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David Kawena - Fables De La Fontaine - 01 by davidkawena David Kawena - Fables De La Fontaine - 01 by davidkawena
First image from my latest project.

Can't say much now, I'll update my journal by the end of the weekend with all the details and then the gallery with more drawings from it.


Thank you all for your never ending support, it means the world to me!

Have A Truly Amazing Weekend Everyone!
:hug: - David K.

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David Kawena 2010
"Chantons Les Fables De La Fontaine - Avec Chantal Goya Et Roger Houzel" SONY MUSIC
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Fables De La Fontaine - 01 by *davidkawena. The suggester says "So full of life, imagination and details!" And how right they are, I'm utterly transfixed by this incredible picture and can't stop staring at the incredible details! ( Suggested by sereneimmorality and Featured by Pixel-Spotlight )
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Beyond its very neat composition, what striked me in this picture is its wonderful lighting. The contrast between the right and left parts of the picture is powerful and the colors are simple but none the less splendid. Also check the stunning amount of details in the foreground and around the tree, especially in the amazing water reflection - I think it's my favorite part of the picture, I could stare at it for hours.

I love how the tree is standing strong and mighty before the storm while the reeds and straws feel like bending under the wind. The little mouse adds a lot of humanity to the scene and makes an other character out of the tree through their opposition in the picture, making the whole painting a great narrative illustration.
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This image is enchanting and every time Im on this site I usually look at it. The use of colors and imagery reminds me growing up and watch storms roll in over the corn fields. also the use of light and the dark meeting brightness is fabulous. I love the little mouse and his size being enlarged due to his location in the image. The lighting's is extremely intimating and quite spooky. Great job and I can not wait to see more of the images that are developed and continuation of this story. Great job again David and keep up the good work.
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mexicamodels Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member
Absolutely incredible.
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bibliophile41 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Wow! This is so beautiful.

And that mouse! Such a quirky touch. His tail curling around the plant is too cute.
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:iconphanjam:
phanjam Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
this image toys with the mind; it's beautiful
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nicole1150 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2012
It's... it's breathtaking. It stopped me dead in my tracks, and I can't stop looking at it. It's... it's just wonderful. I'm speechless.
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matty4z Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
wow captivating and dream like scene love it!!
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AbbyWatson Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012
Absolutely stunning. I wish I had this on my wall.
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Miss-Sage Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
Awesome! This drawing is great, it is definitely one of my favorites.
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norriscarrejr Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
beautiful
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HedaMiu Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is really awesome! :O Everything in this work is perfect! :D
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JonJon74 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012
:icondennisblakeplz: Way cool!!
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OneDeviousKitty Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
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AlphaQueen Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012
Your work continues to amaze me!!
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pinkpotatoes Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful
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Demi12 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Oh my! This is quite beautiful! I adore your work! The contrast of lights and darks are just absolutely gorgeous
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BlackMoonEclipse Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Artist
Wow, no words to describe how to take your breath away before this picture
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:iconwendylynn:
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this, it's beautiful!!!
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Lalitas89 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2012
beautiful!!!
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JoshawaFrost Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
SICK!!!!!!!!!
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Nubicat Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
I Love Thath Mouse! *O*
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Rujero Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love this piece
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Imaginary-Octopus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the mood/lighting. beautiful!
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okapirose Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous all around beautiful work! C:
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Laeth1988 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You should be working for Disney's top illustration team with work like this, daaamn
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Chappychan Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student General Artist
*jaw drops* ....Woooooooooooowww.....O__O
*emo corner* What is the point of living now?? Dx
Truly magnificent!! :D Nothing more can be said!!
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Exlorian Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
This reminds me of that old cartoon movie The Legend of Nimh. This piece catches my imagination like that movie did when I was a kid. Loved that movie.. love this illustration.
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BaxiaArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
featured here [link]
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tamaraR Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2011   Digital Artist
I have featured your wonderful work here: [link]
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poetryinmotion-1 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
you done that ? I love it !!
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CassDoubleME Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I know the Fables De La Fontaine! I still have the book when I was little! :D
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CKDreamer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
do you draw with photoshop? cs? @.@ do you pull painting brushes from somewhere or just use the ones it came with? i've found a few painting brushes on sheezey art, but they're like stamps and that's kinda not cool >.> i dont want to 'stamp' things on XD lulz man
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tilwen Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Stunning! :D the contrast in colours is so powerful, it realyadds drama to the image. great use of different scales too - the tiny mouse, the huge tree, the distant clouds. beautiful.
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Yami-Pimea Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The atmosphere is just so beautiful and intense! I love the composition... and in general all your Fables paintings!
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FreeNightFalls Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011
I love this! Beautiful!
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LTStuart Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
love it, reminds me of the redwall books
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springheel Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Lighting, composition, atmosphere, setting, character... it calls to mind the Dutch landscape painters! A real poetry in paintings!
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stararisto Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
Love it! It's an incredible piece of work. Love the lighting and the colors most of all. And the mouse is just too cute. :D
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anniegrata Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
powerful!
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syafiqulumam Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, great composition :D nice
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syafiqulumam Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
wow, great composition :D nice
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DenWry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Oh, it's so beautiful and awsome!
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KiriRamdeo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I like the dual highlights of the warm light on one side and the cool light of the storm. You make it work very well in this piece =)
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mike-reiss Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you David, for allowing me to add this outstanding image to the groups gallery here: :iconprivateselection:
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Greta-Heron Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work.
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alserov Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Great work! Love the colors! This mouse is so cute! :)
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Birdtear Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful and amazing , the light , reflects , colors ... everything gain my attention ! :)
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Beautiful work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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pixelbudah Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
amazing work!
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annewipf Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Adorable! A quand d'autres fables? ;)
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patricktoifl Featured By Owner May 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant!
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itslikebia Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
Beautiful.
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