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Lady of December (Traditional Version)

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10x20 inches, watercolors and ink on illustration board. 

Original Painting: Available framed for $800! (My Patreon patrons get a special discount and exclusive wallpapers of this piece.;)) Reserved for my mom!  Sorry guys. The mom has laid claim. XD
Prints:  shop.angelicshades.com


The Lady of December bears the white Narcissus and dons the stone of Turquoise.  The white Narcissus celebrates fertility and resurrection while the Turquoise shall bring her prosperity and good fortune.
I'm happy to present the first of my upcoming "Ladies of the Months" series!  Each lady will represent the birthstone and flowers for each month.  I've decided to reboot this series in traditional media, instead (it began in digital).  The inking and watercolor painting are far easier and more enjoyable for me to do by hand, believe it or not!

This series is also my homage to Alphonse Mucha, who inspires me on a daily basis.  I drew a lot of inspiration in particular from his Precious Stones series.

The Lady of December represents the birthstone of Turquoise and the white Narcissus flower.  I also chose to incorporate the themes of the Saint Lucia candle crown and holly as homage to the seasonal elements of December that I enjoy.


The digital version and the traditionally inked line art:
Lady of December by AngelaSasser Lady of December Line Art (Traditional Version) by AngelaSasser

Stock referenced from themuseslibrary:
Seated Nouveau Lady PACK 1 by themuseslibrary

More of this series:
Ladies of the Months Series by AngelaSasser Ladies of the Months Mask Series by Angelic-Artisan

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JohnlockedDancer's avatar
JohnlockedDancerHobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thank you!
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FreelanaHobbyist Photographer
this is too freaking beautiful!
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Bit-sinnaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I really like what you've done with this series so far. :heart::)
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thank you!  I'm looking forward to the next in the series (February).  Such many gorgeous color combinations and motifs possible!
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Bit-sinnaHobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Stephanie-ChivasStudent General Artist
Beautiful!!! I love seeing the differences in the digital and traditional ones. 
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thanks!
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You're very welcome :)
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MorkadionHobbyist Writer
Oh my gods, this is so amazing!
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erickreillyartProfessional Digital Artist
Beautiful!
HiddenRelevance's avatar
This really did come out fantastic with the watercolors hon! I'm so excited to see the rest of the series as they come to life!
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Thanks, Cait! I'm excited as well! I get to play dress up with the rest of the Ladies, which is a nice throwback to my fond memories of playing fashion designer as a kid. It's going to be so fun!
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Dress up is always fun! *grin*
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BlueRavenfireProfessional Digital Artist
amazing work :)
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renman1605Professional General Artist
Nice.
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CelestialhostHobbyist Writer
Good work
keight's avatar
Simply lovely, Ang. Both versions are very well done, and are beautifully colored; but the watercolors's more organic blending and color merging makes that version seem the more delicate of the two. :D My advice, love your "twins" equally.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
That's very good advice!  I'm going a bit mad trying to pick between the two. Better to love them both for what they both do right.:)  I'm glad to hear this traditional version appeals, though!  I was beginning to think I took a step backwards with it.  I'm still getting the hang of controlling my values and colors with watercolor. I don't think I ever mastered it and returning to it after doing digital has been quite the learning experience!
keight's avatar
As it is with any media tools we set aside for too long a time; no matter the reason.
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cihancHobbyist General Artist
Am I correct in sensing a bit of Alphonse Mucha in this? With the bold outline, curves, and so on.
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AngelaSasserProfessional General Artist
Yup! I references his Precious Stones series in the description of this piece.  It's a big influence and probably some of my favorite work of his!
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cihancHobbyist General Artist
Damn, I didn't read the description properly, sorry.
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