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I remember it better than yesterday's morning by STelari I remember it better than yesterday's morning by STelari
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Painted for ^star-blazer's contest "Life + Death". This is his character Rebecca, very old now, remembering the events from her youth described by the author. I'm pretty sure that you've noticed how older people tend to remember things from their youth and childhood clearer than more recent stuff. All my grandparents do and did. Hence the empty photograph frames - they're not empty in real, but they're more recent than this particular memory.

I usually don't explain these things, but let's allow this exception for the sake of the contest.

Ink, watercolour and white gel pen on 21 x 29.5 cm watercolour paper.
Soundtrack: Loreena McKennitt - La Serenissima

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Lazy-Ape Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Świetna praca, podobają mi się zwłaszcza te wzorki, takie równe *-*
Mogę spytać jak robisz te cieniutkie białe linie?
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Dzięki! Tak jak w opisie, biały żelpen.
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Lazy-Ape Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dzięki ^^
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Cuppycuke Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This reminds me of The Picture of Dorian Grey, especially with the mirror being cracked.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's an interesting connection, thanks.
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:iconcuppycuke:
Cuppycuke Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never actually read it though; it just reminds me of the concept.
I hope the comparison wasn't offensive >.<;
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
No, it wasn't, I quite like this story (: 
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:iconcuppycuke:
Cuppycuke Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, ok. Hopefully I'll get around to reading it soon!
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Cyberax666 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
You have some interesting work
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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Mawada-IR Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ur art speaks by itself ♥ very beautiful !
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!

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erinclaireb Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Great storytelling going on here! I think it's clear from the picture that she's remembering, which shows your skill as an illustrator :)
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Aralyn1904 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so clever. Love the mirror and the hair/threads. This alone could tell a short story <3
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot!
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:iconleere42:
leere42 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful work!
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Samboska Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013   Traditional Artist
great idea and very well done
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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SK-DIGIART Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Such an incredible and amazing Artwork_____!! :heart:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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SK-DIGIART Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome ! :hug:
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Sinematics Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No. Tak więc. Genialne chyba :D Te kolory, lustro, nie wiem, strasznie mi się podoba i źle mi z tym że sama nic nie rysuję za bardzo bo nie mam czasu ;_;
I przypomniałaś mi soundtrackiem o tej piosence, tak dawno już nie słuchałam :)
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Zawsze jest czas, kwestia go uporządkować tak, żeby się nagromadził w odpowiedniej ilości (:
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Sinematics Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Właśnie to jest rzecz, która nigdy mi nie wychodziła xD
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really lovely, and I'm glad you included the explanation! I like when artists explain their work, and having an explanation in the description makes me much more likely to comment as well as adding an extra dimension to the work. I love the touch of empty frames there, too.
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm not a fan of explaining what's in the artwork, actually. It's much more uplifting if the observer notices the things going on by themselves, proving that you're good enough to present it.
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fair enough, to each his own! :heart:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work! Lovely attention to detail. And I really like the whole concept, that her memory is reflected in the mirror. There is a whole story about her life now playing in my head when I look at this. So really well done!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm really glad to hear that.
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Featured you work here: fav.me/d6pk4b5
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InkyRose Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This reminds me of the song 'Young and Beautiful' I love how the current Rebecca is almost spidery in shades of black and white, her life faded without her beloved and her youth. I like the fact that the tones of her past depicted in the mirror have a sepia quality to them like an old victorian photograph.
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! At the stage of planning the composition, I wondered if I should do things the opposite way - so the mirror memory would be old and faded and the reality would be "too real" to bear it without looking back.
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vikingjon Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Evocative rendition of the passage of time and memory.  Very wonderful. :)
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My thanks (:
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LovelyIcePrincess Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very beautiful entry...I really felt the sadness in this artwork, perhaps she's been missing her husband for a very long time..
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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:iconwinterleave:
WinterLeave Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
very impressive! great job!
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
wonderful, you're an amazing artist :iconthumbupplz:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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Blyostochka Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist
you're welcome :iconflyingheartsplz:
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Wspaniały masz ten swój styl, wspaniały! :clap:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Mogę Ci polać herbatki do tego, co już tam pijesz :tea:
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
A z chęcią, właśnie mi się bawarka wypiła...
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Poziomkowej?
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Poproszę! Jak jeszcze :cookie: koleżanka ma, to już zupełnie fenomenalnie będzie!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Ciasto ze śliwkami i bezą, dzisiaj pieczone.
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:iconzawart:
ZawArt Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Traditional Artist
Czemu ty mieszkasz tak daleko hm? Bym wpadał na herbatkę poziomkową i zajadając ciasto ze śliwkami podziwiał twoje prace. Nie lubie cie.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Jak już się dorobię, to będziesz miał do mnie prywatną taksówkę.
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Miss-Gato Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your line of work is fantastic and your style is so perfect for a book...do you have anything published? I would love to have a story ilustrated by you
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STelari Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
So far I've been illustrating unpublished stories only (unpublished as in meaning - not printed). I'll be working on a serie of pictures for a printed RPG book quite soon. 
If you're interested in getting your story illustrated, I'm sure we can determine something.
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