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Secret Garden by HippieLlama Secret Garden by HippieLlama
Down the little path led to the garden, where the trees turned the color of bonfires and stars and covered the ground in leaves... Little buildings stood amidst the flaming leaves. Shadows cast the path into flame and ember, as the path drew away into the distance. All was silent.

Whoo.:dummy:

:star:NOTE: the quality of the picture here is poor, because it's too big for my scanner and had to be photographed. Wah.:star:

Alright, folks, here's another post for you all!
I've actually been really looking forward to posting this... I'm hoping everyone likes it.:blush:

So here's my final project for the "traditional landscapes" portion of my independent art study; this particular project is one of my best landscapes (I think) and was a lot of fun to do. It's in acrylic paint, and took about... 20 hours? It's about 12 inches tall by 18 inches wide in real life, so maybe 40 cm by 55 cm?

The painting is based off *Dr4kon's photo "Sleeping Garden" (linked below), which is one of the most amazing landscapes I've ever seen. It's beautiful. GO CHECK IT OUT :la: For the painting, I modified some things to better suit the paint or my tastes in buildings or the dimensions of the paper.:giggle:
Thank you, *Dr4kon, for letting me use the picture as a reference!


Hopefully that sketch dump I promised will be finished soon. My second college class starts tomorrow, so I'll be even busier than usual. Yay.:sarcasm:

HippieLlama. October 2010. MY ART IS NOT STOCK AND CANNOT BE USED IN ANY WAY WITHOUT MY PERMISSION!!!!
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AntoineRozel Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not bad!!
Your colors are very powerful and you made a very expressive and efficient contrast!
I'm not really fan of your textures but the whole painting is very impressive ;)
Congratulations!
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the thoughtful feedback!!:hug:
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ullahennig Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
The colours are amazing!
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!:hug:
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davepuls Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured in this month's news article for the :iconwelovetraditionalart: group: [link]
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!:hug:
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davepuls Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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DonBowling Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is outstanding! Your entire gallery is amazing!
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!! I really appreciate it!!:glomp:
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sketchythoughts Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
fave fave fave faaaaaave a million times over.
New desktop - added! :D
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Daw, thank you!!:la: I'm glad you like it. Whoo for colorful landscapes!:dummy:
And yay! Thank you again!!
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cole3333 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
great colours :)
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!:glomp:

And hi!:wave: Nice to hear from you again! How are you?
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cole3333 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
I'm fine, thanks :)
Haven't been active for a while...
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad to hear it!
Yeah... I haven't either. I'm trying to get more active, but classes keep taking up all of my time.:giggle: You?
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cole3333 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
same here...
I'm on a new school now and the marks I get now really matter so I actually do sth for them xD
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ugh, no fun.:ohnoes: Is the new school cool?
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cole3333 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
yap, it's okay
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weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist
beautiful! :)
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!!:hug:
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weida34 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist
very welcome :hug:
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thetoxicSpirit Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks beautiful, detail is amazing :)
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!:highfive:
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xLillyWonka Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg, this is soooo awsome! The colours glow! :D I love it!
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!:hug: I really appreciate the compliment!
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xLillyWonka Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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vampireFreak1015 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is gorgeous! I love the color, very festive! The trees came out especially good...and also that mausoleum on the left, that one in particular made me kind of do a double take just to make sure it was actually a painting and not a photo! Seriously, great job :clap:

Also...its been a while, how have you been? :hug:
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!:hug:
I'm glad you like it!
The buildings were amusing... I forgot to save the paint color, so I had to try to remix it every day... :sarcasm: That was interesting.

I'm good, thanks. A little busy with all of my classes, but on the other hand, I only have two months of high school left. It's a little scary, actually.:blush:
How about you? What's new?
It's lovely hearing from you again!:iconkissmeeplz:
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vampireFreak1015 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :aww:
That must have been a pain! But you did a great job with it so its all good. :D

I miss high school so much...though while I was there I couldnt wait to get out. Funny how things tend to work like that. So have fun while you're there!

Im okay, just more of the same, work and school. Im almost done with this round of college...I still have no idea what I want to do with my life but I'll figure it out eventually!

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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was definitely a challenge. I never got the same color twice, either... :giggle:

Will do!:salute:

Figuring that sort of thing out sounds interesting. You know, figuring out what to do and all... I'm just trying to get in, so I'm not there yet, but...
Do you have any ideas yet?
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vampireFreak1015 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it all came out good in the end :D

Im still thinking about it...Im a criminal justice major, but I still dont know what I want to get into. I might try to do an internship at a court house or something in the spring just to see if thats the way I want to go. :shrug: We'll see!

Did you hear back from any colleges yet?
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That would be really awesome. An internship definitely sounds like a great idea-- I dunno if you've found something since... November, when your response was (wah, I'm behind on messages), but good luck if you haven't and congrats if you have!!

Yep. Rejected from one and deferred from the second, so I sent out all my numerous other applications and now I get to cross my fingers until April.:dummy: But still... it's all good. I'd like to know, though. I don't like the suspense. XD
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jc35663 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Student General Artist
omg i thought this was a picture...your really talented
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much!!:tighthug:
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jc35663 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Student General Artist
your welcome
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Catt-Nightingale Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student General Artist
oh god of paint... teach me?
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, thank you so much!:blushes:

Uh... random paint splotching? I just kinda... blop it everywhere.XD
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Kerixai Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
Wow, I thought at first that the stone parts were from a photo! I love the warm orange colours and the texturing on all the trees :love: it must have taken a very long time!
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha, wow, thank you!!:tighthug:
It took a while, yeah. 20+ hours, I think, but only because I painted really slowly.:lol:
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Squigicomics Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010
holy. crap. you need to be in art shows or something...or more art shows cause with this talent I don't doubt you have been already. AMAZING.
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't heard from you in ages!!:tighthug:

Thanks so much!!:hug:
I've never really been in an art show.XD I think I might have done something at UCCA once? It sounds like fun, though. 8D

But seriously, I haven't heard from you in ages!!! Hi!! How are you?:la:
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Squigicomics Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
I'm fine.

I'm working....and....working...-_-'

I'm also trying to start my own business at the moment. I want to make hand painted custom glassware!

Otherwise....I'm just boring.
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey, that's really exciting, though! And the glassware I've seen so far is really amazing-- I'm sure you'll go far with it.:iconeeeeeplz: How'd you come up with the idea for a custom glassware business?
And you're never boring. 8D
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ToniTiger415 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful. The trees and leaves are simply beautiful.
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!!:glomp: I really appreciate it.
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HippieVan57 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010
wonderful fall colors!
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!=D
I love fall- it's my favorite season because it's so colorful.:la:
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clockworklives Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
Whoa, this is beautiful! I love what you've done with the color, that orange and that green work perfectly together. You're getting really good! :clap:
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HippieLlama Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!!:tighthug:
The orange and green were a lucky find. It's amazing what's stuck in the back of the paint cabinet in the school art room.:lol:
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clockworklives Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional General Artist
Obviously, the forces of destiny intended you to paint that particular piece with those particular colors. XD
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