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Published: August 14, 2009
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Sorry I haven't posted for a while! This is something I painted up a few nights ago when I couldn't sleep. It seems I'm always drawing when I can't sleep. What if I slept more? Would I draw less?!..!?1/

A birthday present for my dear friend, Christine. :heart: It partly symbolises our friendship, and partly symbolises how I see her as a person. The reason this piece makes very little sense is because it's filled with in-jokes. But to sum it up:
  1. We share a quirky friendship.

  2. She is one of the most genuine, sweet & truly content people I know. Her life & laughter are full of colour. She is an amazing amount of fun. :)

  3. And no, that’s not her in the picture. Part of the in-joke as well, haha.

I wasn't able to spendmuch time on this, but I like the way it turned out. Looser and brushy...er.

Check out my blog for an animation of my process.


Tools: Wacom Intuos2 Tablet, Paint Tool SAI & Adobe Photoshop CS3.
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Toscarob's avatar
I think that's just lovely.  Thanks for sharing.
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LeriaS114's avatar
I love your colors and your imagination I think I've fainted. 
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fawad87's avatar
so cute!
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dyskracia's avatar
This is so cute.
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Marityn|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very pretty and animated... LOVE the colors. Everything in your gallery is amazing!
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carlos698's avatar
your picture is very nice, it pairs the anime "Paprika" also called "Papurika." :D
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Ichigo2979|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting and meaning-full :D
Why is it that I don't see things like this on dA's front page??
Ahh, we need a better advertising system for works like these TwT
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a year later
this is Rihanna :)
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DjinArt's avatar
your brain imagination is simply beautiful

so KuaIiI !!!
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Cescyl|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice draw !
I like the texture of it !
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sophiabuddy's avatar
Although it looks like unfinished XD
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marguss's avatar
so pretty ^^
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instead of analysing it, which i did first, and ended up with a page of typing on all the incredible details and how it works so well in portraying your idea/concept, i'm just going to say that i love it.
i LOOOOVE it! there. i just love how the... AHG, there i go.. it's just so..so..wow
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vmbui| Digital Artist
hahah, thank you so much!
(yeah, it's a bit of a trip if you try to analyse something based on an in-joke!)
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LordVaynard|Professional Digital Artist
what a beautiful smile!!! <3
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zefiraelRain|Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really beautiful painting, I love the colours and rough brush work!
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Good ideas!
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shamall0w's avatar
that's really original
i like it =)
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Swicca|Professional General Artist
I like the concept :)
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BeatriceCoffee's avatar
this is fantastic! She's SO beautiful! Great work!
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pixelmech|Professional Digital Artist
Love your style, great brush strokes! This is such a fun and whimsical portrait. Very inspiring.
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