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The Faces of Spring by StressedJenny The Faces of Spring by StressedJenny
Drew these almost exactly a year ago to the week :D. Part of a character design project for animation. These are some of the prps and concept work. All the first years have been doing this project so I dug out me old sketchbooks to look back at the good old days. Some of these are the crapsness, but you'd never get to see them otherwise. Wish I had developed this character more. I'll do a much better version when I have time. Got the idea from the green men you get in churches. Pencil, Ink, Watercolour, Pastel and karisma pencils.
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AvalonRae Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Reminds me of a picture on a musical piece I once sang, The Garten Mother's Lullaby.
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TheFiresShadow Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2011
These are beautiful. I especially like the one in the lower left hand corner.
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HotxAroundxFire Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I just had to look on wikipedia to see what a Green Man looked like. And I can really see how that influenced your drawings, they're rather strange looking, but very fun. Well, I think so at least.
By the way, I really really adore these sketches! I know I favorite and like a lot of more childish things, but these are really amazing! :3
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AylaElphabaMidna Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2009
It's interesting to see how you've developed her! In this collection, I like how she looks best in the center panel, the top center, and the bottom left.

Green men in churches? That sounds interesting! Do you mean something in a stained glass window?
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Maybe, though I've never seen them in stained glass before. They are usually carvings in the joints of arches or alongs the walls and ceilings.

Here [link]
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AylaElphabaMidna Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Woah, those are great! I'll have to start looking out for them in churches...
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Priestess-Of-Ra Featured By Owner May 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
They're beautiful.
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rufious Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay Green men are cool.
Once tried to make one of clay but forgot to pick it up after it was baked.
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antlercat-anon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!

It really resembles traditional concept art for animations... a "style" of art I've always liked. Quick, preliminary character designs, etc... anyway.

I really like her. She's a wonderfully imaginative creation!
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LittleFortuneCookie Featured By Owner May 17, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Spring has many faces :gallery:
Heehee, these are awesome, and in couple different medias I see.
I really like the top left one =3
*favs*
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away-with-the-fae Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2007
Featured this here-->[link] :)
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agentfox Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
hello jenny.
A tear ago abouts i posted a comment saying that this piece inspired me.
Well that was when i wasstill new to art and ive mooved on.
But damnit this piece of yours has gotten to me again.
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hope you like it and cheers.

ben.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Its lovely ^__^
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Silver7Rose Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorrrrgeous idea :w00t:!!
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much!
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felinaedeath Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
very beatiful designs. remember the Fantasia 2000 part "The Rite of Spring" (not sure with the title). these would have been great concepts for her. ^_^
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, when I did this I had never seen fantasia 2000 and then I was doing some research and all this gorgeous stuuf from that film came up, and I was like "Oh crap! They kick my ass!!!" XD
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DrewBlueberry Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2006
These are beautiful:heart:
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thankyou very much :D
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DrewBlueberry Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2006
(:
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ScatterbrainFox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
This character looks so unusually designed, with all the foliage even on her face - I like it :)
I think the whole second row is my favourite, so full of expressions that seem taken so out of life!
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Cheers! She was a fun character to come up with :)
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CalenthrellII Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005
It's always great to look back every now and then and see how far we've come, no? Esp when you still use the character <nod nod> I can't tell you how many times I've changed me, and then thought "Damn the new version is so much more awesome..." I think it's everytime I cut my hair... :D

Lovely, even if you may say differently.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Amen to that. :D
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starmoonsun Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2005
i really love these earthly creatures!! love the way you've incorporated the leaves into their faces. beautiful!
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thankyou :heart:
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A-Xofia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Really lovely design! =) I love the flowing lines and the colouring a lot! you have a very pretty style! :aww: good job here!
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Thankyou very much :glomp:
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A-Xofia Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
No prob, hun! :aww: I really liked it! ^^
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kiriromano Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, these are very cool. I like the middle one top-line and the bottom left ones the best :+fav: too
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Why thanks and thanks for the favorite too!
Yeah I like those two aswell :D
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agentfox Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
beautiful. i love the oak leef influence. and their exprecions.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Cheers. Big it up in da wood.
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paddypaws Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005
Me likies muchly! They are very pwetty :D
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
thankies very muchies!
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piratepseudoferret Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005   Traditional Artist
wow. these are very pretty.
i really like them. ... :+fave:
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Awwww, Thankies!
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Student General Artist
a potentate. these remind me vaguely of some of the dark crystal drawings.
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whalewithlegs Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Student General Artist
er, a sort of deity-ish figure?
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Oh cool! Thanks again.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
me wonders what you mean by potentate? Thankyou very much for the comparrison. :D
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evomc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Professional Filmographer
green men in churches? what? now albeit tis been a while since my shadow disgraced the figurative doorway but green men?
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Yeah. You sometimes get them in really old churches but I thinks they'r more of a pagan thing to celebrate may day and the comming of spring/summer.
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evomc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Professional Filmographer
maybe it's a throwback to cambrian-ness... intrigueing...
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Indeed, tough I have no idea what cambrianesssesseses is.
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evomc Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005  Professional Filmographer
you know, cambria, it's the latin for wales or sumfink.... i hope....
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
Oooooo, thats cool.
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evomc Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
hibernia is ireland, caledonia for scotland, albia for england.
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StressedJenny Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2005  Professional Filmographer
oh I've heard of caledonia.
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