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Balitmore's Fireflies by SavannaEGoth Balitmore's Fireflies by SavannaEGoth
Look . . . I finished . . . I finally finished . . . it's 1:50 a.m. and I finally finished.  *Dies on the floor*
I am really, really, really proud of this, you guys.  I have literally spent all of today and some of yesterday getting this done for my French class tomorrow.  If you're wondering why on Earth I did this for my French class, then please read the description under the WIP here:  Balitmore's Fireflies WIP

So this pretty much the first detailed picture I've ever done with a tablet.  I have to say that it was super, super fun and was amazingly easy to use!  I thought I would never learn how to use the darned thing, but after a few days of intensive practice with homestuck sprites and what not, I finally was able to create this lovely piece based off of the song "Baltimore's Fireflies" by Woodkid.  The song, for me, is really emotional and very, very beautiful.  I just find the conflict in the song as well as the seemingly exhausted tone of the man singing to be quite thought-provoking, as well as inspiring.  I'm honestly having a bit of a hard time just saying what this song really means to me due to my current state of exhaustion, but I do hope that you really enjoy the piece I created.

Also, I had twenty-three layers on this image when I finished.  Holy God.

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What are the words that I'm supposed to say?
Your white skin, swirling fireflies.
Darkness has surrounded Baltimore bay.
Why don't you open your blue eyes?
Are they things that water can't wash away?
How can your absence leave no trace?
As I let you sink in Baltimore bay.
I drown myself deep in disgrace.

What is the price, am I supposed to pay?
For all the things I try to hide?
What is my fate, am I supposed to pray?
That trouble's gone with the sunlight?

A warm sun rises and ignites the bay.
I come back home and start to cry
I'll never come back to Baltimore bay.
Try to forget the fireflies.
What are the words that I'm supposed to say?
If someone knew about this lie?
If your body rises to the surface?
Through the silence of fireflies


~

Art (c) Me
Baltimore's Fireflies (c) Woodkid
     Song:  www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qbdX6…
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centaur788 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
(O DAMN GUUURRLLLL
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU, YOOO
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centaur788 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Lel
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Viuh Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
I really like the waters effects c:
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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AnnaTheWonderGirl01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy crap, that hair is super detailed. I could never draw hair like that. 0.0
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, it took quite awhile.
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AnnaTheWonderGirl01 Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I bet. XD

I know this isn't the place for this, but I got Manaphy when my Pass Counter broke max capacity the first time. I'm gonna try to breed it with my Ditto so I can get Phione. :)
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, and judging by our conversation on Skype, I know that you were successful!  \quq/
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AnnaTheWonderGirl01 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep! :D
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SparrowOfTheDawn Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh. This is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much and great job!
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, hon. I think it's my new favorite piece. UuU
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Shalmons Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the hair is amazing!!  <3  and you really nailed the feel and color of the water--turned out great!  :)
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'm glad that you can! My whole point in making this piece was tp ellicit emotions and replicate the feelings of the song.
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MisSarena Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist
This is really cool ! You're right to be proud of it
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Haha, yeah, I think I'll definitely use the tablet more!
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MisSarena Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist
You should :3
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BedCrows Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Student Digital Artist
aaa it looks goooood! +_+
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SavannaEGoth Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, hon!
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