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November 14, 2008
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Peaceful Not Forgotten by Flynn-the-cat Peaceful Not Forgotten by Flynn-the-cat
She rests among the mosses
A shrine of wood and wishes
In this quiet sunlit forest
She is peaceful, not forgotten.

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Entry for *Poetic-Dragon's Competition With No Name (...the 'Congratulations I Haz A Pregnancy' competition, perhaps? :D Well, congratulations)

Backstory: Last night my sister was using my computer, so I had to use my sketchpad. As I had an hour or two to kill, and was determined to actually produce something:

a dryad-treestump maiden, who twisted into place,
my pencilling too messy, so wood flowed round her face.
And grasses grew around her, and roots twisted round her wrist,
and from the slender sapling behind her, rose a girl of leaves and mist.

I rather liked the concept and the curvy way she posed,
so as soon as the tablet was mine again, a sketch on the screen arose...
It wasn't quite abstract or anime, nor a gentle blushing bride
and so out of wood I carved her and let the paint decide,

And the leaves spread out around her, as I sprinkled and I spun
And brown and green around her, the trees grew one by one.
The steps I saw quite clearly, but the details made me yawn
So I looked up ruins and flung dabs, until perspective was born.

And moss and sunlight gathered and layers flowed and split
And the hours flew silently by, until I was forced to quit.
But the quiet woodland waited, and the headless idol watched
Until I woke this morning and added bark metallic and notched...

And the trees sprang up behind, and the flowers crept over the steps
And the sun lanced through the trees and everywhere shadows crept...
Roses of orange and yellow were added on a whim
and in the offering bowl lies a lily blurred and dim.

'Til at last I could not deny her, she had to have a head,
Although I tried to distract her by painting her fingers instead.
The shiny coins didn't sway her, and empty was this wood,
until I shaped her a face and swept over her a hood.

Then sprouted a few last flowers, and a twisting thorny vine
Along the lowest terrace, its thorns as dark as wine
But I've worked on this seven full hours and new ideas have grown,
So posting and moving on now, before my muse has flown.

Tools: ArtRage 2.5 and a drawing tablet
Time: 7 hours
Also: I know some of it's a bit blurry - this is partly because I exported it as a jpeg and partly because I tend to be more bstract than realistic (ie am lazy and/or work from too far out). Also the statue is meant to be old and worn - I can draw proper people and faces and things :D honest! (*displays shiny gallery as evidence*

Also, I know Meadowsweet is an open meadow flower, but I wanted to see if I could draw it.

Finally, as my watchers may have noticed, I am rather fond of the woodland scenery

The sketch

Submitted to =Synthetamine's Synth Agenda for Postulate Two: Growth

My Green Paintings
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skeptikern Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome pic. I love the moss on the trees and how the road is highlightned ^^ :D
KeziahRose Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
Very pretty, and so realistic! There's so much depth to this one, it feels like I'm there with her.
Outgoing4now Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow, thats about all i can say
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow is good :D
Chrystalblueisboo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Could I alter this to use it for the backround of a piece I'm working on?
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Firstly, I'm sorry - I didn't see this comment as I was overseas and my message box was swamped.
Secondly, I'm very flattered.

Thirdly, putting up deviations BEFORE you ask permission is not usually the right order to do things.
Thank you for crediting me though, and yes, it is alright.

(If you asked now, I'd ask you to use my stock instead, but as I didn't have any good stock when you asked, don't worry :D )
Chrystalblueisboo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009
EEK! I'm so so so sorry! I was just so excited that by the time I finished the deviation, I just really wanted to post it.

I'm very sorry! It must have appeared so rude of me.

you don't need to apologize!! I'm very happy that you are flattered but, I'm sorry.

I'm just glad that you aren't mad! :D lol

Thank you once more. :heart: I'm sorry I kind of jumped the gun on posting the deviation!

Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ach, it's okay. At least you asked :glomp:

...if you hadn't, then I'd be mad >.>
Chrystalblueisboo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Thank you Flynn! :D


btw... I wanted to ask, what do you use for your pictures?
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ArtRage >.>

Aaaand I can go into the long explanation, or I can just send you here, to the place I ended up creating, because I had to tell so many people what ArtRage is :D

...ArtRage Painting
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