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Incandescence by JohnSu Incandescence by JohnSu
Candelian Yan and Lampwick Steiner take a stroll through the bokeh, arguing about why some materials look darker when wet.

Or, alternatively, [link]

Yan is a Candle Woman. Technically, she is 100% body fat, being composed entirely of lipids and fats. She becomes rigid and uncooperative at low temperatures, and lethargic at high temperatures (often just lying in a puddle of her own hair). The flame atop her head is an outlet for the energy she burns at the cost of her body mass. To this end, she requires a greasy diet in order to maintain her existence. It doesn't mean she eats rich foods necessarily (she cannot process carbs and proteins), but she does eat tallow like bread and drink oil like water.

Steiner is a Lamp Man. He was created by dressing up a lamp post in a suit, and then given lectures on How To Be a Gentleman by a professor of Gentlemanology. And now he is the very model of chivalry. Ironically, though he emits light from his head for all to see, he is blind. Apparently that is how lamps normally are. Nobody knew this about lamps until they noticed he didn't seem to know what people were talking about and kept politely declining all invitations to move in any direction.


Well, this was a fun picture to work on! In particular I enjoyed coloring and lighting this piece (which I guess is pretty much everything you see in it...?). I suppose more specifically, I enjoyed trying to make stronger shadows than I normally would. I think that will be something I'd like to work on more in the future: playing with the hue and saturation of shadows, and experimenting with the balance of it in the composition.

I think I would also like to go to sleep

Made in Flash

EDIT: I was made aware afterwards that Steiner cannot contribute very well to an argument about what things look like. He can, however, speculate why!
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PowerofPinesol Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I love lamp
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Direction-Tru3N0rth Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  New member Hobbyist General Artist
I like the concept you drew. It's fun and quirky! Good job!
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toyotami Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
this is cute and so freaking clever! I really adore it! and the coloring is amazing!!!! 
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playstationkev Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Romantic and hilarious
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:iconlisaloofa:
LisaLoofa Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  New member Student Traditional Artist
Omg I want this framed lol so great
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:iconreploid:
REPLOID Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014
I loooooove this couple! :heart:
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:iconwilliamtrausch:
WilliamTRausch Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Man that lady is hot.




I'm going to go bang my head on the wall....




Still, this is a fantastic pic, I find the lady attractive and  I wish I looked as good in a suit as that  lantern head.
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Smittynick870 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2014  Hobbyist
THAT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!!
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:iconfairytailking:
FairyTailKing Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   Artist
I love it
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:iconiwubchoco94:
IWubChoco94 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Heart Heart Heart Heart Heart 
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:icondarklordcomp:
Darklordcomp Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
if only i could be so gloriously incandescent 
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:icontheorangeelephant:
TheOrangeElephant Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2014  Hobbyist
achh! theyre so cutie!
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:iconkumisanchan:
KumiSanChan Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cool *3*
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:iconwiend-hyuura:
Wiend-HyuuRa Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!!
<(*A*)>
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:iconacarisen:
ACARISEN Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Student
Wonderful idea behind the two a very enlighten pair.
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:iconchrosantha:
chrosantha Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Aww, I love these two. If this was an animated series I'd watch it. 
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:icongothicbunny10000:
GothicBunny10000 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014   General Artist
so niiiiiiiice and gentalmently XD
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:iconesemese:
esemese Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Professional
haha awesome, mr. Bulb head is what I called a dude in Garbage's video for Push It, this gave me nice memories :3
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:iconchaosangel95:
ChaosAngel95 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014
I looks so Beautiful, and Yan is adorable! Steiner has a cool hat, need to get me one of those.
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:iconminskah:
Minskah Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014
Wonderful concept!
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:iconjbusari:
Jbusari Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Very clever 
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:iconwanglang:
WangLang Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Student Artist
This is the most ingenious thing I have ever seen...
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:iconmeggyville2009:
meggyville2009 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist
This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love it so much!
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:iconelectricxangel:
electricXangel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
So imaginative!! :iconblushplz:
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:iconhorrormgafan19:
HorrorMGAfan19 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Better love story than Twilight
Am i right?
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:iconbluerosekelly:
BlueRoseKelly Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
Wow this looks amazing. :O
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:iconterina222:
Terina222 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really cool. A good idea that you pulled off really well. I like the candle . 
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:iconjjuliuz:
jjuliuz Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Fucking awesome and geniusOops!  take my faveCURSE YOU! 
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:iconjlindseyb:
JLindseyB Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful 
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:iconyzkethrag:
yzkethrag Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice.
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:iconfakescience:
FakeScience Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
haha,brilliant idea, the character-candle and lamp.
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:iconmatarahi:
MataRahi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student
I just love your style!
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:icontricrossroadsoffate:
tricrossroadsoffate Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
I'm really enjoying this piece very much :p
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:iconxandamus:
Xandamus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
a real bright idea
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:iconphenixmightheart:
PhenixMightheart Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous
One of the best
awsmmm
loved it
Loved the colours
AMUSING WORK
WONDERFUL
BEAUTYFULL
Thanxx for sharing with us
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aesthetic-derelict Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Fascinating. You made this in Flash? I didn't know that it was capable of this level of quality when it came to colours. Hm. I'm going to have to try that out for myself. Great work!
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LarissaLoyd Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Lovely!
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:iconartistathena:
ArtistAthena Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
This is a really good drawing and story, well thought out :) (Smile) 
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:iconfreak--out:
FreaK--OuT Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
.-. o.O? XD cool
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juancarlosrojas Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
exelente! em gusta
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RandomDragon0412 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, very well thought out and original!
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:iconzebucompany:
Zebucompany Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
very creative 
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RKSabag Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
XD! pretty cool, i love the face of Yan, looks so smoth.
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:iconyoung-artist96:
young-artist96 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013
the art is fabulous, but i also enjoyed reading the story you put with it very much! great piece!
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:iconmoonlitgraphix:
moonlitgraphix Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
That just looks bad ass, I like the story you got going for it very peachy.
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:iconbelzeneef:
Belzeneef Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
brilliant! :3
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:iconhvs-rie:
HVS-rie Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
How creative! Cool concept :D
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HikiKai Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks pretty~*sunglasses* hot. YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAH!!! ...sorry...bad habit. (>w<') Awesome art.
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gabrielwillames Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
amazing work
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