Ahh sunsets, there's so much room for interpretation. This picture is amazingly beautiful. Damn, I love nature In the song I picked, they talk about a sunrise rather than a sunset, but if you just change the "It's gonna be" to "It has been", you're all set - plus the song's mood is just the same as the pic's
Bill Wither's - Lovely Day
"When I wake up in the morning, love And the sunlight hurts my eyes And something without warning, love Bears heavy on my mind
Then I look at you And the world's alright with me Just one look at you And I know it's gonna be A lovely day Lovely day, lovely day, lovely day"
I think there's also a pretty decent Hip Hop cover out there, if that's more your fancy. Not quite as good as the original, but then what is?
Looks a lot like my first blending attempts Keep it up, eventually you know all the logical ways to apply blending by heart (I'm still working on that myself, but it's getting easier ).
I'm not partial to anime, and I find it hard to come up with song associations for it... I do, however, have one for you. It might take some interpretation to match it with the picture tho. The song is
The White Stripes - In the Cold, Cold Night.
"I saw you standing in the corner On the edge of a buring light I saw you standing in the corner Come to me again in the cold cold night
In the cold cold night
You make me feel a little older Like a full grown women might. But when you gonna grow colder
Come to me again in the cold cold night In the cold cold night"
Sorry for the long wait - it was my birthday on Sunday so I had to do some planning and needed some time to relax afterwards
For your piece, I think
Alanis Morisette - Guardian
is very fitting. The vigilant, hardened look on his face (and, well, the huge sword) give the impression that he'd die for the the (seemingly) weak girl with the violin (tho I'm sure she's got some tricks up her protruding sleeves ).
"I’ll be your keeper for life as your guardian I’ll be your warrior of care your first warden I’ll be your angel on call, I’ll be on demand The greatest honor of all, as your guardian"
So I just spent about an hour looking for this song. It's from the score of the movie "Bitch Slap" (the name of which I couldn't remember, which is why it took me so long ^^). I think it's not really a song but rather some quotes from the movie character put on an instrumental, but oh well - the "song" I'm talking about is "My Name is Kinki", it's also the menu music of the DVD. I watched it with a friend a couple of years back, and we got drunk so after the movie was over none of us felt like turning off the TV or putting a different DVD in, so the song was on for like 2 hours and burnt itself into my brain xD
Actually thought this was a photograph at first glance. Damn good job, especially the lighting on the vinyl. I take it you don't speak German, otherwise I'd have suggested a song by the German Hip Hop group "Beginner" (formerly Absolute Beginner), called "God is a Music", which is basically an open thank-you-letter to the inventors of music, written in a comical way, it goes like
"Lieber Herr oder Frau Musik, ich möchte ihnen von Herzen danken, da Sie irgendwann, irgendwie einmal das allerderbste erfanden, ihr Patent zeugt von Talent, bedenkt man was es für Früchte trägt, denn Musik ist immer da, auch wenn alles andere in die Brüche geht."
Which roughly translates to:
"Dear Mr or Mrs Music, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart, for at some point you somehow invented the most amazing thing there is, your patent shows talent, if you just think of the fruit it yields, because music is always there, even if everything else falls apart."
But as for a song you can more likely understand, and that's also fitting very well:
Duke Ellington - It Don't Mean a Thing
"What good is melody? What good is music? If it ain't possessin' something sweet It ain't the melody, it ain't the music
There's something else that makes the tune complete It don't mean a thing, if it ain't got that swing"
There are plenty of versions out there, personally, I'm partial to the one featuring Ella Fitzgerald.
Aww, that's just an adorable picture. Thank you for sharing it I don't think I need to say much as to why I picked the song, so I'll just let this most amazing singer-songwriter speak for himself:
Ray LaMontagne - Winter Birds
"The winter birds have gone back again Here the sprightly chickadee, gone now is the willow wren In passing greet each other as if old, old friends And to the voiceless trees it is their own they will lend"
I just got back from a 9 hour shift and actually brought some work home so I could leave early. Your photograph and this song make the work ahead easier to bear
You should also listen to "Gossip in the Grain", which is the headliner of LaMontagnes Album.
Random fun fact: I just realized I hadn't liked LaMontagne on Facebook yet, so I went ahead and did so. When typing his name in the search bar, I didn't only find a page dedicated to him, but also a 600 people strong fanpage called "Ray LaMontagne's Beard" Hilarious
Ha, that style is adorable. Reminds me in the Legend of Zelda series of games It's a very short song, but I think the song "Beginning the Journey" from the game "The Legend of Zelda - A Link to the Past" fits the "dreaming" theme very well
Oh, another natural being (: You did an amazing job at capturing the post from your reference picture! I also looked at the other two from the series and the three go along so well with each other! The very limited color palette and the very bright, contrasty lines give them all the same feel. I imagine this was particularly hard to do in this spirit of earth, but you used what little light you had in this shady-forest-scenery and gave the spirit a very pleasing surface-glow - Again: well done!
Made me think of "Earth, Wind & Fire" for obvious reasons But the name of the group can't really be the reason for my choice, heh Sooo, from the feel of it I'd almost say Nightwish or Evanescence, buuut theeen...
I think the best sound to capture the picture's mood would something soft and mystical, like the "Rivendell Theme" from the elves' part of the Lord of the Rings soundtrack. I think you can find it on Youtube. The songs played in some of the forst-areas in World of Warcraft also blend in perfectly
I'm curious how the Air elemental will come out Added you to my watch (:
Great job on the background scenery, I love how the wood and the waves came out. Again, I read the description (particularly the storyline) and let that go into my song-selection, and I think the first song that came to mind is a perfect fit
Metallica - Don't Tread On Me
"Liberty or death, what we so proudly hail Once you provoke her, rattling of her tail Never begins it, never, but once engaged... Never surrenders, showing the fangs of rage"
"Love it or leave it, she with the deadly bite Quick is the blue tongue, forked as the lightning strike Shining with brightness, always on surveillance The eyes, they never close, emblem of vigilance"
"So be it Settle the score Touch me again for the words that you'll hear evermore..."
I can totally see her with that attitude. Like "one more step and it'll be your last" Don't mess with her!
I must admit your image description (/ the song that made you draw this) influenced my choice very much. I believe this is about someone from your past or the memory of a time or place? Whatever it is,
Jack Johnson - Times Like These
will most definitely fit. Just listened to it while looking at your pic - you could come up with so many stories from the combination of the two
"In times like these In times like those What will be will be And so it goes And it always goes on and on... On and on it goes
And there has always been laughing, crying, birth, and dying Boys and girls with hearts that take and give and break And heal and grow and recreate and raise and nurture But then hurt from time to time like these And times like those And what will be will be And so it goes
And there will always be stop and go and fast and slow Action,Reaction, sticks and stones and broken bones Those for peace and those for war And god bless these ones, not those ones But these ones made times like these And times like those What will be will be And so it goes And it always goes on and on... On and on it goes
But somehow I know it won't be the same Somehow I know it will never be the same."
Thanks for putting that thought into my picture it's quite generous I have to admit I'm not familiar with Jack Johnson yet- I'll see The song I was listening to at first, came very close to the message of the lady In reality it's about the image of this lady coming into this picture (a seaside resort, so a romatic place) but never being able to actually see and know her ("Will I ever see, will I ever know your face?") it's a kind of allegory on lonliness, but more from a tragic love-never-realized point of view (mine) than anything depressing (which it is definitely not meant to be) The seagulls and the lady's outstretched arms, both suggesting of flight and that she is about to fly away, a symbolism of the fantasy disappearing... the song also just ends there and carries off, with the singer begging for the lady to return and be part of his life. I guess I'm doing that in some way. How well that message comes across i'll never fully know.