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Organic? by Catiris Organic? by Catiris
new version 2/09 just small tweaks...
Natural Memories... Unnatural Dreams?

Symbolism... the lemon tree symbolizes friendship.
The contrast of red and green could be inorganic vs. organic (tree vs. machine, greenery vs. metal).
You can see some papers at the bottom... the poem that the doctor gave Dot is there.
There's more if you like to read into images (: I'll let it speak for itself.

This picture of Dot & Ermine was inspired by the Comic Circle, written by *indecision. Beautiful work :heart:


This literally took about 2 weeks of hours. I loved it to pieces, but I am glad to be done. Magic. I learned even more efficiency with this program... (if that's possible)...
Also, I didn't use dodge/burn.... why is that tool considered such a sin??? I don't use it often... but sometimes for speed and darkening existing shading... it would be nice. I might cave & make a second version of this.

Hmm... I even researched albinism to make Ermine look realistic. His eyes may look odd at first because his eyelashes are very light.

This file ATE my computer, sometimes it chalked up to 2GB in program, and that's all the RAM I have to run it!!!! D: fun times, hahaha

All in all it was a great experience. I hope you love it, Josceline!!

the GIMP 2.4 + scanned lineart


All textures are from my personal files, which includes royalty-free textures from this site and others... (perfectly fine for printing). I also made several brushes... whew.

Dot & Ermine (c) to *indecision Josceline Fenton

Art (c) to me =Catiris you can't even touch it without my permission!! x,D

The original is HUGE. Download for a scaled down version that still shows the details.
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0dd10ut Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Great work on the dress! And I thought the word "Normal" was "Nom nom." XD
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
Thanks, it was wonderful and terrible all in one ;D
I'm so antisocial it's not nom nom nom nom nom
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Dermatillomaniac Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh wow... That's absolutely beautifully done.
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Emerra Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING WHY HASN'T THIS GOTTEN MORE ATTENTION srsly.

It's amazing. All of the colours, the patterns, the design of her dress... Everything! It's beautiful.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
C: Aww, thank you!!
It seriously was a huge effort. But I loved drawing the details in their costumes and everything.
Thanks again! <3
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kejeki Featured By Owner May 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Very nice coloring. I also really like the use of symbolism!
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Catiris Featured By Owner May 13, 2009
I'm glad you like it!
Symbolism is one of my favorite things to bury deep in art. I wish every one of my pictures could tell an intricate story.
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SRaffa Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thoroughly original, overwhelmingly beautiful...
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Catiris Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
Thank you for your kind words; I'm flattered! (:
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qapsiel Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2009
that's amazing! you get better by the second!!!!
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Catiris Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009
Thank you!! :heart: :heart: I hope that's true Cx
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qapsiel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2009
it is! :heart:
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Arjay-yajrA Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
hey, may i use this piece of art for my art assignment?
we have to pick any piece of art and i have to criticize it. and i wanna use urs. [im not saying that its bad or anything] i just wanna showoff ur art. lol.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2009
Yes, I think that would be fine with me.
Though I'm curious, are you going to print it off?
If anyone asks about the artist you can always give them the e-mail I have on my dA page C:
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suiseiusagi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Very interesting comparisons. And this is your newer dolly style, right? Still love it. XD

Huge dress is huge.

BTW, do you know if M. Alice LeGrow has a DA?
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
Yes C: I don't know if it's really "new"... oh well, new to dA, I guess O: I have many old doodles and sketches that I don't post here.

haha.... HUGE indeed. As in hugely detailed fun.

I just found her dA the other day! (scrolls through 5min worth of webcomic pages in browsing history). That would be *sadwonderland

Oh hey, I remembered (well, more like rediscovered) the manga I was talking about, the one that was one of my first introductions to drawing characters like dolls... It's called "Alichino".
Beware of massive "pretty"
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suiseiusagi Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2009
As I don't hide in the rafters of your house to catch what new things you come up with, what's new to DA is new to me. :lmao:

You and your details. :faint:

That's great- thanks!!! My friend (the one that gave me my tablet) is a HUUUUGE fan of hers. She adores Bizenghast.

That's teh animal-turny-humnan one right? I think I remember.
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009
I hope not.

Tablet = best present ever.

Yes, the "Alichino" are demon-like creatures with the power to shapeshift. So one of them has two common forms, an owl and a little girl.
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suiseiusagi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
I am very much too preoccupied to go all ninja in your house, I promise.

Agreed. :love:

I remember. :nod: But the story still didn't hold you, did it?
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
Ahaha...

Ah, not really. It was quite vague, at best. It got a little more curious as it developed the side character's history, but that doesn't look very promising for the main character. Still quite vague, or just not deeply developed, at best. Although it might have been, if the author could have continued the series. I read she broke her drawing hand and decided to abandon the series.
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suiseiusagi Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2009
That's too bad. :( I hate when I get into a series and something happens to the creator. (Trinity Blood.) I'll have to look into it in a little while. Right now I'm enjoying what happens when Obama meets anime. 8D
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hokuto Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Oh wow, what gorgeous colors - the details are amazing. :heart:
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Thank you for your comment! I love elaborate details :heart:

I'm curious, do the colors look very highly saturated? On my monitor there are a few rich shades that are not extremely vibrant, for contrast. But sometimes when I print the colors look very bright.
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hokuto Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Hmmmm - some of the greens are pretty bright, but overall it doesn't look too saturated, just nicely rich. I have my monitor set very light, though. ^^; Almost everything I do is much darker printed.
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YeunJu Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
woa~ that looks so cool~
^^ i like the details so much
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Thank you :heart: :heart:
The details were very fun and time consuming Cx
Voting is open, by the way x3 [link]
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PsychoNoble Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's wonderful! So many great textures and shades of color! Absolutely beautiful ~ Keep it up! ^_^
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Thanks! I tried to have a balanced of desaturated and vibrant colors... sometimes I wonder how it looks on others' monitors.
I will definitely keep it up :heart:

The contest voting is open now, but no pressure [link] ._.;
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
(oh also, i know your pain with the RAM stuff :C i've been trying to get my graphic design stuff ready for my portfolio (here i go again with applying for a BA...) and my computer is dying a miserable death now. most of my files are like...300MB each :XD:)
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Ahaha... amen. My 110 GB hard drive is full to all but 9GB. But where would we be without quality?
Best wishes for your BA!
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mildtarantula Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
oh my goodness gracious i LOVE IT. holy crap, you've put so much effort into this, it's beautiful! :heart: i'm so glad you got this in on time with 5 hours to spare! :D
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Catiris Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Wonderful! I'm so glad you like it C: It definitely did take a lot of effort x)
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