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What Light Through Yonder Window by GabrielWigren What Light Through Yonder Window by GabrielWigren
Took approx. 12h. I hope you like it, both the picture and the short story. If you'd leave a comment and say what you think I'd be grateful.

EDIT: Put up a short screen capture video --> [link]

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Mr. Flynn awoke with a start to a veil of thick darkness and rain that felt like needles on his face.

'Must've dozed off,' he thought.

It had grown both darker and colder since he last was awake and it was eerily quiet if not for the infrequent hallowing of the wind. He wrapped his coat tighter around himself and rearranged his grip on the fishing rod. Rain smattered against the weathered brim of his hackneyed hat as he sat and watched the fishing line dance in the cold moonlight. He followed it with his gaze for a while as it weaved and jumped through the rain until he saw a tiny light flickering on and off from across the dark and murky sea, and the shadowy outline of a wooden cottage.

The light made him uneasy, always had, but his gaze was still drawn to it like a moth to a flame. His sanity kept telling him that it was a trick played on his mind, that it was only reflected moonlight that fluttered in the night, but the words did not bring him any peace; they could not alter the fact that the cottage was abandoned and had been for several years.

'Perhaps I'd better head home,' he thought. 'I ain't gonna' get much fish anyway.'
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:iconmikeyakovlev:
MikeYakovlev Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Incredible, composition.
The rain: is that a motion blur on dots/ all hand drawn/ or a brush?
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:icongabrielwigren:
GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. Neither, It's a technique using only filters.
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:iconthe-muddy:
the-muddy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is so beautiful and intricate...... amazing work.
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:icongabrielwigren:
GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yea I love the fact that I had the time and effort to work on this for so long. Now I'm just swamped with stuff. Hope it cools down soon. Thanks.
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the-muddy Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I hope so too! Looking forward to seeing more from you
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cheers.
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peccatori Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so awesome, great work :clap:
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TaKe-bamboo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012   Artist
beautiful!
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:iconcid228:
CID228 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist
Kinda reminds me a little of "The Strange High House in the Mist" by H.P.Lovecraft.

Very nice !
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Yorgmeister Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Spectacular.
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009-1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Very Amazing men :D
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CaptainStabby Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the story that went with the painting. Its an awesome painting, but I think a little hard to make out. I think maybe increasing the contrast a bit might benefit the painting.
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks. Yeah, I feel that a bit too, though I made this one a small laptop and that's why it might look a bit of. I have noticed some other things that I will correct later as well but thank you for the critique.
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CaptainStabby Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My pleasure ^.^ It is a really good painting.
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BardofDarkness Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Great work. I liked the story as well. As a writer I greatly admire artists because they tell stories with their art, something I'd love to be able to do.
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the-Loony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
your environments look awe inspiring!
and in this work your words and strokes likewise are somewhat special, each apart from the other, yet together they mate so well, that from a distance they look like one big picture, instead a puzzle of small fragments.
or in one sentece: your structuring, connecting and balancing of parts and pieces is really fine work!
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nikitasaurus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This piece is so original, I love it. Original because it really, actually gives the viewer a sense of height and scope. I can feel that the mountains looming above are gargantuan, and even with photographs, that's very hard to capture. Well done.
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it.
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Zhrayde Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I absolutely love this piece! It has been featured here: [link]
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks.
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PutYourBraveFaceOn Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
Yay! I’m very glad to announce you that your artwork has been chosen to be amongst the best deviations :iconwinner-plz: submitted to our :iconforeverartgroup: in the month of August 2012. You can check it out here: Featured & here: Hall Of Fame ( 28 - August 2012 ) . :clap: P.S. Please, don’t forget to show us some love :heart: by :+fav:ing the Blog. :thanks: If you had seen this Blog faster than we got to announce it to you, even better! :thumbsup:
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, I'm honored.
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jerry8448 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've featured this in my journal. Hope you don't mind ;) [link]
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Not at all.
Thanks.
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memod Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional
This one is kicking butt, man! Love it, the whole view and atmosphere, the idea of this small dude sitting in front of this giant cliff....That's definitely impressive. A few minor points though, if I may: I think the cottage is falling out of perspective a little. We're looking up to it, but it feels as if tilting towards us. I think it'd also be good to maybe add a little shack to it and make it sit in the rock better, so that it does not feel so isolated. You know, like you'd usually build a house somewhere, where it's a bit sheltered. Plus I'd probably tone down the light a little. From that distance it would not be as strong anymore. The colour contrast would still make it pop :nod:
Instead you could maybe have a flickering lantern to the right which is casting a few warm highlights onto the fisher, while the fishing line is catching the moonlight a bit...all subtle, but just to pop the character a little more =]
Anyways, hope you don't mind those critiques, it's still a great piece overall :nod: Love it =]

Daniel
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Hey,thanks. I really appreciate the critique.

Best.
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memod Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional
Anytime =]
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johnelijah Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice lighting :D
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jordangrimmer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Bloody lovely man :) I really want to see what's at the top of the mountain!
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks, yea at first I was thinking of cutting the painting in the middle, glad I didn't do that.;)
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RogerStork Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012   General Artist
love how you did the mountains
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tcwoua Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations! Your entry has been level up to a+ gallery at :iconbestdrawings: keep up the good work! :dance:
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cheers.
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WillGArt Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
whoah
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Leocervas Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Awesome! I love it!!!:love:
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
The mood in this is amazing. Once again I can completely relate to the feeling of sitting there in the quiet and the rain, waiting for the fish to wake up. I especially like the reflections of the light on the rain that bounces off the rock and the man's hat. I must admit though, the warm colours of the light in the cottage, especially in contrast to the murky weather, makes it look cosy and inviting. I suppose from Mr Flynn's point of view though, it's spooky since he knows it shouldn't be there. The mini story to go with the painting is a great touch. It's always nice to see a bit of how the artists mind worked in the making of a certain picture.
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad I could make you feel like your there, that's always an achievement. The first, or general feeling would be like yours, a warm and welcoming cottage. Though it felt to obvious and I'm somewhat drawn to the spooky side of things.
Thanks.
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Gaspode5 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
Nothing beats spooky. You're welcome!
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Efflamm Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
masterpiece
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lavoieqc Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
omg i love this, great great atmosphere. favorited.
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FoolSightBlind Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Great scale,lighting and color,the painting tells the whole story, great work1
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The-WordWeaver Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
A number of people below (or above, I don't know how this thing works) were commenting on your use of adjectives. I, personally, love your use of adjectives. It gives the sentences in which you use them a certain sophistication. The only thing is that that sophistication is not present in any of the sentences that are not purely descriptive. What I would do, as opposed to holding yourself back on the description, is bring everything else up to that level as well, namely in, "The light made him uneasy, always had, but..."
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becsketch Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think the image and the story enhance each other, I spent a moment creating my own narrative in my mind from just looking at the image and I think it fit your story appropriately - and then looking back at the image after reading your story enhanced the image, great storytelling in both avenues: Atmosphere, mood, and intrigue. It's always fun to read the story behind the art, thanks for sharing :)
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Glad you liked it:) I've put together a short screen capture video on this painting so if your interested there is a link in the description.
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Meelosh Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think the fella above me just didnt have something smart to say...

No need to simplify anything adjectives are spot on, and I have to say it has minor resemblance with Hemingway (For whom the bell tolls).

As for the painting, I have to say you have a brilliant technique. Seems almost like mate painting. The mood follows the story well. And it all just works together. Well done.
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Perhaps, Even if some might be wrong a variety of opinions can open ones mind about something. Especially if you´ve worked yourself blind on a project.

Thank you for the kind words.
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quauhtli123 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Love the story. Love the painting. The coloring is great, and how you make the rain is just excellent.
A comment about the story, though, is that using "eerily" two times in two sentences sounds off.

Anyway, keep up the great work! :D
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! Yea for such a short text I agree, the second use isn't necessery, if even the first one... Got eager to publish this one, could of used more time on the short text. And I might do.
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bubblybox Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
I really like this piece! Personally, I think just looking at the picture, it does peak one's curiousity, as in 'what or who's in that cabin?', much like what the fisherman in the story is doing as well. I don't feel the 'eerieness' that the story describes to its fullest extent, but there certainly is some mystery in there! The short story does add to the picture, though, and all in all I think you've done a really good job on this. :)
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GabrielWigren Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cheers. Could´ve reduced the feeling of spookiness a mite, got a bit of track I think.
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