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stupid deviantart category things. No idea where to put this.

Anywaysss!!!! Okay. This is the first of a series of 3 fantasy pictures I did at the 2 week MICA summer art camp. My class was like "Independent portfolio" or something and basically what we did was think up our own ideas and put them into art.

The teacher just kinda got us the materials of our choice and helped us if something wasn't going as we planned. It was very loose and happy and stuff.

So I wanted to do pictures based on songs that I've played (on piano, marimba, etc.) and this is what I've come up with. I imagine Debussy's Clair de Lune to be something like this

MY FIRST OIL PASTEL PICTURE EVER!!!!! I'm pretty proud of it, but I never want to do it again. Ever. Messsyyyy...
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KCmasterpiece321 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Love the dark colours! ^_^
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KCmasterpiece321 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Wow gorgeous! XD
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sushifriend113 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
amazin!
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MesOreilles Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
The song is so perfectly expressed!
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savemex90x Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this is beautiful! well done! :+fav:
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ms-maybelle Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Oh my lord, this....

is....


BEAUTIFUL!!! :heart:
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queenruxandra Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
WoW, I love your color choice!
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kidotrar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is unbelievably gorgeous. It looks great for a first!

I love oil pastels >.> So tricky to use but so beautiful in the end...

This is perfect proof of that :heart:
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eikaj Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
oil pastels <3
beautiful!
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Rykua Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist Writer
I love the picture, and I love the song (I played it on piano years and years ago). Truly talented.
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mauradot Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
debussy :DDD
i was just listening to that piece
i like this a whole lot
oil pastels are my favorite medium thingy that i cant remember what its called atm
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2007
omg yea! Debussy is my hero!

Some of my other friends don't know what Clair de lune is. Everyone is supposed to know that. It makes me sad.

Anyway...ew you like oil pastels? They're so annoying! =O
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mauradot Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
yeah well
i like you and youre so annoying
*sticks tongue out*
sike. yeah i love them (: so messy!

debussyyyy is suhsuh good!
lets go to the orchestra thingy sometime together, okay?
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Touché.

Haha. Okay. But the orchestra thingie is usually so long and boring to listen to! I went a few times with my middle school and there was this 23 minute piece. No joke.

On another note, do you go to your school football games? Cuz there's this one game where chs is playing mrhs over there and I'm going to it. Except not to watch football. Hah. I have to play my snaredrum in the chs pep/marching band. -___- Fun times man. If you go, I might see you though. I dunno if you're into football tho. I'm not. Haha.
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mauradot Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
yepperssss
11/2 i think it is
i'm in to football (:

but ill walk over to your side
get some stuff thrown at me
and jump you
:D
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
I can't wait.

Hahaha. Omg our football team stinks. We played River Hill and lost 44-0. It's slightly humiliating when your team is already down 37 points by halftime, and we as the marching band have to walk right by the guest team's stands and do our lame show that we just learned. Ahh well. Such is life.
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mauradot Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2007
yeah it happens alot
okay
our homecoming game last year?
61-0
woooowww.
we sucked
haha
this year we're better though because all the other schools lost their seniors so the jv is the varsity but our varsity is the same
and our coach wised up and hes not doing the same dumb plays anymore and :D

Oh man
football on deviantart
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Sc2Vagenda Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even 3 year olds love your work.

My son *points* "Whoa... that's berry cooool!"
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
awww!

Haha thanks! ^____^
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Xime9 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
You know where you put the (C) in your watermark? The yellow thing looks like a pineapple! =D
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
OH MY GOD IT DOES!!!!!

The signsssss....The pineapples are coming to get me!!! Stop twisting my mind shirleeeyyyyyy!!!!
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Xime9 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
I eateded your pineapple, Katherine!
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J-Cleo Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Oh my. I LOOOOOOOOOOVE this. O_O Looks like it's a beautiful song. XD How long did it take you to do all this? (With or without including the clean-up time since oil pastels are indeed messy. XD; )
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
About 3 days I think (which means like 7 hours...which is a lot.) But it took a while to come up with the concept....haha. Cleanup wasn't actually that bad, I just got the stuff on my hands all the time, which was annoying.

And omg, if you like classical (well technically romantic period) music, then you MUST listen to Clair de Lune. It's a masterpiece!

Ooh and if you've ever seen Ocean's 11, the main song they play throughout the movie is Clair de Lune. Haha.
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J-Cleo Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2007
Yes, I do enjoy classical/jazz. I've never seen Ocean's 11, but now that you've said that, maybe I'll just borrow it from a friend just to listen for it. XD
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featherbrained-flute Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
It may be messy making it, but it looks cooooooooooooooooooooool!
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SageFeathers Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
:aww: Aww, she's in a little leaf. Reminds me of Thumbelina. It's a gorgeous work. I couldn't see myself doing that with pastels.
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Ooh I remember Thumbelina!!! That was a cute story!

I don't know why I imagined this girl to be floating in a leaf, but why not?

And I'm sure you could use oil pastels!! It's pretty fun and for this one, I kinda didn't really try too hard to do every little detail, so it was refreshing. :)
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WorkingTitle Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Good god Aimei, you're so awesome.
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
hahaha ehhh....I just really like that song...
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Awapuhi Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
That is really beautiful. The coloring works really well. I've done a bit of oil pastels, and yeah, messy is an understatement.

I'm thinking about going to MICA summer camp next year- was the camp good?
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marimbamonkey14 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Thank you!

Yea, you should definitely go to MICA!!! They have some really interesting courses and it's really fun. I only went to the day camp though. They have this other month-long sleepaway camp that I can't imagine myself going to. Too much art... x_x
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