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{PR} - The Hinterlands by Nyanfood {PR} - The Hinterlands by Nyanfood
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Severo (Tashea) and Cadenza in the Hinterlands with Aquila.
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MelonKitCRISP Featured By Owner May 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah
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LittlePuffBall Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017
It's pieces like these that make me wanna spend more time learning how to make backgrounds. The colours are reaaaaaally soft and this picture itself is just really nice to look at. Random but I think it's referencing WoW but the bird and landscape also makes me think of Mulan???
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!
The bird and the figures are actually all characters for a roleplay.
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017
My word this is indeed interesting^^ Do more like this alright?
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2017   Digital Artist
Maybe in the future. I'm not part of that RP group anymore so I'd have to figure out a different setup for inspiration.
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fanboy4life Featured By Owner Edited Jun 1, 2017
I have always loved grand vista shots of landscapes and this one is no exception. Just looking at this piece makes me almost feel the searing cold in my lungs as I draw in a breath of the bitterly-cold air, holding it for only a moment before I can bear it no longer and expel the air again, my breath fogging in the air for a moment before it is swept away by the relentless wind that howls between the peaks. While it's not my best work, I was inspired to make a haiku, so I hope you like it.


Among the high peaks
we stood in a misty veil
spirits soaring free
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017   Digital Artist
It's somewhat ironic that you wrote a haiku about freedom cause
both of these characters have issues with freedom.
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fanboy4life Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
Is that so? I would be interested to learn more about that as I am always ready to listen to a good story. :3

What really inspired me to use the words "soaring free" is the fact that the bird (I am assuming it is a bird of prey such as an eagle) appears to be flying into the air, a metaphor for the unshackling of earthly concerns. The figure with the short hair seems to be connected somehow to the bird as they are reaching towards it, perhaps expressing a desire for that freedom? The second figure looks on stoically, arms crossed over their chest, which is defensive, giving the impression that they are a guardian to the first or that, maybe, they are resigned to their fate and are unsure about the freedom the bird is symbolic of, not ready to embrace it as readily as the other person seems to be.

That or I am reading WAY to much into this piece, as I often do, and I am just fabricating a story from my own flights of fancy. In any case, I really like this piece and I hope to see more of these characters!


P.S: Sorry for the long read. I tend to ramble on a bit sometimes, but I hope I expressed myself well enough.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017   Digital Artist
You're not entirely wrong... but in this case, you're probably reading too much into it XD;
Both of these characters admire birds. In the guy's case, it's because they're, as you said, free. But in the girl's case, she just likes that specific bird, who is the guy's familiar and travelling companion.

While yes, he is technically her guardian, she is also his servant. The freedom that she created was in "the freedom to choose her master," but in exchange for her servitude, he offers her his protection. But the reason he crosses his arms is just his habit of looking down on others in disapproval or just him thinking about things.

The girl is too realistic to be embracing any freedoms. Every freedom she acquires she earns by outwitting her circumstances. She's definitely not poetic and she thinks hope is a waste of effort better spent by raising the potential of success through action.

This image isn't really meant to be symbolic. It's just supposed to showcase the sort of relationship these two people have. There are a few nuances here and there that can be inferred, but only by people who know their story.
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fanboy4life Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017
That's really neat! Thank you for the explanation, Nyan-tan!

(Is Beardozer over on Picarto, btw. I created this account ages ago and I dunno how to change my name here. XÞ)
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2017   Digital Artist
AAAAH IT'S A BEAR~!
o 3o
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ErraticRhapsody Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
Still love how the mountains came out. And how frosty it feels - v- 
The way it's painted and the colors chosen for the mountains are just super
pleasing to my eye. Not quite sure how to describe it.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017   Digital Artist
Lol thanks XD
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kelogsloops Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017
I went full inner nerd here, and immediately thought "Hinterlands" as in World of Warcraft.... but it isn't snowy in WOW's Hinterlands... hahahhah

(GEEZ you are killin it with landscapes!)
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2017   Digital Artist
The RP group spent a good three months or so in the snow so I figured I'd practice some mountains.
Gotta practice till I'm as good as Sae-Midori O ^O)9
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danpurin Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017
Ahhh I love your colouring style! *u*
The shapes you make are so beautiful ♥
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you
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ErikaSymphonia Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Oh, very nice~
I love the view
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Luwyn Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
On the thumbnail, I thought it was a photo, and still now, it's so realistic !
And it's very beautiful as well, I love it ! ^v^
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Tashea Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this picture so much ;__;!!!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017   Digital Artist
I will continue to hijack your bird.
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Kimidoll Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Wow ! The mountains are very realistic, I kind of can feel the cold  c:
I really like how you placed the characters on the left, gives a very smooth feeling to the piece~
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you! It's cold here too ; v;
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StealthMsopz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
B-Beautiful...
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
You like alpacas and llamas.
I also like alpacas and llamas.
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StealthMsopz Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
We all like alpacas and llamas. Llama Emoji-09 (Drinking Tea) [V1] 
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 
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AzureRat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That background work!  :icondatassplz:
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ShinigamiRyuku Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
WOW! AWESOME!!!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
ty
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djoghurt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh my gosh this is so beautiful!!!! eagerly awaits group opening OTLL
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
It's a really dark plot, so please come prepared.
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djoghurt Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhh i'm a sucker for dark plots don't worry TToTT
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AkiaWalker Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, those mountains are gorgeous! o:
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ciso8 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017
Awesome
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
ty
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Iduna-Haya Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :)
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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bezzalair Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017
Oh! The mountain art is so NICE looking! Very pretty painting~
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you~
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CocoPuppy8326 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so pretty
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017   Digital Artist
tyty
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PeppermintRain Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student General Artist
Beautiful - great sense of depth in the mountains!
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:iconnyanfood:
Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Ihnky Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Student Digital Artist
The atmosphere really stands out here! I like the way you capture the haze of fog too.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you.
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k-kuri Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The mountains look amazingly detailed I love the feels of serenity senpai <3
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you~
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Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
wow those mountains look incredibly realistic <333
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