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even so by Loika even so by Loika
“The sea!” exclaimed the traveller. “Why, just past the next valley on the other side of this mountain the winter snows have already melted, and there is laughter there to be had for all.”

“Even so,” said the bird, “I must go to the sea.”

A drawing from a couple of nights ago, based on an excerpt from a short story I wrote for myself a while back.

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Jay-Vibez Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
wooooww this is really good :O 
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Proseia Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
Beautiful lighting and composition.
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Oniris7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Magic
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Empty-Steel-Sword Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
Beautiful.
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KittyKath102 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Artist
Problem? 
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KittyKath102 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student Artist
WOW! BEAUTIFUL! -gives DD- 
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HeroLoverFoolVillain Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
god... ot reminded me of ICO, I'm onligated to +fav this ^^ great work it's impressive
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Red-SH Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful! Such a captivating image.
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:iconrya93:
Rya93 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AMAZING!
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Mr-Laggy-Boy Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OH GOD, So amazing!
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Tangero2325 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014
Astounding! That short story of yours sounds good too
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:iconspy-which-is-purple:
spy-which-is-Purple Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
beautiful artwork Loika! Astonishing job with the person and the bird, too! I rarely see good figures colored in pure light like that!
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sharif9991 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Wonderful!
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Mabiala Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
so poetic
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NoorBlncyah Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great! :)
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zevl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2014
Nice and very soft work :clap:
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komart44 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014   Digital Artist
romantycs!
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hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
cool! :)
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small-myth Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Beautiful Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free Heart - Free 
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BahamutDeusModus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
I love it, a beautiful landscape, very fantasy-like, and the white silhouettes are nice! :la: I'd love to read the story this was inspired from, just saying! :love:
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EmyDrawing Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Student General Artist
It's so AMAZING. It's beautiful landscape, seriously I LOVE IT Lovely Shoujo Emoji (Sho lovely) [V2] 
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surfdragonfire Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stunning!
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LeahLovesNature Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
This is so beautiful. Sounds like a good story.
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IridescentCatalyst Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
Wonderful!
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thomasjakway Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
This is amazing :)
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flysp Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014
This is wonderful! I love the composition. The faded mountains in the background give off a nice effect.
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khyrkat Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014   General Artist
Nicely done :clap:
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magoleth Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! *_* I love the white sillhouetes of the characters in the background.
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empressofcheese Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Gorgeous!
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happypiggy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
I SWEAR I SAW THAT SUN MOVING ;A;
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Piimocial Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful :)
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YTheJoshuaTreeY Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Beautiful imagery.  Sounds like a good excerpt to read
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Sentient-Phyton Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Digital Artist

What a wonderful imagination....well done, and thank you!

 

Safety and Peace!

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HappyAdventurer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist
I love everything you do. :D
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sakuradrawing Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOUR TALENT IS A CRIME I TELL YA!! A CRIME!! ehehe sorry, but this is just so captivating and pretty and tells a story...and makes me wonder thingssss... uWu so pretty....
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Noxmoony Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
This is just incredible! I love the way you painted this and the subtle textures in the brushstrokes is a really nice touch. Everything about this feels so serene and the characters combined with the story gives it life. Love it!
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Mourphine Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013
wow..
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Strayfish Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
That's beautiful, and I love the quotation too.
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yooci Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! QAQ
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nealbing Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great artwork!!!
Very calming and relaxing.
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endless-whispers Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
The two figures, who can't be seen from just the thumbnail, complement the stunning landscape and backstory nicely. Amazing work!
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Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Artist
makes me want to climb that mountain top *.*
gorgeous details
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Chenese96 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Such a beautiful piece. ^^
I love the vibe of this work.
What's your inspiration?
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Unetsu Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too gorgeous for words.
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
AUGH

Gosh, your paintings are so captivating. The story especially adds to my adoration for it
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Loika Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013
Thanks so much!!
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3 <3
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PuddingPack Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Your composition is so brilliant. I seriously love it- so gorgeous!
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