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Chinese New Year Jade Rabbit
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GONG XI, GONG XI!!!

Happy Chinese New Year, everyone!

I thought that since it was the Year of the Rabbit, I would draw Jade Rabbit, the companion of Chang-E the moon maiden. The legend is that you can see the rabbit on the moon, with a pestle and mortar creating the Elixir of Life ^^

Done with FaberCastell colour pencils
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Yoko-tan's avatar
Yoko-tan|Student Traditional Artist
really pretty, I love the overall coloring and background along with her hair, outfit, expression and pose, nice job on the anatomy, especially her hands, feet and legs, most people have trouble with those. Her outfit is intricately decorated as well, and the shine you put in her hair is amazing, I have trouble shading hair on the computer, let along by hand. :iconwooowplz:
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Oh wow, thank you so much for the lovely comments! It's really fun and relaxing to have a go with colour pencils after dealing with the super finicky digital stuff, or the blink-wrong-and-you'll-mess-up markers or watercolours ^^
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Yoko-tan|Student Traditional Artist
Really? I like digital better because of "edit undo" XDD
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s-ir's avatar
s-ir|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done.
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
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s-ir|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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BlueVagabond|Hobbyist General Artist
A beauty ^^
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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SethMaxwell|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I'm going to assume you used the colored pencils for the outline too cause it looks fabulous!
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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SethMaxwell|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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flavio24hh's avatar
The coloring is amazing, congratulations on the work =D
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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EnsuMas|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the clothes folds and the way it gracefully fall to the ground. Did you also use color pencils for the outline?
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Thank you about the clothes! Yes, I outlined in colour pencil as well, I think that really helps when working in the medium, ink or black pencil looks too harsh ^^
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AlternativeReality|Student General Artist
I seriously love the colors you used and the incredible amount of shading placed into this piece! So lovely!
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! I'm really happy when colour pencil work is received well ^^
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Beautiful. The colors are magnificent. Keep up the great work :D
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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Di-Sketch|Hobbyist Digital Artist
WHY DID I NOT SEE THIS AND COMMENT! Arghuuu~ Such a nice concept for chinese new year! I love the basis of a legend, and it's quite clever :3 (I also like the seethrough bits. herp.)
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Ahahah see-through bits = love

Thanks, hun :3
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hyujin9|Hobbyist General Artist
PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTY o_o
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sonialeong|Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
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hyujin9|Hobbyist General Artist
Youre welcome!!!:D
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