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CE: Tear into Time [Sapporo Canvas Contest] by Lurockia CE: Tear into Time [Sapporo Canvas Contest] by Lurockia
This was a Contest Entry for the Sapporo Canvas Contest.

I made it! Truth be told I was starting to get anxious as to whether or not I had enough time to enter this contest at all but I am immensely pleased to announce that I have finished it just in the knick of time! First of all I would like thank Kei-Ivory for inspiring me to enter this in the first place because without her, I may never have gotten the will to do so given my busy schedule. Thank you so much Kei, you have no idea how much fun I had working on this! You're the best. :heart:

Now an explanation for the piece itself. Essentially the idea was to combine Japan's Past together with it's future but how to do that? I had come up with a number of concepts but this one in particular was the one I enjoyed the best. 

As you can see here, the modern version of the couple holding the Sapporo beverage are both very stylized. Vectorized even with simplistic shapes and forms without too much detail other than what was necessary because that's what the modern age is. Everyday our lives become easier and easier everytime new technology is introduced to us. Yet even so we can still enjoy a good beverage the same way our ancestors have long ago.

Hence comes the second part of this illustration. Japan's past. I used a torn paper effect to reveal the past because in a way, the past is always apart of us if you just look underneath the surface to see what's there. The segment of the picture revealing the past as you can see is highly detailed and a lot more complex that the drawings representing the present. Why? Because if you observe ancient Japanese artwork, you will notice that detail is in absolutely everything. Our ancestors wasted no time in creating things of quality. Every little detail, every aesthetic, even if it's not needed will be added for maximum impact.

That's what I wanted to do here. To go above and beyond what is simple and convenient for something of quality. Something you can really sink your teeth into. Something with real passion and love dedicated into the overall piece. I can only hope that I've managed to achieve that.

Thank you for viewing and best of luck to all the other entries!
Full Resolution can be downloaded if needed at 3500×5070.

Textures and Floral Patterns presented on the clothing created by myself.

• Art & Coloring By Lurockia
• Sapporo Brand © Sapporo Premium Beer
Bullet; Red Tools Used : Wacom Intuos4 Tablet & Adobe Photoshop CS5
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:icontallehart:
tallehart Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, well done. Looks like it was done in illustrator, but you did it in Photoshop! Looks great =)
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'd love to know how to use Illustrator personally but the entire program is just really confusing to me. I do way better in Photoshop but it could just be because I'm more used to it. :)
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:icontallehart:
tallehart Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's not too bad when you get the hang of it! Then again, i've been using it for 10 years hahaha.
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
11 Years for Photoshop and me! I think the thing I don't like about Illustrator is the fact that I can't make Folders and Subfolders to organize everything. Only layers and that causes me to get lost rather quickly. In Photoshop I tend to use a lot of layers so it's important for me to categorize everything.
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:icontallehart:
tallehart Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yesh, so true! Keep up the good work either way!
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:iconrebellinglemming:
RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulation!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconsuperpower-pnut:
superpower-pnut Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015
wow.  you deserved this!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconinkappa:
Inkappa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of time and effort were put into this entry!! Nice incorporation of the past and present -- definitely worth a win!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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:icondamushroom:
DaMushroom Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely fantastic! A magnificent work.
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconscottman2th:
ScottMan2th Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconfighter7901:
fighter7901 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Congratulations i knew when i saw this i knew it was going to be a winner good job i'm happy for you 
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That means a lot to me actually! Even now I still can't believe it. :wow:
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:iconfighter7901:
fighter7901 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015
yeah me too i'm so happy for you really love how the colors were pick 
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:iconoxjade:
Oxjade Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
Congratulations! This one is my favorite. :congrats: 
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconwinddragonfly:
WindDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student General Artist
The concept and art are absolutely amazing! Congrats! 
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmate-of-kisame:
mate-of-Kisame Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very pretty! And congrats!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmate-of-kisame:
mate-of-Kisame Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a problem! keep it up!
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:iconangelarizza:
AngelaRizza Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats!!!!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!!
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:iconmynonsensespot:
MyNonsenseSpot Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The way your did this was amazing!!
I enjoy how you incorporated both modern today, to Japans past.
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm so glad that you like it it means a lot!
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:iconcomceptart971:
coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulation!! your entry is so beautiful! well deserved :D
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! And congratulations to you as well!
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:iconcomceptart971:
coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :D enjoy your week-end :)
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:iconfighter7901:
fighter7901 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
if i had the choose of picking who wins this one would be it 
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:iconcomceptart971:
coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
and you picked right :)
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:iconfighter7901:
fighter7901 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015
you won 
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:iconcomceptart971:
coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
i was talking about Lurockia  :) she got 1st place, i came here to congratulate him/her and i couldn't resist commenting on your prevision... 
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:iconfighter7901:
fighter7901 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
ah sorry didn't see ur name but that's good
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That's kind of you to say so. I can certainly only hope but we'll see what the results will be very soon! Whomever the winner is, I can't wait to find out! :D
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fighter7901 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
its it like first second thrid kind of thing because if you don't get atleast first place you can atleast get one of the others. 
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MauruCat Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
incredibly creative. well done.
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! As is your entry, very impressive work! :D
Good luck to the both of us!
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:iconmaurucat:
MauruCat Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very welcome--and thank you back >^,,^<
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:iconmielstr0m:
MIELSTR0M Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I can't even tell you how many times my boyfriend and I said we loved this piece. Like, we REALLY love this. Good luck!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Wow did you guys really? Thank you! That actually means a lot to me like, I'm actually smiling pretty big right now reading that. Thank you! :heart:
I saw your piece as well and I have to say that I really like the style you used for it. I think you captured the traditional illustration perfectly!

Best of luck to the both of us! :D
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:iconangelarizza:
AngelaRizza Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Nice!!!!
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconcomceptart971:
coMceptArt971 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
so polished, quality work
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:iconlurockia:
Lurockia Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconelizabethorani:
elizabethorani Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
im so jealous its so good and professional.:happybounce: 
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