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George Karl Kaufman

"Daphne" by George Karl Kaufman

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This is a revision of Waterfairy... I drew that one when I was riding in the car to visit family, but I gave myself time and a smooth ride for this one. So this is Daphne, named after the very one from Ovid's Metamorphoses I, 452. I decided to shrink her down and put wings on her... but you can pretend that an intent Apollo is fast on her heels. I think I like her quite a bit now! She's no longer falling into the water, but skating on top of it. I was inspired the most for how it looks by Enya's 'Book of Days.' I also *just* took some advice on her face, so this is all new and improved. Tell me what you think.


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9 Oct 200045 Gabriella Jönsson
I think I'm the most impressed by her legs. They look soo realistic. Never been good at that I'm afraid! =) I think you could do a better job on the face though. It really is ok to use photo-reference when you can't get it right any other way. AND you're inspired by Enya!! I listen to her records all the time while drawing. They're so not-disturbing.

I admit, I do have a hard time drawing faces. I'm trying photo-reference right now, and should have this updated as soon as I get myself over to the scanner in the library. Thanks.
11 Oct 200045 Aoi Negai
the most noticable thing in this picture is how intricately you drew her hands. they are almost perfect! I've actually given up trying to draw hands on my anthromorphs, giving them paws or talons. ^.^

Thanks - I always give up on them because I have a hard time getting them right, but this time I decided to spend the time. I actually used my own hands for reference (scaled down, of course).
17 Oct 2000:-) Rick Smith
Good shading and great detail....the face....well, its been commented on.
25 Oct 200045 Kate
To you George, my very dedicated boyfriend <> You never cease to amaze me. You always put so much effort into everything that you do. I am proud of you for returning to something you love so much, drawing. I am always impressed by your art; I know it comes from your heart. Keep drawing, keep dreaming, keep being you. I love you George <>
8 Nov 2000:-) Nadia Vélez
Wow! That'a amaizing. Even my mother, who is an experienced artist herself, most of what I know I learned from her; says the same thing. What do I think? That it's very good.Really, those words aren't enough to describe it.
30 Nov 2000:-) Julie R Kowalski
Ahhh...ok, you already updated this....do think the shading popped it out nicely but hardly resembles your first attempt....still would like to see the arms a tad longer and her thighs longer and slimmer...and maybe less of a hard jawline....I have a problem making my men look masculine and possilbly you need to start thinking more feminine towards your female forms but this is definitely an improvement!
14 Dec 200045 Nikki L.
Great use of shades, the plants are fantastic but her face looks smeared and her legs seem too manly; huge legs for a delicate fairy.

Ah, your comments are all true. Her face looks smeared because I was trying to soften it. It's also the effect you get after you've drawn and eraced the same part of the paper many times (not really what I was going for). Her legs... well, let me put it this way, I spend all day with track & field men and women who all have huge legs because they're runners and throwers. I was trying for an athletic look, honestly.
8 Feb 200145 Deborah L. R. Dixon
Excellent job on the plants. Her form does look a bit masculine. Great shading and overall composition. Hope to see you posting more pics.
19 Apr 200145 Mur`Streetcat
Ourrr! I adore this stile.!. and it also reminds the illustrations from the book i kept as my favored when i was a child{=: *getting nostalgic*

:-) George Karl Kaufman replies: "I'm curious, what book? I'd love to see it."
31 May 201245 Donna
This is really good
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'Daphne':
 • Created by: :-) George Karl Kaufman
 • Copyright: ©George Karl Kaufman. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Fairy, Skating, Water, Wings
 • Categories: Faery, Fay, Faeries, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Erasers
 • Inspirations: Other Author
 • Views: 753
 • Resolution: 607x674

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