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Gin from Hotarubi no Mori e by Blue-F-Phoenix Gin from Hotarubi no Mori e by Blue-F-Phoenix
I did a painting of a fox mask, because I've always liked it growing up in Japan, and someone told me it reminded her of this Japanese movie called "Hotarubi no Mori e (蛍火の杜へ). I got curious and watched it, which was very very emotionally painful :-( What a beautiful film. It captured the nostalgia I feel about growing up in Japan so well too. Highly recommended. 
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clara-01 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I just watched that movie, and you are so right, it was so beautiful yet so emotional!! I kept wishing the two could touch, and yet I regretted it when they finally can... considering what happens... Waaaah! 

Your drawing really captured that extremely well!
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :-) That scene really hurts, eh?
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clara-01 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
It did!!! Waaaah! Waaaah!  
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StarlightSilver Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2017
The shades in this drawing is precise, making the light and dark contrast very impactful. I've watched the movie several times(I love it), this scene is indeed very sad, but at the same time the most beautiful one in the film, and you captured it very well!
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thank you. I don't know if I can watch that movie again. It was so simple yet so heartbreaking and sweet. So underrated. 
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StarlightSilver Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017
I cried every time I watched it. It can be a good thing though haha. I'm just glad that you drew this scene so beautifully that the pain seemed to reduce a little Meow :3 
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww I'm glad. 
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Mythological-artist Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I must say this illustration is magnificent! Even if I have not watched the film, I can see it must be interesting if it is anything like your drawing! 
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww thank you so much :-)
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Mythological-artist Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :D
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Sophiethesofa Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Omg this is stunning, the atmosphere is beautiful ♥
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :-) It's inspired from a very bitter sweet moment in the movie. 
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Sophiethesofa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
No probs, oh really? That's cool because I think you definitely captured that well, with the glowing bubbles and the dark background :happybounce:  
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. In the movie, this is the moment he is actually disappearing forever (he's like a forest spirit). It's very sad but he gets to hold his love in his arms just once before he is gone, so it's also kind of sweet. It's saaaaad. 
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Sophiethesofa Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Awh omg that's so sad! D: 
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PinixTheRaoGuard Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
Your painting is amazing! I love the light!
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! That's great because light was my focus on this piece :-)
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PinixTheRaoGuard Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2017
You're welcome! I think you do a great job on the light!
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Colourfulstrawberry1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A definite prepossesing sight. Absolutley stunnning.
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww that's really sweet, thank you :-)
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Colourfulstrawberry1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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Romacat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
This is beautiful! This movie was so amazing and I cried while watching it.
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I nearly pulled my hair out screaming "NOOOOOOOOO" in this scene, and cried so hard. When he says "come here" with that big smile. Aaaaaawwwwww I'm crying again.
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Romacat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
I am too! And the hints that something was going to happen, Gin giving Hotaru his mask, it was even sadder. A bittersweet story, but in the end Gin was able to love Hotaru and finally hold her in his arms. It was worth it to him to be able to do that.
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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Romacat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
I know, I know. It hurts me too.APH GerIta Pat 
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:-(
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Romacat Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017
Cheer up, Gin was happy in the end. And Hotaru, though saddened, she's learned to continue living her life just like Gin would've wanted.
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know. But still so heartbreaking. I don't know why it's not more well known. It's as good as Ghibli movies. 
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Vindicta-Prime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Filmographer
Why has this only so few views? It's beautiful! The whole picture looks soft and dreamy while at the same time focused on the character. It gives me this mystical feeling. Definitely a new favorite.
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww thanks :-) It's based on a Japanese movie that will emotionally destroy you.
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Vindicta-Prime Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2017  Student Filmographer
I'll make sure to check it out. :D
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LonelyLemonLion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow looks cool!
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Blue-F-Phoenix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you :-)
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