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Commission - Together and Alone by jocarra Commission - Together and Alone by jocarra
A very special commission for BerettaFusion, who lost his brother this holiday season and wanted something with which to commemorate him - he chose the moment when he first found out, just outside his truck, except with his brother there in spirit to comfort him. I imagined, then, a kind of duality between the painful emptiness of his brother's passing, and the idea of having a loving guardian angel to watch over him - to try to convey this, while the grey, overcast sky takes up the majority of the image, I wanted the clouds to also vaguely represent wings. I also worked closely with shots of his truck and his driveway provided to me - the truck photos in particular were essential to this turning out as well as it did.

Rest in peace, and my admiration to Beretta for the strength and bravery he's shown in this difficult time. Thanks again for being great to work with <3

~15? hours Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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Shasari Featured By Owner Edited Feb 17, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one leaves me speechless.  Though the surroundings were different, this reminds me of the night I learned of the passing of my Father during my first semester in college, back in 1993. This is one of your most powerful pieces.  I especially like how you handled the cloud formations.  At first glance I thought they were wings, but on closer inspection saw that they were formations in the clouds shaped to give the impression of wings - I got all that was said there immediately.  Brilliantly done, incredibly touching.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much, and I'm sorry to hear about your father <3
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:iconshasari:
Shasari Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you.  Even though it was 22 years ago, all that means is I don't think about it as often, but I miss him no less.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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:iconhantari:
Hantari Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
Wow~ I haven`t words)
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :thanks:
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Agawaer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This hit me right in the feels. *Sniff*
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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FeelinFoxy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Student General Artist
this is beautiful.. very very nice work, and the story behind it is really sad..
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*nods* :thanks:
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what happened did he die in a wreck on the Dalton highway
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
No, the client wanted me to illustrate the moment he found out his brother died - he was pulling into his driveway on an overcast winter day and just getting out of his truck when he got the phone call.
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
[link] hope this helps
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OlderLocoBoy Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
o ill i know how it feels
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tbhorse Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
so touching words can not describe it
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jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks: :)
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh my god this is so powerful, I almost got choked up. Beautiful texture on the fur, it's very defined, but very well blended at the same time, not sure if that makes sense.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much :) And yes, I think it does make sense - I'm glad you think so! Always sort of a concern with "hyper-detailed" stuff: making sure it blends well with everything around it, 'cause sometimes it can stick out like a sore thumb :b
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Phew I'm glad haha. I'm trying to learn/get better at this style and I find your work so inspiring XD You really have this technique down.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Aww, thanks again! Heh, encouraging you think so ;P Well, I have a number of tutorials out, if you're interested! Hopefully you'll find them useful?
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OneEyedCanine Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh heck yeah! XD I would love to take a look at them. Thanks for making those by the way.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sure thing :) They're all here: [link] Lemme know if you have any questions :)
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Wol4ica Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Like the expression on their faces. Grate work.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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WolfofAzazel90 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013
I understand what Beretta is going through i lost my little brother at the age of 10 to
sickness 5 years ago....to berettafusion god bless and awsome art work to you jocarra this touches my heart
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Awww, that's so sad ;_; I'm sorry to hear! Thank you :thanks:
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Firedragon2009 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice ;A;
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconfiredragon2009:
Firedragon2009 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome^^
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grind-universe Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
You kick´s ass again !!!
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:thanks:
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B-Rand Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, I would hate to lose someone that special, I lost my dog not so long ago and it just hurt me like someone stabbing me in the heart with a knive, so Imagine someone as close to you as your brother.... this is very nice of you, very beautiful.
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
*nods* My dog died years ago, and I still really miss her :(

Thanks.
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HarlequinFolkfear Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
I dont have words to decribe this but it is wonderful
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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HarlequinFolkfear Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
all cool
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daniel4132 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
The environment blends with the situation very well. Very Emotional and I feel sad for them. :(
By the way, it is a masterpiece :).
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks:
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Padfootwolf Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
This is stunning and absolutely breath taking. You did a perfect job!
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks: <3
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:iconpadfootwolf:
Padfootwolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
You are /very/ welcome!
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:iconbbird11:
Bbird11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You captured this moment perfectly its truly beautiful
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
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Bbird11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem ^-^
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philtackular Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Student Writer
Powerfull, emotionally charged view at greif and love. A masterpeice
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much <3
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aszanti98 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Niesamowite.
Gdyby tak było naprawdę.
Fantastyczne niebo.
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:iconjocarra:
jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :thanks: - the sky was inspired by this photo of mine :) [link]
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aszanti98 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
Fantastyczne.
Ja inspirację znajduję w rysunkach innych lub w historiach które wymyślam wraz z przyjaciółką. :*
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jocarra Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
That's neat :) Is that what you have posted now, a story?
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