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Fourth of July

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"Shower in the dark day
Clean sparks diving down
Cool in the waterway
Where the baptized drown
Naked in the cold sun
Breathing life like fire
Thought I was the only one
But that was just a lie

Cause I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of July

Pale in the flare light
The scared light cracks & disappears
And leads the scorched ones here
And everywhere no one cares
The fire is spreading
And no one wants to speak about it"


- Fourth of July, Soundgarden


This song always brought this kind of image to my head, so I decided it was time to draw and draw it out. Still kinda working on this, I don't know how to make the landscape look... more realistic... it still looks completely painted and cartoonishish -_-;
Stars made by pretty much completely following THIS HANDY TUTORIAL *bows to tutorial* [link]
The star field is pretty messy around the edges, I wasn't paying attention to how those looked, just the center -_- will be fixed at some point!

This image looks better as a thumbnail DX
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C0ND0R94's avatar
And now I'm in control
Now I'm in the fallout
Once asleep, but now I stand
And I still remember your sweet everything
Light a roman candle and hold it in your hand

Cause I heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
I thought it was the 4th of July

Heard it in the wind
And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
Thought it was the 4th of July
nirvsofled's avatar
Love this! It's the perfect imagery for the song :D
Dozerson's avatar
This is like anti-fireworks. :) I like it as for the mountains I think that they would look more realistic if you had more details.
Anuwolf's avatar
Hmm I guess so xD Yeah the mountains do need some work. To be honest, I got lazy.. also I have trouble with mountains. Practice would be a good idea =P
Dozerson's avatar
Practice is usually good.
jena4renna's avatar
"Thought I was the only one, but that was just a lie......"

This pic is really quite awesome.....
Soundgarden has a new album out (FINALLY!!) & it's awesome,too :D
SAVALISTE's avatar
:wave:I've featured this deviation here ---> [link]
Celestial-Winters's avatar
oh wow! That's beautiful!
mdotts's avatar
how did you make the meteor shower?
LittleMissGloomy's avatar
I just can't stop looking at it, I love how real the sky and falling stars look against the landscape, it makes for a really really interesting, really pretty image.
MyantheMayan's avatar
[link] this has been featured in my latest journal :D Happy fourth! :D
Xehanortrising's avatar
Cool and soundgardens amazing
whoa, i hope that wont happen on fourth of july this year O_o
Pyroraptor42's avatar
that isn't fireworks :)
CatherineSt's avatar
it's amazing! :D i love this picture
Anuwolf's avatar
Interesting, I really like the background stary night
Daktari92's avatar
This is beautiful 0.0 Great use of technique. I always find it hard to actually draw images from my head. Like dreams or as you did, visions that go with songs..

So I can't say you did a good job on drawing the picture from your mind but I can say I really like this style. The colour scheme is just great: really smooth, with beautiful, explosive colours.

I love how you did the meteorites, they're just so bright and you can see the speed with which they head for the ground.

Another great thing is the reflection of the light on the mountains and the water. You did a great job on that too. It makes the drawing more realistic and more entertaining to look at.

However, if you want a more realistic feel than this in your drawings I suggest doing closer studies to references. Draw a mountain from a photograph and try to get it as detailed as possible. It sure helped me.

Btw, I featured this picture in my journal, hope you don't mind?


Awesome job, keep it up and happy new year! Hope it's gonna be a good one for you:)
FrenzyWolf's avatar
So goddamn beautiful... do you have a 1280x1024 Version so i can use it as my Background Picture ?
pump-kin-pie's avatar
this is fantastic. your landscapes are breathtaking. they remind me of the movie Dinosaurs... with the meteorites falling and the lemurs. :meow:
ZombieL's avatar
Amazing!!!! This is really nicely done, I couldn't believe my own eyes for a moment there. And it doesn't look better as a thumbnail, it's amazing no matter what!
Anuwolf's avatar
aww thanks x3;
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