A Solitary Dusk

Posted Aug 24, 2007, 11:22:57 PM
Finished piece for Saimain's contest.

Overall, this took a little over thirty hours, and about a hundred layers (at least). I may post the large piece somewhere, since I don't think this smaller version really does it justice. :\

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  • Sep 21, 2007
    Absolutely gorgeous work. I admire the way you've colored this. It's breathtaking.
  • Sep 6, 2007
    Oh god. This is AWESOME. Yeah...after seeing a pic like this...I've lost any bit of confidence in entering Saimain's contest...T_T This is really gorgeous!! The lighting, the clothes, everything!
  • Aug 29, 2007
    Beautiful Inqy! I wish I had the ability to do such convincing backgrounds... it does so much for the whole credibility of a piece of work and lends more solidity to the central characters. A FAV!!!
    • Aug 29, 2007
      Thank you! I've never been able to do backgrounds any justice, so this year that's what I've been working on the most. ^_^
  • Aug 27, 2007
    thatΒ΄s such a lovely piece! so dreamy and well drawn!
  • Aug 27, 2007
    Very lovely. I love the glints of moonlight on the water. The lighting is just beautiful. Very creative piece. It has this air of bitter sweet melancholy that I love.

    The details on Faeren's clothes rock. Smile
  • Aug 27, 2007
    Oh my gosh this is an utterly gorgeous piece of art. I have absoloutly no chance at getting anwhere in saimain's competition after seeing this stunning piece of art. I love the mood and setting and everything.
    • Aug 27, 2007
      Thank you, so much! ^_^

      You can do it! This one took me sooo long, and I nitpicked it sooo much. Just ask Saimain, LOL, I submitted at least 2 versions to her, and then I would go back and nitpick it to death. ;D
  • Aug 26, 2007
    This is lovely, the soft lighting and colours creates a peaceful kind of atmosphere Smile
  • Aug 25, 2007
    What a gorgeous entry! I'm looking forward to seeing all the entries to Saimain's contest. Everyone is putting so much work into it, and this piece is proof! Big Smile
  • Aug 25, 2007
    My first reaction was this: Oh nice! My second is....well, I'm still admiring it, lol. Very nice painting. Good drawing work too.
  • Aug 25, 2007
    This is just beautiful Yes The colors are so soft and smooth looking. I could star at this forever wonderful job Thumbs Up Good luck in the contest! Grin
  • Aug 24, 2007
    Gah, you know this is gorgeous, but I'm going to say it again. This is gorgeous! ^__^ The whimsical atmosphere and colors really bring out the quiet magic of the setting. I love the idea of the Forest (or perhaps Snoots) creating a flute for him. The way his cloak twists and weaves itself into the tree behind him is fascinating...I adore creative little details like that. Smile Thank you so much for sharing your vision and participating in the contest! *hugs*
    • Aug 24, 2007
      I'm so happy you like it. ^_^ Thank you for the contest and for letting me participate. -hugs-
  • Aug 24, 2007
    This smaller piece totally does it justiceSmile, it unreal.
    On a side not do you know when wicked alchemy and muted faith are going to back online?
    • Aug 24, 2007
      Thank you! ^_^

      I've been updating Wicked Alchemy again for the last three months. You can find it here: http://wa.mutedfaith.com

      muted faith is kaput, I believe. I moved my site to http://inqy.in , and most of my artwork will be there once I finish moving. Smile