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Between the River and the Forest by moyan Between the River and the Forest by moyan
black chinese calligraphy ink (sumi) on xuan paper. B4 size.

cover for a trilingual haiku zine (slovene-english-japanese), collaboration between ~cmrlj and me.

the zine can be read in my :iconmoyanii: haiku account:



the back illustration for the zine can be viewed in full here:



by #dALinkSystem, i'll like to show the reference photos of those beautiful scenery of river drava, which i based my ink paintings:

Boat on river Drava by ~Lepricon-1501



and Drava by ~MarcusDeKrieg

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Ivanmladenovi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Good :)
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:iconjustcametosayhello:
JustCameToSayHello Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
In regards to the December 2012 critique competition:

Moyan, I initially started following you when I saw your digital painting, "I Can Fly!". Though I enjoyed the light embracing feel of that painting, I became more in awe of your traditional chinese style artwork, specifically pieces like this one above.

Your ability to capture the small details one would only notice when looking closely can only be topped by your truly incredible talent in making the painting look simple. The best part (in my opinion) of this style of artwork is finding that simplicity and adding the hidden details, which you have done quite nicely.

If there was anything to say at all about this painting as far as improvements go, I have to say there really is not much that would really improve your skill that I can recommend, although I did notice that the reference picture was incredibly similar to your painting (as it should be). My only critique is that, in order to improve upon yourself, instead of just taking the reference photo and making a similar picture, maybe add or take away something to make it yours. For instance if you had taken this photo and made a painting on just the closest boat and the bushes while keeping your incredible style, I think you might find it very beneficial to your art. Or maybe it is something simpler like adding a bit of color to the trees or water.

Anyways, I am sure this is over 70 words -.- but I was really inspired to do this. All in all I really enjoy seeing your artwork in my inbox, and all of your artwork is really incredible! Thank you for being on dA!
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seftonswan Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Good work! looks like the west lake at Hangzhou in late autumn
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t-mann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
Hello! I really, really like this picture, and it would be awesome if I could use it in one of my interior scene renderings! I currently work on a school project in interior design. Image would be rendered inside the scene in 3d. I will upload the first test render for you to see if I can get your approval :)
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:iconmoyan:
moyan Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ok please note me when it's up. :)
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t-mann Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Interface Designer
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veinne Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
cool. :o
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Yusuke-Hitomi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kawaii :3 :+fav:
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LEMONGREENART Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoah so nice!
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fant25 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
I love this kind of traditional art, too. :)
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