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Windy Hill by Etoli Windy Hill by Etoli
Her favorite place. . . Or it would be, if I had such a tree in my backyard. :d

MOH! I finished it! Yeah. . . for those of you who know what I'm talking about, this is the painting I had to show who was boss. :p

Anyways, this is a gift piece that I've been farting around with for ages, loosing interest, getting frustrated, then finally beating into submission with patience. . . and brute force! Originally commissioned for my grandparents' Christmas gift (wwwooohoo, it's late!) and now finally done. XD And I know. . .it's very . . . autumny for it being the 4th of July.

For you US folks, Happy Independence Day! Don't blow yer arms off!

pencil sketch + photoshop

textures from Temabinastock
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Nicolaas-G Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shadowmaria1997 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! very nice coloring!! :D
jdvorakgreen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
friggin amazing.
Bummerdude Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It bears to be repeated, autumn trees are a marvel to behold. This image likewise.
ranroona Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so beautiful
NandoSam Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student
adori a árvore!

I loved the tree!
TabbyRox Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
This is wonderful, I am absolutely in love with this piece. :heart:
mctruenpryde Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009  Student
I wish I had a tree like this in my backyard.
ExemplarX3 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
it is stunning :3
GirasolipuntO Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
beautiful! I really like!!
Readan86 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a beatiful work!!! It's a wonderful work of art!!
asrneo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
this is absolutely beautiful!!first off, lovely composition, and those colors:D and i like your drawing style too. great work :)
5thAnomaly Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2008
You know I've never seen this in your gallery...I truly love this Drawing...And yes the light is the best place to be when you are need...As Job said "I came naked from my mothers womb, and I will be stripped of everything when I die. The Lord gave me everything I had and the lord has taken it away
Praise the name of the lord!

In all of this Job did not sin by blaming God...cause he knew that God is the light.
anandama-pandama Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007  Student
I love this so much! It's inspirational to me =)
zorilita Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2007
Very lovely coloring and palette. :+fav:
MauricedeBruijne Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2007
Woesh, thats amazing :) !...
GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2007
Too gorgeous, I think I just felt a shiver from the wind ;)
BAMillustration Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is very sweet. I thought I had added it to my favorites already.
moonytash Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Amazing. What a tecsture!!! and coloring.... *drops dead* )
White-Tean Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
i love the soft blurring of the leaves at the edge of the tree... or whatever it is you use to describe what you've done there, really sweet!
sketcherjak Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2007
I love how you didn't spend gads of time worrying about every leaf on the tree, it allows a viewers eyes to focus on the figure and trunk below it.
joshcmartin Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really, really lovely! I wish I could paint like this. Everything seems perfect, especially the lines (although the colours are WOW too)
PopFizzle Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2007
awesome illustration! looks very cozy feel like I want to have picnic or something... lol
Onelani Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
This is very late but since John got me a subscription I'm now finally able to go through all you guys' art! I absolutely loved this when you showed it on your new computer. I look foward to seeing the effects you'll add on your reel. :)
maskedriderkc Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
feel of comfortable the picture have......;>
SpinachBaron Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Quite wonderfull.
allanced Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2007
beautiful job!!
AngryPotato Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
the is so purdy..i like the colors a lot and i like the tree...big trees ftw...i always wanted one that branched off into two huge branches after like 2 feet so i could lay between them and read or something...IT MAKES SENSE IN MY HEAD :D
MeliaMonster Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
I love your style. :D
1lovesdevine Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
sorrowisapanther Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
I know it's a strange thing to say... but I love how you draw trees. They're always so friendly and inviting somehow.
Etoli Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
Not strange at all, actually! I think trees have this naturally invitign quality to them. Well. . .the friendly ones, that is. . .
Black--Moth Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
I love this pic! The colors are really nice, and the way you did the tree's leafy fringes is pretty cool. Nice job!
Damatee Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007   Digital Artist
I love this one, the way the trees roots are randomly twisted themselves into the ground along with the subtle movements such as the falling leaves and the billowing of the scarf, give it a natural realism.
The colourwork is as ever amazing, the tones and shading are simply brilliant

I have to admit kelli you always have been a better artist than myself and it truly is a pleasure to be able to see your work.
SilverRaven101 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Totally awesome as usual dude!
Shiritsu Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Beautiful! Makes me wish it was Autumn.
Fairie-Floss-Soul Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Amazing. For lack of anything better to say, simply incredible.

I am in love with the detail of that tree.

And your mad skills.

pencil-cute Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
i love your artwork!
AngelicLionheart Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
A nice verse. :)
LifEternal Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
What a beautiful gift. Your grandparents must have been proud. :)
Ritter1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
I blew my arm off so I can nolonger draw sweet pics or use maya.. I need a million beers.
Etoli Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
No, you weren't supposed to do that! You still have to graduate!! :shakefish:
Ritter1 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Oh im gonna graduate. Im gonna rock the socks off of that place. How much longer do you have?
Etoli Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
This quarter, and I'm DONE!
Ritter1 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
I blew my arm off so I can nolonger draw sweet pics or use maya.. I need a million beers.
RGM-79L Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Wow, I really like this one! The colors are gorgeous. Good job!
SimbaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I love the way this looks! Partly pencil, partly Ps. The effect is quite nice. :) I want to try it myself now :lol:. Is that a snail by her right knee?
Etoli Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
No, actually it's this really cool spiral keychain that I got at the Renaissance Faire this year. XD
SimbaGirl Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops! :XD: Still very cool. C:
Babaika Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Beautiful work!
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