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Umbrella Sky

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© 2007 - 2020 dahlig
I sure do hope you didn't think I am dead :P

This piece s quite old now. Was done originally for ImagineFX Issue 22. Currently, you can see it on the cover of Ballistic Publishing's Exotique 3.

The version you can see now is quite different from those published, as I have recently reworked this image a LOT.

Overall, it took many, many hours in Painter and Photoshop. I also used some references (especially for the fish and the sea).

A small walkthrough with some closeups, WIPs and sketches will be available on CGSociety soon. I will edit the description with a link once it's up :)

Hope you like it, as it feels quite personal to me =)

PS. Title's from the song "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra
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love this!!!!!!
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EmmitSHobbyist General Artist
OMG - incredible! Your use of color here is fantastic too!
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Soooo Cute..Onion Beautiful-silver-100px
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All Aboard the Bonnie Train! (Chat Icon) ...
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I've looked at this image dozens of times and still come back to view it again and again.  It's still stunning.
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Your work is featured here in my blog :)
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Nice background . Reminds me frankly of a female version of an Hogwart character... if you know that snow scene ... in the dark forest. :)
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Always and forever, this is my favorite haiku and enigma wrapped in a red head's innocence.
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i like it very much ^^
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Gold Cup by KmyGraphic Congraz you´re Deviation is featured by :iconeyecatchart: have a great day Roses-and-Butterfly by KmyGraphic
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muatticProfessional Digital Artist
great color!
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this is so magical and dreamy! Meow :3 
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stunning piece
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Found it in a creative blow's article some minutes ago, I fell in love with it and I immediately looked for the author. I'ts amazing, CONGRATULATION!
(on my fb cover right now Love )
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Featured in my "THE RED EDITION 2014 - PART III"
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Very impressive! THNX for great work! 
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Absolutely love this! The sense of wonder you evoke with the floating, glowing fish is wonderful. I want to you know the rest of the story. :)
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LilArtist23Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my favorites. I really admire ur work. U r very talented. Ur artwork inspires me to keep creating portraits of my own. I'm looking forward to see any new artwork u create. And ur tutorials r very helpful :)
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ampatanamHobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job
Can you give a little miracle of how smooth the skin ... thanks
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