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Il Mio Amore, Il Violino by Forty-Fathoms Il Mio Amore, Il Violino by Forty-Fathoms
Okay so I didn't plan to actually submit anything this week or do anything much, but I got bored last night and started doodling and I got the hankering to draw the violin. I'm a violinist and have been for the last 12 going on 13 years now. My favorite classical composers are Vivaldi, Chopin, Mozart and several others, but those are my top three. Anyways, here is a just a fun piece and don't expect a lot of pieces like this from me because this was just a spur of the moment sort of thing. I have tons of fun sketches that I have in my little sketch book, but I don't intend to post those. Feedback and comments are always welcome. :]

Utensil(s) Used: .7mm mechanical pencil and Q-tips for shading.
Time: No freaking clue.

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RNBCIcey Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh I remember listening to classical music when I was little and wanted so badly to play the violin. But I never got to when I got older. Instead I played the Flute and Marimbas and such. Sadly though I grew out of playing the flute. lol

This is such a beautiful piece. I love the dark lines and other designs. It makes the violin look so alive.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
That's actually how I started playing the violin. When I was 6 years-old, I was watching a concert on PBS and I saw the violin soloist playing and I fell in love with it. I looked at my mom and told her I wanted to play the violin and she said, "You do?" I responded, "Yes, but I think I'll wait another year until I'm older older so I'll be able to handle it."

Weirdest child ever = Me. :XD:

Thank you so much and I am really glad you like the piece. You should try and learn to play the violin. It's tough and challenging, but worth it in the end. :)
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Wicked-Illusion Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:love: Featured here: [link]
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:iconforty-fathoms:
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you, so very much! I commented on the journal. Again, thank you for featuring me. :blushes:
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Juliette-Capulet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
This is beautiful, you have really captured the beauty of the violin here :heart:
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:iconforty-fathoms:
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! I think violins are perhaps the most beautiful instrument out of all instruments in both sound and appearance. Thank you again for your comment and for favoriting it! :heart:
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Juliette-Capulet Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
You are more than welcome, and I agree with you, they are beautiful, it's a shame I wasn't more persistent when I used to play. :heart:
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
very nice and elegant! :aww:
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:iconforty-fathoms:
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awh, thank you hun. That's so nice of you! :tighthug:
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BrokenViolet Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you're very welcome!! :blowkiss:
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InsaneKane87 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love it, i remember when i was younger i wanted to play this when i got older lol
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:iconforty-fathoms:
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
And you still can play the violin if you want, it's never too late to learn. Thanks for your comment! :thanks:
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DuoD123 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's so cool!! I love music - you must love violin as much as I love flute :D
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:iconforty-fathoms:
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awh, thank you so much! :tighthug:
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DuoD123 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure Sarah =D
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Shigdioxin Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011
That is really well designed and shaded. :D
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
See, that's where we disagree. I didn't really attempt on the picture. Was just bored and sketched sh!t out. :XD: Thanks though, I appreciate it. :)
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Shigdioxin Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
well that's pretty good for just sketching randomly.

you're welcome
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Mania25 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing
and it deserves more attention
i love love love it
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awh thanks Mania! It really was just a sketch that I decided to finish it and so it's not such a big accomplishment for me. :lol: Thanks!
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Ashley-Q Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! I love all the swirlies around the guitar, and your shading always looks great--smooth, and with a great contrast.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks Ashley! :huggle: What's so funny about everything is that this just started as a small sketch that I wasn't going to do much with, and don't feel like I really did much with anyhow. :XD: I'm really you like it though!

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ALBITAR Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NICE WORK
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
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TigerK0690 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
this is beautiful! would make a great tattoo =)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Someone just told me that! Haha, I never thought my doodle could be a tattoo. :lol: Thanks dear! :hug:
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Jedd-the-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I play the violin, so I really like this piece! Really nice shading as usual, and the design is so intricate and unique. Well done again Sarah!
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you Jedd, really appreciate your nice words on the picture. I think being a violinist is probably one of the best things I've ever done. From time to time, I'll work on pieces that are new and foreign, just so I get to learn something new again from the violin. =p
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Jedd-the-Jedi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome as always, Sarah. I stopped learning a long time ago, but I still play for fun and hope I never lose my touch.
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kitchenprincess96 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
this would be an epic tattoo
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:iconforty-fathoms:
Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's not a bad idea. I never though of that. :dummy: Thank you!
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kitchenprincess96 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
No problem
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megapotterhead Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I've been a violinist for three years and I have to say that I love it, AND THIS DRAWING! It's beautiful!! I like Bach and Mozart as my favorites, but I also like fiddle tunes too. :)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh I agree. Being a violinist is probably one of the most fun and intriguing instruments one can learn to study and play. Great to know there are so many violinists here on deviantART. Thank you, I really appreciate your kind words and your comment! :handshake:
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megapotterhead Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Most definitely. I just think that the violin, though the smallest stringed instrument, can be the most powerful, especially with the right player.
You're welcome! :)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional General Artist
Completely agree with you! :highfive:
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celexana Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I also play the violin...been 10 years now...love Vivaldi and Bach, some fiddling also.
I do like your drawing, it's unique.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! Another violinist? Wow! This is great, I didn't know so many people on deviantART were a violinist as well as myself. This is great! I think that the violin is the most beautiful instrument one can play. It just seeps into your soul, in my opinion. Thank you very much, appreciate your kind comment as well. Thank you darlin. :hug:
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celexana Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :hug:
I do have a picture of my violin in my gallery :music:
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I've played violin for over half my life and it think it's really cool that you drew this. Amazing job! :)
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Isn't it a beautiful instrument? It has to be my favorite. The stringed instruments are probably the most vocal, soul-like of all instruments. Thank you very much and it's awesome to meet a fellow violinist. :)
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mxgirl199 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree. :)
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Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Vivaldi fan myself, also Chopin, Mozart, and Orff.

It would seem your hands are artistic both visually and literally.

Brava.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
Awh, how very sweet of you! :aww: Vivaldi is my favorite composer. :)
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Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome... Vivaldi is unique to me for the Four Seasons (at least I believe that's the title).
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Mhm, it's the Four Seasons. Obviously, his favorite instruments were stringed-instruments. :)
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Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Also one my earliest favorite characters in Star Trek plays a violin - Data. Also Spock was once shown playing something that resembles a cross between a lyre and a guitar.

Orchestras at live theatre productions are always nice.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
I agree. I've played in an orchestra many times and its simply magical, if I do say so myself. It gives you such a settling and relaxed feeling; a very potent sort of peace.

Thanks again for your comment! :hug:
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Knight-Watcher Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I'd think enjoy seeing you perform in orchestra. There's something attractive about a lady who can do artistic acts with her hands.

Your welcome again.
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Forty-Fathoms Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Oh dear, "something attractive about a lady who can do artistic acts with her hands". :XD: Haha, but I catch your drift. :lol:
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