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Beautiful Things by shironami Beautiful Things by shironami
Reality is a lovely place..
..But I wouldn't want to live there :meow:

This is for the Starbucks Frappuccino Contest! Everything here makes me happy..

Fantasy, beautiful women, long hair, brightly colored cloth, siamese cats, cetaceans, glowing things, music, pastries, fresh fruit, cherry cheesecake, drinking water, green flowers, huge leather-bound books, ruffles and lace, terra cotta, indoor plants, outdoor plants, palm trees, crystal water, oceans, beaches, desert oases, animals in general, real wood furniture, the moon and stars, clever kittens, mashrabiya windows, wisdom, sunlight filtering into dark rooms..

So many things! The owl and the fireflies are also a special shout-out to all of the music I listened to while painting, so much happiness :3 I hope you all like it! It was so good to paint again.

EDIT: I touched up a few things that bugged me and such, the most major being the window. I wanted the lattice to be more visible, and to darken the room a bit. Hopefully it still looks good to everyone~

POST-CONTEST EDIT :meow: : I'd love to thank you all individually, but now I have the smallest glimpse of the fan appreciation that those truly great artists out there on dA get. Thank you so much for all of your good wishes and congratulations. :dalove:
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patty6394 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
This is gorgeous. I love the bright colors, the girls face, and all the details of this painting.
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stinglikabee Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! This is beautiful
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shironami Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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TheSkyWolves Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
This is stunning! Congratulations on the number two spot!
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dash-of-mystery Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   General Artist
Stunning and so lush! I really love the colors. Congratulations on 2nd place! This is beautiful.
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WinterDarkmoon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations on second place! I had hoped that you'd place as a finalist when I saw your entry as a semi-finalist! This is amazing. :)
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kittykarren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
those lyrics are from owl city! yah! congrats for winning 2!
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shironami Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

Others may have noticed, but you're the first to mention it :D So you get a :cookie:!

The lyrics in the text are from The Real World of course, and the title is from Angels :meow: Ocean Eyes and All Things Bright and Beautiful were the only albums I listened to for the many hours of working on this picture :heart: Thus the owl and the fireflies!
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kittykarren Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha yay!
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dracoblues Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Congratulations!!!
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