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January pic by longestdistance January pic by longestdistance
This was literally called the "january pic" because you know, I wanted to draw+finish it in *January*. Aaaaaaaaaand it's almost April.

I finished most of this in January but due to lack of interest or motivation, it took two more months to finish it. It was just a really huge SAI file and I would only work on it for like 5-10 minutes before losing interest and giving up XD;; Ngl I really did not enjoy working on this at all. Which sucks because I usually love working on this kind of stuff. :iconlazycryplz:

Also added on with the guilt of putting off art I've owed people for months and I feel the need to justify myself any time I draw something now. :iconlazyrollplz: What have I become...
But in any case it's nice to have something to actually upload to DA for once hahaha

3/28/14 quick edit
Thank you GotNoJob for pointing out that I drew both of the middle statue's hands on backwards XD I normally don't go back to fix mistakes but this was just unacceptable :iconomgcryplz:
The hands still look horrible but at least it looks better than before hahaha
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Mina-Chan2301 Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist
are u kidding me your hands are wonderful look at mine (ok my art is terrible so....)
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Gah thanks I'm glad you think so ;w; Can we just all unanimously agree that drawing hands sucks? Also your art isn't terrible~ <3 And if you think so then you always have the opportunity to make it better <3 keep it up!
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Mina-Chan2301 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist
thx <33 and yeah hand drawing really sucks °3°
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Reaper145 Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is wonderful! It has a really kind of... disturbing vibe. It's so dark near the bottom and she stands out really well against the entire picture. It just seems like there's a story and it really makes you want to know what's going on. Plus, I can't comment on everything, but damn, Distance! Your backgrounds just keep getting better and better. 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hngg thank you so much Reaper ;v; I really enjoy doing backgrounds and I hope I can keep on getting better at them <3 I'm tired of drawing random characters with a crappy 5 minute background with polka dots or something :iconomgcryplz:
I'm glad you see so much in this pic ;w; I wonder what the background story is, too. I love seeing people's interpretations of it
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Reaper145 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Your background level is becoming pro/unattainable XD 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Daww I'm glad you think so ;v; :iconnashablushplz:
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monochom Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Aaaaaaand it has like January-April's 3-4 months of color ..
.. I find it a bit disturbing.. is that a claw under her dress? .. the composition is intense if I may say so.. you have stained glass.. the sleeping beauty.. the statue with no face?.. the cherubs.. the columns, the owls.. so many messages that go.. somewhere..
.. it is like you only (probably) missed making the flowers resemble some known species of poisonous/nocturnal/etc plant..
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
What a lovely comment ;v; I'm so glad you noticed everything! And I really like your thoughts on the plants. I wish I had thought of that ;u; I should do that next time~ Thank you! ;u;
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Hinausa Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This deserves a DD ;v;
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aaahh you really think so?! Thank you so much :iconnashablushplz: ;w;
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originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
too bad you didn't enjoy drawing this :( that happens sometimes though and I know how you feel. it still came out amazing though XD
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ;u; I'm glad it all came out alright in the end! I hope I don't encounter this sort of difficulty many too times in the future XD
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SnowCorridor Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have all the right to put this off. I wouldn't know how long I could take working on something like this before my patience runs out.

However! This piece is very brilliant and eye-catching! Keep it up! ~<3
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;w; I'll keep doing my best!
My computer had a hard time handling the file since it was so big... I wonder if that was what made me so unenthusiastic about working on this... XD
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Tutaro Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Waaaaaw! This is amazing~
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww thanks ;u;
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RocoPwnage Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. I love it. Teach me how to shade like that, senpai ;__;
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaahhhh "sempai" ;u; thank you so much! If you ever have any questions feel free to ask <3
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Kuri-Nii Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Student General Artist
amg senpie this is really beautiful--- i love the theme and scenes hn >//<
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aaaaa thank you so much ;u; <33
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AuqaKissGrabbit Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
Epiiicccc (*w*)b
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww thanks :3
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AuqaKissGrabbit Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
np xD
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coralsango78 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Hang in there longestdistance!! I'm positive  something will inspire you soon!:happybounce: 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ;u; :hug: I think I've been doing better! I have lots of inspiration but then I don't draw :iconlazycryplz: gotta fix this!
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NamineLee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can I ask a question because I would like you to put the meaning of this beautiful art?

Because I kept on guessing, Is the queen in love with the statue? Is the queen becoming a statue? Why can't we see the hooded statue's face and stuff I guess?
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You may interpret it any way you'd like? Personally I see the middle statue as some kind of evil queen or mother figure who wants to drag the girl down into the underworld? Maybe? XD
There isn't really any set meaning and I think your interpretations are quite lovely :3
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NamineLee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! In anyway it is very wonderful.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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NamineLee Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Bunny Emoji-21 (Huggy) [V1] 
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GotNoJob Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student
lmao i can wait dont worry XD just as long as you post art, im already happyyy ahhhh glorious artt ~~~ 

would like to point out a few things tho;
= the queen's (lets just say shes the queen) body is a little stiff and odd, especially the head>shoulder part. Her face looks calm but the body, not. Unless there's a reason you want to put it that way, then thats cool too, like maybe she's becoming a statue too or something idk
= the hooded statue's  left hand is wrong XD the thumb is supposed to be on the other side. And the hand looks broken because its bent too inwards. 

other than that, wonderful colours as always ! 
i spot some owls too !
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
OMFG YOU'RE RIGHT ABOUT THE HAND :iconomgcryplz::iconohfuckplz::iconsuperembarrassedplz:
oh jeez thank you for pointing that out because i'm gonna fix it O_O

Gahhh thank you soo much ;w; And it makes me happy when you critique my art <3  :iconslowhugplz:
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tanaw Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
OMGOSH. THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL. <3 I just love the colors and the way you paint! *sobs*
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Aww! Thank you! <3
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polybean Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I hate that feeling! Like, when you're all hyped and excited to do a drawing, and then just... lose interest, but feel obligated to finish. I wish you could have enjoyed it, but it is still very lovely.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ;w; Yeah I hope I don't have this problem too much. It's like "gahh I don't want to finish this" lol
 I do like to think i've been doing better since then ;u;
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Gabu-San Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice. One thing I've learned is that you can't create art, you just bring it to the physical realm. If that "summon" took that long, it's because you needed the extra time.
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thanks ^^ oooo I must become more efficient at focusing my energy!
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Seinnei Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this drawing is awesomely beautiful! the drawing is so well done and the effects in the plants are absolutely gorgeous! and... yeah i understand you... someyimes you can get bored while drawing a detailed picture for a long time QvQ
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;w; slowly getting myself back into art! I can dooo this
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Vicle-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very beautiful :iconyuiwahplz: <333
I love the colors and details *A* <333
in some cases the lack of interest and motivation are our worst enemies OTL 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much dear ;u; <3
And very true! It can be so hard to stay motivated ;;
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lisajong2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing drawing!!! waaah are those weeping angels I see?Time to haul ass out of here! 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much ;w;
uh oh they might be
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Bloodnale Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
it looks very lovely, though

a shame you didn't enjoy working on this piece

but I understand

I have similar thoughts about one of my drawings...
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you soo much ;w;
Thankfully I've been enjoying drawing more! I'm just really glad I'm done with this picture though XD
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Bloodnale Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, no problem ;) & I am glad to hear you enjoying drawing again <'3
hahaha, I understand why ^-^
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Amazing :lovelyeyes: 
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longestdistance Featured By Owner May 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :3
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