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"Stormyrain" by Lauren Whitney Stafford

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Another Gemstone portrait, this one of a Sylvan bard named Stormyrain. She's vivacious and a bit of a flirt, so I gave her an expression that was the next best thing to a wink that I could manage. Her hand looks a little less 'sturdy' than I had originally drawn it, at the request of Stormyrain's player; I'm not sure I was completely successful with thinning it out while keeping it functional-looking. That thing behind her is her mandolin, which is slung in a carrying case across her back. This portrait is my most recent and was done in pencil, heavily touched up with Painter and a Wacom tablet.


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26 Jan 2001:-) John B. Connor
This is a stunning piece of artwork. Almost a photogenic quality to it.
2 Feb 2001:-) Veronika Kronnäs
All those "Gemstone" portraits are so good! They look almost like photos and what's even better; the caracters look genuinely different! Just like real people, with completely different faces and hands and all. All my people look more or less the same...
2 Feb 2001:-) H. T. Y. A'Deline
I love that face...she may be flirtatious, but there is a girlish innocence to her expression that's certain to fell the hearts of everybody!!!
18 May 2001:-) Mark Allyn Adams
Well, I've not seen her in the game for some time now, but I will forever picture her like this. You have truly mastered facials! And her little smirk is perfect! Nicely done! -Quillian
12 Jun 2001:-) Will Burrows
She's beautiful! The lighting on the hair is particularly great. The shading is wonderful too. You use a smudge stick, right? I love what those things do.

I love my smudge sticks! Some of them are five years old and still holding together; I use those mostly for adding shadow and not for blending, as they have such a thick patina of graphite on them.
23 Nov 200145 Bram Verbeek
If you had made the whole hand thinner, instead of just the fingers, it would look more natural...
17 Dec 2001:-) Santiago Pinto
Ooooooh..This looks really really good, excelent shadings,specially on the hair. Do more like this!
20 Jan 200245 Gilbert (Emerald demon) Tremblay
omg! *dies* it's so wonderful!!! *looks.... dies again* this is hum.... ?detailful? sorry for the poor english! 12 that's quite a piece! i love the simple hum...*searches in the dictionnary* coquettish look (?) and the realism of the lights like the gem she's got hanging at her neck... I love your gallery!
2 Sep 200245 FantasyFreak
Oh my god!!!!!!! *Drops dead* THis is the awesomest pic! It's so realistic. I feel like I really know her!!!!
6 May 2004:-) Beth 'vampyrhobbit' Stiner
I studied the image before I read the description, and I can say that you succeeded in conveying her personality. I like the coy look. 12
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'Stormyrain':
 • Created by: :-) Lauren Whitney Stafford
 • Copyright: ©Lauren Whitney Stafford. All rights reserved!

 • Keywords: Bard, Elf, Gemstone, Hands, Portrait, Stormyrain, Sylvan
 • Categories: Elf / Elves, Head or Facial Study, Woman, Women
 • Techniques: Pencil/Graphite Pen, Computer Painted from Scratch
 • Views: 1299
 • Resolution: 277x357

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