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My Happy Place by LuxDani My Happy Place by LuxDani
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Should I do something for a background? I was thinking perhaps just a simple wash that fades to the edges, but I'm not sure.


:star: Prints available here! [link]


I was getting discouraged over this piece (very little feedback, a personal 'ick' feeling, etc) so I decided to just take the leap and paint this baby with colour. Yes I did ruin my lines, so I had to go back over the majority of them with black ink again. But I like this effect so much more.

New title too, yay!

This piece was totally inspired by TwiggX, she's a stunning model and I was inspired by the colour of her hair. Although her photo is available as stock, part of her rules were prints/profit cannot be made without her written consent, so I noted her a couple months ago and haven't received a reply yet, so I had to change the reference 'cause stealing is bad.
So this beautiful face was my reference : [link]

I really need to practice my humans... :C

So the final piece was sketched with a light blue pencil, then painted with black India Ink, an opaque white ink, and watercolour paints for the colour. :)

Enjoy! And feedback would be hugely appreciated, I put a lot of hard work into this piece and quite like it. :heart:

WIP Shots
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing.
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CarlosHurtadoSoriano Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
A wonderful work, dear friend!!!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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dlphneek Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love it and the fade background idea sounds great
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I probably won't get around to doing the background, but thanks for the input. :)
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dlphneek Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome
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MoonlitViolins Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So detailed and beautiful!
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awe thank you! I love detail :)
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MoonlitViolins Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well then, you have a lot of patience xD
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Fernstream Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Eeyaayy you finished it! It looks amazing! I love your coloring, of the hair and especially of the skin. :heart:
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!! :heart:
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Fernstream Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
<3
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Panthiguar Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't do work like this myself, so I can't give a proper critique in that regard, but I think it is a beautiful piece. :)
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well thank you :)
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:iconpanthiguar:
Panthiguar Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. I love the blues.
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It looks really nice coloured :3 The blue & brown seem to transition a bit abruptly though but the skin tones are really stunning :3
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Huh you're right. Looks like I lost a lot of the mixed brown tones in the second kingfisher when I scanned it, boo. The actual painting looks more gradual, too bad it didn't show.
But thank you!!
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spring-warmth Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh right, that makes more sense :3 My friend's scanner does that as well ^^
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Blue-Ink-Splatter Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful....
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:iconluxdani:
LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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GrimAsEver Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Writer
Absolutely stunning. :heart:
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks <3<3
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GrimAsEver Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student Writer
You're very welcome. :)
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Stitchy-Face Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
This si still so beautiful <3
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mwaa <3<3
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Stray111 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
Wow, this is gorgeous!
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LuxDani Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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