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Islands

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© 2013 - 2020 electrifried
So I guess this is one of the most personal pieces I've done...it's just a result of things I've been thinking about lately.

I somehow got thinking about that phrase 'no man is an island'...but really, aren't all just separate islands with our own ecosystems and habitats, drifting wherever time and chance will take us? And whenever we take a chance and cross a few oceans, things can be amazing. Or things go south. But initially, it's just that...fear of the unknown and it's depths, like monsters under the bed. When you mistake shadows for something more, or when things are there lurking and you don't really want to know what it is. But, there are always lights no matter how distant or bright that will (hopefully) guide us where we need to go.

Anyway....art wise composition in this was pretty challenging. I wish I'd saved some progress shots because I changed a lot throughout the process. I wanted the flowers to have 'galaxies' underneath them but I don't think they turned out very well. XD Oh well....

:bulletblue: Year: July 2013
:bulletblue: Medium/Tools: Digital - SAI and Photoshop, Wacom Bamboo

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Geri-Idzi's avatar
Very nice! The stars reflecting in the water and the glowing water lilies, beautiful!
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TigerLilly9Student General Artist
wow this is really amazing!!! Wow! 
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Thanks^^
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TigerLilly9Student General Artist
Your welcome! :D
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icemaidenArt General Artist
Beautiful art and such a beautiful thought!!!
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much <33
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Wow, this is really pretty : ]
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
hehe thanks^^
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elextiHobbyist Digital Artist
Your amazing deviation has been selected for feature this week at :iconaus-art: here. Thanks for submitting with us! :)
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Oh my gosh thanks so much :huggle:
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elextiHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work yet again :)

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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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SallySamsonHobbyist General Artist
Wow! its so lovely! :O
I don't know what to say, WOW! :D
It's so magic ang alive! :)
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Aww thanks so much! :heart:
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You welcome!
How did you make it so glowy?
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Layer modes! :D And I guess because orange complements blue it 'glows' more :)
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SallySamsonHobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see :D
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tarutoHobbyist General Artist
This is so lovely! The colours and composition are really nice.

I think the girl could use some shadow, from my point of view it looks like only her arms are 'on' the lily pad. (Also, I'm really sorry if you don't want critique! ^^; )

Every piece you do is better than the last one. I love watching how your artwork quality has progressed. :D
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Yeah actually I agree...I did try give her some shading but I only just realised that right at the end when I thought something looked off. I think I need to practise shading more haha ;_; And thanks for the feedback I actually really appreciate it since I hardly get any critiques anyway! :huggle:
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UsagiChanchanHobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome this one really takes me to dream!!! is very nice!!
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Thanks so much ^^
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SolacenProfessional Digital Artist
I really like the colour scheme choice. It gives the whole thing a quiet , atmospheric kind of feel.
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electrifriedProfessional General Artist
Thanks^^ That's good because that was the mood I was going for :)
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