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Syllia's Dream
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By Dianae   |   Watch
Published: December 5, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 Dianae
Hi there !

I know I've been away for quite a looong time… actually for almost one year.
I went through some pretty hard life times but things got better and I've finally been able to paint again last month
So… here's the result : a painting which is meant to be used as posters and flyer backgrounds for my alternative metal band.
It is not as realistic as the first Syllia painting since I wanted to go for a more graphical look, something a bit less "fantasy" and more dynamic.


I was in a hurry when I painted this one so some parts may look rushed but I spent quite a long time on the body and bubbles (these almost killed me !), I'd say almost 35 hours went into the painting process. I guess I've never enjoyed painting so much as it meant a lot to me to be able to paint again.

References used for the body (several ugly grainy snapshots taken with an old cheap 2megapixels camera, self timer mode -_-' ) and I also googled several images to understand how reflection, light and colours worked on soap bubbles.

Here's a crappy-looking WIP step : [link]

Here's where it has already been used (I had not finished the nails and ribbons yet when I made our myspace layout and flyers, I may change these soon)
Our myspace : [link]
Our website : [link]

Textures from [link] + an old shot of my old mouldy shower curtains ^^

Photoshop CS3
Wacom intuos 3A4

Thanks a lot for looking =)

Have a wonderful day everybody !

:star: EDIT : OMG a DD *___* I don't even know what to say, this floored me ! I just got internet back today and I fell off the chair when I saw this. Thank you so much :iconsweetylulu: and :iconarchann: You guys don't even imagine how much you made my day, this is so good to see my first post-depression artwork appreciated after so many months of doubt. Thank you :hug: :aww: :star:
Image size
904x1256px 628.05 KB
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
18 mm
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Date Taken
Jun 25, 2008, 5:53:07 PM
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MileenaDrink's avatar
She looks so much with Lady Gaga. I think she was your inspiration, because the face of Syllia is the same face of Stefani (Gaga):







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Great work! ^-^
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Fantastic work of art!!!
daniloleao's avatar
daniloleaoStudent General Artist
suas pinturas são incríveis
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LionelyHobbyist Digital Artist
The perspective is capturing
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satishvermaProfessional Digital Artist
Very very pretty.
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TraumelfeHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous! :love:
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TheBarefootpoet1Professional General Artist
Syllia, my love - I have floated for you...your eye for what is true in the soul has song in it, movement in stillness and magic through creation.
May I simply put the above in my favorites? Syllia's Dream...I see there is a button to put in favorites, I will take a chance, you are a rare creature with an eye that surpasses into another green world.
Thank you...
Noitusan's avatar
Phenomenal. :clap: I love the perspective and the colors on this one so much.
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YodonStudent Digital Artist
Beautiful work love the depth in combination with that sinking perspective
dreamers-of-theday's avatar
The bubbles are crazy! I love it!
kakashihatake69's avatar
omg you evn whent into detail with the refetions on the buble omg :O
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KissThyLipsHobbyist Photographer
I'm now a HUGE FAN!
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cipher-XHobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work. You are able to get so much detail, it is breathtaking.
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love it...especially the colors...
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I'm going to,:+fav:
:wow: :clap: Great Artwork, illustration & background. :iconthumbsupplz: :) :highfive:
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JSalmelaHobbyist General Artist
You make me want to quit trying to draw and wanting to draw more at the same time. Your works are absolutely mindblowing. It's nice to know you're not using cintiq, I could never afford one.
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i have a question.. do u draw every single bubble? or u just paint one and after that you edit from it? Also, how much time do u usually take for each painting?? thanks... really good PAINTING!!
byakuyarox1's avatar
Do you ever enter any competitions? You'd get like first place, I'm sure! Sorry for all the comment. lol
VividInSpace's avatar
Amazing! really like this.
MsCraeH's avatar
This is so beautiful! I just absolutly love your artwork!
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Dok-aLeXa Digital Artist
Truly inspiring and beautiful. I love seeing the WIP, it really conveys that even amazing work like this has a beginning somewhere. :aww:
Incredible in every way; I love the fact that the bubbles reflect the subject, the perspective doesn't distort the figure, and the piece is just stunning in every regard.
Brilliant work. :}
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