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Umbrella Sky by dahlig Umbrella Sky by dahlig
I sure do hope you didn't think I am dead :P

This piece s quite old now. Was done originally for ImagineFX Issue 22. Currently, you can see it on the cover of Ballistic Publishing's Exotique 3.

The version you can see now is quite different from those published, as I have recently reworked this image a LOT.

Overall, it took many, many hours in Painter and Photoshop. I also used some references (especially for the fish and the sea).

A small walkthrough with some closeups, WIPs and sketches will be available on CGSociety soon. I will edit the description with a link once it's up :)

Hope you like it, as it feels quite personal to me =)

PS. Title's from the song "Summer Wind" by Frank Sinatra
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CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Student Digital Artist
stunning piece
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3GradiniPerLeStelle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014
Found it in a creative blow's article some minutes ago, I fell in love with it and I immediately looked for the author. I'ts amazing, CONGRATULATION!
(on my fb cover right now Love )
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JimmyMFKNWinn Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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fill99 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
nice.
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gingado Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Featured in my "THE RED EDITION 2014 - PART III"
gingado.deviantart.com/journal…
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Diquill Featured By Owner May 28, 2014
Very impressive! THNX for great work! 
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sarahjanebenson Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014
Absolutely love this! The sense of wonder you evoke with the floating, glowing fish is wonderful. I want to you know the rest of the story. :)
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LilArtist23 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of my favorites. I really admire ur work. U r very talented. Ur artwork inspires me to keep creating portraits of my own. I'm looking forward to see any new artwork u create. And ur tutorials r very helpful :)
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ampatanam Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awesome job
Can you give a little miracle of how smooth the skin ... thanks
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:iconmanink:
Manink Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Wow, this is so fantastic!!! Clap 
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Eikiland Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just found your image on facebook. I don't know if you gave someone the permission to use it for another artwork. Just thought you should know.
www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
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dahlig Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot for letting me know :( I cannot even post a comment, bah. Could you please ask her in my name, to take the work down and in the future ask for permission for such use? I have never given her permission to edit my work like this, so it does tick me off a bit to be honest ;)
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just lovely!
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tyrovogel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Of Romance, Vice and Verse

In Africa are lions
Banana trees, there zebras trod
There's grass and sun and smiles
Giraffes their long necks nod

In Africa, my dear

Civilization all began
Mathematicians 
Fulfilled their wild ambitions
And calculated the orbit of the sun

There people loved and lied
Some happily, some sadly
They'd worked, they'd felt, they'd died,
From whom we moved on gladly

Into the metal age, to Facebook
Twitter, Google Chrome and Flash
Mozilla Firefox and Java
A pseudo-technological gold rush

In Africa are lions
And in our lives — no change
Like Aztecs and the Mayans
We hunger power

We're strange

A Ninja Master told me,
"Expect the unexpected"
And I had tried my best
To honor and accept it:

In Africa are lions,
On seashores there are waves

Some beautiful women

Still set men's hearts ablaze

So please relax, my friend, relax
It's going to be alright
For our time is our chance

To work 

To feel

To fight
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tyrovogel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
That's the unedited version, at least. Heh.
Thank you for the art.
It's wonderful.
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tyrovogel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Which you could just edit these damn comments.

Here's the edited:

* * * 

Of Romance, Vice and Verse

In Africa are lions
Banana trees, there zebras trod
There's grass and sun and smiles
Giraffes their long necks nod

In Africa, my dear

There people loved and lied
Some happily, some sadly
They'd worked, they'd felt, they'd died;
From whom we moved on gladly

Into the metal age, to Facebook, Google Plus,
Twitter, Google Chrome and Flash
backend in C++
A technological gold rush

In Africa are lions

And in our lives — no change
Like Aztecs and the Mayans

We hunger power,
We're strange

A Ninja Master told me,
"Expect the unexpected"
And I had tried my best
To honor and accept it:

In Africa there's pearls
On seashores there are waves
And beautiful girls
Still set men's hearts ablaze

So please relax, my friend, relax
It's going to be all right
For our time is our chance

To work 

To feel

To fight

* * *

Thanks again. ;)

Peace & love,
Tyro.
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tyrovogel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
How editing works is you just cut everything that's in the way.

* * *

Of Romance, Vice and Verse

In Africa, my dear

There people loved and lied
Some happily, some sadly
They'd worked, they'd felt, they'd died;
Some terrified, some gladly

In Africa, my dear

Like in our lives — no change
Our lives are much the same:
We hunger power, fame
We're strange

So please relax, my friend, relax
It's going to be all right
For our time is our chance

To work 

To feel

To fight

* * *

Sorry about this. But wonderful art, very inspiring.
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lilbebel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Stunning work.
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bat2mayur89 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite painting!
I wonder how u make cloth, It's so natural  :O
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SweetDreamsArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
such mood ! love it 
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Merrymaya Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
I really love this piece. I generally love your works but this piece is so dreamy and I love the inversion of sky and ocean ^^
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acrazyninjapirate Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful - I love the fish!!!
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madlenpepper Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*_*
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looksharp Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I had finally hit rock bottom this turned my luck around its an amazing feeling to have money to blow just picture the possibilities
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kastiyana Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
I had tried everything because of this im always one step ahead ive finally reached the top keep this between us
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Feral-nz Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
How to Use Portion Control to Lose Pounds
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newob14u Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Colour in monochrome :-)
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Eni93 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
That's breathtaking!
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Emelyanova2010 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful picture.
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BloodyKissesLady Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
piekne kolory :) wspaniale
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Owls-Eye64 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Digital Artist
You have a very valuable talent. You have imagination. Wonderful artwork.
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ServantOfTheBones Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
This is probably one of my all time favorite pieces of art-period. I loved it when I found it on a Google search and have had it as a background ever since. Plus it matches my red laptop. :)
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WhizzieWhizzer Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
wow absolutely stunning, I love it!!!
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eschlehahn Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Hello! :wave:

I just wanted to let you know that this piece has been featured (of course with proper credits) in the March/April issue of the free deviantART-related webzine DELVE!

You can find this issue here: [link]

The team at DELVE would be very thrilled and grateful if you'd be inclined to have a look at our zine and tell us what you think. We are a fairly new team still optimizing work flow, concept and realization of DELVE, and would greatly appreciate constructive feedback of any kind, be it positive or negative to be able improving our work further.

Thank you for showing your work in your deviantART gallery to the world, giving us insight to your perception and creation of art! :heart:
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pocahontasruby Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013
Beautiful imagination
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sourpear Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Always inspired by your artistry, thank you
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AtokLanzeros Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing drawing. Love it!
I took the liberty of using this picture as reference for a portrait drawing. [link]
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Art0holic Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
wow love it

great work
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fenice8 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
good photo paintover except for the sky and sea..which shows dear martas skills..

the eyes twist oddly and the hair which is painted in another smudgy style..does not fit the head ..

very curious..
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Amyris Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Hello can I use to faireun graphics thank you
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Ehvh Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing work! Btw art_dreamer101 on instagram is stealing your work and saying it's theirs!
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AnnFegan Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013
WOW this beautiful i love it i think it's so exciting and is brillant
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theheek Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
great idea
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alex-ok Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Woah this is beautiful!
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NerdyOwl299 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've had this picture as my desktop wallpaper for months now, and I had no idea where it was from! Brilliant work!
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Juhupainting Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013   Digital Artist
This is so cool, love the warm colors and the flying fish=)
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