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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.

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Tools: Wacom Intuos2 Tablet, Paint Tool SAI & Adobe Photoshop CS3.
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:icontoscarob:
Toscarob Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2016
I think that's just lovely.  Thanks for sharing.
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:iconlerias114:
LeriaS114 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2014
I love your colors and your imagination I think I've fainted. 
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:iconsarahredhead:
sarahredhead Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013
Bodacious!
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:iconfawad87:
fawad87 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student
aw
so cute!
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:icondyskracia:
dyskracia Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
This is so cute.
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:iconmarityn:
Marityn Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very pretty and animated... LOVE the colors. Everything in your gallery is amazing!
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:iconcarlos698:
carlos698 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
your picture is very nice, it pairs the anime "Paprika" also called "Papurika." :D
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:iconichigo2979:
Ichigo2979 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  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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:iconnoknangann:
Noknangann Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
a year later
this is Rihanna :)
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:icondjinart:
DjinArt Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010
your brain imagination is simply beautiful

so KuaIiI !!!
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:iconjoltinjohnnylucas:
joltinjohnnylucas Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
beautiful work
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:iconcescyl:
Cescyl Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice draw !
I like the texture of it !
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:iconsophiabuddy:
sophiabuddy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I LOVE IT!
Although it looks like unfinished XD
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:iconmarguss:
marguss Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010
so pretty ^^
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:iconwarisbeautiful:
warisbeautiful Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2010
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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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010   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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:iconlordvaynard:
LordVaynard Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
what a beautiful smile!!! <3
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:iconzefiraelrain:
zefiraelRain Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really beautiful painting, I love the colours and rough brush work!
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:iconj-e-h-u-t-y:
J-E-H-U-T-Y Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Good ideas!
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:iconshamall0w:
shamall0w Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Hobbyist
that's really original
i like it =)
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:iconlolowblazee:
LolowBlazee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2009
smashing
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:iconswicca:
Swicca Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
I like the concept :)
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:iconbeatricecoffee:
BeatriceCoffee Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
this is fantastic! She's SO beautiful! Great work!
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:iconpixelmech:
pixelmech Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Love your style, great brush strokes! This is such a fun and whimsical portrait. Very inspiring.
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:iconangrybee:
AngryBee Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
:faint:
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:iconeburoshi:
eburoshi Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
featured [link]
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:iconk-l-ee:
K-L-ee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009   General Artist
I dig the lime-green bus.
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:iconarmedlv3:
armedlv3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow no te pases esta super fregona
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:iconbitten-sln:
bitten-sln Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2009
it reminds me of 'Lying Is The Most Fun A Girl Can Have Without Taking Her Clothes Off' by Panic!At The Disco....

aweeesome!
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:iconjonnymarvel:
JonnyMarvel Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009
You've some really amazing stuff hear
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:iconpoisonbitch:
poisonbitch Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2009
I love the coloring and her face is really striking. So beautiful and fun looking.
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:iconpocket-picasso:
pocket-picasso Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
This is SO cool! I absolutely love the expression and her brushy-ness :)
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:icontalking-pinata:
Talking-Pinata Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2009
VERRRY awesome.
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:iconrealmrj:
realmrj Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
Your work is BEAUTIFUL!!
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:iconlizzyzuko:
LizzyZuko Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Instant fave! The way its painted is amazing, the picture's so loose and happy :D
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:icongraemebloke:
Graemebloke Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
May I ask why zucker?
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009   Digital Artist
because she is the zucker in my kaffee. :)
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:iconluber86:
luber86 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
OMG!! (O_O) AWESOME!!!!
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:iconamiginations:
amiginations Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2009
so pretty. i promised the milk bunnies would be the last but i couldnt help it. faved! ^^
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:iconjesska-jesska:
Jesska-Jesska Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Your mind must be a fun place to be in. Haha! P:

But looking at this reminds me why I aspire to be anywhere near your talent! It's just so creative! I mean, who thinks of a fishbowl and a portrait? An artist, that's who! Seriously, this is mad creative and I appreciate how you keep art alive in my heart.

I love how her actual body is so incredibly detailed and how her hair is so simple, yet so delicate (or elegant? Maybe both!) I think a better word would be simple. It's such a lovely contrast with her body. The texture of her hair pops out more than her hair color, in my opinion. Nevertheless, it's gorgeous.

I enjoyed the cute little toys around her head as well. But I must ask; does it have anything to do with how you met her or how she is? Or, as you said before, since your relationship is quirky, you put 'quirky' items? (I don't know, I'm going crazy with adjectives!)

Instant favorite :] Amazing work, but not expected! I love that most about your art! I don't know what you're going to draw next!
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:iconvmbui:
vmbui Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009   Digital Artist
my mind is fun. =P

yeah everything in the picture (from the redhead, to her expression, to the fishbowl, to the things IN the fishbowl) are somehow related to significant parts of our friendship - either literally or figuratively.

haha, thank you so much for this comment! and i'm happy to know that you didn't expect something like this. i worry that my art is too boring sometimes!
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:iconjesska-jesska:
Jesska-Jesska Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Your art? Boring? You're crazy! I always look forward to your pictures! :]
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:iconvalliegurl:
Valliegurl Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009   General Artist
wow, that's really cool!! :D I love the colors and haha weird bubble around her head :P
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:iconmonsterpikachu:
Monsterpikachu Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
This is lovely :';)
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:iconbambou-chan:
Bambou-chan Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
This one is fantastic!!! Great idea and great colouring. Your friend must be really happy to get such a present. :)
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:icondesignsofakhter:
designsofakhter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009   Digital Artist
good great nice
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:iconksper:
KsPeR Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
FUN, GENUINE, ORIGINAL, PERFECT!
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:iconcoreybyas:
CoreyByas Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
hehehe awesome!
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:iconmonolithium:
Monolithium Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009
awesome
good use of brush strokes though the colors are a bit out of balance i think...
great color red though, realy comes to life thanks to that, though i'd add a little more contrast in the hair strokes to make it even better

sorry if i offend you

goodday
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:iconjeffreylai:
jeffreylai Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2009   Filmographer
love the painterlyness!
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