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I first did this picture years back in pastels. I loved the background I had done in pastel, but I hated the rose as my red has messed up the rose bud and ruined the picture for me. I've grown to like the pastel a lot more lately and decided to re-do the picture--from scratch--digitally. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. The water effects are something I've never done digitally before and I really enjoyed doing it. :)

Done entirely free handed in GIMP
No bases/textures/nothin' used but what brushes are already installed in the programme.
Reference used (some picture found on Google years back)

Edit 2: Here's the link to the Draw This Again Meme I went ahead and did for this piece: [link] :XD:

Edit: Just decided to look at my traditional pastel of this picture--I like the digital sooo much better. It's much more vivid and detailed. I should take a picture of the pastel and put it up next to the digital in one of those 'Draw this again' memes ;)
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joyrascal Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
It's beautiful! This is the best digital art you have done yet! I love the details and the colors. It looks so realistic, but has that nice dreamlike effect of being painted.
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: Thanks!!
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IamDying Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!! How did you do the water droplets?
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I took a small normal circle brush and lowered the opacity (I used a light pink for the colour). I then placed different sized dots on the rose. Once those were placed, I used the dodge tool to add highlights/dimension to each one. Once I was done dodging, I used the smudge tool to soften the highlights. Once that was done, I then took the burn tool to add some more dimension to the droplets.

:D
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IamDying Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is awesome how you did it! It must have taken a looong time and a lot of skill! My parents don't like me drawing and i agree with them that i'm pretty bad so they've never gotten me a tablet that they promised :P So I'm really amazed by the really awesome digital art people can do and this is one of them :D
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It actually didn't take as much time as I thought it would. =\

Your parents don't like you drawing? Why's that?
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IamDying Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really? Well...it will take me ages just to do ONE little drop of water perhaps :D
Yes my parents don't like to see me drawing as I have no creativity and I am terrible at drawing and I agree with them on that fact :D
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww that's sad! You just need to keep drawing and practice--then you'll get better. :D I have no creativity in the sense that I cannot for the life of me draw a decent picture without heavy reference pictures.

Find a picture you really like and then practice drawing it. The only way to get better is to practice. I think if you want to draw and enjoy it (even if you feel your skill is terribly lacking), just practice. Practice makes perfect. :hug:
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IamDying Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you...:D
I guess I'll practice harder. :hug:
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: You're welcome. Just keep practicing---that's something I need to do more, too.
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing!
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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LuLu242 Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
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KamiyaAkuto Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, that's just amazing!
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Digital Art / Paintings & Airbrushing / Landscapes & Scenery????????????????
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
?
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not a landscape: you have to correct the category!!!
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure what a better category would be for this. What do you think it should be?
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fluffpuffgerbil Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Omygoodness! This looks so awesome! I didn't think it looked much different from the original because I didn't remember what the original looked like UNTIL I saw the draw it again!! This looks so awesome!
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Sadict Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp: Thanks, Fluff! :glomp:

I was of your same mind frame--I thought it was similar to the original...until I pulled out the original and saw just how horrid it looked!...and to think, I was thinking of framing that pastel. The only thing that stopped me was that I had already put it in my portfolio.

I'm thinking of re-doing my Cad Bane picture next.
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fluffpuffgerbil Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. ^^

Yeah, you don't notice until you compare!!


Cad Bane would look neat digitally. ^^
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