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Oh traditional, I've missed you :heart:

This here is the massive traditional piece I've been working on for a while :3 It's a commission for :iconmeizakat: and has just the loveliest story so I had the best time working on it <3!

It's made from 2 pictures, both A4, and in it's most basic description it's a theme depicting loneliness, with the book and it's colourful fantasy tales being an escape, rushing towards the idea of hope for the future. I was told I could go as free or as detailed as I wanted, so, you can imagine which one I went with.


I'm disappointed with the scan, but I almost always am. ~meizakat can be the judge when they receive it, but the shading in some places is not quite so harsh in reality (especially on oranges and reds. Scanners seem to hate orange and red!)



I do hope you like the outcome of this :3
Promarkers, Karisma Pencils on card.




EDIT:
A DD??!?!?!
Omfg, thank you so, so much :icontea-bug: for suggesting it and :iconkovowolf: for featuring it, you have absolutely made my day!
Thankyouthankyouthankyou!
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Given 2012-10-07
Look Forward by *nekophoenix ( Suggested by tea-bug and Featured by KovoWolf )
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Kordyne Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
I know how you feel about scanners. My one doesn't seem to like copic markers for some reason.

Anyway, beautiful work :)
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Professional General Artist
Why thank you! :3
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:iconisodria:
Isodria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
that is one of the coolest pieces of art I have ever seen!
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much!! That means a lot to me!!
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Isodria Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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:iconcreatoremagico:
CreatoreMagico Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't even know where to begin when commenting on this. It is just pure magic. If I ever created an image half as expressive and beautiful as this I could literally die fulfilled. You are an amazing artist.
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Professional General Artist
F'christ sake Ku, I'm sick of all this watery eye shite when I'm reading your comments!
(Thank you, you're a legend :hug: )
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CreatoreMagico Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 I'm happy to have said things that rang true enough to touch your heart (and eyes!)
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javaboss Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Hot damn, that coloring skill.  ♥ Much love, so vibrant and wonderful!

  And the kitten's face, may I just say I love how soft she looks >//<


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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my! Thank you so so much!!!
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:iconjavaboss:
javaboss Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
Oh, no need to thank me miss. your very talented! (づ ̄ v ̄)づ.
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:iconkaijine:
Kaijine Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Apparently I need to get on more often. Cause this is just the prettiest thing ever. Oh my gosh. :heart:
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
That means a lot to me :hug:!
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:iconkaijine:
Kaijine Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
:hug::heart:
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Temari-Brynn Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my god... That is one of the most beautiful images.... it's so interesting and detailed!
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oooh, thank you so so much, I'm delighted you like it!
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meizakat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
I realize I'm months late in noticing, but congratulations on the DD!

I've just spent the last I don't know how long reading through all the comments this has received, and it's heartwarming to know so many can relate to this story. Everyone who has pointed out their favourite parts has made me smile, and I enjoy reading the different variations of interpreting it. Your execution was spot on. I am still blown away by this piece and the amount of awesome you poured in to it, and I thank you profusely once more.

Once again, congrats on the well deserved DD!
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is still one of my absolute favourites - and I am loving everyone's own associations with this, their memories and their hopes. I am still so happy that you picked me for this :hug:
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Rylanor Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Goodness, this is wonderful. So many colours and characters! I would hope they will cheer the poor reader up in her grey world. I'm intrigued by her story now too.
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ohh thank you so much for your kind words <3 It was such a lovely idea to work with
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Robo-Shark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! Stunning colors and so much to look at, I am amazed at your traditional skills.
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Aaah, thank you so much again, that's so encouraging <3
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drazzi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha it was Katie who DD suggested it? XD I was told it was already suggested when I went to offer it forward :3

Well done on the DD - a bit late, but still
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nekophoenix Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
It was! Aaah, you suggested too?! You're all legends <3
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Crashcandyness Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:orange::lemon:
THIS
PIC
MAKES
ME
SOOOOO
HAPPY
WOOOOOW DD congratulation:heart::heart::iconrainbowplz::iconrainbowplz::iconrainbowplz::iconrainbowplz::iconrainbowplz:
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D! Yay! I'm so glad my work could do that for you! Thank you!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
this is aesthetically executed...blow me away...completely...
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ooh, wow, thank you!
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WolfBladeX1 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So many colors! This picture is amazing!
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D!
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Yukioma Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I must agree with BringBackTheDawn, this is an amazing, detailed piece.
& The concept behind it is lovely as well. Very beautiful work indeed! <3
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I am so blown away by people's comments, thank you <3
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:iconyukioma:
Yukioma Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. You deserve it! :3
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:iconflexyirit:
flexyirit Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
soo collorful....verry nice
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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TMC-on-DevArt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww...Its so colorful and cute :3
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thanks! :3!
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TMC-on-DevArt Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome :3
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DragonBoy387 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Writer
This. Is. Amazing.
This resembles what many could believe as the very purpose of art and writing: being free, and doing whatever you want! 8D
no wonder you got a DD!
I can't even begin to say how awesome this is. wonderfully done. :3
*pukes rainbows*

uh, but one question...
on the left side, between the pillow and the bottom of the blanket, on the floor...that bit of writing...what's it say?
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Eeee, your comment has really put a smile on my face, thank you so much!
and oh, well spotted! That's just my signature :3 (with date) It's also on the other panel, but hidden a bit more in the grass!
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DragonBoy387 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Writer
Anytime. I try to do that with everyone. :3

Ah, I see. Nice.
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lurz195 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
in a world of loneliness the imagination may be always your only friend.
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I hope it gives some people peace and courage to continue with life
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:iconlurz195:
lurz195 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats true
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So bright and colorful!
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Why thank you!
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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:iconrugratkid:
Rugratkid Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
So many colors!:)
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:iconnekophoenix:
nekophoenix Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Haha yep!
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:iconmziiac:
Mziiac Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
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