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- Secret Garden - Commission



She'll lead you down a path
There'll be tenderness in the air
She'll let you come just far enough
So you know she's really there
She'll look at you and smile
And her eyes will say
She's got a secret garden
Where everything you want
Where everything you need
Will always stay
A million miles away

Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen

I got just a few directions before I started painting this one.
The main goal was to portray the feeling she had while listening to two songs.
(quite the challenge I might add)
The songs being: Secret Garden (duh), and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol (sweeeeeeeeeeet)

I really wanted to take on this challenge and also do some things I've never really done before.

One of them being painting a detailed background, but I've done that before... so not really new... just..
Something I hardly ever do..

PAINT A BIRD!!! .......yaaaaaaaaay!!

I used millions of references of just about any bird I could find, but narrowing it down it a mix between

- A Chickadee
- A Parakeet (budgie)
- A Dove
- My imagination

Blend that all together and you get a.. : Chickarakeedove??!?!?!

never mind......... :rofl:

I kept on changing little things and colors about every hour.
Couldn't get it to a satisfactory level!!
And then..... the last bit just came...

Thank the heavens for inspiration!!!!!!!! :D


Photoshop & tablet; I didn't really keep time, but I think it was between 50-60 hours....
Image size
2520x3780px 5.9 MB
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Bitrelie's avatar
This is so beautiful! Awesome job :D