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January 6, 2012
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Neapolia by Simanion Neapolia by Simanion
Medium: Watercolours
Size: A4

I'd live there.

This was so much fun to paint. I imagined myself walking around the ice cream town...going up the Neapolitan stairs to cream shop. Buying cream. Dropping it. Crying. Having a wise old man comfort me and remind me that the streets are made of ice cream. Me saying "that's ok, I don't even like ice cream". But I do. I take a bite out of the man assuming he too is made of ice cream. Mistaken, I spit out the old man chunk as he falls to the ground. I catch sprinkles of hope in his eyes as he smoothly descends into the melted ice cream pavement. "So long, Old Man Chocolate", I imagine myself saying, but don't. I slowly rise to my feet and turn around, taking in the glorious splendour of my surroundings. The soft, glowing sunlight shines through a tear that I wipe away with a waffle....Where am I?

Mmmyes, how much detail can you pack into small sections of an A4 page? I tried. My tiny brush must have completely deteriorated by now. Psychologically.

Tiny Brush: "B-b--but I just can't do it! It's simply TOO SMALL"
Me: You WILL do this. And you will succeed...or else. *moves jacket aside to reveal super glue*
Tiny Brush: *whimper*

All that aside, hope you like this one :aww:

*GAH! :faint: A DD! ...Blown away. Really. I'm really happy for it to be this one actually :aww: I will reply to you all soon! Thanks so much to $spinegrinder for featuring this work.

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Given 2012-02-01
Neapolia by *Simanion ( Featured by Thunderstatement )
Dude, this is amazing. The idea itself feels like a modification of "somewhere over the rainbow" and is extremely well-formed. You've really thought about how to use the complimentary colours to emphasize the motif, such as the green and yellow part of the squid and the reddish and purple hue in the background. Moreover, the details! That's truly what makes this piece so good. You've definitely managed the perfect amount of details: not too little, making it look like something is missing, and neither have you overdone it. Things such as the pattern at the top of the squid, its eye, the shifting of hues and techniques, make this image feel so much more alive than it would if these details were excluded.
And really, I love that one part at bottom left corner.
Keep on making art, 'cause it sure is something you're good at!!! >w<
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Dessin-Maitre Feb 5, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Really well done!!! C'est tres belle. 
Bimmi1111 Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is awesome!! So many colors and so much detail. Beautiful work!! 
UraHameshi Jan 24, 2014  Student Interface Designer
Love the colors, amazing work :3
i love this composition! it a reallu intresting work.
Crimnor Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A living ice cream cone big enough to live in, and beautifully painted? What's there not to like :)
RiaDar Sep 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
AMAZING! It looks really cute and coroful! You know how to use color))
ChaosOfGods Sep 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Beautiful and unique. I love it.
San-T Sep 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Lovely piece, so interesting and sweet looking, well done =]
This is a great idea, I love it! it's so cute too :)
Alicia1018 Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
AMAZING! I love It!!
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