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Lonesome Dreams by Skailla Lonesome Dreams by Skailla
Helllowwwwww my dear friends!!! :la:
How have you all been? Oh my goodness it's been forever!
I know I haven't shown you guys anything new in ages, but believe me, time to breath is a rare thing lately.

But anyways, to the pic!
Please, do listen to this song! [link]
Yup. Lord Huron. This band has been such an inspiration for me since last year, specially with U&A. It seems like every song they make is the perfect materialization of an adventure, with a different, strange kind of feeling (in the most magical way possible :love:).

This song, specially, sounds almost like a theme for Steban, in a way. It's hard to write this part of his personality, but this song translates it so well. Try to feel it :)

I've had this image stuck in my head for half a year now xD
Steban is going on one of his adventures (and of course, he dragged poor Martin with him), and decided to take one of his famous short-cuts.
Turns out this is one of his favorite places on earth, a cavern of growing stones. Martin had never seen anything so amazing in his whole life. It amazed him in such a way he even forgot to frawn.

Actually, besides the challenge of creating the background (which I had to do without references :x), the most intriguing thing about this picture was drawing Martin with this expressions. I seriously did not realized his eyebrows could actually go up :giggle:

Anyway, I really hope you guys enjoy this! :)
This took me around 3 days to make, considering school projects interruptions.


Thank you very much for every comment and fave!
I'm extremely sorry I haven't been online for like, a month. I'm flooded with notes and comments, old and new ones, and I really can't find the important ones among all the spam I got!

So if you have anything important to ask me, or if someone (if) made my a gift art, I would like to ask, could you please send me the link again? I really appreciate all you've done for me! Thank you for being such sweet, wonderful people, all of you :)

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ZigZack13 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Steban-Ahh, one of my favorite shortcuts.
Martin- Whoa...
CakeWolfy Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just outright amazing!
ElenPanter Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect picture)
Rohavon Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
asfnidoigo Lone Some Dreams is my top Favortie Song ;; I'm happy to see such a gorgeous and well painted/drawn tribute to it. <3 Great work!
freeAsTheWindFlying Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
if you look at it carefully, just me that finds this... the two characters together look like Charlie and Itchy from All dogs go to heaven. It's just my oppinion, I don't mean any rudeness or whatever
fxscreamer Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I caught this one late.  Wow, this is insane!  I'm curious.  Did you do vertical and horizontal flips for the reflection, or did you manually draw them?
green--inkk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
This reminds me of something, I don't know what though.
freeAsTheWindFlying Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
All dogs go to heaven? LOL!!
green--inkk Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
probably. yeah
SergeantChess Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The stars and scenery are amazing!
AlexVanArsdale Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
Love the stars! 
AlfaWskyDlta Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
It's cool to know that  such an awesome picture was inspired by an equally awesome song. Lord Huron really inspires a strange sense of wonder in a lot of their songs, and you nailed the feeling perfectly. :)
FaunaWolfe Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013
Your artwork is incredible! I love how you feature wolves, (which is my fav. animal!) and your drawing is amazing! I know that you sort of quit Over the Mountains and Far Away, but I think it's wonderful and would love for you to continue! If you could find the time, I would love to hear the ending of your fantastic story!
UnariChan Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The amount of detail is amazing! And i love the way you have done the reflection, i still cant get the hang of that :L keep up the amazing work!
Keap1794 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, I'm definitely feeling it...
Amazing piece, Skailla, and thank your for introducing me to to this incredible Lord Huron band! :)
puppyphantom992 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
And wow lovely song :3 thank you for making me discover this band <3 maybe that i would never have found them if you didn't mentioned this song 8D
puppyphantom992 Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
intense and kinda sad in a very nice way C:
Sally-Ce Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
By making this beautiful piece, you were one of the biggest inspirations for me to draw this drawing! :la: >> [link]
Thanks a lot Skailla! :D Keep up your great work! ^^ And I wish the best for you in the future! \(^o^)/
DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
"And this, son, is what happens when the artist sneezes on the canvas."
Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student General Artist
This is beautiful! The light effects, the expressions, the movements, the backround, the atmosphere, the anatomy, the ahdkshdkdhkhflfklk! :iconiwantitplz:
FreckledBastard Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Soooo beautiful x3
PatiLee Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I listened to the song and I totally think that the beginning fits perfectly to this picture. The rest is okay and it’s a good tune, but the beginning simply sounds as if the singer was inside this cave.

And the artwork is amazing. You can always create pictures that really have some story and emotions behind them. And this one is a perfect example. This is like an illustration taken out of ‘Up and Ahead’ story.
rellydogs1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cuteeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Sharlia Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG OMG OMG OMG ITS BEAUTIFUL!! :iconiloveyouplz:
SweetWolfKutta Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome :D
DetectiveRJ Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I didn't spot this in my inbox. lol

The colours in this are simply beautiful. I love the water effects too, they're subtle yet quite effective. It really looks like a still from a movie. c:

Kryat Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If that's what a lonesome dream looks like, best dreams I've ever had!
Ember-Flame007 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is really pretty :icondragonwant: this mustve taken a lot of practice its so good
KittyKathyKat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
DarknessRequiems Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*hear the first notes of the song*

btw i love the song
as much as i love the digital painting
wlfmoon-arizona Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional
I love it! Came out great.
SILVERW01F Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaa- *sorry just had my mind blown again*

HOW do you come up with these beautiful pieces :o it's sooooo amazing :o and I understand why you said listen to the song... you said "try to feel it" ...oh.. I'm feeling it :) I know what you mean about it being like... Steban's theme... it seems so right without even knowing why :3 it fits his spirit! His soul! That's it! Bright and beautiful but no-one knows it.

And I don't know why but I can't stop looking at Martin :) it was like seeing him open his eyes truly for the first time... experience wonder. Like... I can see it in his eyes, the awe... he's going "Whoooaaa...". So, so beautiful. I'm just sitting back and feeling it... and appreciating it...

Thank you for brightening my day, Skailla :) What a gift to come home to ^^
HAUAL Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hermosssoo!! muito bonito :DD
Thewhitemoonwolf Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the Background .
Ilikepotato Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Nice work!!!
Mindjock Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Astral!
TwistOkishy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sure Wolpy enjoys that song too~
TwistOkishy Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Im sure Wolpy enjoys that song too~
hazelstripe Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Lord Huron is beautiful. Ben Schneider is beautiful. This drawing is beautiful.
Sally-Ce Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahw, Skailla.... this is truly beautiful. :aww: The mood and atmosphere is so nice. I nearly fell asleep from all the soft and nice-ness. (Do not mistake it for boredom, please, because it really wasn't. x3)
It makes me think of a nice car-ride at night in the rain. ^^ Once again, the atmosphere is overpowering me! ^^

I have a little critique for you though. x3
The colors are very nice. ^^ But, I think you shaded Steban and Martin (especialy Steban) a bit too dark, which made them blend together with the background. :I

But, it's no huge problem. :) It really is a nice drawing + song, candy for the eyes and sweets for the ears. ^^ You really know how to match songs with drawings. ;)
Keep up your inspiring work! :hug:
SnakeEyesFan Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thats so sweet! You rock Skallia! You are an inspiration to us all!
dotydev Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Miss OMFA, Where is? :( I'm Sad
WickedSpecter Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't you like Up and Ahead? D:

She said that she hasn't canceled OMFA or anything. She's simply taking a break from it. She created OMFA when she was 11 and now that she's older she wants to work on something else for a while. :3
dotydev Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah sure, I luve U&A, but i really miss Omfa :(
HorseCrazyGirl4444 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Thats REALLY good i LOVE it :)
Nadasi Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Hmm, it seems Christmas is back! :XD: You're making beautiful sparkling images with the use of dark green tinges, plus outside it snows. (Being in the thick of spring!)
I wasn't expecting stuff like this from you, but thanks for making these frosty days a bit more... frosty! :XD: (You know, I mean it the right way.)
But I have to tell you that I wouldn't get peeved if you used a bit of nostalgia in drawing! ;)
VexingVoodoo Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
Awesome :D
TheBattyCrow Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me a little bit of Ferngully, from the A Dream Worth Keeping sequence in the caves :)
Beautiful, and I agree, this really does fit Steban. I have trouble myself coming up with theme songs for OCs, but I also have the most fun with an assingment like that :D
wolvesrule1243 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on the background and reflections! I really like how the background has a type of blurry/old paper kind of texture. It really brings character to the picture.
akatsukioverload Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is so epic!
plus, it matches with the song perfectly!
:) i just love the way Steban looks!
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