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While You Were Asleep by Calmality While You Were Asleep by Calmality
I wanted to deviate from my usual method of drawing human characters, as well as study some lighting techniques, and do something a little more loose with inspiration from the talented Cory Godbey.
Please check out his work: [link]

Hope you like it!

Medium: watercolor
Time: about 3 hours
Size: 4x6
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19cartwheels Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful work, especially considering that this is only 4x6! Small as most of my drawing efforts are, I probably couldn't paint much more than a blob on such a surface. Lovely, crisp lines.
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Calmality Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It can get tricky working so small, but inking it first helps. :heart:
Love your gallery by the way. Your have a great original style and design instinct. 
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roundtower Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº5 o Destacados nº 5" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo! 

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 5. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!
the self portrait Gold Medal Emote :painting: 
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:iconcalmality:
Calmality Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Muchas gracias! :heart:
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
¡Un verdadero placer!

LOOOOOVE by marcphx
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Lostcreek Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice effect of light in the dark
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:iconcalmality:
Calmality Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :love:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, that's gorgeous! I really love how you did the lighting.
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:iconcalmality:
Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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LadyBrookeCelebwen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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Brandon1920 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent work!
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Kirschpraline Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist
Aw, it's cute and so beautiful, awesome work (:
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:iconcalmality:
Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much of such kind words! :love:
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syanword Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
your work is beautiful. I am inspired :)
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Calmality Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Always a pleasure to hear that.
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Mimizuku Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional
I love this its so beautiful!!! XD
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:iconcalmality:
Calmality Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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tooliepanna Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Its INCREDIBLE! AMAZING! I dont know how to express what I felt seeing the background....the title was interesting and what I found out here....You left me speechless with it..............
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Calmality Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much for the amazing feedback. I am so glad someone likes this piece so much. I have found people don't notice the background at first glance, it's a different sort of surprise I guess. Anyway, thank you very much! I appreciate every word! :love:
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tooliepanna Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Every word I wrote is pure truth! I featured your rt in my newest journal note :glomp: [link]
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shiradine Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
the lighting turned out very well. it was always so hard for me to not make a complete mess of it in watercolour, but i think you hit it all very nicely.
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Calmality Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Watercolor is more difficult to really capture light effects sometimes. You have to plan everything ahead, not like oil or acrylic. :D
But I'm glad you think it turned out, I so appreciate the feedback!
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mini-ebil-ninja Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist
hahah so cute, so dainty
reminds me of a mix of Miyazaki and the white hare/rabbit from Alice in wonderland xD; And Godbey once I saw his stuff haha :D
really, I love the way you draw vertical things haha ; trees, bamboos and such twisty, crooked, or stick-y things :D
Really nicee~
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Calmality Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
There's a combination of subject matter and styles in this one for sure. Glad you picked up on it. Trees are my favorite things to paint/draw. They can each be so different and they create a scene almost instantly.
Thank you as always!
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ambientdream Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love this so much!. I realized the whales at the background!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :huggle: I really appreciate that ^^
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kgswaim Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Do you know the work of Cory Godbey? Because this looks a lot like his piece here: [link]
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I do! And thank you so much, I was looking everywhere for that image and artist name. Searching red riding hood got me no where. ^^;
Unfortunately I've seen it circulating tumblr without a name. I wanted to put the artist in my comments because I love his style. Thanks again!
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Oxyvia Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Very nice. I like pictures about fairytales. :-)
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! Me too :love:
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured here: [link] :)
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! It's an honor. :D
I definitely found some new favorites.
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012   Digital Artist
You're very welcome :aww:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist
aww, that's really sweet :)
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :huggle:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist
:iconpoohplz: :hug:
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Nemmer Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Snap just noticed the whales! I liked it before and i love it now!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I never expected this many people to overlook the whales, but I do kinda like how they ended up subtle. It's a little surprise if you take a second longer to look. ;p Thanks again! :D
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KON88Z Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
NICE!
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:iconcalmality:
Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!!! :love:
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KiomyNightmare Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so cute :love: I love you're style!
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :blush:
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hezoo Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very surreal, just like a dream. Excellent work :heart:
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! That's exactly what I was going for ;)
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orngeturtl Featured By Owner May 31, 2012
fun. nice work with the light from the lantern. the title reminds me of a song I used to listen to as a kid
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Calmality Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Which song?
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orngeturtl Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012
It's called "Late Last Night" by Joe Scruggs. The first line is "Late last night, while you were asleep" and it goes on to imagine someone putting different shows on your feet (like rollerskates and mocassins) and then imagining what you would do. It's a really fun kid song
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Calmality Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that is really cool. Thanks for sharing that! I'd never heard of that song, but it's ironic this is a children's illustration and I happen to think of that for the title. Very endearing, I'll have to look it up. Thanks again! :love:
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HandDrawnViolist Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really really cool! What a great idea!
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Calmality Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! Glad you like it :D
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