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Tales from the secret forest by Valyavande Tales from the secret forest by Valyavande
I'm going to kill ya eyes D:

I'm always tired the last days... that makes it hard to paint a picture. And the idea of something coming out of a tree isn't new at all in my gallery... but I could think about "how to paint tree bark" and I had a nice new brush for the moss.

I think this creature is something like a faun. I loved the idea in "Pan's Labyrinth" that the Pan (faun)had a skin like bark and many other features coming from the nature.

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I don't get why this old shitty thing has a DD now ._. I always wanted a DD and now I'm unhappy because this is just not what I can do. Maybe look at this? ->



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Given 2013-10-26
Tales from the secret forest by *Valyavande
( artists suggested by ^rydi1689 ) ( Featured by KovoWolf )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
Amazing work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:

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:iconthornsofthebook:
ThornsOfTheBook Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful ;)
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:iconheathenheart:
HeathenHeart Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful piece of art! 
I featured it in my journal here: heathenheart.deviantart.com/jo… :)
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:iconunicornomics:
unicornomics Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2013   General Artist
He has such an expressive face,nice job
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:iconeddyissocool:
eddyissocool Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Is that Pan.... As in Pans labyrinth Pan... I LOVE THAT MOVIE SO MUCH :3
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It's not that Pan... but it was inspired by the movie, as I did some sketches while watching it the first time and turned them into a painting =)
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:icondennisreed:
DennisReed Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
superb
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconlyssamad:
Lyssamad Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
just stunning! congrats on the DD
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks a lot! =)
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:iconwadekorn:
wadekorn Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
Magical

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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks!
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snicker1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
When I first saw it I immediately thought of the wood in Lord of the Rings "that likes not Man". When you go into the woods, even just a city park with trees, just sit or stand and look. in 5 minutes the woods come alive, and yes there are shapes in the foliage and shadows... thanks for this.
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this comment. Nice to read. Great view on the world, or rather woods =) I like to sit under trees and make some drawings. They have such amazing structures and shapes
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not sure about the deserved-point, but thanks anyway :hug:
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:iconrollingboots:
RollingBoots Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks beautiful! I liked the movie de Guillermo Del Toro. I especially liked the part where the girl drew the door on the ground and created an actual door. (Except well you know that part with the man with no eyes... scary... but cool at the same time. i liked how realistic they made him. ) I also drew the "No eyes" for a project in school called "The haunted portrait hall". Where we cut out the eyes of the portrait and we and put foam all on the corners of the paper to the mat or frame. So the paper won't be touching the frame. And on the actual mat we put the cut out eyes in the same location of the cut out parts, so it will make it look like the eyes follow you when you walk through the hallway. It was freaky cool!
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Pans Labyrinth is one of my favourite movies. Great storytelling, fantastic design and atmosphere. Some scenes are very hard to watch, but I still love it.
Cool that it inspired you too for some projects!
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:iconrivercatgirl:
Rivercatgirl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is brilliant, you deserve the DD!
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you =)
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:iconevilsushicat:
evilsushicat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is one masterpiece.. you deserve DD :iconbeardstrokeplz:
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hm, I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, as I know that there's a lot that can be done better. But thanks anyway =)
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:iconjwartwork:
JWArtwork Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pan's Labirynth!
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah, it's inspired by the movie =)
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks =)
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:iconkirschenwasser:
Kirschenwasser Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations to the well-deserved DD! :heart: :sun:
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not that sure about the picture being well-deserved as a DD, but thaaaaanks anyway! =D
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:iconmegadas:
Megadas Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Both works are nice, so I say eat up that DD and another will come soon enough!
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
haha, would be neat if it works out like that ;)
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:iconmiabriefs:
MiaBriefs Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

 i love this story :)

 nice work

 

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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
not that there's really a story... but our fantasy will do the trick. hopefully ;)
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:iconmiabriefs:
MiaBriefs Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh sorry,  look alike the pan in the movie... but really cool! 
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like this a lot, yes I can see the influence of Pan from Pan's Labyrinth (amazing movie!), but it's still distinctive and interesting. I think it deserves a DD!
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Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you for your nice words! It's hard not to see the influence from the movie. I've seen for the first time before I did this painting ans I can still watch it again and again =) 
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DarkZoneGraphics Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Looks like he could be the younger version of Pan, or a youngling from his species. Very well done and congrats on the DD :clap:
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Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
hm, yeah, that could be the case =) everything possible!
Thanks for your words!
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Cnids Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have to agree with you on the confusing over the DD choice.  While this isn't a bad piece so to speak, your newer work is much stronger in all aspects.  I was actually kind of surprised to see this got a DD, and even moreso when I saw the submission date.

Looks like you were suggested as an artist and kovowolf just went through and picked their favourite.

Oh well, congratulations nonetheless!
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for taking the time to write this comment! It's still difficult to get the decision, but it is, as it is =)
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AlbertHowl Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
bautiful
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:iconaquagalaxy:
AquaGalaxy Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
congratulations on the DD! c:
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:iconvalyavande:
Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thanks =)
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:iconvaldeths:
Valdeths Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd be pretty happy if I received a DD, you know.
And you should be more grateful instead of whining because an old drawing got it.
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Lansay Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Just because you haven't gotten a DD doesn't mean she doesn't have a right to complain. She's clearly improved since then. I certainly wouldn't want to get featured for something I painted 2 years ago, if I have so much better work to show now.
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Valdeths Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are right, but it still annoyed me a bit.
I mean, I'm sure I'll never get a DD, not even in my wildest dreams. And even though I have suggested drawings from friends who really know to draw, they never get one.
She has improved, that's undeniable. But an older drawing got the honor, and I don't really see the problem with that. The fact that it's older doesn't mean it's "shitty". She'll still get the pageviews and probably new watchers who'll see her recent work.
Hence, I don't get the point of complaining.
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Lansay Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe you don't get it because you aren't in her situation. She worked hard to improve. It feels like wasted effort if an older piece gets featured. It doesn't do her justice.
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Valdeths Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eh, I don't know. I'm also working hard to improve, in fact, I'm improving. My drawings are better than they were a year ago, but still...far from other drawings like this one. I think it's very nice, even if the recent ones are better.
It's not wasted effort, it's a worthy piece. But that's subjective, I guess. Anyway, i don't have a problem with the artist, she can continue to complain or move on and enjoy the DD and the attention, I suppose.
The way I see it, is like Spielberg complaining because 'Jaws' gets an award and not 'Lincoln'. But that's just me, to each their own.
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Valyavande Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I thought I would be running through the house with tears of joy if I get ever a DD.  But there's so much better art out there. I can do a better job, not even talking of everything all the other great guys here can do and who would have deserved that place in the  DDs. I love attention if it comes for hard labour. Man, I liked the picture as I've done it. But meanwhile I see everything that is just plain crappy because I didn't know it better at that time. You may not see it that way, but I can't close my eyes from my own mistakes.
I wanted a DD, but not under all circumstances. And not with luck as the main thing. I thought some more years of practicing would bring it instead of the opposite. I'm sorry that this just my honest opinion. I'm grateful about anyone who likes my art and I'm happy about every fav, but if I get these kind of award, I think I only deserve it with the best I can do :/
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ObsidianPyre Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I get it. Honestly, I agree with you - not because I think this piece is crappy or because I can see all your mistakes (it's really not that bad), but because you've clearly improved greatly since then and your other artworks demonstrate that. One of those would be closer to DD material than this (even though, as I said, it isn't that bad). Sometimes I just don't get how they decide theses DD's, lol.
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Valyavande Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for expressing your opinion! I think all of us have some times where we can't understand certain decisions, or think, that there was at least a better option. To some point I can understand what people might like about this work (a fact doesn't change my own point of view). But looking at the other DDs KovoWolf had chosen, this one fits into the pattern. So there's the best explanation. And world would be boring if everyone would agree on the same points =)
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