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November 14, 2006
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99 Red Balloons by Risachantag 99 Red Balloons by Risachantag
Based on the lyrics of "99 Red Balloons" (To see the lyrics, go here: [link] )

This is actually an idea that I attempted two years ago, but at the time I didn't have the skills to finish it satisfactorily. I spent something like 10 hours on the first version before giving up ^^;. ...but I thought I'd have another go at the concept for my Digital Image Design class (the same class I did Tron: The Virus and My Universe for). It's a fantastic feeling to have finally finished this.

As part of the course, we were asked to try as many techniques as we could. I ended up using a bit of photography for the buildings, with heavy repainting. :XD: The people in the city must have thought I was such a tourist running around taking photos of buildings! The rest of the picture is all CG painted in my normal technique.

^_< ...and before you ask, yes, there are 99 red balloons.

*EDIT* Details available here: Details

-Done over four weeks, no idea how many hours any more
-Photoshop CS2 & Wacom tablet, Pentax digital camera,
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99 Red Balloons by *Risachantag has wonderful expression with an awesome perspective! ( Suggested by dr-tedley and Featured by JunkbyJen )
camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I used this wonderful picture as part of a basis for a prompt on a children's story just now. Thank you so much for sharing your art! I included a link back to your artwork.

(And please let me know if you want to read the children's story. I don't expect you to, I just want you to know the option's there if you want it.)
Knifapotamas Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic composition and detail! Great work. :heart:
anthonytaitz Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Huh, I mistook it for 'Romantically Apocalyptic' fan art :P

Your art pice is very lovely!
fullmetalshaman34 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
IvanBraginskyKolkol Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
This is beautiful!
shayn-art Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Speechless!!! I love it! Shared at BEST ART EVER - Fantasy & Surrealism Clap 
Shades411 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Awesome piece. 
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