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Repose - With Timelapse Video by Nyanfood Repose - With Timelapse Video by Nyanfood
Horns have been the sign of witches and demons for time immemorial, but who says demons know no love tell lies.

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Update: I've uploaded the timelapse of the painting process. You can view it here -- youtu.be/MOCgnb953Ec

Hullo MizuruuDeki 
I am your (not so secret) secret santa (as you already know)

Thank you for being the architect masonerd you are. Please live long enough to design my house when I get rich---
///kicked

Also special thanks to matomiki for taking a photo of her foot for reference.

Merry (late) Christmas from your favorite Nyan (I hope I'm your favorite)
:'D
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Cyb3rRain Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
A stunningly beautiful piece of artwork! I love the contrast and shading so much, along with the small details of the water and how it glistens in the sunlight. It's very captivating and portrays a beautiful fantasy.
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for viewing!
I'm usually not one for contrast. XD;;; I'm not a fan of using black in any image. So this was a fairly interesting experience. XD;;;;;
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Cyb3rRain Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
That's surprising because it's very well made and it really stands out. It's a very beautiful artwork!
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is lovely! Her feelings are so evident. :D
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AliceVII Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
:omg: :wow: amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing
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Shiyatsu Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love this piece, the emotions and the ambiance is so well done!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Val4s-san Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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THIS IS SOOOO PRETTY!!!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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RamenGirlDesu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've always loved how detailed your paintings are ^^ i wonder how long does it takes usually to finish your paintings!looks like a lot of time and effort
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! This particular painting took about 32 hours or so.
My paintings will vary between 6 to 40 hours usually.
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so enchanting!! The pose and expression convey so much emotion, and the entire composition of the piece, from the contrast in colours, to the actual placement of the character with the frame, is so aesthetically pleasing ♥
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
I referred to a lot of renaissance and other classical portraiture around the time I painted this so there was a lot of chiaroscuro being used.
The colors were a bit harder for me since I tend to add a bit of every color. This time I tried to limit myself to three bright key colors without trying to support them with every color of the rainbow. I'm pretty happy with this one turned out.
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah I can definitely see those influences shining through! Wow, chiaroscuro takes me back to my high school Visual Arts days, it's fascinating that you've implemented it within your own style. I think experimenting with these techniques can really grow one's skills, so I'll definitely be looking into doing that - thank you for inspiring me!

I'm glad you're happy with the finished piece, but if someday you look back and find areas to be improved, then perhaps that's even better c;
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for being inspired!
The old masters have much to teach if we keep our eyes open and learn + V+

I will definitely look back in 3 years and scream XD;;
I left a bunch of mistakes that I let go of this time.
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh for sure!! Do you have any go-to old masters for when you're looking for some inspo?

I'd love to see a "draw this again" meme for this in time hehe!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2018   Digital Artist
LOL I'm never drawing this piece again XD!!!
I don't like drawing pieces again cause when I finish a piece, I lay it and everything that haunted me during the process to rest. That's the only way I can move on to a new piece.
Each piece I make has a unique set of sentiments and messages. The whole concept of drawing a piece I did before again makes light of the emotions in the original so I try to avoid duplicating emotions.
Imagine one's mother saying "I learned a lot from raising you so now that I'm pregnant again, I'm going to gene-manipulate them to be exactly like you but raise him better." XD;;;
The feeling of that emotion being "replaced" by something of better technical skill feels unethical to the past-me who painted the painting.
I'd rather just paint new, better things.

I don't have any go-to old masters! I live close to a museum of fine arts and wednesdays are free after 4pm. I go there and browse whatever hits my fancy~
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh that's a new perspective that I've never encountered before, and I think it's totally valid!
Especially because you approach things in a different light and mindset after a period of time has passed; to dig it up from the past and try and feel what you felt back then isn't too feasible...
That analogy really drives it home and it makes a lot of sense c''': 

That sounds so perfect !! What a beautiful way to spend wednesday afternoons ♥
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AnaLuizaCG Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Student Digital Artist
This is soo beautiful <3
It reminds me of classical paintings in a way but in your own style. I love everything about it!
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Lilysplash Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2018
As per usual, I believe I've stumbled upon your art late, Nyan. ;w;
I'm as enchanted as ever by your use of colors-- that's a lovely foot, though. //kicked OTL

I've saved your time-lapse video as well to watch later when college hell is over I'm more free!! Gahhh there's going to be so much to learn from how you do light and shadow; I'm really excited! <3
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RockBunting Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh god, i cannot stop watching!!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm glad you enjoy it XD;
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iota-09 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
well didn't expect that, you're also a pretty dang cool artist!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks XD;
I don't really like drawing attention to myself though so I don't really draw too much.
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iota-09 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018
is... is that a pun?
cause that's how you draw attention.

still, going back to before, if you like it you should(if you want to post it though that's up to you)
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018   Digital Artist
It'd probably better if we do that in a twitter DM instead of on the comments of my art though.
XD;
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iota-09 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 18, 2018
yup, but that's just something i wanted to say, keep up the good work(i think that's how the saying goes?)
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Katarina-Kirishiki Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work ♥
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Iceliarea Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;_; It's beeen so long since I've seen your beautiful art *hugs art*
Makes me happy seeing it again the hardwork yo put into ever piece is always so full of emotion <3

Thank you for being such a big inspiration and such an amazing individual <3
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for viewing!
Yes it's been forever since I've seen yoooou~ <3
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junjoushunpuu Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018
Wowowow MizuruuDeki is one lucky fella! (assuming the secret santa was randomized?)

I saw your time lapse but wow the amount of dedication and time (at least 32 hours!), and that wonderfully detailed picture :O

PS love your piano passages too :O
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you for viewing (and listening!)
It was good for me to work on this since it's helping me with the fear of investing feelings into my work XD;
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junjoushunpuu Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2018
That's good to hear owo)b
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Shikaama Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhh! This came out really nicely nyan~ 
I really like the shading/colouring on the skull and hair! 
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EmberEnigma Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2018
NyanFood: Merry (late) Christmas from your favorite Nyan (I hope I'm your favorite)
:'D

Well u are mine :D
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018   Digital Artist
LOL how many nyans do you know---
I don't think I know you either O AO;;;
who dis person--
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
HGHGHFDHGKJDFJGH OOMGG SENPAII THIS IS VERY VERY VERY VERRYYYYY AMAZINGGG!! :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz: :iconmoeblushplz:
LOVE ALL THE DETAILS THAT YOU PUT HERE! ESP THE COMPOSITION AND CONCEPT! as always, you amde a great piece that stole our heart kyyaaaaa :iconuhuhuhuplz:

psstt ano, happy new year as well! :heart:
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
You've been doing an insane amount of growing in the past year, by the way. O_o
I'm going through your gallery like WUT THIS AIN'T THE SAME SKUNKY ON REWRITTEN

Happy new year <3333
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
jhghjgjd EEEE,,,EEEEHHHH!? ano, senpai,,,,, sorry,, does it bad? ;;//////;;
b,, but,, OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WATCH BACK!? :iconmioforgivemeniplz:
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2018   Digital Artist
It's not bad. It's excellent XD
I think you grew a lot <3
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Karma-Kuro-Nuko Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Finally checked the timelapse and took some minutes to seriously look at this and its details. I wasn't there during all of your streams while you were working on this but I still had the chance to stick around for a couple hours and I'm glad I did so.

I suppose you already know it, but I am honestly glad I was able to watch you work on something so beautiful like this on Picarto, but also to be able to watch the whole process because even though this is an extreme opposite of what I'm used to doing, I still feel like there are lots of things I can learn from simply watching the process of one of your pieces. To the point I feel like looking up info on how to do paintings and such. 

Not only is the result breathtaking and intriguing but also has me staring and feeling like questioning and wondering lots about it. There is just so much one could comment about it, and yet so little happening (I suppose? As I do not know the character). The contrast between the details of the character and the skeleton against the simplicity of the flowers that yet, have enough depth and volume, the tip of the skull (?) that reaches her and looks sharp against how soft her skin looks and how beautifully colored her clothes are, her hair, with your style, the darkness around and yet how calming this looks, how clear the water appears to be and all, just from a small portion of details.... ; v ; ) 

Aah.. o(-<  Looking forward to seeing more from you Nyan, honestly. Despite thinking there are very thin chances one day I'll try to go towards this sort of style/art, what you do remains very inspiring ; v ; )b 
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks for viewing the video! I'm glad you found it informative XD
Much of my style is about using the small details to pull together a big idea, so I'm happy you've picked up on all of that!
Happy New Year, Kurorin~
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Karma-Kuro-Nuko Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure Nyan. Thanks for putting it up o/
I'm for sure looking forward to seeing more of your pieces and learning from them uwu)
Happy New Year Nyan <3
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LiliHanabi Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018
So beautiful and mysterious!
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
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marilatte Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018
this is so amazing!! ;o; I love the hint of color with the red, green and yellow! the shadowing, especially of the skin, is so beautiful, and just overall a GORGEOUS piece. <3 
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Nyanfood Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you!
I finally managed to put together some brighter colors XD;
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Shiranova Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2018   General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous! I feel like whenever you upload something you have improved so much more. o:
I love the lightning, especially regarding the coloring of the skin. It looks so soft. And the small details such as the light specks on the arm and the prism effect by the feet really add to the overall picture. I am quite envious of this masterpiece I must admit. You've really ouddone yourself this time. X'D
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