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Mother and me at the piano by Vilva Mother and me at the piano by Vilva
Tumblr'd here!:[link]

Before I came along, my mom use to teach piano in San Francisco and when I was old enough, she taught me as well! I don't really practice much anymore and the only thing I occasionally play now is Mozart's Turkish March :XD: but I'll always remember how much fun it was playing the piano with her and how she would create music exercises and games to help me improve! :love: Even now, my mom has been extremely supportive of me and my artistic pursuits and she is honestly one of my best friends :heart: I really wanted to draw something reminiscent of our piano lessons for mother's day, so this was the card design I came up with! I didn't spend as much time on this as I planned I started it yesterday D:and it was printed with that lousy printer of ours which fades away my colors, but my mom really loved it and that's all I wanted out of this piece, really! :heart: Anyway... Happy Mother's day, Moms! :love:


This is also a homage to Pierre Auguste Renoir's Two Young Girls at a Piano:[link] .We had a copy of it hung in our music room so it was also one of the first classical paintings I was exposed to and also one of my favorites! :D Hopefully some of you caught the reference:XD:
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:iconpamelathehegdehog:
pamelathehegdehog Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful BEautiful BEAAUTIFUL . . . <3
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RoseHeartStudios Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
My mom taught me piano to! I can't really practice now, though, because I've moved out and don't have a piano anymore. Used to play music from movies and such.
She also had a diary with that same painting on it, and she gave it to me when I was young. I always think of her when I see that painting.

So, needless to say, I love this artwork you've done. Very nostalgic and sweet :aww:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
A beautiful tribute to your mother! :iconpianoplz:
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windywords123 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love this, as I love pretty much everything you do, but I have a problem with your mother's shirt. The pattern goes straight across, with no regard to how she is bending. It looks fine, because there wouldn't be *that* much variance from what I can see, but it would be better if you tweaked the parallelograms a bit to make it more... realistic, I guess?
Please don't take this too harshly; the painting is still lovely.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you do! :heart: I completely see what you're talking about. I only added in those patterns as an afterthought, actually xD and I do appreciate the constructive criticism, really! :aww: Thank you! :hug:
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Queen-Ceilidh Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
That's beautiful and what a wonderful memory!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you! :heart:
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:iconmadhatter2k13:
madhatter2k13 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student
This is so sweet! It seems like there's a lot of memories and thought involved with this too ;w; Such wonderful art too!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:XD: There were quite a few memories!
Ahh thanks so much! :heart: :hug:
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madhatter2k13 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Student
You're welcome ♥ And they seem like good memories vuv
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acri8dmody Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
This reminds me of Orphan o.o
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FunnyChuckie Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I recognised it right away lol.
I love those paintings! Great work! :)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad it turned out recognizable! Thank you! :aww:
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:iconfunnychuckie:
FunnyChuckie Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome!:D
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lily-azalea Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable!! I'm sure it made a beautiful card, and it almost looks like an illustration out of a children's storybook or something. I hope your mom liked it!

Piano is so much fun--my brother I used to take lessons together when we were younger. I still play now, but he quit taking lessons a few years ago. But yes, Turkish March is his go-to song when he wants to sit down and play something every once in a while! :D
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thanks so much! :heart: :hug:
Ahh it's cool that you still play! Sometimes I wish I hadn't quit.. Haha! I don't blame him.. that song is pretty fun to play! :XD:
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Dusceja Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
This is very sweet! They (you ^-^) two are so sweat :)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you! :heart:
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kurohacker Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Its very rare to find a painting reminiscent of famous ones on the front page of dA.
Good job in emulating the style ^^
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :aww:
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:iconhyousetsuryuu:
hyousetsuryuu Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
That is beautiful. I have nothing else to say. :heart:
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you! :heart:
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:iconremembermeforawesome:
remembermeforawesome Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I CAUGHT THE REFERENCE!
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:iconkinsara:
Kinsara Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
This is so sweet :D I love all the little details like the paper on the wall that says "mama I :heart: you" in Chinese and the cute childish drawing of your family ^^ I'm glad that your mom liked it! (also that painting by Renoir is one of my favorites as well)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ thanks so much! I'm glad you do! :heart: :hug:
Haha! I think you're the only one who caught the mandarin :XD:
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Kinsara Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Of course :heart:
Ha ha, I'm obsessed with Mandarin ^^; I'm always magically drawn to any characters I see in drawings XD
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MusikPrinzessin Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so lovely!! :love:... I wish, that when I became a mom (if a became a mom) I can teach the music to my children n_n
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconrovanna:
Rovanna Featured By Owner May 12, 2013   Digital Artist
That's adorable! :love: I love the old-timey look to it.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww: I'm glad you do! :heart:
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:iconiam-holly:
iam-holly Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student General Artist
That's super sweet! This image is beautiful, too! The colours are amazing and the whole atmosphere is super nice!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ Thanks so much Holly!! I'm glad you think so! :hug:
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:iconiam-holly:
iam-holly Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
It's no problem at all! :aww:
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:iconbritt315:
Britt315 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist
That's lovely! I always wished I could play the piano!
Beautiful and adorable concept, love it!
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you so much Britt!! :heart: :hug:
Well, it's never too late to try! It's a bunch of fun when you first start, I think :'D
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Wendy-la11 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ahhhh the link does not work! can it be fixed?

Also this is beautiful and heartfelt
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sorry about that! ^^; It's fixed now!
Thank you so much! :heart:
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DiamondBlueeyez Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
it looks beautiful! best Mother's day present ever, haha :)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Ahh thank you! :heart:
hopefully! :XD:
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Kyoko-Li Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Much too adorable.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:aww: Thank you! :heart:
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Kyoko-Li Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Joo're very welcome! ^^
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:iconfloralness:
Floralness Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
This is so beautiful! Your mom is lucky to have you :)
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :heart:
Ahh I think I'm lucky to have her actually C':
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button-bird Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I love it, it's so happy and beautiful.
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
^.^ Thanks so much!
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sillyredheadssister Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute <3
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:iconvilva:
Vilva Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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sillyredheadssister Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
welcome <3
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shari81 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I think this is the most beautiful present for Mother's Day that I ever saw ^^
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