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D E P A R T U R E by dholms D E P A R T U R E by dholms
de.par.ture \ n 1: the act of going away.

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it happens to all of us at some point.
one way or another.


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tinkering with some new textural techniques.
working from a book by maxine masterfield called 'painting the spirit of nature'.
saw this piece by marti m. fenker in the book and thought i'd try my hand at her(?)
technique to recreate it.
also threw in a few of my own.

-d


ps-
(my apologies to uselessjack.)
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-12-31
Peoples choice for the last Daily Deviation of 2007 is D E P A R T U R E by `dholms and with very good reason. Lovely use of tones, colour, texture and compostion, it truly entices the eye. ( Featured by RockGirl1582 )

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SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013   Traditional Artist
Love the texture play:D
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:iconsomnolent-droid:
Somnolent-Droid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Really gorgeous. I love the colours, the textures - everything!
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:iconrainreedshimmer:
RainReedshimmer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brillant work!
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's funny....I just 'got' this piece: I just noticed the very subtle lines
defining (very nicely, I must add) The Butterfly. If you look to your left,
you will see my Avatar ~ it took me several months, if not a complete
year to think up an Avatar; one deviant actually volunteered to make
one for me! It's a moth (I believe) that I found ~ dead ~ in Grand Marais,
Minnesota, and shot it 8 ways to Sunday...found a favorite take and
retouched it a bit and added a drop shadow. Then my mother died, in
2007, and I wanted to make a Thank You Card for those who gave or
came to her memorial...and this little moth became that card's cover.
It's title: Departure
Very interesting ~ wouldn't you agree? I'm glad yours is in my FAVES.
And CONGRATS on the DD....dick g
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dholms Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
hey man thanks for that excellent comment.
so sorry to hear about your mom.
strange how we sorta connected on a common wavelength.
but then again, maybe not so strange.
brothers. sisters. brethren.
that's what we all are.
we're all surfing the same waves.
in our own way.
seriously. thanks.
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richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, thanks for writing back.
Well, not to worry: Mom died exactly
5 months shy of her 99th birthday.
yes, maybe many of us are on the same
wave, or wavelenght....a nice thought.
Have a great day!! yeah, and we're both
into plastic wrap too. WOW!

dick g
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:iconrichardcgreen:
richardcgreen Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the AWESOME I was referring to.
I play around with a lot of types of plastic ~
from Glad Wrap to much thicker stuff, just placed
over wet W/C ~ at various stages of wetness. Looks
like you rather bumped the Saturation up on this,
which does not hurt this one at all.Beautiful....

dick g
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dholms Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ha.
i used plastic wrap on this actually.
thanks!
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:iconheartinart:
heartinart Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You Know that I love your art! This is so nice! You handle colour very well!
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:icondholms:
dholms Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
heh.
you're too kind.
:hug:
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:iconchryssalis:
chryssalis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Bravo!!!!:clap::clap:
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:iconsandpiper764:
sandpiper764 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I've had this in my favorites, for what seems like forever ! I love everything about this, but the colors .. just rock my world. Nice work !
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:icongregorkerle:
GregorKerle Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
nice one :clap:
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:icontomwilcox:
TomWilcox Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Beautifully done.
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:iconangie-pictures:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Beautiful work!
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: You're gorgeous photo has been featured in my Journal :heart:

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:iconaelinquan:
AelinQuan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012   Digital Artist
Brilliant !
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:iconcatherinepeguet:
CatherinePeguet Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful work !
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WilhelmBielawa Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Professional Photographer
awesome work
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Featured in my journal today.
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:iconmoonshine90:
MoOnshine90 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Wow, beautiful shapes and colours. They come together very harmonically.
Wondering why I've never seen this before....:heart:
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TPol Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
featured [link] :heart:
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:iconmidnightinhereyes:
MidnightInHerEyes Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
wow. very powerful.
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:iconmagickalmoon:
magickalmoon Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
beautiful color and texture, I like how the structure of the butterfly is only implied... it could easily pass as a abstract with no subject at all. I love the deckle edge at the bottom, adds to the drama of the movement.
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Raventhird Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009  Professional Photographer
Incredible use of colours on this one. Love it.
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:iconsanderus:
sanderus Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
It's just perfect!
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:iconbegemoth:
Begemoth Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008
Perfect! +
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:iconheymeca:
heymeca Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008
awsome detail...
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:iconsanosuke-design:
Sanosuke-Design Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008   Interface Designer
awesome! :+fav:
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:iconangela-vandenbogaard:
Angela-Vandenbogaard Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008
beautiful! I love the warm and cool contrasting.
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:iconsynconi:
synconi Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2008   Artisan Crafter
Such beautiful colours! :heart:
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:icondeviantations:
deviantations Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
wow
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electrophiliac Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
I've featured this wonderful piece hre;
[link]

I hope you dont mind :)
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:iconpim-s:
Pim-s Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2008
awesome and original, a great atmosphere.
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amyhooton Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
:clap: :clap: :clap:
I've featured this fantastic work in my journal here -> [link]
(If you don't want this, please let me know.)
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:iconnaiveminds:
naiveminds Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
this is beautiful but it makes me a little sad
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arhcamt Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2008
:wave: hello, just want to let you know that this deviation has been featured in my news article
Glance and Gaze [Vol. XIV], hope you don't mind. have a great day/night! :aww:
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:iconlachrymosaic:
lachrymosaic Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2008
whoa. the first thing i thought of (LOL) when i saw your picture was... METAMORPHOSIS xD

brilliant work :)
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:iconalukandra:
alukandra Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Professional Photographer
wow! looks marvellous! :)
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:iconwitchesrose:
witchesrose Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice, ... I love the structure and the bright warm, colours of the wings, ... I love the contrastof the blue below, ... A daily deviation well deserved in my opinion :thumbsup:
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:iconrazorgin:
RazorGiN Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Wonderful :heart:
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peppermint-soup Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007   Traditional Artist
Oh, I like this. It has a really nice earthy look to it. I'm afraid I don't know much about this type of art to give a critique. v_v Sorry.

But it's beautiful, and I love it!
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:iconrelg:
relg Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
wow, very griping, grats dude
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:iconredefinereality:
RedefineReality Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Beautiful, beautiful.
I wish I always felt that leave-taking was this pretty.
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:iconsilverxtippedxrose:
silverxtippedxrose Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Very well done.
The colours bring to mind a simple autaum picture.
Except the moth, which is usually a hiding creature, brings the colour straight to ther forefront.
Interesting insite.
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:iconithelda:
Ithelda Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
the colors are beautiful.
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:iconaeonsonance:
aeonsonance Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Quite moving.
Great work!
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:iconmoab-software:
moab-software Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007
Excellent work.
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:iconofruin:
ofruin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Amazing colours and texture!
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