John and Maus .
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© 2013 - 2019 megatruh

commission for Ben Esser

~John was a boy who got bullied in school because he was physically small. And so he believed that if he buried his feet to the ground he would grow faster and tall as a tree. While performing his action in the garden near the sea, he met a smart talking mouse.~

This scene has two version, night and daylight version. I really like the idea of the piece(s), kind of remind me of myself as a kid :')

Thank you so much for commissioning me :blowkiss::tea:

I put some steps and brush setting on tumblr: [link]

*ps: I'm very sorry for all lingering messages and notes. I've been having trouble with connection since my house got struck by lightning.
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mathdanella's avatar
Hi, I would like to know if you have a version of the picture on the botton half of the image. Thank you so much, I really loved it and your artwork is great! 
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mattia6131's avatar
Beautiful, the story adds so much to the pic, it's like another artwork When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) 
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aidanckelly|Hobbyist General Artist
Holy wow. This deserves a Daily Deviation
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NobleValerian|Professional Digital Artist
Shared this on my blog today :)

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RinneLin's avatar
both day and night versions are beautiful, but the night one is just so captivating!
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copper9lives|Professional General Artist
Love, love, LOVE! While I have no children, I still collect children's books — the creativity, I've found, frequently far surpasses that found in adult literature. Children's stories often inspire me; they take place in worlds where truly, anything can happen. That unfettered freedom of imagination will always delight me.

If I found these illustrations in a children's book, I'd buy it in an instant.

By any chance, do you have a larger digital image of the first scene? I'd love it as a desktop. In fact, I'd love a bunch of your works as a screen saver slide-show... (any such thing available?)
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MoneyHunter's avatar
Wonderful and awe-strucking! :II
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Greenhatman's avatar
That top picture is hauntingly beautiful!  I don't think I've ever seen such a hill/beach picture so gorgeous!
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Wolfshreeks|Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing
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Ffejeriah|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the fireflies on the bottom half! They add so much flavor to the scene.
Your clouds are breath-taking and remind me of the vistas back home.

I'd love to see you tackle some dramatic angles with clouds above or below.

Keep up the great work.
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Dhavita's avatar
I love the cool, soft colors and the expansive skies, very beautiful work! :love:
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SSJ-Videl's avatar
Awesomee :)
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THesla|Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's hard enough to make a realistic looking planet, how do you do a colorfull looking one?! man, you are awesome to the core!
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megatruh's avatar
XD I think doing realistic are always harder.
thankyou :heart:
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shaka4111's avatar
Well done!
I used
this here:
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PandaDesigns's avatar
Do you have a 1920 x 1080 Image?
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NightFang1994|Professional Traditional Artist
woah that is really cool
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Andaelentari|Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured! : [link] :hug:
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idrey|Student Digital Artist
Wow this reminded me kyomu stile [link] well done!
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BankaiBlade's avatar
Beautiful work, and nice story!!
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