to come with me to the garden nearest to the church, the Garden of Eros. She stared back at me with her beautiful eyes, and said…

“OK, let’s go then.”

Side by side we walk towards the garden…along the path famous to lovers. The Garden of Eros is very beautiful. Lush green leaves and colorful flowers surround the place, leaving an aroma that frees the soul. The sound of water in the pond gives a peaceful ambiance on that quiet morning. Birds sing, and the wind dances. We found ourselves under a garden shelter, as its shade cools the both of us. Then she asked, with sheer curiosity on her face…

“Is it alright if I ask what you are hiding behind your back?”

It seems she already noticed. If so, then this is the perfect moment. I’m a bit nervous, but at ease as well. From my right hand, I gave her a long stemmed rose. She was surprised, her eyes widen as she look into mine. She was speechless, but her red cheeks tell me another story. Her expression is just so cute; no rose around her can match. I blush as well, as if time stopped for the two us on the garden. I don’t know if she likes the rose or not, so I’m hesitant to give her my special gift. The place has sud-denly become calm, as we stare at each other. Should I tell her or should I not…to tell her…

“I love you.”
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artichokes Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the background! Nice work with the details. Also the couple look so sweet and lovely! The boy is cute with his gift hidden behind his back.
The only thing that looks a little off in this picture is the boy's face. I think his eye should maybe be a bit higher or closer to the nose. Not sure exactly, but anyway you did a really good job!
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner May 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there, sorry for my awfully late reply...

You know what, a lot of my works need some retouching
but sadly I can't. Most of my raw layered files were lost
due to our computer's recent drive expiration...and it
includes this file...Despite you great advice, it should
leave it as that for now, until I recover my files...

Still, thanks for you concern, I think you are right
with your correction...I hope you would continue
your support for my art even if it's imperfect hehe....
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AnimeLover-01 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Student General Artist
really good! i like how the boy is holding the rose to the girls nose to smell. really romantic and cute
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for liking it...hehe, agree, flowers are meant for the sense of smell too...(^_^)
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AnimeLover-01 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student General Artist
yeah some dont smell though
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, I wonder why....guys pick flowers not only because
it's beautiful but also because it smells nice...guaranteed to
please a maiden...(^_^)
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LittleHikaria Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So this is that "a grand secret in my artworks" that u told me before!!! I'm glad he came at last!!! ^^

It seems to me that u must have experienced feelings like this! the way u write the story is oh so beautiful!!!

U're drawings always makes me feel that u have done it painstakingly....and it comes sooo beautifully!!!
How long does it take u to draw and paint both??
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*hushhhhh....you are starting to uncover the secrets of my works....(^_^)

you think so?...heh....to tell you the truth, I have a rotten love life heh....but I still find a way to come up with a story....I wonder why?

Painstaking..you can say that again...I'm a pseudo-painter....so like a blind person, I stumble and fall many times in the process of creation...I don't have the natural sense to know what color goes with what...so it takes time to get it right..(If it's right)....it even takes a month if it's challenging enough...the easy ones takes about a week or less....(^_^)
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LittleHikaria Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Sorry!

lol then i guess u must be sad nt to have a proper love.. that's y u come up with good ideas i guess! So peple r like that..^^

pseudo-painter?? what's that?? woah!! i bet u really do put a lot into ur art then! no wonder it gives off amazin feelins and messages when i see them!
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, don't mind it, I was just joking...

yeah, I agree with you, I'm not loved, so I long for an ideal love, a warm feeling....and that is manifested through my works....you solved another puzzle...hooray...

Pseudo painter...its in my "Personal Dictionary" together with "Wimpanbollistic"...joking aside...what I meant is "Fake painter".....Real painters don't need many layers, they have natural instinct of lighting, what colors to use, strokes...etc....unfortunately, can't...so I simply improvise to at least be at par with the Real one....and it eats time....sadly.....so it's hard to make those paintings I create...
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LittleHikaria Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
XD that's gud then!

lol it's no puzzle... coz smtimes i feel that too u knw.

Wimpanbolla what?!?!? OMG too big a wrd! Ohh.. so that's a psedo painter! thnks for lettin me knw! ^.^
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Love06021999 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
so cute!!!!! >////<
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arigatou...(^_^)..:iconblushyplz:
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Love06021999 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
emm.... i don't know how to say "you're welcome " in japan!! x) but in french: de rien =3
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I accept French language conversion too...(^_^)..*learned: de rien=you're welcome

you're welcome in japanese is..."Dou Itashimashite" or "Doumo"....

so..Dou Itashimashite...
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Love06021999 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
=3 doumo xD
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sonnyaws Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the background is completly amazing TuT
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I put some effort on it...sorry for the late reply...(^_^)
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hush-janiz15 Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student Artist
this is so beautiful...
i love your drawing style (I meant art style!)
xD
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks thanks..you're so sweet....(^_^)
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hush-janiz15 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Artist
hehe you're welcome and aww ^^
i really like it, i mean it.
:D
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MissArisu Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Ang galing mong gumawa ng background. :icondroolplz:
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww, thanks thanks...I'm trying my best to improve in the area of BG...I'll do better next time...(^_^)
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Prophosphere Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
The Background detail's .. :iconreactionplz:
I love it very much :love:
If you give a leaves more detail , It'll be more beautiful :iconchuuplz:
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, next time I shall focus on the leaves...but really they make me go "Leaves?!! I'm going to sleep.." heh

Thanks for the comment, I'll try harder in making good BG's...
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loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012
perfect way to meet up with someone, i must say..... (also, you've given me an idea to use later, so thanks!...now i just need a rose :XD: )
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whooah, did you just go out with a girl...heh...is she member number 004?
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loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
unfortunately, no.

i doubt i will anytime soon, as most of the misses around here
are rather exceedingly vain, licentious, uncouth, and lustful.
really not a good list of remotely acceptable candidates ^^;

although i do this one named Christie, and the other day, i.... [link] (true story ;p )
she's already got someone though, and even if not i doubt we'd relate, but was still fun to say.
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm not sure if you are describing the girls, or just citing beautiful insults..heheheh..

Yeah, a guy deserves a good girl as for a girl to deserve a good man...

Nice...really nice..I wish I was there to see that..heh *Wants to time leap now..

Awww, well maybe another girl will do...but the experience of calling her KKUUURRRIISSTTIIINNAA..priceless..even 1% divergence can change that...

*Hello, yes..we must start operation Ragnarok, the organization has identified my liking to time travel....
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loreshaper-kethal Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
more of describing really, as unfortunately for thier sake, that's actually a somewhat accurate description ^^;

yeah...too bad she didn't get it... though i might show her that vid one of these days come to think of it.
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RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Haha lol hindi magaling ka dyan... >.> professional touch kaya yung ganito xDDD lolz xD ^~^
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, heh, I'm getting overrated heh...thanks thanks for liking my art...
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RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're not overrated... you're overrated!
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep..I'm overrated...(^_^)..thus, I will do my best to deserve everyone's acknowledgement...
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RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Ikaw talaga! Masyado kang worried xDD ganda kaya ng art skill mo lol minamaliit mo hahaah ako stick figure art na haha dapat tol wag mong isiping pangit kasi hindi naman hehehe baka maregret mo yan hahaha
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I'm just simply aware of how weak I am compared to other artist. Minamaliit ko ang art ko, pero nakakatulong yun sa improvement, kesa sabihin ko na maganda eh di naman..(^_^) pero salamat at nagugustuhan nyo mga gawa ko...
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RJAce1014 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
lol grabeh hahaha lol compare mo kaya art mo sa art ko lol, kailangan ko ng more time para maganda haha kasi minamadali ko! Everytime I finish an art it's always 3 hours long. Yung Iba inaabot ng isang linggo. (Kasi naman sagabal ang schedule ko. Pagkatapos ng school deretso sa trabaho, kaya pag-uwi patay lol) Saan ba yung OC mo sa Gallery xDD

Huy, dapat sumali ka sa StarMember namin xDD March 19 and due date at open sa June 15 kung gusto mo. Hindi mo kailangan maging perfect para makapasa sa registration pero nasasaiyo iyon.... lolz, grabeh, 3 years kana d2 ilan lang watcher mo? Ififeature kita isang araw para dumami xDDd)
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But you are still young, you have so much potential to improve and surpass those before you. unlike me, I'm already 23, yet my art is that of a 16 y.o. level. thus I wanna improve to the level equal to my age.

3 hours my fiend is just lineart for me heh...it takes a lot of my time to finish an artwork...totoo ngang maraming gawain na hahadlang sa paggawa ng artworks, mild pa ang school, pag may regular na trabaho ka na, lalo na....

Naks, working student ka pala, hirap yan...(^_^)

OC? tignan mo nalang sa Profile class at Manga Class folders ko..nagkalat mga kalokohan ko dun...

(^_^)Hindi naman talaga ako page view at watch hunter heh...relax lang ako at di masyadong iniisp popularity...Kuntento nako na masaya mga taong nakakakita ng artworks ko...pero pag-iisipan ko ang offer mo...
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HandsofMidaz Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice! very romantic!
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks...I was trying to portray romance without hugging, kisses or any intimate whiles...just a simple handing of a flower to a girl..(^_^)
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anirhapsodist Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
galing galing!
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, but I still have to work on many areas where I failed here...color harmony, vibrancy,blending, tonal value, details-especially the leaves, perception and texture....(^_^)...but with your pointers a while ago will help me a lot to improve, next time it will be better
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anirhapsodist Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
tip:
the shoulders would look better if you arched it a bit and the clothes showed that. Their shoulders are as flat as a region 3. you know that already.

Comedia corner:
Special guest: the owner of Eros Garden, Hokage - sensei

;_;123: Ganda ng bakuran n'yo. Pa'no nyo napanatiling berde ang palibot ng villa?
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Salutes..aye-aye ma'am...will note this tip for future creations...

Comedia corner
Hokage: ahh...libre ang entrance sa garden na'to, pero pag me foreigner, sinisingil namin..para may funds pandilig sa mga halaman...lagi rin tinatanggal mga peste sa halaman, tsani lang ang katapat, wala kaming pesticide..environment friendly kami...
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anirhapsodist Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Comedia corner
ouch! Bayad tayo men.
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Comedia Corner

Hokage:....awww, you foreigner then. If you have iPhone...you can enter the garden...*corrupt official heh
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MusicMew Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What a sweet and romantic story. Your style for the people looks a little different in this one -- did you outline with a lighter tone of brown? I love the background, especially the shimmering pool of water. It is very lovely... :heart:
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh..thanks..a loveless guy like me depicting romance is awkward 'ya know...(^_^)

I do have inconsistent art style don't I...but that's because I have many art styles...using the appropriate style on a certain piece to justify it...I diw color the lineart brown..but that's already a lazy mans' effort, for a complicated lineart separate "elements" by layers, you know, a layer for the hair lineart and a different layer for the skin lineart...having multiple lineart layers so you can color them differently instead of just one color...

Thanks...I am studying nature x structure...so you'll be seeing more water next time..(^_^)
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MusicMew Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm do you use Photoshop? What I do with the outlines is I make one separate layer for the outline. I click the channels button and delete all the pixels that are not the lineart. Then I lock transparent pixels. By doing this I can color only the lineart on this layer, so I can use multiple colors on the one lineart. It makes it easier, for me. :)
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Hokage3 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nope, I use pure SAI, I use Photoshop when I need to lay out straight lines.

I am lazy configuring my brushes on photoshop so the strokes will look smooth.....I do lock linearts to color them, but that channels technique I don't know about...is it used to convert traditional scanned lines to digital lines?
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