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The Way Home by little-owlette The Way Home by little-owlette
Full Painting commission for ~Brann1366!

A war-torn soldier returns home to his startled wife, deep in the old forests of Ireland...

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thesaria-art Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student
Beautiful image, it caught my eye straight away out of your gallery, then again I'm a sucker for sunlit forests. It's a good classic composition and it works well, especially to show the tension between the two figures. The colour seems to express bright and hopeful yet melancholy. I really love the purple path, it's something I wouldn't think to put in but it looks fantastic against the green. I see you've echoed the purple in the gryphon's wings and the little birds. You could have put more blue/lavender into the shadows, but then it looks fine like this too. I also spotted that the chimney looks a bit flat.

I particularly like the way you do loose painting for the background but very fine, sharp detail in the foreground. Which program do you use to paint?
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little-owlette Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Oh goodness wow, thank you so much for your thoughtful comment! ;w; I absolutely love receiving feedback, it really makes my day!

I agree, the chimney does look a little flat, and perhaps the color could have been balanced out a little more with some more blues throughout... but I'm glad you like it overall!

I use Photoshop CS5 to paint, and I tend to prefer using the standard round brush for pretty much everything. I did end up making a grass brush for some of the detail in the foreground, since it was getting fairly tedious, but everything else was done with the round brush. :3
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Rovanna Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013   Digital Artist
The environment is beautiful! I love the way the light falls on the grass and the cobbles. That house looks so cosy. :)
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little-owlette Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I think the house definitely looks like somewhere I'd like to live.. :3
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kaizer765 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely
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Mushies12 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Cool!
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astercrow Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012   General Artist
sorta reminds me of my two birdies... :7
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KittensPoniesUnited Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
it makes me feel >w<
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Ninjawolf216 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
This is amazing! Great job! His wife must be very happy that hes alright
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SwiftBlue-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww.. It's so sweet and serene.
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