Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
in sleep by skim-milk in sleep by skim-milk
[I lose at titles.]
pencil sketch + openCanvas1.1

Woah... thankyou all so much for your lovely words [and favs and watches too of course ;)]. You are all loved! :heart:
Add a Comment:

Daily Deviation

Given 2006-02-12
in sleep by ~skim-milk is just a flat out stunning piece. Take a look, you won't be disappointed. ( Suggested by dead-to-reality and Featured by silentkitty )
Ink-Black-Yellow-Tea Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2015  Student General Artist
I love the colors, the theme...great job!
OrangeLetters88 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is utterly charming and deserving of it's DD. It sad I come upon it late.
Silverwolf51 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing! The details are astonishing!
Finickii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
Finally found this illustration again! Your style is just gorgeous.
joyface Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
so cool! Reminds me of that etching 'The sleep of reason produces monsters" Goya I think? The colour scheme you used is fantastic and captures such a unique mood.
nicotinemonkey Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
Vermouth1991 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Loved it. Although, if you were really so bugged my your own choice of title, perhaps you could consider switching it to something like, "Asleep"?
jasalazar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank u!
jasalazar Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
sums it all!
MutuOfFinland Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, SO AWSOME!! Thank you for your hard work!! <^'^>
sweetwaterpink Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
Ohhh, I love this.
lisa-kippon Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011
update: EVERYONE who visits my home comments on how gorgeous this print is. EVERYONE. even my father, who is 64. i feel like i'm doing the piece a great injustice... i think it's time i frame it! again, thank you so much for your amazing work!
cirrus-pepper Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing : )
phoenixmel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011
Every aspect of this piece you created is beautiful!!!!


Time is so annoying. Theres never enough and when u want more u get less and when
you want less you get more. - phoenixmel
tango77 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011
Dreamily fabulous!
Angelicrebel15 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
This is just amazing. So calm and peaceful. :D great job!
blauwe-vlinder Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
very nice! 8D
AurumEstPotestas Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2010
aww, this is beautiful. I love the concept and the colors. :)
TwistedHarbinger Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
So beautiful and smooth...Makes me sleepy...
Saimain Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is beautiful! Simple, touching, and very well done. The lighting and colors are excellent. I know I can relate to sleeping at my desk. ^__^;
Helewidis Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010   Photographer
Hi! :wave:

Your work has been featured in: [link]

PyrateYoster Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2009
absolutely gorgeous [link]
Coi-kins Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
On a night full of anxiety and sleeplessness this brings me peace. Thanks.
Pathogens Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh my god.

this is superb :wow:
shenfish Featured By Owner May 13, 2009   Writer
I love the colours.
Negshin Featured By Owner May 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
This is so beautiful, I love the subtle highlights :heart:
kaanktea Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
This picture is so beautiful.I found it on Google a few months ago and I wrote a story that goes with it...It was my inspiration...GREAT WORK!What else to say? :D
yakkingyetis Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
i see oruchimaru in there lol
Rosengeist Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm kind of in love with this, it has so much movement but serenity at the same time. I think this just inspired a story. Thank you :hug:
Little-Miss-Lurker Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009
love the little elephant on the table ^-^
keimonas Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Ah yes. Brings back memories. I can almost smell the flowers on the windowsill :)
Ryuhoshi7 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Professional Writer
Awesome job, instant fav! XDDDD
evix77 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
is this a boy he is beautiful
Tavia-chan Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Wonderful atmosphere it has. The colors are very fitting as well. Nice job!
lululinart Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2008
ahh....this is too timely to not fav.....*is currently napping in the library* awesome painting.
paperkiddo Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
yes!finally I find an awesome artist who uses opencanvas 1.1 (it's just that everyone's using all these fancy upgrades and stuff like that,and those people think the more fancier the program the better you pictures will look.which is untrue)but anyway...this is a really beautiful picture.I love the coloring and the concept of the picture.everything about it is gorgeous!
skim-milk Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I mostly use opencanvas 1.1 because my efforts to get a newer version have... failed. 1.1 has limitations on the canvas size, and only zooms out to 25%, so it's a bit of a pain for high res stuff. Of course this is not your point at all, and I do agree with you, but I think most people work it out eventually. Some people just want to play with fancy toys or put something pretty together with minimal effort, rather than immerse themselves in developing their skills and striving to create something really amazing. Both are valid ways to be of course (and not the only ways to be), and it doesn't help to clarify this whole mess with the blurry definition of art and what makes an artist. HA tangent much?

Thankyou for your comment though, I am glad you enjoy the picture :).
Maieth Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
why is cyan and crimson such a powerful combination of colour?
I keep seeing it around DA now and its always so NICE to look at
AntarcticDreamer Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Student General Artist
wow, really beautifull. I was really to sleepy to be sensible when I found this, and it just felt so calming and peacefull.
Violet337 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2007
So beautiful, I love it =]
dapemo3 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2007
Love it!!!

great, great work

thundercake Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This painting is...and I struggle to find the appropriate words...shockingly beautiful. :) You've convinced me to download opencanvas again...
rasdiggle Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
Great piece, the birds seem to be floating off the paper in some poetic angle.
Driadas Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
i love this!
TwilitGirl2008 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Very beautiful and detailed! And has a very calm feeling to it. :heart: it!! Wonderful work!

/Gasp!/ This was posted on my birthday~! :D That makes me happy. :)
oCeyx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
*sigh* Orochimaru and his bad sleeping habits...
BlueSnowDoh Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2007
I love this. =]
6Bullet-proof-cupid9 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Lovely, really really gorgeous.
Caligatio-Umbra Featured By Owner May 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This picture feels so silent and so peaceful, just like the moment before you fall asleep :)
The lights, the colours and everything looks so lovely and dreamy
cerise-chocolat Featured By Owner May 4, 2007
Amazing! That's so smooth and wonderful...the colours are beautiful...and it's so intriguing to look at! A definite favourite <3
Add a Comment:
  • Photo
Download JPG 568 × 800


Submitted on
February 3, 2006
Image Size
99.0 KB


45,375 (2 today)
3,010 (who?)