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Syllia's Dream by Dianae Syllia's Dream by Dianae
Hi there !

I know I've been away for quite a looong time… actually for almost one year.
I went through some pretty hard life times but things got better and I've finally been able to paint again last month
So… here's the result : a painting which is meant to be used as posters and flyer backgrounds for my alternative metal band.
It is not as realistic as the first Syllia painting since I wanted to go for a more graphical look, something a bit less "fantasy" and more dynamic.


:star:FULL SYLLIA… SERIES:star:



I was in a hurry when I painted this one so some parts may look rushed but I spent quite a long time on the body and bubbles (these almost killed me !), I'd say almost 35 hours went into the painting process. I guess I've never enjoyed painting so much as it meant a lot to me to be able to paint again.

References used for the body (several ugly grainy snapshots taken with an old cheap 2megapixels camera, self timer mode -_-' ) and I also googled several images to understand how reflection, light and colours worked on soap bubbles.

Here's a crappy-looking WIP step : [link]

Here's where it has already been used (I had not finished the nails and ribbons yet when I made our myspace layout and flyers, I may change these soon)
Our myspace : [link]
and
Our website : [link]



Textures from [link] + an old shot of my old mouldy shower curtains ^^

Photoshop CS3
Wacom intuos 3A4

Thanks a lot for looking =)

Have a wonderful day everybody !


:star: EDIT : OMG a DD *___* I don't even know what to say, this floored me ! I just got internet back today and I fell off the chair when I saw this. Thank you so much :iconsweetylulu: and :iconarchann: You guys don't even imagine how much you made my day, this is so good to see my first post-depression artwork appreciated after so many months of doubt. Thank you :hug: :aww: :star:
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Given 2010-01-25
Syllia's Dream by `Dianae ( Suggested by sweetychan and Featured by archanN )
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misterxus Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
Fantastic work of art!!!
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AlexFly Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Fabulous work !
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:icondaniloleao:
daniloleao Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
suas pinturas são incríveis
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:iconlionely:
Lionely Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovelyyyy
The perspective is capturing
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satishverma Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very very pretty.
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Traumelfe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous! :love:
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TheBarefootpoet1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Syllia, my love - I have floated for you...your eye for what is true in the soul has song in it, movement in stillness and magic through creation.
May I simply put the above in my favorites? Syllia's Dream...I see there is a button to put in favorites, I will take a chance, you are a rare creature with an eye that surpasses into another green world.
Thank you...
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Noitusan Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Phenomenal. :clap: I love the perspective and the colors on this one so much.
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:iconyodon:
Yodon Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful work love the depth in combination with that sinking perspective
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dreamers-of-theday Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
The bubbles are crazy! I love it!
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kakashihatake69 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
omg you evn whent into detail with the refetions on the buble omg :O
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KissThyLips Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm now a HUGE FAN!
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:iconcipher-x:
cipher-X Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning work. You are able to get so much detail, it is breathtaking.
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sy-l-ar Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012
love it...especially the colors...
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:iconkaykaymudgle:
kaykaymudgle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
very beautiful
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RLPT07IDN Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011
I'm going to,:+fav:
:wow: :clap: Great Artwork, illustration & background. :iconthumbsupplz: :) :highfive:
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Word & Image of the Day. :pointr: :pointr: :pointr: ~RLPT07IDN © :jedi::ufo: :frail:
I can do all things through Jesus Chris† who enables me...:abduction:
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:iconjsalmela:
JSalmela Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You make me want to quit trying to draw and wanting to draw more at the same time. Your works are absolutely mindblowing. It's nice to know you're not using cintiq, I could never afford one.
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DREDS-10 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
i have a question.. do u draw every single bubble? or u just paint one and after that you edit from it? Also, how much time do u usually take for each painting?? thanks... really good PAINTING!!
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byakuyarox1 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011
Do you ever enter any competitions? You'd get like first place, I'm sure! Sorry for all the comment. lol
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VividInSpace Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
Amazing! really like this.
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:iconmscraeh:
MsCraeH Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist
This is so beautiful! I just absolutly love your artwork!
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Dok-aLeXa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Truly inspiring and beautiful. I love seeing the WIP, it really conveys that even amazing work like this has a beginning somewhere. :aww:
Incredible in every way; I love the fact that the bubbles reflect the subject, the perspective doesn't distort the figure, and the piece is just stunning in every regard.
Brilliant work. :}
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Firpo Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
Fil
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:iconnekorin:
nekorin Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Work of Art!!
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Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just stunning.. why didnt i paint it before you? :p ahahah
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Desenart Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is truly awesome !
loooove it!
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anomalyofbeauty Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
This one, i like most.
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:iconeleadora:
Eleadora Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Very very veryy Good ! ;)
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:iconquasideon:
Quasideon Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011
You're an amazing artist
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SableDarkstar Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2011  Student Artist
this is amazing. very vibrant and amazing attention to detail
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AlisaTheArtiste Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I can't even find any rushed parts!
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cozmikrat Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Really Niiiiiiiice :)
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born2create2 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your work inspires. Amazing.:omfg:
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leextah Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
In Hawaiian the name,'kanani'[[pronouncd;ka' as in callude' na' as in Sha_Na_Na, &'knee' means beautiful, or very pretty.
AND thats def. what we have with your smashing rendering. simply amazing, as all ur pics are, do forgive me that i dont bore u to tears with more appraisals on all of your truly magnificent drawings.. . suffice it as the bomb, and lets just leave it at that. tell me to shut up already, its emb. already. ok. keep up da magic tho, u really have talent. take it easy. leex
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Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2010
Amazing perspective-- the bubbles look so real!
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
Hi ...dear Dianae...!!!
This Wonderful Art work
" Syllia's Dream"

is featured in Action-Portraits...!!![link]
if you don't mind...
Have a nice day...best regards:heart:
................................................You Are Welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
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vamphose Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
great job love it
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titevala Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
wahhh!
Tout simplement superbe
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Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
Hi ...dear Dianae...!!!
This Wonderful Art work
" Syllia's Dream"
Digital Art / Paintings & Airbrushing / Fantasy
is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...
Have a nice day...best regards
................................................You Are Welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
[link]
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11mpk11 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
dianea as i see that, u r very cute girl =) i think u take your picture to use in your illusturations as a referance ? =) and good works =)
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scarbrostyle Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Simply amazing!
Color is fabulous & I can tell how much time you put into this!
The details (by the laces & such) are amazing!
The lines are gorgeous!
The bubbles are so realistic!
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BJOERLING Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Photographer
[link]

Syllia's Baby
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RebellionLnio Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
nice nice nice nice!!
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KatieUnicorn Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
I had dream like this...
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effix35 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Je l'aime bien celui la, la couleur, le cadre de vue, la netteté... Très joli (une fois de plus)
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Okina-SilentEcho Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I love the depth and realism of this piece. It's ethereal and grounded at the same time. The color balance is amazing as well. The contrast of her skin with her hair and the background is spectacular.

Bravo!
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RedVelvetEater Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Student Writer
One of the best blends of realistic and dreamlike imagery I have seen so far. You deserve a pat on the back. :)
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Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful posture
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silverknux Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
wow oh wooW!!!
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Dianae Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Thanks =)
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