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Seeking Sleep by The-autumnwind Seeking Sleep by The-autumnwind
oil on canvas. Exploring the relationship with nature and rebirth.
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Given 2012-08-16
What borders can you cross while Seeking Sleep? Intriguing oil on canvas from ~The-autumnwind

Also suggested by ^3wyl and an anonymous suggester. ( Suggested by LadyofGaerdon and Featured by STelari )
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feldrand Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
oh, a DD, how nice - belated congrats... :D
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Parashiva Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
ooooooh
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baba49 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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FurorArt Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012   Digital Artist
Featured here [link]
Congratulation !!
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Shannon-Sweeney Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Featured [link]
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Wow - that is a very cool design!!!!
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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SplitNinja Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking.
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Stefymoondust Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
so beautiful
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e11e-k Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
oooooooooh
love this so much!
love your take on this theme
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tmpst24myst Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student Writer
This reminds me so much of the movie, "AVATAR!" I think it's great. The painting along with the words you used to describe it is what helped me come to that conclusion. May I ask if any, how much did that movie influence this piece of art?
And the title - in so many words, I can relate. This painting actually reminds of a few dreams I'd had long before AVATAR came out. Which to me, is really interesting and striking because another person create something that I seen in my own mind, while dreaming. (Day dreams or while sleeping dreams - both apply)
I particularly like the balance of colour in this. It transitions from top to bottom and from side to side. And in a sense, I look at this and I can't help but think, this isn't finished yet... But again, applicable to dreams, more often than not we don't know or remember where they began or where/if they ended? So I have to compliment that too - the idea of the feeling I have with this being unfinished..
You say you're, " exploring the relationship with nature and rebirth." . This got me to thinking - I've been sitting here for hours, trying to word what I want to say on this, but can't seem to find the right ones. I took a break for an hour and still had this in the back of my mind, prodding it for some kind of semblance of how I see it related to this specific piece of art. I do see a lot of faces all over the place in this - just faces with difference facial expressions, different shaped faces - some are happy, content, perplexed, misunderstood... etc.. Or is this just my eyes seeing things that aren't really there? if they are in fact there, I see them as who you are and who you hope to become and who you wish not to be and acceptance to the idea of change, as a form of re-birth. .. ?? I don't know - maybe I looked to far into this and what I see is way way off. :lol: - I will hope that I'm pretty close, if nothing else.
I have to thank you for giving me such a run of thoughts from this. My mind hasn't had this much exercise in a fair amount of time tha t this is enlightening and in it's own way, a re-birthing of my own creativity. I've been in between the balance of creating anything and having the idea* that one idea that will being me to where I need to be to be able to write, as a writer, I should be always in a place where I'm finding that window. Or gate or at least the balance of some days yes and others, not so much.
This is a really great piece of art with a short description that lead to hous of thought.. and many more to follow. (once I stop rambling here that is)

Take acre,
Dae
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
hi. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I wanted to think of a good response.
First, It was not influenced by Avatar at all. I actually don't like that movie very much because it seems like it took the idea from Disney's Pocahontas.
Anyway. I worked on this piece for a long time, particularly layering the growths and adding new color over top, and the Sky. There are a few aces, but they are more like suggestions than actually there. I'm glad you like it so much. It is very nice to know I have inspired or touched someone with my art work. And don't worry about rambling I love getting responses and such thought filled ones like these make my day :)
~Autumn
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batang-alien Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
That is so unbelievably gorgeous. I love the concept so much and those curly, flowy and colorful lines..oh dear. it's so lovely.
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks, I love curly designs as well
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batang-alien Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
d'aaaw thank you! and you're very much welcome :iconbrohugplz:
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Selina-Ellissee-O Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
So beautiful!
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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familialrelations Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is amazing, I am awed by the quality and detail in your work. I like how the pale orange and different shades of blue contrast each other.
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks so much
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Jeremias2596Centu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
simplemente maravilloso!!!
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Ilenora Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is a really beautiful piece, full of emotion and intricate detail. I adore the colours you used and the flowing, organic lines.
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Redgarnetfireangel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply stunning. I love it.
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Trylledrik Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning. It's so beautiful, and the edges and values so smooth. Wonderful job.
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true-lily-art Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
very good!!!the painting is done in great details!!!I love this style of art that you do!!
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
why thankyou
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Karinta Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow!
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minalle98 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
The contrast is very beautiful ! I really lik it .
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Frostgeneral Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work
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Gevio Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I love how much variety of textures you can explore through this painting, beautiful theme too :heart: my congartulations for the DD, really deserved!:D
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SnowWhiteAK Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me a little of coral reefs! Very beautiful. :-)
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:) my sister also said it reminds her of underwater
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have featured your work in my journal, hope you don't mind :aww: [link]
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IosifChezan Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Superb!
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loveshaq Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
stunning, amazing and beautiful!
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Toxicintensity Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing! Your concept is fantastic too!
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fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
This is quite beautiful. Lovely.
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The-autumnwind Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:)
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fallowfrenzy Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Student General Artist
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chainbreaks Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
This is beautiful, marvelous work! :D :)
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bluerosefantasy Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Artist
Beautiful! :)
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GantzAistar Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
So beautiful and unique!:heart: But I wish I could see a bigger version of this picture!
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Hermann-Thor Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like it a lot! Very atmospheric and speaks to me about the feeling of trying to sleep in a way. Very beautifully painted as well.
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lalokadeanalu Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it! =D
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Jay-R-Took Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Congratulations on the DD!!! :clap:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
:) congrats on your DD for this very pretty artwork! :thumbsup:
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MsRagdoll95 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
I absolutly looove this i like how you can see all the colors and how well they go together
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Toxic-Moon-Dragon Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a very beautiful piece. Very well done. I like ^.^
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UltraZina Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Student Filmographer
beautiful
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WhiteHairLivia Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012   Photographer
So lovely and beautiful :)
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Gdjs23 Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
Prt of the Nature! ^^ Amazing! :)
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