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Can't Cry it All Away by scenceable Can't Cry it All Away by scenceable
for =karliashi's contest.

there are two themes going on here.

The one thing I was going for while doing this was the idea of escape, being so angry or sad that you want nothing to do with anyone, and just want to be alone. I know personally, I'll go for a week or so every now and then just locked away in my room, depending on mood.

The other less dominant theme, and one that was more or less accidental, is the end of winter. Prelude likes winter and casts snowflakes, then the sun comes along and tries to melt it. Maybe that's why he's angry :XD:

So here we have prelude running from the sunny area to the darker, shadowy places. His shadow is unrealistic, with a higher head and open mouth, showing his angrier side.

Then there are ribbons and wisps coming from his tail/ end.

This was done in polychromos and colorsofts, with some paint (white and pearlescent) for the snowflakes.

Also, I was using references since I never do, and wanted to get the lighting better. I discovered I really suck at using them. Here's the credits anyhow, though there is little resemblence in the finished picture.

horse pose: [link]
lighting/ trees: [link]
clouds: [link]

title comes from the evanescence song "understanding", since I thought the lyrics sort of fit the theme.

Whenever something is too unpleasant, to shameful for us
to entertain, we reject it.
We erase it from our memories.
But the imprint is always there

Can't fight it all away
Can't hope it all away
Can't scream it all away
It just won't fade away, No,no, no ,no.

Can't wash it all away
Can't wish it all away
Can't cry it all away
Can't scratch it all away


blah, there you go! hope you like it :D
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Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009
this lovely piece has been featured here [link]
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scenceable Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks so much! great feature :D
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Fooledsweetness Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
your welcome
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karliashi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
for the traditional part of the prize, what would you like to have drawn? :)
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmm can you draw aeolianna? there's a ref for her somewhere in here. You can draw her however you'd like :)
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karliashi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm really looking forward to drawing her, she's such a beautiful character, and I love her details :)
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yay! :D
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NightimeMare Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009
Awesome picture! I love the aspect of running away from spring and into winter, since usually pictures show animals doing the opposite and running into the sunlight.
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :D
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karliashi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you placed! go check out my page :D
prizes will be dished out next week! :boogie:
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woo :boogie:!
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Ala-Rai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
I like the swirly snowflakes coming from behind him. Good luck with the contest!
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! they were fun to do :D
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Geor18 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
The background, the idea and the whole pic are amazing :heart:
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks very much!
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ElkStarRanchArtwork Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
very pretty picture - good luck with the contest
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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sturmfeuer Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
The background is beautiful.
I like the idea behind this image very much :).
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much :D
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Almeruve Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
That's wonderful! As allways the colouring is fantastic (I love your style so much :D ) and the theme is wonderfully executed. This piece is great ^^
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scenceable Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :)
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Almeruve Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
You're welcome :)
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karliashi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhh that is sooooooo awesome! And the idea is so cool, I always viewed him to be a sun hater, but never mentioned that. I love the swirly bits from his tail, veryy dreamy!!!
thanks for entering :aww:
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scenceable Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks, I figured it made sense, lol :XD: glad you like it :)
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ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009   Traditional Artist
gorgeous. i like the b ackground and i like the tears and such. very nice.
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scenceable Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot :)
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ArticWolfSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009   Traditional Artist
u r very welcome.
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ItalySky Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
awesome. . for me it seems as if she's leaving the sunshine and happiness to isolate herself in a dark place. . .

. . wow I'm dumb that is what you intended I didn't read the whole description hehe sorry but yes I love it! very emotional piece
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scenceable Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha that's ok! It's good the meaning was evident without the description :) thanks a lot :D
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ItalySky Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Student Digital Artist
eh :rofl:sometimes my blonde takes control!!! and I am blond hehe.! NP
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scenceable Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, we all have those brain fart moments :XD:
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ChickenMight Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009
Wow, amazing as usual!
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scenceable Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you :)
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JEAikman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this, the background especially :heart:
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scenceable Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks very much :D
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