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#57 Ray of Hope by Picolo-kun #57 Ray of Hope by Picolo-kun
"We can find light even in the darkest places. We just have to look for it"

Here am I again trying to work with more than white on the doodles.Today was such a rush I couldn't finish this doodle the way I planned :/

However, I've got accepted on Graphic Design course at university. I'm going to start it by the end of this week, I'm really glad stare(even though the doodle seems so gloomy).

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SpazzyMagee11 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016
*gasp* I know I say this about almost every one of your drawings, but: Pretttyyyyyy! . 3 .
Megatopsy Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015
GORGEOUS!  I think I actually want to buy this as a print.... I'm in love with your artworks!
Propitiated4 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So what are you using for the white, is it just a white marker?
runewuff Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whoever said "we can find light in the darkest of places" obviously wasn't a spelunker. :p
Fehnryr Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Questions- do you do a pencil sketch first, or do you dive right in with pen? And do you do one per page, or do you have to skip pages due to the pens bleeding through?
BC-Rain Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He does a small pencil sketch first (you can tell if you look really closely in certain areas). I want to know how he makes the black so bold O_o
Fehnryr Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
I can't find it, but he said somewhere that he does it in sharpie or marker and then adjusts the contrast in photoshop to make the black more uniform and dark
cccces Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
!!I love it very much!!SOHeart Heart 
KitFox17 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this kinda reminds me of Wolf's Rain ^-^ Could you do a sketch of them? :3
KuroStarSunny Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is amazing! I love each tiny detail you add. How do get the black so smooth and perfect without lines in it? That's so nice looking.
Angel3575 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
love this! but damn I can only imagine how long this must have taken.
frostsiren Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Your work is just incredible!
I'm very happy I was able to spot it on the front page while browsing today! 
The fact you use such a strong contrast is very pleasing to the eye, not to mention your overall talent of drawing just makes everything about this piece amazing to look at. I especially love the lamp in particular, very creative. :heart:
limited08 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i saw the lamp and somehow thought of Narnia.. oohh you should do one!
AzureFlame805 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
DbzFanMike Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Absolutely beautiful! Do you do commission!
alexanderzart Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
TheDragonOfDeath Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a lot of ink XD
LiXindi Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Yes, it is colored digitally. He lines it traditionally, fill in colors digitally, and increases the contrast in PS.
crystalwaterlover08 Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i think it's colored digitally .
MrCrabe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014
One of my favourite, the night and dark effect with light is just... AMAZING !
bingybongy Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
So.  Much.  Ink.  I LOVE IT!
Stargazer69 Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I really like the contrast between black and white!
Sheraio Featured By Owner May 5, 2014
Your art inspires me to draw more. Like a "Ray of Hope" eh? See What I did there haha!!
kila-loves-ponies Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
your art style reminds me of hayao miyazaki's :)
ahmedd Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow awesome rendering i love the birds just wow you should print these drawings on t-shirts
Ellofayne Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love how everything is in silhouette, it looks marvelous!
PeteyDee Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
how do you get that super black? do you edit the photos on a program or just have a super duper pen of awesome : 0
Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
I edit the black and white contrast on Ps after painting :)
Liowayo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I hope that he finds the light path on what seems to be a cemetery. Is he dead?
xxxhitsuzen Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014
I was wondering if you draw any pencil outlines or sketches before inking? 

I really love your concepts by the way!
Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Yes, I always make pencil sketches first.

Thank you so much!!
AlphaFireX Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful **
OhneZukunft Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I know where the cat is... Do you see the black buildings? Yes? Actually these are many black cats on each other. And their eyes are closed. And their whiskers are cut off .

... and I have no explanation where the cat really is. :>
Mirror-Draco Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These are amazing! D:
Franrie Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love all your art, I find it a really fun theme to fill out a sketch book with drawngs that span two pages. Thank you for the inspiration :iconspazhugplz:
Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for the kind words!! *u* 
naseem-art12 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this looks amazing!!!!!
Gunita75 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
fascinating contrast
Stardust-skies Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mecenatos Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!CURSE YOU! Oops! 
Rymiju Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very cool
Ratiola Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
You are incredibly talented! I can't believe you do it all with just the pens! Just great!
Lindako Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing, impressign and painfully beatyful,  as always c: 
But... I don't find the CAT! Where are you? ;_; <3
madmadman01 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014   General Artist
brilliant. it's like a flash of a childhood dream that stands for eternity. beautiful work.
XxTheButterflyxX Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is so amazing I can't even tell it's two different pages! Well done! I'm utterly impressed :D
riverotter7 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Congratulations on being accepted! I'm certain you'll do splendidly there!

The doodle isn't depressing. I'm reminds of an old Peanuts cartoon in which Linus is standing in place with Charlie Brown coming and saying: "What are you doing?"
Linus replies: "It is better to carry a single candle than to curse the Darkness". the next and last frame is Lucy by herself in the dark crabbing "You Stupid Darkness!".

Sometimes a single star can work wonders and it looks like the Child is well taken care of. Love Tards 
henriqgantz Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
muito power, amei
fairy-ballet-dancer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love your drawing , but this one is just special Kudryavka Noumi Kud (Sho Happy) [V12] ...
It makes me fly to another reality... I have to tell you that you inspire me everyday Huggle!
 please keep going with the doodles Shinka Nibutani (I'll be with your group) [V1] 
caatalexis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014   General Artist
Stunning, as usual! I can't believe how neat all of your lines are despite the fact that it's black-dominated... I would totally screw all of my white spots up somehow, like an accidental line here, there, there, until there's no white left and I've covered the whole thing in black. ;_; but to the point, this is stunning! Even better than usual, and just as intricate.
Picolo-kun Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!! I'm glad you liked this one since it was so much painful to finish :iconrlytearplz:
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