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Winter frolic by PaulaMela Winter frolic by PaulaMela
Commissioned by :iconibenkrutt:!
That was quite a fun journey for me as a whole! For not doing much commissions in the first place, experimenting with this new method and thorough planning of the scene. (Sketches seen here in fact: riddlesphinx.tumblr.com/post/1… and riddlesphinx.tumblr.com/post/1… )
I just wish the final picture wouldn't be so stiff character-wise. That tends to happen whenever I do it for someone else..
Also, in the end the scene was heavily inspired by this wonderful photo by :iconmarkotapio:

A4
Ink and acrylics
Arches 300g/m2 watercolour paper
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Given 2014-12-25
Winter frolic by Uuju is full of joy and happiness, and perfectly catches the mood and colours of a chilly, beautiful winter day. ( Featured by STelari )
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Chari-Artist Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I love this one too. <3
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016
How did you start? Did you have any pencil lines in the beginning at all?
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Of course, pencil sketch first, then inking, then acrylics. Looking at it now I wouldn't use this kind of method anymore, though. : P
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
You have found out how to do everything perfectly in one take??
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Pffft, no. :') I did some practices beforehand with the same method:
uuju.deviantart.com/art/Practi…
and
uuju.deviantart.com/art/Practi…
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KlarkKentThe3rd Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016
Okay. I am just really insecure about not being able to do anything without pencil lines to guide me.

Because I'm not able.
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Hey it's completely normal, I think most people do use sketches underneath, be it pencil or colour pencil... or something else.
I also recommend using light tablets for tracing your sketches!
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional General Artist
What a cool technique! It has such a beautiful structure and the lightning is wonderful.
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LiterarySerenity Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Student Writer
Simply gorgeous!
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
It looks like it could have been from a remake of Mighty Hercules cartoon x3 nicely evocative
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :love: by CookiemagiK
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! : )
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Lintu47 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure! Cuddling Practice by TheHugClub
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
That is so pretty!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
Delightful, sweet mythic piece! Love the snow scatter! Congrats on the DD!
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
I’m very happy for you!!! :iconloveloveplz: :tighthug:
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :aww:
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Siansaar Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeous lighting.
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iconovore Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
I love this !! And the sketches too. You made my Christmas day :)
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Great! And thank you!
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PeppermintSoda Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student
Aww, that is joyful indeed! Reminds me of all those Renaissance arts. :nod:

Congrats on the DD, and have some Happy Holidays! :clap: :holly:
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PaulaMela Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
What, seriously... I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't mentioned!
Thank you and Happy Holidays to you too! :hug:
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PeppermintSoda Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Student
You're welcome. :huggle:
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional General Artist
It's beautiful! I really enjoyed seeing all your prelim sketches and colour studies.
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len-gthwise Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
This is wonderful, someone has to write a story about it.
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BenJogan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist
Incredible! Wonderful technique and colors :)
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Z-Oras Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Soooo beautiful ! :aww:
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Avanii Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014   General Artist
This is amazing, I love the colours and the composition, with the light behind the sphinx and the happy expressions of both. Adorable :heart::D
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