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Perspicuity
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Published: August 4, 2014
© 2014 - 2019 gracefulsunshine
EDIT | OCTOBER 17, 2014 | Tweaked a couple areas of the piece. Special thanks to Socha-Nyx and everyone who left critiques! I hope this is more aesthetically pleasing to the eye C:

per·spi·cu·i·ty | Clearness or lucidity, as of a statement. Perspicuity refers to something that can be seen through, i.e., to lucidity, clearness of style or exposition, freedom from obscurity.

"He silently tells himself that he’ll be the next knight commander - that he will one day wear the silver embroidered cloak of the knight order and be able to meet this dragon of the legends and protect the kingdom. It’s a hard task: that, he knows, but not all dreams forged in childhood wither away.

Or so he hopes."


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theme | dream of clarity
[ Dream in Colour Artbook Contest Honourable Mention ]

i've always dreamed of knowing what i want to do with my life and career; it's something that i've always envied other people who have a clear set path in their minds for. there's the often-quoted saying to "follow your dreams", but what dreams do you actually have if you don't know what exactly you want to do? for now, i'm just blindly stumbling around, hoping that one day, everything will dawn on me (pun intended) and that i will be able to look back and wonder why i had so much trouble finding what i want to do with my life before. 


for DreamInColorArtbook's contest! THIS TOOK TOO LONG /FLIPS TABLE

AKA STARTING COLLEGE IN A FEW WEEKS AND I'M NOT READY; ALSO NOT EXACTLY SURE HOW TO CMYK CORRECTLY BECAUSE I TRIED WITH AN ONLINE CONVERTER AND IT REALLY SCREWED UP ALL MY COLOUR VALUES SOBS CMYK FILE IS HERE - PLEASE TELL ME IF I DID THIS INCORRECTLY. ; A ;


time | at least 36 hours of pain and agony

crossposted on tumblr.

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aouk's avatar
wonderful

great work
DiamonEyes's avatar
Words cannot describe the beauty in this piece. I'm practically speechless! :iconjawdrop::wow::faint::ambulance::tombstone:
gracefulsunshine's avatar
pls don't die on me my art isn't worth dying for ---- :iconsweatsnervously2plz:

but ahh thank you! it's been over a year since i drew this piece and it brings back lovely memories c:
DiamonEyes's avatar
:iconboooplz::iconsaysplz:I'm back!!! In a new form!
LadyShallandra's avatar
LadyShallandraHobbyist General Artist
Its so COLORFUL! :3
pinks and purples and blues and oranges wow
so much:)
the one guy is standing on an overlooking ledge like a hero protagonist star person, surrounded by light and color and mysticalness (not a real word? It is now, because I said it!) and the boy with the dog on his arm is running up to him like he's trying to catch up, or call him back, or get his attention, something like that
its all bright and very colorful on the one side where the guy on the ledge is, but it's mostly blue and stars and darker where the boy is, so contrast.
and there are all those little pale spirit critters around him... I'm not quite sure if they're deer or dogs or something else, but it's an interesting addition.
then there's the bird landing on the ledge guy's shoulder... I'm not sure what that's about, but also an interesting thing.
the ledge guy looks like he's glowing or something :3
gracefulsunshine's avatar
ahhh thank you so much for the lovely comment and your thoughts what i'm trying to depict!

both the young boy running amongst the deer (they're deer aha - for innocence and life) and the young knight with the ethereal horse and raven (for wisdom, darker knowledge that corrupts a person) are the same person. also cue some horrid pun about knowledge and wisdom dawning on someone, which is why the colours go from a typical night sky to pink hues :") it's also about how one doesn't know how their future will be like, which is why the boy has a blindfold on, but one can only hope that it'll go to a point where one doesn't have to look back and regret their choices. i drew this while being afraid of starting my undergraduate years, since i was starting my freshman year in a few weeks during that time, but i'm coming to terms with the fact that i might not have something i want to do in the future currently but i can still roll with it.

tbh, the deer were probably my favourite part of the piece - wispy animals created from the clouds just have a nice feel to them for me lOL /rambles

thank you for commenting!
Kwanilla's avatar
KwanillaHobbyist Digital Artist
your art is sooo goood!!! i would give you a critique if you ever need one!
gracefulsunshine's avatar
ahh - thank you so much! my art is always open for critiques, so feel free to critique any of my art as you please C:
Kwanilla's avatar
KwanillaHobbyist Digital Artist
totally!!!:happybounce: 
Kwanilla's avatar
KwanillaHobbyist Digital Artist
(yet u already have 2)
gracefulsunshine's avatar
whoops, didn't see this until now - i always love reading critiques from different people, so please don't let that stop you from giving an honest opinion about my artwork!
Kwanilla's avatar
KwanillaHobbyist Digital Artist
lol!!!!Inspiration :Big eyes: 
Xanntera's avatar
XannteraProfessional Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful dreamy piece!
gracefulsunshine's avatar
thank you so much! --- i can't believe it's almost nearly a year since i drew this , , ,, /sweats
Xanntera's avatar
XannteraProfessional Traditional Artist
Hehe yeah time does fly huh ;-)
Sanaco's avatar
SanacoHobbyist General Artist
What a nice colors!!
And it's curious, when seeing that little boy running with his dog in that kind of scenery, it brings me back to mind the "The dog of Flanders"... maybe it's also because the feeling that this artwork transmits are pretty near to those of that story.

A really good job!! Clap 
gracefulsunshine's avatar
thank you so much! ;; 

the dog actually has no significance to this piece even though there are some other other symbols i put in perspicuity LOL - i was frustrated at the composition in general during part of the process and told a friend that i'd draw a doge with the boy because why not, and it somehow happened. :")

i ended up googling to see what you meant by dog of flanders, and what a sad ending ; u ; in the boy's case in persipicuity, he does achieve his dreams, but he starts to question if it was worth all the pain and betrayal that came with double crossing his friends during the selection process. :iconjunesplz:

thanks again!
Sanaco's avatar
SanacoHobbyist General Artist
In the end, a really deep feeling of friendship... so nice! And a really beautiful artwork as result hehe :wink: rvmp 
FridgePoetProject's avatar
FridgePoetProjectHobbyist Writer
The magic in this is palpable to the point of being hypnotic.  Gorgeous work!!  :highfive:
gracefulsunshine's avatar
thank you for the lovely compliment! ////V/// reading this made my day, so i'm glad that you enjoyed viewing my artwork as much as i enjoyed reading your comment!
FridgePoetProject's avatar
FridgePoetProjectHobbyist Writer
I'm truly glad to hear it.  :hug:
IceCrystalV's avatar
IceCrystalVHobbyist Artist
Nice colors
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