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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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:icontaku-chan13:
Taku-chan13 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Missed her so MUUUUUUUUUCH!!!!!
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AtenaPartena Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Student General Artist
oohhh lovely....
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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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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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:iconthegirlatwindycoves:
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
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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:icondemosthenes-101:
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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:iconmoka-asaki:
moka-asaki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute <3
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:iconunicornomics:
unicornomics Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   General Artist
Let me guess,she's a selkie,right?
She's very pretty.
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:iconthearmyartist:
TheArmyArtist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous, don't feel like you need textures! These are beautiful just the way they are.
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:icontanukisensei:
TanukiSensei Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;w; i love you so much :heart: shes so cuuteee~
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eeveeslikecake Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
YES YES YES
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:iconjacky-black:
Jacky-Black Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
So cute!!!
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:icongirlofclay:
GirlofClay Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student General Artist
I love how you draw selkies!!! So cute!
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:iconharetrinity:
HareTrinity Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice. :) I've missed seeing new Selkies!
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:iconvampkat00:
vampkat00 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these thing they are so freaking cute!
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:iconaggielexi:
aggielexi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice color and perspective!
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:icondragonportal:
DragonPortal Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Student Digital Artist
She's cute :D
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FriendsWithSpiders Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really great. I think the colors came out lovely and not dreary at all. :3
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:iconbiddieboo:
Biddieboo Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your selkies :3
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:iconsleepless-rose:
sleepless-rose Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yyyaayyyyy i missed the selkies
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:icondreamofcities:
Dreamofcities Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
She's pretty! I love selkies! :3
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FakeKraid Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I don't know...I think your shading works fairly well. It gives the picture a kind of icon-like, stained-glass look to it - it places the viewer's attention on the colors and shapes and it works very well with your lineart, which has a very classical emphasis on organic curves and subtle nuances of shape. I mean, go ahead and grow, of course, but don't downplay your current strengths either!
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EpicKitty98 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
Don't worry. It doesn't look dreary.
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:iconinuluverhana89:
InuLuverHana89 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awww! A selkie! How beautiful!:aww:
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:iconmetalhero1993:
metalhero1993 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Your drawings are so damn beautiful... even when i feel shitty, they make me smile...
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:iconeyeslikeabsinthe:
EyesLikeAbsinthe Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely :love:
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NihiloNeko Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very good piece indeed :D
I agree; greys are difficult to keep "cheery". But, I think you did a good job :D
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MusicalNumber Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
D'awwwe it's super cute
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