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Did this picture a couple days ago as a practice piece. Drawn and painted entirely with a square brush, which was something I hadn't ever used before in a digital piece. It was actually a lot of fun to paint with, and I've put it into my regular brush set since then. :> And after a good day's worth of packing boxes, I decided that I liked the picture enough to post it for you guys. ^^

As for the picture itself, it's actually a little scene from my OC Gild's story. You know, my oldest OC who I almost never do art for? Yup, that one. This scene is him and his daughter... talking to an owl. Enjoy! :iconimsotiredplz:

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:iconwho-the-moon-is:
who-the-moon-is Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
the style's really cool, I like that sketchy-block-paintbrushy look, specially considering it's a night piece. :)
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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:iconmeemzer:
Meemzer Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
I hope you know you are one of my most favorite artists
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
D'aww, thank you. :>
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:iconthebrinkofsomething:
TheBrinkOfSomething Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oooh this is neat. c:
I have such a hard time with darker scenes- I like this a lot though!
I really love when you experiment, it always has such lovely results~
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! XD
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:iconsouthrobin:
Southrobin Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
THIS SCENE IS SO COOL ;A;
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :>
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:iconwlfmoon-arizona:
wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional
Well done! Thanks for sharing.
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:iconhappydaim:
Happydaim Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
wonderful ! you're stroke is so wonderful !
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:iconshadoritos:
Shadoritos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
I really love how dark this is but at the same time its bright and cool and i don't know what i'm saying Its just really pretty and it's great XDD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, it's okay I understand. XD
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:iconmoonlightwalk:
moonlightwalk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome O.O
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:icon4sauce4:
4sauce4 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student Writer
I like the cooler colors in this one :D
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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waterdancer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
zazazazaza story time? owo *pulls up a chair* you had me at 'daughter' lol. ilove parental type characters. :D and children. :D and odd spooky forests. :D speaking of which, i love the way you did this, i cant even words, theyre not there cause its awesome. im just a super duper fan of simplicity and speed painting. owo but yeah, who is Gild? :D maybe a link to a pre-written back story? haha, i feel bad always asking you for more info on your oc's. but it makes me happy! :3
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well I'm glad you like it. :> As for a story? Well, this is one of like, three characters that I have whose stories I don't openly share. Mostly because Gild's story is written as a novel which I intent on publishing someday if possible. :3 So as much as I'd love to tell you: 1. I don't really like to share it 2. It's hecka long and would take forever to explain. XD But I can tell you that Gild is a vampire... created long before twilight existed. :iconhatersplz:
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waterdancer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
:D woow~ writing a novel eh? That sounds amazing. ^^ I know a few people with similar dreams. You'll really truly hafta keep me up to date one that. :) I totally understand what you mean by a personal story too. I think usually our oldest characters reflect a part of our soul, not just because they are so beloved, but because they really are a tiny piece of us. Opening that up and sharing it with others can be kind of scary, a sense of vulnerability. It's also just very personal. So i get it. :) but curiosity is peaked! XD
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well I have some OCs that are created solely for the internet in essence. Like Mouse or Roland, or Gin. And then I have others that are created for outside purposes, like Gild, or Kien, or any of the Sky Herder kids. And those characters are usually for projects that are intended for something other than web, so it's more business conducive to not share a lot about them, you know? :/
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waterdancer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
yes, I totaly get what you mean. :D But isnt it funny how sometimes the grow outside their original place? :D
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love, love, love love love love love love. ♥ The simplicity of the detail compliments this very well and makes the characters pop out. This is wonderful.
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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TheMeekWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! c:
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:icondeco-kun:
Deco-kun Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This would be a great animated movie!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^ Though actually I always thought that this character's story would be better suited to live-action. It's too violent to be done as an animation and then missinterpreted as a kid's movie. XD
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Kellalves Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Very nice!
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:iconthe-troglodyte:
The-Troglodyte Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the colours ans the atmosphere. That square brush does mightily well :)
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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:iconnoodleishious:
Noodleishious Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love the rough style! Awesome work Turtle!
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
THanks. :>
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:iconnuclear-shrimp:
Nuclear-Shrimp Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice nice!! Square brushes scare me lol. But this looks really good so now I wanna try xD
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it actually wasn't terribly hard to use. Once you get into the groove, you know? XD
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:iconirishime:
IrisHime Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Turtle. I am so jelly of your abilities. :I
This is beautiful though, srsly.
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Lol, you jelly beans. XD And thanks. :>
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TrainerLN Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student
I love the pallet you used here :o
How did you get that texture?
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^ And the texture is partially from a dual brush that I added, but mostly from a paper texture that I used
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Nine-MileStudios Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Wow...I LOVE the color palette you used! So mysterious...and adds so much depth! For never using the square brush either, this turned out beautifully. I kind of like the blocky look of the piece. But I think this is probably my new favorite piece from you :)
Well done indeed!
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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Nine-MileStudios Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :)
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:iconlaryndawn:
LarynDawn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad you decided to share! I live the lines and tone of the piece, as always, great work :3
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Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! ^^
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LarynDawn Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :nod:
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