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Hmm... This one was unintentional.

Started out as the background for a very different idea I had. But the more I worked on it, the more screwed up it got, to the point where it didn't even closely resemble the picture I had in my head.

Figured that within this pic, the original concept was unsalvageable, so I didn't bother trying to go back to it. Just kept going with this as it was. I figure the end result isn't too bad, even though it's not at all what I originally had in mind. :p

So I'm posting this, and I'll hopefully be able to do the original idea I had some other day after a fresh new start. It just wasn't meant to be this time around.

Anyway, I know I've recently done a pic with foreground bushes and vines, and I don't usually like being so repetitive. But they seemed right here, so I'm leaving them in.

Start to finish in Photoshop, no refs. This took several hours, partly because I was trying to force it to be something it wasn't. ^^;

Edit: Moved this out from scraps to my regular gallery due to a print request. :p
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poniespeopleandstuff's avatar
Wow. This is beautiful. Hakubaikou, your artwork was amazing. Probably still is. Hope you lived a happy life, and an even happier one where you are.
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awesome-hero's avatar
This is just absolutely beautiful! This is just gorgeous. Man it has a soothing & tranquil feeling about it.
Now imagine seeing something like this in real life.....
How wonderful & amazing would that be?
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TRmaniac's avatar
What are you on about?! It's fantastic! Maybe it's not what you intended but that doesn't mean it can't be genius!
DanLuVisiArt's avatar
beautiful use of depth of field. Great colors as well :)
hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks very much! :)
tikeo's avatar
If that was a real place. I would want to go and spend at lest 3 weeks there.
awesome-hero's avatar
OFF COURSE. I agree with that. It would be like living in a dream world, I dont think there are many real places that can compare with that.
tikeo's avatar
Yeah, that's true. And if there was a real place like that, you'll have to get a license to even see it.
Angiechan13's avatar
Wow--you're an art machine lately! (or maybe it's because I haven't logged in much, so I'm getting a big dose of people I watch...maybe both?)

Great job with those trees. I have a picture I'm working on with trees but it's definitely not my forte'. >_<
SnowPalette's avatar
I would like to invite you to submit some of your artwork to be featured in Snow Palette Magazine.
Snow Palette is an online magazine for artists in communities such as DA.
We want to reach out to artists all over the world and support their art.

This journal has all the info [link]

This is the latest issue [link]

I am looking forward to working with you in the future.

Thank you,
Mallory Thompson
RokkeR's avatar
It's wonderful!
Neobakeneko's avatar
OOoo this is lovely! I really like the little house at the top.
The only thing that stands out to me a little bit is the second mini waterfall, it seems a little, I don't know what the word would be, stiff? On the turn it's not quite as fluid as the one above it. But that's tiny compared to how awesome everything else is ^^

And oh, totally random but, do you go around gaia anymore?
hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks, Neobakaneko. :)

Ah, Gaia! *guilt guilt guilt guilt* I keep meaning to PM Dri to let her know I can't mod there anymore. (Unless I've already been de-modded, which wouldn't surprise me at all.) I haven't been there in a very long time. I burned out a few months back, and some behind-the-scene stuff had me a bit peeved. I hope to go back someday, but I just don't have the desire at the moment.
Neobakeneko's avatar
Ohhhhh, I sees. I remember a while back there was a lot of drama going on with another artist that was here on DA.

'Cuz... :ninja: I was totally gonna ask you a selfish favor XD You see, I'm holdin' a contest there, and I've seen you enter contests before, but I also know you're a busy person and I don't want to be one of those "ENTER MY CONTESTS PLOX!", but I thought you might be able to help spread the word? I'm givin' out a ridiculous amount of stuff (ridiculous compared to my small inventory) and only have about 35 entries, and I don't want to have to extend it again T_T;
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dulcisolea's avatar
Love it. It's such a serene atmosphere.
DragenEyez's avatar
It may be something unintended, but it's very lovely. The front foliage seems a bit off, but behind it is just lovely; I adore good painted landscapes.
hakubaikou's avatar
Thanks very much for the feedback. ^_^
rurounitriv's avatar
This looks lovely. Nothing quite like a happy accident! :love:
hakubaikou's avatar
Heehee. Thanks. ^_^
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