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Neapolia by Simanion Neapolia by Simanion
Medium: Watercolours
Size: A4

I'd live there.

This was so much fun to paint. I imagined myself walking around the ice cream town...going up the Neapolitan stairs to the...ice cream shop. Buying an....ice cream. Dropping it. Crying. Having a wise old man comfort me and remind me that the streets are made of ice cream. Me saying "that's ok, I don't even like ice cream". But I do. I take a bite out of the man assuming he too is made of ice cream. Mistaken, I spit out the old man chunk as he falls to the ground. I catch sprinkles of hope in his eyes as he smoothly descends into the melted ice cream pavement. "So long, Old Man Chocolate", I imagine myself saying, but don't. I slowly rise to my feet and turn around, taking in the glorious splendour of my surroundings. The soft, glowing sunlight shines through a tear that I wipe away with a waffle....Where am I?

Mmmyes, how much detail can you pack into small sections of an A4 page? I tried. My tiny brush must have completely deteriorated by now. Psychologically.

Tiny Brush: "B-b--but I just can't do it! It's simply TOO SMALL"
Me: You WILL do this. And you will succeed...or else. *moves jacket aside to reveal super glue*
Tiny Brush: *whimper*

All that aside, hope you like this one.
~Simon

*GAH! :faint: A DD! ...Blown away. Really. I'm very happy for it to be this one actually :aww: I will reply to you all soon! Thanks so much to $spinegrinder for featuring this work.


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Given 2012-02-01
Neapolia by *Simanion ( Featured by MidnightExigent )
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Dude, this is amazing. The idea itself feels like a modification of "somewhere over the rainbow" and is extremely well-formed. You've really thought about how to use the complimentary colours to emphasize the motif, such as the green and yellow part of the squid and the reddish and purple hue in the background. Moreover, the details! That's truly what makes this piece so good. You've definitely managed the perfect amount of details: not too little, making it look like something is missing, and neither have you overdone it. Things such as the pattern at the top of the squid, its eye, the shifting of hues and techniques, make this image feel so much more alive than it would if these details were excluded.
And really, I love that one part at bottom left corner.
Keep on making art, 'cause it sure is something you're good at!!! >w<
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Decadent-Depraved Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Student Writer
This is really amazing! When you painted it, did you do it in layers, starting with similar colors and adding new layers with new colors, or paint with lots of colors area by area?
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! I'll have to stretch my brain a bit to remember, haha. I definitely started with the background more or less completed. But because I never really have a concrete plan and haven't mapped everything out, I'm always using lots of different colours at the same time and putting them everywhere. I like doing it this way because you can end up with some really unusual colour mixes :)
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Multi-MoDe Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous!Creative and fun:)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :aww:
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Grutthilda Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014
Lovely and magical... :) I'd like to live in this icecream rainbow village ;) (Wink) 
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yeah me too :D As long as my house didn't melt. Maybe I'd get around in a waffle canoe.
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Dessinmaitre Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Really well done!!! C'est tres belle. 
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Bimmi1111 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome!! So many colors and so much detail. Beautiful work!! 
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:iconurahameshi:
UraHameshi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Love the colors, amazing work :3
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MiriPutter Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
i love this composition! it a reallu intresting work.
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:iconcrimnor:
Crimnor Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A living ice cream cone big enough to live in, and beautifully painted? What's there not to like :)
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:iconriadar:
RiaDar Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING! It looks really cute and coroful! You know how to use color))
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:iconchaosofgods:
ChaosOfGods Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful and unique. I love it.
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:iconsan-t:
San-T Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely piece, so interesting and sweet looking, well done =]
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:iconfrostyshadows:
frostyshadows Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Student
This is a great idea, I love it! it's so cute too :)
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Alicia1018 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AMAZING! I love It!!
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peachtail Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was really odd to me at first glance but as I scrolled down and started kinda taking it in visually, idk, it was actually pretty cool! The cuttlefish-like thing (octopus?) caught me by surprise but I like those animals and ice cream :D I think it's really cute! Congrats on the DD, great work!
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fangirlregretsnothin Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this is so cool! I love the colors :love:
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:iconmirellasantana:
MirellaSantana Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so cute, i love the colours!!! :clap:
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:iconconfusedlarch:
ConfusedLarch Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
love it.
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:iconemilycammisa:
EmilyCammisa Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional General Artist
Look like a delicious octopus lol As weird as that sounds... beautifully painted and exquisitely detailed :)
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:iconfusionofforces:
Fusionofforces Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing ! *  o  *
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:iconhouzi:
Houzi Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
WOW! Amazing, good job! I love it!
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:iconisischneider:
isischneider Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013   Photographer
creative,beautiful and unique work. :wow:
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:iconlulolana:
Lulolana Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This is so awesome and cute! I love the colors and the idea/story behind it <3 
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FreySkylark Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awesome... just....  awesome!
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VampirePlum Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Woah! Stunning!
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CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice concept, that's really colorful and cute :3
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:iconstrangedrew:
StrangeDrew Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
absolutely beautiful!
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DaawwW Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
nicelly weird
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Your excellent artwork has been featured in our groupīs journal [link]

:iconpearls-of-dreams: TEAM
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Please accept our request of this piece to :iconpearls-of-dreams:

It will make a great addition to our group gallery.

Thank you.
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
ICECREAM LOOOVE!!! :love: I am totally amazed about all the details – on A4!!!
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tiredtshirt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!!!
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! :peace:
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madnezz344 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
awzome :D
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you think so :aww:
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:iconnoss91:
Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012   Traditional Artist
Absolutely amazing work!! I love the colors :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :boing:
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:iconnoss91:
Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :)
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chicharrria Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great color combinations and how they all go together~
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :peace:
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PurpleSnowcones Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yum, it looks like a snow cone! I love the colors and overall effect of the drawing.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thankyou! :peace:
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blazi76 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very creative and awesome ... Colours , concept - first class work
Congrats on DD ;) ... :)
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :thanks: :peace:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional Photographer
Wow, just simply stunning, world class imagination, perfect.
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:iconsimanion:
Simanion Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much :thanks:
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:icontrichardsen:
Trichardsen Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Photographer
My pleasure. :)
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Dumbass-Red Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Artist
Good job! The talent is! Try and be sure to become a somebody!
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