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Cherry Blossoms by Nashya Cherry Blossoms by Nashya
Whoohoo, the series continues... I guess. Despite how much other stuff I have to do I decided to take a break and color something fun. Not that my commissions aren't fun, they just aren't mine, ya know. Anyway, I've had this idea in my head for a while, two Dahlz connected somewhere like two flowers on the same stem. Not sure if that can really happen but... well in FG's realm it can, so there. I found myself really afraid to use that red... But the picture wouldn't have worked without it, since I invisioned this really LOUD red as the flower parts of the Dahlz. Using the color red is seriously like spilling blood on white sheets or something. It stains and stands out and kills anything else close to it. So I was very careful about how I used it on other parts of the Dahlz skin and such. I'm very proud of the little branch and the bark as well as how I cropped this. It was much wider before but I like the closed atmosphere of this version better. :D

Here's some color variations too. Layers are so much fun! [link] [link]

I know someone is going to point out that they don't have veins going down their bellies this time, I opted to leave them out because of the leaves connecting their heads. Something a bit more unique for them. What else.... these Dahlz aren't quite dancing, which isn't what they DO all the time so I deviated from that a bit too. And no, they won't stay connected forever. Eventually they'll fall from the tree and roam free. I imagine them looking kinda goofy with those big leaves stuck to their heads. I should draw that next ^_^. Anyway, another piece to add to the series. That makes what.... 5 now? 6 if you count the Sprout. Hmmm... expect more.
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mimism Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
:+fav: Cause cherry nymphs are awesome!
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boisterouspaz Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008
you have the most creative shit
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botchiball Featured By Owner May 13, 2008
very nice - i'll have to check out the rest of this series.
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reject4lyf Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008
hahaha, theyre so cute!!!!
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Hettar7 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
I like the idea of this one. The red color looks pretty too. Their bodies and how thin they are work very well. Such interesting body positions. I imagine they're flexing getting ready to fall.
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aoutramafalda Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
:wave: Hi.
You have been featured in
:sing: Feeling the Autumn maf8's Journal.
:+favlove:

:blowkiss:
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IllusionsofDreams Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2007
beautiful id I like this one I like the id you had for it
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ninfadelmar Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2007  Student General Artist
So cool
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sdrawkcaBsi Featured By Owner May 16, 2007
They look like they're pointing out their next victim, ready to jump him quite literally (sorry - bad joke).
Another incredible piece.
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JustALittleCherry Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
great idea....love it<3<3<3
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JustALittleCherry Featured By Owner May 13, 2007
great idea....love it<3<3<3
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trinitrixxxta Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2007
Gorgeously cute!
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FlawedFigurine Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2007
This is incredibly fabulous. :heart:
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:iconmistressofnightmares:
This is so neat. Such a pretty design. You chose and used the colors so professionally. Very nice.
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babsbunny005 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2006  Student General Artist
very pretty n cute to me..two lil things head to head..etc...i like it
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13smyfavoritenumber Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2006
wow, this is gorgeous!
i love to look at your art, especialy these flower drawing youv done. lovely.
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Nickolie216 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
I truely love this, style, idea, and color. WOW
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:iconusagiami-sama:
Usagiami-Sama Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2006
Wow!!!! It's so original!!!!! I love love love it!!! :heart:
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Youcefart Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
your imagination is marvellous :D !!
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ImAGirlNamedMichael Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice. I really appreciate the silky texture on their...hair? Hats? Not sure lol, but it's really great. Terrific poses as well...the composition of this piece is perfect. Well done!
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DavisJes Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is really cool. It is so interesting and new. This make me want to check out your gallery.
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FatBottomedGirl Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006
Oh!
I love how they seem to be dangling!
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echo8 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2006
beautiful
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crusher500 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2006   Photographer
nice
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talster Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006
I'm hooked on this series, I'd definitely love to see more . . . I guess it would be cheesey to make a Dahl for each color of the rainbow just for the sake of having every color of the rainbow . . . but assuming you werent doing it just for having every color hehe . . . I've been wondering how you would do a Dahl with blue petals, if you were already considering the idea :) Thank you so much for showing DA such a beautiful gallery! <bows in gratitude>

~ Tal
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SlimeKingKtW Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the most beautiful, most interesting, most awesome pieces i've ever seen.
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Ealury Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006   Writer
This is... fascinating. My absolute favorite of all your pictures. Because it's strange. Yet beautiful. They look like fully grown embryos... kinda. Or like little girls, experiencing the morning dew for the first time. Or like females discovering each other's bodies... *stares*
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surfer-girl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
hello Ms,shatia, just decided to stop by your gallery for a peek again, and i dont know how i missed this piece! its so pretty and delicate, the colours are lovely too :+fav:
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rinakat Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005   Traditional Artist
I love this!!!! Beautiful idea :heart: really gorgeous
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b1oodk47 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2005
absolutely beautiful
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anarchypress Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
This is a great concept.

~M
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fallen-nova Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
..me again ^^; could you POSSIBLY remove that watermark or at least, put it out of the way, because I really want to print this picture out, it's so beautiful and I can't stop looking at it, but that watermark is so evil!! :( watermark me no likey. if you COULD remove, I would really appreciate it plz? PLEASE??? 9_9
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Nashya Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
Uh... print the picture out? Like in color? Are you just just using this for personal reasons? I could 'move' the watermark but not remove it completely. My publisher might punish me for that.
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fallen-nova Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
oh god, it's okay, do u have prints available? I wanted it on my binder. i don't want to steal it ^^; srry I just love looking at it tho...
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Nashya Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
Yup. :D I have prints available normally. I'm having some issues with my printer and mailer right now though so I put them on hold for a bit. If you can give me until this friday so I can get this all setteled, I'll get that print done for you no prob. It's photo glossy papter, 8.5 x 11 sized prints are $19 and the mini post card sized ones are $7. Shipping is included in the prices. Thanks~
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fallen-nova Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2005
thanku very much! i'll see if I can get it. my mom *might* think otherwise (^^;) but I would love to buy it! :D
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fallen-nova Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005
this has got to be the most original thing I have seen ON THIS SITE. I love it and I would love to put it up as my background, but your watermark is so...pronounced that it ruins this picture a little T___T oh well..I still love it sooooo much! :clap:

:worship:
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kisekiko Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this series! You do them so well :clap:
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cassae Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2005
Wow..that's a very interesting idea.. I love it! ^__^

So nice :love: Man, this is just too awesome for words :hug:

-pink rice
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umber Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2005
They'd look like pikmin with the leaves in their heads.

This is gorgeous. Particularly the red hair/blossoms, it's very striking (and gorgeous). This kind of reminds me of popart or pinups or something. It's very very pretty. And I love the last color variation you plugged.
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vilhelmina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Student Digital Artist
It's delicious! :o From the instant I saw it, I couldn't keep away from it. (Although, I have to make a break now to +fav and comment... o.o but it'll be a short break. I need to look at it again!) Seriously. o_O Delicious is the right word in every sense... XD; Except I wouldn't actually dream of eating such beautiful things.

*is going to second what ~susamikat said* ^-^ Will there be a print? X); Honestly, if you put one up, I'm going to add it to my wishlist, where I as of now don't have a single print. o.o And then, as soon as I can, I'll buy it (;_; which sadly might take some time.. but... as long as I keep it in my list I won't forget ^-^). I NEED to have this at home. I just know I do.
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vilhelmina Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2005  Student Digital Artist
aah! X) I worded that wrong. I didn't mean to make it sound like I'd add this to my wishlist just for the sake of adding something... It was meant as a compliment! xD I and my english. ^^;
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conundrum49 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2005
i love this piece!! tho.. i don't know exactly what about it makes me love it ^.^' prolly everything about it XD very very nice
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SpyG Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
they r soooo adorable!!! =D
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susamikat Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
OMG. You're fabulous...Personally, I have absolutely no idea what you were talking about in half of your description, but I can still appreciate the fabulous are. Truth be told, I love flashy bold reds, but, then again, I love all colors. (Where would we be without them?) The picture is very gorgeous and I especially like the way you've colored their heads and skin - very supernatural in a realistic way - if that made any sense...

I lurves it. :heart:
(Will there be a print? oO)
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evanescingintonight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2005
what a brilliant concept ^^ i love it
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divi Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
These two are lovely :D
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ShinkonoKokoro Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow... That's really really cool. Awesome job with the water too. That's amazing.
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MysticFaerie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2005
Beautiful! The bright red really works quite well :)
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F-2-8 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
Lovely, the juicy texture there is fantastic ... the red looks fine. I think by using a warm violet for the background into the edges was a good idea, to stop that 'staining' and such ... the details on the hair are really so good, must have taken forever. How long did it take? They look as though they are hiding something, with such secretive expressions ... I wonder what they are smiling about ...
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