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'Til I Find Myself Again by bardicsidhe 'Til I Find Myself Again by bardicsidhe
Okay, so this is one 'scenery' piece that got way, way out of hand. While I was sketching one of the ideas the nice folks at the Vale offered me, I got way too involved in the background, which suddenly didn't fit the characters in the foreground, so I dropped the figures into another file to finish later.

I'm enchanted by ~Kyomu's landscapes, and I'm trying to teach myself to use a much more limited color palette to get that really fresh look that's just saturated with light. I want to have picnics in his pictures. If you haven't visited him, you totally should.

Meet Breakwater. Breakwater has amnesia.

Breakwater is constantly losing his keys.

It kind of sucks to be Breakwater right now, really.
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distome Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! This is fabulous! I love those clouds and especially that color palate! I'm impressed with your ability to take sharp brushes (at least they look sharp), and still produce smooth gradients and soft textures (clouds)!
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TheAntimonyElement Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really spectacular! The lighting especially is really marvelous. :3
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much!
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Starhorse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is really a cool piece, I really like the pastel color scheme (something that usually tuns me off but is working well here) and Breakwater really pops as the most saturated, dark value element. really a nice thing going on.
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! I was really inspired by the artist I listed in the notes - somehow they take that light color scheme and make it look like it's vibrant with living light, rather than just washed out. I wanted to try something different, too, and restrict myself with the color palette. I tend to go way overboard in spite of my best attempts to avoid it, and the background ends up looking amateurish or cartoony.
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LarraChersan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful scenery! The clouds and the grass look so amazingly real, one could feel the wind passing over them! :wow:
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sweeney-todd-warrior Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So amazing!!!
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ciors123 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Rillers wants to ride one of her lovelies bareback there! Pretty!
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ArcanaMajor Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
That is stunning. Just...wow. I'm so jealous of your ability to create such amazing landscapes and Breakwater looks totally at peace there, regardless of the amnesia. ;)

Gorgeous.
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hermitchild Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! That looks beautiful. I can almost feel the wind.
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zaknafein77 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Great land scape!
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Kimblewick Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous, I love the soft greens against the bright blue, and the stunning scenery.
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JEAikman Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is really amazing :D
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks so much, *jordanpopz! I'm glad you like it. :)
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BlueFlyer Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with the comments above. This is absolutely gorgeous. I cant get over the difference in your style here and the warmth and comfort that the landscape has. It really does look like you could just picnic in the soft grasses, and I love that. I also really like how bright the colors are. They just seem so healthy and green and growing. It's fantastic and I love it. I'm also really taken with the sky, which I think is the strongest thing in the pic, for me at least. I love the clouds and just want to stare at them all day. They have a very 'in your face' quality that I love. Very pronounced and not at all wispy and vague.

One tiny critique that I could think of was to maybe add some shadow from the clouds onto the ground? I know you weren't looking for critique but it's just something I thought of that could really add something to the pic. Even though it looks beautiful as it is!

And ittle bitty Breakwater. He's sho cyoot!
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Like I told Feetz, I get the biggest, biggest grin when I see your comments. You guys make all the work worth it.

I love painting clouds. I like experimenting with different shapes and colors, and when I saw ~Kyomu's clouds, uh... well... if it's possible to lust after clouds, I totally did. I wanted to learn how to paint like that.

You're right about the shadows. I tried to add them but I didn't hit them right. I think I got gun-shy about making them too dark and quit before they worked. I rarely consider a painting 'done,' since I save PSD files like a total pack-rat, so you bet I'll be digging back through and taking another crack at it.

Thanks again, Bloo!
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Firefeet Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Wow, Scy. Wow.

Wow.

Wow.



I can't even think beyond that right now. Just. Wow.

Your backgrounds have always been like eye sex, or candy, but this is just AMAZING.

Good freaking christ woman, I want those clouds. They have to be my absolute FAVORITE part, the sky as a whole I mean is just perfect. I want to live there in that sky, I wish I could fly, and if I could that would be the sort of sky I would want to fly in everyday. I want to lay down in that grass and just stare for hours at that sky.

:faint:

This Scy, is gorgeous.
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Feetz, I just live for your comments. You and Blue both, you make every bit of effort worth it for the satisfaction of the comments alone. That's exactly what I wanted to accomplish. ~Kyomu's stuff makes me want to wander in it, from the clouds to the grass and the shadows under the trees. I love stuff that hasn't been over-rendered, where you can still see the brush strokes in it.

Thanks so much, Firefeet!
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Losmios Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Stunning! Makes me think of Spirited Away!
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Oooo, wow, thank you, Los! It's been a long time since I saw that film. :hug: You feel like an old married wimmens yet? *G*
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dt-maxwell Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Preeeetttttttyyyyyy.

Seriously. It looks like something out of Studio Ghibli film, and those films are aaaaallll about the scenery porn. Awesome job, Scylla! <3
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
aaaaallll about the scenery porn

omg you are so right, Studio Ghibli is. :giggle:

Thank you, DT!
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LittleHooves Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
i want to lick it
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I am ridiculously proud of producing lickworthy art. :giggle:
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LittleHooves Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
no but srrsly. i like what you did there.
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Keahi-Fire Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Amazing Scy! It's really really pretty.
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thank you keahi!
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Niur-Tarow Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty damn awesome!

Poor Breakwater, I can relate..
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
thank you! Do you lose your keys all the time too?
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Niur-Tarow Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes. In fact, they are missing now.. :confused:
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Greatalmightyqueen Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous. :heart: I lurve the clouds, especially, and all the little grass detail.
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I got so obsessive with the grass. I kept finding excuses to paint more layers. :XD: Thanks GAQ!
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BlackFeatherStable Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Just wow! I love this pic! I feel like I could just jump right in there merry popins style! The colors are so soft and flowy withot loosing their neissary structure and I believe you nailed the lighting. It remindes me of a greener grassier dances with wolves setting. LOVE IT! :love:
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
That feeling of being able to jump into the painting is what drew me to the guy I linked in the artist notes. Thank you so much! Lighting and light reflection are two things I constantly struggle with.
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DreamArabians Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely!
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :heart:
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scaramouche2802 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
I wanna go have a picnic there! so pretty
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
I wanna have a picnic there, too! We totally should. Especially with the added attraction of random friendly unicorns wandering by to beg an apple. :heart:
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scaramouche2802 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
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jet3270 Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my god is this good! I love the green you've used.
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you so much! I admit I sampled some of the greens from the original I was studying, because I wanted to get the light right, and I seem to have trouble with that on my own. My greens are always way too bright. Day-glo grass, lol.
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decors Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
:heart: Pretty but Scy always do pretty things
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Awww, thank you, Alo! :hug: I'm frustrated because I commented on this like... hours after you posted it, and it didn't show up. I'm sorry! I totally meant to thank you weeks ago.
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decors Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
;) better late than never
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SunsetRevelation Featured By Owner May 11, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is...ridiculously gorgeous, breathtaking and inspirational.

I love it! :3

Poor Breakwater...
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bardicsidhe Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
You know what? I replied to this comment WAY BACK using my Palm and I am peeved that it didn't stick. Thank you! :hug:
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SunsetRevelation Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hehehehe XD No problem! :3
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