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Awash In The Storm


Awash in the Storm

Rain and wind are wonderful, when the storm isn’t too wild, and threatens to blow and wash everything away.

Sometimes all the colours seem to get washed out; and, there’s only shades of grey.


This was made for Dance in the Rain Contest, hosted by Stewed-Tomatoes :iconstewed-tomatoes:

Stewed-Tomatoes –Mmm, Mmm, Good

As far as skill level, no doubt I’m still a neophyte.

Theme: Create a scene in the rain. A few umbrellas are supplied as required stock.

Dates: November 2nd - November 16th, 2016

(Mmm, it’s been ages since I’ve had stewed tomatoes.)


Nota Bene:

Thanks DestinyBlue for allowing her Line Art Saving at Oielvert - lineart
(January 1, 2005) and Treasure Hunter Lineart (December 17, 2009) to be coloured and tweaked.

Here is DestinyBlue’s finished version, Saving at Oeilvert (March 30, 2004, “My first submission to DA 2004… where it all began… 30 hours…” -DestinyBlue )



Line Art:

Saving at Oielvert - lineart  (January 1, 2005)
And,  Treasure Hunter Lineart(December 17, 2009), by DestinyBlue


Boston Stock 11, by Random-Acts-Stock

Rain Effects:

Rain Texture and Snow Texture, by funnybunny-stock

Water Splashes, Water Splashes, Water Splash 3, by Moonglowlilly

Water PNG, Water Ripples-Puddles PNG, Semi Transparent Water Ripple-Puddle PNG,  Large Water Ripple - Puddle Transparent PNG, by JSSanDA

Water Splashes, by Gracies-Stock

Industrial decay Stock 095, Industrial decay Stock 108, by Malleni-Stock

Rain, by Sharpnel-14

Rain Storm 2, by ShutterBugs-Stock

Texture 197, by Malleni-Stock

Texture 203, by Malleni-Stock

Sky, by TinaLouiseUk

Sky Stock 05, by msfowle

FOG/CLOUDS PNG, by Moonglowlilly

Big Lens And Optical Flare Collection, by daWIIZ





This was inspired, in part, by DestinyBlue’s Hope for Brighter Days (January 31, 2013, “She carries her troubles in an umbrella, as she…looks back at the puddles…” -DestinyBlue)


The umbrella handle was in front of her face, instead of resting on her shoulder. I always carry my umbrella by leaning it on my shoulder, though not sure if anyone else does.

After the storm starts to clear and the sun come out, it’s nice to see her getting her colour back in 


Listening to:

- Stand in the Rain - Superchick [Lyrics]

- Anna Blue- Every Time The Rain Comes Down (Anime Music Video)

-Loreena McKennitt - Lullaby

-Lullaby, Lyrics William Blake, from Loreena McKennitt/ Quinlan Road’s debut album, Elemental (1986), Vocals, Douglas Campbell

Written for the 1983 Stratford Festival of Canada production of Blake, by Elliot Hayes and performed by Douglas Campbell.

The studio was in a barn in southern Ontario and in a field of sunflowers.[2]


Lullaby-  William Blake –(1757 – 1827)

O for a voice like thunder, and a tongue
To drown the throat of war! - When the senses
Are shaken, and the soul is driven to madness,
Who can stand? When the souls of the oppressed
Fight in the troubled air that rages, who can stand?


O who can stand? O who hath caused this?
O who can answer at the throne of God?
The Kings and Nobles of the Land have done it!
Hear it not, Heaven, thy Ministers have done it!


“Our darkest days have always—always—been followed by our finest hours,”

-Aaron Sorkin writes poignant letter to his daughter 


The storms always pass, though things are never the same, often in very unexpected ways, afterwards.


(et aussi, au revoir, Leonard CohenCC, GOQ (September 21st, 1934 – November 7th, 2016)[1]  Canadian singer, songwriter, poet and novelist)

U2 & Leonard Cohen Tower of Song

A friend worked in a bar he used to go to, in Montreal. There must be a great jam session going on, about now.

-à bientôt…



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DestinyBlue's avatar
Beautiful work! I really like it ^_^

I especially love how bright you've got the colours compared the the washed-out rest of the scenery, makes such a cool impression!

Honored I helped inspire something like this :heart: