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Meet Me In The Real World by Calmality Meet Me In The Real World by Calmality
Another one done! I can't seem to stop painting these things. XD I really want them to look wise and otherworldly, not necessarily scary. Not sure if that comes across though.

The background in this one is actually a cityscape, but it gets hard to read. The "horns" on the spirit were inspired from the feather horned beetle. Such a unique little critter. ^^
And, as always, Miyazaki is a big inspiration. :D

Enjoy!

Medium: tea and watercolor
Time: about 4 hours
Size: 7x9
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SomeSortofMax Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's a pleasure to watch it!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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NelsonKurose Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional General Artist
Amazing style! Unique Art! Fantástico! =D
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the lovely comments! I'm so sorry about the late response, I really do appreciate every single word :heart:
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NelsonKurose Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
You deserved for sure! =)
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mini-ebil-ninja Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist
The horns me gusta :D The little girl, reminds me of.. reminds me of... ;o;
someone~~ ponyo? nuu; I love the slight differences in the spirits o;<
I like this spirit the best, I think :D
OHhhh it's just cuteeee~ and pretty~
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've never seen ponyo, but it's on my list of things to get done and watched! ;p
You like this spirit best? yay! I thought everyone may have their own favorite.

So sweet! :heart:
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012
MOre Magic!
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:iconcalmality:
Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :blush:
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ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow there's so much detail, it's beautiful, I'm really loving these dream like paintings each one you make add something new, I love it.
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! I try to make each spirit a bit different from the last. Like a child's very own personal guardian. Thank you for all these comments! :heart:
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ArmoredCrustacean Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah I can definitely see that, and it's a really cool idea I like it a lot. You're welcome, I'm always happy to see your art. :)
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MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting and the spirit is unique. Almost like the childs inner guardian or something. Great storytelling from what I read.
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for all these comments, really. I appreciate you taking the time to give feedback. And you hit the nail on the head, that's exactly what I wanted in this image. A guardian of sorts. :D Or maybe a spirit/character from her book? ;p Up to the viewer I suppose.
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MysticFlamer Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Naw you are very welcome^^ I was just replying as to how I saw it^^ beautifully done!
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Argnarock Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
This is fantastic Rose, I love every bit of it! I didn't really get much of the scary vibe from it, the mask on the spirit kind of reminds me of an owl face, and that always says wise to me. I love the markings on the mask by the way!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hello there! Good to hear from you again! haha glad you like it. And funny you say that because I've had an obsession lately with owls and their faces are so fun to draw I've found. That was definitely an inspiration. I hope that wisdom aura transferred through. Thank you so much for taking a look!
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Argnarock Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Student General Artist
I've actually had some interesting ideas lately concerning owls and the fantasy setting that I'm building (and have been neglecting for some time). I can PM you the details if you're interested, you might like it. Owls are certainly symbolic beings when it comes to wisdom and such. You should check out Raymond Swanland's gallery on his website, he has one or two amazing Owl pieces!
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KaLa89 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! This is so fascinating! Great linework, shading and composition! I really like your style
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you very much! :heart:
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KaLa89 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The pleasure is all mine :)
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maryapple Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Kind of weird and a bit cute at the same time. The little figure with the umbrella took me by surprise
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! It is a strange image I'll admit. ^^;
Hopefully the little child lightens the mood of the piece a little.
Thanks again!

Also, welcome to DA! I hope you like it here. If you ever have a question, feel free to ask. :wave:
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Dee58 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
fascinating!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Dee58 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012   Traditional Artist
welcome!
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Kurisiti Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I am in love with this! I really like the weird little shapes you made and the splash of color you used for the sky! X3
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Aww, thank you very much! Sometimes the little accident of paint on paper aren't intentional, but I end up loving them the more I look at it. The sky is one of those areas. :D
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strawberrycoluds Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student General Artist
This is wonderful.
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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lifeasanart Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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krazysidhe Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Hey, this is really neat and different. I love the overlay of the layers across the space of the images. :) Great job.
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I was hoping the overlay of scenes would turn out. It was really an experiment. Glad you like it :D
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krazysidhe Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome, I think that it turned out quiet well and looks fantastic. :)
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waywarding Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah, your composition is always so lovely, but this one really sticks out for me as great. everything just flows so nicely~ (◡‿◡✿)
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're comments are always so sweet. Thank you as always for the feedback! :hug:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist
:clap: love it! :)
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! huggle:
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FallenAngelKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow this looks amazing owo
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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FallenAngelKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
np :'3
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MistyCate Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Bewildermunster Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like how you shaded this!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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