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Song Of The Trees
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Published: March 17, 2018
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The breeze is cool and refreshing, the rays of the sun warming my body. In this forest, the trees are hollow, yet so very full of life. The branches dance around each other, and leave room for energies to settle, and for the wind to enter. I feel at peace here. The way the breeze passes through the arcs and tunnels in the trees creates an airy, ever changing song. The songs of birds and the chimes of small bells tune into the melody of the breeze. Each note is pure, and somehow seems to fit into the whole. The leaves rustle, as do my feathers, moving in the zephyr. I close my eyes and feel and hear all around me. Above all, one strong feeling arises: everything is alive.

One day when I was feeling particularly well I closed my eyes and saw Dyna sitting in soft rays of light in a bright forest, relaxed and enjoying the presence of everything. That's how this drawing came to be. c:
Drawing this was a great experience. 
I also wanted to share 'Riding the Wind' and 'Climbing the Ginso Tree' of Ori and the Blind Forest: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cx06VK… and www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wQ_BQ…
Not the same song I'd imagine hearing in the forest, but I feel they do fit very well. c:

Made with new soft coloured pencils that are great for colouring (not so much for details, but I have other coloured pencils for that).
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TheStarlightPrincess's avatar
TheStarlightPrincess|Hobbyist General Artist
Just noticed this must be the one where you took your avatar from! That's a sweet snippet and lovely scene in the drawing as well. Somehow that deep blue there just draws my eyes, making me wonder what it is. A portal...? I can almost feel it vibrating. ^^ Everything is truly alive in here, but I'd also like to say: in balance. :) Wonderful job!
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Jack-13's avatar
Nice wings! Great details in the feathers!
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, indeed!
The blue things in the trees are memories, either 'stationary' memories, or moving ones. :)
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queenofeagles|Hobbyist General Artist
The tree has bells? I really love that little detail :D And Dyna's eyes are just perfect. So bright and crisp. And damn, that snippet you wrote is just as brilliant. Really sucks you into that forest and makes you part of it :) 
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh I'm glad you noticed them! ^^
I love the sound of (some) bells in the wind, they are calming and make me happy at the same time- fantastic combination!
You're making me blush with all these compliments, haha.
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ggMattB|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I love the texture you got with colored pencils. You really, truly succeeded in creating different "feels" across the art. The feathers are different than the fur, which is different from the bark, which is different than the SUNLIGHT. Incredible! I also love the little details that you put in like the ladybug, caterpillar, and bells! Really neat. Finally, the angle and depth of the face! You really know what you're doing! 
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug:
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Revan005's avatar
YW and Thanks for llama!:D
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Cambion-Hunter's avatar
This is one of the most beautiful fantastical fox pieces I have ever seen. Great job. Clap Clap Clap 
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh, that's a great honour! :D
Thank you so much!
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You are quite welcome, F.O.W. :)
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
That's a wonderful compliment, thank you! c:
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Fail-Seeker's avatar
You are welcome!

Is that a shrine to Inari?
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
I hadn't thought of that at all to be honest, it was meant to be a spiritual place I felt in tune with, but in retrospect I like the concept. :)
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LalaNorisu|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Looks nice
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks c:
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LalaNorisu|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ur welcome :D
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noctae-corvus|Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great, I love how the colors go together so well!
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The new pencils really helped, they are great for making gradients, and there are some soft colours in there that would otherwise be hard to make. c:
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noctae-corvus|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome c:
Ooh that sounds neat! Out of curiosity, what brand/type of colored pencils do you use?
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The-fox-of-wonders|Hobbyist General Artist
For colouring (and those wonderful gradients), a Derwent box with a fox on it (this one: www.bestcoloredpencils.com/wp-… ), which has mostly earthy colours, but also some soft greens, blues, and yellows that I used for the background here.
For details (and colours not in the other box), I use Faber Castell pencils (24 colours, across the spectrum) and my trusty old mechanical HB pencil.

In case you're interested in my mini-review after only 2 drawings done with them (haha):

As someone who used brandless pencils meant for watercolour most of my life, I think the difference in those and these 'good brands' isn't too big in the colour they actually put on paper (though most are more intense), but they certainly do seem way more sturdy (no broken points yet), and at least all colours are consistent with the colours they claim to be (some from my old box I had to learn by heart were way off- the dark purple in my old brandless box was actually a beautiful bright red, haha). I also heard the colours fade way less quickly when hung on a wall in the sun for years.
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