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What was once a window

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By WhiteWillows   |   
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Character  Fantasy
© 2020 WhiteWillows
It may be 4th time I repainted this piece...Probably the final one,tho..
Image size
4882x6938px 18.58 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Date Taken
May 26, 2020, 11:38:49 AM
Software
Adobe Photoshop CS5.1 Windows
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TheArtOfAya's avatar
TheArtOfAyaHobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.. it gives me an Atlantis nostalgia!
WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks. Interesting!!

demihime's avatar
demihimeHobbyist General Artist

The details in the ornate frame are really beautiful~!

WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you!!

Elbenlady-Elanor's avatar
Elbenlady-ElanorProfessional Artisan Crafter

Love the style, composition, colours, details, everything.

I think in generell your art would improve a lot if you work on your grasp of human anatomy. The only thing that lacks behind your other amazing skills.

I hope me saying this did not offend you. ;)

WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Not really, although it took me several seconds to understand your message given the artwork it was posted under;)

As I said before,it will be 1-2 years of practice before I can at least get closer to the level I want to be at.

I think I also need to stop re-painting my older works, there are things that cannot be fixed in them,and I'm starting to question the usefulness of that kind of creative process.

Finally,I always appreciate when people are more specific,it really helps a lot.

Also,I don't think I've ever asked you...Are you a professional artist? I think I've already asked you this question before,but I tend to get everything jumbled in my memory;<

Elbenlady-Elanor's avatar
Elbenlady-ElanorProfessional Artisan Crafter

Sorry for late response. I guess I am more muddled than you are or ever can be.

Also tried to work over some old work and than rather started something completely new because I felt I was wasting time.

My mum and me do Jewellery on a professional niveau.

I do not have an art degree. I do not live from my art. But also I think my work is more "professional" than that of many artists who live from their art. I take art extremely serious as you know. The mother of a friend told me once when I was young NOT to study art at any circumstances. She was a professional artist (lived from her art) and she said it would ruin all my talent. She said that she regreted her art degree. So I studied it in my own way, mostly carrying about old masters and avoiding the modern approach to art. I think in the end it paid off. I like what I'm doing but I don't do it for money. I talked about my motives the last time I wrote to you. I don't care about commissions. I only paint persons for whom I care and who mean something to me.

I hope this was a helpful answer.

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WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

No worries,thanks a lot for replying.

That's my biggest dilemma...While I don't consider getting an art degree anymore, I still have the opportunity to take some classes...I'm not sure if they'd do me any good,though.,

Anything else aside, while I can see I was able to make certain progress,I still have plenty of work to do...

Elbenlady-Elanor's avatar
Elbenlady-ElanorProfessional Artisan Crafter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHL5PhmglU4

To me this is the most valuable content for learning I ever saw. Check out the video and check out his whole channel. His videos helped me so much. Apply his general ideas to your mediums and you will see how great it is! Just watching him and understanding his approach increased my skills immensely. Esspecially check out his videos about mouth and hands and about how to look!

Hope it is helpful to you as it was to me.

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WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

I will definitely look into it,thank you...

aralk's avatar
aralkHobbyist

Beautiful colors and I just love your swirly/flowery/plant like patterns. They are so aesthetically pleasing!

WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you! The color scheme is definitely the strongest point of this artwork,although due to it being 2-3 years old, some of the linework is less than stellar....I might do an updated version of it..

aralk's avatar
aralkHobbyist

That's really cool, that you can go back to drawings you've made so long ago. I've got many drawings that I never finished but I've never gone back to rework them. Now maybe trying to redraw them, that might be cool...

I'm curiouse to whatever you post :D

WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks!It's something I do fairly frequently,although I do ask myself whether it actually makes sense to overpaint old drawings or now. Many of them are plagued with major issues that are still somewhat visible despite the makeover...

aralk's avatar
aralkHobbyist

I think it's great, despite the flaws you might still see. I bet it's nice to be able to see how you've improved your skills!

WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Oh,that's definitely true,it's very interesting and entertaining,but I should be making more new art ;)

MoonlitImyr's avatar
MoonlitImyrHobbyist Digital Artist

Wow!! This is lit!! The coloring is awesome!! Golden and Blue. I've got some otherworldly vibes from looking at it.

WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thanks! It's a very old drawing that has been repainted several times,so I won't be doing anything else with it...I do want to try a similar concept in the future...

MoonlitImyr's avatar
MoonlitImyrHobbyist Digital Artist

Its quite a concept, I really like its feel

Aryave's avatar
AryaveHobbyist General Artist

it is superb, I love make pretty creations full of poetry I think !!

WhiteWillows's avatar
WhiteWillowsHobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you!! I like the concept and will gladly re-create it using my current skills in the near future

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