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[–]PaperFox07 717 points718 points  (13 children)

The lighting in this is perfect. It brings it to a whole different level :D

[–]daevidrew 172 points173 points  (10 children)

I feel like I can feel the warmth from the sun

[–]RoseElise 78 points79 points  (6 children)

Feels like something I never experience in the UK.

[–]BartekSoltys 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Come on now, we have our wonderful grey clouds and some rain in case you'd ever get bored. With such fantastic weather I don't know why you'd ever want some foreign phenomenon like 'sunny weather'.

[–]dankdanie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

hey you guys wont have to deal with the sun shining in your eyes

[–]anonartist123 12 points13 points  (0 children)

truth2018

[–]EredarLordJaraxxus 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Or in arkansas right now

[–]-Chewing-gum- 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Hey we have at least a week of 20C+ weather, where the start of any and all small talk is "Blood hell, it's boiling out there!".

[–]The51stState 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yup, reminds me/makes me miss summer.

[–]Vivapancakez 349 points350 points  (15 children)

I love this and not just because it reminds me of calvin and hobbes

[–]IAmA_Risky_Click_AMA 124 points125 points  (10 children)

It made me think of Spirited Away.

[–]Rock-Facts 47 points48 points  (6 children)

I'm getting a jungle book vibe

[–]treesEverywhereTrees 46 points47 points  (4 children)

I thought of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild

[–]lolliegagger 29 points30 points  (3 children)

I was thinking ed from cowboy bebop

[–]Rr9s 18 points19 points  (0 children)

The dog and the outstretched arms, totally ed

[–]AerThreepwood 3 points4 points  (1 child)

You're gonna carry that weight...

[–]nwordpleasee 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm getting a Captain Claw vibe.

[–]supa_powa_owa 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Or Totoro, when the girls are exploring in the woods.

[–]OhmsLolEnforcement 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The little prince!

[–]Calligraphee 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I had the same thought. Just shows how timeless the concept is.

[–]hungbandit007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought of a happy version of INSIDE.

[–]aurora_aeterna 90 points91 points  (10 children)

This looks a lot like work by Aliya Chen that was popular just these past few days on this sub.

[–]PM_me_oak_trees 60 points61 points  (8 children)

Could be related. They both have ArtStation pages that say they are from Fair Oaks, California, USA.

https://www.artstation.com/chenfelicia

https://www.artstation.com/aliyachen

[–]IAMRaxtus 32 points33 points  (6 children)

Definitely related, both from the same place, same art style, fans of How to Train Your Dragon, at the same college, same last name, I mean you tell me but I think that's solid evidence.

[–]braahbraah 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Aliya's tumblr page links to Felicia's as her 'twin sister' so I'd say they're related, yeah.

[–]SubtleSlight 23 points24 points  (1 child)

Fans of How to Train Your Dragon

C'mon, who isn't a fan of How to Train Your Dragon?

[–]IAMRaxtus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

To be fair, it is my personal favorite movie, but the majority of Artstation accounts won't have fan art of it, so it is a valid connection.

[–]El_Banana_Loco 182 points183 points  (3 children)

Is this right before you fall and find the rusty mana sword?

[–]RespekKnuckles 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Bye, Felicia.

[–]daftne 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I'm just glad that I am not the only one who saw the title as "On Your Own, Felicia"

[–]redchesus 72 points73 points  (5 children)

Edward and Ein... if Ein were a fox

[–]Silvervox325 11 points12 points  (2 children)

That was my first thought as well

[–]trwwyco 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I haven't watched that shit in over a decade and that's what I thought too.

[–]-mees- 30 points31 points  (3 children)

Reminds me of bridge to terebythia

[–]Subrogate 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Too soon ;-;

[–]thecurator_ 49 points50 points  (7 children)

Breath of the Wild ‘ esque

or

Breath of the Wild aesthetic.

Love it, I would take pleasure in paying for this artwork & in framing it up at home.

[–]blunexus[S] 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Here's the artist's Artstation if you want to see more of her stuff :)

[–]Dogs_McGee 45 points46 points  (0 children)

I can't wait to play this!

[–]mrflounderthethird 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Love the cartoonish style. It looks like something out of a comic book, just way better.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m trying to practice this type of art, but can’t find anything to help!

[–]ozyman 31 points32 points  (5 children)

Looks a lot like the recent Studio Ghibli anime - Ronja the Robber's Daughter.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronja,_the_Robber%27s_Daughter_(anime)

[–]hapap123 6 points7 points  (2 children)

They made that an anime?! I loved that book as a kid!

[–]ozyman 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Free if you have Amazon Prime (USA at least). First episode or two is slow, but after that I thought it was fantastic.

[–]SimCity2000WasBest 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wait, can you get other Ghibli films on Amazon Prime?

[–]furquan_ahmad 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow. I thought Ghibli never made any shows only movies.

[–]Ripwind 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Reminds me of Bastion or Transistor

[–]LKJ55 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hmm, not feeling the Transistor on this

[–]OoLaLana 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Wow. That's not an easy thing to do.

You've packed a whole bunch of emotions in one image. How'd you do that?

You've painted animated water.
You've painted youth.
You've painted freedom.
You've painted hope.

You've captured sunlight.

This is so refreshingly mesmerizing.

Did you paint this for me?

[–]doomjuice 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I dig this whole vibe

[–]Idiot__Engineer 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of William and Sly

[–]TheOddMage 5 points6 points  (2 children)

He's not alone. There is a fox.

[–]mzwfan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

What an enchanting painting!

[–]Digital_loop 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You got tha Bear necessities It's mother nature's recipe...

[–]iplaypokerforaliving 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"On your own" - Bye Felicia

[–]The-Fox-Says 2 points3 points  (1 child)

You’re never alone if you have a friend to walk beside you :)

[–]Fighterbear12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This is why I love digital art 😍

[–]Jekyll_Is_Hyde 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Makes me teary for some reason

[–]Ameriican 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Calvin's mom is yelling from the back porch right about now

[–]bby_jarvis 1 point2 points  (0 children)

So whimsical and beautiful. Like a day dream.

[–]lastspartacus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As a father, this is surprisingly troubling.

[–]PM_ME_YOUR_GSDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I get that, I've got kids myself. Kids need to have time to explore on their own so badly, though. Maybe not balancing on a log over a rushing torrent, but something outdoors where every activity isn't scheduled for them by hovering adults (not saying you hover, just saying lots of kids grow up being hovered over constantly). I loved Richard Louv's Last Child in the Woods. It's over ten years old already and probably more true today than when it was published.

[–]ChetUbetcha 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of that series of cinematic Newgrounds flash animations with the half-goat-half-human thing encountering weird creatures in plains/forest settings.

Found it!

Closest episode to what I was thinking of

[–]Brandy_Buck 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Was going to comment on the lighting but I'm glad someone already noticed it too.

It's hard to capture the feeling of true natural light, and I think that goes for all mediums. In movies, video games, even photos still can't capture how we really see things with our own eyes.

It's always made me wish for some kind implant (black mirror style) that could take a picture of whatever it is you are seeing at the time. The ultimate digital photography.

Sorry for rambling there haha.. but very well done. This piece invokes my imagination.

[–]faking_glory 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Love the mood of this so much

[–]taymx41 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes. Beautiful work

[–]ckuenz587 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You're never alone when you have a dog.

[–]FiveVO 1 point2 points  (0 children)

This feels so personal to me. It looks almost exactly what a shortcut on my walk to school when I lived in New Zealand looked like. It was more of a creek than a river but the lighting and feel was the same. Thank you so much for this!

[–]danger_dragon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

But are you really on your own? Whose point of view is this coming from?

[–]mintsthefox 1 point2 points  (1 child)

At first I loved it, you can feel the warmth of the sun and everything but then looking at it again I can see all the dangers that could go wrong.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You should relax a little

[–]g2f1g6n1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

With your faithful doggo, you are never alone

[–]ChronicShade 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This made me think of the song, "Flying horses". By Dispatch.

[–]thegoldenpower 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I love it. It's beautiful.

[–]Fun_Stick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This instantly reminded me of a place in Skyrim... Actually the last place I explored was identical to this picture.

[–]madelineg97 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Permission to use this as my Twitter header?

[–]GWUAstro 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Incredible. It's soo soft and natural! Makes me feel all happy and free :D Absolute eye candy

[–]popcorn231 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is my cousin's name. Are you my cousin?

[–]WhiteTiger_[🍰] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Looks like a scene from a ghibli movie

[–]MagicTsukai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If you see a stranger, follow them!

[–]SirLotsaLocks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Tjis immediately became my home screen! Wonderful job! The lighting is on point and the stile reminds me of Calvin and Hobbes!

[–]Didzz 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What design software are people using to create stuff like this? :O

[–][deleted] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Photoshop, but I’ve found Affinity Designer works just as well

[–]Srozziks 0 points1 point  (0 children)

These are the kind of environments I'd love to see in MMOs. Maybe someday, love the artwork quite stunning!

[–]MozzStick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Make this into a video game. I don't care how, just do it.

[–]doublekid 0 points1 point  (1 child)

What is this style of artwork called? Reminds me of BOTW... kind of flat shapes, etc

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have the same question and am commenting so that I can come back to it later

[–]necroxtic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

i can’t get over how nostalgic this makes me. the color & lighting is so so warming, great work !!

[–]SPARTAN-II 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man, I just WISH people chose 1440p or 4k as their base canvas size more regularly. Nothing worse than seeing an incredible piece of art like the OP and it doesn't fit your whole screen :(

[–]snozberies 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of the design of the game Firewatch.

[–]warpeye 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Gives me a Stand by Me feeling, highly evoking; well done.

[–]Passionateone96 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is beautiful, I love the way the light filters down through the trees.

[–]IaraPulver 0 points1 point  (0 children)

does anyone know where i can get the large digital version of this? Would love to place it on my 4 monitor setup, but i couldnt find a large resolution of this picture.

[–]DragoNateYT 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That is damn beautiful. If I look long enough, I feel like I'm actually there.

[–]Tonytarium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would love to see a movie animated in this style, it's gorgeous!

[–]iAmZephhy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This looks like its straight up from a high budget, production film :)

[–]Zeldrid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of Wolf Children. Sensei and Ame...

[–]FabulousFoil 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This needs to be a movie. I don't even care what about but I'll watch it.

[–]PurplePineappleTV 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This makes me miss spending hours playing in the woods as a kid.

[–]ScratchyPP 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Never seen a picture that made me so nostalgic.

[–]timelessbandit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When making digital art like this, what kind of programs would be most used? Asking for a friend ;)

[–]DGT-exe 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kinda wish this had a 21:9 version so I could use it as a desktop wallpaper.

Super cool nonetheless!

[–]seattleskindoc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d love to see her aesthetic in an open world video game - outstanding

[–]overdosemem 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So gorgeus, those kind of places, especially the waterfall, reminds me my childhood. The detail of the wind on the hair and the clothes is peaceful.

[–]mrlotato 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds od this one animation about adam and this dog and then eve came along and adam forgot about the dog

[–]ahmeeea 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought this was Breath of the Wild art for a quick second

[–]cqxray 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The perspective of looking down on the scene is wonderful. I can hear the rush of the waterfall, and the sound of it. I can feel the cool misty breeze hitting my face, and that happy patter of the dog behind me.

[–]jet1092 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This makes me want to write

[–]Xyon_Peculiar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Beautiful! I wish I could be there!

[–]BadChoicez 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Feels like Out of a ghibli movie... So warm.

[–]s-beck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely love this, it reminds me of when I was young living in a very forested area on a small island. I used to explore all day by myself. Truly a wonderful image.

[–]The_Celtic_Chemist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"On Your Own"

Is he not familiar with that fox?

[–]kvn95 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I didn't know you had companions in Breath Of The Wild.

lol

[–]jack0da 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Some on make this Calvin and Hobbes

[–]BurritoBumLover 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You probably wont see this but you've truly lifted this man's spirit today. Thank you

[–]morered 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why is this same stuff showing up in my feed every day

[–]sustainablely 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I just wish it's summer already!

[–]AndyGator88 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Felicia Chen - so hot right now.

[–]yahskapar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This would make the perfect computer game loading screen.

Or it could just be awesome on it's own. There's that too.

[–]usernameispoop 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Reminds me of Edward and Ein from Cowboy Bebop, so free.

[–]eclipsedearth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who is watching from the trees?

[–]Humblewatermelon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

My God, this is beautiful!

[–]GTFOoutofmyhead 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is lovely. Feels like a warm hug.