This just stole my breath away! This piece is so beautifully colored... it makes me want to stand beside him to take in the immense beauty of this fantasy world! Fantastic job, and I congratulate you on your well-deserved DD (:
This is the only kind of anime/manga style I like (artistically). It's very impressive and well done! An amazing work of lights and colors. And there is more, I can see impact, vision, everything is very powerful in this work. But I already saw others using the same composition, anyway I'm not here to question your originality. But I can really feel the flow and the emotional side of the image like if I was there. You deserved the Daily Deviation. 8.5/10 (with a very critical point of view, it's amazing) - Sorry about my english and any other thing I said that could offend you nor your work
Actually I didn't know the artist you mentioned until I read your comment and search for her(or his?) works...maybe my work is similar to hers(or his) to some degree, but I really didn't refer to any works when I was drawing this one.
This is so beautiful. I love the sky, reflections in the water, and the atmosphere of the whole piece. Yuumei has a piece similar to this on DeviantArt called Inner Sanctuary... I'm enjoying imagining that maybe the people in those two drawings are looking for each other. Congratulations on the DD on your gorgeous piece!