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Some Days are Longer by kchilt Some Days are Longer by kchilt
10,000 miles to paradise. Some days are longer than others, some days fade to quick. It's a far climb on certain days and a short walk on others. This day is one promised with warning. Whatever the day, the crows will always come out.

A representation of how time slips by and how death is a presence in everyday life. Though it didn't start out as that; I just drew a long hill surrounded by clouds, then it spawned from there.

:pointr: Edit: 7/13/05
:bulletgreen: Higher resolution.
:bulletblue: Added a shadow behind the figure.
:bulletpurple: Raised the opacity of the floating clouds in the sky.
:bulletred: Colorized the clouds a bit more.

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Given 2005-07-15
Some Days are Longer by Kelly Chilton is a breathtakingly crafted work of art. Poignant and symbolic in a subtle way. A beautiful ode to life and how precious it is.

Also viewable as our Print of the Day. ( Featured by lolly )
EliseFright Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Whimsical is the perfect word :heart:
mcaballer4 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
good and beautiful work!
Aephelide Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so poetic !
I love it . :+fav:
Quo-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
This is kinda like what I'm feeling right now. Running, either away from something or nothing, or just completely wasting my time. I really love the designs on those clouds. Asie from the long and winding road (which didn't appear obvious to me at the start until I looked at it closely), I think the feathers and the birds are also my favorites. I didn't read the description until after I thought of the idea of black birds depicting death or just the gloomy days in life. Really neat concept. Well done.
shod4n Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, amazing.
Ennai Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Student Digital Artist
The road seems to travel on forever, but the boy is determined to get to the end. Beautiful clouds by the way, and I like the fact that the stars, moon, and sun are all suspended from string.
Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
isn't that the truth!
mertonparrish Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Now this is really cool... so imaginative... fantastical... metaphorical... not to mention great composition and colors...
twilight2oblivion Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008
Brililliant. You are a worthy artist.
I love Little Nemo, it was my first movie...
i think i still have it...
PurpleMonkeyCovers Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2008
wooow, this is so pretty! :deart:
simulshah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
Beautiful :)
Spyroflamesredsbum Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2008
Whooooaaaaaaa O_O
AMAZiiing i luv it toooooooooooooo much :w00t:
Jezhawk Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
wow the depth in this is incredible. So very inspiring :clap:
Karotte-Chix Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
oh how magical...:giggle:
wrzosowata Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2007   Photographer
These birds look like Odin's ravens - Hugin & Munin :)
amazing art! :)
Kitten-Infection Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
This is SO beautiful
How did you do it?
Jammerlee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept, and the colors are very soft and gives sort of a surreal feeling. Much love ^^
redrhythm Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really can't take my eyes off of this, the colours are so stunningly beautiful and I love how you composed it, especially with the metaphors all integrated into it. It's one of those rare pieces that I find heartstirring and it's wonderful that you've shared it. Thank you!
lovedk Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006   Photographer
I just love it! It's so magic... +fav
Toodledeedoo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006
soooo this illustrated feeling to one of those you would find in a really fancy story book
obviously-subtle Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
It doesn't surprise me that this got a DD, the atmosphere almost defines fantasy. The details are fantastic, the movement through time and space... and I consistantly love your color palettes. They work so well with the feeling ^_^
I almost wish I could be up there following...
It does, however, surprise me that this piece only got 172 comments, and yet over 900 favorites... it deserves way more. Although I doubt another favorite in addition to this comment would be a bad thing ;-)
FrApSippiNCellist Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006
that is gorgeous!
AnaDjBarbie Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
WOW!! This is so amazing clap:!!! Clouds, moon and sun... incedible.
ravensdad Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Photographer
Wow... I really Love this.. beautiful. A definite fav.
LadyUnderwood Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2006
I love the mystical look of this picture! :w00t:
FarCryFromMyself Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2006
just awesome....the message is taking me away...can´t put in in words....
you are talented....damn it! ;)
monoh Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2006
Love the concept! :+fav:
zifeye Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2006
The crows represent the fear of making the wrong decision, that's what i see. Anyway, beautiful peace of work!
transmetal Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006   Digital Artist
:wow: very fun-looking! I want to run too! lol.
atheisthesis Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2006
:wow: One of my favorites of all time. I love the details... the curls in the clouds, how the stars are hung in the sky...
So beautiful.
And I love the idea for this picture too... some days really ARE longer than others.
tonifasic Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
glass-eater Featured By Owner May 10, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hidden-glow Featured By Owner May 7, 2006
Wow this is stunning. I absolutely love the colors, concept, and the way that you excecuted this. I feel so inspired by it, and that is how art should be :). I really have to sit back and just say wow. :clap: :+fav:

ADwitom Featured By Owner May 2, 2006
woderfull :hug:
Grafix-06 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
Felicidades, es una utopía mental hecha imágen. La imaginación se desploma en ese camino rodeado de nubes, haciéndonos imaginar un sin fin de cosas que pueden haber acontecido en nuestros sueños, y repentinamente, regresan a nuestra mente para flotar en ella como lo hace el niño de la imágen.
forever-simplicity Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2006
This is really beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. :)
Bull7 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006
Amazing, it express exactly how I feel sometimes, the colors are incredible, congrats this is awesome!
moreasus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006   Writer
this is great ~~*
artsy-andrea Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2006
this is so great. i love it. i'll add this to my favorites for sure. :) nice work!
maslo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
It is very nice draw:) :clap:
Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
This is a great illustration. The perspective....the sun/moon elements, the birds and all comunicates a very transcultural message of time, life and journeying towards discovery. Very well done.
lstjules Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow! that's beautiful, i love the creativity of this piece. must go see your gallery now
VinA222 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional
wonderful!!! i love it! :D
DarkAngeLP26 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006  Professional Photographer
Wow This is soo beautiful! I love it!
Porterish Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
wow, goregous! Such style~!
Fashionablyquiet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2006
Oh wow. This is beautiful! I love the colors and the birds! As for critique, The little boy looks too soft. He needs to be defined more. But even without that, this piece looks stunning.
Wonderful work. Really.
ijia Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2006   Digital Artist
oops! so great~~+_+
Flyinfrogg Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional General Artist
ooh I luv that! Well done!
astralwave Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
You have your own amazing style, and I'm just in love with it! Awesome! :D
castitas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2005
what can I say that hasn't been said....
wonderful magical piece
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