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Lady in black, Locomotive and comrade Cat by DeeJay-Alien Lady in black, Locomotive and comrade Cat by DeeJay-Alien
Дама в черном, Паровоз и товарищ Кот

I've made a sketch a long time ago but finished a week ago. )
Lyrics on a background belongs to my my dear friend ~AquaMarine--A-M-Ink They're on russian.

Это самая странная роль,
Это бремя быть просто собой,
Это жребий играть,
Беспрерывно глядеть в пустоту,
Изучать беспросветную звезд высоту
И опять
Ждать, пока не придет Никогда
И пока загорится звезда
Остается лишь ночь

Those lyrics look like I've felt when made this art and fit it very well, as for me.

BTW, this lady's inspired by Zarah Leander... One of the most amazing singers, talented actresses and beautiful women I've ever seen! :heart:

And yes, I adore living trains and always wanted to draw something related...)))

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Trees :devhafrade: , ~Wicasa-stock , ~Supaslim , ~kool007kat , ~gd08 , ~coffinkittie , =DeeJay-Alien
Feathers ~Starrystock , *redheadstock , ~neato-stock , ~Falln-Brushes
Fur ~nathies-stock
Smoke *tCentric-media , *Wen-JR
Snow ~mimose-stock
Painting brushes *Stalcry
Old photo paper texture =DeeJay-Alien

See sketches and process: [link]

Place and time: 1930s-40s, probably USSR.
Created with Photoshop CS3

Tumblr ---> [link]

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I so love this piece, with the feel of old USSR propaganda, old USSR animation and a bit of journalism. This is my favorite of all I've seen of your work. The mood is exquisite, and I can sense the snow fall and smell the locomotive smoke, as well as feel the cats' tails and the lady's muff and collar. You draw me into it so well.

The limited pallete is great, and the red highlights are so effective. I also didn't notice the green leaf until later, when I looked more closely -- nice touch. It blends just well enough to reward the viewer who truly looks at the work.

But you know me. I'm going to make suggestions (yet also feel a bit guilty about it).

= There's not enough contrast between some of the dark areas, which makes it hard to view without expanding it, especially around the cats. I think you knew this because of the different shades along the tree branches/roots. In my opinion, the vegetation should all be about the color of the locomotive's smoke, which would both let the cats and woman stand out and tie the piece together.

= her forehead is high, more so than in your roughs and than is necessary. Either the eyes should go up or the hair come down.

= give her a bit more of a waist, my friend. She needs internal organs. ;)

= the clock -- such an inspired touch! Yet I found myself wanting to move it around as the placement just doesn't seem exactly right. I couldn't tell you where the clock should go, though. It just the placement doesn't seem to match the perfection of much of the piece. Perhaps it should be more cartoon-like?

I wish I could afford this as a print. I also hope that someday we will meet at some sort of cartoonist's convention or something. I am in such awe of your talent and your vision that it would be a pleasure to shake your hand.
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DeeJay-Alien Dec 31, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! :) 
hinayume Mar 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this art ravishingly beautiful~!
DeeJay-Alien Apr 21, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! ^_^
Hi! :wave:

Your :iconawesome-plz: work has been FEATURED IN MY JOURNAL here: [link] :iconmyheartplz:

DeeJay-Alien Apr 22, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :heart:
sammrgn Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is wonderful :clap:
DeeJay-Alien Dec 27, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :)
Kathimini Dec 13, 2012  Student Artist
lovely atmosphere ! <3
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