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Moonbathing by puimun Moonbathing by puimun
Walk-through of this painting from sketch through the painting process here:
Part 1 (sketching development) [link]
Part 2 (day 1 of painting - Background and Setting) [link]
Part 3 (day 2 of painting - Main Figure) [link]
Part 4 (day 3 of painting - Finishing off the Details) [link]

It is said that to be touched by the moon's rays in slumber is to court lunacy. I look up at the moon on a still night, and feel that spiderweb trailing of silver light across my face. No heat like the caress of the sun. No sign of that ghostly trailing of light except what my imagination fills. A peace steals across the room, the stillness of meditation, of delving down within.

Size: 10x15 inches
Medium: Watercolor
Original and prints available here: [link]
Detail closeups here: [link]
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Hot68White Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
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Shieru1221 Featured By Owner Edited Mar 24, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your work seems to have so much deep meaning.. it speaks thousands of volumes to the soul. And the intricacy of your style is just mesmerizing! I have to say, you're one of my favorite artists ^^
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jimtargett Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012
Wonderful! A real joy to see such quality work.
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SELFstyled Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful!
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tatiana42 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I wish I had found this during the supermoon on January 9, 2012. I love to sit under the full moon. The "stillness of meditation," ah, there is no other. You are incredibly talented and it is a pleasure to have discovered your work.
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infinityloop Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2011   Photographer
awesome.
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Irony95 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
wow! howdya make watercolours look so neat! could you tell me how much time aproximately you took for the sketching and the colouring part?
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puimun Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
If you look in the description, I have a link to my blog where I did a step by step of this whole painting.
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Irony95 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
o! thanks! id like to try your style, even though i doubt it'll ever come out well!

i love your work!!
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MissIndependant24-7 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
its beautiful, very quaint and serene
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klinik Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
just nice-love the effects in color
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couleur-chocolat Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
It makes me want to take a deep breath and look at it silently for a moment.
A very soothing piece.
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Smudgefactor Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent work!
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kawaii-keyblade13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your watercolors are amazing!
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iMAGGInary Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011
plainly amazing =)
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BloodyMizz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wonderfull!
but... the left arm is a little bit longer than the right, isnt it?

i love it!
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jfkpaint Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
beautifully painted dream quality. The masks hanging from the tree makes me want to know the story of the dream. The way you pulled the moon beams over the tree is fantastic. I would like to see the main figure's detail better. What is the halo surrounding her head?
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ImTooHardcore Featured By Owner May 15, 2011
Confound your draws. They leave me crazy.
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Mechikoko Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
BREATHLESS!!
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kichan92 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
stunning!
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SGuay Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
This is really lovely. I've admired your watercolor work for a long time, and saw your tarot deck in a book store recently. I'm a watercolor artist in progress, and I'll be reading your blog, as I'm certain there are plenty of ti[s and treasures in there I can put to good use. Keep up the beautiful work.
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MotherofSirians Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
I.LOVE.THIS. :D
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M-AXD Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
ITS So fantastic!!!
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Keetonai Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist
:omfg: I'm a lunatic, so I really appreciate this....the way you showed the reflection of the moon's ray is beautiful. :star:
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Theresa-Guinasso Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Fantastic
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Moonstress Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
wow i realy love this one! :O breath taking!
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florzz Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it so much....so beautiful....
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Pr0crasti-Nati0n Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
freaking awesome...
-sojealousofyourwatercolorskills-
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tiagogaluf Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
magnifique!
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, I love the color palette! Love the masques too!

I was wondering, how is it that you make the background? because some parts look like you've just splashed some droplets of water randomly.. a nice effect. Any tips?
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puimun Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a walkthrough from the sketch to complete painting here: [link]
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Dragonfly22 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah woops, didn't read the description. Thanks a lot, it's very helpful! :thanks:
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Didn't realize this special piece is included in your 'Dreamscapes : Myth and Magic' book. Wonder when you'll begin to accept pre-orders?
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puimun Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
In another couple of weeks! Probably after i return from INATS
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks.. Look forward to it :D
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IAmTheUnison Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Let those who walk the day tanning in the light of the sun. For me, I shall bathe in the glory which is the heavenly moonlight.
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Elwing-Isiliel Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello. :wave:

Your work has been featured in my journal - [link] -

Thank you for enchanting our world with your wonderful drawings. :hug:

Have a nice day/evening. :)
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Mythical-Whimsy Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I love the light beams and splattery background; it's so interesting to look at. :)
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Jose-Fien Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How come that when you scan it in , it looks so damn good ?
Everytime I scan a watercolorpainting in that I'm very proud of
it doesn't look that good anymore .
So do you have an amazing scanner , or is it something else ?:)

And I really love this one (All the other ones to , your skills are amazing !!)
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puimun Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
yeah, i love my scanner. epston 836XL, though it's a discontinued line so you can't get that exact one anymore.
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Jose-Fien Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much for the information ! :hug:
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
L-O-V-E-L-Y.
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Kestrad Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh, I really love that soft, surreal feeling in this picture.
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Angel-Dust-Ryuuki Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student General Artist
You know you should sell these cuz u would make alot. You have such good painting, trust me when I say they could sell for high bucks.
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puimun Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It's already sold
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spiritheartsoul Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, this is like the fourth painting I've looked so far and as of right now... I'm so utterly blown away by your talent as well as the emotions evoked from just looking at them. Beyond epic.
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geisonfs Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
wonderful!!
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SiberianClover Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009   Photographer
All of your paintings take my breath away. I just can't get enough! They are so beautiful!
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Eve-of-WinterStar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you make very inspirational work, thanks for sharing and inspiring <3
love Eva
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The-Beauty-With-In Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
hey i love your work and i love your tutorials, just having a bit of a problem with the rubbing alcohol part and was wondering if you could help me?

cheers bek
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