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The Boundary by Charlie-Bowater The Boundary by Charlie-Bowater
'I am not lost. I am found
This wandered path is filled with fleeting whispers
Empty promises of better days
Silence, however, is stretching out her hand
‘This way’
Leave behind the cross roads and dead ends
You are not lost. You are found'


Something different, personal. All digital - Photoshop CS3.

Plain sketch and lots more updates on my blog: [link]

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:iconmedailon:
medailon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Oh. The tree. And the line "Leave behind the cross roads and dead ends". Touches me.
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DasTenna Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
The boundary of or from what I wonder. Is she leaving a sanctuary or moving into one?
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Kant-Polhem Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
This is sooo beautiful. It really makes me wonder. :) Love it!
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TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Wonderful!
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Framais Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Truly beautiful! Not sure if someone else said it already, but reminds me a lot of Arthur Rackham's illustrations.
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doodlepoot Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
What a wonderful imagination you have! This picture is both gorgeous and inspirational.
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Skywayup Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
wow this is gorgeous !
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Morpheusdream Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010
I would have swear that that was traditional! Lovely atmosphere!
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zeckl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2010
When I was child, there were some books telling the story of a rabbit.... I can't remember the name but the style of this picture reminds me a lot this little tale ! = ) In the meanwhile, it makes me think (most of your work I must admit) to Art Nouveau. Here it's about the colors, usually it's about the way you draw, very pure and the postures which are very.... sensual for some... = )
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:iconpapertigress:
papertigress Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
Bit different, yes, but just as beautiful and even more intriguing.




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:iconnadishe:
nadishe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
:) lovely
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:icontilwen:
tilwen Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
wahay for arthur rackham-ish art! :) love it, it has a really traditional feel even though it is digitally done. gorgeous concept with the tree of handprints.
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:iconvinnora:
Vinnora Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the atmosphere and the weight of the lines. The handprints on the tree is an interesting touch.
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:iconterabetha:
Terabetha Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I find myself coming back to this piece over and over again, it's almost magnetic <3
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner May 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So enchanting and lovely *u*
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Werner-Diedericks Featured By Owner May 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That tree makes my head spin... awesome work ;)
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vanawillemiel Featured By Owner May 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
love the gentle handprints.
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silvercross00 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
dreamy~ ♥
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kellenjane Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this reminds me of the picture books i read when i was younger--it's really fascinating just to look at.
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:iconneyuu:
Neyuu Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Digital Artist
she looks a lot like namine, is it her?
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:iconcharlie-bowater:
Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nope.
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Shadouge1333 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010
Similar on an illustration.
Lovely ^^
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diegoidef Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Very nice drawing and excellent composition, itīs always good to try different things and you did it very well!
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:icondraumstafur:
draumstafur Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is beyond gorgeous. I absolutely love how it's like a fairytale put all in one image.

The hands on the trees are simply an awesome touch, and I also adore the blue tones and subtle texturing!
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Peach-Jelly Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The hands on the tree is a beautiful touch.
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IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2010
Wonderful work!:D
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jott6900 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
Wow! That's great! It's like watercolour. You should check out some artwork by Gabe on Penny-arcade. He did some watercolour type stuff for assassin's creed.
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lunarsparks Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is very different indeed. I love the muted misty atmosphere and your use of outlining in this. Add to that a very beautiful (and adaptable) visual message, it really makes an impact. I was intrigued to know more upon first glance.
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Kyendo Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional
Don't get me wrong, your usual stuff is excellent (well duh, there's a reason I watch you) but there's something in this that's so wonderfully expressive in a way that a fully rendered digital painting can never expect to be. :) I'd love to se more of these.
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Charlie-Bowater Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much :3 I began by painting this the way I normally do, but it really seemed to take something away. I'm glad it's expressive.

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renkyo Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
I wish I was found, too.
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cesca-specs Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wowwww, lovely.
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Fabio-Barboni Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
I love this one so much Charlie!
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MysticFay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
It's like a storybook illustration. Beautiful! I love the tree with the hand prints. Maybe the girl is following signs someone left for her.
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Muchavu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
uuuuuaaaaa genius!! pure poetry:)
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:iconidene:
Idene Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
So beautiful! I love how the atmosphere is all dark, foggy and scratched, yet her recent hand print on the tree is so bright and clear. :3 Beautifully done.

fav'd
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cecy-loveart Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
deep and cute ^^
really inspiring ;D
thankyou for this :heart:
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MargoMeiko Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Student Filmographer
Lovely atmosphere! :)
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PersAbsynthFaerie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Ooh, very lovely. It has a very Arthur Rackham feel to it :heart:
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:iconami-suhzu:
ami-suhzu Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
I think I've found myself staring at this picture for over ten minutes now. It's so beautiful, and peaceful.
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Plueschpups Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
This is absolutely amazing! It looks like the beginning of a journey to a great story, a fairytale...it is just beautiful. I could stare at it the whole day and wouldn't get tired of seeing it. Your style is so adorable. And this little poem fits perfectly with the painting. It's awesome! You definitely have to do more of this. Perhaps you will even show us how the story is going to evolve.
Great work! Please, please do more!
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EmikoTenicho Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
beautiful! I love the poem very very much c:
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:iconvehemencia:
vehemencia Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
its totally different than your previous works, and its beautiful.
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Guadalupespectro Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
very very beautiful.:teddy:
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gotenkun Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Wow, so mystical, so magical!! its a lovely work, with a lotta details to be appreciated :) the perfect scene to start a mysterious adventure for a girl :) nice start for a movie :D
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pagepixie Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
love the handprints up the tree. wish more were done with the light.
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yodiame Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Simple but amazing....

im really amazed in the foreground...

Cool work friend! :love:
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:iconnutsh33ll:
nutsh33ll Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
Wow! It's so beautiful! I love the handprints on the tree, it's makes it all so cool! :) :heart:
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:iconfesbra:
fesbra Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
looks sweet and tender
love it :)
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:iconla-valse:
la-valse Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2010
aw, this brought back a sudden flash of childhood memories reading shirley barber's books. Love it! :)
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