Autumun Fae

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Emilie Vala*~ Dingler

This is, obviously, some kind of fairy. My intention was to have her be like...a thing that brings autumn around. She touches a starts to change colour, her wings have started to change for the season as well. This is mixed media. I used coloured pencils (Not Prismacolour...but not Crayola either. They're crappy imitation art-pencils) for the faerie and the tree, and I also used oil pastels on the tree. Nice pastels..bad pencils. Then for the background I did a sort of green wash in the white area with Derwent watercolour pencils...and then painted in the background with, yep, crappy watercolours I have. Everything in the painting was then gone over with watercolours...I used it to blend stuff, and I also use it to put a green tinge to the faerie's skin...which I wanted to look like wood, with a green cast. The wood graining detail I did with coloured pencils, but it doesn't show up in the scan. I tried to make this picture horribly unrealistic, and also awful, and I think I succeeded on both counts... But I'd still like suggestions on how to not suck at this stuff. Also...I wanted the fairy to be a bit chubby...but she doesn't count as fat...she's thinner than I am...but I didn't want her body to be lost a lot in the translation. EDIT: I want to make this picture look less 2D...maybe some highlights and shadings. HELP!

Published More than a year ago

Category Fantasy

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