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Meeting Place by spoonbard Meeting Place by spoonbard
:) Finally, I can post some personal work! It's been too long, and this piece was a welcome break from thinking about and drawing excessive T&A.

This is a commission I was given by a group of people who wanted it to be a wedding present for the couple who are pictured. They are in fact a diver and a mountaineer, so my task was to imagine a meeting between them near a snowy fjord, with retro elements to their gear. It was especially fun looking up the reference for this, and especially tricky getting the figures to look like their real-life counterparts.
I've been told that one of the comments made by the happy couple was "how did you get it to look so much like us?", which was lovely to hear and paid back the effort nicely.

The concept grew in the making, with elements such as the aurora, the submarine, the zeppelin and the lantern until it all fell together as the image you see above.

This image might as well have been a match made in heaven, considering that it's a commission and not just a illustration for personal pleasure, I enjoyed every element of the drawing and colouring! :)
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AndrewLyle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Not bed
sallyt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a delightful commission request! It's lovely
spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Yeah, it was one of the most enjoyable images I've worked on before!
ExiledHitokiri117 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
The reflection of the aurora must have been tricky. Very well done. And as per usual, stunning details. You truly are amazing.
spoonbard Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks so much!!
Aran-Munich Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job
PhoenixWave34 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the lighting in this one just makes it feel magical. <3
Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is just beautiful! I love how the image balances out so well - perfect for a wedding gift. :)
EdwinArt Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
Wowzers! This is magnificent! I wish I could draw (and colour) my backgrounds as detailed and colourful as yours.
MiZuKiIsMe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
This is brilliant!
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