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River's Dream

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Portrait of River Tam, for the cover to 'Serenity: Leaves on the Wind #3', by Dan dos Santos.
16x28 inches, Acrylic and Colored pencil on illustration board.

For a walkthrough of the painting process, check out the MTV News article about my cover:

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haneyma's avatar
Wow your art is amazeballs.
PersephoneWatching's avatar
This picture is amazing. I was knocked back when I first saw it in the comic. Awesome piece.
Waouh.... Amazing composition and colour. Congrats!
rholmes987's avatar
Beautiful work!  Do you  use hot press or cold press illustration board?
DSillustration's avatar
Cold Press, Strathmore 500 series, gessoed. 
Torissa's avatar
totally reminds me of Christine Royce from fonv dead money!!! 
sn4pdr4g0n's avatar
*Hyperventilate*
atrocity35's avatar
I just finished watching Firefly the other day, and am going to watch Serenity tonight......so this, this is amazing. River is so complex. So much to her. And this totally captures that. Amazing job by you.
DSillustration's avatar
Thanks! I'm a big fan myself, and I really wanted to capture all the different aspects of what make River so great. I'm happy to hear you feel I succeeded.
ontels's avatar
Really creepy...but really well done!
hakkaobake's avatar
Absolutely love it.
lucius-phoenix's avatar
Yesh. Wondeful. So much detail and all so perfectly designed to fit.
 
Browncoats forever.
SarathkumarC's avatar
great work.stunning handling .
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GYPSY-kinda-UNSAFE's avatar
really nice! <3 firefly 
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ScottMan2th's avatar
little girl lost...within her own mind
dark twisting maze, a whisper in time
found by her brother...who sacrificed all
a new family of sorts in between stars  
keight's avatar
Two by two, hands of blue............... Well done.
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