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January 19, 2012
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Make a Wish -Portfolio Submission- by Nicay Make a Wish -Portfolio Submission- by Nicay
This is for Sheridan College's Animation Portfolio. 3/5 Additional Works.


This piece actually has some kind of meaning to it. As you all know, or if you don't..well, the lynx featured here, is my personal character, Nicole. She's pretty much a representation of myself, who I enjoy drawing in personal pieces such as this one. Its nice to have a character to represent you as an artist, instead of drawing yourself all the time.

Anyway, last summer I discovered an amazing thing. I thought it was a plane, or some ash from a fire floating in the sky while I was at Carson's Camp; a campground I go to at Sauble Beach every summer.

I was amazed by it, and had absolutely no idea what it was. A few nights later, going for a night bike ride with my sister and dad, we saw a large family with a huge 4ft paper bag looking thing, releasing them into the air in an open field. I realized that was what I saw that night, floating in the air.
Sky lanterns.
I then began seeing them everywhere. I watched Tangled, and sure enough, it was in that movie and I didn't even know it was.
I saw them all over the internet, on tv, everywhere.

And my friend who I made the album cover for, he has a few..or had, a few but released them on christmas. I was shocked. Its one of the things I really want to do soon.

So, my goal for this summer is get together with all the friends I've hung out with over the years in high school, or maybe just this year; have them over at my house for a camp fire in the backyard, purchase a few of these lanterns, and go to the field beside my house to release them; each of us making a wish and hoping for the best in our first year of college.

That's my plan for the summer, either before or after school ends.

So ya, that's my little story to go with this drawing. Inspirations came from experience, reference photos, and music (music mainly being anything by Emancipator. Honestly, go check out their work <3 )

Artwork(c)Me, :iconnicay:
You are NOT allowed to use this image ANYWHERE. This is a college portfolio submission, which therefore means you do not have the rights of taking this to be used at your will.
Thank you
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Rose131313 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my goodness O_O! THIS IS AMAZING
LiimLsan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is amazingly well set off. ^^ love those little illuminated shades you caught in the sky.

(everybody knows these damn things from Tangled XD)
And wish you luck for college. (story was awesome.)
KheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That's my favorite scene from Tangled....
And that's freaking amazing that you got to witness it actually happening not once, but twice! That's such a good idea. There's something just utterly and completely human about sending your thoughts up and wishing for something better. :) Beautiful piece, it and the meaning behind have some great depth to them. Really invokes a sense of wonder and magic, maybe even of longing for something I can't name. :)
I listened to this while looking at this: [link]
Nicay Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Yeah, its so beautiful <3

Mmhmm!! I definitely plan on trying it out soon!
Thank you soo soooo much :hug: I'm glad you like it ^_^

Aww, that song <3 Tehe, I love it, and it surely fits well with this too (:
KheWolf Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Isn't it? I love searching for art of it on DA too :meow:

It just sounds so peaceful and cool :dummy:
You're welcome! Its so soft and lovely :) The color scheme you went with really fits.

Haha I know, I love it :D
Seasonsong Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
Wow nikki this is so amazing! You did such a great job on tis and Im so impressed! I hope that it does well in your portfolio. Great job. :3
Nicay Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you so much <3
Mizuni Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
so pretty *__*
Shy-Ren Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Absolutely stunning Nikki!
Nicay Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks so much <3
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