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We Dream of Cities by scarlet-dragonchild We Dream of Cities by scarlet-dragonchild

We dream of cities
Where paths meet and align
And whispered hopes are allowed to shine

We dream of cities
Where we can finally entwine



Watercolor on A4 paper | Entry for AllArtSupport 's 'Dream contest | fav.me/dawpdis
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I've always had a thing for ma
ps, especially those of cities. As a kid, I used to trace the streets and the building outlines with my fingers, making imaginary paths for imaginary travelers and concocting stories of imaginary inhabitants of the all-too-real buildings and it fascinated me so much because of the endless possibilities it provided me. As we grow up, however, more and more we get the feeling that our possibilities are always shrinking, always disappearing by the day, swallowed up by the selfsame streets and buildings of the city around us.

But maybe that doesn't have to be the case. Even as we are now, we can still find new paths and new possibilities that we can explore. It will be hard, and it will take much, but maybe we can just start with a dream.
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furstman Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Awww, too cute!
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Nijihebi Featured By Owner May 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Excellent idea! :D
I still like maps, too, because the hidden possibilities seem somewhat larger there. Sadly day to day live is not always allowing discoveries and I somehow miss that aspect in my live.
Lovely way of portraying your thought!
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malanotte Featured By Owner May 5, 2017   Artist
very beautiful!!!
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njclaws Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!! The concept and the colours, its so warm and whimsicalLove Meow :3 
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Nontaroff Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
It is very nice!:) (Smile) 
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Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017
Wonderfully creative!
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Bulldoggenliebchen Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017
cool! It remembers me of my dreams
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:iconwildwhether:
wildwhether Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
You make lying on top of a city look very comfortable, it makes me want to try it! 
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
My undergrad and previous work was in architecture, and oftentimes when we're making models of siteplans until the wee hours of the morning, we'll fall asleep on the floor and wake amongst half-finished buildings and tiny cars and foam trees. And for a split second between dreaming and waking, it does feel like I'm lying on top of a city. I can't say the floor was comfortable, but the fleeting feeling of being a giant in a tiny, tiny land is definitely something quite magical :)
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wildwhether Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow. Thanks for that insight! It's a treat to get a glimpse of the artist's mind 🙂
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work! :heart:
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Heart  I hope you dream of beautiful things tonight :)
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Bit-sinna Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. :heart:
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YhugoGateau Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Amazing drawing! Loved the use of watercolor and the sensation of tranquility it gives me when I look at it! :D
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Aww thank you! I'm glad that the peace and quiet comes through, I think sometimes we just need to lay down and remember how to dream Hug 
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Anastasiy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful work! I love the atmopshere
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Heart 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017   Traditional Artist
:faint:
I made one for the "Steampunk" theme...but yours  OMG ANOTHER SHOCK. 
What an awesome idea for "Dreams".

Good luck in the contest :love: 
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh I saw that one! Immediately recognized it as your drawing, it's so distinct and pretty! Heart Thank you so much! The idea came from the days when I was still in school/working as an architect, and would often fall asleep on the floor while building siteplan models. When I woke up, there'd be this brief half asleep-half awake limbo where I'm just like "...oh goodness, look at this tiny car and this tiny house...I'm a giant wheeeee....." before I wake up and reality crashes in and I gotta glue everything together into shape for the upcoming presentation XD

Good luck for the contest too! I wish I could vote for yours!
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017   Traditional Artist
Well, it's the only traditional one in the steampunk category =D

About voting...umm...there's a silence. I'm still waiting on the "how to vote".

I think each one of us will vote for 3 artworks from each categories :O
We'll see ;)

And when the time comes, I'm counting on you (your vote)  :dignity-laugh: 

Architect?! I noticed that all the ones who are masters in watercolors are architects. This is so strange...They're all out to get me...  Are you all here to take over the watercolor scene :paranoid: It must be a conspiracy Giggle 
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooo, so we can vote for the other category? I will definitely vote for you! Twice if i could! Love But yeah...I guess now we just wait for the note that tells us how to vote? 

Hahahaha, I think it's also because not a lot of architecture students actually go on to become real architects - Maybe just 20% of them...the rest just goes everywhere from owning bakeries, being recording singers, to...being watercolor artists Sweating a little... And don't worry, architects are usually too sleepy and overworked to design a conspiracy :D (Big Grin) 
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TokyoMoonlight Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017   Traditional Artist
I'm waiting for the voting note :plotting: :note: but there's only silence :O
Then maybe this is a YOU'RE NEXT conspiracy OMG - Watch that 
Llama Emoji-01 (Laughing) [V1] 
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Girlinwarofjoy Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student General Artist
Amazing absolutely Beautiful!
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Aaaaah, thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed it Hug 
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Girlinwarofjoy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Student General Artist
No problem
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monajenkins Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Student General Artist
That's amazing and beautiful painting!!🙃😊😋😜
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Heart 
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monajenkins Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Your welcome!!
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Windkreek Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017
It's very cute! And beautiful too! *-*
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scarlet-dragonchild Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you! Little houses and buildings are imho the cutest thing ever. This might have come from a childhood spent watching Japanese monster flicks XD
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