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[AvA - ROUND 1] D u s k . by Lunar-Wind [AvA - ROUND 1] D u s k . by Lunar-Wind

[ WATCH ON YOUTUBE ]


you should also +watch me if you like this because I'll be making more art like this :eyes:

for #Elementiiae's artist vs artist competition!

everything took about 20 hours in total to make (including the writing, the drawing/painting, and the video) but it was worth it - I'm really proud of this! <3
I tried one-layer painting (it used to really intimidate me so I never really did it) and it's actually really fun (although it made my hand hurt)!

my theme was dusk, I'm kind of worried this doesn't fit the theme very well because I went off on a bit of a tangent haha;; but I really enjoy competitions because they make me push myself to improve (and I did improve over the course of this drawing!)

:iconelementiiae:



Featuring (in order of appearance)...



Celeste


Paich['s paws/hourglass/tail]


Ava


Horatio


Seafoam




be sure to give my opponent for this round, ~RiverStarOfSkyclan, some love too! <3





Plaintext version of the writing (should I post it in a deviation?), for those of you who might want to read it or anything:



Dusk.

Dusk is one of my favorite times of the day - the darkest moment of twilight,
during which the last of the sun drains away like the grains of sand in an hourglass spilling

down,


down,



down,

the amount of sand yet to fall gradually dwindling like the water in an overturned canteen

SPLASHing out until there's all but a drop left.

Drip!

Those precious seconds have passed, just like that.

An hourglass, unlike a canteen which must be refilled, can be inverted once the day has been spent and those same grains of sand will fall again,
but never in the exact same way they did before.

It's almost as if time has a life of its own.
A personality.
A soul.

If one inversion of an hourglass represented the day and the other the night,

then the dusk would represent those very moments when that hourglass is turned over,

transitioning from the day to the night.

It's that change that's

so beautiful,
so precious,
so unique.

No two moments are alike.

And while it's quite impossible to capture the very essence of time, anyone can witness it in its purest form -

- just step outside and take a look around.
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xCurlygoRawwrz Jul 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Amggg love it<3 So cute c:
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:iconlunar-wind:
thank you! <3
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:icontamingofthesandshrew:
tamingofthesandshrew Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh goodness, thats beautiful~ very very nice, the drawings and the poem <3
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:iconlunar-wind:
thank you! <3
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:iconkitcat925:
oh and did you write that yourself?? cause i think it sounds pretty good :D
and wow this really inspires me to improve even more ;v;
i hope to draw something as amazing as this some day~
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:iconlunar-wind:
yep, everything here is out of my own head (other than the music in the youtube version, which is from pmd2; I'm not that good of a composer haha) c: thank you!!

aah I'm glad I could inspire you! your art is already really good ;v; I know you can get as amazing at art as you want to be as long as you keep at it! <3
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:iconkitcat925:
omg that's so amazing ;v;

and thank you >//v//<
i still gots lots to practice~
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:iconlunar-wind:
thank you!!

no problem! so do i haha
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:iconkitcat925:
wow this looks so amazing ;o;

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:iconlunar-wind:
thank you!! ;v;
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