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

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:
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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 )
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Great work. Congratulations to the DD. :iconflowerheartplz:
Lienwyn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
You're very welcome! :w00t:
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.
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:
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. :)
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 ^_^
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
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:
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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