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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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Given 2013-04-08
Restart by *ELK64 ( Featured by sTiViA )
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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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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DeanisBatman Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful colors. <3
littlebuddhagirl Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  New member
little perfect by ELK64.x
katerinapolak Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
sooo beautiful! :heart: 
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!
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 
zakiaybee122 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2013
Dotterall Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   General Artist
What a dream! I love the ethereal feels and the delicate details
AKira1189 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
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Selmarkai Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very moving and unique, I'm honestly captivated!
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