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cup of imagination - 6 years later by len-yan cup of imagination - 6 years later by len-yan
this is a picture i have repainted based on an old piece for the 'draw this again' contest here on dA. i was going through the more ancient parts of my gallery and i liked the composition in that particular work so i chose it for a small lifting. it's almost exactly 6 years between the two versions.

i am not completely happy with how this new version turned out, if anything it feels a bit over rendered. i had no more time to work on it though so i decided to just stop at this stage. maybe i can repaint it again in another 6 years and make it more to my liking. nevertheless, i am very happy to see i have learned a thing or two.

i still remember parts of the story i had in my head while working on the original version of this pic. i also remember i had been reading neil gaiman books and listening to franz ferdinand music back when i came up with the story. i used to work part-time as a tutor and i would take a late bus back home, reading and with the headphones in my ears. the bus stop near my students' home was right next to a cemetery and once there was a really thick mist in the air.. it's funny how all these memories came back to me while working on this picture again. it was a nice journey back in time^^

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this work on tumblr: [link]

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(c) `len-yan

photoshop cs5e

20+ hours, i suppose
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bubbamax1990 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this! it looks like a poster for a game, hehe.
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Haipa-Kohi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful :)
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MademoiselleRosa Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love it! So original and kind of mysterious... I can feel there's a story behind. Would love to know it!
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decie55 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! I love the style and the composition!
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bbyan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
speechless~
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ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Wow, the composition in this piece is AMAZING!
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logomaker01 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
wow..O_O nice illustration. I love it. they look so real.
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Felhozet Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so well done, it makes me want to look at it forever and know more about them!
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YellowGrin Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!!
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xende Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Really gorgeous, I love the painterly effect you've achieved with this one, and the rich use of a limited palette (:
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