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Life is a Cycle.


A little something for :iconwikime:of her OC Aiden, He is an interesting character! I hope you like it! there is a lot of water elements. There is a reason he is placed in that pose in such a small space.

Practicing in Photoshop again, painterly style?

Program: Photoshop CS5
Song/Voice: [link]

Opened critiques 3/9/2011 on illustration works, I really need to use this more.
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Plushtache Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really beautiful.  may i ask how you got such soft, watercolor-y strokes in photoshop?
i was so surprised, i was sure you had done this in SAI.
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CelestialValkyrie Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
From what I remember it's done in photoshop!//  I think  results will be the same on Sai as well! and thank you/sorry for ate comment!
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012   Artist
amazing * u *
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:iconabhorre:
abhorre Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
your grasp on human anatomy is amazing...
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DenAndre Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011   Traditional Artist
Wow:iconwowplz: I love it!!!!! This is so amezing!!!!!!!
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Mayor-YaoiLover Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
LOVE IT!
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thefoxyrock Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
i love this this is a really good pic
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GhostGirlx Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
I love the hair here ovo <33
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:iconquondam-liberate:
Quondam-Liberate Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
WOW awesomes...
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:iconvanillatoxin:
VanillaToxin Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
; ; beautiful <3
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:iconnool2i:
nool2i Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
:iconlovesplz:
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Ardric Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
really wonderful :)
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:iconaoyuu:
Aoyuu Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Loving his expression, the water and butterflies. :]
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ah-bao Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Wah cel, this is beautiful! I love his nonchalant expression and hnnggh that pose is just so ffdfd. ♥
Why are you such perfection ahh~ ;A;
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ayuICHI Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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TMNL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the water! It's really a beautiful depiction.
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:iconcelestialvalkyrie:
CelestialValkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thank you very much ; o ; <333
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:icontmnl:
TMNL Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome!
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TobiRyuKamikaze Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent concept and depiction.
I love this picture!!
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sophitue Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool!
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:iconthefriizing:
TheFriizing Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, so pretty <3 love the way you've coloured it, and the mood in the pic is simply awesome :3
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:iconozwot:
ozwot Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011
well that is most defantly diffrent ^^
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:iconkohane-hime:
Kohane-hime Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very beautifull!!:D
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:iconneet-sushimi:
Neet-Sushimi Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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:iconcofunkle10:
cofunkle10 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
I love this style :D awesome!
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:icongreencore:
Greencore Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
oAo ! so cool >.<
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:iconshochuu:
Shochuu Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist
"Life is a Cycle." + the pose = epic win
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:iconmio-mio:
mio-mio Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It gives a really peaceful feeling.
And I love painterly style *___*
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:iconjenbolinia:
Jenbolinia Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
looks very cool! is that water?
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:iconhitsukuya:
hitsukuya Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like that pose, especially how you coloured his stomach area xD And his face is really pretty, a lovely picture <3
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13tempatkosong Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
kuikui..incredible..
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:iconmiezze:
Miezze Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful :heart: .
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:iconjust-milk:
just-milk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student General Artist
great great great concept and composition!
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glitterydoom Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
this is really clever! i like this a lot :)
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XxBankaiXyaoIxX Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
wow this is really nice it makes me feel sad almost, but he is so pretty, really cool man!
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MissJuli Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oooh I totally love the style on this!
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CrazziiKunoichii Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This is AWESOME!!
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LAMA-Art Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the style,the coloers,the water effect and the music :)
amazing ..keep it up
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usagimangafactory Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome idea!! :D
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iCookieAddict Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is TOO amazing for words :O
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:iconyuv96:
Yuv96 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
...this is amazing!...!!!!!
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:iconlittle-platypus:
little-platypus Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011
This is so cool! You're really talented :D
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yufumi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is just amazing. I love the idea and the pose. The coloring and the details are just wonderful:heart:
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:iconenderkichi:
Enderkichi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
you never cease to amaze me. This is such a wonderful painting of an amazing concept. The pose is amazing, the coloring is wonderful. You are so talented!
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A-C-L Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I love the pose a lot, and the plants growing on him through the water is really neat.
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mfdrm Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I love the dynamic pose, hand and feet... I really like the textures as well as the way you chose to light picture. And, of course the surrealistic bubble of liquid nature, it's all so lovely. Thank you
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Aleuuzy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
Gorgeous *w* Love his pose, and the contrast of all the white + light colours against the dark background~ The butterflies are cute too >w<
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Ovan-Genesis Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I freakin love this it such a dynamic focused pose and the colors and stroke ar amazing :)
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aoiyurirenkinshoujo Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011
I can tell that life is a cycle. Life starts out at birth, then goes onto childhood, then goes onto teenage years, then goes onto adulthood, then goes on for midlife crisis, or, in the case of women, an opportunity, which leads onto old age, and, eventually , death. As long as everything is kept in good hands, this cycle of humanity of life and death continues to exist.

I really enjoy the painting, since it looks very much like a watercolor painting. I kow you said you used photoshop, but , may I ask, did you start off with a sketch? And then painted over it?
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CelestialValkyrie Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Mhmm yes,there is so much to portray, I decided to portray the birth of reaching out to the world. And thank you so much! ah yes- a gesture sketch, in photoshop though.
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