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The Awakening by AlectorFencer The Awakening by AlectorFencer

Everytime I look up to the sky and see the sun breaking through the clouds, making them force to part, I want to be one of the rays falling to the ground and lighten everything up.

This painting was quite a good self therapy. Even though I always avoid to paint clouds, I made them be one of the main central parts of this image.
I'm quite happy how they turned out and even though I made random brush strokes (as always when I paint clouds), they seem to look better than any other attempt in the past. :XD:

Colours definately make more happy. It is weird that I actually mostly use subtle colours in my pictures even though I'm a very colourful person myself in real life and how I behave.

I think as the light breaks through those clouds, I finally broke the barrier of using multiple colours in a picture...

The plant spirit is awakening a dead tree in this picture. I think I subconsciously drew myself as the tree which awakes from the long sleep in darkness.

I somehow feel so much better now. :)


The Plant Spirit is © 2008 Claudya Schmidt aka AlectorFencer. Please do not copy, alter or redistribute!
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lukaszi-art Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
Wow! It's so expressive and the colours are simply amazing Heart 
Arexhma Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Wow it's fabulous *^*
I congratulate you! It is a very good work!
Saddust Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Superb lighting !
PhoenixCalifornia Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
The reflections off the clouds from the sun :}
EveeLover Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
love the clouds
TaraSullivan Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012   Digital Artist
This is gorgeous. The color and the movement in the clouds and beautifully highlighted details in the plant work together to create an awesome piece!
BaneEden Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, just wow.
breerothman Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured Here: [link] :heart:
Kellerfee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   Photographer
Akseovin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist
It's True) *
Akseovin Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist
Это Правда)
stripedDreamer Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
I love the clouds, and everything. Simply breath-taking!
knytcrawlr Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amidarosa Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011
I SO understand how you feel with clouds, I keep staring at it like I wanna be involved (look at my signature lolz), and last night I had a dream like this
REYKAT Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
One question ... HOW?))
howlingnightwolf Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
This artwork just took my breath away. It's absolutlely beautiful. Oh my gosh...I really can't breathe. :o
Sieberwolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand how you feel. I have a bad habit of shying away from using vibrant colors in my pieces (oftentimes opting to go with just B@W) This has inspired me to try it out and see what comes to pass! :D
liketulip Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
WOW! GREAT! :wow:
Thedarkdestroyer Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
^^ your work is amazing you should be proud. im doing my art exam next week and its fantacy based. from one artist to another could you tell me whats the best way to do clouds
sir5sertak Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Student General Artist
oh my godĦĦĦ
dude thats really sick please can you talk to me on msn and give some tips pleaseĦĦĦ
MochaChip Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
Incredible! You are so talented!
Multichrome Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
This is amazing.
Love the colours and how the reds of the sky contrast with the greens of the ground.
Gidala Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

This is the best picture you ever drawed, this is the best picture you ever drawed!I repeat, THIS THE BEST PICTURE YOU EVER DRAWED!!!!!!!
Awesome light over the wolf.And what about that moon on the top, that is brilliant.

Definetly going to my faves!!
Luis-Guerrero Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009
I felt as if i was there looking at this beautiful sky you painted, it made me remind when i was a kid and i used to lay down on the grass and watch the clouds pass. Grass on my feet and the wind slipping between my fingers... good times. Thank you.
TheBlackStarWolf Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2009  Student Digital Artist
WOW! *________*
It's amazing **!
evolutionhotline Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
phuking awesome!
Auroraskys Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009
The sky is freaking amazing! The detail is so go. I would not have the patience to do that.
Rautaportti Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! It`s just stunning.. ;O you are very talented!
pyrovampy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
Amazing...Simply amazing.
jurobbins Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
absolutely amazing. the clouds look fantastic, and the whole picture gives off a vibe of the power of nature.
Neosun7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2009
Such a beautiful and touching piece! I love how even with the presence of the moon, the sun shines throw to help the plant spirit awaken the dead tree. Such beautiful colors and detail, as well as the wonderful story to go along with it make this piece simply amazing!
Colley36 Featured By Owner May 18, 2009
WOW amazing. Nice job!
Eccentric-Zeal Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
The clouds are just amazing. I don't see how that could ever be done, but you did it! Haha, the detail is amazing in EVERYTHING in this picture! It must have taken you a while to finish it. Glad you feel better, too. Ventart is usually the best. Keep it up!
SweetVenom94 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Unbelievable! This is great! I love the colours so much 8D. Good job! (kneeling down...)
scheherazadenerai Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009   Digital Artist
Great pic! It's got an amazing impact just from the thumbnail. What I like about it is how you've done the clouds so they're billowing like fabric. Well done!
Forest-of-Blades Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
That's majestic! The clouds are wonderful, both on the frontside and in the depth surrounding the moon.
However, there's still something I think is a bit sad : I feel all the sunrays should have been perpendicular to the lower part of the sky (which is apropriately round, but there are a few rays that seem to point in strange directions).
Werwolfkaiser Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009
This is like heaven, I often dream about it! You are something really special!! I could watch it for hours!!
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awww omg thank you so much for your awesome and kind words. My heart feels really warm now. :)
Werwolfkaiser Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2009
Gerne :)
Choyonghi Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok...this brought me to tears. The title and the piece both..because it reminds me of how I felt at my own "awakening."

Beautiful piece.
Calaymo Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2009
your work has been feature here --> [link]
pickledshoe Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Student General Artist
wow it almost looks like there is an animal in the clouds too!
macieq-f Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009
Great's incredible:D
AlectorFencer Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
lotusvalkyrie Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009
wow!! really good! i love it! [link]
Ikeziu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Stunning. Simply stunning. When I found it, I just sat there, staring at it for what? 10 minutes? I think. It's an amazing piece... I think this has to be one of my absolute favorites here on deviantART...

A masterpiece.
FuzzyHat07 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Wow, how have i surfed though DA all these years and not find you?
Rokosamii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009
...I cried.
Great and thundering THOR, I cried.
Meshuli Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
simply magical 00
PookiePony Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
So very beautiful! it draws you in :wow:
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