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Lady of the Sea by Ciuva Lady of the Sea by Ciuva
After working on my website from nine o'clock until around three tonight, I was pretty numb in my head and rather tired. But I felt like if I didn't do anything fun before going to bed, I'd get bad dreams again. Not nightmares, just... disturbing dreams. Soo, I opened Painter for the first time in way too long and started doodling. Half an hour work, minimum refinement. And I've learnt more about the use of colours - even though this is rather monochromatic. Basics: It's not what colour it is, but how it relate to the other colours. Anyway. Don't look at the hair, I just painted on some hair really quickly. The lack of refinement was, after a while, on purpose - faces aren't all that smooth and I need to dare to use less blenders. Everything is painted in one layer, simply because I forgot to make new layers before I was almost finished with the hair. Also, I realised that paintchatting really helps for my painting skills (Thanks, =CalimaX , for dragging me in there...)

Messy lines, not at all thought-through anatomy, but it was fun. And there is something I like about it.

Does she have a story? Nope, she hasn't. The title is only referring to the colours. Theoretically, she could have been the sea goddess, but there is already a sea god and he isn't married or anything. It can be a water spirit, though. Make up your own story.
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Webb97 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
You really captured what the sea might look like in human form: beautiful and tempermental. She's stunning.
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much - it was what I had in mind when painting, so I'm glad it turned out that way.
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Chossenji Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005   Traditional Artist
I think this is very nice, and i think that you have added some good thoughts on colour also. Good job :)
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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Salvador-Almarda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005
Great work on the lips they look so shiny ^______^
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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kittyloveyoukitty Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005
this one is very different. thinny light make it fresh! Great!
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :) Glad you like it.
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Veganvictim Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i have a new favourite

the lighting in this is so spot on, the eyes are striking, the expression is so well done it looks so real, and your colour choice is sooo you

the neck may be a tiny bit too tall but fuck me this is excellent EXCELLENT
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug: and thanks for the fav

It's a bit funny that the piece I've worked the least on the last months are the one that get the most faves in the shortest time ;) Maybe it pays off to paint when I'm so tired I hardly know what I'm doing... :D

he he... I think you're right about the colours ;)
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Veganvictim Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i can definitely see how you've progressed since i joined - your lighting and reflective surfaces are growing much better and you've sorted out your eyes a fair bit too
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I just looked through it, and there's quite a bit of a difference from the first ones. And when I think of how much I've figured out and/or learnt to do only the last month... But I think the main difference, actually, is that I dare more to just try things out and not just do what I've always done, or "I don't know how to add lightning properly, so maybe I'll just not add so much of it".
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Veganvictim Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
always learning and evolving

altho i tried oil painting the other day and it didn;t turn out well, it's my eye for colour i think!
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've never tried real oil painting (only digital...) but I don't think I can do it - I really can't use a brush anymore. It seems really hard with oils, though.
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Veganvictim Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
it;s so annoying cause it takes so long to dry - i think taht my stint at all painting is now over - for good
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, the waiting... You don't seem to be the only one annoyed about that :D

All traditional media should have "instant dry" (plus an undo button)... Although that would perhaps take away the fun with it... for some.
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, the waiting... You don't seem to be the only one annoyed about that :D

All traditional media should have "instant dry" (plus an undo button)... Although that would perhaps take away the fun with it... for some.
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lillypad Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Oooh she looks glazed I like her nose :D and the mouth. I love this blue that you work with it looks fantastico!
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the kind comment, I'm really glad you like it :) You know your opinion means a lot. I'm sorry I haven't commented on your deviations for a while, it's not because I don't want to. But I will! When I'm done with fixing my site, I will. :)
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lillypad Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Oh that's fine Catrine :) Honestly I understand! No problem. Just make sure you don't stress yourself with this webby :)
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Too late... at least mentally. But I'm better now that I've put two big pictures on hold so I don't have thousand things to do instead. Now it's actually fun :) So long...
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MaliciousMisery Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
ooo very beautiful :3 Love the color blue it looks great :heart:
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, and thanks so much for the fav :)
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MaliciousMisery Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
very welcome :3
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CalimaX Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005
Lovely eye colour! You're most welcome fo me draging you there. ^^
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks
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ladyshalafae Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005   Digital Artist
those eye are unbeliveably striking
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :) And thanks for the fav as well! :)
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ladyshalafae Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2005   Digital Artist
you're welcome. all the colors and everything were just so lovely, and i wanted it
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princesscornpop Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2005
pretty!
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