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The Crossing by Kybral The Crossing by Kybral
"They played in the morning,
and napped for an afternoon.
Then, they fell in love at dusk,
and walked together until midnight."

A series about life, love, time, and change.

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Find it here, on Tumblr.

You can also buy prints of it here, on Society6.        
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Given 2013-12-21
The Crossing by *Kybral ( Featured by Moonbeam13 )
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First, let me say that I loved this piece. It's ACTUALLY THE CUTEST OH MY GOD EEEE. Ok, that over with, actual critique time. What a great concept! It's a clever twist on the classic "four seasons" theme. The strength of this piece is the repetition of the same elements with variations. I like how each of the main characters has a color that they carry from panel to panel, but the colors could be more obvious in the fall panel. The birds' nest from spring & summer doesn't reappear in fall or winter; it would have been a nice touch if there was a new one being built in the winter. Really, the more there is to discover in a piece like this, the better. On first glance, the dark blue of the winter panel clashes with the warm bright colors of the other panels; this may have been intentional, but i think it would look better a little lighter and purpler. Over all, great work!
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Critique by loveHatsuHaru Dec 21, 2013, 4:15:32 PM
Over all this is amazing. The feelings the progression conveys is wonderfully strong, and I'm particularly fond of the way you show that love can be for anyone, like the two boys. The themes you chose to represent match up neatly, which can be hard to do. When I look at the thoughts behind this heart warming peice, I see spring is a time for change, summer is when everything is alive and free, fall's cooling air inspires everyone to find that one person to bundle up with, and winter is when time itself seems to freeze, suspended in the moments you share with the ones you're close to. You also didn't fail to incorperate the parts of the day, morning, afternoon, evening, and night and make them fit in perfectly, too. In every frame there is a sense of joy and comfort, freedom and warmth in one way or another. Almost everything is perfectly balanced and complete, and the idea behind it is just as moving as every skillfully placed element. This is my new favorite! Truely touching work.
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Ympresium Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member
I actually saw it on the internet and searched for a whole hour for the artist. And here I am! It was worth it though haha
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:iconstefaniawolff:
StefaniaWolff Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Student General Artist
This is so cute! :3
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TalonCraft Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I still love this set of pieces.  (And I will definitely be buying prints of it eventually, as long as you're still selling them when I can afford the sizes I want.)  

Have you considered doing a female-female version as well?  I could see you starting with the same first image as if you were seeing it from the other side of the bridge, then continuing the girls' story as if it was just slightly out of sync with the boys, like they showed up at the bridge on different days.
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CaldoRosa Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
neat
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:iconsoulsender:
soulsender Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014
Beautiful 
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:iconorderly-lemon:
Orderly-Lemon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fabulous work. :)
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nabean04 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014

I was stunned when I first saw this piece by how awesome and how great it looks. I actually didn't find this by looking on deviantART, but in fact my boyfriend sent it in a text and how the characters crazily look like us. I am tall and light skinned and he is short and darker than me. There was another beautiful part about this picture that was crazy to us. That part was that the fact that he wants a boy and I want to have a little girl and there they are. me with the little girl and him with his boy. all in all I am here to say that this picture is amazing and I cant wait to see what kind of art you will post next. This pic is my wallpaper for my laptop now

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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Awww, thank you! It makes me happy that you and your boyfriend can connect to the series so well. A lot of people have mentioned to me how much they see themselves and their boyfriends reflected in the characters I drew, so it really means a lot to me that we all share a similar dream :)
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ianmacirl Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So CUUUUUUUUTE. really awesome piece color choice makes a nice contrast between the seasons.
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:iconafo2006:
afo2006 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
omg this is just so beautiful, wonderful job Kyle :D
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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:iconafo2006:
afo2006 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
You're very welcome ;D

That day I was watching your puctures along with a groiup of activist lgtb friends, we all were really happy to find your works :D
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afo2006 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
Sparvely check this out *-*
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JacksArtBlock Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
this is so cute omg
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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KeroberosCelestia Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist
My favorite is Winter, with Autumn as a close second and Summer and Spring tied for third. This is incredibly beautiful. While it would be just as beautiful if there was a heterosexual couple instead, I like the homosexual theme better, because that is literally the only difference. Both are exactly the same in terms of love. And I am going to stop before I begin rambling.
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Also... my personal favorite is summer :)
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Aww, thank you! Yea, I think the story could work with a heterosexual couple too, but the fact that it's two boys sends a more thought provoking message about love, life, and change.
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
My pleasure. :)
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:iconrayarogue:
rayarogue Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013
nice one, I love it.
would be cool to add a children's book narative to it.
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Yup. There's definitely more story to these two :)
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:iconmshenko13:
Mshenko13 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is SO beautiful, there are no words i can use to describe it. Thank you SO much for this.
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank YOU for your comment :)
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:iconmshenko13:
Mshenko13 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
You are most welcome. Happy New Year.
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Mshenko13 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Also I'm with you. Summer is the best season of the year by far. :)
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Kolibribi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I love this. <3
Can someone please make a Disney movie out of it?! *u*
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hahah, ya know, perhaps one day I'll make an animated film out of it as well :)
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:iconkolibribi:
Kolibribi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist
I`d definately love that!
Close enough to a Disney movie :D
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hehe, maybe it'll be a production of my own animation studio one day :)
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napalmzonde Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful and very sweet.
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Aww, thank you!
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scorpiokym Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
These are all very beautiful. I do like the Autumn one best, the romance and the vibrant flying leaves, idk, I just loved it best. But yanno, I'd have to say that all the other seasons pretty much tie for second! I love the lively/playful mood in Spring, the cute little girls and bluebirds and flowers. Then having a sweet rest in Summer, and then traveling as a family underneath the winter midnight moonlight... I'm so happy some people can find this beauty and share and express it so well. :D
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Awww, thank you! Your descriptions are spot on. Those are the exactly feelings and moods I was aiming for in each illustration. Personally, though, I'm particularly fond of summer. There's something I like about the nostalgia of a warm summer afternoon, and that budding promise of discovering young love. Also, playing barefoot in the stream and taking a nap next to someone special beneath the toasty sunlight is just really appealing to me :)
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scorpiokym Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Toasty sunlight! I did think about something like that too. Yes, you really expressed it well. ^^b
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gattoshou Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa really cute, love this <3 <3 <3 <3Llama Emoji-62 (Rawr I'll get you) [V3] 
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks!
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gattoshou Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome.... :'3
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TheZeiGal Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This made me feel a heck of a lot better after a crummy day. It's so adorable, your style amazing, I do hope with another user that it gets made into a print. Also that one day for the animation needs to be like... now. Okay that really work. How about tomorrow? ;) 
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Aww, I'm glad it was able to make you feel better! When all is said and done, making someone feel better with my art is the best thing I could hope for.

If you're looking for prints of my art, I have them available on Society 6. As for the animated film, though... Perhaps one day... Wink/Razz 
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0-the-drifter Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is epic ;^;
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hehe, thanks!
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merlioske Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
bloody brilliant o.o i totally love it! amazing piece of art ^-^

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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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Kauritsuo Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
yeeeessssss
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fomalal108 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
I absolutely LOVE this!! 
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Hahah, thanks!
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AhikuBoruchi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is so beautiful! Very well done! *-*
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:iconkybral:
Kybral Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Awww, thank you!
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