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Luftschloss by drachenmagier Luftschloss by drachenmagier
Initially I wanted to try my hand on somewhat realistic clouds with acrylics. That took about 7 minutes till I was bored with realism. :'D
This is the result.
It was still good acrylics practice though, so, that's ok.
And it was a lot of fun to just barf color onto the canvas. : D

A Luftschloss (directly translated from German to English) is a plan, idea or dream, which is impossible to realize. A pipe dream or phantasm.
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AquaAurion Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the dreamy look of the clouds that you created with the swirly pattern~ =) the lightning is really beautiful and I can't determine which of the parts I like the most!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
I couldn't resist adding swirly stuff. Just painting "normal" clouds got boring really fast. d:
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AquaAurion Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha ^^ I think the combination of realistic and swirly clouds came out really nicely =D
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You know, love...I would LOVE to have each of these designs on a T-shirt, or coffee mug, or bag...
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This makes me so happy. I can't stop looking at it and daydreaming.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! :D
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been having SO MUCH FUN wandering around your gallery... there's just so much magic and wonder here! :happybounce:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now that's great to hear! :D
Happy to hear that! And I can only thank you again for the compliment! :heart:
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copper9lives Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, it's been great meeting you! :handshake: I'm Catherine, by the way... Looking forward to all of the goodies you come up with in the future! :happybounce:
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B-Smitty Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
Beautiful! I loved that I couldn't tell what kind of paint you used until I read the description- even more impressed when I found out it was acrylics! 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
I'm still a beginner with those materials though. ^^ Still working on getting a hang of more realistic effects. ^^
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David-Michaels Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Featured in portuguese art blog Coisas da Interwebs. Have a nice day!
www.coisasdainterwebs.com/2014…
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the feature in this case. :bow:
Have a great day too!
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David-Michaels Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
You're most very welcome! =D
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Kur0-and-Emb3r Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Reminds me of van Gogh's Starry Night.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a bad association for sure~. ^^ Thank you!
Though I'd love to get such an effect right. He might not have been liked for his style during his lifetime, but some of the effects are just breathtaking. ^^
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Kur0-and-Emb3r Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I completely agree ^.^
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MummyMetaller Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Stunning :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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dittobug Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013
absolutely stunning. I can't take my eyes off it!
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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Zumea Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
pretty
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Zumea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome:)
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Shiisa-sa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Niiiice ! C:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :bow:
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HarumiLove4 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013
Magical!! <3

Love,
Harumi <3
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. ^^
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semla-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
these are lovely! I especially love the black and white one.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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semla-chan Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
no problem!!
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impactbooks Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
These would look really great as a set of canvases hung up on the wall together. I love the same themes in each but how they're also different. It's a really lovely and whimsical style. 
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
Actually, they are all on one canvas/paper. I used tape to keep the different versions apart. :)
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syllynce Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
beautiful color mixes :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :heart:
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syllynce Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you're welcome my friend :)
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Contugeo Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, die Farbgebung *-*
Bin immer gewillt alle deine Bilder zu faven.. mach weiter so :D
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Vielen Dank. X3
Und klar doch, ich werde mir Mühe geben~! :heart:
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Eonari Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
A sky city of stillborn dreams... now that's an idea I won't easily forget. I feel it might even be the type of idea that I have come to call "embers". Play with it long enough and I will have a wildfire on my hands.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A drastic but very accurate way of translating the German word.
But I have to say... somehow Luftschloss is more a positive thing. Just because something is impossible, it's still something people dream of. They still try to get there.
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Eonari Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
While that is true, the negative twist on things is just a storyteller thing of mine. Establish something with wondrous but sad and dark undertones that for any rational person would be impossible to accomplish, then fight towards it and accomplish it against all reason only to understand what has been sacrificed to accomplish it. A protagonist would at that point see the error of their ways and abandon their accomplishment and realize they are happier for it. The antagonist however wouldn't be able to do so, thinking too much has been sacrificed and is therefore driven forward to give meaning to the loss. And so you have a protagonist, an antagonist, and a conflict all tightly knit.

Oh, and by the way, episode 21 of Attack on Titan. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMN!!!!!! :XD:
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Dreamer-T Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Wow! These are really beautiful. :wow: Fantastic work! :clap:
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
You're welcome.
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
it is so fantastic:) I really love colors on this pictures :) and everything look so soft too :) awsome work :)
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drachenmagier Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. ^^
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Nortstar Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013
you are welcome :hug:
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