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Here with you by Faainleog Here with you by Faainleog
Fae really does suck at titles sometimes... haha

This piece... Really means a lot to me, I won't lie. Not only did the wonderful Wildfire-Tama contribute enough to cover Baer's surgery, but this piece really did prove to me that I can draw backgrounds! I perhaps drew and redrew the ocean 12 times this past week; recoloring making it darker, and trying to bring this picture to life. 

And... the funny thing is I did it. 

This piece symbolizes everything I am as an artist and what I can do when I put my mind to something. 

And by the gods did I manage something stunning!! 

Thank you so much, Tama, for this opportunity to work with Shen and Bellamy, for commissioning me, for saving Baer, and giving me the chance to prove to myself that I can produce something as breathtaking as this! 

oh also, this is one of my favorite ships in DOTW just so you know

Bellamy (c) The-Moniklr 
Shenandoah (c) Wildfire-Tama 
Art (c) Faainleog 
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Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Breathtaking is the perfect word for this picture, and you sure as HECK can draw background!! Everything about the background is extraordinary! The gold and pink colors are beautiful and unlike anything I've seen, it looks almost celestial with the way you've painted the light reflecting on every surface and drop of spray! It's such an active scene, there is so much motion in every inch of the canvas between the details on the crashing water all around and then the characters leaping in the air! Their poses are perfect, they look so blissfully overjoyed, it really captures their relationship. Gah everything about the picture is so alive. It is stunning and my favorite of your pictures yet, one of my favorite pictures ever <33 You have one very satisfied customer here for sure!! Thank you so so much! ;v;

Most importantly, I am really happy that Baer is okay, and am so glad that I was able to help! :hug:
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018
Thank you very much! 

these two are one of my favorite ships in DOTW right now-- and with everything going on with Shen, this moment of happiness just seems to make everything seem okay. sort of-- NOT REALLY BUT STILL!! 

Ill tell you though, Settling on colors was very difficult. It has started out a pale pastel with blue purple and pink and hints of orange, but the more i changed it, the more it morphed with this. I honestly think i pours as much of my own relief into this picture after Baer's surgery and that is what altered the colors and mood as much as it did. This is indeed on of my most favorite images as well :D the light and the waves are by far my favorite things-- and Shen's expression is just the cutest xD

I'm so happy you love it so much! and thank you for your well wishes! Baer is doing amazingly and even has hair grown back from where they shaved him for the operation XD its like it grew back over night XDDD
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Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2018
Aww really?? ;v; It means a lot that you like them and their story, I love it too <33 I think, with how happy she is to finally see her beloved Bellamy, it does make everything okay for her even if for a moment, I am always so happy when I see this :heart:

That's so interesting, the relief and happiness for Baer's health cause you to make the colors warmer and brighter, it makes sense though!  And yesss Shen's face <33

Of course!! I'm so happy to hear it <33
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Yess!! Thank you for giving me the opportunity to do some fan work! ive been a stalker of DOTW since it was first founded when I was back on my first account and there are quite a few stories that hold dear to my heart-- Shen's in particular is one that has always drawn to toward the group and I REALLY hope I can have the honor of interacting with her once I get in XD

moods really do play a lot into the pieces I make. Its very hard for me to paint certain things when my heart isn't in it. its one of the many reasons I don't really take on many commissions xD
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Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
I would absolutely love for her to meet your char when you get into the group! ;v;
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018
All the more reason to keep staying up all night to comment first on the waitlist washing journals xDDD
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InstantCoyote Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
This turned out SO BEAUTIFUL! <333
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Thank you! <3
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CookieHusky799 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really hope they meet again.
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018
Same!
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Hirvlased Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is so pureee
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
haha Yes! thank you <3

I must admit I love painting sunsets!
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4everhound Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
*standing ovation*
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
thank you! : D
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Rasachi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist
GURL YOU OUTDID YOURSELF ON THIS ONE!!!  This is absolutely stunning and the hard work totally shows in this piece!!  =D
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
thank you!

I will say, the two weeks it took to do this really did pay off, Id like to think that I was able to transplant my own emotions into this piece as well. when I started the colors were muted and murky, but with my boy's success and recovery, the evidence of my happiness overwhelmed this piece with vivd color and light.

I am very pleased with this work. I do believe this will forever be one of my favorites : D
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The-Moniklr Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh gosh . . . I don't even know where to start. This piece is so beautiful and I feel so honored to have my character featured in it!

The movement and poses are stunning, but what really draws the eyes to this work and keeps them there are the astounding colors, and background! ;w; I wish I could color and do backgrounds like this. I'm so happy! It's so beautiful! Thank you! Thank you so much!

And a thousand thanks to you too, Wildfire-Tama!! :heart::heart:
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Wildfire-Tama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018
Of course, Naomi!  <33 I imagine their reunion being something like this TvT
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The-Moniklr Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Yesss ~~ <3
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018
you are very welcome! I'll tell you it was hard to keep this one on the DL I didn't want you or Tama to even get a whiff of this until I was not only satisfied with the ocean, but had this thing complete!

I wanted the atmosphere to come off as serene but joyous, the bright colors do add life to the piece and, to be completely honest, changed the entire way I colored and rendered the rest of the image. This piece, is an utter contrast to what my mood had been and it was very therapeutic to work on it, the expressions and colors did bring peace of mind to me while dealing with Bear and his seeming impending doom. But, all did work out in the end! My relief of a successful outcome is etched in this picture and I'm happy you and Tama do enjoy this piece as much as I do!

I can offer some pointers and tutorials in my next stream, if you would like to see my process on backgrounds I plan to be doing one if not this weekend then in the next few weeks.

I've been toying with the idea of also doing a video process/speed paint tutorial on backgrounds and some studies on water since I very much do enjoy painting them :D
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The-Moniklr Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You did an amazing job! :3 Moreso than I could ever hope to describe in words.

And I'd love to tune in for that stream! :''3 I'm always looking for pointers!
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
thank you! :D 

yaas! ill be sure to poke you when i stream next :D
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The-Moniklr Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :'3
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Jaeggy Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAA IT CAME OUT SO GOOD!!!
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
THANK YOU JAE! <333
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DragonRichard Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing :heart:
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
Thank you! : D
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C3lestialWolf Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
I'm gonna go ahead and start with how I'm never going to be able to say enough about how marvelous this is. The way you captured them kind of intertwined in movement is so, so dynamic, and it really brings the joyous mood forward. The unique angle adds to the dynamics as well! That's not even counting your use of color here--that water and sky rendering are seriously astounding. The shading is so soft and lovely as well, and it only adds to really incorporating these two into the scene... Just... UGH this is gorgeous!
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Faainleog Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2018
It took a lot of effort and I'm REALLY satisfied with the outcome of this piece! it was really therapeutic to work on something to positive while dealing with the issues with Baer. I really did want to capture the bond between these two and given that they are one of my favorite ships in DOTW I really wanted to do my best to convey their emotions in the moment :D 
 
thank you so much : D
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