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Gazing Up by neko490 Gazing Up by neko490
I've always wondered what the sky must have looked like before artificial lighting polluted the night.


I took photos during the whole process and explained how I used a popular watercolor technique with this piece: [link]
{pencil, watercolors, white acrylic and white colored pencil}
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almightystarfish Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous and a very true sentiment I agree with; we shall sadly never know what the night sky used to look like. I adore her dress.
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neko490 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Pretty much, thank you, I'm glad you like it.
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MorriganFearn Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
Lovely use of traditional media. Your colors are incredibly vibrant, and yet they all retain the proper muted night feeling. This picture is so peaceful because of the coloring. Reminds me of the lack of noise of the countryside.

The composition itself is brilliant. The long stretch of sky before the girl becomes visible really helps set the atmosphere and remind us how big everything is. Then the tiny village visible at the girl's feet really adds to the surreal, dream quality of the picture. It's a gentle dream, but something fantastical nonetheless.

Finally, your main carachter is wonderful. The design for her dress is out of this world. It's so beautiful, and yet cute enough to help to add to the dreamy feeling. She seems more like a young child hoping for the falling star than a full grown woman. Her pose just adds to this, with the eagerness in her upturned eyes, and hand gripping her necklace. The hair looks a little unnaturally smooth, but water colors don't give you a lot of room to work with. Also the shape of her hair reflects and compliments the balance of the dress.

All in all sweetly amazing.
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neko490 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, thank you for your amazing comment, I apologize for taking sooo obscenely long to comment back and appreciate your thoughtful gesture.
Every sentence is so helpful, thank you so so so much again.
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Charming. And I think we all have.
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neko490 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Right? Thank you!
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quiteproustian Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
wow.... Very beautiful :iconlubplz:
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neko490 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Thank you
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Pi-e-Lady Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
Beautiful!
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neko490 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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