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Children Who Chase Lost Voices by Nishiio Children Who Chase Lost Voices by Nishiio
星を追う子ども (Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below)

Too many characters to fit into the title bar xD

These two characters are Shun and Shin. They are twin brothers (I'm PRETTY sure they're twins...not like you can tell from this picture lol) from Makoto Shinkai's newest movie. His movie premiered at Otakon just last weekend. He also held a Q&A panel, as well as an autograph session. I had the honour of meeting this genius animator-artist-director-storywriter so here is my tribute to his wonderful work. ^^

(I should also mention that this time around, someone ELSE designed his characters for him, which is why they actually look decent LOL. *bricked* )


Rough sketch on paper. Lineart and colour done with Paint Tool SAI. Tweaking done in PhotoShop CS5. This took about 2-3 days on and off. :)

I'm still trying hard to stick to cel shading but it seems like I just move further and further from it each time I attempt to CG xD;;;
Guess I'll continue to experiment.

Enjoy. :heart:

EDIT: Sorry if this appears again. I'm a little OCD and realized I left out like 3 orange dots/stripes on one of the arms, haha. Went back in and added it.
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RinoaBC Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really Wonderful drawing of the twins! Faaaaaved and watched! :D
At first Shin sounds cold and uncaring for Shun who just spirited away and that Shin ascended the surface only to retrieve the clavis, but later on, it'll be shown that he does love and care for his twin brother after all, kinda heartaching I'm really glad to find a fan-art of them together :)
And Wow you met Makoto Shinkai!!! You're so LUCKy! :la:
with-the-sky Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
CTSael Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I think it was a promotional trailer where I saw it, but I know for certain that there's a distinct age difference between Shun and Shin, just a couple of years. So they're not twins age-wise, only in appearance. Shun looked about 12 years old, and Shin perhaps 8.
kymerla Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the use of light/shadows in this :)
SugarTripping Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Eeep~ I'm so glad to see art from this move ;U; I only saw it at Eiretakon on Nov. 10th c: I loved it <3
Nishiio Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Sorry for not replying for like a month lol...I haven't been on dA often.
Thanks for your comment! : ) I haven't looked for fanart for this movie for a while but I hope there's been a larger number now that it's been quite a while since this movie came out!
SugarTripping Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine! ^^ I do that as well, hehe xD
You're welcome! And yes, I've seen a bit more of it now as well :) But yours is defnitely one of the best! <3
MIUX-R Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
OMG i'm so glad to see this fanart!!! 8D
avatariroh Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
This is really awesome! I got to meet him too... Do you remember a guy with a trumpet at all of his appearances?
Nishiio Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
o__o Actually, I think I do.
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