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Been a while since I've submitted something to one of the dA contests. I was kindly invited to participate again so I thought I'd give the Toshiba contest a try.

About the design:

Ahh, my school days, how I miss them. From grade school to college, they seemed so carefree compared to my busy life now. I wanted to capture that carefree and energetic spirit that these young whipper-snappers seem to have in excess, while at the same time depict an image that's completely modern in style and meaning. Hopefully I'm not too behind the times, but I'm pretty sure this trendy style's still considered cool by modern-day youngsters.

Hope you kiddos (young and old alike) dig it. :) Oh and comments and crits are always welcome as usual.

Done completely digitally in Photoshop CS5; about 25 hours.

Just as an FYI, the "digital" logo as depicted in this image is completely original and is not used by any current corporate entity. It's really just a simple decorative label of the title of the artwork that I came up with on a whim.

If you'd like to download a copy of the image without the logo in the corner, you can get it here:

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And here's a sample view of the design on a Toshiba Satellite:

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:iconekselsior:
ekselsior Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  New member
I will have your picture and printed it out. Thanks for sharing :D
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:iconsketch252:
Sketch252 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014
I wish you could buy this as a skin for your own laptop or have it made as one, you should look into that and sell them.
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:iconwintersedge7:
WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
Cool
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:iconlupe-macias:
Lupe-Macias Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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:iconnoblevalerian:
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional General Artist
I was really rooting for this one.  I featured it on my blog today

www.noblevalerian.com/1/post/2…
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:iconiogn:
iogn Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I use this for a laptop skin?
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:icontheyoungexorcist:
TheYoungExorcist Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats a lot of detail you put into this. You can even the little freckles. Awesome pic.
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:iconcollisiondrug:
CollisionDrug Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this. :)
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:iconpat-ricia365:
Pat-ricia365 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Really cool. i hope to be as good as you someday.
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:iconrthecreator:
Rthecreator Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Great art. :D
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:icontmntfan17:
TMNTFan17 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Amazingly done
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:iconuzumashi:
UZUMASHI Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice design !!
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:iconzefunone:
zefunone Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012
I WANT THIS ON MY LAPTOP!
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:iconfullforcesoldier:
FullFORCESoldier Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Well, I'm a student too, and I don't say I'm carefree because I am rather busy more often than not, but I can identify with the portrayed character for a number of reasons.

It really changes us to study and learn, and leaves something in us that with time it may fade in favor of new perspectives, and one tries to make the most out of it.
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:iconlatia376:
latia376 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
dang
i wish i could get this on my laptop
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:iconmcj3ep:
McJ3Ep Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yeah I think i would put this on my Laptop.
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Cute! Great paintwork.
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:iconvivid-funk:
Vivid-Funk Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing job!!!
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:iconsikk91:
sikk91 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
nice trip pants^^
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:icontsonchi:
Tsonchi Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
woah can you teach me some stuff?
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:iconcompass-wave:
Compass-Wave Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Aw man, love it! You captured the girl's energy perfectly. Love the outfit.
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:iconkejablank:
KejaBlank Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOW! :llama:
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:iconseifertacko:
seifertacko Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
hey,nice concept n design..shoulda win..
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:icondigimagicnb:
digimagicnb Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
Really good job. shoulda been a contender....
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:iconhelllord2000:
HellLord2000 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
wow very nice
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:iconkel-art:
Kel-art Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Awesome work...
Amazing details, colours and shading...
Really an awesome work...
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:iconraphesia:
Raphesia Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
I viewed the winners of that contest and was like O_6; "are you serious?! those are all dumb lookin!!"
If I had my way, yours would have won! Yours is practical, makes sense, and doesn't look like a painting done for a kid...
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:iconpranayam:
Pranayam Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
It is nice design!
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cute and awesome :D
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:iconrevolce:
ReVolce Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
I love pretty much anything you do...
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:iconcentury-script:
century-script Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
would you mind if i submit a desktop screenshoot with this great pic as wallpaper?
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:icontransfuse:
transfuse Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, no problem. :)
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:iconcentury-script:
century-script Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
thanks :D
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:iconjhorsfield30:
jhorsfield30 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice idea
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:iconterminatorfluffy:
terminatorfluffy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
That is awesome!!! It looks more energetic then the contest winners....Great Job!
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:iconjo-hani-kayser:
jo-hani-kayser Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
LOVELY DARLING!!!! XD LOVE THE TRIPP!
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:iconkatanimate:
katanimate Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I can't believe this didn't place. That's just insane. Should have won first.
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:icontransfuse:
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :) Although I think it's pretty obvious now, looking at the results, that this wasn't what the judges were looking for at all; in fact it's actually the exact opposite of what they were looking for. =P

Also, I forgot to mention that your saber-tooth kitty is really beautifully rendered. :)
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:iconkatanimate:
katanimate Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, the winners are beautiful pieces, but I do wish they had added more variety to the winning selections. All three have very similar color schemes.
But we'll get 'em next time, eh?

And thanks so much!
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:icontransfuse:
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
We sure will. Good luck! :)
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:iconbritz-08:
britz-08 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Digital Artist
like this!
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:iconnoblevalerian:
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
If you don't win, these contests are hopeless.
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:icontransfuse:
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
So I guess these contests are hopeless? ;)

And as predicted, there are angry people. =P
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:iconnoblevalerian:
NobleValerian Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Yep! I cried a little on the inside, and when I saw that 3rd place entry I began to wonder if the right people are judging contests with such amazing prizes. Again, not that I should have won after seeing the other entries, but your entry was easily the best of the top 25 and you didn't even place... it's just really disheartening.
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:icontransfuse:
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, one thing's for certain: win or lose, there will be angry people. =P
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:iconsteppeland:
steppeland Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010   Photographer
Nice work! Well done! Congrats on your selection as a semi finalist, and good luck in the finals!
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:icondungeecount:
dungeecount Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
Awesome :D I could see this on a laptop or a software advertisement ^^ the red makes it stand right out! Good luck to you and the rest of us!
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:icontransfuse:
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Aye, good luck. :)
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:iconajanime22:
Ajanime22 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
wow. It looks great. How did u du the lineart and shadow, and design and stuff?
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:icontransfuse:
transfuse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Did it all in Photoshop.
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