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Way Back Home by Raayzel Way Back Home by Raayzel
[link] ~ tried to base the mood on this song.

Basically um, i wanted to draw something whimsical. I guess this is about a girl guiding a baby whale back home?

The perspective killed me, so hard D: And i'm sorry if it's messy! I still need to learn how to properly polish my artworks >A</

And thank you all who came to the livestream! <3


EDIT: I'm sorry to watermark it, but recently ive chosen to do so to prevent stealing and other things. I may choose to remove it later on, but right now its staying ><

Fullsize for a bigger and clearer view ^^
Yaay! I'm on a 2wk break now, hopefully I can finish the things on my to do list lol.

WIPS on Tumblr [link]
Process here [link]
PSC3 + SAI
4 days on and off
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Given 2012-07-22
Way Back Home by =Raayzel A delightfully colorful piece, featuring intricate detailing and plenty of whimsical charm. Suggested by many. ( Featured by Miss-It-Girl )
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CDee23 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is gorgeous~ Its this captivating melody of hue, this vibrance of color, smooth like a fresh summer snowcone~ I absolutely adore it~ I wish I could utilize color as efficiently and as beautifully as you can~ Looking at this I swear there are colors my eyes have yet to behold, like some sort of alternate space exists on the screen itself. Please, never stop drawing such grace~ Talent like yours must never be shut away~ Let your creativity flow as evenly as your perfect lines do~
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014  Student Artist
amazgin! what programs do you use?
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:iconraayzel:
Raayzel Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
SAI and photoshop cs3 :)
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xXDoctorMythXx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Student Artist
i have sai too but not photoshop
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ok4me-ocarinas Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So full of beautiful fantasy, this picture makes you dream and come up with a story to go with it. Wonderful! Reminds me a bit of the masterworks from Studio Ghibli :) But in your very own, colorful, vibrant and very detailed style!!!
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:iconlightnia:
Lightnia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student
This is amazing!!!
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:iconairsaber:
AirSaber Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Student General Artist
aw that's so retty. i love all of the colors and her flowy dress.
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:iconaudreve:
audreve Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Absolutely wonderful!
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:iconsur-la-pointe:
Sur-la-pointe Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This reminds me of Tea House Moon by Enya. :)
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:iconxxjustforfunxx:
xXJustForFunXx Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
No words to describe this...
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AllNamesAreClaimed12 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm in love with your drawing style *^* it's so detailed, clean, perfect, and colourful, I can't describe it! I don't think I'll ever become as good an artist as you, no matter how hard I try!
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:iconaprilbateman:
aprilbateman Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love it! The colors are breathtaking
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:icondandeiraart:
DandeiraArt Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Stunningly beautiful <3
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TheTimeTraveler Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
It really captures some essence of Japanese mythology, and on top of that. . .it's extremly lovely. :)

A :+fave: for sure! :)
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:iconifashion:
ifashion Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Artist
So beautiful ....it takes me in a whole new world , this picture is beyond awesome , great job!
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NekomataYashiki Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
how beautiful.....

:icontearfulplz:
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:iconkyoukaraa:
KyouKaraa Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haww congrats on your DD sweetie :iconaawplz:
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:iconraayzel:
Raayzel Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
awww thank you kyoukaraa! <33 Lemme congratulate you a second time on your one too :iconmuahplz:
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:iconkyoukaraa:
KyouKaraa Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just call me Kyou ^-^
Thanks :hug:
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Writer
I have to tell you a very shocking truth: this picture is copied from my story book, so please, immediate take it downor transfer it to my homepage, or else I'll sue you oral make you my court painter so that you will help with my belaboring art projects from time to time, always, maybe, because you are quite imaginative, maybe as imaginative as some of my court painters already in charge of my painting tasks
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Raayzel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
First off, to hear such false accusations are incredibly insulting and sadden me. Not once have I ever seen your works and even if I had, I wouldn't stoop that low as to copy someone else's hard work. I clearly remember you commenting on this piece already since July 22, 2012 over here [link] and not once did you mention that this piece had been "copied from your storybook". Hypothetically speaking, even if you had drawn this artwork, you would have recognized it immediately and commented with something similar to your statement, but yet you waited nearly a month to do so. This allows me to actually question the validity of your absurd accusation.

I've also looked through your gallery; none of your artwork seems to resemble mine. As well as that, the style of my artwork is completely different to yours, so how could i have possibly copied such a piece when my art style is so different from yours? In addition, this piece uses the same style from the rest of my other artworks.

All of what I have stated above should be enough to prove my innocence.

If not, I have further evidence that prove me innocent of such a thing, such as the larger wips of my artwork and the psd files. As well as that, i have livestreamed during the time i had been working on this piece, and i have individuals who can back me up. But yet, where is your evidence to support your accusation?

Lastly, your last statement simply ruins your whole accusation. From what i'm reading it seems like you’re clearly trying to scare me into working for you and becoming your "court painter". I am innocent and trust me; i will never become such a thing for you.

By the way, in case you hadn’t been unaware, falsely accusing an individual for something they didn't commit is considered a crime. It’s called false accusation. Even if you do not heed this response and choose to attempt to "sue me through oral" I have enough proof to prove you wrong and you may be charged instead for your invalid claim.

Now please stop with such nonsense, as I really do not want to get involved in things like this.
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WangJundu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional Writer
:airborne:
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Dudes4eva Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your picture, it's so colourful~ *O*
Also it's really detailled, I like that. The girl is also well drawn and I like the perspective.
The idea with the water is also great!
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I-Am-A-Flying-Bird Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colours; they really fit with eachother *A*. The details are stunning and the background is amazing with all those flowers and fishes etc
I really can't stop staring *___*
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TechnophileForever Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the most beautiful pictures I have seen :love: Congrats on the DD! :iconkonatagoodjobplz:
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Koriru Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;_; Dang, youve had a DD to recently for me to recommend you again... My apologies...
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:iconraayzel:
Raayzel Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012
oh thank you for the thought though! ^^
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Alberthein1 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
Nicely done ^^
A fine and imaginative (mostly very decorative and splendidly detailed) piece of practice.
It's quite fitting to the music too, and I feel obliged to thank you, see...
Not only did you provide us with a great piece of art, but also a great song to go with.
I love it.
(certainly, you forgot a small thing here or there, but where the focus lies, its alright.)
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itchywitch Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Wonderful, uplifting
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CraftyFlareon Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow...i love the colors <3
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Drekrief Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm speechless...
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Nicole-Marie-Walker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunningly beautiful!
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:iconchibikioki:
chibikioki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
The colors remind me of Lisa frank.
Just me? Aw...
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:iconopalskye:
OpalSkye Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely beautiful :heart:

I love this picture for so many reasons way more than 256 ;)
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Pretty.
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:icondigitalstarz:
DigitalStarz Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
it's so creative and awesome.
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Pleaseandthankyoutoo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Student
:shocked: OMG That is sooo cool!
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Midnightw182 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
OMG *0* How did you draw it? It's AWESOME!!!
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:iconiabud:
iabuD Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Life isn't always colorful, so thank you for the colors :heart: exquisite
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:iconyooci:
yooci Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. I just. That is so beautiful. This is one of the best anime artworks I ever seen.
That is just lovey.. ;u;
The lines and the coloring... this is just AMAZING.
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Theangelicone Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Lovely!
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:iconadrianfarenheittepes:
Nice colors. :wave:
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joeltonongkh Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
so colorful and fantasy...
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minty-red Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my god thats amazing.
the perspective is incredibley good.
the colours are so pretty.
it truly is an amazing piece of work.
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TijonWolfsMajestys Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning Work :)
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XxmimixX2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
These are just brilliant colors. I'm so glad that someone gave this a DD =D. One of the best anime/manga DDs thus far.
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somefatguy1 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
so many colors. it is beautiful.
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:iconnarked:
Narked Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Very lovely! Most Excellent!
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SkyeLuce Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The color. Oh, my, gosh, those colors. They're so gorgeous. All the colors work together. And the light, it glows.

And you're the same age as me my gosh I will never be able to accomplish this sort of thing you are amazing and this is not a decent sentence

It's beautiful. :heart:
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:iconraayzel:
Raayzel Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012
Oh thank you! Haha, but its all just practice and patience ^^
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