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Dreaming of You by nokecha Dreaming of You by nokecha
This is my entry for ”Wacom's Bring Your Vision To Life: Dreams” contest.


:bulletblack: The Dreams

We all have our personal dreams, but in the end everybody have the same basic idea of the concept of a "good life". We can't be fully happy without certain things like Love, Freedom, Hope, Safety, Happiness and Peace for example. We often think these kinds of values as obvious and self-evident, but they really aren't always easy to reach. People should see things more positively and think twice before complaining about little things. Life isn't always easy, but it could be so much worse! You must appreciate what you have, because things can change in a second. This is what I try to remember when I have a bad day. That's why I dream about the basic requirements for happiness.

With the word ”You” I want to refer to the important people around you who can make your dreams come true. People are the key. I'm a person who likes to be alone often and do my own things, but I couldn't live happily without my friends, family and other important people. I'm not the most social person, but once I meet someone I really appreciate I'll be sure to get to know her/ him better.

Lastly, the word ”You” can be seen as that ”special someone” who makes your life worth living. And to find that someone to love and to share your life with is the ultimate dream.

:bulletblack: The Working Process

I got this idea of a dreamer with birds carrying dreams on pieces of paper. The almost invisible, empty birdcage in the left is there to encourage people to let their dreams fly freely. I used a reference photo of myself to create the pose since I wanted the character to represent me. I painted this with a more realistic and misty style to create a dream like atmosphere.

I'm quite happy with the outcome, but I'd be really happy to get some critique since I'm not yet so experienced with realistic painting. I had pretty much problems with the hands and now I have become blind to this picture so please tell me if I could do some changes to make this look better. Of course one of my biggest dreams is to develop as an artist and that's also a great reason for me to participate to this competition!

Media: Photoshop CS3
Technique: Digital painting
Time: 2 weeks
Reference: [link]


:bulletblack:Critique encouraged! Thank you!


© Charlotta Tiuri 2009 ~ Please do not use this picture without my written permission, thank you!

EDIT:
Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Thank you so much for the Daily Deviation! I'm really really happy and grateful! :heart: I was just drawing something for the first time in very very long time at the moment I noticed I got this DD! I should draw more often obviously! And I will, thanks to you people! :)
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Given 2011-10-18
Dreaming of You Wacom Dreams Contest Entry 2009 by ~noke89 ( Suggested by Minato-Kushina and Featured by WDWParksGal )
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AkamaiKoa Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014   Writer
Ok that is amazing. I love how you did the hair so cool
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconakamaikoa:
AkamaiKoa Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014   Writer
Np :)
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:iconmixartlove:
Mixartlove Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love Airborne OMG! #1 Trophy deviantART Winner 
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:iconfreakysnowflakes:
FreakySnowFlakes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've looked through your gallery (not to be a stalker but I liked this style and wanted to see more) and you're really good at this line less art thing. I would suggest doing much much more of it! This picture is beautiful. *faving*
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm glad you think so! I have been doing some lately actually! I should post it soon :)
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:iconsourwishbones:
sourwishbones Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013
The hands and blending of the skin are beautiful. The picture has such a soft feel to it that I really love.
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconoo-monkey-oo:
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist
Really that's gorgeous work! Lovely job :)
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icongoldengirl954:
GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
How pretty :rose:
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmadisonmeredith:
MadisonMeredith Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Love it!!!!
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:iconbrokenheartsdream:
BrokenHeartsDream Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
feels like a door and i cant get to you..banging on window
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:iconhammu-hammu:
hammu-hammu Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Llll....love it O.o
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconphotocrafter:
photocrafter Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011
This is sooo wonderful.
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondemonglittercritter:
demonglittercritter Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Photographer
gorgeous... the lighting is so smooth, and I LOVE her hair!
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely to hear that, thank you!
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:icondemonglittercritter:
demonglittercritter Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Professional Photographer
You're welcome!

:D
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:iconsavvi16:
Savvi16 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing(:
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^-^
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:iconbenten92:
benten92 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect, perfect
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconchyna-angel-girl:
Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is just gorgeous! What a beautiful piece! Amazing job!
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconchyna-angel-girl:
Chyna-Angel-Girl Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconfr34kz:
Fr34kZ Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful, I really like her face!
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconwintercabin:
WinterCabin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   General Artist
This is a stunning piece hun :hug:
Truly beautiful. It looks a little like me :giggle:
I love it! Beautiful :aww:
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! True, looks a bit like you!
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:iconwintercabin:
WinterCabin Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011   General Artist
You're welcome! Awww thanks! :D
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:icontonyzhang88:
tonyzhang88 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful..
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icontonyzhang88:
tonyzhang88 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :D
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:iconrhexfiremind:
RhexFiremind Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
amazing work i love the colors and the warm feeling plus the soft skin of the girl look amazing!
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! These days I like a bit more rough brush strokes, but soft is fun to make too!
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:iconmaxthegreat18:
maxthegreat18 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
This work of art is beautiful. The colors are blended perfectly, in all honesty she looks very real, and it's a magnificent piece of art. I love this work of beauty!! All the details you added just top it off. In very short it's very beautiful. My favorite part is the dove with the note.
Keep up the good art.
Signed: Max
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your lovely comment! Your words really make me wanna create more art! :heart:
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:iconpuggyapr:
PuggyApr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
This is truly amazing, serene yet powerful, thank you so very much for sharing this beautiful piece bless you. :)
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconpuggyapr:
PuggyApr Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
You're most welcome. :)
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:iconyellowpinkgirl19:
yellowpinkgirl19 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist
beautifully done
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconyellowpinkgirl19:
yellowpinkgirl19 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist
your welcome
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:iconemoemu-san:
emoemu-san Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so pretty~ the hair especially; the way it floats suggests a dream or other unreal situation...
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:iconnokecha:
nokecha Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! That's true, I never really thought that!
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:iconemoemu-san:
emoemu-san Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
Anytime :boogie:
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