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Far far away by Athena-chan Far far away by Athena-chan
This is inspired by a photo that I saw on DA. (grah and I dunno how to find it XD) There was a woman next to a large bright red curtain and I loved the contrast and composition.

Now the colors/strokes are quite rough and maybe a bit rushed. But I'm quite happy that the mermaid thing kinda worked because that was definitely not planned from the start. But then you add things and more things and so on...

Thanks for looking, BIG THANKS to the ppl who commented/look at/faved my last piece it means a lot to me!! *jumps around*

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colors: ps cs3
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:iconkirika85:
kirika85 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fantastic colours
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Jahlouse Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
I like it sooooo much !
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Elmihy Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010
Gorgeous. I actually like the roughness of the strokes, I think it brings out the contrast really nicely.
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YukI-ChO-GenjitsU Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow this is absolutely amazing!!! :o
Great colourwork and gorgeous expression.
These contrasts are really stunning!
I'm in love with the hair.*-* :heart:
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Franwing Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2010  Student General Artist
GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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CarrotCakeBandit Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
The colors are amazing, subtle but still vibrant and the eyes are just beautiful ;o;
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:iconholayutasan:
holayutasan Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Student Writer
The colors are amazing and I appreciate all the little details.
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:iconsinribbon:
sinribbon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Student General Artist
I really like the detail and color composition in this piece. Your style looks slightly different too, but it works very well.
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:iconceiyn78:
ceiyn78 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Oooo, I love this one! The emotion is really evident here
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:icondkelabirath:
Dkelabirath Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
This might just be my favourite piece by you.

So free, so chaotic, and so very painterly.
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:iconkanji-the-wanderer:
Kanji-The-Wanderer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student General Artist
Fantastic !! :heart:
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:iconswmnyin:
SwmnYin Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
Beautiful...it's almost like a fantasy drawing. :clap:
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blu-ish Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
I love all the different vibrant colours and crowdiness, complete colour chaos :D I like how you painted the soap bubbles, they look excellent :nod: Also your ';paintingstyle' matches the chaos perfectly :heart:
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7698 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009
love it, print XD
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:icondiegoidef:
diegoidef Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009   Digital Artist
Fantastic, the colors are so intense!!!
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ninfadelmar Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student General Artist
this is soooo awesome,,, great job
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priteeboy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Normally I'm not too keen on "rough-looking" art, however I do admit that it actually worked in favour for this one, I also like the bubbles too :D
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SilverFurredKage Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Holy WOW!

... :eyepopping:


This is one of the most distinctive pieces I've seen in a while now. Very ethereal; and yet vibrant... It's mesmerizing, so much so that the eye gets a little lost in the incredible detail. The contrast; the warmth, softness and harder Cold elements clash against one another, but in a way that causes a type of ripple; where the eye is compelled to take everything in.

Her scales and fins offer balance to the great composition; lending their presence without detracting from the whole. The sense of Depth (pardon the pun) is also amazing.

One could liken the picture to a Dream trying to maintain dominance over reality; the red sail being the Veil separating the two... But that's just my creative take...
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tui-and-la Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good God his hair is simply AMAZING! also the background on the left, great work!
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:icontui-and-la:
tui-and-la Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
or her*? @_@ either way can't stop staring at that hair.
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:iconpandashi:
Pandashi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
This drawing have nice colors, and got some feeling too!

Very nice!
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:iconnesmaty:
Nesmaty Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
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Nesmaty Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
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:iconchopstuey:
ChopStuey Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Nice. I love the contrast (as you said) and her hair is beautiful :)
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Caleb-Brown Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
i love the hardness and edges
it has a more traditional feel to it
:)
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:iconpanisowa:
panisowa Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
absolutely amazing!
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:icontravesty-of-life:
Travesty-of-Life Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Love it. Great color contrast, composition, concept in general. It's lovely.
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boxx2genetica Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, beautiful. The details look great. :)
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Parya Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow ich liebe diese frischen farben und ihren erschrockenen gesichtsausdruck!! das bild sieht richtig dynamisch aus, mag dieses geheimnisvolle wie sie sich versteckt... und die strähnigen haare sind auch einfach DA LUV *_____*
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GermanMessingAround Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Wonderfull Colors :)
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camilah Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
This is both great and amazing. I really love the colors.
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:iconwave3:
wave3 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Beautiful (:
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:iconsmera:
smera Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is beautiful *o*
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:iconpandemoniumswings:
Pandemoniumswings Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I love the red and blue. beautifully painted and great texture.
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:icondikanya:
dikanya Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student General Artist
AWESOME
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moniusagi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
LOVELY! 8)
I think I've seen the photo u were talking about.
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RinLockhart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
I love all the different colors here; very impressive as always. :heart:
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