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XII - VII by Lienwyn XII - VII by Lienwyn
EDIT: Oh GOSH!
Thank you so much for the DD! ^Nyiana-Sama for featuring and ~luinathiel for suggesting! :hug:



So.
I got sick of complaining.
For over a year I've been so sad because my coloured pencil pictures aren't good enough to be seen as amongst my best anymore, and it felt as if I've lost touch with it...

I went on and on like that, for MONTHS, before I realised that the only reason that my coloured pencil pictures aren't amongst my best anymore is because I don't MAKE THEM my best. I always take the easy way out, always cut the details, always colour with less effort than in Photoshop and... just what the heck?!
I had no right to complain.
My skill had not decresed - my guts had. I always chickened out before really getting to the good parts, and never put as much effort into the pictures as they deserved.

I got SO sick of it.

So I decided to make a picture to be proud of.
A picture that I can look at and say that I didn't slack off and did everything I could to make it look as good as it possibly can...
And this is it, yes.

Not that it's perfect, but it sure as Hell aint simple either.

The character in the downright corner - VII - might be recognised from before, while XII - the one in the left top corner - is new. Both are my original characters.
XII is VII's big brother, because I say so.
They don't really have a story or anything, I've just always wanted to draw XII since the day I decided on his design, and I thought that since I felt a serious urge to draw details these pretty boys could get a slight upgrade in their designs and kick some serious ass.

I don't think that I have much to say about the picture, really, since I just went with what felt nice at the time...
Like the starry sky. I have no idea why I put it there besides it being positively awesome :XD:
But that's a reason good as any, I guess.

This took hours and hours to finish and... yeah.
I'm proud of it.
My coloured pencil pictures do not automaticall suck, I just need to get a grip and put some frickin' effort into it.

So enjoy.

I LOVE VESTS :dummy:
AND DETAILS :la:
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Given 2011-02-17
XII - VII by *Lienwyn The suggester says: "It is a wonderful piece of art and the artist is very skillful using the medium. Blending of colors, amount of details put in." ( Suggested by luinathiel and Featured by Nyiana-sama )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
You're very welcome! :w00t:
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SethAdmirer Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This picture shows exemplary skill, even to my layman's eyes; especially from the transition between light and shadow, and the blending of colours. But what impresses me even more is your courage. When I read your comment, I felt like I was reading something about myself: I haven't been able to immerse myself completely in my drawings for the longest time. Even now, I am struggling with fear; though I am working to change it.

Thank you for sharing about yourself! Now that I am heartened by this reminder, I hope to do the best I can and not back down.

Before I go, congratulations on your DD! ^^ It was certainly well-deserved.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
It really felt like something I had to do. I hate it when I put myself down over nothing - especially when I can stop it or do something about it. I have the rule that if you can help it somehow and don't make the effort to do so you have no business complaining and whining in the first place.
So... yeah. Kicking myself in the butt and proving that I was just lazy felt great :)

I really hope that it goes better for you too :hug:
It's a great feeling when you manage to get past whatever it is that's holding you down :)

Thank you so much :hug:
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SethAdmirer Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello again! ^^

I am so sorry for the late reply. =_=''' Have been away from DA for the longest time; you see.

Yeah; I suppose I'm the type that has to toughen up. So I've been practicing new things like drawing using perspective in this period! :D Well; much of it is just...failure so far; but I'm still working on it. At least I don't feel so much fear while drawing anymore? It's been replaced by inveterate reluctance :/. Ah; still battling with that...

Thank you for your encouragement! In a few moments I'll be swept away by life again,but I'm happier with myself now. :)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't been very active either apparently ^^;

It seems like a good thing to be working on!
I hope that it will get better with that reluctance too :hug: Drawing is such a fun thing after all, when you can enjoy it ^_^
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SethAdmirer Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm; so am I. Bad habit of juggling multiple drawings at once; maybe? n_nU

Yes; it is! I think I made a breakthrough the day before yesterday; because even though it was still hard as heck it actually felt fun! XDDD Bits of reluctance are still there; but there's finally some headway. Thank goodness.

It...was. And then; I dunno, maybe two years ago? I just started getting serious about the whole thing; and that's when the pressure came. (*melancholic)

Never mind. All that matters is it's going away now.

Good luck with your drawings too! XD
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Wolf-In-Tears Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
HOLYRA!!!! THIS IS SO AWESOME AND ALL IN COLOR PENCIL TOO!!! I envy you!! :iconarmstrongtighthugplz:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I'm completely in love with coloured pencils!
So I'm glad that you like it ;)
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Wolf-In-Tears Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LOL, I can see. It's amazing how you did that!!
like it?!!! I LOVE it!!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Wolf-In-Tears Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Student Digital Artist
your welcome!! ^^
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Wanabe-Famous Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Wow! Skitcool ju! Jag är impad :)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Tack så mycket! :)
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RuneKerianDrake Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Gentlemens....
With dark clothes, surrounding by flowers...a great art made by a great artist like you.
A rain of cheers will cover you, great Lienwyn.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't get much better than this, does it? ;)

Thank you, so much! :hug:
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RuneKerianDrake Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome, great artist.
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nitrodirge Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it, your pencil work is awesome!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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TraficJam Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really beautiful!
i love colored pencil ork more than anything and seeing and yours is amazing!
i normaly see your style of art painted with markers or ps, so seeing one in colored pencils sorta made my day :)
once again: BEAUTIFUL!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very, very fond of coloured pencils :)
I can't use markers since they stink (seriously, I have such a sensitive nose that I can get a nosebleed from too harsh smells) but coloured pencils are just right :D I love them ^_^

And I'm glad that you like this picture!
Thank you! :hug:
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RubiconsInferno Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Wow that's beautiful! And I know EXACTLY how you felt about the whole slacking thing, ever since i got photoshop, my traditional works are like ehhhhh...not so great. But wonderful pic, love it and congrats on the DD!! You definately deserved it! :D
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

It's a shame that it happens... I truly love traditional media but digital just... there's so many short cuts so it feels easier :(
That's why I try to go back to traditional drawings every now and then, just to remind myself of what I forget all the time :XD:
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RubiconsInferno Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011
Of course!

And yes yes that's a great idea ^_^ I tend to jump back and forth a lot also but I'm still not putting enough effort in...THAT SHALL CHANGE THANKS TO THIS TERREFIC SLAP OF REALITY!
So I thank you ^_^ :D :nod:
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah! Let's work on it both of us! :la:
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RubiconsInferno Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
Wooooo yessss teamwork FTW!!! :D :iconsuperlaplz:
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Verdokai Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I'm so proud of you :)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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JaDeDcLoWn Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Many people can learn from the lesson you've learned here. Thank you for such inspiring words!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaw... :aww:
Thank you! And... well... you're welcome I guess :XD:
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Allantiee Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratulation!
As a traditional artist myself and coloured pencil lover I am sooo glad that this artwork was appreciated and get a DD
Very good job! ^^ <3
keep workin' !
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel the same way every time a traditional piece get the attention it deserves :)
It's a media that some seem to forget - which is very sad :(

Thank you anyway! :hug:
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Allantiee Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
don't have to thank me, it's completely well deserved ^^!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Then I will hug you! Because you made me happy! :glomp:
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Allantiee Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ :hug:
You're such a nice person!
you really deserved for watch from me xD!
(Why haven't I done that earlier xD?)
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaww! Thank you! :hug:
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Allantiee Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's noooo problem ^^ <3
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Karina-o-e Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow, love it, really like all the details!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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Karina-o-e Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
welcome :D
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
i am so glad you got out of your 'artists block' and your 'artists rut' you were in! this is an amazing piece! and definitely something to be proud of! I love it!!
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad too!
And I'm glad that you like it! :flirt: Thank you so much! :hug:
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MindfullyArtistic Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
you are very welcome~
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nekoanomaly Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I don't know what its from but its a good piece.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not 'from' anything :XD:
It's my own with my own characters :P
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nekoanomaly Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
I don't know what its from but I love the piece.
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jbphillips Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
This is really awesome. Definitely something to be proud of. And I know how you felt when doing this piece. I put so much effort into Photoshop nowadays that I don't have the time or patience for good ole' fashioned hand coloring. I used to be awesome with colored pencils and now I suck at it simply because I don't put the effort into it. Sometimes you need to go back to your roots and just do things by hand.
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Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I am very proud of it so thank you ^_^

It's a shame really that it's somehow more difficult to go back to traditional media... especially since I like it much more :XD:
But every now and then I remember to return to it and it feels great every time :)
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xxEverEverAfterr Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
The fact that this was made in colored pencils is mind blowing.
I'm so proud that you got a DD, you deserved it!
*faves, watches*
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