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Just a few more pieces to post from Imagined Realms. :) I'd been working on this one off and on for years, it's great to have it finally done (or at least, I think it's done.) 

Check out my Imagined Realms project on Kickstarter!
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:icontiercel42:
tiercel42 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015
I am sad that you don't sell prints for this, because I want to cover a wall with it.  Maybe two or three walls.  Possibly the ceiling.
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:iconfairystory98:
fairystory98 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
<3
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:iconkara-kiwi:
Kara-Kiwi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous!
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:iconathenapallas87:
athenapallas87 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really beautiful, and richly detailed. The composition and colors are so lovely that it wouldn't surprise me at all if this ended up getting a DD at some point! Really a lovely piece.
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:iconkatsumiyo:
Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
I love this piece so much, it's so beautiful and bittersweet.
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:iconbarananduen:
barananduen Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014   General Artist
Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, the birds, the dress and jewelry on the woman... so beautiful!
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:iconprofetico:
profetico Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014
Brazil?
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:iconmoon-crafter:
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I saw this on Google + just amazing
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:iconmoon-crafter:
Moon-Crafter Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome magesty
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:icondr-aim:
Dr-Aim Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student General Artist
I really like the atmosphere here, how that woman seems to love and care for the birds, the peaceful and happy feeling the colors give off.
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:iconfinickii:
Finickii Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Student Filmographer
One of my favorite from the series, I think. So much to look at and appreciate.
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:iconlafnlion:
LafnLion Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014
You have such skill with colors.  Will you marry me?

I think you are the best artist on DA right now.
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:icontamuril2:
Tamuril2 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist
I love all the bright colors.
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:iconanira:
Anira Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014
Love the contrast between the warm colors in the center and the cold colors up and down the canvas *thumbs up*
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:icondedicatedreviewer:
DedicatedReviewer Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Aw, I really like this piece, and the story it's showing me :)
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:iconangelasasser:
AngelaSasser Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
I'm looking forward to reading the story that will go along with this one.  She instantly intrigues me with her solemn tranquility in a world of beautiful colors and creatures.  Framing the composition with that kind of birds in perspective is a stroke of genius. Beautiful stuff, Julie!
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:iconlevinateg:
LevinaTEG Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The colours! Them colours! *_* Shiny La 
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
love it!
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:iconmasquerade7:
Masquerade7 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!
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:icon00steph:
00Steph Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
Beautiful picture. I love how you've done the composition and all the birds looks amazing.
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:iconthiaminatenn:
ThiaminaTenn Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014   Digital Artist
all the colors! all the birds! the whole mood is beautiful! *_*
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:iconsimlol:
Simlol Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
very beautiful, as all your pics. Love this one especially.
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:icon31iza:
31iza Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconkoru-xypress:
Koru-Xypress Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Your color palette is always so vibrant. I love it.
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:icontelelia:
Telelia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My OC is secretly in this Picture- Just kidding- though I have two Bird OC's... I'm in love with Birds... I love Birds... *becomes a stalker*

No really, in all seriousness this is a beautiful piece.
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:iconjacob-cross:
Jacob-Cross Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Both amazing and lovely UuU
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:icont-tiger:
T-Tiger Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
So gorgeous! Love your work Julie, you are an inspiration. 
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:iconmmwoodcock:
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
While I love seeing these images, you're not leaving any teasers for the book! I feel like I will see it all before i get it. I need a few surprises XD Will there but some unposted pics for it?
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I really can't win, can I? ;) There will be sketches for each piece, plus a mini stories for each. I wanted to post the artwork so people buying giclees could see what they were getting, and to help keep interest going in the kickstarter, as well as allow people who can't afford to buy anything a chance to see it. I do realize it's not leaving hidden art for the book, but... at the time this seemed the better option. 
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:iconmmwoodcock:
MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
of course you can! You've already won your kickstarter by reaching your goal to make this beautiful book!
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:iconjuliedillon:
juliedillon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014
No, I just meant it's hard to make everyone happy. Every step of the way on this project there's been people wanting something done differently, so I keep changing things, but that just makes things bad in other ways, and it's been difficult trying to figure out how best to do things  and keep everyone happy when it seems like every decision has a downside. 
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MMWoodcock Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah, nah, I'm not trying to be a b*tch. I just get really excited from the thumbs and small pics on kickstarter and then instantly see the larger version on deviantart, so I feel like I see everything in all it's digital glory, but even still, having a solid, tangible printed book will be a delight in itself. I can't wait :) You do it how you wanna do. After the first book and it's production, you'll be better prepared for book 2 :D
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keight Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This is lovely.

I hope to get back to  a couple of multi-year pieces; especially since I've learned how to clean their canvases, and in one case patch a tiny tear.
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I-am-the-wanderer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
This is beautiful. I love it.
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:iconkatiramoon:
KatiraMoon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful piece. I love how the colours look. :)
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:iconkaze26:
kaze26 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
very beautiful
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:iconbisexualzuko:
BisexualZuko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think I'm favoriting every one in this series at this point, they're just all so gorgeous.
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:iconjayelleanderson:
jayelleanderson Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Years? Wow! That's amazing. I love all of the detail on the birds and the floor. And she has the prettiest wheelchair. 
I have a few pictures I've worked on slowly over the years... maybe I should finish them. 
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:iconaestro1215:
Aestro1215 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Really inspiring. I love this! :) (Smile) 
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:iconadmiralangela:
AdmiralAngela Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
this is gorgeous :D
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:iconvincaminor:
VincaMinor Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
I love the detail of the rainbow lorikeet playing with her hair.  Also, is that *gasp* an actual peahen in the bottom right corner, to go with all the peacocks?
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
It is! :) I was drawing in all these peacocks, and I felt like a dope when I realized there weren't any peahens (which I think are very pretty in their own right!) 
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cat-lady-vica Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student
Woooooow....fantastic,awesome,amazing that is sooo good!!!!!! N
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:iconelbeniraen:
Elbeniraen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Wonderful.... :o Stunning. I love the colours and the "circles" effects... It makes the scene very moving and gives a feeling of freedom! >< I love it!
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:iconvikbogdanovic:
VikBogdanovic Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Professional
That's a lot of birds. Sweet painting as usual.

-V!K
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:iconzolaida:
Zolaida Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014   Digital Artist
Beautiful composition, this seems like a lovely but sad story. Wonderful!
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:iconrhigu:
rhigu Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! 
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:iconlaeneris:
Laeneris Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Writer
Wow, you've been working on it for years?! :omg: I think it's gorgeous. I love how you've added so many different kinds of birds - they make the piece very colorful and a pleasure to look at. :heart:
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juliedillon Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014
Well, I started it a few years ago, and I'd work on it a little bit a few times a  year but never got around to finishing it. I actually have a few others like that that never seem to get done ^^; 
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:iconlaeneris:
Laeneris Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Student Writer
I understand, I couldn't imagine actually working on it every day for years! :faint: I'm glad you managed to finish this one in the end, though; it's absolutely stunning!
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