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Remember when I said that I was working on some random Hungry Whispers concept art?

Tadah! XD

I spent way too long on this doodle piece but I'm getting better/more confident in actually FINISHING a painting. A lot of technical errors here and there but I wanted to focus on the atmosphere for this piece as well as just finishing it. There are a lot of random concept art floating on my desktop/hard drive/sketchbook and I am determined to move on from them one day.

Critique would be welcome!

Feel free to download to look at the detail/spread the love. I'll upload the wallpaper version after this.

It's nearly 5am FFFFUUUU. :iconwhyyounoplz:

Hungry Whispers is a puzzle VN game that I'm making about the Chinese Ghost Festival. It focuses on creating creepy atmosphere through music composition and sound design.

Check out the beta teaser demo here!
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:iconlil-samuu:
Lil-Samuu Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
I like the colouring style in this and the way the lantern's lighting the scene. Drawing the ghosts with the wispy outlines works well too.
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you Samuu! :love:

I've been trying to refine my painting style. Too often I leave concept art lying about in my sketchbook/computer and I'm aiming to try and finish them to practise! Glad you like the ghosts ^ ^
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xXRen-AvlisXx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"Hello there Jade I'm Hika-Ree and it's a pleasure to meet you!" @ v @

:bulletgreen: "Atmosphere is a very crucial element in horror from what I see you do a fine job of
creepy the ghost in the background retains an almost child like sketch quality that
really adds to the atmosphere the paper lantern's lighting is what truly makes this
piece the shadows it creates on Yu really gives a sense of loneliness or perhaps
uneasiness As for improvements I recommend trying out some dynamic
perspective angles it can make a significant difference in the type of
mood the piece makes! It may just be me but the only other thing
I can think of that could use some fixing would be his lower half
of the body it seems off to me but aside from that a wonderful
piece that makes great use of lighting textures and color! I
have to ask though Why did you not think your work was
experimental?"
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey Hika-Ree! Nice to hear from you!

Thank you for the awesome feedback! I did better than expected XD I shall aim for more dynamic poses and work on image composition for my next piece! I'm happy that you like it!

The only experimental aspect of the piece for myself was trying to refine my painting style but I'm not sure if that complies to the group standard; that's why I wasn't too sure lol. Perhaps I have too much of a high standard for myself on the experimental side haha! But now that I've got some critique on it, feel free to move this piece from that folder if you see fit :).

Thank you again for the amazing critique!
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:iconxxren-avlisxx:
xXRen-AvlisXx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"Heh You're too kind I should create a style study about "Experimental"
but aside from that it was very fun playing your demo I felt it helped more
when writing my critique in order to get an idea of the character and his
situation I happen to also be working on a horror story as well and It
feels great to see another artist working in the same genre! I hope
we could chat more about our stories sometime in the meanwhile
keep up the great work it's quite inspiring to see a project
come together so nicely." ; v ;
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes! I look at your current style studies every now and again >3< that's the kind of thing that I'm developing with my stuff. I'm slowly getting there XD Maybe I should take a step back and do some fanart/copy some fave pics or so, so that I can develop my style from there :)

Wow you played my demo!? THANK YOU! :love: I'd love to hear your ideas! What's your story about/genre?? Oh I'm really excited, I didn't know that you're writing a horror story ;D :D :D

You're more than welcome to help out with my project too! Feel free to watch the group I made for it at :iconjdwasabi-studios: !!

Wow this is awesome, I can't wait to hear what you've been working on now ;D
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xXRen-AvlisXx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
"If I could make a suggestion why not take a look at some various horror manga and look at the way
each artist vary in their interpretation of fear or better how they accomplish showing it or making the
reader feel it. Sometimes it's as simple as not knowing what's going on other times perhaps it is the
foreboding feeling of actually knowing what is in the next room that creates fear maybe for some
it's the idea of loss and never being able to get it back. Fear is a powerful tool and emotion that
will keep readers hooked we all want to know why such a thing is happening and what will
become of everything in the end. Fear is a primal human nature it show's what the
human body and mind are capable of in times of stress it has the ability to show
us a person's true nature a part of us most of us try to hide or deny. Oh dear
I think I went into a bit of a rant! I do hope what I wrote
was understandable." @ v @
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Good idea! Cept I can't seem to find any decent horror manga :/ Would you be able to recommend me some? The only horror manga I've read is 'Fuan no Tane' and 'Mail'. I've seen that Korean horror flash comic too which was amazing! But other than that, I find it difficult to find an abundance of horror manga >_<!

It's good, rant away! :p It's great to hear your views on horror though, I mainly focus on the horror in the audio aspect so it'll be great for some fresh perspectives.
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xXRen-AvlisXx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Hmmm I would suggest the works of Junji Ito like "Uzumaki" or perhaps "Corpse Party"
by Kudouin Makoto as well as "Drifting Classroom" by Kazuo Umezu These are only a
few works it's also great to watch movies too! Especially ones that deal with people's
trust with each other like the original 1982 thriller "The Thing" by John Carpenter or
perhaps try something disturbing like "The Exorcist" there are so many great horror concepts to be seen this is only the tip of the iceberg!

Sound is truly one of the crucial pieces in horror! Listening to the demo I could definitely feel that chilling atmosphere coupled with the artistic cutscenes especially that ghost festival story! ; v ;
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Noted! Thanks so much for the manga recommendations :B

I've yet to see The Thing (1982) but I'll be sure to check it out. Which ver of the Exorcist would you recommend? I've seen the original and several spin offs. They're okay I guess, but my main rant for horror films are that the main characters are too stupid to live sometimes and I don't care most about them most of the time XD

I'm so glad you picked up on the sound! I wrote a whole essay on Yamaoka's work in the Silent Hill series and researched music psychology to make the story and gameplay as effective as possible.

If you need a horror sound designer or anything for your projects, you know who to call! XD
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NitroDragonTrigger Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT MOOOOOORE
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
More will be coming up shortly :p
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NitroDragonTrigger Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And Errol will be waiting ;)
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vagueabstraite Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
nice
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :love:
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:iconvagueabstraite:
vagueabstraite Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
you're welcome :D
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Serrival Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Uhoo, that's some pretty cool lighting. Makes it stand out from the crowd!
The ghosts look pretty fun XD
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Woohoo! Thank you!

Haha yeh, I've yet to attempt to draw 'realistically' creepy ones so I've stuck to the cute/creepy ones!

Thanks again for the comment :u
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BlackWolfSoul Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
I will follow YU! *see the ghost*
Good luck! I stay here...:ninja:

ok...Great Work! I loved the "ghosts" (I did make a checked around :paranoid: ) and while the rest...REALLY GREAT!
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thank you Black!! :hug:

I'm sure there is none around you ;P
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BlackWolfSoul Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
No worry!
and...Now I'm sure! :'D
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! Because Yu scared them with his lantern...XD
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BlackWolfSoul Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
The Mighty Yu and his lantern!:iconherotimeplz:
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeh! :D
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xxAdytzaxx Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Looks good :D
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you lovely! :glomp:
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xxAdytzaxx Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Your welcome :hug:
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:iconlubrian:
Lubrian Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I LOVES THE COLOURS AND TEH SMEXY JACKET
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I LIKE THE COLOURS TOO ;DDDD

And hooray for smexy jackets! :la:
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Saiko-Akarui Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:iconheplz: Looks good P!Jade eve...

You should commission me to draw you something- *shotdead by arrows*
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha thank you! You're way better than me though :P

Rofl, I will do once I actually get a job to pay you!
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miacchi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks pretty good! xD
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:iconjdwasabi:
JDWasabi Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :)
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