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Spiritual tree by Exileden Spiritual tree by Exileden
This is really a miniature painting of a tree where I based my studies.... I painted entire picture outside being in the woods.

I went for hiking into nature, took some art supply, blanket, water and fruits for snacking- and went for hiking by bike into wood valleys.

It was so beautiful, crazy valleys were surrounded with so many plants, greens, trees, bushes and... loads of spider webs which activated my terrible arachnophoby :D

I sat down and started painting. My paint bottles were layed on moss. It was so much fun and I did lots of real life painting for my personal growth and study.

Trees are indeed a huge trick to paint and they are absolutely never brown in the woods... well really it depends.

Then I let myself imagination to carry more into a tiny fantasy piece. I added a ghost fox seeking for his place to find peace to rest.

Later I will add more photos of WIP'ing in woods! :]

That original picture for sale if anyone is interested.
Picture is about of postcard size.
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MoiraGyenes Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Woow :)
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taalaruhun Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh really beautiful~
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whitew3r3wolf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful painting C:
I've been wanting to do a little art-hike-adventuring like this for awhile... such a great idea! And it really looks like it works- there is a lot of life in this work :)
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veinne Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Ooh, this is a really nice piece of work, I love the tree especially, the details on the trunk are very elaborate and the white lighting was a nice touch. :clap:
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Kaleoscope Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I need to do live studies more. XD This is so great! The main problem bits for me are paws, rocks and trees. THEY HATE US.
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lifedreemur Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
woah woah woah woah that's WOAH
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SoulWindDragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's so awesome that you did it while being in the forest! I'm always thinking about doing that, but I can't really kick myself out of the room.. nature inspires me greatly :) I can see the spirit of nature in your picture.. It's just breathtaking :3 :heart:
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Exileden Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
It was really easy to get out- get a bike, pack your art supply to backpack (I got paints wrapped in plastic bag, A4 size paper where I can pack easily, water in bottle, wrappers and a cup for water), get some snacks and blanket to relax in the woods. In Poland our woods are very pure and wild, I was very far away from people within my loneliness :D It was absolutely amazing and inspiring!
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SoulWindDragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well then, I think I have some plans for next weekend! Hope it doesn't rain much..Just need to put a note on the wall so I won't forget about it :D Maybe this will help out with inspiration.. lately have been pretty empty.
You're from Poland? Have been watching you for five years but didn't know that .. my bad .. I'm from Lithuania :wave: I always thought that you're from Greenland because of your dog and your front page.
Oh an I was that random awkward person who asked you how to draw paws on your livestream >.<
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Exileden Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I'm not really coming from Poland because of my lifestyle is a "Gypsy lifestyle"- that means I travel and live nearly everywhere, a'la cosmopolitian lifestyle :P
So I dont consider myself from "that" country, even through that I was born in Rhode Island. I have Finnish ancestry (and my last name is) and my parents live in Poland currently. During childhood I lived in couple countries.

So I don't have really any roots bonded to a country, my passion of living everywhere is chasing my inner soul but I'd say closest places for me are Poland (been raised there for long time and because of my family and most of close people I know), USA (born there and been raised, now I plan future there) and Scandinavia... I feel there my ancestry.


And I'm sorry, on LS I hardly read or respond on comments on chat because I had to set up my laptop laying down where everyone could see what I am drawing which that kind of setting gives me nearly impossible access to type or even look at conversation >: I'd love to talk with people on chat, otherwise.
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SoulWindDragon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my! How I wish I could be as brave as you, just to live like that is a huge challenge to face! You're really one strong spirit. I haven't met such person before :) It's so nice that you have possibility to travel like that. It's just amazing how many things you may come across.
On LS it's okay, we chatted a bit back then cause you got tired of drawing and just wanted to chat :)
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AcronymLoveSapphire Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
:D Very cool
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EbonyCrimsonRose Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
oooooooooo I love this!!!!
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SolarLugia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A spiritual tree is an awesome tree! And makes a great painting!
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kaze26 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
beautiful
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Aslehill12 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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korwis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is beautiful! :)
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Anevis Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool colours. I very like blue at dark sides =]
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Alenthia01 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012   Writer
Wow it's so beautiful
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helenacat Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
beauteful!
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kina Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I love the detail at the roots.. truly beautiful!
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Vucovix Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ok, Im definetly a fan boy of your work, every new piece makes me anxious for the next, I really love your work Kilaq. It's amazing the way you use the colors. Really great.
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dugbud62 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice ,there are many shades of grey in the forests.
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Ahkward Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh yeah, I love trees! :D very beautiful, green, mossy, tree! I wanna hug it!
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musebleu Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
This is wonderful!
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EternaLegend Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Your colouring is always gorgeous. <3
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MorgonStarr Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I envy your ability to take abike ride into the woods and just paint. I live in the city, so it is a hard task to do anything similar. Hopefully one day when I go hiking at least I won't forget my art supplies! :D
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Exileden Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Soon it wont be as easy and amazing to get to woods.... :(
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MorgonStarr Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
That's too bad :(
I live in Northern California, known for our redwood trees. Huge, I mean over 100 ft tall and over 200 years old, they are gorgeous. I used to come up every summer when I was living in Denver to Nor Cal, and spend my summers in the heart of the woods on this mountain with my dad. I really miss it and I regret I wasn't as open amd appreciative to nature as I am now :/
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PikaCat13 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing, I love the concept here!
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animedugan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Wonderful :huggle:
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Frozen-Inferno Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Beautiful!
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ArynChris Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
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DizzyTestament Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
I like the sneaky little fox.
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mangafanatic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this and I hunted for it I was going to fav it then accidently removed it from the list of new deviations to view so I hunted through all of my friends and thought just now hmmm I wonder if its exileden and yeah I found it woot! So beautiful!
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HM-Dragon-Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing.
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DippyWerewolf Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012   General Artist
This is beautiful! All the textures are so detailed for such a small painting. I like the ghost fox too.
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David-Lee-Turner Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
love the colour it creates a very mystical atmosphere, great attention to tone and texture as well. Nice work
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TwilitTiger Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh wow, very beautiful <3 Reminds me of a picture I did myself of a deer in a forest a similar white style :D Nice use of textures within the paint, and the plants on the tree as well! I'm mesmerized by the base of it with all of those leaves and your blue highlights there :3 You're inspiring me to do something similar, drawing outside in nature. I did something like it, but at a garden store that had a very nice pond with some huge koi in it.

Can't wait to see more! :heart:
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Dragonfairy28 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Green is my favourite colour! I love the fox.
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oXWoLfXo Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing job! I love the surreal look it has:)
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