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Painful Blue by ChristinZakh Painful Blue by ChristinZakh
"I would have walked to the clouds, if there had been a road".

This is an illustration to the second part of my novel. I was describing a moment, when, my character is lying wounded on the ground in the middle of the battle, too exhausted to keep on fighting. And at this very moment he sees northing but the clouds, so painfully beautiful and so far from him.
And I couldn't simply get rid of this image of the clouds passing before his eyes.

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Check out The Book of Contradictions 

 My original comic series based on my novel trilogy. 

TBOC - Chapter 2 Cover by ChristinZakhLights and Dust by ChristinZakh Silence by ChristinZakh Volume One Comic Cover by ChristinZakh Vesus Dragon Rider by ChristinZakh The Song for the Unicorn by ChristinZakh 
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:iconjoe5029:
Joe5029 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That graphic novel is awesome! :D
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Josiah-Black Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Student General Artist
insanely awesome
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Valkury Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Hey I just want to say that your art is really realistic and I adore your portraits/ head paintings !
I think it is rather unlikely that the veins in this picture would show like that if the hand is held up, thought. Unless the person has a serious blood pressure problem ;) Astonishing lighting !
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:DD Damn! You are so right about the veins! I didn't think about it. I just wanted to draw veins and that's it! Thank you for noticing. I will be accurate next time! And thank you for you kind words! ^_^
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:iconphoebe-96:
Phoebe-96 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
will this novel be available in english? your illustrations are amazing!
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :)))) Well, it will be. I'm translating it now. I so want to share it with the English speaking world, but it going to take a while. ^_^
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AnjaDiPaolo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the balance of sharpness and blur. The light on the hand is also great. I can't stop starring at these beautiful veins.
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lil-razzle-dazzles Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
After I read your description I understood the shaky cam/blur effect. It's his eyes out of focus and his hand straining, shaking as he tries to touch the sky. That's a pretty amazing rendition of a wounded soldier. For many, it's the last thing they see. It's painfully beautiful.
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much for your words. You cought the exact idea I wanted to put in this work. This means a lot for me. Thank you again.
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:iconnfwar:
NFWar Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One song comes to my mind.
"I belive I can fly, I belive I can touch the sky"
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D Well I can understand why! Honestly, I was listening to these three songs:
Brothers (Kyoudai) - Ooshima Michiru
Fukuin - Wada Kaoru
Saikai - Wada Kaoru
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sharandula Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Молодец, Кристин!
Раздвоенная рука добавялет болезненное ощущение. Очень вкусные венки ^__^
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^___^ Спасибо! :))) Я когда на нее смотрю долго, мне кажется, что у меня температура 38. :D Даже не думала, что такой эффект получится, ибо я просто дурака валяла.
И.. мне кажется, или у Джоанны волосы шевелятся у тебя на авике! О_О
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:iconsharandula:
sharandula Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
да ветерок подул)))
Спасибо за музыку! На работе скачала уже, ща буду воодушевляться)
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Я тебе еще покидаю сейчас из Цельнометаллического алхимика... я кстати тут... немного сумасшедшая после вчерашнего. Пишу нонстоп. Кажется, сегодня главу закончу!:DDD
Ветерок это круто! Такое эффектно ощущение реальности создает!
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:iconsharandula:
sharandula Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Прогуливаешь что ли?
Во как хорошо, оказывается надо было выговориться и тут же поперло!
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ну... у нас сегодня только рисунок. А я договорилась с учителями, что дома его на компе сделаю. Так что и да, и нет! :))) Ну я на самом деле еще и проект сижу свой ненавистный делаю...
И видимо надо было выговорится... ибо прет меня не по-детски... Я хожу по дому, сама с собой разговариваю, собак пугаю. Но в голове все так чик-чик складывается... Оооо... это круто... Я вот пока твоего ответа ждала страницу написала. :D
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:iconsharandula:
sharandula Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
ОГо! Ну ты шустрила)
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
И не говори! Сама в шоке! :DDDD
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Umbravita Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
When I first saw this I thought it brought to mind hope and someone telling another of his dreams. But reading that description, all of a sudden it seems sad and even desperate. Beautifully done.
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I think this piece is still about hope and dreams. Just degree of sadness and happiness depends on... how futile hope is. :)
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work! :clap:
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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:iconcindysart:
CindysArt Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You´re most welcome :glomp:
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:iconbronzevalim:
BronzeValim Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student
oh awesome, where can i read this novel? it sounds good and the picture is amazing!
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm afraid you can't so far, yet you can read in Russian. :D For this is the language the original novel is written in. But I'm translating it in english now. Hope it won't take really long. So one day, you'll be able to read it. I guess I will post it chapter-by-chapter right here on DA.
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:iconbronzevalim:
BronzeValim Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Student
awesome thanks! unfortunatley i can't read russian *kicks dirt* but hey enlish is good too! Don't worry take your time with the translation!
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's very sad that Russian is not as common as English. It's sad to realize that you writing can be read just by one people. :( I'm going to start writing in English... as soon as I master it fully. :))))
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:iconbronzevalim:
BronzeValim Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student
Take your time! :)
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:iconscruffy-stevie:
Scruffy-Stevie Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student General Artist
The detail is so incredibly lifelike, amazing work.
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :)))))
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Scruffy-Stevie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You are welcome :D
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:icondreamweaver11:
dreamweaver11 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a very... poignant, powerful image, moment, idea... what you will. Wow!
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
^_^ Thank you!
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GreedsUltimateSheild Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
beautiful. The skin has great texture and somehow you have managed to incorporate so much emotion into a simple gesture, I love it. Really amazing.
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^
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MissLucifer87 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
*stares at in awe* I just ..... Speachless. *fav*
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :))))
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ecki-cg Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This one is really nice, but I think there could be more color variations in the skintones. (e. g. reddish subsurface scattering at the fingertips, knuckles tend to be more red, some shadowy spots tend to look greenish, etc.)

But overall it's really nice and I really like this "Damn I'm dying" blur effect :dummy:
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, I understand what are you talking about, however, I thought that this effect could make a picture more... happy, of I may say so. But I wanted it to me more melancholic... :) That's why I refused reality a bit.
Thank you so much for your words. I'm happy that you liked ""Damn I'm dying" blur effect" (cool formulation!! :D) I'm so proud of it! :D
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:iconemilyahedrick:
Emilyahedrick Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very cool :D the sky is a very pretty place sometimes :D
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'd say almost always, even if it's cloudy and gray... Because it's far... that's why it often seems to be better then anything that's close. ^_^ But it's just IMHO. :D Thank you for your words! :)
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:iconemilyahedrick:
Emilyahedrick Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its been cloudy here the last few days :) but it did look pretty cool!
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:iconeuxiom:
Euxiom Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Oh wow, this sounds like a wonderful scene. I really love the picture! Good luck on your novel.
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ^_^
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:iconeuxiom:
Euxiom Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
You're welcome!
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PerfectSymmetryXx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Beautiful. I also really love the description, it really sounds like something I would like to read.
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:iconchristinzakh:
ChristinZakh Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I'm happy to hear. ^_^ Unfortunately, I have to finish translating first. For it's written in Russian.
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PerfectSymmetryXx Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Ah well, I'll be patient :D
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gInabr0wn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
niceeee
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