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March 1, 2009
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Quarrel by Twistmyflesh Quarrel by Twistmyflesh
One I've worked on a little now and then. Wanted to create a cozy environment with something interesting in the middle. It turned into a contrast between tranquility and intensity. "Bad" things happen in beautiful places.

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This artwork gave me goosebumps! The amount of detail is staggering, and very well executed.

I found this piece really has the ability to draw the viewer into this secret, almost fantasy like space, where the jaw dropping encounter between the two birds takes place. We watch on in earnest, trying to discern what will happen next between the two rivals or lovers, while appreciating the beauty of the scene in the same moment. Sun-rays through the tree tops highlight the focus and centre of the piece, while other highlights include the reflection of said rays in the water below, as well as the eerie green/blue glow scattered in the background. We get the feeling the birds are not the only characters present in this snapshot in time, but what else there is has been left for dissection by our imaginations.

A very lovely piece indeed, definitely something I would love to have printed and signed by the artist.

Keep up the wonderful work
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First thing to say? Well, I've fallen in love with this picture.

The birds flight is dynamic and cute in a way, with the feathers flotting around.
I'm totaly amazed by your game of light and shadows. The picture is dark, but the light comming on the birds attracts my attention and I totaly forget the deepness of the forest.
The background itself is very detailed. I guess you didn't use any brush, did you? Well, if you used brushes I'd love to have them aswell! But no, it's too beautiful to be brushes.
Oh, and the reflection of the light on the water, in the first ground, it adds something more to the picture.

Honestly, this scene fascinates me. Mysterious and beautiful. What a great work!
(and sorry for my poor english ^^';)
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ArtbroJohn Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
SilverGameDesigns Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing painting.
hypercrabby Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
I love this so much!
The dark tranquility in lighting, the textures, the shimmery water....
And this intense scene in the middle. Amazing work!
oskarreftel Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011
hoppas jag en dag kan måla lika nice. :)
Evoli-niceli Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love these colors !
mutiny-in-the-air Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
konnichipuu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Absolutely beautiful. You brought the contrast out vividly. :)
shiiwie Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
wow, sjukt snyggt! Älskar verkligen denna målningen!
Latefah Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow amazing o_o
Monation Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010  Student General Artist
A hauntingly beautiful scene.
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