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The treasures of my mind. by Kanza The treasures of my mind. by Kanza
(please look the full-sized image -by clicking on Download-, or the wallpaper version ! This drawing was supposed to be seen with some scrolling...)



James & The Giant Peach contest
Every imaginary world is a totally twisted version of the real world. I personally love looking at the real world in a bright way. So... that's where I would escape... even if I prefer facing my problems than running from reality.

By the way, I'm the strange-looking yellow bunny on the right !



Infos
"Wallpaper" Version : [link]

Time : 45~60h
Tools : Photoshop CS3
Original size : 84164960px
Step by step : (coming soon)


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(The "wallpaper" version is a version you can easily resize to make a desktop screenshot. So that you know, this picture looks REALLY GREAT in a black background.)

It's my first complete background. All the other backgrounds I've done so far were either speedpaintings, either half-assed-because-I-didn't-know-how-to draw. (I still don't know how to draw backgrounds though !)
And from far my biggest drawing.
And probably the drawing that took me the longest time to draw.
And also my, best, illustration, ever.

I've never been so satisfied by a drawing in my life. I thought my level was being worse and worse because my colored sketch commission (that weren't great from the start...) were becoming worse and worse, but it looks like I'm wrong.

It looks like I'm becoming more patient, and that I use less and less "helping" tools like brightness&contrasts/color balance retouches, or things like that. Maybe I'm improving AND growing up.

Anyway... I don't know if you'll understand the meaning of this sentence but :

I'm back.



I thank everybody who supported me so far. I really love you.
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:iconneutralnight:
neutralnight Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhhhhhhh :heart:
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:iconischiron:
Ischiron Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! :D this is your best artwork :)
Found it in the James & The Giant Peach Contest ;)
Can't wait for your tutorial :)
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Your colors are the best.

I have no more words. :heart:
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Thank you a lot !

You're pretty good at coloring too :)
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:iconchameleonskyes:
chameleonskyes Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :meow:
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:iconxxforestmist:
xXForestMist Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012
LOVE all the colors and the perspective! :D
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Thank you :) I'm glad you like it
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:iconmiyamibe:
MiyaMiBE Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
TEARS IN MY EYES , Gourgeous work!!!
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:iconchieumua:
ChieuMua Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012   Digital Artist
This is so beautiful !!!!! I really love it
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:iconhello13579:
hello13579 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
I really love the little details!
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011
Thank you !
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:iconcinnamonmuffinz:
CinnamonMuffinz Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011
I love this picture! It's so bright and pleasing to the eye. I love how easy it is to see the depth and everything. Good job!
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you a lot, I'm really glad you like it !
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:iconcinnamonmuffinz:
CinnamonMuffinz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
You're welcome!
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:iconomarwitch:
omarwitch Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
it is so wonderfull. really love it (L)
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
Thank you ! :D
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:icongnarlyrockerchick:
GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy Shiz this must've taken you a reallyyy long time to draw I think it's stupendous (also for some reason that has become my word of the day) but yah I love it. You can definitely tell you put work into this and let me tell you, you did an excellent job [:
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
*slow to reply*
Hahaha, it's the first time I ever saw the word "stupendous". Thank you a lot for your kind comment ! It did take a lot of time to paint it so your comment means a lot to me <3
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GnarlyRockerchick Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, it's alright and I love that word :3. It's my pleasure [: and I thought so.
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arkangel92 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
congratulations on winning at the contest! :clap: this is a great artwork! :D
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:iconcourtcakes:
Courtcakes Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Student Digital Artist
XD =D
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:iconmaiks-heart:
maiks-heart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
This is beautiful! I love the colours especially in this :D
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IzumiNanaki Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
You know what I really don't mass favorite works :), however I read your description and it really struck close to home with me. Hopefully one day like you I hit that point where I truly am satisfied with my work and my level increases.

Keep up the great work :)
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:iconxdsovereignbx:
XdSOVEREIGNbX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
The colors are pretty nice. I like it.
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Thank you :D
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:iconlili-prune:
Lili-Prune Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
Wow, la classe ! J'adore les couleurs, elles sont très vives sans être criardes... enfin bref, c'est trop classe. x)
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:iconkechirase:
kechirase Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Awesome!
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:iconjumphigh9:
jumphigh9 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
beautiful! :D
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:iconsabeen675:
sabeen675 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011
amazing no words to say
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:iconblondeg:
BlondeG Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Cool!
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digimagicnb Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
really love this one...you should upload the wallpaper to DevArt wallpapers for further exposure! (I did dl from that site, btw)
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:iconliespies5:
liespies5 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Student Photographer
Featured here: [link] :heart:
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:iconvanessabettencourt:
VanessaBettencourt Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
So much detail, congratulations its amazing.
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thank you !

(Your gallery is awesome. I wish there were more sceneries ! I love your use of colors and contrasts. Your color theory tutorial is very well done and instructive. :) )
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Colour-Me-Curious Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
I love so many things about this I don't know where to start! The books, the garden, the food, the colour, the CONCEPT! This is nothing short of awesome.
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HexBunny Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2010
Purple orangutans hurtle through space,
Silvery unicorns gallop in place,
Onions run races with noodles and spoons,
Monkeys emerge from enormous cocoons.

Turtles wear sweaters, and pickles wear wigs,
Talking tomatoes give lectures to pigs,
Peanut-size elephants flutter their wings,
Cantaloupes dance as a pineapple sings.

Bison ride bicycles, tiger fly kites,
Pelicans flicker their myriad lights,
Feathery fishes float high in the air,
Radishes wash their luxurious hair.

Rabbits and parrots play tag in the stars,
Marshmallows march in the meadows of Mars…
These are a few of the wonders I find
In the magic museum I keep in my mind.
By Jack Prelutskey
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Woh ! Long time no see. I guess last time was when you asked me to make a picture of a text ? I guess. But I was too dumb to read it and understand it in english. (Or maybe... I mistaked you with another person xD)


This text is...
Wow...
Surprising ?
Crazy ?
Puzzling ?
Epic ?
Geez, I don't know ! But I LOVE IT ! xD I so want to draw that, but I'll feel as if I'm plagiarizing. Sob. _;
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:iconhexbunny:
HexBunny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
nya? methinks you're confusing me with someone else. . .

feel free to draw it, just send me a link to it once it's done!
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:iconkanowakitashi:
KanoWakitashi Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2010
Colorful and fun!
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Thank you ! :)
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Little-dear-thing Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
The colours are so cool *.*
Just used toshop ?

I think I saw a pink elephant somewhere... you're on the good way darling xD
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
Yup ! Only Photoshop. :)
It's highly possible to paint this on another software (even Paint Tool SAI) but Photoshop is really handy thanks to his dodge/burn tool, and his brush "modes" (multiply, overlay, and so on.)


Haha, I'm a big fan of pink elephant, unicorn and hippo : D I should design some cute but ridiculous monsters.
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:iconhotpinkscorpion:
hotpinkscorpion Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
such magnificient colors! wow. simply wow. ! :jawdrop:
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:iconkanza:
Kanza Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
You're skilled at coloring too ! I love your "Winter n Spring : The Love" deviation, it's colorful but still... subtle.

Geez. I wonder if my colors are too bright. It's not subtle at all. xD
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:iconhotpinkscorpion:
hotpinkscorpion Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:iconblshplz: awww!! why thank youu!! ur too kind!
i guess its the subject we're working on that decides the finish for us! ^^

and ur colors are fine.. i wudnt cange a thing about this work.. so full of life! A+ if u asked me! such colors.. i love colors.
:iconhappyhappyplz:
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:iconcmbridgers:
cmbridgers Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010
Oh dear, you must start a sketchbook thread at Conceptart.org!

[link]
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AliYaqooob Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Digital Artist
incredible..
amazing colors
:+fav:
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:iconhindorf:
Hindorf Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2010  Student Artisan Crafter
omg it's so beautiful! :love:
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:iconedelinedawn:
EdelineDawn Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
Wow! Great job! Love the colors and the idea! :) :) :)
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:icondievegge:
dievegge Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2010
well done!
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