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Borealis by BellaCielo Borealis by BellaCielo
Remember when I used to paint things?

Moderately-quick painting based on this old unfinished piece I had lying around. Made mostly as an excuse to paint clouds and auroras and stars and pine trees, my four favorite things in the natural world. I should probably document the steps used to create those auroras before I forget them ... basically it came down to making wavy ribbons with a painterly brush (shape and color dynamics turned on) -> duplicating the layer -> applying gaussian blur + soft light overlay to one layer and vertical motion blur to the original -> painting over the original layer in places with another painterly brush to define the ribbons a little better. 

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Samantha-Wright Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I have very few words for this. The composition is darling. (I might've gone with a bluer shade for the upper aurora band rather than a greener one, but, meh.)
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Composition (or more accurately, compositions not involving nice linear horizons with little interference by foreground objects) has always been a challenge to me so I'm glad this turned out well! 

Is that a critique of the color-composition or a personal preference? I've always felt greens are unrepresented in my color schemes... 
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PentiumMMX Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014
So, fanart of Kattlanna? -w-;

Also, I take it you don't like the hashtags. TBH, I was thrown off when I came here and saw my notifications icon was shifted
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BellaCielo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The hashtags themselves aren't bad but I wish there was a way to make them invisible. 
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