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Holly from the podcast Alba Salix
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3Fangs Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018
This looks like it ought to be an illustration in a book of fairies or poems. :aww:
I'm glad you kept the rough pencil lines, they blend seamlessly with the parchment texture and the faded colors.
I also love how you used her namesake as a corner decoration!

Actually, there's something about the whole composition that makes me think of a greeting card, and now I suddenly want a series of fairy greeting cards from you. :dalove:
TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Drawing fairies again was like going back to my roots. ;P
CalamityKangaroo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Professional General Artist
This is very nice. She shall live on my desktop for awhile, I think.

I do notice that her eye seems a bit too high up her forehead? Maybe it's just me? I dunno...

Anyway, I've been looking for things to listen to while I work, so I'll have to give that one a try.
TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It’s so fun! It’s like a medical comedy, but with fairies and witches!
Hmmm, I think you’re right about the forehead. I’m questioning my decision to make her eyes half the size of her head. I think because the character is wide-eyes figuratively.
CalamityKangaroo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
That sounds like an intriguing combo, I'll definitely add it to my list!

I don't think there's any problem with the size of her eyes. I was tweaking it a bit to use as a desktop background (I meant it when I said that) and just nudging her eye down and back a bit seems to have done the trick:
Holly the Fairy by Jenan by CalamityKangaroo
Anyway, it's beautiful. I've been wanting something sort of pretty and whimsical to put on my desktop for awhile now, and of course that's the sort of thing I can count on you to deliver. I'm also a very sentimental guy, so the fact you did it makes it even better.
TheJenjineer Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, neat desktop! You can't even tell it wasn't drawn that way!
CalamityKangaroo Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2018  Professional General Artist
I just copied and flipped some parts, and then used the eraser to fade the seams. Luckily, the parchment texture is pretty random, so I didn't really have to match much up. It didn't take too long. And of course, I had a good piece of art to work with, too. ;P
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January 5, 2018
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