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hold me close, and listen by shilin hold me close, and listen by shilin

I happened across a double bass concerto over the weekend that inspired this drawing www.youtube.com/watch?v=OHAeak… . I really liked the concerto, particularly the parts where it felt like it's orchestrated for bass as opposed to treating it as just a cello like a lot of other bass pieces sound ): please listen to it! if not the whole thing just listen to the last 1 minute of the video and that's the sound I was trying to draw  (ignoring the fact that hes actually playing a high note here)

This is seroccrim, a summoner from Carciphona who plays the bass. He's an inconspicuous, soft spoken, and reserved person, for whom the darkness and weightiness of the bass sound doesn't seem to suit at first, but more and more I feel like giving him this instrument--an often overlooked pillar of the orchestra--helped me really be certain about his character, if anything it gave me direction and guidance when I was still getting to know him. Because he's generally unassuming, I had trouble trying to draw a picture of him that has any purpose behind it even though I really wanted to paint him at least once, but this song gave me a chance :D too bad I couldn't really draw his face here but I really want to draw a bassist almost embracing his instrument so maybe next time!



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:iconjoern360:
Joern360 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
That is either a really tall man or a small bass. At least the body of the bass looks a little small. But thats a weird little nitpick the picture looks really cool and you totally nailed the feeling that you went for i think.  Well done! :)
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LeWelded Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
I like it Shilin, I think it is a nice picture with a nice composition, thanks to you. : )
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DeadlyCookie98 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
The perspective is nice and I like the coloring and lighting a lot as well :D.
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:iconmoca13:
Moca13 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist
Beautiful!
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Entraya Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ive been listening to that piece for a couple hours now maybe, serro's just a poor cinnamon roll who has to be serious
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:icononetinyone:
OneTinyOne Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the emotions in this piece!
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:iconhiremebethesda:
HireMeBethesda Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why he holding it weird
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:iconcatacto:
Catacto Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student General Artist
Is amazing and cool!
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:iconvincentfoe:
VincentFoe Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Breathtaking! Those emotions that reflect from this beautifull piece, amazing !!!
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dielight12 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant
i like that pic.
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:iconi-am-aly:
i-am-aly Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017  New Deviant
Love the feel, of this piece! Both melancolic and magistral, if that can describe your character^^
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:iconkaguyo:
Kaguyo Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
I have yet to hear this ! Huggle! 
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
This is really nice
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:iconceshercat:
CesherCat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Artimist - Happy / Cute / Amazing / wow Woooooooooooo....
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:iconblackvegetable:
Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
Fascinating! :D
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Harkale-Linai Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you so much for adding a link to the concerto... It's beautiful, so rich and emotional. I should listen to orchestras with double bass soloists more often :)
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tubi4 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Cool :meow:
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:iconbionicdirections:
bionicdirections Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
nice art shilin
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:icondisturbinggreen:
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
WHAT A GORGEOUS CELLO 
I LOVE YOU CELLO 
GOOD, WHOLESOME CELLO
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:iconblunell:
Blunell Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
The most impressive thing about that cello is that it's actually a double bass ;)
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:icondisturbinggreen:
DisturbingGreen Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2017
*burns in shame
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graydama Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
There's just no words I can think of at the moment. Just perfect. :clap:
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
Oh wow great! Nice going on this here^^
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EJtheDemonKid Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
The details always amazed me:D (Big Grin) 
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:iconjarloki:
JarLoki Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So awesome
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KatCrazy152 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I play the cello and I absolutely love this.
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:icondeathrage001:
DeathRage001 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017
The bass looks a big tinier than the real ones. I'm a bass player!
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:iconyueyuetan:
yueyuetan Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahh Sero! Been wondering what he looks like in colour for a while XD 
Love the pose and expression in this piece, really does give the impression of an embrace.
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JLB-3 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Epic, just Epic. Great work, the background makes it feel sorrowful but peaceful at same time.
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EntropySpike Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I always love how you manage to put so much atmosphere in your works, even the seemingly simpler ones. Your pieces have a lot of soul.
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:iconshilin:
shilin Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
thanks so much for your kind comment!
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:iconseasidedreamer:
SeasideDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017   Digital Artist
YOU BLESS MY EYES WITH THIS Q O Q so incredibly beautiful!
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:iconvirgichuu:
Virgichuu Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A breathtaking piece as always! Your art is truly wonderful and lets through so many things!
I really love it! Keep it up!~
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