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A painting I did today while livestreaming. This was a christmas ornament given to me by my step-grandmother, who is probably the kindest and sweetest human being I have ever encountered. The painting took about 3 hours, it was so much fun. I need to paint still life a LOT more.


I direly need to remember when painting still life not to move so much, I skew my perception of what I'm painting and that leads to a horrid mess. My poor reindeer was fundamentally flawed through the whole process until the end when I managed to salvage her.. somewhat. ;D


Photoshop CS3 + Wacom Cintiq

Happy Holidays everyone.

P.S. you can watch the video of this on my livestream account... [link]
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:iconcurlytea:
curlytea Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012
Wow, excellent work ♥
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:icondr-stain:
Dr-Stain Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010  Student
:love:
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, this is so detailed! I thought it was a photo of something you made.
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:iconantrophy:
Antrophy Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
Adorable,i really love the bow <3
You should make a tutorial(:
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:iconziggyman:
Ziggyman Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
A nice present.
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:iconblinddaoine:
Blinddaoine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2010  Student Interface Designer
wow so great realistic and then not but then yet and wow O_O
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:iconrhaeigan:
rhaeigan Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Really well done - it really looks metallic, and that ribbon looks realistic too.

btw I can't believe that ignorant comment on here, it's very open-minded of you to respect other holidays as well as your own
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
So lovely and pretty :>
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:iconwendylynn:
WendyLynn Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Featured! [link]
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:icontianilunaris:
TianiLunaris Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Oh, adorable!
Merry Christmas!
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:icondasaru:
Dasaru Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
oh wow, amazing painting.
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:iconherogear:
HeroGear Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
I had to bail early on the livestream, so it's nice to see the final result!
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:iconchaoie:
chaoie Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
:iconiluplz:

ohmygodsopretty :iconawwehplz:
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:iconallison712:
allison712 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You've been featured! :iconchristmastreeplz: [link]
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:iconmissdarling23:
MissDarling23 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the colors you chose, and the ribbon looks fantastic! Happy Holidays~ :holly:
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:icondeaddancers:
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Texture is gorgeous!
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:iconcrystalsister:
CrystalSister Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
I've seen ornaments like that in the stores, I always liked them
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:iconsanctuary-meadow:
sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really gorgeous, the details are elaborate and yet somewhat dissolved in someway. It makes the ornament seem mystical, vintage and VERY fragile.
the ribbon is fantastic! along with all the little globe coloured balls adorned by the reindeer.

Fantastic gift to be given, and ofcourse FANTASTIC painting!
:)

Merry Christmas yumedust!
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:iconnono-footballic:
nono-footballic Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
nicely done...love the colors soft and calm :)
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:iconamaranthia:
Amaranthia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
pretty! I like the translucent ribbon.
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:iconyaotl:
yaotl Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It came out beautifully. You caught the ribbon dead on: I almost reached out to touch it.

But I think my favorite part is the antlers. You did a wonderful job.
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:iconnekoshka:
Nekoshka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Wow un gran trabajo lleno de belleza :D
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:iconmegtroid:
Megtroid Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
aw wow. I love how much detail and time was put into this picture. nice job! ^_^ yay for Grandma presents!
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:iconayanami89:
ayanami89 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
i worship u!!
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:iconjerzy232:
Jerzy232 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Its Christ mas but ok
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:iconkatiedesousa:
katiedesousa Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
beg your pardon?
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:iconjerzy232:
Jerzy232 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
its Christmas, not holidays, so...
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:iconkatiedesousa:
katiedesousa Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
You are unaware that some people don't celebrate that holiday?
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:iconjerzy232:
Jerzy232 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
So why "holiday" if it is not holiday? It is for others (people who celebrate) or what?
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:iconkatiedesousa:
katiedesousa Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Your question doesn't make any sense. People celebrate other holidays during this season, wishing people "happy holidays" really isn't a new concept, and it is certianly not a hard one to grasp.
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:iconjerzy232:
Jerzy232 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2009
What are the other holidays during Christmas, lol? Can you name it?
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:iconkatiedesousa:
katiedesousa Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Um... Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, even New Years is considered part of the Holiday Season in North America.
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:iconjamie-dupree:
jamie-dupree Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just love it! :D
Happy Holidays!! :santa:
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:iconcarpenoctem:
carpenoctem Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! Makes me want to touch the colors oO.
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:iconmemoria13:
memoria13 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
wonderful. :3
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:iconhumantyphoon89:
humantyphoon89 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i was there! i stole your technique kat!:p
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:iconnilokrokodilas:
nilokrokodilas Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
i kinda like it =] sweet
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:iconarcuate:
arcuate Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm loving the ribbon! You really captured the essence of it. I'm gonna bookmark your livestream.
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:iconlyssiana:
Lyssiana Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   Digital Artist
Excellent work! :aww:
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:iconstrawberree:
Strawberree Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
The ribbon looks so realistic. Really pretty
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:iconpassion91:
Passion91 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cute ..
loved it .. amazing
liked the ribbon and the small colored beads

:)
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:iconwingeddivinity:
WingedDivinity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
happy holidays to you too katie :) you know,the ribbon kinda stands out there,by its color
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:iconirinama:
irinama Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional
Beautiful work !! :hug:
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:iconmilkywayx:
MILKYWAYx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cute!
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:iconblind-fate:
blind-fate Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Beautiful painting. I love the reindeer, it looks pretty with the ribbon and bells :D
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:iconthiaminatenn:
ThiaminaTenn Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009   Digital Artist
wonderful christmas work! :heart:
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:icondanika6:
danika6 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's very nice ! :)
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:iconalexandraknickel:
AlexandraKnickel Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Holidays to you too dear =)
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:iconingavinaude:
IngaVinaude Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009   Digital Artist
Gorgeous work !!!!!!;)
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:icondantae:
dantae Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
Totally have a couple of those things xD

Nice job rendering it!
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