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July 4, 2013
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Sanctuary by SimplySilent Sanctuary by SimplySilent
Sweet goodness, I haven't done a legitimate digital painting in almost a year. :faint: I had done a few sketches here and there, but they always turned out terrible. :ohnoes: I gave it another go yesterday, and I really like how it turned out, even thought it's pretty different from my usual style. :aww:

Used this lovely texture by ~TwinklePowderySnow

The title comes from the song that inspired this: Sanctuary by Utada Hikaru (part of the lyrics are below). The song is best known for being the theme of Kingdom Hearts, but I actually listened to this song for a few months before I looked it up on Youtube and saw all the videos. :giggle:

If you have a chance, do make sure to listen to it here

In you and I, there's a new land
Angels in flight
(I need more affection than you know)
My sanctuary, my sanctuary, yeah
Where fears and lies melt away
Music inside
(I need more affection than you know)
What's left of me
What's left of me now?

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Well, may I just say that it's so beautiful! I love her eyes the most, they stare at me and I feel as if she's up to something. I also love her hair!

The background is nice but I've seen it done before. I do like the water effects that it brings to it though, it's as if it's a stain on a wall! The colours make the whole piece wonderful; each one matches the picture!

Okay, I have a few things about this. One; what is with her sleeves? For one they're a tad bit long and it doesn't really work for this style of shirt. Two; her shoulders. I think they may be too thin. Three; her knees look like door knobs to me.

I like this though! It's very pretty, not to mention that it might have a meaning towards it! ^^ The title of the painting suits it; she looks trapped in her mind maybe.

Remember, this is my opinion. Have any questions, feel free to ask. Thank you for submitting this and have a nice day!
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Alright, so just a brief observation here, and nothing more:

First of all, this is a great picture. It's not perfect, but it is pretty life-like. Um, I especially like the water background it, so that's good.
Secondly, I have just a couple of issue with this picture: issue number one, the sleeves. I mean, they are a little bit long, you know. Issue number two, the legs. They're a little bit long as well, but hey, whatever makes a picture a picture, right? So that's pretty much it there.
Lastly, and most urgently of all, the hair. I dig the hair. Excellent job on it.

Overall, I give this picture a four and-a-half star rating for accuracy and life-likeness. This is a very good picture. Great job. Keep doing what you do, and don't stop. You've totally got it!
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GabrielGuyer Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014
Killer piece - LOVE how soft this image is and still has an uncontrollable power to it :thumbsup: P.S. Hiki is awesome
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
Aww, thank you very much! :love: And yes, she has an amazing voice.
Snowlynx46 Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Awwww! This is adorable! I love the colors, I love her hair, and the expression on her face is really cute. Love 
SimplySilent Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Ah, thank you very much for your nice comment. :huggle:
Snowlynx46 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
^^ No problem! Tight Hug 
DeskTurtle Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist
This is beautiful in everyway! Panda Bunny Neko Misc Emoji-07 (Applause) [V1] 
SimplySilent Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
Aww, thank you dear!
DeskTurtle Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist
You are very welcome! :iconyuihugplz:
lightbleueyes Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
She's so cute! :squee:
Fantasy-Fashionista Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very pretty! :) I love the colors, and her dress!!
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