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The Start of Summer by FabianMonk The Start of Summer by FabianMonk
This is my first "official" painting in Painter. I discovered the uses of this program several days ago, and I'm really liking it. A lot, in fact. So I thought I'd go a little all out and draw something of my own and color it.
I tried to go for that uplifting and happy feeling that I know so well from the beginning of summer vacation. Mine just ended, what a pity.

Software: Corel Painter 9 and finishing touches in Photoshop CS.
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Given 2005-08-28
I'm sure we can all remember the feeling of rushing out of the last class on the last day of school. The Start of Summer by ~monk-art does a beautiful job of capturing that moment. ( Suggested by flax- and Featured by damphyr )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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thandav Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
ekud::tighthug::airborne::love:cool
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clickyusho Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009  Student Digital Artist
cool
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karma4ya Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
hello!! I have featured this picture in my journal here [link] if your wish to not be featured please note me and i will remove it otherwise Thank you for allowing me to showcase your talent! :wave:Billie:woohoo:
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0nizukaSENSEY Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
i would love to be able of doing something like that.
the light omfg, summer, yeahh, but the best part of all the work is the expresion, tells everything, i see a hole summer plan on his head
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eLizz05 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
waw..I like your style :D
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jussta Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Your art was featured : [link] :)
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B3rko Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2008
nice work, grat!
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noelevz Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
amazing work! keep it up!
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icarus2oo2 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
lol , thats hideous n lurvely all at the same time
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Supervompatti Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
It looks like one of kids in The Nightmare Before Christmas. :)
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albinobigman Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
LMAO thats soooo cool
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puggdogg Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I'm only new to painter as well. Should check out my first attempt if not already. [link]
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DarkStorm17 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
This is awesome. Should make it into a print, my friend.
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BlackCore-RaiseHell Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006
Sweet Jesus, what an ugly beast. Nicely done. :P
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alissapeekaboo Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2006
wow this is really great! The smoothness is wonderful, I can see this pic in a children's book! Great job! :D
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blueberry-bum-bum Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2006
YAY!
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ovolon Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2006
That's friggin' awesome. That kid reminds me of Barrel from Nightmare Before Christmas :)
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micropop Featured By Owner May 13, 2006
I was thinking the same, and wondered what the kids name was.. Barrel!:)
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brrb Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2006
really good :D
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Bldg88 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2006   Photographer
aaaaahhhh the free spirit of summer:excited:
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Zweetchuck Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool :) i really like the pose of the arms :D
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Vectory Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
Im impressed and disappointed all at once.

From the thumbnail I thought this was AGRO fanart. But you being from Berlin not Australia I guess its not.
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006  Student Digital Artist
I don't even know what Agro is.
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Vectory Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2006
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This guy ruled childrens television in Australia like 10 years ago :P
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AnnikaAstra Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2005  Professional Writer
That's just too awesome
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colo13 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
wierd facial expression...reminds me of myself as a kid...... i like it
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cryptic-dreamer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2005
LOL, that's awesome! I'm adding this to my favorites. :D
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samw61 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool! Reminds me of what i did this afternoon, just I had a bag full of homework. Anyway, spring is good enough and holidays are even better!
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Matt-Tempest Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
Absolutely amazing. It looks so soft, wanna touch it. Which better then, Painter or ol photoshop?
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FabianMonk Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005  Student Digital Artist
None is better per se.
Painter imitates real media easier than Photoshop does, but Photoshop does pretty much everything else better than Painter does (filters, color adjustment, generic comic coloring, etc...).
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ha2er Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2005
rotfl!! this pic kicks ass... it made me laugh!!
peace
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zacthetoad Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2005
This is truely an awsome piece. Definately worth a :+fav:!
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Hahnsel Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005  Professional General Artist
coolness! the colors are so nice and creamy :D
my first painting in painter was really bad hehe
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fallenangel811 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2005
Soo awesome! :+fav:
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silent-songbird Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005   Photographer
if only the gingerbread man looked this good...
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HoneyGirl14 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005
-sigh- I miss summer :cry:

great picture=D I love the coloring and the background :3
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silverlullaby Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2005   Writer
The feeling will come again in a FLASH, always does, so keep that chin up! hehe.

The picture captured that feeling so perfectly with that ear to ear grin, large eyes and enthusisastic feet! I still know the feeling...and it's brought back to me everytime I look at this! Great job! :clap:
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Charlie-Brown Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy and uplifting. Slightly scary, as well though.

I really like this, I can't wait untill I have a computer that can handle painter :shakefist:
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raiki15 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Shouldn't this be in the psychedelic cathegory?
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RetroSushi Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
It's funny that I come across this the day before school starts for me. Haha. ;P
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amy-liu Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Wow, I really like it :)! I just love the expression on his face.

Oh good god! I remember the first days of summer vacation. School starts tomorrow for me, ah its terrible.
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TheGarfield Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
arrrr.. couldn't you wait until I'm actually leaving school to release this? Now I just feel sad :\
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zingamaroo Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
such a smooth cg! although when i run out of school, i hope i don't look so deranged! :aww:
i love the expression, it's extreme in a good way :D
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arom31 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
nice work, the shadows are well done too!
well i'm 1 week away from school! :(
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Pr0poganda Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
This is a little late, great work however.
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JeremiasJanikow Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
very good work!
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above-and-beyond Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005  Student
very nice piece!
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glavenopolis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Wow. this is so cool, you have totally captured the moment here. I use Corel Draw 9 for my airbrushing, its pretty good.
I love cartoon style, I'm adding this as a favourite!!!
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Good work man!
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radink Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
nicely done!! wow!
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