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Alaska by DaSporkQueen Alaska by DaSporkQueen
You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present.
Looking for Alaska - John Green

Water based marker, water, brushes, sketchbook.
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:iconemmalynnebrown:
emmalynnebrown Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Do you have a tumblr where this is posted? I would love to reblog it!
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
I do have a tumblr, sophiecandraw.tumblr.com but since this is a really old piece it's not on there I'm afraid but don't let that stop you from following me :)

PS sorry it took me so long to reply I don't check dA as much as used too.
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emmalynnebrown Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
ooh cool! I could post it to nerdfighter-art and credit it to your dA (and/or your tumblr) if you're cool with that!
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Ellie-hodgs Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of the best paintings I've seen! What paints did you use? X
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student General Artist
This is done with a black berol pen and some water, so technically not a painting but it's a fun technique to try out if you're into watercolours and inks. 
Also very sorry for how long I've taken to reply to your comment.
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Ellie-hodgs Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's fine, I haven't been on in a while anyway. Thanks the picture looks amazing so i may try that technique out sometime.
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EvilyIsMe Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
jesuschrist this is amazing! 
you may not see this message, since the image is 4 years old, but i would like to use it as the album cover art for a fan song I've written about looking for alaska. (you will be given credit if i do so)
the rough draft can be found here -> soundcloud.com/evilyisme/one-w…;
i think i want to use your image for the final version (whenever it is that i finish it and upload it).
Once it's posted, if you wish for it to be taken down you can message me on there saying so and i will!
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks for nice words but I'm afraid I can't give you permission to use this image, sorry.
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do-they-collide Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
beautiful!
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AnnieTheNinja Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow... this is amazing! with what did you do it? ink or water paint? (water paint doesnt sound right... agh... This is what i get for being afrikaans..)
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somyname-itsjillian Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
An EXTREMELY beautiful interpretation of Alaska! I miss her so much D:
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you, it's strange how you can miss a fictional character isn't it?
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somyname-itsjillian Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
Most strange. But they're not really fictional to you because you grow to love them and respect them as a real person. That man, John Green is a beyond amazing author
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alaskaonthemoon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is beautiful!
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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xbanx Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist
nice! keep up the good work! :D
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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JoyDivision4 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love the mystery of this piece...:)
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks :)
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JoyDivision4 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Welcome..:)
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MakeYourChoice Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Photographer
I love this. Your style is beautiful and it has a very mysterious feel to it, just like Alaska.
If it's okay with you, I would like to use it for a school project I'm doing on Looking for Alaska and I would like to cite you, so I was wondering if that is okay with you and how you would like to be cited as far as your name goes (I could use your name or if you don't feel comfortable sharing your last name I could cite you as DaSporkQueen). Thank you!
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :) Of course you can use this in your school project, I'm assuming it's an English project or something? My name is Sophie Pieroni, I'd rather you used that as I don't really like my username much any more. If you need to know any more feel free to ask, I'd love to help.
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MakeYourChoice Featured By Owner May 12, 2011   Photographer
Yes. It's an English project in which we have to make an online poster (on this website called glogster) exploring one aspect of a novel. I was looking for illustrations for it and came across your picture, which is definitely my favorite portrayal of Alaska ever. It's seriously amazing. Thanks so much for your help! :D
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks, your seriously awesome, that really means a lot me, Looking for Alaska is my all time favourite book and means a lot to me so it makes really happy when people like this illustration. :)
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somethin-else Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its perfect
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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Jackie-Tee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's lovely! And the little flower in the corner...
I like that it's a bit blotchy, not too neat.

See you in Your Pants, and DFTBA!

Jackie
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
It wasn't meant to be blotchy but it was a happy accident

See you in Your Pants :P
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bingbangboom5 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010
This is amazing!!
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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owlgoggles Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student General Artist
This almost looks like inkwash.
One of my favorite pictures I've seen in... forever.
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Student General Artist
Yeah it's almost inkwash.
Thank you, I'm so glad you like it. :)
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Shock-Socks Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
absolutely fantastic
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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TheProfessorMoriarty Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This is gorgeous.
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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hopefulshinnguards Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
This is so gorgeous :D
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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FaithHopeAndLOVE Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
BEAUTIFUL, thank you so much for sharing <333333333
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Your welcome! I'm glad you like it :)
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FaithHopeAndLOVE Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
:heart:
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nalaty19 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
double post, sorry >_>
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nalaty19 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Wow, very nice! I love this :D
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:iconnalaty19:
nalaty19 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Wow, very nice! I love this :D
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you :)
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nalaty19 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
You're welcome :D
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Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Writer
Wow, this is just gorgeous!
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DaSporkQueen Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you!
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Leaving-My-Mark Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Student Writer
My pleasure!
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