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Someone on tumblr asked me if Hana smoked and I ended up sketching a picture for the answer. She used to smoke but now she only does it when she's downcast and feeling depressed because she associates the act with negative emotions and bad memories. It's an easy way to tell that there's something really wrong with her.

Also, I may start doing more drawings in this landscape format as a way to practice what style I want TΛB to be in. I like the quality of this picture but too much work was put into it so I may want to try simpler coloring methods.

Hana © *dCTb
All work done in GIMP
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:iconlemoria:
LeMoria Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
i wish she was alive :3
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:iconnanna3:
Nanna3 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014
Extraordinary
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:iconsarahrangel:
SarahRangel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
hey can u make the same thing but show the cigarette and a whiskey bottle in her hand or something please i'd love to copy it 
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:iconsvalaw:
SvalaW Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how light and shadows work together here. It creates and interesting atmosphere.
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:icongoodoldbaz:
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...that is amazing! beautiful! i love the pose. how in the world did you do that with gimp? :jawdrop: I use gimp and my stuff never looks that good... could just be I'm not as good of an artist as you are. :XD:
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:iconoosyntheticloveoo:
oOSyntheticLoveOo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know your feels >.>
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:icongoodoldbaz:
GoodOldBaz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:huggle:
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:iconmalundte:
Malundte Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
WOW! This picture is confusing me. I actually doubt on my sexual orientation.
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
is there a word for being attracted to art? Cuz that happens to me all the time too haha
thanks for commenting
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sundayAnarchy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Student
From the thumbnail view, I initially thought she's playing pool!
But, oh well :shrug:
It's still a great shot anyway! I'm not entirely disappointed.
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:icondoublethefun:
doublethefun Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
I actually love this. And I love the lights
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:iconjilly-bean23:
jilly-bean23 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Hana :heart:
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:iconjustcallmefaye:
justcallmefaye Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i'm still waiting for you to draw a picture of Hana that i don't like.

...

yep, still waiting. :D
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:iconsupaj101:
SupaJ101 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013
:excited:  YES!!! HANA!!!!
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:iconartofjaguar:
artofjaguar Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Love this portrait of Hana. Cool. ('''')
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:iconsakwes:
sakwes Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
mehn...i just LOVE your art!
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:iconroseyoreo:
RoseyOREO Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Why does Hana have to be so beautiful? Well, I mean I do love her for it and don't you dare change it but seeing her like this makes me want to cry!
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:icontfsakon:
TFSakon Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
Wow that's one serious answer, it demonstrates some powerful emotions. It's so easy to emathise with her.
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:iconohmyfreakingod350:
ohmyfreakingod350 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I would like to read a Comic Book about Hana~ 
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:iconfilmaker102drawings:
filmaker102drawings Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
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:iconlamina-aka-blackwolf:
Lamina-aka-Blackwolf Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Shit. That is the exact description of me smoking.
Beautiful art and very expressive scenery !
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:iconbrynjones:
brynjones Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
so good
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:iconimdsound:
IMDSound Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Oh you and your bokeh haha. I love when you draw Hana! Just don't make her smoke a vape -.-
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:iconanakure:
anakure Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work!
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:iconacheronhades:
AcheronHades Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful portrayal of emotion, nice pose and colours <3
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:iconutria:
utria Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great work, I can feel her feelings.
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:iconalexwind:
Alexwind Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
wow..that is one deep piece..
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:iconshayleen50:
Shayleen50 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
I'm so happy to see you posting on DA some more again! I've always loved your style and hope that you continue to post such wonderful art. You have a nice talent of depicting emotions and giving women beauty without making them expose all their skin. <3
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:iconbeautiful-feeling:
Beautiful-feeling Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Artist
OMMGG OMMG OOOMMMGGG -DIES-
AMAAAAAZZZIIINNG :"")
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:iconlunarrenaissance:
LunarRenaissance Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the color and lighting you used. This is a really beautiful piece.
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:iconjomethyst:
Jomethyst Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just a stunning piece .
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:iconastrid569:
Astrid569 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Stunning and beautiful. I love your art so much and this is definitely one of my favorites.
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:iconlizzy-sakura:
Lizzy-Sakura Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Love the mood of this piece.
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:iconwhyfay:
WhyFay Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love everything about this. The colors, the lightnig, her pose, the atmosphere. It's really beautiful.
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:iconspifmo:
Spifmo Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hana is fucking cool lol 
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Digital Artist
I love the atmosphere of this one. :) I keep looking at it trying to work out what's on her mind.

I've always wondered, do you draw your bokeh backgrounds, or use photos for it?
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks for the comment!
I definitely draw out my own bokeh backgrounds! I do them very simply and it's easy to get done :)
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Digital Artist
Ah cool, good to know. I've been trying to do ones like yours, I'll have to practice more. :lol:
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:iconmissvirginia:
Missvirginia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
If I remember correctly he has a tutorial of one of the ways he does his bokeh on his Facebook. I think it's linked in this:
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Digital Artist
You are awesome, thank you! :D
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:iconmissvirginia:
Missvirginia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013
No problem. :aww:
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:iconythejoshuatreey:
YTheJoshuaTreeY Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
At first glance, I thought it was a real photograph.  Nice expression and blurred background.  Clap 
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:icontsuaii:
tsuaii Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional
I love the colors and bokeh but also the widescreen, cinematic format—I think canvas dimensions are often overlooked when it come to setting the tone of a piece. Good work as always, man!
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Saints-Of-Ravens Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Filmographer
Her hair gets me every time. :) Love the bookeh affected lights. She looks great CT :thumbsup:
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:iconexperimental-thing:
experimental-thing Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't even describe how much I love this character <3
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:iconshaiuzikami:
ShaiUzikami Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminded me of this song </3

www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/taking…
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:icondctb:
dCTb Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That song is really great, thanks for linking it and for commenting
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:icontarosmyr:
TarosMyr Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013   Writer
Yes.
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:iconeternallost:
eternallost Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
i feel ya
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:iconallyatharii:
Allyatharii Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
But Hana deserves that time and all that work! D:
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