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on the swing by Bakenius on the swing by Bakenius
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I made this out of a request of someone, it turned out way different than I or anyone else expected. In a good way ofcourse :)

Okay, I know the swing this way isn't possible by known pysical laws, but that's not the point. ;)
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Dragon-Fly-Inn Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
great artwork
hanlim Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
this potrait is unique and i do like the composition of this potrait.....
but its a little bit dark....i can also feel the loneliness in this pic too
nice job ^^
i really like this potrait
anonymusk Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007   Photographer
too sweet!!
u-think-you-know-me Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2006
really cool :)
WhenRosesArentRed Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006
It has a very Alice-in-Wonderland feel about it, and the type of artwork where physical laws are suspended (M.C. Escher, for example) are often the most intriguing.

This piece blends an innocent girl reading on a swing with a somewhat more sinister background in the deep shadows. Her presence at that precise location marks the threshold between realities (as I interpret it, of course), with flowers and a stone path on this side and the untended wilder forest beyond, making the impossible swing *very* possible.
Bakenius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Wow, that's the best description I have read about this picture. Thanks! :)
WhenRosesArentRed Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
No, thank YOU! This is a beautiful work of art! :wave:
xXElleXx Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2006   Writer
thats beautiful...
Ethelin Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2005
First everything is possible, maybe just not a perfect swing. :P
I love the colours! :nod:
How you did the flowers... I adore it :deviation: !
First I thought it was something with Alice in Wonderland :D
The girl is great cause you painted her reading.
Amazing how you did the light/dark.
Just wondefull ---------> :+favlove:
suppai Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2005
wait... this is an Oekaki @_@??!! I thought this was an oil painting! OMG!! you are soo talented! I love this it's gorgeous.
RosannaFante Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2005   Traditional Artist
how cute
musicfan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2005
very nice
lateralusSPIRAL Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the feeling I got from looking at this. It's almost really private. It swallows you in and keeps you there. But it also seems warm. Like a good hiding place. I can't really explain it in words.
iwaslikeWEEE Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2004
this is great! i love how the swing set doesnt make sense :)
KumiUtada Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2004
Wow, great job! Looks great!
Piper1986 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2004   Traditional Artist
I love the colors and textures used in this...its beautiful
psyn-stock Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2004   Photographer
Brilliant!! Definitely a :+fav:
yaLiz Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2004   General Artist
wow, the concept could be so lacking, but you really make it beautiful, with the multi-colored light in the background, and the attention to detail in the tree and in the swing-set perspective. :clap:
questions Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow this is really beautiful... it's a lot like a dream i tried to describe to :devkritcos: a few months ago. i was fooled at first .. thinking this was tradtional art ... amazing what people can do on computers. just lovely! :love:
Kauri Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2004
Physical Laws are not to be stressed over! The way the swingset is positioned makes the piece much more interesting. :heart:
kil1k Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2004  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent artwork again
beautiful colors and composition
dont worry about physicial laws, this kind of art dont need that :)
i would love to see a bigger resolution to enjoy all the details
i love the concept

it's too much !
FAV :+favlove:
jbramx2 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2004  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my...that's beautiful! :clap: Those flowers are soo beautiful and the lighting is terrific! Wow, oekaki! Wicked!
reminds me of the "the secret garden"
reminds me of the "the secret garden"
ladiefox Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2004
*gasps* that's so beautiful! I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the book like ... glows almost .... and the flowers and the little girl are so beautiful!! *wishes i could paint like you* hehe! :) :+fav: This is so BEAUTIFUL!
shelleyinez Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2004  Professional General Artist
What can I say!
Mechanicalchaser-Sca Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
oh, i never really noticed how very logically impossible the swing was before, i guess i was too distracted by the scenery...
echo-si Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2004   Writer
I'm really impressed with your work, it's beautiful. You really have a knack for both light and colour.
drewbrand Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2004
Wow....this ones really good :)
Love the background especially. The soft colorful lighting is wonderful.

Later. /

P.S. - I just took a swing through your gallery. Very nice, I enjoyed myself :D


Nice work.
aeslis Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2004
This is really truly gorgeous. I have to wonder how you did it... *_*
princess-aki Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
a beautiful piece!! XD love the perspective there, and the painting ish beautiful! X3 heh, maybe the girl didn't really fit into the angle well. But the colouring ish great!
Ralein Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
Gorgeous. It looks like an oil painting (particularly the sky) and the lighting gives such a wonderful mood to it.

Considering how amazing your work in oekaki is, I'm wondering what it's like when you use more complex programs =).
Bakenius Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2004  Professional Filmographer
Yes... that's a good question actually. Past year I spend most of my 'free work time' in making oekaki's. I know (and tried) that I can do much more things in Painter or Photoshop, it's just that my computer is to slow to work well in high-res.

Just wait untill I get my new computer. Beware! Mhuhahahah! ;)
LenaUkyou Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
aww... she's so beautiful. and the scenery is amazing! what is she reading? i'll try to look up the book and read it! hehe
movingpictures Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2004
The lighting and textures are so lovely!
Wonderful work, Leo :)
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