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Tree of Tales II by MirachRavaia Tree of Tales II by MirachRavaia
Contest prize for :iconyanadhyana:, who placed 3rd in the "Tree of..." contest organized by :icontreelovers: with her picture


She wanted a magic tree, and I wasn't content with my first version of this one, so I painted it again for her: [link]

In the heart of the Mountain, there is a great tree - the Tree of Tales. Its roots form mountain ranges, and its crown touches the sky. Living light is trapped in the leaves. As it grows, all tales of the worls are imprinted in its wood like tree-rings. When the tales reach a full circle around its trunk, the history repeats itself. The same tales, different people... and yet the tales always change slightly, for the tree grows.

Watercolour painting. The Tree of Tales is from my story, The Heart of the Mountain.

(P.S: Could somebody please tell me how to do the salt patterns in a watercolour painting? I tried it many times already, but never got the pretty pattern... (see the sky here). Do you need a special paper or colours?)
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splash-light Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very surreal.
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbadusev:
Badusev Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
So joyful and full of color. Great job!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconhikarinochou:
HikarinoChou Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful, interesting concept and composition! :D
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconcharmed-ravenclaw:
Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the swirly style happening here.
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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:iconminkulul:
MinkuLul Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful colors!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012   General Artist
This piece has been been showcased in

:spotlight-left: Spotlight Features :spotlight-right: - Volume 12.

If you enjoy this article, please considering adding it to your favorites so that others can find these amazing artists.
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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AzureAngel2ihrs Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
I like the strong, shiny colours. The patterns are awesome, too. Lacking words here. *has a chaos of German and Dutch words in her head, hardly can find the right English words*
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm really glad that you enjoy the picture!
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:iconapplecorekevin:
applecorekevin Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is great
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconchelseadrouin:
ChelseaDrouin Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
Beautiful
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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ChelseaDrouin Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Welcome! This is very nice to visualize. :juggle:
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meregoddess Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an amazing painting, so detailed and well done. I love how you painted the lighting, and the colors you used. I think it has more of an abstract feel than a fantasy one, but that's just my humble opinion. Keep up the painting, you're a natural!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!!! Well, to me abstract begins, when you can't discern what's on the picture, but I don't know how it's defined officially. This is just an illustration for a fantasy story I'm writing, so I think it's fantasy :)
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meregoddess Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You drew it, you would know. lol Whatever it is, it's fantastic!
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essencestudios Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconessencestudios:
essencestudios Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
my pleasure:hug:
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Digital Artist
This deviation has been featured here: [link] :)
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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RebeccaBrogden Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Digital Artist
You're welcome ^_^
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:iconretransmission:
retransmission Featured By Owner May 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
This picture have a special atmopshere! The mountains reminds me of colorful minerals
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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Darkendrama Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Wow!
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:aww:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
:wow:
This is really very pretty! :w00t:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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ninquetari Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Interesting. I love the shining lines... (:
The first was pretty realistic, this one is more dreamy. Both are nice, in their own way.
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this one is more fitting for the place, as it's more dreamy than realistic in its very nature.
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ninquetari Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
I suppose... Also, you say it's closer to what you imagine, and it's yours, after all. (:
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Treeeee!!!!!!! :icontreehuggerplz:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeees! :D
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconlachoirplz: Lllalalalala, come to mammmmmaa! :icontreehuggerplz: I wannnna give you huggggg, you biiig lovellly treeeeeeeee! :iconattackglompplz:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You would need a lot of people to give it a hug :D
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh.. Then I would find lot of people! :dummy:
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Like... a smaller city :D
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VisAnastasis Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ouch.. Er.. Maybe I should make a.. Big party and ask from all that would come to call all their friends? :D
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:iconmirachravaia:
MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe :D But you will need a lot of food!
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yanadhyana Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Wonderful, fantastic work I love it absolutely everything! Thank you! :love:
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay, I'm glad you like it!
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montmartre96 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This pic is so magical! It is indeed a fairy tale place! :heart: I love how you have experimented with colours and shapes.
As for the salt patterns, the salt doesn't always does exactly what we want, but maybe this link could help a little: [link]
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MirachRavaia Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
I did everything as the link says, but it didn't work and I don't know why: I tried it on normal paper and on watercolour paper, I tried to paint on wet and dry paper... could it be it doesn't work with all watercolours?
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montmartre96 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've found this, it seems that the heavier is the pigment, the less the effect: [link] Some brands are more saturated than others, maybe you could try it with a lighter watercolors. Anyway, I like this sky too :-)
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