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Birgit-2 by BeatrizMartinVidal Birgit-2 by BeatrizMartinVidal
This is one of the illustrations for "Birgit", a novel about death. It's told by a little girl whose sister is dying. I uploaded the cover some months ago, but I forgot to upload some of the inner illustrations, so here it is. The novel is very realistic so I tried the illustrations weren't. The progress of the illness is symbolized by the flowers invading the girl. Even if the approach is pretty poetic it was pretty hard to do. I didn't want the images were soft or sweet. I was doing well, but somehow, at the middle of the work a kind of somber mood touched me. Even so, this book is among the works I'm more proud of.

Pencil, pastel and gouache + a touch of digital adjust

If you're interested on process, visit my blog : [link]
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zoedow1120 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013
you should be proud of all your work!
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m-gosia Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi :wave:

Your beautiful work has been featured in my journal: [link]
Best regards,
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TheNagamTime Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
beautifu and amazing i love it
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xNathalyx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
amazing
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Azzeria Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Photographer
Hi :wave:

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babyboo69 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Wow, beautiful, sweet innocence. A child cannot hold back such raw emotion, we adults learn to mask it as we grow...such a waste, when you see the solemn beauty, dignified, unwavering heartache in this piece. Bravo!
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AsiaBreen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful.
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Brian-Athey Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very expressive. Love it!
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Saellenee Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really have something with colors, it's georgous
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MeFlyingFree Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is stunning! :iconbravoplz:
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Nikita-KellyGin Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Featured [link] :iconflareanima:
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BiBiARTs Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work :love:
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SharonLeggDigitalArt Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Featured [link]
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FoolsGolde Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Student General Artist
wow, very emotional. and I love the texture and that vivid blue :)
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trappedpigeon Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured: [link] :heart:
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AngelToAshes Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
I adore your style, so mucb expression and rechnically very well done.
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cat-mcr-ever Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
how can one order the book?
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Sorai-Chan Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful!! I love the colours and the emotion.
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LovesSmile Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
That is amazing! Well done :)
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fayjan19 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE the feeling of fresh life in the midst of dullness ....where there's life there's hope!
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ms20 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Digital Artist
beautiful
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toristory Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Haunting, in a good way
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xXeverlongXx Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
This is so beautiful, and i love the symbolism in it.
It's just perfect.
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Saccstry Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Aw, that's so sad :(
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cassandra667 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
it makes me sad to look at. amazingly beautiful
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fletcher1405 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
wow such a moving piece beautiful in its own way
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ShadowsProveSunlight Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, that kind of creeps me out in a good way!
Great work! :)

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"If you are never in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?"
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RoyalFlowerGarden Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Artist
wow! the illusion of 3D space is remarkable here. the hands look chiseled like a picture of a sculpture. very nice work.. love it
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mooing-duckerberry Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent. I love that you have connected the illness and suffering to beauty. It's horribly sad, but the idea that there is beauty in any emotion is good.
Perfect choice of colors, just enough warmth to bring out the blue, and not so bright as to be overwhelming. And you have kept just the right amount of harsh edge to both the visual style, and the emotional message.
I'll take a look at the blog. :)
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youmademedothis Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
this is so exquisite!
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Kyowell Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, this series is amazing. such a powerful thing you are portraying, and you did such an amazing job!
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jardinains Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
i feel frozen its so cool
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CamilleVictoire Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
An awesome work, you're right to be proud, it's a powerful painting.
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sweetwreck Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
this gives such a feeling of almost sad solitude.. I like it lots, well done
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crayon-munchers Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
wow, very powerful, very nice work!
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korwis Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so stunning!
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maglic Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
beautiful
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Ahnk13 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Love this!
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boogabooga666 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
wow I'm in love with this!
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zakkiya29 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely brilliant. I love how the beautiful blue flowers contrast the played-down color of the skin and background.
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simoscamis Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
love it so much
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Oskar78 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
this is really beautiful
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kartiksharma Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing ♥
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jennystokes Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
ALL so beautiful and powerful.
Excellent.
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SilentKittyEater Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
This series is exquisite! I adore them all in an awed, yet passionate sort of way.
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walluvjericho Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is sooo powerful . . . I love what it symbolizes, it evokes such sorrow
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