Whisper in my Ear – Finished

I have finished the painting “Whisper in my Ear”.

“You are in my mind,
you are stuck,
clawing your way in,
whisper in my ear…”

Whisper In My Ear

Finished piece can be found on deviantart: http://fav.me/d5my18j

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Heartbreak, the Remake of Moonlight Sorrow

Deviantart had the competition “Draw this again” recently and I decided to join it with the one painting I have gotten the most praise for. I painted “Moonlight Sorrow” in 2004, and it was the first really good digital painting I did. As I painted I explored a lot in technique and I worked very closely off of a reference of a friend. I have gotten praise for her expression and how much emotion was in that painting. I know that I have developed a lot technically since then, but somehow I have had trouble catching that magic of conveying emotion as good as that again.

Because of this it scared me to try to remake this painting, but I felt that I had to try. My technique has changed a lot since then so I knew that it wouldn’t be the same as the original, but I would try to capture that emotion.

The end result doesn’t convey exactly the same emotion as the original, but it is difficult to capture an emotion I put on “paper” eight years ago, when I was 18. This is the emotion I wanted to convey now and might even be closer to what I originally wanted to show back then as well. The look is also a lot different, as I work in a different way now. A lot of people have said that they like the new one, but that they prefer the old one for some reason. I know that the old one looks more realistic in some ways, almost like a photograph. That is because I followed my photo reference very closely, and worked in a way that I don’t do anymore. I spent over 40 hours on the original, and I don’t want to spend that long to get that effect now, so I aim for another look. I am pleased with the result but can agree that some emotion might have been lost in the process.

I guess that I have to give up this quest, and just accept that I will never relive the same magic from this image, but instead hope to create some new magic, and learn new stuff in the future.

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Painting Stars and Mountains, Update

I finished my landscape with the starry sky more than a week ago, but after some on-point feedback from my brother I decided to touch up some points of it again.

He told me I needed to add more of a focus point, and that the foreground wasn’t even as detailed as the sky. I decided to add a building to the valley and to darken the foreground for better contrast and to Not make the detail level too low. The image can also be found at: http://fav.me/d5h2m5b;

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