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The Late Dawn by thienbao The Late Dawn by thienbao
This is a piece commissioned by , his character Cera, whose twin is Jonec
. It took quite a while, especially with school going on at the time, but it was finally done a couple of days ago. Not much to say, except I was asked to go all out with what I could do, so I did just that. It was a great experience, though there was some confusion with depicting the "Shadow", but I finally got it the way he wanted.
Several references for moths, sky, and the figures, used myself as I always do. Done in photoshop+wacom tablet.

Close-ups can be found here [link]
Enjoy you guys!
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:iconnightlytramp:
NightlyTramp Featured By Owner Edited Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this so so much. Her glance is telling a story itself. You couldn't choose better colors to express such an emotional painting. Congratulations indeed.
Have you used any special brushes to paint the clouds?
Thank you and keep painting please.

(excuse my english)
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Leeannah92 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
pretty
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:iconasia2010:
Asia2010 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok im watching. you are so good, how did you get so good. awesome artwork. i love this piece
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Aendryn Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
wonderful.
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:iconsakuems:
Sakuems Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is truly beautiful :)
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:iconavilels:
Avilels Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
just noticed the creepy elf in the shadow

love the colors
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:iconmilena-zaremba:
Milena-Zaremba Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! Those games of light are amazing! I didn't notice the creature hiding in the shadow in the miniature in your gallery. Great piece of art!
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:iconeniat:
Eniat Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Student General Artist
You are a master of lighting!
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:iconpedobearess:
pedobearess Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
stunning.
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:icontite-nelfe:
Tite-Nelfe Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutly beautiful !
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:iconmyworld1:
MyWorld1 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. i love the colors! Well done!!
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:iconkat-winged:
Kat-Winged Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! =)
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:iconalosa:
Alosa Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing colors, amazing painting!
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:iconksundra:
Ksundra Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing)
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:iconmr-ripley:
Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello, my friend :pat: This great artwork is featured here > [link] :XD:
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B-gata Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010
I was fascinated with the sky and the colors of the top half, then I was looking at the bottom right of her cape and suddenly saw the other one's face! I was so shocked I started a little :laughing:
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Ookami-SeaEmpress Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009  Student
Wow! This is truly incredible! I love it, and it seems to have so much meaning! Lovely work :heart:
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:iconkalidesarai:
KaliDesarai Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
Beautiful. It makes me think of the book 'Sister Light, Sister Dark' By Jane Yolen. Amazing series!
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:iconangelsarcher:
AngelsArcher Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Nice fantasy feeling, needless to say I love the colours and the sky =D And I almost didn't notice the second chara.. creates a whole other mood!
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:iconstacy-renee:
stacy-renee Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Oh its lovely! I love that you cant really see the twin too well, he just blends perfectly with the rock.
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roberta-the-desiner Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
i love the colours.are amazing
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thienbao Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2009
Thanks:D
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roberta-the-desiner Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
^^
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:iconpamhelene88:
PamHelene88 Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Your work is really beautiful!
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:iconopaul11:
Opaul11 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
double images and juxaposition between the two figures, the way the cape blends with the sky is beautiful.
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:iconchickenmight:
ChickenMight Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2009
O, this is great!The elvish look so missely and wind effect is wondelul
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Spiriting0Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2009
it kindof creeped me out when I noticed the (man) hiding in the hill under her!! I love this one though, the colors are amazing and her face is so sad, I love the butterflies!
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BardicKitty Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
The details and colors in this are enthralling. Overall a very beautiful piece. And when I noticed the second figure, I about jumped out of my skin because I didn't see it at first. heh
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Lacelette Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
I'm a sucker for colors and textures like these. And your anatomy is excellent! I totally feel in love with Cera's facial expression. That longing look that she yearns for something she can't have...its mesmerizing. She also seems like the opposite of Jonec where the anger is his face makes him look sorta deformed.

Very beautiful background too. No words would do justice to such fine art. You are a total pro with your skills. :clap: :deviation: :+fav:
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Dianae Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2008
Hello there,

You've been featured here

Keep up the wonderful work :)
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Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
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CharmedPearl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
oh my god! this blew me away! i'm speechless.... incredible work! :faint:
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LunaWriter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008
I really like picutres where I discover something new when I look at it for a longer period of time. And it took me a little while to notice the character in the corner. It was the colors that drew me to click on this picture, but that "hidden" person who made me favorite it.
:)
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louvre89 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2008
This is so beautiful! :happycry: :+favlove:
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:iconbenchi:
benchi Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
damn good work
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:iconvertigeaux:
vertigeaux Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2008
You're painting of the skin and hair is especially good here. I just can't get over that sky!
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:iconcatsya:
Catsya Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
Great light on this one.
Looks like real wind in the picture.

; )
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:iconlim-kik:
Lim-Kik Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa so beautiful, I LOVE that girl, so beautiful and so sad. I love how you blended a part of her clothing into the sky.
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:iconwingedsonar:
WingedSonar Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2008   General Artist
Such intricate detail! Even down to the jewelry. The piece really gets you thinking about the character's stories. Amazing depiction.
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Painfullyiced Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
oh my gosh!
I was so busy looking at the bright colors and thinking it looked like pocahontis, that i didnt even see the 'shadow man' and boy that gave me a fright!

amazing piece!
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DianaACastle Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
AHHHHHH

OMFG

I was all like "Awww, that is such a beatiful picture. Makes me feel so peaceful....*scroll down* OMFG! WHAT THE HELL IS THAT!?"

:rofl:

DUDE, that thing is scary D: I want to look at the picture some more but now I'm scared off seeing it again *shudders*
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EldarZakirov Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Symply the best
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WeirdoQueen Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2008
I love her feet.
And I'm saying that cuz I suck at feet.
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:iconjess-o:
jess-o Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This inspires me.

I thought, "Wow, such a gorgeous painting.." and when I scrolled all the way down, I was startled by the shadow.

Literally startled. I wasn't expecting it.

Visual genius.
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AzulDragon Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007
Oh my. The colours are lovely. The "Shadow" scared me at first, but your attention to detail is impeccable. =)
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:iconthejadetipster:
TheJadeTipster Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
This is so gorgeous!
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:iconsinginchic7:
Singinchic7 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
I love how she appears to be fading this is very pretty!!
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VengaFett Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Another cool one. I love the colours in this. The way ehr shawl blends in with the light is really neat.
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gureiduson Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2007
OMGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!! Awesome!!!!! Simply AMAZING!!!
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wakeup-sunshine Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Oh.... it's so beautiful that I stopped breathing for a moment. I love it, love it. I could go on about the colours and the gentle way you've drawn her but what would be the point? Creating something as amazing as that would surely tell you you're talented.

But since everyone likes a compliment, I'll say it now. You're a wonderful artist. :D
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