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My Father's Hometown by Merindity My Father's Hometown by Merindity
While I was in China this July, I had the privilege of spending 4 days painting with an art teacher who taught me a lot about "轮廓," - outline, as well as shape and color-mixing, in my work. We chose to paint a photo I took last year, when I visited my father's hometown, Changyang, a small countryside village in the mountains of Hubei province. I met my father's family for the first time since I was 3 and spent a week without wifi, staying near nature, eating lots of potatoes, and realizing how bad my Chinese was.
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Kreydus Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
omg wow this is absolutely gorgeous!! it looks super realistic and the texture of
the paint adds a lot to the piece. I love how you painted the tree's leaves and mountains too!
honestly, everything about this is beautiful like the colors and lighting. Great job!! I can't wait to see more of your art!!!~ <333
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Merindity Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh thank you so much!! I'm so happy to read your comment!
I definitely wanted the painterly texture while doing this and I'm so glad that got across and that you appreciate all the little things like the color and light ahhh > // < Sorry this reply is a little late but thank you again!!
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Kreydus Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!! <33333
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VirShi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's... It looks so realistic! *0* Wonderful!
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Merindity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg thank youuu! I'm so happy you think so! Pixel Heart: Yellow 
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VirShi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart bum 
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JennALT-01angel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is amazing!! Alt Blowing Kisses Emote [Pop'n Music] 
That must have been an interesting experience indeed. Alt 2.0 Wink Emote [Pop'n Music] 
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Merindity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! Pixel Heart: Red 
Haha yes, by the end of my trip in China I really don't want it to end and have to return to reality!
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JennALT-01angel Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! Fairy Cookie Emote/Icon [Cookie Run] 
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WindMeister8 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018
nice work!! XD 

and that's a nice experience! fresh air, good fresh food, and no distractions. ;P
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Merindity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha thank you!!
Omg ikr! This summer has been full of that good times in nature, good food, and no/less school stress and I don't want it to end wink :P 
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WindMeister8 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018
ahh i know that feeling! ><
hard to get back into the grind of life after that
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NightfuryNova Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is beautiful and absolutely stunning! I'm so impressed with the realism, but it still holds a sketchy feel to it and I love it! :la:
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Merindity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh thank you!! I was going for a sketchy, painterly feel that still captures the essence of the scenery and I'm so glad you got that feeling from looking at it! Pixel Heart: Blue 
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NightfuryNova Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Dude you totally nailed it. I am a dummy! 
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ioanabart Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks great ^^
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Merindity Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! Pixel Heart: Purple 
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ioanabart Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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