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Stay (Faraway, So Close!) by NicolasRGiacondino Stay (Faraway, So Close!) by NicolasRGiacondino
Hey, fellow deviants!

It's been a while since I've uploaded some art to the Gallery, but not because of a lack of work. Quite the contrary!
That said, most of the work I've been doing can be shown, so I expect to have a healthy dose of pieces to show everyone here as I make my (slow) way through commissions and pages.

This image (a sort of belated Valentine's illustration, come to think of it) is another one sprung from the works of a commissioner of mine, who's already have a huge collection of my art. You may recognise these two characters from previous illustrations where they appear alongside other protagonists of the saga: Brothers in Arms by Aerion-the-Faithful  The Departed by Aerion-the-Faithful  Run like Hell by Aerion-the-Faithful
They're obviously lovers and though I haven't read the books the author's written myself (my usual lack of time), her descriptions and the emotions contained therein have made them very real when it comes to render these pieces.

I'm particularly proud of the design of their dresses and hers particularly as it harkens back to one of my favourite sci-fi sagas in comic format, The Metabarons. The image materialised within the cape's flow I think is a great detail and the overall palette is very simple yet strong. I love these pieces where I have to show just a couple of people and their expressions, so I hope I've done justice to the nostalgia and longing I had to paint on them.

I hope you enjoy this one and let me know what you think, as usual.

See you very soon!

Nic.-
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ColonelYeo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work, Nic!

The design of that dress really is nice! But for some reason my eyes keep getting drawn to her the girl's eyes and those flowers. I just love the shades of blue, and the way you blended into the yellow and white. :clap:
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Colonel!

I took my time with those flowers, I tell you. I sometimes don't get to experiment as much as I'd like on my day to day work, so I have my way with small details like those and try some new combinations with it. I'm glad it gets picked up in the greater composition of the illustration.

Nic.-
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ImperialFist7 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
she's gorgeous
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, mate!

Nic.-
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ImperialFist7 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
still waiting on that commission though.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I know you are. I'll send you a sketch tomorrow, mate.

Nic.-
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Remarkable work! You always have such a gift for moving images, good sir. :)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, as usual, my good sir! These are indeed my favourite type of images.

Nic.-
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
They are quite nice. :)
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suranae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
who are they?
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
They're characters in a novel by a spanish author, which I've been illustrating for a while now.

Nic.-
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suranae Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2014
well they're gorgeous.... Now I want to read the book.
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Airgid Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
it is rather interesting to see how you have evolved and yet stayed within the same style :)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Natasja>/i>! It's good to know I have people following me enough time to know the difference from my early days :)

Nic.-
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Airgid Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
at least you did not say "stalking" ;) I always like when I can see an evolution, even is it is within the same style
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victortky Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
love the clothing design, looks so awesome!

They make a nice couple!
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
The clothing is one of the bits I was most proud of when I did this piece, so thank you!

Nic.-
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victortky Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
I love how you do your characters, so well done
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Draggah-N Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
I love the color contrasts on this one, and the freckles (I'm a sucker for freckles).
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, mate!

I always jump at the opportunity to draw some freckles myself, so I know what you mean :D

Nic.-
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Morinki Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Nicely done, this is just simply fantastic! :)

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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Eric!

Nic.-
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pittbull44 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
Seriously those freckles make her look even cuter.
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
There are a lot of freckles' fans around it seems :D

Nic.-
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pittbull44 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
But not as many fans as those who are into feet. I mean there is A LOT of pictures of feet on DA. I'm personally not into feet, but I think all the pics they have is overkill.
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SpectorKnight Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014
A greatly artistic portrait of them, I think. :)
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you as usual, Joseph!

Nic.-
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TheLandoBros Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful! And I really like the contrast with the red, and that it's the mantle at the same time, brilliant : D
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NicolasRGiacondino Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, brothers!

When the client told me what the theme of this illustration would be and what she wanted portrayed as well as the colors she imagined for the female character's clothing, it all came together in my mind. So, I'm glad you liked it as well!

Nic.-
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