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99 Red Balloons

By Risachantag
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Based on the lyrics of "99 Red Balloons" (To see the lyrics, go here: [link] )

This is actually an idea that I attempted two years ago, but at the time I didn't have the skills to finish it satisfactorily. I spent something like 10 hours on the first version before giving up ^^;. ...but I thought I'd have another go at the concept for my Digital Image Design class (the same class I did Tron: The Virus and My Universe for). It's a fantastic feeling to have finally finished this.

As part of the course, we were asked to try as many techniques as we could. I ended up using a bit of photography for the buildings, with heavy repainting. :XD: The people in the city must have thought I was such a tourist running around taking photos of buildings! The rest of the picture is all CG painted in my normal technique.

^_< ...and before you ask, yes, there are 99 red balloons.

*EDIT* Details available here: Details

-Done over four weeks, no idea how many hours any more
-Photoshop CS2 & Wacom tablet, Pentax digital camera,
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MER-john's avatar
The mesage transmited in the draw is really sad
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Wow! Balloon Boy's Coming for that booty(batteries) 
Awesome work :heart:
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Gold Cup by KmyGraphic Congraz you´re Deviation is featured by :iconeyecatchart: have a great day Roses-and-Butterfly by KmyGraphic
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this looks fantastic. I really love the the simple thing as her toes dipping in the puddle, it's very well done. Sometimes putting certain projects away for quite some time is a good thing. When you have a really great idea, it's worth it to take the time to get it just right. I do that sometimes, when I know at the time I can draw it as many times I want, but I just don't have the skills just yet to achieve exactly what I have in mind, but then return to it maybe years later and nail it. I still have thumbnails and basic sketches that's been lying in a folder for years that I'll eventually be able to create.
And don't feel bad about looking like a tourist, I do that on a daily basis in this city. It's a great way to get references. I'm glad you got back to it, it was a piece worth creating.
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love the song and love this so much :D (Big Grin) 
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I used this wonderful picture as part of a basis for a prompt on a children's story just now. Thank you so much for sharing your art! I included a link back to your artwork.

(And please let me know if you want to read the children's story. I don't expect you to, I just want you to know the option's there if you want it.)
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Fantastic composition and detail! Great work. :heart:
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Huh, I mistook it for 'Romantically Apocalyptic' fan art :P

Your art pice is very lovely!
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Speechless!!! I love it! Shared at BEST ART EVER - Fantasy & Surrealism Clap 
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Awesome piece. 
SQuid21's avatar
Love this and that song!!
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This is incredible :)
apachiart's avatar
cant describe ... how this makes me feel, just.....feels.
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I had to count them.
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Amazing. Looks like you did the buildings perfectly and I can't even imagine how much time you spent on this. There are so many little details that just bring this entire image together and it's very impressive.
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So beautiful, love it!
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Amazing...loved the detailing especially the ripples....beautiful!
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que buen punto de vista
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