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Look Out On The Morning Over The World by GentianaVerna Look Out On The Morning Over The World :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 1 0 Monks - Camp Theme cards/badges by GentianaVerna Monks - Camp Theme cards/badges :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 0 0 Archival sketch: Here Do I Swear Fealty... by GentianaVerna Archival sketch: Here Do I Swear Fealty... :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 8 8 WIP Shadowy Grey - detail 2 - phase III by GentianaVerna WIP Shadowy Grey - detail 2 - phase III :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 1 0 WIP In Shadowy Grey (detail 2) by GentianaVerna WIP In Shadowy Grey (detail 2) :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 1 0 WIP In Shadowy Grey II (Detail 1) by GentianaVerna WIP In Shadowy Grey II (Detail 1) :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 1 0 WIP - In Shadowy Grey by GentianaVerna WIP - In Shadowy Grey :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 1 0 WIP - Not A Very Nice Smile 2 by GentianaVerna WIP - Not A Very Nice Smile 2 :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 2 0 WIP: A Very Serious Kind of Present by GentianaVerna WIP: A Very Serious Kind of Present :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 1 1 Then You Shall Go With Me by GentianaVerna Then You Shall Go With Me :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 10 5 Superfast sketch - Nephew L. by GentianaVerna Superfast sketch - Nephew L. :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 0 0 WIP - Not A Very Nice Smile by GentianaVerna WIP - Not A Very Nice Smile :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 2 0 And So The Fifth Day Came by GentianaVerna And So The Fifth Day Came :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 13 4 Archive - Generic Elf (Summer Camp Decoration) by GentianaVerna Archive - Generic Elf (Summer Camp Decoration) :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 3 0 Archive - Generic Hobbit (Summer Camp Decoration) by GentianaVerna Archive - Generic Hobbit (Summer Camp Decoration) :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 2 3 Archive - Generic Dwarf (Summer Camp Decoration) by GentianaVerna Archive - Generic Dwarf (Summer Camp Decoration) :icongentianaverna:GentianaVerna 3 0

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The Fellowship by gilronan The Fellowship :icongilronan:gilronan 59 2 Estuary Sunset by Coigach Estuary Sunset :iconcoigach:Coigach 53 14 Harpa by Coigach Harpa :iconcoigach:Coigach 66 5 Sky horse by ashpwright Sky horse :iconashpwright:ashpwright 17 2 Weird by ashpwright Weird :iconashpwright:ashpwright 21 0 Three Brothers by ashpwright Three Brothers :iconashpwright:ashpwright 11 0 Fear by ashpwright Fear :iconashpwright:ashpwright 31 3 Obamas -- Halfway mark by Elaeynyvia Obamas -- Halfway mark :iconelaeynyvia:Elaeynyvia 1 0 An apple? by Marhelf An apple? :iconmarhelf:Marhelf 26 8 Tharfell Keep by Tavush Tharfell Keep :icontavush:Tavush 8 0 Legolas by Kinko-White Legolas :iconkinko-white:Kinko-White 211 28 Deer rider by Flaxs Deer rider :iconflaxs:Flaxs 44 0 Birthday Surprise by ashpwright Birthday Surprise :iconashpwright:ashpwright 11 0 Surfing by ashpwright Surfing :iconashpwright:ashpwright 16 0 Upper Sea by ashpwright Upper Sea :iconashpwright:ashpwright 14 1 Another Eye by Elaeynyvia Another Eye :iconelaeynyvia:Elaeynyvia 2 1

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GentianaVerna

Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Belgium
Reclaiming my life, picking up long-forgotten pastimes and waking my childhood dreams from slumber.

Autodidact. I do not pretend to ever have mastered proper drawing technique; yes, I am aware of many formal mistakes in my sketches as well as the poor technical quality of the photos. What the heck. Gotta (re)start somewhere!

Comments welcome nevertheless - especially if you see anything that *is* actually good. I'd love to read what you think and where you think I could develop further.

Also a slight disclaimer: I'm not really into llamas (the digital kind to be precise), so if you are thinking of giving me one as a way of saying "hi" or "thanks" or "gee your work is great", I'd be grateful if you put that message into words instead of that lovely animal. I hardly ever give one back anyway, if that's what you're hoping for :)
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2019 has not begun well.
I've failed miserably even at the "post whatever once a week" rule. The past two months have been pretty exhausting - basically it felt as if I were playing some psycho kind of role-playing game with my moves determined by two dice which I had to throw every day to get a combination of "yet another urgent task at work" - "my work hours rescheduled yet again" - "yet another student needing something extra from me" - "yet another mail that I'd forgotten about of that had slipped into spam and now I'm in deep trouble" - "sick kid" - "the other kid sick" - "both kids sick" - "husband away on business" - "mice in the house (they get in the hollow walls from the adjoining barn, so we're helpless)" - "something wrong with my bike (which I use instead of a car)" - "washing machine out of order" - "laptop crashing yet again (thanks a bundle Windows)"...

So drawing has become yet another bullet point on the endless to-do list and while I would feel a wringe of pain every time I saw my pens and notebooks gathering dust on the shelf, I've had absolutely no energy left to pick them up.

Kudos to all of you who, like me, are in the "married with kids" stage of life and still manage to produce something creative and of value!!!

With spring now clearly coming to my part of the world, the nagging of my inner "drawer" persona is slowly becoming unbearable. Today I checked into the web version of DA after quite some time, and discovered some pretty encouraging comments. Knowing I would have to pay it all by staying up late to do my share of housework, I couldn't resist it any more and stole about an hour in total to continue on some of my sketches. My fingers are still itching, craving for more...

I'll do my best to look after myself and look for balance between my duties and my creative impulses.
Hopefully you'll see some of my tragic WIPs finished over the next few weeks!! Wish me luck :)

And yes, have a great spring, of that's relevant to where you live!

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:iconwogengletter:
wogengletter Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2019   Traditional Artist
Thank you again :-)
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GentianaVerna Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem at all :)
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wogengletter Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019   Traditional Artist
:-) I saw you made some fine new pictures too. I like them. :-)
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:icongentianaverna:
GentianaVerna Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :-)
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Varagka Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for fav!
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GentianaVerna Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome - and thanks for the fave :)
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:iconeirwen980:
Eirwen980 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Student General Artist
Thank you for the watch!
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GentianaVerna Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
I really like your drawings, and how you can express a load of emotions by just a few details!
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:iconeirwen980:
Eirwen980 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019  Student General Artist
I'm really happy to hear that! I tend to focus a lot on the emotional side of painting <3
Have a nice day!
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GentianaVerna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:-)
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