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Let The Rain Fall Down... by Maruki Let The Rain Fall Down... by Maruki
"Let the rain fall down...
Wash over me..
Clear my mind...
Nourish my soul...
Remind me of home...
Let the rain fall down..."


Yeah, FYI: I know "Let the rain fall down" is part of an actual song, but like I could remember that song, let alone the rest of the lyrics. So, I made up some of my own, and if you want to use your imagination, imagine Tim McGraw singing those lyrics along to a similiar beat of "When the Stars Go Blue," yet not.

ANYwhos, I sketched this and finished it on Thursday (03/29/07) night, and when I showed it to two of my friends the next day, they proclaimed it sad/depressing.

But I don't see it as that.

To me, it's rather liberating of my feelings, which aren't sad, just stressed. It had been raining not too long ago, and I had the urge to stand in the rain and do just as "I" am in this deviation, but I didn't because I'm a self-concious coward.
I've always loved the rain. Makes me wonder why I've never drawn rain before. So, this was a fun experiment with rain drawn via pencil on paper. All I did to alter this pic was darken it so it'd be easier to see.

Enjoy, and hope you're finding ways to liberate those build-ups of stress that tend to get in the way...

Chow for now,
Maru
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:iconloukhos:
loukhos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
Ohh! That's awesome! <3
*saves the image*

I think my favorite parts are the hair, and the umbrella. But the pose too is just so wonderful! X3
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Maruki Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thanks so much! Glad you like it so much ^^
And thanks for the fave >w<
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loukhos Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome! X3
>w< *wants more Maru-art*
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WillowWhiskers Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I love your art, you seem to draw more from life than from anime, like a lot of artists on dA. You're like a real artist. I'm jealous. :3 :+favlove: This drawing is especially nice.
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Maruki Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*Laughs* Really? My art teachers say the opposite *:P at art teachers*
Thanks for your comments and for the faves ^^
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WillowWhiskers Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Well, art teachers are ALWAYS touchy about that. If a picture looks the slightest bit cartoony or anime inspired, they have a fit. XD
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Maruki Featured By Owner May 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, they insist "originality." But their definition of that is "realism" XP
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ViolatorX Featured By Owner May 1, 2007
Please tell me those aren't the lyrics to that Hillary Duff song.
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:iconmaruki:
Maruki Featured By Owner May 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*Laughs* Believe me, only the first line, MAYBE the second line are inspired by that, but the rest is mine. READ THE DESCRIPTION and you might understand how I actually hear those lyrics in my head XP
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ViolatorX Featured By Owner May 2, 2007
Yeah I read the description, not a big Tim Mcgraw fan.
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Maruki Featured By Owner May 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:P
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this, its rather pretty and carming. Random question, is your hair that long?
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:iconmaruki:
Maruki Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, and yeah it usually is. But the weather out here at college kills it, so I had to get it chopped off over Christmas break. But it's getting that long once more
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Katay-chan Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, I'm sporting my hair short at the moment, but it use to be really long, going past the shoulder blades.
I also have a rats-tail that goes down to my waist! ^^
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Maruki Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*Laughs* Dang, that beats my plain hair XD
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seleno Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
its well drawn .. despite the depression
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Maruki Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*Laughs* But it's NOT depressing, that's just it! Gah.. I tried for a subtle smile, but apparantly it's not coming across as such -_-;
Thanks, anyways
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seleno Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Artist
heh ^.^ i do like the pose though you've definatly improved
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Maruki Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks ^^
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Celeriac Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
I like it ^_^
And I totally know where you're coming from ^^;
:cuddle:

And the song.... Hilary Duff xD I love that one *brick'd*
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Maruki Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, glad you like it.
And great, it's a Hillary Duff song _ Glad I made up my own lyrics, then XP
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Celeriac Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
hehe, no problem.

xDDD rofl.
But its a good song, ignoring that.
And your lyrics are good too =3 I just want to fit them to that tune xDDD
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Maruki Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*Laughs* Yeah, but if you've read the description, in my head it plays to a similar tune of "When the Stars Go Blue" XP
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kuregu Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
I can see the liberation in this drawing, it has a clensing feeling to it too. I envy ur umbrella. I'm serious, I have never been able to successfully draw an umbrella, that's on my "things to do" list. So I give you major props for that =D
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Maruki Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, that was the whole goal behind this pic: liberation.
And yeah, a friend mentioned "cleansing" as well.
And dude, that umbrella was last minute add-in with my own umbrella modelling for me on my dorm floor XD Just throw your umbrella on the ground, sit on the ground, and sketch X3
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kareginomoto Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
cool^^
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Fire7Warrior7 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
...its pretty...i love it
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Maruki Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the fave ^^
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Fire7Warrior7 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
anytime^.^
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