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Thanks for all the comments :) I guess I should say, thanks for all the new comments ;) Wow, didn't expect a DD for this, but it's nice to get.

I get asked a lot about how I color pieces. Here's a hint: it looks like paper because it is paper ;) Basically, I color a section of the drawing very roughly, take a scan of a cool piece of paper - graciously provided by RobG from Eatpoo - set it in a new layer, and erase the parts that fall outside the lines. If you set the texture to 'overlay', you can get the colors underneath the show through. So, in this pic, there are 3 different papers used: one for the birds, one for the bush, and a large piece that covers the whole thing. It's really a digital collage more than anything else. Everyone should try it because it's fun and easy. If you have a scanner, you can just scan your own cool handmade papers or anything else really. I feel dumb explaining this stuff because it's so easy it feels a little like cheating ;) Thanks again for all the comments!

Cheers!
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birds fly up by ~bluefooted is perfectly blended the way the elements all come together into one image. This is just one of many remarkable images from one of the most creative galleries. ( Suggested by koyamori and Featured by Aeires )
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88buckaroo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your work is beautiful. thank you.
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:iconpiimocial:
Piimocial Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Creative !
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:iconvya:
vya Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
that's beautiful! :heart:
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:iconkirschpraline:
Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Awesome! Love... everything on it <3
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ArtofEthos Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011
This is Awesome dude, I like how you go about using different paper and scanning it in, pretty original. Haven't heard of doing it that way. It works out amazingly though, adds texture and style!
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:iconintersomnia:
intersomnia Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Wow, turned out I got so inspired that I wrote a cheesy pop lyric/poem after all. I would be honoured if you would like to take a peek at it.
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intersomnia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Love his face, it tells a story, he is grounded by the roots and his head is with the birds in the sky. Haha, this comment is starting to sound like a cheesy pop lyric... Your art is an inspiration and it triggers my imagination, (oh jeez, I just can't stop) thank you!
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:iconosk9:
osk9 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love his face.
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:iconshikuru:
Shikuru Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011   Photographer
I love this art!
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:iconkittycyanide:
KittyCyanide Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Student General Artist
This is so gorgeous! Beautiful, beautiful work!
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:iconninjerina:
Ninjerina Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
beautiful design
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:iconathalour:
Athalour Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011   General Artist
:dance: This piece has been featured: [link] :dance:
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bloody-thrice Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Now this I like! I mean, I like all of your stuff but this is one of my favorites!
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:iconcheycity:
cheycity Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
so awesome. love it.
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:iconpika-piku:
pika-piku Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Your illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and very atmospheric. I look forward in seeing more of your work :)
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Hi There :wave:
I have featured you in my recent journal dedicated to Digital Art Paintings :) You can view it at the link below:

[link]

I hope my little spotlight brings you some new fans!
All the best,
Sandi
aka `oibyrd
:heart:
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yuu-hwa Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011
like it like it like it like it!!!
kakoiiiiiiiiiii~~~
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:iconlake-michigan:
Lake-Michigan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
So pretty!
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:iconxlizeth:
xLizeth Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010  Student Artist
Wow! It's absolutely beautiful. Great work. =D
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:iconnora-cintra:
Nora-Cintra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
wowww, beautiful!
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anoop-pc Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
great works :) what all tools u r using?
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:iconark-san:
Ark-san Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
this is absolutely gorgeous. keep it up please!!
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:iconp0ul:
P0UL Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
a wonderful work!!!
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:iconeyeseye:
Eyeseye Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2010  Student General Artist
i love his lonely feel, although hi is in very good company
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:icontoxickrieg:
ToxicKrieg Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that is amazing. absolutely brilliant!
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eliarossana Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
featured:
[link]
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:iconeskarlatta:
eSKarLaTTa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Wow, this reminded me of the lyrics of a song that I wrote for my band.
I'm a huge fan of yours!!!!

PS. I just bought a print of yours :)
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:iconpalmville:
Palmville Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
Awesome idea
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:iconcrazeh-sunshine:
Crazeh-Sunshine Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2009
Wow... I really feel like there could be a whole world of stories within this one picture. Amazing composition of all the elements and use of textures!
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:iconurbanretrovinyl:
UrbanRetroVinyl Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2009
Still no print of this......... sad :(
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:iconmijelly:
mijelly Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Amazing! Very well balanced!
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TomBydand Featured By Owner May 28, 2009
oh.


thats wonderful!

:D


faved
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:iconnapris:
Napris Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009   Writer
It's pretty. I like these colors ^^
and interesting technique ... :O
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:iconmalleniel:
malleniel Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2009
Magnificent!

That concept reminds me of one of my RPG characters.

Keep up the good work!
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:iconakolancian:
akolancian Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009
I absolutely love this piece! <3
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:iconddorai:
Ddorai Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
this is a great method! thanks for sharing! your gallery is very inspirational.
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:iconlemegz:
LeMegz Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
this is a masterpiece! everything since the elegance and detail of the drawing to the beautiness of the colors is astonishing. great work!
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:iconmaddyymorphine:
maddyyMorphine Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009
wow! that's amazing!!!
I love the way the birds rise up around him!
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mrufka198933 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I really like it.
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:iconavenna:
avenna Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
This is so really cool! Love it- and can only imagine how much work you must've put into it. Funnily enough, it does remind me a lot of one of my OC'S. Love love love! :+fav:-love!
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:iconlucidflux:
lucidflux Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009  Professional General Artist
:wow: His face is my favorite part of this--the expression is exquisite. Thanks for sharing! :D
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Derisious-T Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Very great!
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:icongabycat:
Gabycat Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2009
awesome! It's really an inspiring and intriguing image! I love how the feet become roots.
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letterdoveromance Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008   Photographer
Aww.
I love this.
This is amazing.
Like insanely.
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Modernmilk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008
This is incredible.. another best.
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:icongavacho13:
gavacho13 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Great illustration! Interesting to wonder what symbolism lies behind the roots at the feet and the birds above the head...
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:iconbooksprout:
Booksprout Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
oh man 0_0 *eyes popping out of head* this is SO AMAZING MAN! I truly love your style of art :']
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:iconmakkura-umi:
makkura-umi Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2008
Ahhh, that's such a cool coloring technique! Thank you for explaining it! :D

Your entire gallery blows my mind.
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:iconnatumi:
Natumi Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2008
This is so... ineffable.
Suprisingly, the concept is really similar to an idea that has been in my mind this last days.
"Between heaven and earth"

Thank you, for such a wonderfull creation.
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:iconkaesa:
Kaesa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
love the detail!
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