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Re-creation: Blue Forest by Shikanomoide Re-creation: Blue Forest by Shikanomoide
Hey everyone~ Just uploading some old work that I never got around to uploading...

This is a re-creation of :iconboo-the-hamster: 's "Blue Forest" picture~ Saw it and instantly fell in love. In case you have not noticed, I really love the colour blue :D

Made a few tweaks here and there, but generally tried to keep it as it was.

Original Art Boo-the-hamster [link]
^^^Thanks for letting me paint & upload :heart:

Time: About 9 hrs or so over a span of a month...(Oil painting takes time to dry D: )
Media: Oil painting on canvas

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Edit: ZOMG Thanks so much for the feature :iconaawplz::iconthanksplz:[link]
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi :wave:
This deviation has been featured in my journal :heart: [link]
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for the feature :iconaawplz: :iconthanksplz:
I appreciate it :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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edward1461 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
its really beautiful
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :D :heart:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there from Feedback Frenzy!

First of all, I do love the brushstrokes in this. You did a great job taking advantage of the fluidity of oils to incorporate a number of different shapes with the same range of colors--I wouldn't associate the clouds with the water at all, even though they were done with the same paints. Also the middle black composition, while not totally original, effectively divides the scene and helps keep the eye from becoming too focused on the bright spot.

The biggest problem I'm having here is how washed out the colors are. Five minutes in a photo editing program would help draw out the richness of the colors a lot more. Right now, the forest itself is so greyed out it's losing a lot of impact. While the original piece did a lot with textures, you're doing more with strong contrasts and they do need to be strong to have that level of impact. Also the wolf is the wrong size--pretty sure he needs to be smaller. Just wondering, why did you decide to add a wolf and a moon to this? It's a pretty common trope, what's making it work here is the color palette and the low angle.

Anyway, I think you have a strong technical start and a good understand of oils. Work on making sure that translates to the screen!
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: I have a hard time with editing programs and obviously couldn't save the photo to make it look as the original canvas I had painted. Iunno...I just felt like adding something and I guess a wolf was what came to my mind first D: Anyways, thanks again and I'll definitely take your feedback into consideration for the future :dance:
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neurotype Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :la:
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margaw Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Hey! Here's a comment from Feedback Frenzy :D

I have to say, this is really breathtaking! In a traditional medium, you've succeed to create such a strange and beautiful landscape (with the small wolf howling in the background, that gives the picture a presence, something is happening there, instead of a simple landscape); I know from experience that oil painting is really hard, partly because I'm a hasty person, so I just can't wait for it to dry.. and you've done a great job with that, because there are so many different colors and shades, especially in the sky, and I think you have to wait before putting another layer of paint on the canvas? Or maybe you have another technique? :D

Anyway, great job with the layers and shades (I'm a big fan of the color blue too ^^)! On the other hand, there's something wrong in the colors of the reflections in the water... I took a look at the original picture "Blue Forest", and you could see that in the water, there are less shadows, less dark shades; which is actually more realistic, because the trees are not that big, and the mountain in the background is a little too far to create such big shadows... I think your picture will be even more great if you could reduce those shadows, and work more on the reflections in the water - you could get some lovely effects by adding some colors (more white or soft pink on the top of water, perhaps a bigger reflection from the moon...)

I hope my advices will be helpful to you :D and good luck with your future creations ! :hug:
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the kind words and critique! :hug: The reflection was a pain to do and I guess at the time (this was a while ago) I was just too lazy to fix it OTL Maybe I'll touch it up in the future...thanks again for the feedback :heart:
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92darkdragon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012   General Artist
Hiya
I'm in the :iconfeedbackfrenzy: comment contest

First off I have nothing negative to say about this. It just....wow. The snow fall, the moon, the sky, everything about this is amazing. It's just jaw dropping beautiful. And after I saw the one :iconboo-the-hamster: did, I can see why you fell in love with it. If I had to sum this up in one word three actually come to mind: mystic, beauty, and magic.

Overall this is amazingly beautiful, great job and keep up the good work
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you so much! I'm glad you like it and thanks also for the fav :heart:
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LotusKoi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello this is MissVampire131996 doing a critique for your magnificinet recreation of the Blue Forest. I first must say that this is amazing. The sky and how it reflects on the lake is amazing and I love how you did the clouds to show depth and placement. The shadow of the wolf looks very good and adds a bit of erriyness to the picture. The mountains look very realiztic and very gorgeous. I also give you coodles for doing this with Oil Colors. They are very hard to use and very and to clean out. All in all a very good piece. I wish I could write more but I usually write more when I find something wrong with a piece. But I can't seem to find anything wrong with it. Keep up the good work and keep using oil colors. They seem to be your medium.
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for you feedback :) Yes oils are a very hard medium and I can't say I've mastered it yet, but I'll definitely keep workin on it. Thanks also for the fav :iconaawplz:
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magicwingsforever Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi from a #FeedbackFrenzy participant!! :iconimhighplz:
First, your use of colors is amazing. The purple and blue night tinges along with the pinpoints of starlight really makes this painting look amazing.
I really have nothing negative to say, this painting just looks too beautiful.
Overall, you did an amazing job and I love your art!!
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I appreciate your comments and I'm glad you like it :heart: Thank you so much, for the fav as well :)
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VegetasLittleSister Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist
Hi there, I'm here to critique this lovely piece!
I gotta say that I fell in love with your picture the way you fell in love with ~Boo-the-hamster's picture. Your perspective of the night sky is spectacular! And the wolf is a nice addition to the whole scene.
The use of blue and black tinges really stand out to me. The rich colors are vibrant in this piece, though I have seen these same colors used in other pieces not even half as vibrantly as yours. Great work, I have nothing negative to say about this stunning nighttime scene.
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you very much for your comment :) I had a hard time trying to control all the blues and purples in this piece but I'm glad you like the outcome :heart:
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sparky-cool Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hy, i'm Sparky from :iconfeedbackfrenzy: :D
Wow, I really love this
the colors fits perfectly
You did a good job on the details, like the wolf and i think it are snowflakes
It's like the clouds are really moving and you almost feel the wind in it
Also your water reflection is lovely
The only disadvantage is the tree I think, they have a special shape but I think there should be more trees

But still great painting :D
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for your feedback! I've never been good with trees, and that's something I know I'll definitely need to work on for a while yet...I'm happy that you like the picture overall though and thanks again :D
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Hello there! I'm here for :iconfeedbackfrenzy:'s Feedback Week! And I'm excited to give some critique on your work :)
Firstly, this is a very eye catching piece! I was very down in by the tones of blues and the serene look of the painting. You really have control over the blend of your colours and I love the hue of your blues and purples. Also, I really adore the sky. You've developed a great skill at creating very atmospheric clouds and this gives off a very lively feeling. I juts love it!
However, there are a couple things I that I might suggest in order to really bring out the true potential in this piece. Firstly, your water is very bland in comparison to the sky. It lacks the reflection it needs to have on such a serene night. There are white spots throughout, but I don't see to under what they are reflecting . Also, the black reflection of the trees, while well done, is misplaced as it continues even thought the trees have stopped. I think really focusing on what needs reflection (the moon, the trees, stars even) and where that reflection would go would really bring out the water and make it a much more realistic style and a much more interesting. Another thing I would have to add would be to add more refined details to the mistiness of the forest floor. I would suggest adding more trees or even adding more to the trees that you already have drawn. More detail would make the area seem less two dimensional and ring more interest towards it, since that side of the painting is a bigger focal point. Also, really make that mist stand out. It seems like you put it there but weren't sure if you wanted to. I think it adds a very nice effect and that you shouldn't be afraid to really bring it out. That would make the black shadow of the wolf somewhat more noticeable and maybe even a focal point. Also, going back to the detail in the forest comment, I would also suggest making the mountains extend behind the woods. Taking a closer look, they seem to awkwardly end and that puts a damper on thing (especially because they are so beautifully done!). Just making them continue would really improve their existence. Lastly, add a bit more definition to the moon. Moon's are very bright and luminous objects. Adding a bit more white and defined edges to the circle would really bring it out and make it more realistic.
Overall, you've got a beautiful oil painting on your hands and a very beautiful scene it depicts. Just a few minor tweaks could really make the picture and bring more interest to it. You've got a rel talent with painting and you should really keep at it. :) Your work holds a lot of interest and skill, so keep up the amazing work :heart:
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much for the detailed feedback :heart:

I agree with you on so many accounts...looking back at this old painting, I facepalm myself and feel that I should definitely make tweaks to it, or at least repaint and upload a nicer version XD

I'm glad you still like it though and thanks for the fav :iconilikeitplz:
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
No problem :) IF you do, I'd love to see the renewed version. I love seeing people grow :la: I loved it very much, keep up the awsome! :D
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha~ alright! I'll keep you in mind should I redo this then XD Thanks so much for the encouragement and kind words :heart:
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TheRockMonster Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Not a problem :hug:
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lionchaser Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello again from another #FeedbackFrenzy participant! :wave:

This is just so beautiful. I also love the color blue, and you used is so perfectly. I love the sky and trees especially. I have been trying to learn how to draw trees and clouds lately to make them more realistic and you do them both so well. Your painting looks effortless and beautiful. It all works together to create a night-time atmosphere that makes me want to be there myself.

One thing I don't particularly like compared to the rest would be the water. It appears to have a reflection of some sort in it, actually many reflections, but I don't know what it is reflecting. There are two white parts in the top left of the water that is maybe a reflection of the moon but I am not sure why there are two of them and why they are placed in that spot. I would assume the black is either of the trees or the mountains, but I cannot tell and it seems like the mountains are so far away and yet the reflection goes across the whole lake even though the trees are only on the right side. I would just be conscious of how it would look in real life staring at a landscape next time.

But overall I absolutely love it. You did it so well, I would take it and put it up on my walls. Oh. My. Goodness. I want to draw like you do. I could have never done a job like this. You are great & I hope you continue in your painting! Keep up the good work!!
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for taking the take to give me some feedback :heart:

I realize now (after so many others told me too!) that the reflection is actually prety horrible done :icononionwoeplz: and I should probably redo it sometime XD I'm glad you still like it over though and thanks again :iconaawplz:
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tom-girl5973 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi i'm here for the #FeedbackFrenzy contest,

To start, I ADORE THIS! It was beautifully done, and kudos for doing it in oils! That can be very tricky (and messy). I especially love the way you swirled and blended the colors in the sky and water. This gives a fantasy/beauty feel for me, but that's just my opinion. Great work with the landscape in the background and the trees (oh and the wolf too!!! sweet idea with that).

There really isn't much i can say against this piece, i feel it would wonderfully done. It left me with a feeling of calm and serenity, keep up the great work!
Thanks for sharing this with us <3 :D
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Messy indeed...I've realized after "trying" so many mediums that some types of art are best done in a certain medium and for me, scenery=oil paints XD

I'm glad you liked this piece and thank you for your feedback! Much appreciated :iconaawplz::iconthanksplz:
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tom-girl5973 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome :) :hug:
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello there! :wave:
I'm critiquing this piece of artwork for :iconfeedbackfrenzy:
Before I go into an in depth critique of this work, I would like to say that this is a beautiful work of art that grabs the attention of the viewer in an instant.
Firstly I will start off with the Positives!
:bulletblue: The cool color scheme used in this painting gives a very serene feel to it. The use of blues and tinges of purple and silhouettes in black make an excellent color palette.
:bulletblue:The clouds here are done in a very realistic way and my eyes instantly draw towards them.
:bulletblue:The perspective of this piece looks spot on where the trees concerned and the addition of the wolf was clever

Negatives and suggestions for Improvement
:bulletred:The trees here look slightly unrealistic . If you could have just defined it a bit using a little of the light coming from the moonlight it would look better
:bulletred: The mountains behind look like they have been forced there. What I would suggest is that you could have drawn some of the mist over the mountains and if they were seen behind, the impact would have been much better.
:bulletred: The reflections in the water could have been improved upon a tad bit more.I would suggest not using such a dark hue of white but subtle strokes which make the reflection a bit more pleasing

Overall, this is a wonderful re-creation of the original and I absolutely love the effort you've out in here. You're very talented and your use of color is excellent and well balanced. I would love to see more works from you and kudos to you for sharing this fabulous work of art ! :)
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much for your feedback and critique! :heart: I'll definitely take them into account when I have the chance to relook at this painting (out of the country atm...)
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Ashdancer Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012   General Artist
Hi! I'm critiquing this for #FeedbackFrenzy!

I love this drawing. It's so beautiful and whimsical, and the way you've done the clouds and the moon is spectacular. I also love how you added the moon's reflection on the water. And the wolf is in a good place; you have to look twice to see it, and it's a welcome surprise.

As for improvement: the two trees in the foreground on the right seem a bit uniform, while the others are more haphazard, with branches going in all directions. Another thing that I noticed was that the reflection in the water doesn't match where the trees are. To look at the reflection, it appears that there are more trees, and trees where they aren't even to be found.

Overall, this is a wonderful piece. It looks very ethereal, and there's always some new detail that the viewer discovers the more they look at it. Awesome work!
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah...I'm not too good with trees or reflections D: Was a bit hasty in this drawing I s'ppose. Thank you so much for your feedback though~truly appreciated! :iconloveloveplz:
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Queen-Sirius Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello there~ Im Jazmine from #FeedbackFrenzy's critique contest. :wave:

I love this picture. You really caught the glow of the moon and how it comes off the clouds and water. Your perspective of the trees and mountains in the distance is great.

A few things I should point out is the wolf in the trees looks a bit big for being in that point of the trees perspective wise. At the size he should be a lil bit up more. Another thing is the white reflection off the water. Idk where it's coming from. B/c the reflection is from more of pine trees that surround the lake and are closer. Not bare trees running down one side w/ mountains in the background. Also that white reflection, it doesn't fit w/ the clouds or even the moon.

Besides that, it's a grand piece w/ a slight fantasy feel from the moon and clouds. Once again, great perspective and use of cool colors.
I love it and hope you keep it up~ :)
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
The wolf does look a bit big...but any smaller and I thought it wouldn't stand out :/ Outta fix that though... Thank you for the feedback :heart:
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Queen-Sirius Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome~ ^^

And as far as the wolf goes. The faintly glow around him makes him noticeable, so going down one size, keeping that glow should work. :)
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incoming! Here’s another critique for you through :iconfeedbackfrenzy:

I want to begin by saying that this piece is simply stunning in many ways. The rich colors are vibrant and eye-catching from afar and the little hidden details (such as the wolf) keep the viewer’s attention right on your piece. I have never worked with oil paints before, but I still hope I can provide some helpful feedback, so please bear with me!

The first thing I want to comment on is your mention that this is a re-creation of this piece: [link] and I wanted to complement your interpretation. Most people who do re-creations simply copy almost all of the details found in the original piece – I love that you took this a step farther and added as well as changed a bunch of things in your interpretation! Kudos to you for putting your own spin on something that inspired you! My only comment here would be to provide a direct link to the piece by ~Boo-the-hamster in your artist’s comments (instead of just a link to their account).

Next, although I think this is a fantastic painting, there are a few details that are bothering me. The first thing that struck me as odd are the trees since they seem much more heavily branched on the side facing the water than they do on the other side (even though it’s running off the canvas). I also feel like being pure black and providing such a stark contrast with the rest of the piece really draws attention to them and away from the left half of your piece. I would recommend adding some darker shadows in the left side of the piece as well as some highlights on the trees (especially towards the top where the moon is shining on them). I would also keep the black/grey out of the clouds and use a darker blue for shading instead (although this is just a personal preference since I have a strong dislike for pure black in painting).

I think everything else about this piece looks awesome! Perhaps you could blend the white streak across the top of the water just a tiny bit, but the reflective surface looks perfect, as does the rest of the sky (I absolutely love the wispy cloud around the moon – it reminds me of a wave and ties in nicely with the movement of the clouds). Keep up the awesome work here!

One last tip that I give everyone is to add a thin (perhaps 1x1 pixel) black border onto your pieces going up for display online/digitally. Although it’s hard to notice, it helps add a certain level of professionalism to your art and works to keep the viewer’s eye contained within the piece. Someone suggested this trick to me a while back and I just pass it on to everyone since I thought it was quite helpful!

Well, I hope I managed to give you some helpful feedback! Please let me know if you have any questions/comments about this critique! :meow:
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow! Thanks for such a long detailed critique XD :heart:

The reflections bother me as well, but I guess I just never bothered to go back and fix it...oil is such a hassle ;A;

I added the direct link to the original deviation per your suggestion ^^

Oh...hmm...I'll keep the black border thing in mind for future :)

This is definitely some excellent feedback you've given me. Thanks again :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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awaicu Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are most welcome! Just glad that I could give some helpful feedback! C:
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ABVismyname Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
hi im from FEEDBACK FRENZY
i gota say i saw it and fell in love it might have to do with all the blue :D everything from the trees to the clouds in my eyes, it's perfect.
this is probly the worst critqe iv given so far case i do not see anything that you need to improve on its truely amasing :3
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Haha~ Thank you so much!

I fell in love with the original too...that's why I simply HAD to recreate it XD

Still, I appreciate the comment and thanks for faving it :heart:
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ABVismyname Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome :3
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Akif-Magic Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there, This is *Akif-Magic from the #FeedbackFrenzy Team 25 to feedback your art.

This art is so beautiful! The reflections on the water looks so cool. The art is so detailed. I love the way you drew the clouds surrounding part of the moon. It's snowing in there which makes it more magical. Well Goodluck on your next art. Have a nice day!!!
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! Although is this technically just a copy of another deviant's deviation, I tried to add my own kind of feel to it, and I'm glad you like it :D :heart:
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of April 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 24 - April 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow! Thank you so much :icontearplz:
I'm honoured :iconbowplz:
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verlak Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
the reflections are awesome!
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bunnychii Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah this is hella pro :'OOOO <3
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Shikanomoide Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
TH-THANK YOU! :iconaawplz:

This is one of the rare paintings I didn't hate in the end when I finished, so I decided to upload it XD Probably cuz it was the fastest one I've ever done before too...they usually take AT LEAST 3 months :iconotlplz:
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