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one hundred years of solitude by xiaomeimei one hundred years of solitude by xiaomeimei
got the title from a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

i've been wanting to get this picture out of my head for A YEAR now:!:

its done in watercolour and acrylic, and guess what im soo cheap soo i substitute the watercolour with acrylic..
the 5 ml professional grade watercolour tubes here in SG are about 6 $SGD while the 75 ml tube student grade acrylic is about 4 $SGD..gee what a RIPOFF right?:!: garrh!


anyway PHOTOSHOP is being such a TWAT!!!!!!!!!!! i can't paint or do any fucking thing there without having it reboot a thousand times..if it still continues to piss me off i SWEAR im SO going to join perkan in his Pro-Traditional art campaign!! gar!
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QUEENPSYCHOROCKET Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012   General Artist
:rzero: Beautiful piece...Rocket X :rose:+:blackrose:
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CaligulaClone Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
I like the design of the roses.
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digitaltvirus Featured By Owner May 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
yay a gorgeous traditional piece :love:
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chryssalis Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
Excellent work!!:clap:
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nine9nine9 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my 3/12/2010 Journal [link]
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IndiexChild Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I'm readin that book at the minute
Creative drawing
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cyberjini Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
so beatiful..
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:iconlivyer:
livyer Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
:iconbonklers: I did feature your work here [link]
It's a news article of Drawings & Paintings.
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notevenhalf Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009  Student
very very nice.
how do you photograph your work though?
i struggle to photograph my paintings in the right light and position!
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pagan-live-style Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
This fine piece of Art is featured in my journal of the week !!!

greetz lenZ
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hannah-dora Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009
This picture is completely wonderful. I featured it in my journal, I hope you don't mind.
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ziggyluna Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2008  Hobbyist
Lovely work^^I love all the roses and how they seem to form part of the dress(are they part of the dress?)I'd like a dress like that^^Beautiful!
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akari-chibi Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2008
really nice
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:icontheaccordiantheif:
theaccordiantheif Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2008
so beautiful.
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Romy-SD Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008
love the concept, i couldn´t have come up with that in a million years!the title is very well chosen too n_n
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shrunkclothing Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is absolutely gorgeous, I love how you've painted the roses, I suck at roses lol (i should just stick to portraiture and sewing)

Is there meant to be a rose for every year? I dunno who, but that would make it so much cooler lol.

She's very beautiful. I like the way you get the impression she's just given up on her tears and sat still for a very long time.

Faving it!!
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soulmasterRZ Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I tought I had this picture faved XD
I must say I totally liked it
and also I like that book with the title XD
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singovermyradio Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I featured this here: [link]
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ElizabethLovesMCR Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2008   Photographer
Wow. I absolutely love this.
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BurntFae Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2008   Photographer
Beautiful.
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meowinthenight Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
just beautiful. love it.
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PsychoticChibiiUsa Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow..it's absolutely gorgeous! I don't know what else to say...
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2007
Hello :wave:! and congrats! :clap:
You have earned yourself an ODD :winner: (`oibyrd's daily deviations!) This account feature was created to bring likeminded artists together, to be inspired and to hopefully meet new friends.
:heart:
This particular feature is to celebrate deviantArt's Traditional Art appreciation day (that is becoming a week long celebration of wonderful features and artistic inspiration)!


I feature both popular artists and new ones in order to create a closer community spirit - if you would rather your work not be featured anyplace but on your own page, please let me know and I will take it down.

Otherwise you can view your feature (and other wonderful talents!) at this link:

[link]
Keep up the great work! (and forgive me for the cut-and-paste message - it's all just a part of time management ;))
Sandi :heart:
aka :iconoibyrd: and :iconoibyrd-stock:
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nirvana-seeker Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
OMG I didnt thought some 1 know who to put the whole novel in one pic...

now I can say I read "one hundred years of solitude"

AND I saw it...

thnx for the gr8 pic
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Drusilla14 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007   Photographer
Beautiful piece, pretty concept too:heart::star:
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promoting artists on dA.
It has been found browsing from the word of the week : "LIGHT/s " :lightbulb: :sun:

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StJulia Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007
Great art! -favs-
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Skitsofrenika-Stock Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
This is such a gorgeously mournful piece...
:+fav:
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owwffs Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
Oh my, this is stunning! I'd love to see more pics like this.
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kaleil Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
i've read that book! :)
beautiful work! i like the roses and the girl sort of looks like mana...^^,
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morbid-comtesse Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007
excellent work!!!
bye ;) :) :-)
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son-of-salmon Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2007
I really do prefer traditional anyway. Electronics seem to suck the life out of life these days. Anyway, fantastic painting skills!
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Tay1orMarie Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2007
this is sweet.

i wish i could paint...there are SO many pictures i'd like to get out of my head and onto a canvas lol
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Driadas Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
amazing! i love this!!!
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Friedensbringerin Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
great colours, i really like the girl's face!
amazing!
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KhokoDDs Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2007
Hi! You've been featured here: [link]
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AngelicKat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
Very well done, I love her face and hair, and the over all painting lol. :+fav: for sure :)
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namesjames Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006
Great piece. Very nice composition.
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Myreena Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
This is amazing... Just love the girl, the light and the roses... Everything fits! The colors are really nice! :heart: Def a fav!
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venkatvasa Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2006
good work and good concept.
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Noa-Testicles-Horror Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2006
wow, this is so beautiful, I really like it.
:worship:

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a great writer and "one hundred years of solitude" is a great book. the girl in there, is she based on one of the character in the book?

[excuse my in English, it's not my specialization]
{I'm using a dictionary and my comments still sounds bad}
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gsdark Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is my favortie piece of your works :heart:
Your art's so amazing :faint:
The texture are ... perfect...
This is simply wonderfull :love:
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6Black6Sun6 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006
without coment....fav
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claudian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006
i remember seeing this on elfwood long ago ...
it stuck in my head. lovely!
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lightbird Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish I could express how much I like this.:blowkiss: Unfortunately, it's so beautiful, I can't even find the right words.
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So sweet and so cruel - to feel infinity in the moment of Falling :blackrose:
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laurengary Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
A gorgeous piece of work, well done :)
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alelale Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006  Student Interface Designer
very cool. did you get inspired by the book to do this work? or is it just the title you borrowed? ;)
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LeBoudier Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2006
fabulous xx
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green-sphinx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2006
Great book, great image!
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