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Don't Let Go by Gnuchi Don't Let Go by Gnuchi
"You cut me out in little stars
And place me in the sky.
I lose my sense of time."

"Kaleidoscope" - Kate Havnevik

Have yourself a gratuitously cheesy painting :P

I'll leave it up to you to decide who's saying "don't let go" :)

Last month I had a dream; this painting is based on that dream. maybe I should write a four-book novel series based on this, which gets turned into a film and book franchise and I'll be rich forever

I often have dreams of things like this, always very emotional and alive. I dream pretty much every night, and always in color, and more often than not I have the ability to fly, sometimes with wings, sometimes without.

The mountains and sky are reminiscent of the Ko'olau Mountains near my home in Hawaii. I always see them at sunset when I'm driving to the gym and I just had to include it in a painting somehow, and this one was perfect. The sun rays streaming off the tops of mountains and through clouds are a pretty common sight here, but they never cease to amaze me.

I usually listen to audiobooks or music when I paint, and the following songs evoke the kind of feeling I wanted to achieve with this painting:

"Kaleidoscope" - Kate Havnevik [link]
"The Call" - Regina Spektor [link]
"Can't Take It In" - Imogen Heap [link]
"Afterglow" - Phaeleh [link]

Painted in Photoshop CS4 with a Wacom tablet
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seraphinx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:lol: The freed shoe was a nice touch! And you have a good sense of composition with this artwork. :nod:
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Gnuchi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! The shoe idea came to me halfway through sketching and it was too cute of an idea to pass up :) I was hoping the composition wasn't too forced, and I still feel like I could work on it a bit more, but alas, I have other things to do! Onwards and upwards!
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Serenere92 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Beautiful! :D really! I love the colors, the atmosphere and all.
- and I love flying things and music while drawing too :)

Keep going! I will go to see your gallery! ;)
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Gnuchi Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanksss! I wanted to emphasize the feelings with this and I'm glad that came across! Thanks so much for the support :)
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