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Baptism of Fire by JadineR Baptism of Fire by JadineR

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Since my banner arrived, I can finally post this :D This will be both the brand-spankin' new banner I will debut at Midwest Comicon this weekend AND the cover to Legendary Beings Ara & Celi chapter 3! This is the main character Miyara in her alter-ego Eternal Ara

I'm really proud of this image ;w; It's actually larger since I had to do a wide background to the left in case of emergency, but well, you guys don't have to see the entire thing :P I painted it the same way I did here Experiment: Eternal Ara by JadineR (which was the experimental phase), only I decided to use salt + acrylic inks first. The background's mainly the latter, with watercolors and spongey effects added through midway drying for...further effect XD I used a little of watercolor for the shadows on Miyara but she was principally colored with Copics and Spectrum Noir markers. Then for the white highlights I used Faber Castell white brush pen and IC Manga Ink Super White :D As always though, the scanner ate the colors a bit. This is close to the original after adjustments though, so yaaaayyyy.

Ahh, I just love how this turned out. I'm so proud of myself -- I even keep making the joke to myself that I might have gone full shoujo on this :XD: The title refers to partially events in chapter 2 that'll come full-form in chapter 3.


Legendary Beings Ara & Celi, et al (C) :iconjadiner:
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OgawaBurukku Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Professional General Artist
You made such a cool texture!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015
Thanks! I'm super proud of it. <3 Very happy that it worked out in the end.
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Lance-Danger Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2015
Thanks! :D
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NyQuilDreamer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
So pretty! You've got some mad skillz with those traditional medias, man!

(skillz with a 'z' so you know it's EXTREEEME)
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2015
(Words with a 'z' are the only way to live. EXTREMEEEEE! )

And thank you! There are other people much more talented at traditional media than me, but I'm definitely getting the hang of it :boogie:
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HotaruThodt Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015   Digital Artist
This is freaking awesome. Those watercolours...:drool:
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Hehehehe, thank you :love:
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Aeraellyth Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
This is so so so bloody awesome and pretty! Gawgeous!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Thank you dahlink, thank you! :flirty: It did its job at the con, most people looked at it first before my table!
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ChandraHabein Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
UGH!!!! I just love all the colors and textures in this piece! Miyara is so beautifully posed and colored. All the paints, textures, and colors really add to the composition and help the piece really come together. It's so nice to see traditional art that's so smooth and expressive. Keep up the awesome art! :la:
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
You and Erin are so beautiful in your comments, little old dumb me can't think up of words to thank you with effervescently. :happycry:

still tryin' though *rubs brain lamp*

I really am glad you love it so much! :la: I was worried about Miyara's pose, since her lower part came from "Frankenstein-ing" pose references x_x (which reminds me, I ought to have said which stock I used as reference...D: ) Thank you! ;w;
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erosarts Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The texture here IS wonderful.
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
Thank you! I thought color ink would be hard to control, but it's liquid enough to make it cooperate. Thankfully the paper I chose worked too  :aww: (It was the first time I tried a different brand, yikes!)
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erosarts Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Paper is a big deal when you work with paints and painterly mediums, that's for sure.
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Yeah -- and expensive! I get frustrated when the paper that looks good and has good reviews doesn't work out for me. And then it sits around, unused...
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LociroDraws Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, this turned out awesome! I really love the techniques you used on the background especially- it's firy and colorful without being overpowering or distracting from Miyara (who looks so badass!)

Getting hyped for more Legendary Beings Ara and Celi! :D (Big Grin) 
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015
I'm so blown away by both you and Chandra's wonderful comments, I can't think of any words! ;w;

or wait maybe I can let me try *rubs brain gently*

Thank you! :D The background definitely was just meant to heighten Miyara's stance, so I'm super happy it's not distracting! And that you are hyped for more A&C :la: Yay!!
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