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Nursery II (Winter) by Tolkyes Nursery II (Winter) by Tolkyes
Oil on canvas. 22"x30".

A Christmas themed painting to a degree.
It's a 'sequel' to my first "Nursery" painting.
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movementalstudios Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Student Filmographer
.......Roger Dean meets Thomas Kinkade right here, ladies and gentlemen. Sheesh.
Such a brilliantine glimpse into a connection between the ether above and the frost below.
I can only imagine how breathtaking this would be in a large format print.....or of course, in person.

Got some questions on the brain now that I've taken this picture in...basically about the conception of it.
I've done pieces that turn out as a collage, which are usually spontaneous explorations.
...what I want to know is, how did you go about planning this picture? Did you have a layout in mind, or several, and stuck with one you liked?
Did you have a list of elements to start with, and then planned how and where to "layer" them in the painting?

Just curious about the "Making Of". It's amazing how everything fits together in this.
Clearly you have been working on your craft for a good while.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! This painting was carefully laid out ahead of time.
 I only paint nebulae that actually exist for more realism.
 In the lay-out process I made sketches and looked at numerous photos. I gradually eliminated about half of all the possibilities.  I'm left with what I think will look good and will express what I want to express.
Some paintings of mine are completely spontaneous with only a vague idea of what I want to do. Most are somewhere in between.
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LongLostStranger Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014
Woah.... I love how you blend space with earth (or whatever planet this is on....) 
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I've noticed that nebulae are visually similar in structure to certain kinds of glowing fungus, deep sea creatures, trees covered in vines, unusual rock formations and icebergs. I thought it natural to morph them together at times.
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N7-Waffles Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
This is so gorgeous.
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I haven't gotten as many comments as I would have liked with this painting. I appreciate it.
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Helioth Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
a symphony for my eyes
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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zemy101 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
Just stunning, I'm in love with your style! The ice structures merging with the nebulae is a stroke of genius. Raw imagination.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! I haven't received that many comments on this painting, especially compared to my first "Nursery" painting. It's much appreciated.
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StephanieFimbres Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Id give anything to see you do a tutorial on how you do you're nebulas and galaxies
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. Actually I find them relatively easy to do. I look at photos in books and on the internet and make black & white copies to go by.
I paint from light to dark. I try to match the colors with the actual nebulae but you don't have to be all that precise. The colors vary somewhat from photo to photo, anyway.
Be sure to paint with titanium white. It's very dense and opaque.
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:icontolkyes:
Tolkyes Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013   Traditional Artist
This is truly magical
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I do try to infuse a magical quality into my paintings. At the same time I'm influenced by science, particularly astronomy, as well.
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013   Traditional Artist
I can see your inspiration. Your quite welcome
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Your amazing work have been featured at :iconalightindarkness: [link] :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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neverdying Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I really like your palette and all the details, especially the nebulas! fantastic work!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I looked at your gallery. You are an excellent traditional artist.
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sakaaali Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome! And thank you so much, that really means a lot to me :)
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rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, that is pretty amazing. Great colors, love the light.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I really like the organic imagery in your stipple drawings. I used to do pen and ink stipple drawings awhile back.
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rannveigfunderud Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Organic is the best! I work very intuitive with the composition yet the time demanding technique makes it also very thorough. I really like your things.
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Xenofish Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
wow... why so less views?
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. It hasn't been all that long since I posted it. If it ever gets a Daily Deviation that always helps.
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TheCoozieS Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Explosive and tranquil at the same time ... lovely
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! That was the effect I was going for. I wasn't sure if it came across that way or not.
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blanket86 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I love this style and this colours!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much.
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catelee2u Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great!!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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BlueArctica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
Looks like an album cover.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. I think it would make a good album cover for a prog rock or psychedelic music group.
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BlueArctica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
Yeah it would :D
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farawayforest Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Super magical!
I finally get "Yes".
I don't need to understand their music, it just makes me feel inspired.
Kinda like your art works.:)

I think your world looks like what I would see if I could do Astral Projection.:)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad that you can relate to my world.
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Mope-hurl Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Amazing crab nebula effects in the sky. Love this painting!
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I tried to paint actual nebulae that people who are familiar with astronomy could recognize.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional
very nice work
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.
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nagohsirhc Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student General Artist
I love the use of Nebula! It almost looks like they have even given birth to a few stars, great work! :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad that came across.
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Fractalvision Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is amazing. Your paintings always have such a positive atmosphere. :)
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I try to be positive- most of the time, anyway.
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Respeanut Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
lovin the details.
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Tolkyes Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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ezek19 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!!!!!!!! INCREIBLE!!!!!!!!!
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