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:) 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
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sallyt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
What a delightful commission request! It's lovely
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Professional General Artist
^_^ Yeah, it was one of the most enjoyable images I've worked on before!
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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.
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spoonbard Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
:D Thanks so much!!
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Aran-Munich Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great job
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PhoenixWave34 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
the lighting in this one just makes it feel magical. <3
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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. :)
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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.
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MiZuKiIsMe Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
This is brilliant!
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Dawrei Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The colours and the landscape and the composition and...well, everything is really lovely! :D
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J-Sasaki Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
The lamp in the joined hands is my favourite part of this beautiful picture, it's really sweet.
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DarkKnightJRK Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
That is very cool. :D
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leeinlimbo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional General Artist
That's a really nice idea. I like the symbolism. Nice work.
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grizoo Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Every your new work inspire my very much. From every your picture comes joy and passion. And your guide "How To Draw" has been very useful for me...usually I'm very lazy and it changed my approch to draw.
I will follow you...keep it up ;)
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Denji-chan Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
that's certainly amazing, you don't have enough comments or faves, 'nuff said!


it's simply stunning! =) i'm speechless!
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Nessmonster Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You solved that mountain/diving problem so well :-D
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dogtopus Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
That's ace! Definitely getting a Jiro Taniguchi vibe :D


..okay, it's the mountains XD
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emmav Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, so sweet ^__^
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wikivic Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
wow, that must have been a fantastic commission to work on - what a great image to have as a wedding present :)

(plus, a diver and a mountaineer? that couple sounds cool :D )
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MacDoninri Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
aww sweet. like a secret crater lake accessed only by an undergwater tunnel. =)
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ophelein Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
this is mindblowingly amazing. every aspect of this drawing comes together in the most beautiful way possible and the lighting is like the frosting on the cake... wow.
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Felix-Cattus-GUILTY Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
It's adorable C: And you got the retro look about right, too.
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zambicandy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
lovely atmosphere and lighting!
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Heiderich-Luvur Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I love your style to death. Wonderful lighting effects, too.
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ThE-ViRuS-oF-LiFe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Wow, that's beautiful. Love the "old school" gear they're using and the colors are fantastic.

Though how can you get tired of excessive T&A?
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crouching-kitty Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
I love how friggin beautiful you make everything with lines and flat color.
Your ways.
I must learn from them.
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ryuuza-art Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Awesome lighting on this one! I particularly like the contrast between the coolness of the blues from the aurora and the warm glow from the lantern. It certainly does look like it would have been fun to draw, retro gear wins (and congrats to the happy couple)! :D
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obliviousOUL Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
That's really pretty!
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camisicado Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful landscape, so detailed and beautiful.
I love the figures in the middle ground too :D
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