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Unrevealed melody by Pinlin Unrevealed melody by Pinlin
It's been a while I posted OC art. Last time I posted art of Jace was more than 2 years ago because of various reasons, but he makes an appearance again.
I'm working on a visual novel where this character is a part of. You can follow on darknights-time.weebly.com and darknightsblog.tumblr.com/

I wanted to draw something for halloween but was blocked. While listening to game soundtracks of my favorite games, this concept popped on my mind. While drawing I listened to Arwen's Vigil.
Rusty hearts - Opera www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA7s2R…
Arwen's Vigil - www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0tBS_…
The cello is an awesome instrument and I don't often see art of it. Out of all my OCs Jace is the most suiting to play and I designed a matching cello.
To honest, I'm not very happy with the overall mood. I spent way too much time on details and polishing the character clean. It looks like I rushed the background because of this contrast.

Character and art by Pinlin
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:iconmeringreen:
meringreen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
as a cellist I think this is awesome!  
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MirajaneGosh Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2016  Hobbyist
Beautiful work~ I love how you colored him and used lights~ Shading is wonderful, his expression is perfect and pose in general~! Another great artwork~ 
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Shy-Chivalry Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
It's so rare to see fanart of characters playing the cello- It's normally the piano and the violin. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece and gladly thank you for promoting the instument I play- Not only was it drawn wonderfully, each detail adding onto the one before and accurately with positioning and instrument, you captured the spirit of the cellist. So thank you so much for drawing this, you made my day!
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natashaivy Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this! I actually think the background works extremely well with this..... your character really pops and it isn't to busy looking. Everything compliments each other well.  Great job!
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Kipkei Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016
a m a z i n g ! 
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fireytika Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
aww amazing! your arts always inspiring me ^^
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silverblossoms Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Student
omf- the details in this absolutely magnificent kljsldfja 
the BG is just so gorgeous and realistic/// 
actually this drawing looks pretty realistic /// the way you coloured in here is just hnnnggg

and the lighting is on point omf///// <3
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YukiEne Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016  Student Artist
Hello! May i please do a collab with you possibly? Although my art is completely crap XD 

You are amazing at art QWQ I hope one day you will notice me~! XD 
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Yubi-Yubi Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DAMN PINLIN YOU WOULD THINK THERE ISN'T POSSIBLY ANY MORE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT BUT NOOOO

why do you do this to my heart why is your art so freaking gorgeous
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
There is still more :iconbigheplz:
I've been quite busy with things and it looks like there is a gap between everything I post lol.
I'm glad you think Í'm changing in a good way. Shh- //touches your heart more
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LadyGammer9 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2016
uau, just... wonderful Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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AmberJemStones Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
So good! As a cellist its rare for me to see art involving the instrument so its a bit extra special to me cause of that. Just out of curiosity, do you play any instruments?
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TheAnarchistZ Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Where is this guy from?
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:iconfiretoflowers:
FiretoFlowers Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Just out of curiosity is he a playable character in your game?
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016
Unfortunately, he is a supporting character. Depending on votes I might write extra routes.
Sometimes it's the mystery around a character that keeps them attractive. 
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PenOugi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016   Digital Artist
Oh my this is lovely! I like the sense of movement in it and your lighting choices. Love 
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Natsumi-angel Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016
Omg this art is flawless~ such a good job and so many details *-*
I can't imagine the pain to draw all this and how much time u spent on this, great work really 
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KikiKirbyViShow Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is great*
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carlos-salva-art Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
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Cynamus Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it!! Amazing... <3
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animenotaizai Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOOOOW!!! AMAZING!!!!! *O*
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awarunek Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
As a cellist I am stunned. This is so beautiful and you did an amazing job on the cello and his bow hand is holding the bow right! I really hope you do more of Jace playing the cello in the future Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] Llama Emoji-03 (Sparkles) [V1] Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] Llama Emoji-10 (Shy) [V1] 
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
I'm contented that an cellist likes this work :iconuhuhuhuplz:
Thank you for this comment, I will definitly draw more of him in future!
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awarunek Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay!Llama Emoji-39 (Eager) [V2] 
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DavidWhiteRock27 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! So much emotion in this magnificent piece. Fascinating job!
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DaydreamerWorld Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
it looks so interesting!! good job !!
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Skipperthe13th Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016
Brilliant work :D
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EthelBH Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
As i play the cello myself, i must agree with you when you say there isn't that much of cello art (Well not as much as i would want to see), and yours is one of the best i've seen so far ;)
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Hermione-Vessalius Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the level of detail in your art. I'm really awestruck every time. And I love how the background is kind of blurred to make the focus stand out. For me, it even makes me appreciate the small details in the more focused area even more.
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
I forgot to see it that way, thank you for sharing your opinion!
It probably took hours just to draw the cello but it was worth the effort.
Now you mentioned, I shall continue drawing small details.
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Passionworks Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, this piece is incredible!  The art is spectacular, the character is mesmerizing to look at, and the symbolism is easy to appreciate.  He reminds me of Hagi from the 'Blood+' anime.  Hagi wears bandages to conceal his identity as the main character, Saya's chevalier, and he masterfully plays the cello.  :D  Hagi's one of my favorite anime characters (I don't really watch anime, so the list of favorites is quite small), I even named my Chihuahua after him!  XD

Stunning art, my friend!

-Passionworks
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
He's one of the hardest OC to draw, nor I have a reason to draw him often :'D
It started unconsciously but there are many symbolistic elements in his design.
I have heard of this anime but never watched it. Now you mentioned, Hagi
indeed resembles this concept. Such a coincidence that he plays the cello lol.
I have watched many anime and this is on my list. Hagi is a cute name!
Thank you for the praises!
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StreetKombatfighter Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
beautiful :wow:
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Mykido Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
after seeing this art i really feel the sense of music 
amazing
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Coraleana Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing. You did such an awesome job on his pose and the cello.:)
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Ryusara018Haruka Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Writer
This piece is amazing, the first thing I took into view was his hands, and the cello just those two things hold so much life and emotion (: and as I looked around I realized that the entire room is filled to the brim with that passionate, explosion of feelings, you are extremely talented, because even though his mouth is covered and he is muted without words, he doesn't need words to speak, because his voice is in the song, its in his music. Well lol at least, that is how I saw it (: great job, you captured a musicians image perfectly.        
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Those were the keypoints I had to be careful with. As someone who doesn't play the cello I'm not sure how to correctly hold them.
Just recently I've been trying to capture emotions in my art, I'm glad that these came out well. The picture also shows my passion
for art and stories. Thank you for the detailed feedback (:
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Ryusara018Haruka Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Professional Writer
Your very welcome:)
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AzoozKaaki Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
high quality art but disgusting concept.
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BewareItsEpic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
whoa i can feel the feels [ YURI ON ICE ] :Viktor Nikiforov:  
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SadnessFemBoy2016 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning
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LunaLunett Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
omg dear this is so amazing QoQ
look at this beautiful man and how classy he looks with that cello :loves: 
I bet it sounds very stunning how he plays
he looks so pasionate q2q
great artwork pinlin \o/
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Grendelkin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Spectacular...!
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Artquarii Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Stunning :)
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LuffyNoTomo Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
lovely~!
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TomaFenae Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016
Ooohh, very cool. I find it very interesting that he is apparently covered almost completely in bandages. What happened to our mysterious Cellist?
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Edited Nov 13, 2016
That is how I came up with the title. His background is untold since I created him, but I will reveal it in my visual novel.
His mouth is covered is symbolic for no freedom to speak. This limitation gives anxiety that makes it hard to breathe, thus
his nose is covered too. The actual reason is more literal, but I can't spoil anything yet.
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TomaFenae Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
Ooohh, very cool. Can i ask how far you are or how long you estimate till the visual novel is complete?
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Pinlin Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
I just posted an update on the game process. You can read it here: darknights-time.weebly.com/blo…
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XStreamChaosOfficial Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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