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A Sailorman's Hymn

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Can you hear the sailorman's hymn?
as it comes with the rise of the tide
it is sung where the rainbow begins
as a comfort for tears she has cried

She remains by the window alone
staring into the rain
she is trying to guide his way home
keeps on praying for god to protect him

She lights up a candle for hope to be found
captive and blind by the darkness around
each wave a promise, a new hope reborn
sunrise consoles at the break of dawn

Kamelot - A Sailorman's hymn

(05.01.08 little edit)

A close up: [link]
And tutorial how I made it: [link]

And check ~Dragonfly2093's poem based on this work: [link]
And also =viamallorca wrote magnificent poem based on this: [link]

This work is for :iconstarxdust: and :iconsitara-leotastock: I don't use to dedicate works for two people but this time there is an exception. They both are just so fantastic people and this work.. this just has two curse.. I ended up with two different images, for two different people with two different lyrics(yes, read carefully, they are not the same :))With two star on that work.. and I guess there is much much more that has a connection with two.

Two meaning of this work:
*Sailorman's Hymn part: It is about waiting. Being the one who can never be sure that her beloved will return. Sit on the darkness on those stormy lonely nights, look out and wonder where he might be. The sadness, the sorrow and fear. I could almost feel the cold room, that frightening storm outside when I listen that song and watch my result. And the way the model looks.. That long yearning in her eyes, her pose... And those candles... to protect him, to guide him home... And eyes looking straight forward to the sea. Hope to see that familiar shape of his ship...
*Catching the dream part: That shooting star.. I know, but here they say, that when you see a shooting star, make a wish and it will come a true. And imagine that this is the night before the end of the year. And she is waiting, not only her beloved one to return, but for the new and better year. We all most have hope and in some weird reason we think always that new year will be better. So, it would be a great sign in the night when year end, to see shooting star and make that wish - to catch her dreams, to have a better year than the one what will end... To follow her path, to find her place... But the sadness in her eyes and feebleness in her pose betray that she is too tired.. about all of that waiting, worrying.. But still, hope is there.. a bright sparkle for a moment and then gone...

It was yesterday, when I came from my last exam this winter and knew that now I have brake for 1,5 week and I haven't done art for so long. I step out from bus and my mp3 started to play that song(not the one you could find on Forth Legacy album. Live album version is much, much better). And this little walk I had from there to home I knew what I will do. I have wanted to use that model so long and the image rise in my mind - the window, darkness around, many-many candles... And here is the result.. Did like.. from 12 AM until end of the day.. and today some correction, flattened and.. (you don't want to know how many layers I had.. 64 was the last number but some of I named so..) Turning that time I forgot to eat my lunch and when I rise from my chair to go and take some stock as I couldn't found needed images, I just.. almost fainted.. You cannot forget to eat.. (I ate 7 AM and.. then.. 5PM Bad girl :P) Luckily I had no change to miss my dinner.. Parents are useful :)

And also, this piece is for =arrsistable Emotion contest. [link] The emotion is yearning.

Edit: Got first place

+ sxc.hu + some personal stock done on the process

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SaphireFLamesHobbyist General Artist
i love how the dress falls 
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Thanks :D Despite this being quite an old work of mine, i still love this a lot.
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SaphireFLamesHobbyist General Artist
Art is never old to new eyes. 😉
MaryGonzalez19's avatar
Wow, it´s a beautiful work.
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virgolinedancerHobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work
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Glad you like it :)
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Once again, impressive!
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Glad you like it
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Glad you like it
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I am glad you like it
DevilsNevarcry's avatar
Such an amazing picture! Also in love with that song, is actually my only pre-Epica Kamelot song I like >.>
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Such a nice atmosphere! I really like the way you did this, especially the candle on the left side, it adds some special dramatic ^^
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This is the best manipulation on deviantart(I believe...)... :)
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