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Because death doesn't need to be an end.

I had this picture planned for long but because school I never had the time to color/line it. I see tons of "flying fish" but I haven't seen any hybrid of fish and bird yet, so here it is. I hope you enjoy my picture :3

If you want to reblog, please ! do it from my tumblr account : [link]

Also I'm always participating on the polymanga contest, you can like and share my picture in contest here : [link]

I hope to be posting new stuff soon, I admit I had huge difficulties with this drawing and wanted to stop it s344324324 time it, I hope it won't be the same for my next picture x_x

AH IMPORTANT : I would like to know WHO would like this picture as a print (B3(318 mm x 480 mm) size poster, high quality print/paper), for 4€/5.5$ + shipping. (would be available at Polymanga/Japan expo/Dijon saiten). I need to know so I can print it ;v; thank you <3
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Daily Deviation

Given 2013-04-08
Restart by *ELK64 ( Featured by sTiViA )
:iconkenna-daretolive666:
I love the soft touches of color you put in here and blending of color. Have you ever thought of trying to do oil paintings? This would look really beautiful as one. I also liked how you did the sky and moon and really love your background, though the ground and trees surrounding them, plant life, the wolf like creature laying on the ground could have had a little more details to them. The fish-bird hybrid is very unique. I would have added a little more details on their wings and body, unless you wanted them smooth like bat wings.
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3 out of 4 deviants thought this was fair.

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First of all, let me just say that this piece is absolutely breathtaking! The colours are brilliant, the painting style is masterful (and very aesthetically pleasing, to my eye at least), and the originality of the creatures portrayed is quite enjoyable.

Plus, who could ask for a better message? I know it may seem a bit strange to think of this, but this is how I would like to explain death to my children some day when I have them and they start asking questions about life. Death is what you become at the end of your life before continuing on to stage two in your journey.

I also quite enjoy those fish-bird things; they're beautiful and super cute, plus I've never seen anything like them before.

My favourite thing about this picture, though, is all the different contrasts going on. You've got the cold ground and the bright sky, the fish-birds and the ravens, the bones and the flowers; even that faun-creature has mismatching wings, and I love that!

I would definitely purchase a large print of this to go on my wall if I ever had the money for it. Sadly, I can't afford to buy art at this point in my life, at least I can still come here to enjoy some of it.

I rate this piece a solid five stars. c:
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11 out of 12 deviants thought this was fair.

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:icondeanisbatman:
DeanisBatman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors. <3
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:iconlittlebuddhagirl:
littlebuddhagirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
little perfect by ELK64.x
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:iconkaterinapolak:
katerinapolak Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sooo beautiful! :heart: 
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:iconjowinchester:
JoWinchester Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I just had to say that your attention to the blending of color is absolutely flawless! Such a beautiful piece!
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:iconbreathflux:
BreathFlux Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Oh.. I love this. Really beautiful.. And colours.. I Love the fish! I love All of draw!!Heart 
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:iconzakiaybee122:
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
beautiful
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:icondotterall:
Dotterall Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   General Artist
What a dream! I love the ethereal feels and the delicate details
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:iconakira1189:
AKira1189 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You've been featured here: You've been featured here: akira1189.deviantart.com/journ…
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:iconselmarkai:
Selmarkai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very moving and unique, I'm honestly captivated!
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:iconshadowrorrim:
ShadowRorrim Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
This is simply gorgeous ; . ; <3
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:iconrajasegar:
rajasegar Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work!
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Daily Inspirations in hangaroundtheweb.com
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:iconvasodelirium:
vasodelirium Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
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:iconveenqueen:
veenqueen Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I love the bird fish.
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:iconmonicasrose:
Monicasrose Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
but url on it
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:iconpunkion:
punkion Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
um...I think many has asked you this and that you probably might be tired of this or don't have the time to do one but...Do you have a coloring tutorial?...
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:iconjunweise:
junweise Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I love those hybrid :iconmonkeyloveplz:
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:iconscylux:
Scylux Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   General Artist
AMAZING~
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:iconsoul-of-sarin:
Soul-of-Sarin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconmorikun-rinari:
morikun-rinari Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Student Artist
Whoa whoa...! I love the way you paint. What kind of digital brushes do you use? And how do you get that slight smokiness for the background?

I'm trying to become better at digital painting.
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:iconkia-13-7:
KIA-13-7 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that beautiful, very creative.
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:iconkipli:
Kipli Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
I would give you the art school response with words like contrast, juxtapose, and balance, but I rather not beat around an unnecessary bush and tell you hopefully what you want to hear.
Such as I like your art and style and this picture makes me feel sadly fluffy when I look at it.
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:iconmonztergraphicz:
MonzterGraphicz Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
cool :D
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:iconjobagjumping:
jobagjumping Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
love it
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:iconkittynkatta:
kittynkatta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is very beautiful!
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:iconasratheil:
Asratheil Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Incredibly beautiful. The imagination is astounding. That same imagination and wonder seems almost akin to Spirited Away in my opinion, with a touch of Japanese mythology (in regards to the fish and the overall art style).
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:iconlittleluxray:
LittleLuxray Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
This is absolutely gorgeous. Outstanding job.
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:iconicamill3:
iCamill3 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful :heart: *v* !!!!!
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:iconxmjjmoonwalker:
xMJJMoonwalker Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really interesting piece. So much mystery... And it's beautiful, as well.
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:iconmrtristan:
MrTristan Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing! I love the watercolour texture to it. So ... whimsical? I think that's the word I'm looking for
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:iconskyzhema:
Skyzhema Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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:iconchancludojoe:
chancludojoe Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
se ve muyyy pero muyyy bien
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:iconangelusnoir:
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   General Artist
Really beautiful...:heart:I seriously love your style, and it's a very touching & moving theme :huggle:
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:iconmirellezepeda:
MirelleZepeda Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
es hermoso
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:iconkotorikurama:
kotorikurama Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
Love how you shaded the structure of the body!
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:iconmajorxomasher:
majorxomasher Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
oooh pretty! love the contrast with the colors, and the overall fantasy element!
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:iconshardokami:
ShardOkami Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Artist
WOW!!!
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:iconasemharun:
asemharun Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
really unique style :)
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:iconkenna-daretolive666:
Kenna-daretolive666 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist
Wow, this is really good. I love the soft touches of color you put in here and blending of color. Have you ever thought of trying to do oil paintings? This would look really beautiful as one. I also really love your background too, though the ground and trees surrounding them and plant life could have had a little more details to them. That and the wolf like creature laying on the ground. Otherwise this is beautiful work.
The fish-bird hybrid is very unique. I haven't seen anything like them before. I would have added a little more details on their wings and body [just a little], unless you wanted a smooth look to them like bat wings.
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:iconlostgryphin:
LostGryphin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing colors and details!
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:iconnatasamakri:
natasamakri Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Wonderful artwork :rose: :heart:
and congratulations on the DA :D
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:iconva1eria:
Va1eRia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student
BEAUTIFUL
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:iconthehappydayz:
TheHappyDayz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Absolutely gorgeous~ <3
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:iconadonael:
Adonael Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love the fire like textures and the idea of the lantern.
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:iconrawrkittyy:
RawrKittyy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I dont really now what it is but that doesnt
matter because this is sooo amazing!!
I really love the colors and your fish bird things are
so adorable :love:
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:iconmemoriesofsorrow:
MemoriesOfSorrow Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Wow epic coloring :>
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz: :iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconshembre:
Shembre Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013   Writer
I love the blending of the colors!
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:iconelecxra:
elecxra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on the absolutely beautiful Daily Deviation! ♥
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