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Dragon Knite Flier Qing by GinJinKurum Dragon Knite Flier Qing by GinJinKurum
For :iconknite-fliers: Contest
Characters Used: Qing & her Dragon Kite named Yun.

Name: Qing
Name Meaning: Sky Blue
Reason Behind Name: Qing is the only one within her family born with blue eyes. Thus her mother named her Qing, her eyes reminding her of a clear blue sky.
Age: 17
Height: 5’4”
Gender: Female
Eyes: Sky Blue
Hair: Bluish-black

Kite: Dragon
Name: Yun
Name Meaning: Clouds
Reason Behind Name: Always seeing the dragon kite as a companion, just as the clouds are a companion to the sky, she decided to name him Yun.
Age: 7

How Qing obtained Yun
Growing up her mother constantly told her stories that held dragons within them and told Qing how lucky they were. How they soared through the skies, hiding behind clouds and even living on them. Once her tenth birthday came around her mother crafted a dragon kite as a gift for her. She adored it to no end, flying the kite every day after school.

Flying
Considering Yun is quite long and a bit big, getting it up in the air isn’t as easy as just letting the wind take hold of it and letting go. This was a harder task when she was much younger and smaller. It actually took a few weeks before Qing found a technique to get Yun up and soaring successfully. It was a combination of ballet dancing and just shooting him forward when she believed the wind was strong enough.

At first she looked like an insane child just twirling around with a dragon kite, tripping over her own feet more than several times. A sight her mother still laughs at in remembering. Letting her scratches and cuts from falling heal, she learned more about ballet and practiced so she wouldn’t easily trip again. During that time her mother helped her get the Yun in the air. Once confident enough, to where she believed she wasn’t about to hit the ground, she tried to get Yun into the air alone again. After practicing and practicing, it was eventually a wonderful success. Showing her mother she quoted that it appeared as if they were dancing. This made Qing very happy. Thus, whenever Yun was in the air, soaring above her, she would practice ballet dancing below, to continue the dance.

Becoming a Knite
Once her mother became quite ill, she spent less time flying Yun and more time taking care of her. When the sky began to be lit with ‘stars’, her mother couldn’t help but smile and laugh cheerfully, saying how it was the work of a great dreamer. Or so she guessed. Seeing how happy it made her, she decided to join in on this dream, once more letting Yun soar to help rebuild the broken night sky and so that her mother could smile in seeing the ‘stars’.

School
With her mother being ill, she didn’t work very much and constantly rested at home. Thus, to help keep the tuition for school going and so her mother wouldn’t worry, Qing began working by selling papers at the age of thirteen. As she got older she began making deliveries for small stores and even working at the school cleaning until close to sunset. She’s yet to tell her mother and hopes she doesn’t find out, knowing she’d become quite worried and try to get her to stop.
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Dear Kamina this took forever to finish. @u@ But I like how it came out for now. Was a fun break from the audition but now I must return to said audition. Whoosh~

Enjoy~
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Concept (c) `yuumei
Characters and Such (c) ~GinJinKurum
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:iconmycoweatsyourcow:
mycoweatsyourcow Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010
i love the detail!! the story is so well written too. :iconiloveitplz:
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:iconhazukininja:
HazukiNinja Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
Beautiful Knite Flier ^^ I love the drawing as much as I love her back story (which is quite a lot) :iconmonkeyloveplz: I hope you win!!
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:iconminako-07x:
minako-07x Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
That dragon is freaking sweet O_O awesome job ^^
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010
Thank you so much~ >w<
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:iconrinzombie:
RinZombie Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Student Filmographer
That looks dangerous...
Lovely picture, by the way.
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
It more than likely is.
Thank you~ c:
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:iconirukazul:
irukazul Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
this looks so amazing! :wow:
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you~ ;u;
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:iconirukazul:
irukazul Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
you're welcome! :D you did an amazing job!
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Aww, thank you again~! ;u;
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:iconkunico-kitty:
kunico-kitty Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
This.
Is my favorite entry C:
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Aww, that's very sweet of you to say~ ;u;
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:iconmortaleredwolf:
MortaleRedWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
oh wow. that is a fearsome looking kite! I also love her pose. very nice!
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you very much~ c: Glad you do~
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:iconelementalpenguin:
elementalpenguin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Oh wow, this is great! I admire artists who actually know how to use lighting.
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you very much~! >u< Not sure if I know how to use light but trying my best.
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:iconsunset1989:
Sunset1989 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
She's so pretty, and I love the dragon! :D :+fav:
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Very glad you do~ c: Thank you~
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:iconbaka-kai:
Baka-Kai Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Gahh Okay you've hit it as my fav =>
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Oh my, thank you~ >u<
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:icongogoflyinsheep:
GOGOFLYINSHEEP Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats so good!!
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you very much~ c:
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:icongogoflyinsheep:
GOGOFLYINSHEEP Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your very very welcome ^^
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:iconapplepai:
applePAI Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010   Filmographer
So pretty *.*
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
Thank you~ >u<
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:iconcoco-the-personer:
coco-the-personer Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I love the originality behind the names and how well they match yet contrast with the theme ; u ; I also like your artwork here, as well as your character's adorable background. I really hope you place with this <3
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Aw, thank you~ ;u; Put a lot of time into this so very glad you like it. Hope I place too~ <3 Thank you!
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:iconsophiphrenia:
Sophiphrenia Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Wow.. this is beautiful.. And it only took you one day? Teach me your secret!! XD Lolz
I pretty much work on things all day for most of the summer, and things will still take me multiple days, and they're not nearly as good as yours.. What program did you use?? I'm using GIMP T.T
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
I feel like it taking me a day is a bit long. xD;
I'm sure all your drawings come out lovely though~ ouo I use SAI.
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:iconangelicdemonicwolf:
AngelicDemonicWolf Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So pretty! *.* And shiney.

And I want that dragon kite. XD *Flings it around*
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thank you~ >u<

Yes! Take the kite and fly away my child! xD *fans you*
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:iconangelicdemonicwolf:
AngelicDemonicWolf Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :D

*Gets lifted away* D: Oh noez! The ground has left mah feet! *Gets blown away*
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Nooo! D8 Come back! Gin-Transform! *breaks out the feathers*
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:iconangelicdemonicwolf:
AngelicDemonicWolf Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Tumbles around in the sky* D: Teh kite ish taking me awaaaaaaaayyy... *Smashes into tree* Owwwwwwww
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
*runs and flaps* I will save you! D:< Fly, fly!
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:iconangelicdemonicwolf:
AngelicDemonicWolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Stuck at the top of the tree* Haaaaaalp. D: Teh tree monsters are gunna eat meeee! *Gets gobbled up by the tree* OM NOM NOM
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Nooo! D8 *stops and tries to eat the tree* IT'S USING SPLINTER ATTACK! D:
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:iconvladimirholic:
VladimirHolic Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the dragon kite, and the background story, and the lightings :) Nice-su!
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
Thank you so very much~ c:
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:iconvladimirholic:
VladimirHolic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I have to say, I can't help but have a staring contest with the dragon kite. <<weirdo<<
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
All I can say is don't let the kite win. xD
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:iconvladimirholic:
VladimirHolic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha it's impossible for me to win unless I continue starring until the day I die :O
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
At least you can say you gave it a try. o:
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:iconvladimirholic:
VladimirHolic Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha. True, true. By the way, why is Qing standing on the railings? xD
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
She likes to be childish and does like ballet, so she always tries to spin on the railings. xD;
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:iconureshi-kioku:
ureshi-kioku Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
i think this is really awesome! I love the colors and I hope you win! :hug:
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010
D'aww, Thank you so much~ ;u; :glomp:
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:iconothell:
Othell Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Wonderful! I love the shading and use of light.

The kite's design is fantastic as well *^*;
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:iconginjinkurum:
GinJinKurum Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
Thank you! Haven't colored like this in a while and don't usually add lighting, so this was a nice change.

Took forever so very glad you think so. @u@
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arghsdemeter Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AGHHH //GAWK
*A*
HOLY FREAKINGGGGG
THIS IS SO AMAZING AGHH //GAZEGAZE ;U;
LOVING THE COLORINGGGSS AND THE POSESS AND THE DRAGONN AND OMYGOSHH
EVERYTHING ;U; THIS IS SO FREAKIGN COOL GIN!!
*U* SJDLFKSKLDJF//DROOL
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