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Where I sit and think by AndyIomoon Where I sit and think by AndyIomoon
This piece came about from a desire to continue the style of 'Tree Spirits' [link] and from :iconterepalomitas:'s gorgeous painting of a child at the foot of a tree [link] which stirred in me memories of a place I liked to go to sit and think...

*Edit*
:iconironhenry: ever on the ball pointed out my vignette was suffering, particularly at the top where the foliage ended without any soft gradations. Fixed now. Thanks Ben.

(Now available as a print!!) :)
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:iconheatedhammer:
HeatedHammer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
what can i say... thats just a beautiful piece of art and i love it <3 i whis i hade somthing like that ^^
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the kind comment :)
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HeatedHammer Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
my pleasure
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Tineswari Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
So precious. :heart:
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, an old piece but still one of my favourites. Thanks for the lovely comment.
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livingwill Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
lovely..^^ a+
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much and for the fave too :)
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:iconlivingwill:
livingwill Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
you're truly welcome..
you really deserve it^^
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This deviation has been featured here [link] :)
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow. Thanks very much. I am nestled in there with some truly inspiring art.
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spoon-kn Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my ....just too lovely !!
great pencil work ,here!
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you and for the fave.
Much appreciated :)
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spoon-kn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nothing to thank!the pic is just great work.
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
It is just freaky that you can draw trees that good. This is a very calming piece .. but I also find it sad for some reason... who knows what lurks in the depths of my..brain?
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I like to think it is calming too. I just thought even trolls need some quiet time to reflect too...
As for drawing trees - when ever my mind is blank and I let my pencil wander inevitably a tree is the result :)
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Baldur89 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2008
Same with me, same with me :)
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puppeteer-for-kings Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Argh- I envy you!

No worries!
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Professional General Artist
Great composition and fine tones. Beautiful work.
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wynnter89 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2007
awww... thats so good !!
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Natalie-Busuttil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous.
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Natalie-Busuttil Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007   Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous.
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InKibus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Professional General Artist
Amazing choice of how the tree bends and frames the whole piece.
Fantastic work, and know I know what you look like when you go to sit and think about your art. ;P
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hehheh - yes - there is a fair bit of me in that troll. Thanks for your lovely comment and the fave :hug:
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terepalomitas Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006
AAAAAAAAAhhhhhhhh I missed the previous version but this is totally whimsical, pure magic, I love it and it's coming to my favs :deviation: I hope you keep on with the series your trees are awesome! *prints it and runs to practice copying the textures*
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Tere - for the fave and the comment and for putting the idea in my head in the first place. :) The tree series will continue for a little while yet. Look forward to seeing your next piece too ;)
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Izar Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:omg: Absolutely stunning! All the things apply to it that I said regarding 'Tree Spirit'. Your skills are amazing! The little thing sitting under it first reminded me of Yoda (Sorry! :blushes:), now it's more like a pondering elf. Very cute!

Wondeful job! :handshake:
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahhah - very Yoda like on reflection. I had 'little troll' in my mind when I drew him. Thanks again for your lovely comments. :)
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Izar Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute little troll indeed. :aww: You're welcome, it's a pleasure. :hug:
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Injipreem Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006
_ grreat!
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you - and thanks for the fave :)
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Kazuki88 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
Nice pic! I really like the texture of the tree. :D
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elegaer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
This really is lovely :clap::clap: So calm and simple and beautiful.

I would have one small comment, though, which I know you won't mind me mentioning. The only thing I find distracting in this is the edge between the tree and the rocks on the left hand side. At first glance - and I'm not sure if you actually meant to do this or not - it looks just like a continuation of the sky / cloud interface. So for me, its the bit I end up concentrating on, trying to see whether that is tree and rock, or continuation of sky and cloud.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehheh - you are amazing. You've picked the one thing that was bugging me as I sat back and regarded my latest edited version! And I have a fix for that in my head right now.
Thanks for being on the ball (as usual).
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elegaer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
yay! go me :D glad to be of help!
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lebriz Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
nice composition...best place to sit and think :D
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks - much appreciated :)
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ironhenry Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Oooo. That is awesome my friend!

I can see that you are going for a vignette thing, but its not really working, due to the uneven shape and lack of subtle gradation. I'd like to see the foliage extend to the top of the page OR have you do a true vignette in Photoshop.

But this is great Andy. I love it!!! Super job with the composition! That tree bark is so textural man.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, Ben. You're on the money as usual. Something about the framing is all wrong. I think I will go back and work in those subtle gradations as you suggest. Thankfully I have room to move on the original.
Thanks again :)
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ironhenry Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Sure bud. Its a great piece. Its worth perfecting!
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have followed your advice and the result is immeasurably better IMO. Thanks again :)
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:iconironhenry:
ironhenry Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Great! No prob Andy. You can count on AC's from me ;)
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Together we will remove the stigma of critical appraisal and forge a new culture of personal improvement! Huzzah!
(thanks for the fave!)
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ironhenry Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
:rofl: Huzzah! :rofl:
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Crooty Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
Just fantastic, Andy!
Are you going to make a series with these trees?
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Crooty dear :)
I have a couple more tree-centric ideas bouncing around in my head at the moment, yes.
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Crooty Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
:excited:
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basakward Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Really nice work, love the atmosphere you've created.. I wouldn't mind seeing this in color, too.
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AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks man. That means a lot coming from you. And yes, colour is on the cards - if not for this one, definitely the next :)
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basakward Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Great! Hope all else is well. Keep me posted!
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:iconandyiomoon:
AndyIomoon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All is well here and exciting developments are brewing - might be time to shoot you an email :)
Great to see you still about.
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