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Reality's a Lovely Place... by Almirah Reality's a Lovely Place... by Almirah
But I wouldn't want to live there c:

Owl City- "The Real World"- [link]
To the people who like when I draw to Owl City- guess what! Here's another piece for you!

Why is it that I seem to always start drawings so late at night when I'd originally planned to go to bed early... it's beyond me.

This was sort of an experimental piece. I played with color, and attempted a pose without much reference at all. I've never seen a photo of a wolf in such a pose :XD:.

Using this style of background, the lineart, and the colors, I wanted to create a sort of whimsical feeling :). It's close to reality, but it's a bit more magical than that!

For ~iamninja96 as part of an art trade (art trades are currently closed though).

Texture by `cloaks used.
Paint Tool SAI
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Swift-MockingJay Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really nice pic im gonna fave it!:)
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :D
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foxstory Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful, very much a storybook approach.
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you :hug:
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Cookieraven Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011
D'awww :3
Love everything about the pic! :D
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :aww:
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enyer Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
es un lindo dibujo el que as echo
te salen lindo los dibujo con sai, yo tambien lo uso XD
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Gracias ^-^
Usas SAI también? Genial! SAI es un programa fantastico, no? ;)
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enyer Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
si lo uso
los dibujo que e subido fueron echos con sai
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Chris-Paw Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well this is a funny and adorable piece. I liked the drawing style you used for this, it looks like a comic design and detail but has that artist style for the coloring and the background.
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :dummy:
I'm glad you like the style I used for this drawing, I had fun experimenting with it, especially with how I colored it c:
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Chris-Paw Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
X3 you're welcome
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tiggercat12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
ooo this is pretty <3
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks!!
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Skia-Lukos Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Ohmaigosh! I had studied the picture first before reading your comments, and I thought, It's like a fairytale from a storybook; like some magical tale! - then I read your comments and just about smiled and laughed my way to a new day!

Goodness, where to start? As I said before, the picture is so very nice and magical feeling. And as you've said, the colours and everything else you used definitely gave the picture that feeling. I really do feel like I am staring at some ancient illustration from some book, maybe an illustration from Grimm's Fairytales? No, not that one. Maybe some other fairy tale collection... oh, forget it, I can't think of one. XD I do hope you get one thing I'm trying to get across: I find the overall direction of the picture to be quite beautiful!

Eh, I'm not much of an expert on anatomy. Not even a beginner. But I can say that everything on him looks absolutely wonderful! Especially his hind leg. It's just sweet! I do, however, have something to say about his right (his perspective) front leg. For his head to be on his leg like, his would need to be really long... but as you said, this was more of a test. So I feel like something of a jerk pointing that out. Sorry! His head, though, is quite cool. I like the way you drew his ears and eyes.

I love the scenery/background you did here. I really like how you flattened the grass where the wolf is laying down. A very fine and beautiful detail. And all of the grass overall is very nice. And the tree with that "hooked" branch has to be one of the neatest things I have ever seen! Oh, I can't forget to mention the water! The water lilies you put on the river was just a wonderful touch! Those alone gave the picture a very wonderful feeling. And that other plant that's closest to the wolf, the ones by the bank, I wish I could remember the name of those. But anyway. To me, those add an even greater touch to the picture. For me, they evoke those same feelings that the water lilies did: Joy, innocence and dreaminess.

Last but not least, the texture you used for this picture was a wonderful choice! Just, my word, it made the sky look beautiful. Which is, coincidentally, my next thing to point out. I love the colours you used in the sky; your choice of purple and green look so wonderful together. They are very sweet, calming colours to see right next to each other.

Oh! I lied! I have another thing I need to say! The shading! From what I can see, and you can tell me if I'm wrong, I think I can see the major source of lighting is coming from the middle-left of the picture. Is that the sun? In any case, I loved how you did the shading on the wolf and the entire picture. I love how you lighted up one side of the picture, while the other side of the picture is shaded. Again, excellent use of lighting!

ALL RIGHT! Long comment is long!
Thanks for posting and sharing with us! Your art is very nice!
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Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Haha, long comment IS long, but that's awesome :aww:. I love reading long comments!!

I'm glad you like the lighting! Yeah, I guess the lighting would be coming from the sun :D. When I drew it, I didn't really think about what the light source was, just the direction from where it was coming :).

No no no, please don't feel like a jerk!! I appreciate the critique, of all people, I would never get mad at someone like you for pointing out something :XD:. I'm thankful for it, you're the first person to bring that to my attention :).

Critiquing will only allow me to become better! So it means a lot to me that you would bring that to my attention :hug: Don't ever feel like you're being mean for critiquing my work, I'll never get mad at someone for it! ;)
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SilverBlizzardWolf Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, I love the warm colors.
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :)
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kalynvalcourt Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
CUTE :D
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks! :lol:
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SirusWolfStudios Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Writer
this is incredible. I love the character's design and the art style, an excellent job!
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you!
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CarolineRaquel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Looks cute dear! I like the modd! :D
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Almirah Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks Lund! :aww:
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Sgalondra Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
This really cute! :aww:
Seems like taken from a magic children book! :meow:
I really love it! The color, the texture...everything, in the drawing, give that feeling of wondering, searching and believing. :star: Well, that's just the way I see it! :aww:

And OMG! Inspired in another Owl City song! :dance:
Oh, and the expression of the fish and the wolf are totally cute!

Great job!!! (I don't know why, sometimes, the best ideas comes late at night! :XD:)
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Almirah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! I'm glad you like it! :aww:

Yeah! I find Owl City songs easy to get inspired by :la:
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Sgalondra Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
:aww: Hehehe!!!
I'm so glad that you get inspired by his songs! :meow: It makes me happy! :star:
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derFisch95 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Pff, who needs reality? :lol:
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
I know, right :XD:?
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DarkyDestiny Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Amazing:)
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks!
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DarkyDestiny Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Your welcome:)
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Edenfur Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
D'aww, very cute ;)
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:iconalmirah:
Almirah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thank you! :aww:
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Edenfur Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Student General Artist
No problem! :XD:
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Hortensie-Stone Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love how surprised they both look. :D Or maybe they're having a staring contest. I have a feeling they could be staring for a long time. :) I really like the pose too.
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Almirah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Aw, thank you very much :D
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ge0blur Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Photographer
I think this is truly a great job. honestly I really like it
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Almirah Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student Filmographer
Thanks, I'm glad you like it!
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