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Cinnamon Breath by zancan Cinnamon Breath by zancan
Breath in.
From the day I started to paint this canvas, to the day I put the last stroke, I went through so many moods. From the greyish days of boredom, to the glorious moments of love that I didn't expect. Her wind has blown so strongly, that crazy storm that blew everything up, that at last calmed down.
Breath out.

Cinnamon Breath, oil paint on canvas, about 5 month work.
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Given 2005-04-29
The scent of her Cinnamon Breath wafts over his shoulder as they make their way down into the ruins. The lush foliage giving way to crumbled stones and cryptic remains of stone guardians. What will the find in this imaginative work of art by Michael Zancan? That is left up to your imagination. ( Featured by lolly )

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sofia-deljunco Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
wow I relate to this so much. I've lived in the innercity for my whole life but have always had a love affair with the woods. Someday I hope to escape for good, it's just a matter of convincing people to come with me ...

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sofia-deljunco Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
and i feel that when i do finally leave, it may be in ruins. :/
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:iconhenkthor:
henkthor Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
This is sublime.
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:iconultimatede:
ultimatede Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
absolutely amazing. and i love the title too
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:iconmeimei808:
meimei808 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The young man is waking up out of stone with the free-flying sprite's breath? wonderful!
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:iconnatalya-nsy:
Natalya-NSY Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
OMG! You are SO good in dimentions and lights/shadows!
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:icontbascom:
TBascom Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
so much and so well done
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NightlyWonder Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
You make the females so beautiful.
I don't know why it's called Cinnamon Breath,
I'll assume she has the cinnamon breath.
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:icontedfergason:
Tedfergason Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
wow, how did you get that translucent effect? Paint thinner and white? I absolutely love this piece, awesome work!
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:iconzancan:
zancan Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No ... :) You have to repaint the background, with opaque paint, but by mixing with your color a tiny amount of white to make them look paler. If the cloth has multiple layers piled up, then your color must have more white. No transparent trick here, only using the right color to paint what you see.
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Tedfergason Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012
Awesome! I'll have to try it out! Thanks again for the awesome information!
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:iconchicila:
cHiCiLA Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Great picture, I especially love the fish out of stone <3
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:iconwingflyer:
Wingflyer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I cant help but be reminded of Adam and Eve: leaving the beauty of the garden for the stone cities of the civilation they build.
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CanveySue Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great perspective, your artworks are astounding, and I love the way that within each one there is a story just waiting to be interpreted, a story which surely means something different, and personal, to each and every one of us. Beautiful.
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Sacais Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did you wanted to show the love between people from the "land" and from the city? When so... awesome work ♥
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:iconbubble-hugger:
bubble-hugger Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How big is this? You are sooooooo super talented
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:iconpaiwan:
Paiwan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011
It's gorgeous!
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:iconartediamare:
artediamare Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Fantastic! ♥ it
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BIERNASIUK Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
beautiful.....................
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:iconbiernasiuk:
BIERNASIUK Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Beautiful..............
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:iconneria-mahariel:
Neria-Mahariel Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's amazing... I am very envious. I think it's so beautiful.
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:iconlucatedde:
LucaTedde Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Congratulations on the DD. I've always loved this painting and just recently I realized it wasn't among my favorites' gallery :D
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:icondrumercoka:
drumercoka Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
do you sell your pics pls tell me
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the broken stone fish...
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IndioBlack619 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... you are amazing man.. thx
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Xilocybe Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
i like your art, it seem like a realistic phantastiK, the stone shape working good with the brain and flowers are speaking about them selves.....THANK 4 YOuR AART!!!
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:iconhuyenxian:
huyenxian Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
very very very wonderful!
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storm-nightie Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
superbe...
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THDarkReaperAngel Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
It has a very special style, it runs with perfection and it can means lots of things, the details are stunnig and are what make this art such great job, congratulations for this art, i simply love It :D
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Azuh-ra-el Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Student General Artist
for some reason, this reminds me of Atlantis. I wish someday I could draw something like this.
It's absolutely beautiful. Wonderful job =)
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JustMeLovinDio Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
absolutely stunning!
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MatinaDarja Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2011
picture of my sleep=)
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KarlinaSS Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
wuauu... hermosoo.. eres seco..!! me encanto tu trabajo..admiradora
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smittenxxkitten Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
I really like this!- Such great detail
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meabbics Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2010
i would love to live in your world.
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25naruxsasu Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
When I see that I think about Atlantyda. It's great work. ;)
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:iconmalishh:
malishh Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
i like this fish!!!=p
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silverstream134 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
luv it it said to comment but i knew ur probably too busy to reply.. anyway i luv it
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:iconanniepannie03:
anniepannie03 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
It's like... I've just fallen into a world of wonders! I really love your work. It's so real. Just like my dreams of a perfect world, and perfect love. Thank you very much for sharing!
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Schisabella Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
I love you!
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:iconjoanoji:
joanoji Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010
great great great !!!
i'm just curious about the size of the canvas ??
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:iconamante-cara:
Amante-Cara Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
I love the cool greens you've used throughout this piece; it really adds to its surreal nature. Nice work!
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animelover145 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
it's so beautiful

~Desiree
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Swedee-girl Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. It's funny though, when I first saw it, I thought of Adam in Eve, specifically from Assassin's Creed 2. If you've ever played the game or even got that far, you'd know what I mean. :P
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weelittlebirdie Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010
Yet another comment telling you what you already know. This is another gorgeous piece of art from you. ♥ I can really tell you put emotion and care into painting this.
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Purwosanti Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
I got this message: your environment shapes you. The lady is natural, happy, alluring, just like her green environment. He is turning into stone -- the most dominant element in his surroundings. His expression is grey, like the city.
The only thing I can critique on is the lack of contrast in the upper left hand corner. The bottom right hand corner is so catching to the eye because of all the shadows. The top left corner does not balance it out.
...that is the only thing that i see could be better.
Over all, this (like all of your pieces) is beautiful.
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FallenAngelle07 Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to see more detail on the foliage. But other then that I really love it.
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shotguntheduck Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2010
I want to live in the world you've created through your art. Its so beautiful and exquisite,every detail is just lovely. :worship:
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:iconpymin:
Pymin Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2010
cool !!!!!!
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tamarova Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
i cannot say anything
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