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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 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  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 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really? I like digital better because of "edit undo" XDD
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s-ir Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nicely done.
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
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s-ir Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your welcome :)
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BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A beauty ^^
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much!
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SethMaxwell Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D
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flavio24hh Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011
The coloring is amazing, congratulations on the work =D
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much! ^^
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EnsuMas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks! I'm really happy when colour pencil work is received well ^^
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DestinyFailsUs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Beautiful. The colors are magnificent. Keep up the great work :D
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much ^^
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Di-Sketch Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  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 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ahahah see-through bits = love

Thanks, hun :3
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hyujin9 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
PREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEETTY o_o
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
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hyujin9 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Youre welcome!!!:D
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:iconstriderden:
StriderDen Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Great colors and details!
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
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Kittyillustrations Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The colours are beautiful, i really like her pose and the transparency parts of clothing
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
SOmehow I knew you would like see-through bits XD
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Kittyillustrations Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
:iconicameplz: does my gallery give it away so much lol
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stefou98 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats just... amazing!!!
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you ^^
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Metalraptor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very beautiful artwork. ^_^
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you *bows*
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salamanderFLAME Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
Cute.:aww:
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
:3
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Ashikage-Ryuukenshin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Xin Nian Kuai Le! :3 Gong Xi Fa Cai! (I hope that was spelled right O.o XD)
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
THat's fine, well done! ^^ Thank you
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XxfAtPAndAXx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
WHOOOOOO NEW YEAR!
Monies. e w e
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Haha, I used to be like that too, until I got married, now I can't get money anymore, have to give it out (so I'm thankful I'm far away from relatives' children XD)
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XxfAtPAndAXx Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
I better enjoy it while it lasts! D X
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gliovampire Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
This is very beautiful; I faved it. I love the rabbit as a Zodiac sign. And your illustration is very beautiful!!
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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gliovampire Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
You are welcome!!
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bloodbender101 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011
all the colors are very nice
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:iconsonialeong:
sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^
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minibubble Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I adore the colours in her clothes!! The foot is so nice too and the slight transparency to the white silky bits is just fabulous <333 Also I really really like her hair <33

Super work! Happy Chinese New Year to you too >u< :heart:
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Also pleased with her hair and glad you noticed the transparent bits!
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Naoru Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Happy Chinese New Year! I'm celebrating it this year! :D Your work looks very nice in soft textured pencil <3
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sonialeong Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :3 Pencil is so nice to work in, it takes a lot to really f*ck up XD
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Memenda-Seven Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so awesome and also considering that I was born in the year of the rabbit, it really makes me smile. Just wanted to ask how did you get the stamp signature? was it custom made, I've seen how it's done via TV in china but I'm just curious how you got yours done.
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