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Tulum.

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- Memory -
This is based off a photo from a vacation during my childhood. We went on a cruise that stopped around several Caribbean islands and Mexico. My favorite spot was Tulum, Mexico, home to a well-preserved ancient Mayan city.

Although not pictured here, I really enjoyed exploring the ruins, especially since I was obsessed with Mesoamerican cultures as a kid. Maybe someday I'll do an artwork of the ruins since I have a few photos. Other than that, my memory of the trip is mostly a blur.

- Technical details -
This is my first ever painting done in SAI2! I put it off for years because the updated interface scared me away and I don't like change. But really, it's mostly the same. A few minor inconveniences here and there, but so far the pros highly outweigh the cons. The ruler tool is a godsend. Plus, it's much easier to import brushes and textures (no tedious notepad file meddling) and there's a pretty neat toolbar feature that previews your current brush.

I would like to resume my regular photo studies and post them here. This one is a bit rough around the edges, but it's a milestone painting (new software!) so I will make an exception. I already have another study that I'm really excited to post, now that I've got some all-around practice in.
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aspieprincess99Hobbyist Writer
It is a very beautiful drawing!
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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you!

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You are welcome, sir/madam/mx. I wish you a very nice day.
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wotawotaHobbyist Digital Artist

Aww, really very very beautiful! And I love these clouds!

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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you Wota! I tried out a new technique for the clouds and I am quite pleased with the result~

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wotawotaHobbyist Digital Artist

You are absolutely most welcome, dearest LD!!!

Yes, it's really brilliant!!

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SkyHighDiscoHobbyist General Artist

In Croatian 'tulum' means 'a party' xD

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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Now that's a fun fact! :dummy:

Libra1010's avatar

Quite simply superb!:clap:

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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Why thank you! :D

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Thank You in turn for sharing this lovely vista in the first place!

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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you!

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Your welcome 🙏
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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you!

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AlphaWolfSanityNew Deviant
wow
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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you!

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AlphaWolfSanityNew Deviant
NP its really goof
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MellowSunPantherHobbyist General Artist

I'm happy for you to have been in Tulum. I've wanted to go there myself, especially for the Mayan city.

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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you! I hope you get to go someday.

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This looks beautiful.

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longestdistanceHobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you!

agh5eventh's avatar

How great!!

I don't know you visited my country :0

btw, nice and great design!!

a Mayan Symbol nwn

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