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Snow Queen by Hagge Snow Queen by Hagge
Ack, I'm regretting this already...

The only things that turned out as anticipated were the colors and the background!
For the life of me, I couldn't get an "older" look to her face...the younger face kept intruding, so I left it. Which then, didn't fit with the headdress I had planned (for the older model :X ) *angst angst*
This is a picture that I basically went with the flow on...*sigh* There are somethings I really like, and somethings I wish could have worked through. But had I worked on it any more, it'd have gone to that great 'Delete Heaven' in the sky!
Then why'd I do it? Because I love diversity........

Photoshop and Painter classic on the Wacom.
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Vamp-Elanor Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Whether or not it is like you planned it would be, it's really pretty. The face actually reminds me a bit of that of my friend's sister. She is beautiful, just as the rest of the picture is.

I like the fact you always keep your colour schemes "believable". This way, I mean, even if you draw fantasy, you're not going too much into bright reds or flashy greens. Which is quite a nice thing. I can't help but colour with colours you can only find in Crayola boxes for kids :XD: I particularly like her eyes, they are telling so many things. They seem so serious, so intelligent and alert, yet so cold ;) and distant in a way.

The background, although subtile, suits the whole mood perfectly, and it's just detailed enough. And lastly, I'd be unfair not so tell you the magic flake makes my heart melt... even if it's frosty! :)

Good job Hagge, I hope I don't bother you with my long comments... (I'm sure not)
You just deserve it, honey. Continue your good job, I love your stuff :heart:
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Hagge Featured By Owner May 12, 2007  Professional General Artist
You're always so good to me....:hug:
Thanks...I appreciate it. The comments actually help me determine the direction I want to keep heading, or the changes I think I need to make. I love frost and ice...:)
And thank you for faving it, on top of it all. :D
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gnixelpren Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007
don't regret it!! it's very pretty!
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Hagge Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2007  Professional General Artist
Sorry this took so long, but, thank you. :) I'm glad you like it.
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LokiThundercrow Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Even though it didn't turn out the way you anticipated, I still think it's stunning. (Especially that background!) :>

And if you ever get stuck, try browsing the dA stock image gallery. I'm sure there are photos of older women that you could use as reference. I love it to pieces and use it for everything. :P
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Hagge Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you...I'm feeling better about it the more I look at it, actually...:)

:dohtwo: In all the time I've been here (one year! ) it never occurred to me to check out the stock photos here! I feel like such a nidiot. Thanks, now I'll have to go check them out...:)
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Eloni Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007
Maybe her shoulders are too narrow and her movement's unnatural.
BUT
Why the hell did you say you couldn't draw protraits? I love her face!
And textures are amazing, too. Did you download them from the net? (If yes, please, can you tell me the link?:))
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Hagge Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional General Artist
I think you're right about the shoulders now that I look at her again...It's one of the things that makes her look younger. Thanks. :) ( I could widen them, but that pattern was a boo to do, photoshop notwithstanding.) :)

I CAN'T do portraits! (yet)
That is a "made-up" face. I can usually do a "made-up" face with one eye tied behind my back!! To sit down and draw a genuine portrait of me, or you, and have it look like me or you is one of the more frustrating ventures I've encountered! I can get it to look similar, but not like who I'm trying to draw...:X. (in fact I get angsty just thinking about it! =P ) *whew*
However....it is a goal I WiLL attain someday...I will be as good as Norman Rockwell...:) Prolly be an decrepit old lady by then, but that's beside the point. :D
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Eloni Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2007
Yes, I know what you talk about. I have similar problems especially when I work with some kind of traditional media. Just be patient and practice and you will be as good as Norman Rockwell:D
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Hagge Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2007  Professional General Artist
Thanks. :)
Just out of curiosity, what's the most difficult traditional medium for you? (Myne's watercolor. Gouache is easier, but I've never mastered watercolor. :O )
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