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the Strait by MinnaSundberg the Strait by MinnaSundberg
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To read the webcomic "a Redtail's Dream" take a visit to the official site
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A little (or not so little, took like 20 hours to finish) painting of the scenery of the current part of the comic. If I were a smart person I would have painted this before drawing the corresponding pages, and then used this as a guideline to keep the colors neat and uniform throughout the scene. But apparently I'm not, because I drew this way after finishing coloring the pages for all of chapter three, and now I want to recolor almost every page because I'm so incredibly unhappy with them. But I won't. Thankfully the last ten or so pages of the chapter aren't that bad anyways, they're far closer to the color scheme I've got going on here. You'll see once I've published those, and you'll agree. This is a fact because it is true.
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SnowLeopard84 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2014
Very nice! Just read the webcomic, it was very good! Like this picture a lot! Started reading SSSS so far, very good so far too! Thanks for writing them. ;D
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your handling of multi-planed scenes is always miraculous. I love how you use opaque strokes to indicate transparency and light, it makes your images a wonderful cross between painterly texture and digital smoothness. Gorgeous work!
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Bummerdude Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Those birches.

Mmmmm.
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:iconpiimocial:
Piimocial Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
calm and beautiful place :)
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:iconoscar-ojisan:
oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012   Artist
lovely work
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:icontrusnam:
TrusNAM Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your story too!
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:iconveterilu:
VeTeRiLu Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist
Gorgeous and unique details!!

:clap:
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:iconsilverwing15:
SilverWing15 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty
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:iconsecart:
SecArt Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Its amazing ;)
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:iconrosaka-chan:
Rosaka-Chan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely scene and beautiful colors. Nice perspective, a bit like peeking at them. :D
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:iconwillyoudieforme:
willyoudieforme Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Student Filmographer
It's so beautiful :)
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:iconsyarifahmed:
Syarifahmed Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
awesome! :)
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PuddlesOfCuddles Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Lovely lovely <3! Brilliant sense of depth, the framing and overall composition works really well too. Absolutely loving the implied foliage in the back there, and I'm digging the attention to detail, specifically the reflections in the waters.

Gorgeooous.
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:iconartelemos:
artELemos Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh, this reminds me the books in my childhood.
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:iconchild-of-god:
Child-of-God Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Beautiful scenery!
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543Bs0Za Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your text ruins it
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:iconclefdesoll:
ClefdeSoll Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Professional General Artist
I want to go there ;o;

totally me new wallpaper <3
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:iconfermin-tenava:
Fermin-Tenava Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012
Hi, I really love the contrast in this picture, especially the red and blue of the birk trees :)
*took this for desktop with your permission*
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:iconzamaranthine:
zamaranthine Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
I like the atmosphere of the picture. :]
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:iconnatsume-kyoya:
natsume-kyoya Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Wonderful!!(☆≧∀・σ)ヵッコЁ!(а・∀≦☆)
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:iconarchenslav8:
Archenslav8 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the story! :headbang:
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:iconrfefr:
rfefr Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Brad Pitt Angelina Jolie love story turn to marriage !!! [link]
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WetmyPlants Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love you and I love the fact that you paint scenery like me. I am not the best but I am working on it. Yours is cool though. The colors blend well.
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0-SD-0 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Aww this is gorgeous ~
I really love the perspective
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SlippyMagnus Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it is a stretch from the colors in the actual comic, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

It shows vision, and a willingness to take chances, And i respect that
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
awww so cute! :D
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:iconilyagalayda:
ilyagalayda Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Student General Artist
this is amazing
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:iconkiyo:
kiyo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very lovely! It has so many layers to the perspective that the depth is really stunning. Great colours too!
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:iconventeart:
VenteArt Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Well done, you did good job :) I hope someday I will draw and paint like you :D
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:icontoufeh:
Toufeh Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous!
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Oh my god. This is so beautiful it actually made me cry.
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KhidirIshitar Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
only you can see your mistakes all my eyes can see is pure wonder at what you've created lol
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:iconmarcgosselin:
marcgosselin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconchuaenghan:
chuaenghan Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow~~~ nice!!!
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ChrisSBatman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amazing
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:iconsirferrick:
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Wow, Amazing.
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:iconmuttinkdreams:
MuttInkDreams Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student General Artist
such an inspiration...thankyou
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elaetinuviel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow, I'm deffinetly reading this, it looks like an awesome place!!! :love:
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JenniferMulkerrin Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Photographer
fantastic
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inuyasha1111 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!:love:
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bhora Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Funny you should mention that, because I think your choice of colors is unique to your style, particularly your use of blue. I saw this thumbnail in the "most popular in the last 24 hours" page and thought, "I bet that's shadowumbre's." Sure enough, when I clicked it, it was.
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:iconjdnight:
JDNight Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Filmographer
Gorgeous detail!
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bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Artist
beautiful! Amazing work! :D
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:iconkylecaio:
kylecaio Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!
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:iconxtreamcrazy:
XtreamCrazy Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the detail in the background!
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:iconkiyokoamaya:
KiyokoAmaya Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! <3 It looks so peaceful, and the dog just looks so happy! ;w;
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RapeEyesPlz Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
Very amazing.

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:iconaiydel:
aiydel Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
reminds me of Pocahontas. :3
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:iconsatlif:
Satlif Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I love the water!!! Amazing picture!
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:iconlanoiree:
Lanoiree Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Very interesting composition and choice of colour. Really like it!
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