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Oula on the Beach by StressedJenny Oula on the Beach by StressedJenny
More Oula, this was just a colour test to see what worked nicely. Its quite challenging to work with a scene and characters that have a lot of natural greys and not make it look too dreary. I think I need to think about adding more texture in my shading, but liked this piece anyway. It's a good sign that it only took half an hour to colour too.
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:iconrodlox:
Rodlox Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
its always pleasant for me to find more of your Selkies  (they relax me, they're so peaceful and nice)
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pixelinkdust Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is Oula the character's name or...?
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:iconcddmanful:
cddmanful Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Oula....
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:icondustynrumble:
dustynrumble Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Beautiful.
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Tarinalintu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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:icontumblebunny:
tumblebunny Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
wow...nostalgia alert....this reminds me so much of Lilo and Stitch. I think you did very well in not making the colors look dreary :)
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:iconyubbi45:
yubbi45 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oooooh whisker-brows
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:iconrobotowl:
RobotOwl Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012
You should do another of those preg selkies, like from ages ago. This is so cute :)
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:icongrendawn:
grendawn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
cute
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:iconfr1sky:
fr1sky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
I love her eyebrows! O_O
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:iconcamaeltheangel:
CamaelTheAngel Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I've got the perfect musical piece to go with this! Look up:

Seal Lulaby - Eric Whiticker

We sang it in Choir... it's absolutely beautiful, the piece, that is... the song's okay. X3. <3
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TranceMonger Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
So cute!
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:iconyzarc:
yzarc Featured By Owner May 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
verynice
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ShadowRavenAMZ Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think it would be awesome is Mias and Elle ran into Oula sometime. After all, I remember a set of pictures with them at the beach :)
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:iconaragirl:
Aragirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's beautiful! :)
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:iconkallu-wah:
kallu-wah Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good job !:)
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:iconeclipsing-saturn:
Eclipsing-Saturn Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Lovely drawing!
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GiovanaDFL-br Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
she's so cute!
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birthdaygurl08 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
adorable!
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:iconsasha0219:
Sasha0219 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012
the sky and the grass does brighten it up. i love her white hair!
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:iconalveric2:
Alveric2 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Writer
Your selkies are so cute. I'm going to have to add a selkie character or two in my next Mer novel.
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:icontaku-chan13:
Taku-chan13 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Missed her so MUUUUUUUUUCH!!!!!
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:iconatenapartena:
AtenaPartena Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
oohhh lovely....
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:iconbensen-daniel:
bensen-daniel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
love her expression
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:iconmtnboy64:
mtnboy64 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Nice concept! I like how you capture the feel of a typical day at the water's edge
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:iconavalonrae:
AvalonRae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the colors! :D
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:iconmr-arkane:
MR-ArKane Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Artist
>< cute
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:iconfrizby:
Frizby Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just love the way you draw. This is so pretty, I feel like it will just start moving at any moment and be an amazing movie.
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:icontilwen:
tilwen Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
aww this is really lovely, the colours are so soft and briny - the palette reminds me of where i am at the moment in Cornwall. :) i think Selkies would love Cornish waters. her expression is lovely too - serene and contented, either just been discovered by humans and not too bothered, pleasently surprised more like, or inviting us in to join her in the sea! :D
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TheGirlAtWindyCoves Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE OULA!!!!! thanks for posting!
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:iconjien-chan:
Jien-chan Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Cool idea for a "mermaid"
:)
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:iconokatwpr:
okatwpr Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
the color.. <3
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:icon1stqueenofhalloween:
1stQueenOfHalloween Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I LOVE YOUR SELKIES! I was so happy so see this. <3
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:icongemmaster:
Gemmaster Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
OMG! Is that a selkie? So cute!
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:iconosanagokoro:
Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She is SUCH a cutie! :D
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:icongabrielsangel:
gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Artist
She's adorable! :D
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Demosthenes-101 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
So CUTE!!!!!:aww: You could say that this grey tone set indicates the passing of a storm and the Selkie now enjoying some calm seas! :)
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death2normality Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
You did a good job, it doesn't look dreary at all. ;o
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:icondryft-art:
Dryft-Art Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i adore it!!
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:iconmiguelzerox:
MiguelZerox Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
love it!
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:iconneverbeendarkmarked:
NeverBeenDarkMarked Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is so pretty!! I love Oula and am so happy to be seeing more of her recently!! This picture is so pretty!! I may just print it off and make it my bookmark!
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:iconpuppyakamaru:
PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been waiting so long for more selkies. Thank you.
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:iconjoybrook:
JoyBrook Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist
Your selkies are always so adorable!
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:iconamybunbun:
Amybunbun Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG THEY'RE BACK MY LIFE IS COMPLETE
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:iconmoreuse:
Moreuse Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so where did you get the idea for this character? it's a very nice character by the way.
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:iconnerisiren:
NeriSiren Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Her expression is so sweet and genuine and inviting. Like she's saying, Isn't this such a lovely view?

. . . Ok, all together now: "And that ocean view's not bad, either!" =D
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SilverVulpine Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Seeing Oula always makes my days all better... Especially today as I just got done with a 13-hour shift. :XD:

Brilliant work, as always. :aww:
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LisaBueno Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
i know you were focusing on color, and it shows, because it's a very subtle and beautiful approach to the overall color scheme (i agree that greys are difficult to make non-dreary, but you've done so very nicely). but i also love this composition. yes, the figure is placed in the center, but the landscape leads the viewer's eye around the image so that it feels natural and flowing. you also allow a fairly subtle notion of depth, so that it feels as though the viewer has just approached Oula, and she has just turned to smile. i realize i'm perhaps over-analyzing the piece but i really love how naturally you pull off this kind of composition and color harmony, it's astonishing, really :heart:
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Half-BloodPrincess1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork never disappoints! This is great!
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moka-asaki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute <3
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