Originally released 22 April 2023
This drawing started out merely as an excuse to draw these two in the same frame again.
You might notice a style change:
this is drawn using my new vector art style
which I have gradually refined for several years
to emulate marker strokes in manga.
Since I'm drawing with mouse
you are reading that correctly),
this style is rather tricky,
and require a lot of care on coloring;
these are tradeoffs I made
for its ability to carry a lot of details,
in subtle variations of stroke width,
in an effort to make the drawing look more
In the foreground,
I put in a subtle
to emphasize strong ambient sunlight,
and also as an excuse not to draw a detailed background.
And within that nondescript background,
I made another rendering-performance excuse
not to use any SVG filter;
so the greenery your are seeing
were actually hacked together from a bunch of gradient-filled objects,
with a nice side effect
of making them display properly
under more-primitive SVG viewers
which don't support filters.
load of excuses were made in drawing this;
but the main thing
was I would like to draw something,
with these two characters,
that was simple,
and radiated comfiness.
I didn't pay too much attention when naming this piece,
but as I was halfway through the drawing,
I came to a realization that this name was similar
to the name of an ending credit song
from an old anime film
Doraemon: Nobita in the Robot Kingdom
Banana Ice feat. Konishiki,
Walking into Sunshine~.
YouTube (with English subtitle): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC6S1vT2ie4
I have listened to this song, but had never tried to find out the meaning of its lyrics before. It turned out to be a simple song about friendship, smile, and a promise made under sunshine. Cliche, but I think it kinda go along well with this piece, even that these concepts weren't what I originally had in mind when I started drawing it.
Both characters were last seen together
Departure From the Gallery;
while the character in the back was last seen
I should really start
putting a real effort into drawing the latter
in consistent fashion.
Copyright © 2023 xwindows
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Note: The drawing is made for 16:9 aspect ratio, but extra care was taken to make it look reasonable under 4:3. To get a 4:3 version, just crop for the middle part of this drawing.
23 April 2022 edit: Added the missing copyright notice.