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Lady of Rohan (cocoa)
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Published: March 23, 2018
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I created this painting during the project week at school. We experimented a lot with cocoa and chocolate, and for this I mixed cocoa with water and a bit ink like you can see in the foreground and painted with it like using watercolour (ok, it is a bit more difficult, because you can't work very fine with a darker/more cocoa colour...it gets viscous.) Ever tried it, too?
So here is an illustration of Éowyn, Lady of Rohan, watching Edoras from afar.
Coffee will follow soon (Durin planned)! :D

I'm sorry for all the updates, it's so difficult to get the right colours, and it looks always different on my PC than on DA...just annoying. :faint:
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Mar 23, 2018, 10:11:41 PM
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roundtower's avatar
roundtower| Traditional Artist
* ¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº2 o Destacados nº 2" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).
¡Por favor, queremos ver más trabajos tuyos en el grupo!

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* Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 2. (Best works of the group). 
Please, We want to see more works in the group of you!


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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Thank you so much! :huggle:
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roundtower| Traditional Artist
A real pleasure dear friend Floris!  Huggle! 
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yosofine|Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Coffee works good for dragons :) (been there, done that)
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Ha, maybe I should try coffee with dragons....I love both XD Thanks for the advice! :D
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EvaPolly's avatar
Lovely artwork and such an interesting technique!:clap:
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Thank you very much! :hug: It was also a very interesting experience working with such an unusal material. :D
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Rebekah-Nappa|Professional Filmographer
You have great depth in this piece. From the mountains in the background, Rohan in the middleground, to Éowyn in the foreground. You did a good job with detail, which I can imagine being very difficult when painting watercolour (much more with cocoa).

Totally irrelevant, but now I want a cup of hot cocoa. 
Warming Up  
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
I'm really glad you like it! :hug: The details were actually just possible because of the painting's size. It is about 60x36cm/23.6x14inch. Smaller it would have been very complicated.
Haha, I totally understand what you mean...the problem painting the picture was, that the whole room smelled like cocoa, but there was nothing for eating or drinking...we just painted with water and the natural powder. It was really hard. :D
By the way, I guess I'll drink one now.
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Gienah95|Hobbyist General Artist
wow Heart Shocked 
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Muwaten82|Hobbyist Artist
Heart ...
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
Thank you! ^^
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RandomRoosterARtz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this! You did this by painting with Cocoa??? amazing texture work!

Your Lady Of Rohan is stunning in the flow of her robes... I could imagine a deep red to them if I look long enough and feel the wind around my neck as if I were really there with her.

The only criticism I can give on this piece is that the water needs a bit of definition and that there aren't any birds in the sky... it kind of gives an almost lifeless feel without them.

Other than that it is truly a masterpiece!
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Thank you very much! I agree the water needs a bit more detail/flow. About the birds...I was really unassertive with the sky. It already took a while till I decided to add clouds. :D But I agree, it probably would make it more alive.
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RandomRoosterARtz|Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is your art after all. That is just what my untrained eye could find. :)
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
For that reasons I'm uploading it! :D After a while you loose the sight for some things, and it's great when others hint at that!
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Mellaril|Hobbyist General Artist
Eowyn is my favorite!! Also that is so impressive this is in cocoa... I love how you experiment with different media!!
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FrerinHagsolb's avatar
I'm very glad, thank you!
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sophgoph|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh my gosh this is so beuatiful.  and it is evenmore interesting considering the unusual methods of its creation.
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Thank you so much!
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