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Back Alley Ballad by einlee Back Alley Ballad by einlee
...he'll play a song, just for you :) (...and the mice. and the plants. and the mushrooms...)



whoa, it's been a while, hope everybody's doin good!
the long absence was refreshing.

as for this image..first of all, yes this fella bows with his left hand. the image was inspired by--and the violinist based on--a cute statuette i got a little while ago (that indeed bows with his left hand). instant inspiration the moment i saw it!


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-tools: sai, photoshop 7
-prints are available at ~sakuragarden
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addicted2anime123 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: :love: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Beloved-Star Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can hear a magic sound
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monetsa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Im in love with this, so beautiful and magical!
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CrazyHobbitGirl Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
This... this. is. AWESOME!
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evens2 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Nice!!
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:iconprinceofdark:
princeofdark Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like your painting! It's amazing!
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Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012   Writer
So many wonderful little details! :heart:
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greenfroggies Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012   General Artist
Really great! I love the lighting and the whole thing.
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Jazzcat-27 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I should really stay out of trap doors that are confusing.
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CplSquee Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh hey, is it possible to see a lineart version of this? :)
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CplSquee Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING o__o Love how you've shaded this and the use of colours!
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kapanihan Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how this show how music brings life to everything around it. Very beautiful, thank you!
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chocominte Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
Its so adowable~!
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:iconlabulledelulu:
LaBulleDeLulu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Professional
Very beautiful work !! :)
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seventhSINwrath Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
This is so cute! I really love his frckles and the expression on his face--the colors are so wonderful too :)
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Shikuru Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Photographer
Beautiful art!
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strange--dawn Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
oh my this is crazy good!
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Sketcharooni Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I loveloveloveloveLOVE this!
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chiffon-MOUSE Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fffff- >:[ sogood. You should have wallpapers of these beauties. :D
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takarayume Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:iconcryforeverplz: so beautiful...
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Wolf-Lumper Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
That's awesome!
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Umbri-girl Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
Ooomg I love the composition
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:iconkatarjana:
Katarjana Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011  Student General Artist
I envy your lighting!!!!!
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MomotsukiNezumi Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this looks like it came clean out of a Hayao Miyazaki movie....if Hayao Miyazaki went into steampunk, that is.
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einlee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
hmm, i always thought his works had some touches of steampunk =P
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buttons752 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
WOW amazing really how do you come up with theese ideas'
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averageandroid Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice detail! : D
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Kaio-StormWing Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011
I just remembered why you're probably one of my favourite artists ever. *-*
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Cvzka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artist
Love the lightning :3 :love:
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valithax12 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
the color are son nice i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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jutheo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
this is how value is added to a painting!
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ApocalypticFallout Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Brillient, you are very creative
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zoroblind69 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow! great artwork. i love the mood, shade and quality of this picture. it brings out the hidden magic, as if its coming alive.
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shilin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hoarder's ballad!
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amayawolf Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
The first thought I had upon seeing this picture was "This it looked amazing."

However, being a musician my second thought was "What did he do to the strings!?"

Love it.
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jimaji Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the concept, I would love it if this really happened ^^
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AnimeLuvsFreaks Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it. I love how you've made the strings the same colour as the plants, it gives off the message that when he plays he is one with his surrounding. And I love how you've put one mouse on top of another, it shows the eagerness of the animals in listening to him play. clever compositioning. :D
Wonderful choice of lighting, but is that a mirror in the background? Why have you place it there?
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DYMx Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Why isn't this a not DD yet!? :crying: :heart:
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evilstrawberrycookie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting is cool.
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LassLiley Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   General Artist
SOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING! I love it! :)
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boomstix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
thumbs up ~ove the look and feel
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Taihaku-chan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
:D :heart: As always, it's wonderful :)
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Demented-Beholder Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
It's fabulous!!!
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nolimites Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
play songs more for me ! :love:
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iroc3d Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I love the colors and the line work. Just great.
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Poucinet-art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
so beautiful ;')
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MalgorzataArska Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
awesome :)
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veritas-found Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool. My eye keeps finding something new to oogle over every time I look at it. C: I love the sheet music in his hat, and the glow around the fiddle/plants are awesome. I'm just flat-out in love with this pic. C:

~ Ver
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RejoicingRequiem Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
I love how the strings almost look like they're glowing. And I cannot imagine bowing with my left hand
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HitohoriAishur Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2011
OMG so awesome <3 I especially love how the violin has this eerie glow <3
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