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'Tis the Season by Absolute-Sero 'Tis the Season by Absolute-Sero
" 'Tis the Season"

for the holidays of 2008
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Definitely the most excruciating background to date. *twitch*
If you were curious to know, this concept, originally, had about 8 OCs in it... opposed to the 5 that already took ages to paint. I would have gone mad for sure.

From left-to-right, going down from the left corner:
Sera, Tai, Alex, Julien, Swift

Alex is not a big fan of having snow dumped on his head and thus being soaked (bird thing) as a result XD; Tai ended up looking a little more evil than intended.. but I think that was when I defined his cat-like features more. Ehe. Sera tends to watch them both when she can.. not that Alex has ever found out.
Man, Julien and Swift are from different worlds - in the sense that Julien is from a strictly realistic setting opposed to Swift- but... if they were real.. it would take them about 5 minutes to become best friends, between their dispositions and occupations. They'd get along like chocolate and marshmallow in a s'more! 8D

The snow I had to settle for, and only got the hang of after dozens of attempts.. man. It's HARD to get pristine snow on an overcast/white day. x_x And even harder to capture snow that has understandably had people mussing it up. </3

All characters are my own.
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Mikkhos Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GAWDDD I love the white tree. It makes my toes curl with envy. It is absolutely BEAUTIMUS.
I really like the way you did the hair in this one. It looks lovely. ;] <3
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwww ^^; I'm amazed 'cuz.. I don't like the white tree's turnout as much as the brown.
Ah the hair. I'm glad you still like it for all that it shouldn't be so shiny.. *cough* I can never resist ;-;
(Ian's hair last time taught me not to go so crazy with highlight colours. Guh.)

Much love darling.. as always <333333
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Faithless-Wife Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008
Until I read the description I didn't even notice the girl in the background. :) She very cool though. I love her design.

I also love Tai. He's so naughty.
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, Sera was retouched recently.. and I'm glad she almost was invisible >D She's verryyyy good at stealth, hehe.

Tai's a perfect little brother - in a sense of the term here- when he wants to be. He knows well that Alex hates getting soaked by snow and... does it anyway :D
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Sanwall Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008
I love it! Especially Alex's and Tai's expressions!
And the background is simply beautiful! :heart:
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Absolute-Sero Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Thanks.. they were fun for more or less background characters.. was nice to do them in full colour after all my sketches/B+W drawings :3

ad;lfkas;fdjkla. The background wanted to kill me. :XD:
Thankies. :D *heart*
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