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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.



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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
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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.
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Outgoing4now Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009   Traditional Artist
wow, thats about all i can say
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow is good :D
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Chrystalblueisboo Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
Could I alter this to use it for the backround of a piece I'm working on?
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah.

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 )
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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!

-Chrystal
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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 >.>
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Chrystalblueisboo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
Thank you Flynn! :D

:hug:

btw... I wanted to ask, what do you use for your pictures?
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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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Chrystalblueisboo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009
I'm going to download the free version... I hope it works well for me.. I do paint every once and a while so, maybe this will work out.
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woot, late comment :D
Now paint more!
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whispersss Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:whisper:you have been featured in my journal :[link] :)
if you want not ask me to remove it ;)
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconglompage:
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Sheishido Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the concept and the execution is beautiful! I love the fact that it comes with a "story" too. Gorgeous!!
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Nirelleth Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
you have been featured

here

If you like it, please :+fav: it!
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:iconflynn-the-cat:
Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! A lovely article ^_^
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3001 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Nice moss and light gong on there.
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you ^_^ I like painting those - I think I've figured out the right tricks to it now... just have to refine it
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MiKe---ZiLlA Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2008
Stunning the moss and grass really breath life into the piece
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool, I love the atmosphere you created
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
I have noticed my paintings work better if they have an actual mood... :D
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Ryua Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this just fills me with epic delight. Very awesome!
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Epic delight is a very delightful description to read ^_^
Thank you :heart:
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the-reluctant-dragon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Artist
the texture and colours are divine :D
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*head swells*



:glomp:
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Ms-Typo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
One little thing I'd like to tell you is to take in consideration to blur objects that are further than the primary objects the eye meets.
By that like the trees in the back (the ones further, of course) could be blurred a bit because all of them so detailed and structured makes the image a bit too busy and it distracts the eye a bit.
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right there - the trees are a bit of a jumble of clarity and perspective >.>
Some of them are more blurred as you go further back, if only because I painted sunlight over them, but some aren't and should be.
Actually, if the foreground had more clarity it would be less of a problem
Also, I went overboard a little with the shiny sunlit moss.

But I think the fact that all the trees are crowded in rather than stretching out ... actually, that may be the whole result/problem anyway :D
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KarrinGray Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Great job with the lighting. You're able to capture the sunlight through the trees perfectly - also one of my favorite places to be, deep in the woods with just a bit of light breaking through. :)
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :glomp: yes, I loe sunlight - I'm still working out how to do it, but I'm pretty pleased with it.
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amirzand Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
nice scene , nice job i like the composition ;)
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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amirzand Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
ur welcome
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Eiralleo Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Wow great job i really love all the colors!
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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aworldofimagination Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist
nice work :hug:
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Danke ^_^
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aworldofimagination Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist
np ^^
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ThaBattlerager Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008
Now that is really impressive!

(Also, green is my favourite color).

Awesome.
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Flynn-the-cat Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thank you!
I love green :D I was in a green mood >.>
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