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Cry me the Night Sky by SiljaVich Cry me the Night Sky by SiljaVich
We’re drowning ourselves in enormous questions about life, space … even silly things as Beauty.
we have no answers so we just keep on drowning ...

Watercolours and white paint.
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Often I find water colour paintings to be diluted and the artist doesn't use the full potential of the medium. Here you have. The blending of colours is like a symphony of brilliance. It's beautiful. I especially like the strong contrast between the stark white of her skin to the dense galaxy of water.
For some reason this woman reminds me of a sort of mother of the galaxy. it's not the traditional mother earth figure that we see all decked out in green and leaves. This person seems like someone so much larger, like the goddess of life and the galaxy. She wears the pain of the worlds brutality in her eyes and the love and embrace in her gentle disposition. I could go on about this forever. There are so many hidden metaphors within this piece and I don't know if that was intended or not.

What I'm trying to say is: This is incredible. Bravo. Never have I given 5 Stars all across the board before.
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C-h-r-i-s-P Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
I really like your art Silja!
Your illustrations are very expressive and somehow delicate. It really hits a weak spot in me :).
May I ask you a question about your technique?
Is the white on her hands and the face still the white of the paper or is it white paint?
I really like what you create with watercolours - very inspiring! All the best to you!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is the paper underneath <: ! the white of watercolour never really create the same white at the paper does (and I like the white of the paper better than the white of the watercolur)
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C-h-r-i-s-P Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
oh, I like the white of the paper underneath also more then painted white. It just makes it so much harder to paint - one single mistake and your white is gone...
You are so skillfull! Keep up your amazing work!
All the best!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much :))
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IHeartArt01 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
Cool abstract!!!
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Pretty artsy visual. Aesthetically executed indeed. I like the flourish element of her head, and forming her tears. besides, the galactic visual illustrated below her is so nice, kind of drowning in endless of no where. She looks like pinching herself. Beautiful concept, splendid execution I would say.
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is one of the best comment I have received in a loong time! I am very grateful for you taking your time on this! ♥
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
excellent work :love:
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ♥
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
always with my great pleasure and thanks for the accept :love:
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ShannC Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012   Traditional Artist
nice, how long have you been using watercolors for?
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Since 2008 or 2009 C: so they're pretty "new" to me
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Tankero Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know I'm just saying the same things like other people before me, but girl; you have some skills!:heart: I have always loved painting spacey skies with my watercolours, and this gives me so much inspiration to do that again. I just want to paint after strolling around in your gallery:heart:
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
if anyone ever wrote something as sweet as this then I have forgotten it right in this moment! thank you so much! C: it means the world to me!
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Tankero Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My pleasure really:heart: Keep up the awesome work!
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BenjiiBen Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so beautiful :love:
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*v* <3 thank you
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TheDoomCookie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
This is amazing, I love it!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you <3
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Okeydoky Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
So interesting and unique :heart:
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you C:
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nicoleaubry Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
looooooooooooooooooooooooooove it
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: I featured this fantastic piece in my journal here on DA: [link]
Please let me know if this infringes on your copyright as that is not my intention.
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooh Thank you so much! ♥♥
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :heart:
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MaddLouise Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome :heart:
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hikaSATORU Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Student Artist
amazing work!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you dear for all your lovely comments <:
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Lollypopp Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty <3 I love this pretty painting <3 I love the details... so beautiful *w* I am so amazed by the beauty of this
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Yoowl Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
You just keep amazing over and over again. *w*
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you *V*
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darkprincessstar Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012
Ugh, I love-love-love this concept and how you executed it. It's beautiful. :iconbigheartplz:
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awh <3 Thank you D: <333
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Inanis-Animus Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the water is beautiful.
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you <:
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Eiilonwy Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
fantastic.

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no words.♥
honestlyyyyy.
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you <: ♥♥♥
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Eiilonwy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you're always welcome ♥ ;v;
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krausler Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The watercolor work impresses, the fluidity of the water and the universe-like pattern you made on it with the white paint impresses as well, but what gets me the most is the expressiveness of the pic. Not only on the expression of the figure, but how things seem to sprout from her, from her eyes like tears, how she got her own hand around her neck, drowning herself without her head touch the water, and how all of this just illustrates more and more all that you passed us about this work onyour comment. This work is amazing, one of the greatest I saw recently.
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for those kind words! C:
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ForbiddenFleur Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
really gorgeous!!
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Amarantowa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, it's ingenious!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you C:
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool. I love the water and the message behind the picture :)
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you C:
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
Great concept! That's how I've been feeling lately too -_-
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow I am glad you do, then we're not completely alone in it
I feel the same way
thank you C:
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Aivilo0 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
awwe :hug:
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The-Bails Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
this is gorgeous!
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