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Carry Me Away by Shadow-Wolf Carry Me Away by Shadow-Wolf
Most know the joy that the right music can bring as a listener, but you have experienced something truly special if you experience that song as someone who plays an instrument. The satisfaction and mirth the music can bring borders on ecstasy. You can be taken to realms unknown and fantastic by music! This is a commission for Kasar, of his character playing the violin.

10 hours in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
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:iconvwolfdog:
VWolfdog Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Interesting picture!
The monocle gives a really nice touch.
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DenaliBlu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
The glasses really make the piece :D
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HandDrawnViolist Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you thank you thank you for drawing a correct bowgrip! That just made my day (:

(also, awesome picture!)
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks so much!
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Kycheronian101 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing!! And yeah, I do play an instrument, this describes me exactly, AMAZING!
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Kycheronian101 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob!
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tofusnow Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   Photographer
Enchanting. A wonderful depiction of a spirit raised up by the power of art.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thanks so much!
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theassassinnox Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
The emotion in this piece is stunning. And I knw I've said it before, and I'll say it again, the way you do hands and feet is just awesome.
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Dani-Claw Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You've captured that exact feeling so beautifully in this piece, and I think the nocturne, dreamy lighting makes it all the more effective! Stunning work! :iconyaayplz:
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Asrath Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh my god, this is amazing!
Actually learning to play an instrument is one of my greatest wishes, I should just stop putting it off I think... as the longer I wait, the bigger the longing gets to participate in the music I hear, to actually LIVE it, breathe it, create it... I cannot describe, but I know that at a certain day this wish will get the better of me. Better let that day be today, as then I can still fully enjoy the joys of being able to create the melodies that ring in my soul <3
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I'm so pleased I can convey that feeling in this piece. =D
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:iconasrath:
Asrath Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah, it's amazing. Love the atmosphere and emotion in it <3
Also great work on lightning!
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allanime247 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Aw man! If only I saw this earlier! I would have been able to draw my Anubis pic as a jackal instead of humanish...
Cuz their're both playing the violin.
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ElysianImagery Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
OMG I love this <3 the lighting, the violin,
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FireKat Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As a violinist, I love this. The title is so true when it comes to playing music.
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Lillyan-Fey Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
how cute those glasses =D
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:iconogrebear:
ogrebear Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Fantastic, expressive, and such well done art!
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:iconveinne:
veinne Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I really enjoy the warm glow you've depicted here, it gives the whole piece a really harmonious feel.
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Love the spectacles.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work! I love that warm glow...
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BeoWulf1289 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the lighting!
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Thunderflight Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have to say, out of the digital artists I admire, your lighting style is one of my favorites. It's so soft and dynamic at the same time, and just beautifully executed. Everything you draw seems confident and well done to me. You do a fantastic job, every time, and this piece is no exception.

Beautifully done, and wonderfully serene.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Aw, thank you! <3
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Thunderflight Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're most welcome <3
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tigerlilyv Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012   General Artist
Beautiful lighting and such a graceful pose!
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deamon451 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so lovely :iconawwwplz:
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:iconakimune:
Akimune Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous <3
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lttttt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
The junction of the two arts.
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latent-ookami Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I miss playing my violin and piano! :love: This makes the feeling even more so.
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Red-Rose-12 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
my favorite creature and i love the violen!! :D
this is just awesome :happybounce:
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somniopus Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Artist
Music is my favorite art form. <3 Beautiful image!
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deathmango Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
As a string player, I want to thank you for working so hard to get the instrument and pose right. You really nailed it. (And, as usual, the rest of the piece is incredible, too!)
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent, thank you! I am really glad I could bring that to this piece. =)
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Graeth-Raltharn Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Beautiful work as always
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EBE246 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Nice, and the other 2 that follow before this are also good.
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BlueDraken Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
A werewolf and a fiddle, genius .... Oh, and thank you for posting what program/tools you're using. Its helpful, i've been wanting to learn digital coloring for the longest time. I'll be honest, I thought this was an oil painting when I first saw it. Again amazing.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad that was useful to you, thank you!
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Icedragon300 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
That looks very cool. :)
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Chialupa Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
SERIOUS PROPS on the pose. As a violist, its so wonderful to see a piece where the instrument is held correctly. The lighting is especially magical as well.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, I'm glad I was able to get that right!
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danielleclaire Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
The lighting here is absolutely magical, and that violin is impeccably painted... just beautiful. There's not much I can say about how gobsmacked I am by your technical skill, except geez. In a good way.

For the record, I love saccharine and sentimentality. ;)
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thanks so much! The violin is my favorite part, I'd never drawn an instrument before. Good to know there's one less person I've caused to loose their lunch. ;)
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beachelf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
:iconclappingplz::iconclappingplz: Bravo!
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PostWaveCore Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Okay the deviation is pretty good, I guess (although loincloth plus glasses seems a strange fashion choice) but the description is pretty woeful. Luckily for you most people on dA like sentimentality and saccharine but for people like me it brings up some unpleasant things, like lunch.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Gee, aren't you pleasant.
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Taaragh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Simply beautiful, and as a performing musician, I can feel this. I play clarinet and while it seems ho-hum for most of the time (i.e. playing in class to nail down some runs, etc.), but when I perform in concert or on the marching field (marching season just recently ended, and our first concert of the season is tomorrow to perform Holst's First Suite in E Flat) it delivers a totally different experience. It also helps when at the end of our performances the crowd winds up on their feet (which is what happened at all of our performances last year, as the wind ensemble/high band/advanced band I am in is what closed the night).

I get similar feelings when I get into playing piano, but I am much newer to piano than I am to clarinet.

TL;DR - You did a wonderful job of capturing what I know I feel as a musician. Serenity, but focus and elegant precision to go with.
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Shadow-Wolf Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so very much for your kind words! I am so glad that the piece could evoke those same feelings. =)
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krazykelli Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
He played the Vi-o-lin... He Played the Vi-o-lin. Woo'oo'oo' oOoo...
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