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Annan Water by Discovear Annan Water by Discovear
The Hazards of Love is by far, my favorite album of 2009. As soon as I finished it the first time, I knew I wanted to illustrate at least one of the songs. I picked this one simply because at the time it's imagery was the most vivid in my head. But I also fell in love with the hero's unrelenting determination to fight against all to find and rescue his lover. Even bargaining his own life in return for one passage across the wild river. To me it's an allegory to life. You may only pass one way, once. and your debt is collected at the end of it all. It is an inescapable fate, so what you're looking for, had better be worth it.
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Given 2010-10-21
Annan Water by *Discovear

The suggester says:
"I just saw this and thought it was a really gorgeous digital piece that deserves more attention". ( Suggested by shar-o and Featured by elicoronel16 )
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CynicalSyndrome Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Student Photographer
Beautiful melding of all the elements - the motion of the waves and the boat. And the face in the wave is spooky.
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Quoth-the-Raven15 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student General Artist
aaaand this is now my background. Possibly forever. I just love it!
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Discovear Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You just made my day! thank you! :D
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Quoth-the-Raven15 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Student General Artist
:heart:
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hiljaabrittany Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student General Artist
love this song, and love the imagery you picked up out of it
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DreamOfFire Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010  Student Digital Artist
love love love this picture!=)
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nethskie Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
good work on this!
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MewtwosLittleOne Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I dont believe I've seen where this is from before. :/
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GeniusBee Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING. I have been listening to this album nonstop, and this is GORGEOUS. Wow. Thank you for this.
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callumCRUNCH Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks incredible!
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Escapetionist Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
I am loving all the art inspired by the album on DeviantART! Beautiful!
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satirically-so Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Gibdi, I LOVE THAT ALBUM. There's not a wrong note on it. Isn't it beautiful?
And, Annan Water is my favorite on "Hazards".

Fabulous interpretation! The album's story is so fantastical, this represents it gorgeously.
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KIARAsART Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
reminds me of Pocahontas ^^
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dreamklub Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
This is just... too awesome for words. lol
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PacificToast Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the water hands. Beautiful work, sir.
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Sterfry7 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Love the textures and the guy's expression here. The water also looks especially turbulent.
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v-smoke Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I assume the song is based on the folk song by the same name about the man who disobeys his mother to go out to his love one night, and so she curses him that he should be drowned in the river if he dares to cross it. He makes a bargain with the river that he might cross it on the way to his love's house, but when he gets there his love's mother tricks him into thinking she is his love and tells him to go away. He leaves and is drowned in the river. His love awakes and realises what her mother has done and so drown herself in order to be with him forever... Slightly different version of the same story I think. You've painted the water beautifully here - I love the technique you've used. The personification of the wave is also subtly and beautifully done - really excellent. Keep it up! A DD well deserved I think ^ ^
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lullaby-gardens Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
very pretty........................................
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Venarieya Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is a beautiful piece, it really captures the emotion of the song! Amazing details and beautiful colors just help bring it all together. Great work!
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J-Works Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
This is incredible! Absolutely love it!
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:iconwisekidk:
wisekidk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Filmographer
I see you.
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J-Works Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Filmographer
WAHH! stalker much?
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chocokoneko Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I'm amazed! This is very nice work!
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Prismatic-Prince Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Wow. Congrats on the DD. This is an awesome piece of artwork. I can really feel the force of the wave. Keep up the good work!
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Saineem Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010   Digital Artist
I really love how you painted the waves, beautiful! :heart:
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horselover146515 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student General Artist
I love the way you painted the water; not only is it beautiful, but it's also effective in what you are trying to convey. Wonderful job! :heart:
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thurop Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Whoah, this is crazy rad buddy...
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Zelriku Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And suddenly, I love you. Hazards is the best album eveeerrr, and the personification of the river in this picture is wonderful.
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RainyDayFun Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the design of the water in this. Very cool. And the hands and face in the water are pretty neat, too.
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TwiggyMcBones Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Yaaaaay! I'm so happy someone did a fanart from this album, it was great!
I like the guy's face too! I guess that's the face you make when confronted with an anthropomorphic river.
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wisekidk Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Student Filmographer
I see a face in that wave... :lol:

I love the facial expression on the guy. It awesome hes all like :iconohgodlaplz:

The textures in the water and trees definitely make this piece quite fun to look at. I love that there's no lines. Looks very, very cool.
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RasTajedi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love how you've done the sea! The colors are very vibrant
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blasianonna Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful use of textures and great style! I love the details in the waves as well (such as every ripple and the hands on the boat). Congrats on the DD!
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XrisGM Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Professional Photographer
LOVE the Decemberists!
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fabular-mrfox Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I saw the title of this piece and instantly recognized it. Hazards of Love was the soundtrack to my summer in 2009. I'm glad someone's putting images to the music!
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Cool. :D
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EXQUISITE =D
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symposion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Congratulations of the DD.
Awesome work!!!!
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TheSkinOfTheWater Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
The expression on his face just makes it!
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Semix89 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
I love the way you make waves <3
i love blue <3
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Esteryn Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
The sea, I do so love your sea ! Texture, shapes, colours, I am in awe.
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soulhunt01 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
waaawwww ... great work :D
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SuperSmurgger Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EXC-ELL-ENT !! The colours are so...exciting !! I love it !!
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yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
awesome!!
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Dremorax Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Oh mah gawd! I loved this album also. I love how you captured William.
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Leekduck Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
I live near the river annan, i dident know there was also a fictional annan XD
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lavoux Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010   Interface Designer
did u used texture for that beautiful blue sea?
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Mr-Bluebird Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Student
and you keep being awesome
this is beyond words
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Majestic-Kirai Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I love all the action and the amazing textures going on in this piece. So grand.
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Discovear Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :) It was so much fun to make, I really want to go back and do more from Hazards of Love!
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