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Greater Times by Skailla Greater Times by Skailla
Well, so here I am :)
I thought this time would never come, but it did. Yes, school's out for me, but this time, forever XD
But strangely, I don't feel like raving and breaking stuff, I just feel... peace.
Hard to tell, because I've never felt this way before. It's absolutely amazing..

I'll later explain more about the characters on this pic. The male (white one) still doesn't have a name, and the female (black one) is called Amaya, meaning "Night Rain".
All I can tell you is that they were born from Nightwish's AMAZING new song, (From their EPIC new album), called "Rest Calm"

I truly recommend you listen to the whole song (at least until 1:30), you're gonna be stunned. Seriously, GO LISTEN TO IT!!!!! [link]

EDIT DA KILLED THE COLORS OF THIS PIC :ohnoes: the original pic is at least 1000 times prettier and more intense than this!!!!
oh god why... all the feeling was absolutely killed...
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CakeWolfy Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is honestly my ultimate favorite drawing from you!
Angelsnowywolf8 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2014  Student Writer
This is beautiful, amazing, and inspiring.

I love the colors you used. *smiles*
OkamiMeansWolf Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The soft mixture of warm and cool colors makes this artwork give off a nice calm atmosphere for me, this is so awesome!
AnimalLover89 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
They look like Bluestar and... Whitestorm?
Sorrowthekiller Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah..They DO!Midnight Lick Request 
Skylark23 Featured By Owner May 29, 2013
o.o Looks like Bluefur and Snowfur XD
Other than that I love it.
Danakona Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the white one isn't shogan by any chance?
ValkyrieMoon Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
one of my fav pics and artists on DA. NICE JOD THE COLOURS ARE AMAZING ITS SUCH A BEAUTIFULLY DRAW MASTER PIECE.... opps I forgot to turn off CAPS Lock!
ValkyrieMoon Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2012  Student General Artist
it reminds me of my 2 charactors johnny and RavenFur
[link] your gift
Doglover12335 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
aww love this! soo sweet :)
Wolvesreign23 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student Artist
i love to do that in in the rain. just stand there and get soaked! lol :D
LawinPL Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! cute!
SableMysticIris Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012
That's a really awesome picture O.O I get the feeling like their coming out of something dark and going toward better times, by way of the lighting, but that's because I read too much into things.

I think you did a great job, even if the edit killed it ^^
Pentaphyllos Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Snowear123 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Student Artist
I love it!
TheLupinearRider Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing ^^ you are a true artist with tons of tallent ^^ congradulations again ^^
tinywolfy8811 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2012  Student Artist
You have a gift....i dont really crying...-sighs- man...
epithymbric Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Love all your drawings ^^

How long time does it normally take to draw one drawing?
Animal-Lover015 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love this! You are really talented. I hope to get to where you are someday. :) And great job! Love your artwork! :D
wolvesrule1243 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, if this i what dA did then I can only IMAGINE what the original looks like! Sooooooooooooooooo fave ;)
Dranocia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks freaking awesome! (:
Naiisa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saying forever means,what?
Well, we wasn't talking for a while my friend!
SwiftkillBloodspill1 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WolpyX Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
WOW! This is so bestest, number one, fantastic, awesome picture in my life and my eyes!! This is really rare! I LOVE IT!
techpuppy Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Wow...Wonderful effects. I wish I could've seen what it actually should look like. XD
Amaya, that's a pretty name. :) What language is that in?
Vulpes-Vulpes-Fox Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm... no raving? At all? ... blasphemy! xD Nice that you feel so peaceful when I'm gearing up for mid-year exams.
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, you know, normally I regret everything bad in my past, look forward with worry about not making the future I dream of, always so much fear of failure, regret of failure and what isn't done that could have been done. Then fear of looking back and seeing most my life behind me one day...

But that eerie chorus, with this image, and the washing rain and that expression of peace on the male, actually makes me think of it very differently. Like all I've managed to do right, all that I've done to get where I am, and that amazing feeling of being able to look back over many years of hard work and feel proud of the choices I've made, and rest calm instead of in fear. That chorus is so eerie, and the lines "to come back home" make me think of how one day I'll be looking back at my entire life, with nothing but death ahead. But I won't be afraid, because I can rest calm at having lived a life I can be proud of, and always having made the only decision that really matters, to follow our one God, and so death is only the end of a trial, and the beginning of triumph because of success in that trial, because that one, the only important, decision was made to follow our true father.

Actually, this even inspires me on how my novel can end. Endings are always sad... Except you have to understand, that at the end of anything grand, if it was fought hard and fought well, the ending is always one of peace and triumph forever.

Heh, isn't it funny I can get such an amazing experience from that short little chorus with this picture you made?
Thank you so much :)
This kind of thing is what art is for, now I really know why art exists! I don't think any art has ever done this much to/for me.

I just wish there wasn't so much "heavy" rock and such in that song :P
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The chorus of this song haunted me so much I had to come back here so I could listen to it again :D
Just for the chorus, lol :P
caninefanatic Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, once again Skailla, you've managed to add your own uniquness and beauty to the simplest scene, and it looks stunning. This picture is so... pure. Those colours are really beautiful, and they blend amazing well and go perfectly with the mood! You draw the most amazing looking wolves, and that background is unbelievabley realistic, I'm in awe. Your art is improving with each picture, you should be so proud!
These characters look really interesting, I can't wait to hear more of them!
Ludichris1 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist
Bliss 8D
Dragonlord104 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
Nightwish is freaking amazing!!!!!!!!!! In my personal opinion, without Tarja do yell at him about what to write, Tuomas has been able to do so much more since Anette was added. I want Imaginaerum, album and the film when it's released!
PatiLee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
I'm not into Nightwish so I'm not sure whether this song is good or bad... But the picture is pretty.
NinaTheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
I really like your art. x3
I also draw wolves, but I'm not as good as you with it. XD
Squeaker66 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesometastical!!!!! :)
WolfScopez Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another amazing Piece of artwork Skailla :D
Musicwolf222 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awwww :aww:
Exoplanet-2049 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is soooo cute! :D I love everything about it! Can't wait to learn more about the characters. ^^
Aileea Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
It´s so beautiful, the colors, the characters, the sky...

Yay, the new Nightwish album is awesome! Their songs inspire me, too.
(I drew my latest "Beethoven with a bass" picture while listening to that album. ^^)
Telnavi1 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Writer
It still is amazing!
Narutonico Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wooo, eu adoro nightwish :la:
Ficou legal esses a, Amaya um nome diferente :D
MicSmitty Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute :)
JustBark Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Why am I writing this?
JustBark Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
If your referring to the light effect to the picture then no worries. Just improvise on this thought that it may actually look great maybe even better this way. With this effect you have a more smog like glow effect which depicts a mixture of sun and rain. Thus making it look harmony in it simple area glow. Though this may not convince you remember that what you did not plan will still stand to good attention to others.
Moongaze14 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
This pic is beautiful Skailla. I'm glad that you are in vacation and that you already graduated. This page reminds me of when I graduated from my school. I hope that you have a great time drawing AND HAVING FUN WITH YOUR FRIENDS/FAMILY. You deserve it.
fredgotshot Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
This pic looks really relaxing. I like everything about this pic, the clouds, grass, characters and especially the rain.

Great job on this.
MelLynney Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE that band!! my bestfriend Chuy showed me this band.
Eagle1Division Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!, if this is worse than it used to look, then I honestly can't imagine what it looks like off DA :O !

It actually reminds me of the sci fi story I'm working on. Probably mostly because most of the story happens in the afternoon. ^^;

Are the clouds based off of a real picture?? :O

And as always, your characters, background rain, expressions, faces, eyes, it all looks utterly amazing! :la:

*Listens to "Rest Calm" *
Okay, I really don't like heavy stuff, so I was like, meh, until 1:30, then it was amazing, then I appreciated the rest of it.
Woah. I actually really love this one. It's really quiet amazing. I especially love the brass in it. Sooooo EPIC!!! :la:
And "Falling Star" by Moony will always stay in my mind, with "How to Catch a Fallen Star" for the visual. That was really absolutely amazing! :D

Heh... I guess in Brazil you graduate in the winter?... I'm in my last year of High School (the last 4 years of school), so I'll be graduating from school sometime in late May. It's only the beginning of my education though. I want to get a Ph.D, so that means 4 years of college, I'll be serving a mission for my Church for 2 of those years, so really it'll take 6 years, then a few years for a Masters' degree, then, at least (probably more) 3 years of work experience for Ph.D.

Though I guess I'll be working for those last 3 years, so I should at least have a decent job by then :P

So... What will you be doing now that school's out forever? (Dun Dun Duuuuuh!) :O
P4WPR1NT Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This isn't as pretty as the original? Then the original must of been beautiful. Amazing piece.
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