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The Soil and the Rain by Toradh The Soil and the Rain by Toradh
“And every day she waited for him, like the soil waits for the rain.”

Likewise, I lost count of the hours which went into colouring this. I spent at least two hours only applying light blue and white acrylics for various forms of water. I suck at painting rain. Certain Skálmöld songs were spinning in shameless infinite loops during that period.

Personal artwork. I‘m glad I managed to do some after failing so many times at everything except fanart (and sometimes even at that). This diptych illustrates (of course) my work-in-progress fantasy story, this time with lots of water and llama-free drama. The guy survives, though, don‘t worry (that’s not that much of a spoiler, although it may sound like one).

Music suggestions: Sæglópur by Sigur Rós. Alternatively, Elegy by Leaves’ Eyes, which was the original inspiration yeeears ago.

By the way, there’s a really hideous digital version of the right side image, dating back to 2006: www.cuiascamh.de/galerien/2006…
So I meant to redo this for quite some time now.

I used tons of very lose references, like Scandinavian coastlines. As usual.

Watercolour and acrylics.

EDIT: DD? Uhm, why? And how? Anyway, thank you a lot guys, it's much appreciated! So at least the effort I put into the water seems to show through :P.

EDIT 2: By the way, did anybody finally find out where I stole the title?
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The Soil and the Rain by ~Toradh ( Suggested by Lyricanna and Featured by Astralseed )
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holysunlight Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, mal wieder eine DD verpasst. :D Sieht wirklich gut aus und illustriert Elegy auch klasse. :)
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Toradh Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Männchen überlebt das auch und Weibchen trägt in der Zwischenzeit ihr Kind aus, sogesehen passt das zum Lied :D. Alles andere nicht, aber man kann nicht alles haben.
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holysunlight Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Was willst du denn noch alles? ;)
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Toradh Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indianer und Livs mehr als merkwürdige sowie absolut nicht in die Wikingerzeit passende Bühnenoutfits?
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holysunlight Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Äh... ja. ;) Ok.
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MissFowlTheTrueOne Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it somehow remindsme of a song I heard once but I can't recall the title... Anyway great work
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Toradh Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I could give you tons of music suggestions :D.
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IraWhiteOwl Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
It's wonderful!
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Toradh Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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IraWhiteOwl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Oh, ur welcome)
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