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Taking time for eternety by Chanteur-de-Vent Taking time for eternety by Chanteur-de-Vent
Sometimes you have to take the time to create a moment that will last for eternity. Because if you rush to live your whole life, in the end you'll be just the one who took the train through the city, instead of walking through it.

I guess I'm trying to calm down myself. I haven't felt so restless in a while. The picture is nice, conveys peace, but I just can't focus on it long enough to calm down. I still feel like I have missed something important and the world is going to end in a matter of seconds. 

Made with DAZStudio and Iray. Postwork in Picasa and Photoshop. Background sky my own photo.

All comments are welcome.


Used content:

- Characters:
   1.By Phoenix1966: Caleb
   2.
By surreality: Otherwordly Wonders - Tamesis
  
  
- Clothing:
   1.By ravenhair: Elven Warrior
   2.By Mada and Sarsa: Adventure Land outfit

   

-Hair:
   1.By AprilYSH: Julius Hair
   2.
By AprilYSH: Gia Hair
  

-Surrounding:
   1.By ARTCollab: Garden Escape Well
   2.By Flink: Flinks Grass 3 Add-on 2
  
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:iconhuynhthinhuy:
HuynhThiNhuY Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
A picture that can melt anyone's heart. well-done :) (Smile) 
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I was trying to calm down myself by making a peaceful image. At the time it didn't help, but I think the image did retain the original intent.
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faroutsider Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Superb posing - really conveys your mood. 
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I really loved that pose set, for once it gave a decent and realistic base to work on. Otherwise I avoid posing couples as a plague, because they come out so fake. But here it seemed to work.
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faroutsider Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I know what you mean. The only couples set I've used was only useful for posing cyborgs, so it didn't matter that they looked stiff and unnatural.
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Never tried to pose cyborgs, I don't know how fluid they need to be. But humans are a pain... 
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faroutsider Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
In general, or just in electronic form?
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
In electronic DAZ form. In life I have no problem to get myself comfortable next to a male if he already breached my private zone. 
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faroutsider Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
:) :)
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SenZzo-art Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"... if you rush to live your whole life, in the end you'll be just the one who took the train through the city, instead of walking through it."

That's a whole poem in itself, I like it.

A lovely image, and you can imagine a whole deeper meaning to the well they are leaning against.
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I tend to get poetic sometimes when searching for proper meaning of my pictures. :)

Hmmm, so what do you see in the well?
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SenZzo-art Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In Facing your reflection by Chanteur-de-Vent you are referring to the/your subconscious, so that's the first thing that comes to mind. You feel restless and seek solace in an image of lovers in a very peaceful, idyllic scene. The obvious interpretation can't be avoided, can it? On a different note, the well could reflect in some way the history of those two people, where are they coming from, how did they find each other, etc. And 'well' refers to 'water' refers to 'life' ... need I go on? And considering the news of late, it could be a simple yearnig for some peace and quiet, preferably in the arms of a loved one, shutting out all the ugly reality you don't feel like facing right now.
I probably should have said meaningS (plural). ;-)
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You have a very complicated mind and interpretations skills, you know that? I'll have to admit the well just associates with peace in the fields for me. Like the calm of being outside of the city, where there are less people, more nature. Plus there's nothing more appealing than having a bucket of water in the heat after a long walk. You know, the kind of drinking you only do at fountains/springs when you know the water won't run out due to you drinking it. That now your water resource is unlimited. And you just had a very long walk and are very thirsty. 
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SenZzo-art Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Right, I'm the one with the complicated mind :XD: It's probably my restricted mind set that would associate a spring (indeed) with the idea you want to express, not a well. I mean in both cases it's about water from underground, but a spring wells up by itself and it's water sparkles in the sunlight  and it generates a musical, comforting sound. While a well has this dark shaft leading into the underworld and you can never really trust the water you pull up, it might be poisoned.
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Never thought of a well like that, and that while I know there is a legend about a kid who dumped a worm inside a well and it grew into a dragon, that poisoned all of the water. You're right it's not the same as a spring. 
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Tarpeia3D Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice use of the grass! :) (Smile) The characters' expressions tell the rest of the story!
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I really love this volumetric grass, helps a lot in creating this "outdoor field" feeling. 
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Tarpeia3D Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, absolutely. Flink has created some great outdoor props for just this type of scene. It's nice to see them put to good use. Thumbs Up 
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shanarah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016   General Artist
I love this!  It is so peaceful, you are right.  Great composition too.  Love that grass too, might have to pick it up for myself. :)
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I love that grass, gives you wonderful outdoor scenes when needed. :)
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adorety Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice and serene. Sounds like you needed to really immerse yourself in this one.
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I was very restless and tried to calm myself down with it. Didn't exactly work, but the end artwork did end up filled with the feeling I just didn't manage to get at that moment. A bit paradoxic I guess. 
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adorety Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
You seem better now. :)
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
One can't be restless for months, can one? It's exhausting. :)
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:iconadorety:
adorety Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Given the right, or wrong, circumstances, one can can be restless for a long time.
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, but I usually calm down at some point. Mostly by getting tired. Although knitting also helps.
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HeavenSkies Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Soo beautiful! I love the deepness of the grass, the posing... oh everything match perfectly in here. Thumbs Up 
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I really love how those volumetric grass assets come out very realistically when using DOF. 
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016   Digital Artist
Nice scene - love the grasses
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I love this volumetric grass. You get really nice effects with it. :)
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2016   Digital Artist
Indeed, I'm very struck with it!
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:iconchanteur-de-vent:
Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You could try it too. It's quite cheap for the quality it gives and the endless possibilities. :)
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016   Digital Artist
I just might...
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I think they're on 60% sale today or something, due to Flink's store at rendo being on sale (www.renderosity.com/mod/bcs/?u…).
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DriPoint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016   Digital Artist
Don't tempt me!!
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Why?
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weyrwoman-lessa Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb! Love the mood! It's amazing how fast you've advanced the last time, my respect for that!
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks. I tried to keep it simple this time and focus on one concept. After getting some feedback over at DAZ, I realized I sometimes flood my pictures with too many idea's, making it hard to decide where to pay attention to. Hopefully here it's better. :)
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weyrwoman-lessa Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You did ^^
Yes, sometimes it's hard to decide which story to tell first and foremost. Sometimes it's possible to sneak some extras into the background, but not always. I already had ideas of a image-story taking place on a parking lot, where the license plates read a story, if you decipher them... but it would be sooooo much work...
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess adding details is actually easier in written stories. Somehow when we read a piece of text, we give us enough time to imagine every detail. And if we don't get it all, we'll take time to reread it. 

But when we look at the pictures, the first impression is everything. If your attention is going to the wrong point, finding extra things in the work isn't as much motivating anymore. The more "uncurated" details you add, the more people would discard the picture as chaotic and restless. 
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weyrwoman-lessa Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Unfortunately I know enough people who won't re-read anything... who loathe reading at all. Not many, since I come from a veeeeery book-loving family and have married into another one, but one is enough in my eyes...

I don't know which way is more difficult with extra-stories. If you put them into a written tale, people will also become distracted and put it away; or it's too subtle and they won't notice. In a pic, it's the same, but if you manage to keep the main focus and just put some easter-eggs in, it's possible.

Perhaps the easiest way is in a interactive game or something, where the player can decide if he wants to hunt for easter-eggs or just focus on the main story.
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I tend to re-read books I liked a lot and of which I have a feeling there's still enough depth to dive in. Like if I felt I could have missed some nice details, I tend to go back and re-read it. Also guilty of rereading favorite parts. You know, just randomly taking the book from the shelf because you were staring at it and looking up that paragraph you loved about it. 
But I'm strange. I also re-watch movies, even if I know the script by heart. Most people don't rewatch movies either.

The proper way is some kind of Esher build-up, when you have a clear main structure that everyone sees and details scattered all over the place. But it's not so easy to implement. Some artists are wonderful in it, like this one: Wladislaw Erko . I know the article is in Russian, but look at the amount of detail in his works. It's like a mine full of gold. You get the message immidiately, but you keep staring, looking for more and more details. But then, he's a pro. :)
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weyrwoman-lessa Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have books I read 20 times and growing, also movies... the Pern saga, the Lord Peter Wimsey mysteries, Neschan-Trilogy, Dragonlord-Series... Babylon 5, Disney-movies, many old films... I know them by heart, but still...

The images of Gaspadin Erko have their very own style, but still remind me of a mix of Dalí, Hieronymus Bosch, and my old fairy tale books. You are right, the level of detail is amazing Heart 
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure I'll manage 20 times per book, more like 20 times per certain paragraph of the book. I usually reread the books whole only a few times. Unless I rrrreally like them. 

That said, I really should go back to reading. I've been watching too many movies lately. :)

Well, he's inspired by Andersen stories and fairytales, so yeah, it should remind you of something like that. I used to have a calender with his pictures. They were definitely worth looking at for a month long.
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PlacidAnemia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
i love the mood here peacefull and romantic :heart:
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear that, those were exactly the things I tried to convey. :)
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AronKamo Featured By Owner Edited Jun 16, 2016   Digital Artist
Great posing, very emotional! I see a lot of charakterwork on deviantart that are technically very good but lacking to transport emotions, feelings.
This one transports so much, compliment you totally bring those two lovers to life. I like the little things in this work, like how she gently touch his knee together with her dreamy look.
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.

I think it's the main reason I usually don't do couples: mostly posing it naturally, without them looking like two barbie dolls placed next to each other, is quite a challenge. Then I saw the "Subtle Poses" set and it was a very good starting point. At least I didn't have to start from scratch. The rest just flowed.

I'm glad you can see the emotion here, I really tried to put the tenderness and peace of the moment in it.
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AelinNamarie Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A lovely moment :)
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Chanteur-de-Vent Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I tried to show a moment one would remember for its tenderness.
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