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Solace by Zephyri Solace by Zephyri
Finally managed to colour this image.. going for a slightly different feel with this image, more of a flat, almost cell-shaded style. Not sure if I prefer this to the inked version... at the moment I think I like the black and white version: [link] but I suspect this might be a grower. The text that goes with it can be found at that version too.

Done in watercolours over the original inked version, done with the help of the wonderful ~syccas-stock and this stock image: [link]
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:iconninsennansen:
ninsennansen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
cute :)
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BenHammonds Featured By Owner May 28, 2013   Writer
I have a poem that I wrote on my page titled "Solace", this makes me think of it, stop by and check it out sometime :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I really like the colors, patterns and the emotion expressed in the faces and poses of the lovers. Beautiful! :rose:
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syccas-stock Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there,

I decided to feature a few pieces of my “personal fav” folder, that were created with my stock photos and this is one of them. Have a look at the other works if you like: [link]

regards,
Lydia
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ArsiaMons Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011   General Artist
<3 <3
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snowsowhite Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
Sam, Your work is just wonderful. The attention to the detail of pattern and color, beautiful. In "Solace" There's the feel and look of the great book illustrators of the early last century. And you're incredibly versatile. Just great work. Gerry
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EnnisNagato Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2011
I love the colours and they are both nice characters...just one problem...it's kinda sexist for the woman to be the be crying and having to conforted. Scenes like this kinda annoy me, as it's quite over-used and there's not anough pictures of the gender roles reverssd (without the woman crying too). Still, it's a good piece.
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Oni-Neko Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours go well with it. Though the text describing the scene on the ink version had me crying at the very visceral descriptions of pain and grief. So good job on both the picture and the writing.
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CustomCookie Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010
Nice picture, horrible wallpaper :D
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CaptainSeawolf Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010   General Artist
Wow, this is awesome! I love the poses and the emotion is marvelous! The freaky part is I am working on a novel and graphic novel that actually has a scene like this in it... and when i saw these two I swear they look like two of my main characters! Beautiful work! Thanks for the beautiful image to look at to stir up my creative juices! :clap: :+fav: :love:
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful, so eloquent...I went and checked out the B&W version as well, and read the accompanying lit. Very emotional!
The desperate tenderness of the pose reminds me of my OC's, Nayan and Kendra.
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ilovecookiedough0-0 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010
gorgeous!
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HopelessBeliever Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009  Hobbyist
Featured: [link]
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Caireann Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
I wish I sit like this woman..

there's something strange with her hand, let me think.. :)
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Invierno1505 Featured By Owner May 5, 2009  Student General Artist
The scene shows the true essence of the title! In one word - it's creative (and for few others: heart-warming & amazing...).

^_^ It makes me want to write a soft romance between a dudette and a dude. :D

And it's also making me add this to my favorites... *hmm*

Great work! The colors are wonderful and the design is definitely uniformed (and I like what you chose for the wall paper and the blanket --?--! :) ).

*gives a round of applause for the sketch*
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purplerebecca Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Love this.
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SimonSoys Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful picture! Great colors and poses- amazing!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconunspeakably:
unspeakably Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
this took my breath away...
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much
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:iconunspeakably:
unspeakably Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2009
my pleasure...smiling
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cold-shoulder Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
..her color doesn't look "normal" don't you think? why is she so pinkish?
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unspeakably Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
i was told as a child...that if one didn't have anything good to say that one shouldn't say anything at all...it was a breath taking work of art, i say!
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cold-shoulder Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
you were taught well; beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and what you find breath taking, is miss-colored for me; nevertheless, the drawing is beautiful indeed, just poorly colored...
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unspeakably Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
please check out he rest of other's artist's work in my favorites...what i was trying to show was...how love's conquer us all...how two different people meet and how all the differences in between drew them together to feel love...i now understand when you meet that special someone...no space nor time will keep you apart...(i'm missing someone dearly while i speak of the subject...him, the love of my life)
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victorreno Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
awesome work...
so much tenderness...
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you
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chisah Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2008
now that is what I call very good colouring :3
really nice details, shading and the theme itself is also sweet
me likes :)
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ManuelMorgado Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Very good. The only thing I dislike is the patterns in the walll. I thing they are to big... or a little confuse...
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Mm.. in hindsight, I think I was a little adventurous for the size of the piece (it's only about 10 inches high) and the pattern does overwhelm the piece to a degree. But live and learn.
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Euskera Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I really like all the details you've put in such as the wrinkles on the sheets for example, it's a great piece in all.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous. nice choice of pallatte. and great job with the watercolor!
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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purplesinger Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2008
Oh, wow, I really love this. The colors are beautiful, it's all wonderfully done. The emotion is radiating from the piece, and it nearly breaks my heart. I absolutely love it, it's gorgeous! :heart:
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again m'dear... I like the colours used, and the linework, but somehow the two together don't quite work for me. But ah well.
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purplesinger Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Hmm... well the colors of the blankets (sheets?) are a little... hmm. They don't exactly "go" with each other, y'know? It could just be that there are so many different patterns. But I really do love it overall. :) :heart:
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2008
:wow: The finished pic looks really well-done! :hug: :clap:
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Cheers m'dear!
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LovelyLadyGray Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2008
I'm glad that U feel that way, me'dear!D

*I got to do some watercolor paintings again soon!D*
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Spamkiller Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You used really nice colours here, and I love how you put all the details into it without make them seem overworked. Their expressions are wonderful. :+fav:
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for noticing the figures rather than the patterning, I was beginning to wonder if anyone would!
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Spamkiller Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure! :)
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InknPaper Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008
I really love the colors you used, its muted but still colorful. It feels like a complete moment here, its beautiful and touching, keep up your art, it always makes my day <3
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, comments like this make my day even more!
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Loving it. I wish I would write something more intelligent but my head's not here right now.
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:iconzephyri:
Zephyri Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Eheh I'm good with that! Thanks!
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leotheyardiechick Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Np. :)
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terminalcondition Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008
Oh yes. Really done this one justice.
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