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Backyard view by zancan Backyard view by zancan
Postcard 10x15 cm
Markers and watercolor on watercolor paper

This is the view from my kitchen window, in my current flat in Bordeaux, France. I drew and painted it this year in April, during a few lazy breakfasts before going to work.
It was then sent as a gift to my friend Megan in Florida. The artworks always run a risk when being lent to postal services ( how many beautifully handcrafted letter have I lost in the past! ) But it you want it to qualify as "postal art" it needs that stamp on it. Thankfully, this one crossed oceans and arrived safe : )
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Mildious Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
J'aime beaucoup le graphisme un peu BD et l'aquarelle... le rendu est vraiment joli!
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Andrea-Christen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is very nice! I like the style and how muted the colors are,very nice work :)
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beeno1988 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Beautiful work, beautiful view from the window, likely the beautiful neigbour, in a cottage?


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Averick Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
OK, never heard of postal art before, so let me get this straight: you drew and painted this on a piece of cardstock or whatever, addressed the back and stuck a stamp on it and mailed it to Florida taking the chance of getting it all bungled up in the mail? That's so scary! But it's really beautiful. Makes me wish I had a window view like that.
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tellu93 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
hmmm, so nice, now a glass of wine and a good talk :)
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elisabethstemptation Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
My dear O,O IT'S AMAZING ! I LOVE YOUR WORKS !Could I be your student,my master?xD
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gildedrae2 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonder :)
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b1ackskies Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
j'adore :] c'est vraiment belle. je suis aussi des états-unis, comme votre amie. J'ai été en france l’année dernière. je pense que c'est magnifique la-bas! mieux que les états-unis :P mais je ne suis pas allée en bordeaux. je voudrais y aller :]
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Sylanze Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
remember me of Dicken's books illustrations
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Ellyevans679 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
What a lovely postcard for your friend to receive. Very nice. :hug:
:heart: Elle
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Entula Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
What a beautifully quaint view... And so masterfully depicted. It's certainly very different from all of your other artworks on here, I very much like it. Personally, my attention is drawn to the open sky above all the buildings; it gives a feeling of 'something more'... which I love.
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MatrixPotato Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
France is so beautiful...
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ReBri Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Perfect!
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kismetrose Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Simply lovely.
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Hermioneann Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
Lovely job. And I'm quite jealous of your view.
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georgiegirl1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
Oh you are a wonderful artist!
I wouldn't be able to make something like this even if I tried.
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Msanju27 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
Wow!! It's soo beautiful!! Everything is in so much detail. And France is so beautiful . Your paintings has never failed to get everyone's heart on them. I just can't stop loving the way you have painted the plants. Love it. Thank you very much for your hard work and for sharing :)
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AVA4Zinkovsky Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Good work.
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kaede-kit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
Very nice work!
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ladyshawn Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
wow what a view. Great way to pass breakfast & a work morning. I love this. I feel this :)
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stepcat Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I like this soft feeling
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grapholic Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
wow!! the mood is priceless!
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ArtemisChick Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
i want to ba as good as you sigh
you're talent is inspiring
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ATrueNorseman Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
your ink and watercolor is absolutely lovely :)
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littlepupnut Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
this is one of the few pieces that i've ever seen that truly made me gasp. the detail that went into this.. it's amazing! i would never have patience to draw such a picture. you seemed to have really worked on this. i give you your props; you're a talented artist. one of the best!
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zancan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You just need to take your time, and come back to it a number of times to get through all the details. Detailing doesn't require so much thinking, it as a relaxing effect in fact !
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sapstomarz Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
amazing.
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graphite-panda Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish with all my heart I knew how to freakin use watercolours
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zancan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is really easy, especially the way I used them here, more in a comics way. Line art comes first, then watercolor is applied in a very raw manner.
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graphite-panda Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahah Ill take your word for it!!! It doesnt look like its used easy!!! I feel like its extremely detailed. which is totally good of course.
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graphite-panda Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
holy freakin cow in a field. This is rockin
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GiantToby Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Nicely done indeed.
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rennlei Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Tu es revenu! *O* il y avait longtemps depuis que j'ai vu "zancan" à la boîte de messages :D T'as fait très bien, comme toujours.
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zancan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh oui, toujours en vie ! ;)
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evusha Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Interface Designer
very nice:hug:
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N-rose5 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!!!
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theloulagoon Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Great perspective! Lovely drawing. I like how used a lot of detail. Drawing backgrounds annoys me sometimes :p
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KiraMizuno Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Artist
Tu as une super jolie vue de chez toi *.*
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Rodopi Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work, beautiful view from the window, likely the beautiful neigbour, in a cottage? ;-)
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zancan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really, it's close to the city center. From the street you can see only buildings ( just 3 stories, made of stone ) but in the backyard all the gardens gather to make this kind of lush zone
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Rodopi Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never was in Europe though in a youth has become engrossed in reading of novels of the French writers. Dream....... ;-)
Not to mention museums........!
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hokeywolfe Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
*BEAUTIFUL*!
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LunaMoonSinger Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
Wow. You must be happy every morning to see a view like that from your kitchen. And what a beautiful postcard! such beautiful style. I have always loved watercolors and you have done a great job with it! its beautiful!
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Deviant666-AJ Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Interface Designer
beautiful work i got a similar view but only d huge building d greenery faces d front
u must be vry tensed while shipping ur work
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JessiJellibean Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful! I love the colours and your style. It has this calm, relaxing mood to it when I look at it. The perspective is lovely, gives me a feeling like I'm flying :D Really awesome stuff, I like our style alot =)
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zancan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! at first I had planned to make it sepia but with all that lush it would have turned a bit dull, so I added the green tone. Still it looks old fashioned.
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JessiJellibean Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^
Hmm..yeah I agree, good choice with the green. :D
Ah, that's the word I was looking for, old fashioned, yes. It has a very classical, timeless look to it. Must be a great view! :D
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ItsAFreeWorld Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
C'est rive droite? ça ressemble à un coin que je connais ^^
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zancan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Euh non, c'est rive gauche ! Les arbres qu'on aperçoit en fond c'est Parc Rivière, si tu connais.
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Eternal-41269 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
It's a beautiful image for what seems like a really beautiful view.

In my current house I have no view at all, just the neighbours windows, I keep telling my partner that when we get a more permenant place, it NEEDS to have a view.
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