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I keep my eyes on the horizon, 

Unmoved by the landscape parade.

I stare into space for some reason, 

To mute the winter growing inside.


Time : 12 hours
Software : Photoshop CC
Tool : WACOM INTUOS 4M

Video 1 : youtu.be/hoZQrTQ0fz0



Work In Progress :

WIP of Frozen by AquaSixio
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:icongracemwing:
gracemwing Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015
amazing...
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:iconmutestorm:
MuteStorm Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
Long before I joined DA I remember gawking at this and constantly returning.. 'cuz I just couldn't get enough of your magic.
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:iconimperfectown:
ImperfecTown Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Student Artist
wow!!
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:icond-canaan:
d-canaan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Awesome
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:iconmaxey1215:
maxey1215 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
You have such amazing talent! 
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:iconbenoibe:
benoibe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are such an amazingly creative, deep and talented artist. This one is beautiful and moving as all your work is. 
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:iconunbearableme:
UnbearableME Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
those moments :/
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:iconinnocenceofourhearts:
InnocenceOfOurHearts Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! that's gorgeous! there was a time i felt like this. frozen, somehow. keep up the good work<3
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:iconkarkonta:
karkonta Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Amazing! 
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:iconis-it-traced:
Is-it-traced Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
yes
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xEtherealGrace Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Student General Artist
Pardon my asking, but you do realize the difference between tracing and referencing/being inspired by something, yes? If not, let me give you a quick compare and contrast.

The definition of tracing is as follows: "a copy of a drawing, map, or design made by tracing it," meaning that they basically take an original image, place it beneath a piece of paper or on a lower layer, and follow the outlines of it.

The definition of a reference is "the use of a source of information in order to ascertain something," meaning that while the artist may have a piece that looks like another certain picture, is isn't traced.

Here's a referenced base model, and here's the reference. You can see that even though they look similar, there are still some differences that tell you that the base wasn't traced. For instance, look at the face, chest, waist, hips, head angle, and slight differences in arm shape. You can see that even though these inconsistencies may be near-insignificant, they are enough to set them apart.

Here's a traced base model, and here's the original picture. You can tell that while there are tiny differences, mainly line quality caused by the base model being in pixels, it's obviously the exact same picture. The facial expression, flower, hand, and body shape are all the same. There are also a few faults in the base such as her left (or to us right) arm, caused by the original image having a dress obscuring it and the base maker not havong enough skill to know what the arm should look like.

Now that I've shown you the difference between the two, I hope it's very obvious that this picture was inspired/referenced, not traced. It even says so in the description, but since you deemed it traced anyways, I'm going to link you to the inspiration anyways and point out the plethora of differences. Here's the inspiration. Can you see any differences? Probably not, since you thought it was traced. Here, let me point them out.

The reflection in the window, the environment outside the bus, the seat, and the background are all abstract things that are different. Moving on the the actual girl... The facial arrangement, shirt, hair, pose, angle, and arm are all different. If this was traced, the two pictures would be the same give or take a few small errors.

The artist has also linked a video of her making this picture in which you can see she never traced it, only referenced it.

Also, as a side note, do you think you could include link of what exactly you think people have traced their work from? Or at least give an argument for why you think so? Getting a random comment that basically says "Hey you, I think that this piece was traced," which to most artists, especially the exceedingly talented ones you accuse of tracing, means "Hello, I believe you've performed one of the lowest, laziest, most absolutely disgusting things an artist could ever do and I have no proof or argument as it is my opinion you aren't worth the time. Ta-ta~" is very insulting.

I hope this very long comment has somehow gotten through to you and that I have not in anyway insulted you as that was not my intent. Thanks for your time and have a nice day.
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formasiculoare Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014
Looking to this one is like looking at me now.
Is so beautiful sad! I love it!

Keep on the great work you do!
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:iconalexandramillerlite:
alexandramillerlite Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful
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:iconalexandramillerlite:
alexandramillerlite Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Student General Artist
Actually... ALL of your work is beautiful!
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:iconbunko555:
bunko555 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014
A lovely picture. Communicates familiar but multi-layered emotions we can all instantly identify. This is one you want to linger on.
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:iconbaureal:
Baureal Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful, nice and lovely illustration
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:iconselune13:
Selune13 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
This is lovely. I can't even really describe how it makes me feel. It's familiar somehow. Cold and sad. Very beautiful.
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanj you for all your comments :) I appreciate !
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:iconmoneyhunter:
MoneyHunter Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014
I really love the way you described her face. It's both calm, thoughtful and sad.
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:iconrob-satanta-k:
Rob-Satanta-K Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful painting, but very sad.
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:iconaribianhorselover:
aribianhorselover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
omg O_O
awesome!:3
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:iconpikkupr:
pikkupr Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
Awesomely Awesome!!! :D
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:iconradiantgloom:
RadiantGloom Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Student General Artist
So pretty
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:iconssj-videl:
SSJ-Videl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Awesomeeee!
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Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Writer
Clearly a very meaningful and engaging picture, which is not unusual for you.

I'm sure those who look out the window, or into space, may try to mute out those chilling things that may make them sad or difficult. If I am allowed to say it would be wonderful if such things could be broken, or by looking out that window things are calming and not just an escape.

This is just amazing, as usual. I didn't notice the frost effects clearly on her hair at first. It's really cool.
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message :O
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:iconkinglorshi:
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Writer
I hope it had some substance at least :(

But thanks!
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:iconbenoibe:
benoibe Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It does! I get it!
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:iconnarnianasusan:
narnianasusan Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
OMG I feel like this picture when I am on the train thinking about my live, I think I am frozen and I can't move for some extrange and complicate reason. I love this picture, to my favourites :)
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:iconkinglorshi:
Kinglorshi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Student Writer
Well said.
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your message :p
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:iconnarnianasusan:
narnianasusan Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
You are so good
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:iconfireandbloodcatleesi:
Very captivating - And sad. 
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:iconair-kc:
Air-KC Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
enchanting
very atractive comvination of  colors
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:iconbeatrixstarwalker:
beatrixstarwalker Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014
Wow magic, magic! Great work :)
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:iconbriel74:
Briel74 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014
wonderful... I love it :love:
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:iconzarastarsong:
ZaraStarsong Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
 The girl reminds me of Ellen page :D
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:iconpjenz:
pjenz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fantastic and awesome work :heart:
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:iconkevinpreston:
KevinPreston Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Awww, this is something special!
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:iconartsy-geek:
artsy-geek Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wow, really lovely.
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:iconbebluefeather:
BeBlueFeather Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Student General Artist
poétique :3
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:iconianabelleisak:
IanabelleIsaK Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014
Beautiful!
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DiagonalShadow Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Simply EPIC!
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:icontsasu:
Tsasu Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing
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:iconz0mdee:
z0mdee Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feel so cold ; v ;'' Beautifully done btw c: 

A bit of feedback: Though, I wonder about that part near the collarbone?
-Instead of snowy, or icy... it looks incomplete. I'd say for that kind of white there'd need to be a bright light somewhere (it looks more like reflected light vs omitting light kinda thing). But she's on a bus staring out the window.
-It might be how the ice bulges from her chest, but the top (the incomplete looking area) doesnt show too much sign of it bulging out from her chest. Though I think you meant it to slope into it, but there isnt much visible shading... At least viewing regularly lol.

When I color test something I push my laptop screen back which reveals a lot of the invisible coloring and shading. I must say the detailing and hard work you put into this piece is amazing. Love the work, keep it up! And good luck on future projects c: Cheers! :heart:
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:iconaquasixio:
AquaSixio Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, thank you so much for your feedback, it's so interesting to read it and really constructive :)

Thank you again ! I think you have a good analysis of this artwork :)
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z0mdee Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, you're very much welcome! Rather, it was my pleasure .: giggle :.  
and Thank you so much for your kind words! Coming from the artist himself, it means a lot! Little Pixel Heart  
Cheers! :dummy:
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americanbetty Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello :wave:
You have been featured in My delight article.
Have a nice day! :dalove:
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:iconbnayr:
bnayr Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice work ;)
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