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- Secret Garden - Commission by Anathematixs - Secret Garden - Commission by Anathematixs
She'll lead you down a path
There'll be tenderness in the air
She'll let you come just far enough
So you know she's really there
She'll look at you and smile
And her eyes will say
She's got a secret garden
Where everything you want
Where everything you need
Will always stay
A million miles away


Secret Garden - Bruce Springsteen
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I got just a few directions before I started painting this one.
The main goal was to portray the feeling she had while listening to two songs.
(quite the challenge I might add)
The songs being: Secret Garden (duh), and Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol (sweeeeeeeeeeet)

I really wanted to take on this challenge and also do some things I've never really done before.

One of them being painting a detailed background, but I've done that before... so not really new... just..
Something I hardly ever do..

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand
PAINT A BIRD!!! .......yaaaaaaaaay!!

I used millions of references of just about any bird I could find, but narrowing it down it a mix between

- A Chickadee
- A Parakeet (budgie)
- A Dove
- My imagination

Blend that all together and you get a.. : Chickarakeedove??!?!?!

never mind......... :rofl:

I kept on changing little things and colors about every hour.
Couldn't get it to a satisfactory level!!
And then..... the last bit just came...

Thank the heavens for inspiration!!!!!!!! :D

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Photoshop & tablet; I didn't really keep time, but I think it was between 50-60 hours....
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profutur1971 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
Belle image ! Bon travail ! Félicitations !
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CrystalMK12711 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Love this...Definitely a favorite of mine!!!!
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ThatGirlT Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
I REALLY like this painting...it MOVES ME...THANK YOU...for INSPIRATION !!!
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Vaichi10 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Chasing Cars!

Pretty, pretty picture. *_*
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I still love that song!!!! :heart:

And thank you!
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oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist
Absolutely gorgeous!
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!! :hug:
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Catherine62 Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful work!
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Anathematixs Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Once again, thank you so much for all your lovely and wonderful comments :hug:
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WingiLDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like this...wish i could have a baby phoenix bird like that...keep up the awesome work :)
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