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Cherish the moment by Raayzel Cherish the moment by Raayzel
I've often been told by others to cherish my childhood, enjoy it and have fun while it lasts. I never understood why they told me those things, i had always believed that being older would be more enjoyable, i'd have a sense of independance, earn my own money and live life the way i wanted to. But as i grow older, bit by bit i begin to understand what they were trying to tell me. As a child I was lucky to live a pretty carefree and relaxed life, my troubles had only consisted of getting the toys I wanted. Now as the years are quickly passing by, the things i'm now concerned about ultimately affect the path my life will take. I'm still young but i feel as if i have more and more things to be concerned with now, and i know that this is just the beginning. Fortunately, i'm lucky to still have a few of those carefree moments in my life, where i can relax and laze around. But i've realized, i shouldn't take them for granted, and instead cherish those moments while i still can. Because sooner or later, i'll have little of those left.


I tried to tone down the colors to try and get the atmosphere i wanted, key word is TRY guys lol~! This piece killed me, there were alot of times were i just wanted to give up on it /OTL But i just told myself to finish it to the very end D< This will be my last full bg piece for a while, school's started again and im back to studying ; u;/ But for now i shall spend my last day watching a kdrama, haha so toodles!

5 days, PSCS3, SAI
Oops nearly forgot wips on my tumblr [link]
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:iconjohnk222:
JohnK222 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
I like the glowy light rays around the trees, and the water especially.
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lovemehtacos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
The atmosphere is beautiful and the colors in your piece are so vibrant! The whole picture gives me a sense of nostalgia. I can definitely relate to your message as well.
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NEMU-RULES Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
question , how much for something like this may i ask??
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
um i havent quite thought about it yet but the min would be around $50-$60 depending on the amount of detail and complexity
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gamepwn Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
This picture is beautiful. I wish I could be at a place like that, away from civilization for a few hours.
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pandafun101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
screams
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:iconcheeseskai:
CheeseSkai Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012
This is just...
wow..
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nathalieRawr Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Hobbyist
I think this piece is like, AMAZING.
Im bad at saying what I think about it, just like, speechless,
but this really gave me a feeling of utterly happiness,
it;s all so amazing.
Please never stop drawing <3
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TikzunniScarlat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
:iconrainbowtearplz: cuteeeeeeeeee
awesome
cool
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TenshiNoFuu Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012
Awwww, the atmosphere is so magical, really wonderful work on her :dance:
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Nyiana-sama Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
:wave: Hello! I’m here to let you know that this deviation has been featured in the news article Manga/Anime Monthly Features Vol. 36! Please be sure to check out and :+fav: the article, as well as support the other artists that were featured!
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marihikari Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
so beautiful :3
I love the concept too ^^
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Allanon13 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
the colors are fantastic! It's so amazing beautiful! Exellent work!
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Purikyu Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
OH GOODNESS OH GOODNESSSSSS////////// dhsdhnksh Ray you are one of the most talented girls everr ; v ;
The background is just gorgeous and full of details as always !!
I'm always jealous of your patience and motivation * q */// /NEEDS TO LEARN FROM YOU HEHE
I'm also really admiring how you tried hard to go out of our usuals and try to achieve what you wanted to achieve!!
GOODNESS dkfnhkhf You're talented, patient, and such a great attitude too >//7//<
THIS PIECE IS JUST SUUUUPPPERR AMAZING AND I LOVE IT SOO MUCH
NOW BRB AS I HANG IT UP ON MY WALL --
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
ahaha thank you puri! lmao no don't learn from me! I will only cripple your skills bro :iconrainbowtearplz:
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Purikyu Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
NO PROBLEM ♥♥ Hnngh NO YOU WONT O E O
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shusical Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012
u-uoijlkdmh every time i look at this, omygoodness ;;;n;; this is just so lovely. i really can feel.. the atmosphere ;o; i think you did an absolutely lovely job with this *-*;; the amount of detail is astounding as usual AHHHH but somehow this picture is just so calming, too? i love the square water splashes (...sorta specific LOL but i do like them!!) and the subtle colour change in the forest. ;v;
<3
a-awhh...
yeah ;n; enjoy what you can for now because this moment is the youngest you will ever be. as cheesily as that sounds LOL i feel like so many people forget that constantly, always trying to do more "grown up" things, pushing away their childhood, or just not... cherishing the moment AHAHA ;w; <3 ahh reading your description gave me a chill because that's exactly how i feel.. no longer really counting as a child AHAHA so much already changed this year and i know it'll continue to change a lot. but i'll try my best to enjoy what i can ;u; ♥♥

thank you for a meaningful picture <3
it's absolutely stunning.
;w; <3
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
oh thank you so much shu! I hope you'll be able to find those moments in your life too <3333 ; u;/
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shusical Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
ahh you are an incredibly inspirational artist and person, not only do you draw beautiful artwork with so much detail and life, but you have very sweet and deep meanings behind so many of them. i hope you continue to draw and brighten up a lot of lives with your work, and that you genuinely enjoy it as well ;u;♥
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OctoGear Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
awesome as usual ray ; A ;
perfect :heart:
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xXxDarkSunsetxXx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
wunderful use of colours <333

I really love it *_*
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uchuubranko Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Student General Artist
O-OMG.This is fantastic!!! <33 The feelings you put into it are showing clearly through the scene, colours and little girl's expression. Just purely beautiful! ;O;
Such a pure work! ;w; :heart:
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Jay-The-Punk Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Hey i stumbled across your work on here i'm liking your style!
Your art is very busy. There's lots to look at in it which is great cause you can stare at your art and look at all the lil bits an pieces in it or re look at it later to find a lil surprise which you never noticed before. Your pictures have a lot of life to them i could just picture it in reality without too much effort. I love the foreground and distance you have in there with the persepective Very cleverly done. Plus i like the fact that it's a picture set in a mid motion things are moving like you've taken a photograph of something in mid motion. I have to say i'm very impressed and looking forward to what you produce in the future. If you've got a moment check out my friend destinyblue she has a similar style.

This piece happens to be my favourite it

I'm no where near the skills that you have but i can give you constructive criticism on your pictures if you would like? If you ever do just lemme know and i'll give you some. Don't worry i'm very fair and i'll say what i like about the picture as well.
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Oh thank you so much! Oooh i've seen destinyblue's works numerous times before, they're really pretty! <3

And thank you for the offer, maybe in my later pieces ill try and open the critique section hehe. It's all good, i try and take all critique sensibly ^U^/
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Jay-The-Punk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
That's ok just saying what i thought and saw.
ah that's cool thought you might of but in case you hadn't.

That's ok i comment of Destinys stuff and she really appreciates it and i thought i might offer my services I'm no way a professional art critique but i will tell you what i think honestly and not harshly also give ideas on what you might be able to do.

Well that's good to know if i do say something you don't agree with let me know but please don't get too offended as it's not my intent.

Jayx
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
oh no no, im not offended, i dont mind at all! ^^
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Jay-The-Punk Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Haha i know but i meant if i did ^_^
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Raznilof Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
just beautiful!!!
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writingbubble Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
it's wonderfull... and I also like the title very much...
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EBirchalle Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
very inspiring, I agree with you, I had that epiphany when I turned thirteen.
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jeanswift Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
I love the Picture but it was what you wrote which struck something in me. I am going through the same stage in Life and sometimes I feel lonely and more than a little scared. So I search for Beautiful and Inspiring artworks on DeviantART, to remind myself that there is more to life than the problem and stage I am stuck in. And your picture... Well it just settled somewhere deep in my Heart and I am going to look at it whenever I feel small or Down. Thank You for making it!
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Thank you so much! I'm really glad my art is able to do that and I hope you feel better soon! :hug:
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jeanswift Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank You!
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Sacred-feminine Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
The same thing happened to me when I was younger, I was also told to make the most of my high school years and my 'childhood' because things change. As a young adult I'm still trying to hold onto my childhood in different ways to make sure I don't lose that carefree nature that a lot of adults tend to forget. I want to live a life where everything is adapted to the lifestyle I want to live, and not having to adapt myself due to inevitable circumstances.
The art piece is lovely and I'm glad you didn't give up on it. I really like the overal surreal effect you've manage to create with the colours. Nice work.
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OtaquID Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
great detail
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012   Artist
lovely
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indui Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
so beautiful ;;
i love the serenity of this piece!
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:iconraayzel:
Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Thank you! :hug: <3333
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artsy-akalei Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Wow. This is really amazing. I really love the thought that comes with it. Great job. :)
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This, I totally agree on! : O It was such an eye opener!
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Yukarine Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Wow! really amazing!
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ShadowedPorcelain Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Razel, this is so touching. I really wish I still had that place where I could sit calmly and be content with myself and my life. You really captured the essence of peace and happiness in this piece. Truly this is great work
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
Oh thank you laine! (i-i can call you that? :'D) I'm really glad to hear that! And i wish i could too, but alas it aint possible ; u;
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ShadowedPorcelain Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Of course you can. what else would you call me you silly lemon. I wish so too. Ahhh happy times
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shirohiru Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist
OMG YOUR COLORING AND BG JUST SO AMAZING :icontearplz:
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
eeee thank you so much bb ;u;/ <333
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serapunch Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
....wow razel.. WOW?!!!!
THIS IS SPECTACULAR I JUST--- wow
that looks like heaven// ...srsly ..FOREVERSAVEEeeee

the girl's looking so peaceful too as a child and ah yes
childhood was so nice wasnt it!! ;w;
my problems as a child are pretty much just "what excuse shld i make to skip school today shld i fake a faint" kinda thing
and your description describes my thoughts really well! time goes so fast it scares me sometimes;; i've heard ppl saying that if you use your time wisely then you wont feel it goes /that/ fast .....BUT IT /IS/ FAST GDI--
good for you for realizing that in such a young age too!! youre such an adorbs person really! ;v; i hope this thing doesnt put you down or anything!
its true life gets busier but hopefully we can find more fun in those busy times! <333
life is so precious ahh *v*

goodluck in your studies bby! wow i tried to make my comment short but-- yeah
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
waaa thank you so much sera! :hug:
what what even if i use my time wisely time still goes fast ahaha /OTL
i am not adorable lmao m(__)m it is it is, and its sad that people dont view their lives as something special D:

And thank you bb, :iconkissingplz:
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Lunnarisaku Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
waaaa... it's fantastic!! I love colours ^^
I'd want to be there XD
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LlikeOaVsinE Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nonda the little story thingy about the pic fits me almost purrfectly >< I never understood why it was so great to be a child & wanted to badly to be a teenager but now I understand what adults were trying to tell me ^^; but it's cool I've been told I'm a child at heart XD
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