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My entry for the "Anime postcards around the world" contest... :giggle:

In case you've never come across a greek tourism campaign here's some info on what this mediterranean country is expert at selling ;)

Here's two friends--let's call them Cassie and Betsy--who chose the greek Cyclades islands for their summer vacation. Now, the flag of Greece is white and blue and that's an apt choice since what with the sea and the--infuriatingly--constant blue skies there is every shade of blue imaginable. Most greek islands in the Aegean sea feature box-like whitewashed houses that are quite picturesque in their mazelike architecture (this emerged as a way to counter pirate attacks in the past--lot's of sea, remember?)

Now, the temperature in Greece often climbes to 40oC--and unfortunately stays there for the loooong summertime--so Cassie and Betsy are (un)dressed as light as possible and did not forget their sunblock cream lest their skin turns lobster-red. They should have worn some hats and sunglasses but oh, well. Here they are armed with a digital camera as they walk the narrow alleys and streets of the island before going down to the beach where they will laze all day long and enjoy refreshing swims in the cool blue waters. Betsy munches at a "souvlaki", a classical greek menu item consisting of kebab meat, onions, french fries, garlic sauce and tomato all wrapped up in flat pita bread.

A greek island vacation should also include a visit to the local ancient ruins--there's always some everywhere you go--and an exhaustive nightlife but the daylight joys are by far the best for me ;p
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neurotic-elf Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Professional General Artist
hey !! reminds me of a photo WE have from santorini !! :boogie:

haaaappy times !! :aww:
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damaged-lamb Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008
Επιθυμώ ότι ήμουν εκεί. Για να πηδήσει σε αυτός το νερό θα ήταν διασκέδαση… αν και έχω έναν απέραντο φόβο των ωκεανών.

Did that come out right? I only know a bit from what my mother taught me. She used to yell at me because I got it wrong so easily. XD
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008   Digital Artist
:giggle: i did make sense of it, worry not.
is your mother greek or does she just speak the language?
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huriko-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
So cute it is^^
now I want to visit a greek place^^
it seems so peaceful and the water so pure^^
congratss
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   Digital Artist
thankees,
you're welcome to visit! :)
anywhere in Greece is pretty except the cities.the cities are cement crap drowning in a useless amount of cars :no:
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Nekokissa Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely colors i love your work ^^
Makes me feel like im there ~
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
thanks, dear :D
it's a nice scenery but in reallity it is hot enough to make one melt. that's why everyone and their mothers are down by the beach ;)
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Vaitylos Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
Μου φαίνεται ότι βλέπω βελτίωση στα χρώματα, καλές αντιθέσεις και "όγκοι". Και ωραίο concept! (αλλά, εμ, θα προτιμούσα κάποιον αρχαίο Ναό στο background;))
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
αλλος θελει μουσακα και καμακια και αλλος αρχαιους ναους! απαπα κουραση! :faint:
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cynop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
συγνωμη, αλλα το ενα δεν αντιφασκει με το αλλο. τι νομιζεις οτι μαγειρευε η ασπασια του περικλη;
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
...αστακομακαροναδα?
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cynop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
:lol:
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decemberbliss Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008   Writer
Wow, the background on this is so, so good! And their eyes are very deep looking, great picture!
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
thankee! i guess everybody is looking forward to some vacation time. :giggle:
i like the redhead's eyes--one's green and the other's blue upon some closeup!
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biancaneve81 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
:clap:
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
:blowkiss:
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biancaneve81 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
=D
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cynop Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
what?! no mention of mouzakas? no mention of kamaki?! pfffff....i will boycott this post card!


great work, and great description. Did you use a photo for reference?
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
mouzakas cannot be eaten "on the hand" :|
the concept of "kamaki" belongs to the nightlife part. but here's something to make up for the lack of it in the pic [link]

:giggle: how'd you guess the photo reference? still, only for basic sketching. i put the colors--and some windows--myself.
bet you can't find which island it is ;p
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cynop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
o mazo me kalipse :lmao:

the architecture looks very realistic, very truthfull to the source, so i guessed you used an old photo, or something like that :)
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008   Digital Artist
λαικ χηαρ νοουερ!! :relax:
here you go... [link]
because i was too bored to dig out my own photos.
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cynop Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2008
και εγω που περιμενα αποκαλυψη, με μινι και μπικινι
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008   Digital Artist
τετοια hardcore πραματα χρεωνονται 5 ευρω/click με 19% ΦΠΑ...
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cynop Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
ασε καλυτερα :sprint:
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JigokuNeko Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008   Digital Artist
σωστη επιλογη! :evillaugh:
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