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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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gingado Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Featured in my "THE RED EDITION 2014 - PART III"
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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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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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