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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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:iconwolf-lumper:
Wolf-Lumper Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
That's awesome!
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:iconumbri-girl:
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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:iconmomotsukinezumi:
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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:iconeinlee:
einlee Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
hmm, i always thought his works had some touches of steampunk =P
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:iconbuttons752:
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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:iconaverageandroid:
averageandroid Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice detail! : D
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:iconkaio-stormwing:
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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:iconcvzka:
Cvzka Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Artist
Love the lightning :3 :love:
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:iconvalithax12:
valithax12 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011
the color are son nice i love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconjutheo:
jutheo Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2011
this is how value is added to a painting!
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:iconapocalypticfallout:
ApocalypticFallout Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Brillient, you are very creative
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:iconzoroblind69:
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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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
hoarder's ballad!
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:iconamayawolf:
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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:iconjimaji:
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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:iconevilstrawberrycookie:
evilstrawberrycookie Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The lighting is cool.
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:iconlassliley:
LassLiley Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011   General Artist
SOOOOOOOOOOOOO AMAZING! I love it! :)
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:iconboomstix:
boomstix Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
thumbs up ~ove the look and feel
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:icontaihaku-chan:
Taihaku-chan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2011
:D :heart: As always, it's wonderful :)
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:icondemented-beholder:
Demented-Beholder Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2011
It's fabulous!!!
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:iconnolimites:
nolimites Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
play songs more for me ! :love:
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:iconiroc3d:
iroc3d Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
I love the colors and the line work. Just great.
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:iconpoucinet-art:
Poucinet-art Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
so beautiful ;')
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:iconmalgorzataarska:
MalgorzataArska Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
awesome :)
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:iconveritas-found:
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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:iconrejoicingrequiem:
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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:iconhitohoriaishur:
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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:iconkaede-kit:
kaede-kit Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
I really love your shading and your colors. c:
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CowsWithGuns101 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Wow, I love the coloring and the characters expression
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:iconmitia-arcturus:
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Dear einlee
This fantastic art work ... is selected to get in...Action-Portraits
If you agree...!!!
:iconaction-portraits:...:heart:
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:iconcre8ted:
Cre8ted Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
i love the lights...its so amazing how you find the shadings..
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:iconormille:
Ormille Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011   Artist
brilliant~
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:icontombofsoldier:
Tombofsoldier Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Love love love every part about this!
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:iconvampire-bait:
Vampire-Bait Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
AWESOME JOB!!!
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:iconirisieren:
irisieren Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is beautiful ;A;
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:iconmishelangello:
Mishelangello Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
Beautiful!
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ShermanTank13 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Professional Filmographer
loverly
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:iconlobita-miri:
lobita-miri Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Student General Artist
I love your drawings !.... I became your fan .... I hope someday to be like you and draw so great about
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:iconpharaonicwolf:
PharaonicWolf Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
Very cute! Great color palette - I love the mysterious glow of the violin strings. :)
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:icontechlynn:
Techlynn Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
I think my favorite part of this pic is the sheet music stuffed in his hat. It just looks really natural sitting there.
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:iconpantsdancingly:
PantsDancingly Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair on this kid makes me so happy. srsly. wat.
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:iconxotary:
Xotary Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist
Fantastic!!!!!
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:iconxnanaxcore:
xNanaxCore Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome..
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:iconmoogyaka:
moogyAKA Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
i love the notes on the hat ^^
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:iconartiphex:
ARTIPHEX Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
amazing work, the atmosphere is magical
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Donyushk Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011
wooow
it's something unbelieveble*_____________________*
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:iconmedricht:
medricht Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
00 This is incredible! Call me amazed. The expression is spot on, the lighting is excellent. Well done!
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