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Midsummer secrets by Digital07 Midsummer secrets by Digital07
This was an on and off project. It started out as practice for female anatomy week in art class and ended up as a digital work. Anyways, this was inspired when i was sketching the frame and this middle-eastern melodic music came on and i had a vision of a story in my head about how a desert goddess and a warlord were forbidden to be together for it was a universal rule that the the gods can never be emotionally attached to a mortal... A battle soon broke out on earth and the warlord was forced to fight and would have inevitably die from his mortal wounds. Within his dying moments, he called out to the goddess. She came to him and decided to turn his body into sand and keep his soul bound to earth within the desert where he may still exist. Then, she would appear every midsummer within that same desert and summon his soul within the grains of sand that encompass the dunes. That way, every year they may secretly be within each other's presence without being punished for their forbidden love.

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-ref for the face from *mjranum-stock


Program: PS7
Tool: wacom tablet
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Note: Thank you everyone for the nice feedbacks on this piece and for the DD feature! Quite an honor :w00t:
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Given 2008-08-27
From the suggester: "When I first saw Midsummer secrets by the amazingly talented artist ~Digital07, what hooked me so deeply into this absolutely outstanding artwork is that the overall colors and details (especially the face of a male being made out of the wind-blown desert sand) are just so damn captivating and compelling, you can *actually* feel the emotion and sheer meaning of just wanting to be close and intimate, and he did quite a first-rate job at deeply encapsulating the near-tragic loss and separation as well, so that we can REALLY care what happens to those two characters..." ( Suggested by AdigunPolack and Featured by JunkbyJen )
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alithking Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2016
Beatiful art work, congratulations! Clap Love Worship 
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Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing! you know that? :D
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Josephine-Ocean Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Hi! I love this picture so much! I just love it! Can I use it for the CD cover for my next piano original album with arabic melodies? Please!!!!!!! Or I also like Behind Those Eyes.... please!!!!!!!
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DineG Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Wow , great job!
It's increabible how detailed your art is! If I didn't lived in the desert, I could almost say this is more than an other world...
This is how so mush captivating... I could watch it for hours!
Anyway, well done!
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty very much! i really appreciate it =)
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sweettalkfire Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Wondrous image of universal love... I'm quite taken with it.
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty so much! i'm glad you like it =)
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Lorelei-Coral Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Featured here -> [link]
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty so much for the feature =)
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Lorelei-Coral Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
no problem
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Calaymo Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
your amazing work has been feature in my journal --> [link]
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Digital07 Featured By Owner May 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty very much!
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Calaymo Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
welcome!
;)
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009
wonderful work!
=D
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty very much!
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
welcome!
;)
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Elleploria-kazeme Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Wow! This is absolutely stunning! I love the outfit design :D

:+fav:!

xoxo
:rose:
~Elle
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks! =)
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Elleploria-kazeme Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008
you're welcome! :)
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty :clap:
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you! =D
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome.
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InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2008  Student General Artist
Very beautiful work! ^_^
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frenchfox Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008
Fantastic image , your talent is awesome ! :clap:
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks so much for the nice comment! its much appreciated. =D
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Momotte2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful work ! :love:
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ty very much =)
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iantica Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
Amazing job =)
Do you do commissions?
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes, but i'm still figuring out some guidelines for it. I'll post a journal on it soon and i'll let you know. Thanks for taking the time to check out this piece btw! =D
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elephunkness Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
lol dude, you sound sooo pessimistic... post up YOUR art and we'll see if you DESERVE to even comment on this one...enough said.

By the way, this is a beautiful piece. I suggested this twice but now i can sleep happy knowing it's finally been featured =). Good job, man!
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
btw, just ignore the comment above...
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elephunkness Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008
lol yeah, i don't understand why people do that...if you don't like something why can't you keep it to yourself? right? It's jealousy hahaha :nod:...and you are WELCOME! :hug:
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the suggestion and support =)
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bear48 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Professional
wonderful work
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Sibur Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
your story gave me the shivers more so than the painting, and i am not a man that is easily moved
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i'm vey glad you like it =)
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highfivefaggot Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Photographer
I like the story that goes with this.
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TheQuestionMan1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
This is a really good piece.

Thanks

QM
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Nightshade-Black Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
gorgeous
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Sirus183 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008   Photographer
Great composition. Good render. Great color use. Love her pose and outfit. Love the way her legs are floating away into sand. Very nice.
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KayeTilTheLastDay Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought the art was well thought out but I've come to like the story as well. xD
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Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Sands of time wonderful piece...special
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student
this is fabulous, especially the thought put into it
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Nina-Fox Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
I'd like to read that story if you ever decide to really right it out. Or I could take try at writing it for you. This picture is really inspiring.
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've been getting a lot of comments about the story...so i might just write a short story dedicated to this picture...but thanks =)
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Ozkumeti Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Wow. Simply AWESOME. You must be a professional!
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axlaru Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Student Writer
Wow.
Was that already a story, or did you come up with the story as you worked on the art?
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Digital07 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it just came to me when i was listening to this middle-eastern mood song. Music inspires me =)...
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