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Far, Far Away by MementoViola Far, Far Away by MementoViola
The Wanderer 
What is she like?
I was told--- 
she is a melancholy soul.

She is like the sun to the night;
a momentary gold.

A star dimmed 
by dawning light;
the flicker of a candle blown.

A lonely kite 
lost in flight---
someone once had flown."
- by Lang Leav 

Listening to: Little Dragon - Twice

I haven't had time to draw for a while so my skill is deteriorating! I'm not happy with this picture T_T.
I messed up so badly on it. It was supposed to be fully traditional art but when I was painting
it, I screwed up on the eyes to the point that it looked like a black dot on her face.
No amount of white gel pen or white-out can cover that black dot/her eyes. Luckily, I took a picture of this artwork before I
painted it so I decided to paint the whole thing digitally with a touch of traditional art style. I'm
also not happy with how the colors turn out, I want it to be more of an early morning color tone instead of sunset to match with the atmosphere of the song, but
I don't know how to paint it. It just not what I have in mind right now so I'm not very happy. I wish someone can help me with coloring lol. Naw I'm just kidding >_<.
I'm really annoyed that this happened because I really feel like watercolor would express the message I want
to convey in this picture more. But oh well, nothing we can do it. Just be glad it still got completed!

I want to make the young girl in the picture to have a far way and longing looks on her face. Like she is trying to remember
something from the past/her past life, but doesn't know what exactly that troubled her, perhaps a
heartbreaking relationship? One thing for sure is that the more
she tries to remember, the more it gives her both nostalgia and hurts that burden her. This can be said
giving that she is an old soul. An old soul wants to believe their journey on this earth is over,
but they must push on to finish what they have left in this world, having a world-weary looks on
their face. They are detached from the world, and want to find unity in the diversity and
chaos. They drift through the world lightly like a feather. You can read more about the old soul from

For this picture, I used Sanami276 Texture 87 to enhance the clouds, which is really helpful! The
young girl is inspired by a tumblr post photo that gave me so much influence. I think I will recolor it again when I have time and re-submit the picture but the colors will stay that way for now. 

P/S: I said that I was gonna change my style to match with my tumblr more, but it does not seem possible
at the moment because I'm still practicing using dark colors to paint -_-

"Not all those who wander are lost"
- by J.J.R Tolkien Lord of the Rings
Jennyliino Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2017
it's simple but beautiful. good work.
MementoViola Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :)
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Submitted on
August 26, 2017
Image Size
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iPhone 7 Plus
Shutter Speed
1/60 second
Focal Length
4 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 20, 2017, 11:59:58 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows