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The Awakening by Simokaos The Awakening by Simokaos
Two boys play and end up finding something resting in the stone... :floating:
:D Two princes but only one princess, it seems :D
However the simbols of the cocoon and the butterfly are referring to the change from childhood to maturity...I don't know if it's clear :aww:

Done in three days (how long...) with watercolors, glouache and crayons, only a bit retouched with levels in Photoshop.
Illustration done for my portfolio :)
Inspired a little from the art of "The Legend of Zelda - Wind Waker" :giggle:
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RenaisanceMetal Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the feel, the texture, and use of color.
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014
I'm happy you like it :aww: Thanks for the fav too
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the perspective in this; must have been tough getting that right. :)
And the soft feel is really great too. :3
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Thanks :aww: Yes, I did some sketches before get it a bit satisfactory.
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OtherSideImage Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful and delicate style you have :)
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thanks and thanks for the fav too :D
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mrymry3 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012   Digital Artist
Sweet :love:
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012
Thanks and thanks for the fav :aww:
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TechnicolorBeast Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful.
Could you do a tutorial for how you use the crayons glouache and water colors, id really like to see how you did it.
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Thanks, I'm happy you like it :D
I don't know, I've never made a tutorial :)
Maybe if I'll have more time I'll do it :aww: with another illustration thought, I gave this one as a gift :aww:
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dholms Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very interesting.
i love the mystique surrounding it.
the image is subtle and intricate at the same time. nice dynamic.
the pastel colors are nice too.
seems like this should be expanded on.
some kinda story like pans labyrinth.
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Thanks :aww:
I tryied to tell a story/describe a situation with this illustration.
...However it started as a simple exercise with traditional media.
Thanks for the fav and the watch too :D
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MaripazVillar Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is very good.
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
Thanks :aww:
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Warpzonestudios Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
This is beautiful! and I like the story as well! Great job on the perspective and the water color is really great!
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
I'm happy you like it :) I am a little fond of this illustration. Thanks for the fav :D
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Warpzonestudios Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
You should be, it's great! :)
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thanks one more time :aww:
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Fideliada Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poetical!
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
:thumbsup:
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Dreaming-of-Nidra Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Gives a feeling of innocence and mystery.
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
Thanks :aww:
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kaimele555 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student General Artist
This is beautiful c:
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Thanks :)
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Loveeeely Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this butterfly and the idea is great. Well, I wasn't aware of the change from childhood to maturity. However after reading the description it becomes quite clear ^^
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I'm happy you like it :aww: I know sometimes I'm not very direct in my symbolism (is often not visible not at all :giggle:) and it's not so understandable the meaning but I like also the other's interpretation.
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Loveeeely Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it's better when there are many interpretations. Then the author may sometimes be surprised how other people understand his/her work. And it also allow everyone to look at the work from their point of view so they see it in more personal way.
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I agree :thumbsup: It's always something to learn
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Tylar-Annell Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh this is just lovely. The designs, the colours, the concept, all of it. I quite like the angle as well, looking down on the scene. Great work.
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Simokaos Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks :aww: I'm very happy you like it, I thinked a lot about the concept :) and thanks for the fav too
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