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Song of the Caged Bird by h-ellias Song of the Caged Bird by h-ellias
Long, boring night shifts mean my brain comes up with all sorts of things. This took me far too long and in the end I just got sick of looking at it... might come back to it later but for now, I consider it done.

Inspired heavily by Song of the Caged Bird, by Lindsey Stirling -> www.youtube.com/watch?v=inb8MM…
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penguinlove2506 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Everything about this is just "Yes." 

Medic, the birds, violin, the atmosphere, Lindsey Stirling...You, my friend, have created something truly beautiful. 
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's very sweet of you to say, thank you so much.
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Idonian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Y'know when I first saw it, I was all like "this reminds me of that music video I saw!" and then I saw the description. XD

This is so beautiful! :D
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's sweet of you, thank you!
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flyhappyaway2 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014
I just made a loud noise that probably woke up the whole neighborhood...
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture! I really love the lighting and mood of this!
Really love his outfit!
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you!
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Shadowed-DarkNinja Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome!
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This picture is absolutely fantastic, as is Lindsey Stirling!
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Idonian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
We keep meeting in these places XD

I swear I'm not doing it on purpose, but this is kinda hilarious. ^-^
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
We've got to stop meeting like this. XD
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Idonian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
Seriously, what are the odds? XD This is too funny. .-.
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
The odds are not that low, considering that we share a lot of interests. Though I don't know all the variables necessary to actually calculate said odds.

So, do you actually like Lindsey Stirling's music, too?
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Idonian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
I like the violin part in the song,  though I'm not much of a fan of the pop beat behind it. She does an amazing cover of Radioactive with Pentatonix (epic a capella group) though. Gives me chills it's so good. :) Have you ever heard of the Vitamin String Quartet? They do a lot of covers of popular songs, and I really recommend looking them up. I have little idea of what popular bands you like, but they do covers of everything from Metallica to Lady Gaga and everything in between. Some of my favorites are Enter Sandman, Carry On My Wayward Son, Wake Me Up, and Let Her Go. Stirling is an amazing violinist, but the people in this group are just as talented, and I hope that you like it :)
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KeplerNova Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
I do like the Vitamin String Quartet! I don't listen to a lot of popular music (or at least, music that's popular now as opposed to several hundred years ago, haha), so I am often more familiar with the Vitamin String Quartet covers than I am with the original songs!

And I do prefer Lindsey's more classical-oriented music as opposed to her more dubstep-ish music.
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Idonian Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015
I agree! The covers often sound better than the original, and I end up hearing them every time I hear the original. It's called the Weird Al Yankovic effect. XD

Dub-step makes my head hurt. :/
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blackblood1998 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist
I really cant explain how much I love this picture!!!! he looks so serene and calm in this picture!!! <3
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's sweet of you, thank you!
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blackblood1998 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013  Hobbyist
no problem!! I truly do adore it!!!!
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gaby89229 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The song made me cry the first time I listened to it.
This made me cry again.
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, it did the same to me too. Really tugs at the heartstrings, so to speak :c *hugs*
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I-AM-FINALLY-FREE Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
....This makes it really hard to picture him as a psycho who likes to experiement on his teammates....
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Pinkster7 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a fantastic atmosphere. I'd love to hear him play. :D
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portalmaster15 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Omg this is really amazing!! I happen to love that song and Medic!!
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lindsey's music is horribly underrated. Glad you like <3
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Chertopoloh Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Oooo so sweeet ToT
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TigrisAlbo Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
 so beautiful omfg I'm sorry I have no words to express how much I admire this
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portalmaster15 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Love it and I'm listening to that song right now. 
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Marikokitty Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Aww I love it!
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GiroroBaller236 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is so pretty~  :D
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nightchildmoonchild Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful
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LiuSchamehorn Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
THIS IS NOW MY DESKTOP :D
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Darkliath Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013
Absolutely fantastic work! Medic looks very attractive (I'm a fangirl, so I may be a little biased) and seems at peace with his surroundings. The doves (especially Archimedes there!) look adorable.

This is twice I've seen Medic "play" one of Lindsey's song in the past week and it makes so, SO happy! <3
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I got him right, I find the TF2 characters to be very difficult to draw technically. >:

I was a bit gutted when I saw that Crystallize video go around tumblr literally as I was finishing this up, but what can I say? Lindsey's music is awesome! I'm glad you like!
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Darkliath Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
I know what you mean. @_@

Ack! Noooo! You should feel awesome!
<3 The more Lindsey + Medic crossover stuff there is, the better.
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree wit dis. There seems to be a general lack of it. I'm sort of tempted to do a series. 8(
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Darkliath Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Ooh, yeah! That'd be great! ;D
You've earned yourself a watcher (that sounds a little creepy, hahah!).
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
don't tempt me Frodo

Aw danke, hopefully I don't disappoint!
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DoktorVogel Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing picture !
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Bianca-di-Palermo Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jarate jars ?... :D

Nice work !
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h-ellias Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man. Cannot unsee. XD

Thanks!
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MrocznyImp Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
Awesome
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