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PE Art Nouveau Exchange: Sadie by rillystar PE Art Nouveau Exchange: Sadie by rillystar
EDIT: From the images I've removed, I'm revamping and watermarking them better and putting them back up. Much less chance of someone swiping them ;) If you want to see a nice print without the watermark any of my prints can be purchased from the cyberJAR.com site (just cite size you want and the image. All the pricings are the same)

Completed: September 12th, 2004
Inking completed: September 12, 2004

Whew my hand has about fallen off. Penciled then inked by hand, then coloured in Photoshop 7. The inking alone for this piece took me a few hours - it may not look that complicated but the way I ink is very meticulous. I would upload a bigger picture so you could see the details but...then it'd be huuuge. The colouring in Photoshop again took me a long time but I'm quite happy with the results.

This exchange just didn't want to work for me. I researched the nouveau style (one I am not entirely familiar with) and found to my dismay that it was quite different than my spare anime-esque style. So after throwing away a butt load of sketches I finally had the character pose I wanted in a style sort of resembling nouveau with a bit of my own flare (I think so at least) - not your typical nouveau pose but Sarah's character to mee seemed to be much more dynamic than is seen in your typical nouveau female figure.

Anyhoo that done I had loads of trouble thinking of a background - this coupled with my real life putting a stop on pretty much everything extra curricular (see my journals) I had to put this on hold (it was due Aug 31st....I feel so bad having it this late). Anyhoo I got down to it and well had to toss out several ideas for backgrounds. I finally went for a more abstract look and I think it suits rather well. Waaay more detail than I usually put into a pic. I had to ink this several times to get the line varience just right and when I took a break last night from inking my hand was absolutely sore.

The cg came rather easily once I'd prepped everything in my control freakish way and settled on colours. Trying to force myself to do more cg so that I get better and faster at it.

Anyhoo sorry about the watermark thingy. All my new art will have it since the art theft fiasco a while back, I want to make sure that it's a pain in the butt to steal my stuffs. Going to see if Sarah will let me sell prints of this one because I'm really proud of it....*crosses fingers*

Sadie (c) Sarah Combs
image (c) rillystar
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:iconblackthornart:
blackthornart Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2007
wow!!!!! very nice detail :heart:
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:iconrillystar:
rillystar Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks XD this one took ages to ink and colour. But it was a lot of fun!
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
your welcome :hug: worth it though, it looks really good :D
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:iconrillystar:
rillystar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
aw thanks. I can say that I'd never done nouveau before so it was a lot of fun too XD
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
your welcome :D it very nicely done :heart:
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yumemi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004
wow, very pretty! Well worth all the hard work, this is wonderful! ^-^
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rillystar Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww thanks! I might work myself up to doing something like this again someday.....
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mesiaste Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's amazing! I love all the details and colours! Great work! :heart:

Mece
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rillystar Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Mesi~! long time no hear lol

guess I been a bad rilly :) so busy with new job and all T-T and this daunting Sketchbook exchange lol

Really glad you like this one though. I'm still rather proud of it :3 hee~! hopefully I'll be able to top this one sometime soon!

:hug: and franks for the +fav
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mesiaste Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:glomp: I'm happy to hear from You again =D
Oh, You got a new job? That's great!
No problem- I faved Your work because it's realy great :nod:

Mece
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rillystar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
well more of a promotion than a new job :) it's good though cause I was beginning to wonder if I would stay if I didn't have any advancement oppertunities.

anyhoo what's new with you?

You prolly didn't hear from me because I was so busy and with so much going on in my family life I had to take everyone off my watch list. I posted back a while that if people wanted back on they'd have to let me know otherwise I was just going to leave them off...I just don't have the time to be on DA so much anymore to keep up
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004   General Artist
Y'know, I don't think I ever actually commented on this, and I don't really know why! It's absolutely stunning, I think it's one of the best of the art nouveau pieces because it's so different and so elegantly done. Gorgeous work, Rilly! ^__^
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww and a +fav too :3 frank you so much~!

It really makes it worth it to have so much good feedback on this one ;3
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004   General Artist
It's so beautiful! You deserve the feedback, Rilly- your art is so delicate and has such a unique touch that's all your own. ^^
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww thanks :3 it's nice to hear that since so often you get the 'oh your style looks like you copied it from so-and-so' or 'oh your anime style...(insert random rambling generic observation)'

:) so it makes me happyyyyyyyy :3
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rabid-potato Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004   General Artist
*snort*
I get that too. People who have no idea what they're talking about say "oh, that looks like what's-it-called, Pokeyman?" (actual quote, too.) ;______;
But I think your style is distinctly Rilly, and I've never seen any style quite like yours. So I think they're full of monkey turds. *g*
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eveyw Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2004
I dunno how I've missed this (probably because I've been avoiding DA for a while), but this is definitely my favorite pic out of all the ones in your gallery. *__* I totally love the art noveau design and composition, and the character's expression looks so incredibly sad.

And man, all those frilly things look like hell to draw and ink. o_+
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
good god the streamers took ages. But I was being lazy (and created more work for myself funnily enough) and didn't want to do a lot of detailing and didn't know how to integrate parts of the pic....the streamers just worked for me.

Heh sometimes I try to avoid DA...but I know when I get back there will be loads of devis and comments waiting for me >.<
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doranobaka Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004
Wow. This is gorgeous and I think I might want to have your children. o.o :heart:
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
lol dora you're so funny :)

I'm glad you like it...I'm really proud of this one :3

and the children bit...might be hard dora ROFL though I can draw some up if I get motivated rofl and pretend!
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brianne333 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Professional Digital Artist
The detail in this is just crazy Rilly, you so obviously put a lot of time into it. I love it, the design is amazing!
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
it broke my brain and hand for a few days lol.

:hug:

thank you Brianne for being so patient and stuffs :)
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JudithMayr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This really has to be one of your most awesome pieces ever, Rilly. The detail is simply mind-blowing. And the character's pose speaks volumes. She seems so sad for one moment... just to look somehow determined in the next one.

Really worth the work.
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
awww franks Jude :) *hugglies* I had loads of problems with this one...I didn't have much to go on for the chara but she seemed much more dynamic and active than a lot of those passive nouveau poses....but I think I sort of fudged it without horribly mangling the style lol.

Details...it's not as detailed as some but man my hand was hating me for quite a few days after...prolly didn't help that I had just finished cging that Yuki picture and then going straight into this intense one :3

But I am still really proud of this one....
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okori Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004
omg O___O Rilly this is just beautiful. The details and the design just blow me away . . .I can't even think of anything more constructive to say . . .it's just so cool @__@
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
awwwww thanks :) my hand has recovered from this now....must finish your kiriban....but the colouring doesn't want to happen it seems....I just keep staring at this pic....

so...I can send the inked version....at the very least T-T I suck
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okori Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004
Heh, that's ok Rilly, don't worry about it at all X3 I'm so happy with just the sketch that I could wait forever! :heart:
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
lol whew :3 yeah I have to stash the picture away when company comes over lol so then I forget and when I find it again it's like 'Oh my gosh...I forgot all about this' *feels like a dumb blond from a bad flick*
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ahari-chan Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004
This. is really really pretty.

.... really really pretty.


..... ..............really really pretty @_@;; I love the colors and the poe.. The girl's outfit is really cool~~

... God. @____@ *explodes*
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
lol awww thanks. Yeah it's really strange for me right now....usually I don't get so many comments and favs on a pic....maybe I just haven't been getting the art right....seems everyone really likes this one.....must figure out what it is pah!

:hug:
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Tiara-C Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The picture, pose & coloring is again very pretty - I envy you!! :heart:

uhm... but it's really a pity that you add that copyright thingie all over the picture.. T.T;;;

Tia~ :butterflytwo:
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
lol awwwww thanks

and yeah...if I didn't have to worry about people stealing things I wouldn't. I'll be selling this print...so the only place you'll get to see an unmarked copy is in hardcopy lol
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004  Professional General Artist
:faint: I'm impressed... I'd never do such complicated thing... I'm loosing my patience too quickly^^; And it's Art Noveau, oooh *_*!
:+favL -> needed -> now!
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww thanks! you rock :hug:

it is any wonder why I put you back on my list? :) but yeah...so proud of this one right now....
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2004  Professional General Artist
:hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug: :hug:
*lol* And you should be proud:D So much work :O_o:... The effect is stunning :floating:
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww franks :hug: it's a good sign that after a week I still like it....means it'll prolly stay that way for a while yet lol
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Professional General Artist
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
wah I glompeded again! *falls over* :)
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MidnightTea7 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2004  Professional General Artist
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mr-mister Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
it's pretty! that must have taken an unimaginable amount of patience! the big watermark is kinda distracting though, but i guess with all the art theft that goes on it's a necessity ya? :)
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
have to figure out a way to watermark effectively....I hate the watermark myself but I also don't want to leave the picture as is since the last round of art theft (you'd think people had better things to do than steal my junky work...there's much better artists out there) Anyhoo thanks so much for the niiiice commentage :) if you have any suggestions for the watermark lemme know!
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mr-mister Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2004
i dunno, i just don't watermark :D hopefully no one stole anything of mine. and if they did, i'll see them in hell.
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
I was like that til one day someone found my (at the time) fav piece ripped off. That and I want to start selling my artwork on a more regular basis....so gotta guard what I have now.

It's rather an interesting experience to go through....your stuff is kick a$$ I wonder why no one's found it yet and tried lol but it's a good thing not to have to worry about that anyhoo...I would have preferred that it had never happened...
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mr-mister Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004
i was once accused of ripping a pic and i got furious. i was bout to quit DA too but i shut up everyone by showing them the layered original with a few layers stripped off. but i've never had anyone rip me yet as far as i know. but yea i don't have a good solution to watermarking. i guess the way you're doing it is just fine :)
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
hehehe I would be pissed too

but you showed `em!

Anyhoo the pic that got ripped was one I did for PE so it wasn't only me they ripped but elf-shojo as well cause they were her charas. They conveniently snipped off the ends with all the copyright info and stuck it up in their Photobucket account...they did that to tons of people....

so now...must watermark in middle of pic....and make it hard to get rid of...but looks so ugly...thinking of using a stylized copyright logo thing instead....
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luna-rouge Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
You did a beautiful job drawing this picture. (my my-- look at all the details!) and you are improving on your photoshop coloring skills! You will become a pro in no time! This style was already my favorite- so that was a plus as well! You chose a wonderful color scheme! The caharacter is in proportion and looks nicely! Great job!
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luna-rouge Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004
You're welcome- it was really quite nice indeed! :heart:
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
hopefully a pro before my hand falls off lol I dunno...this looks to be one of those freakish once in a blue moon pieces...I dunno if I could do it again > .< maybe all the research into nouveau helped....I didn't know much about it before.

buuut thanks for the +fav and the nice comment :) you rock :)
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QueenSimia Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2004  Professional Artist
*high-pitched squealing heard somewhere off to the right and at a distance*

Wow, I love it... the soft colors, the paper/feather wing-waterfalls, the whole gentle tone of it. It's quite lovely, and I'm glad it came out so well--maybe there's something to be said for lateness? ;3 Either way, beautiful stuff. Off to the Favorites you go!
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rillystar Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2004  Hobbyist General Artist
whew I'm really glad you liked it....I was crapping myself cause it was late (and I got your note...you're so sweet :hug: ) and if you hated it on top of that it would make me feel really really bad.

Anyhoo you rock and so does everyone else on PE. Thanks for being so patient and understanding and letting me sell prints. If you give me your addy I'll be sure to send you one. I might even get a bigger sized one printed...who knows...

Anyhoo, I'm really really proud how well this turned out. I've never ever had so many +favs or comments on a pic so fast.... T-T I love you allllll~!
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