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Sorel by BlueRoseArkelle Sorel by BlueRoseArkelle
OH MY GAWD I AM SO SORRY THIS IS SO OVERDUE. I AM THE WORST FREIND EVER ASDFGH :iconcryforeverplz:

T-this is a commission for the nicest and most awesome person ever, ~SirenFae
;~; Oh gawd I feel sooo baaaad making you wait so long....
adhkashdkja I do not deserve your friendship :iconorzplz:

;~; A-anyway I hope I got Sorel's character remotely close. I'm so bad at text refs OTL
And I hope you like it. ;n; I kid you not I re-drew the entire design and concept over and over again probably 7 or 8 times before I settled at this one.
>~< I-I'm working on the rest too I promise! Again, sorry i'm such a terrible person OTL

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;v; Uhm, so yeah, a reeeeeaaalllllyyyy overdue commission for the most awesome person ever <3

>u< Watercolors! c: For those of you who watch my Youtube channel, you were there watching me as I made this.

;n; Its weird....I was so intensely nervous for the longest time about using watercolors for no real reason. I'm ultimately glad I took my time because I think this turned out much better than it would have if I had forced myself to do it months ago, but at the same time I don't know what my problem was. Watercolors are so much fun to work with @v@
Even if I'm not very good at the them yet, they are a lot of fun <3 c: I wasn't nervous at all once I got to painting. In fact, I sort of felt like I knew what I was doing despite only using watercolors two or three times prior. xD Recording myself helped also I think. I didn't want to look intensely stupid and watercolor-arrogant for all of Youtube to see.

Q~Q Of course, I probably still seem pretty arrogant. I mean I have no idea how to draw animals and yet I did it anyways. I have no business doing that. OTL

Q~Q B-but i'm going to shut up now and stop with the self-criticism. You guys are always so nice to me and say I shouldn't be so hard on myself, so I'm trying to be more confident.

; v ; I actually, legitimately like this. I like how this turned out a lot <3 I hope it somewhat makes up for the super long wait, if only a little bit. ^^ And the same goes for my watchers here on deviantart. Sorry I haven't been posting much legitimate things lately, but I'm trying my best to make more intricate and complex things and take my time on them so I can improve ; w ;
So hopefully this makes up for that time a little bit too~
>u< Something else legitimate will be on its way here soon too because i've been working on it slowly at the same time as this.

; u ; T-thank you all for always being so kind and supporting me, even if I don't deserve it :heart:


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Tools: Winsor & Newton + Reeves watercolors, Prismacolor colored pencils, white gel pen
Time:DONTEVENASK
Date: June 11, 2012
Character belongs to its respectful owner.
Art belongs to me, ~BlueRoseArkelle


^^ If you are interested in seeing me as I worked on this or would like to watch me as I work on art in the future, you can do so on my Youtube channel: [link]
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Babou-Shka Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013
Lovely.
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GalacticFrenzy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Dear Arkelle, I have been watching your youtube channel for a while... and let me just say that you are the most amazing artist ever! Thank you so much! You've inspired me to do so much with my prismacolor colored pencils! Keep up the great artwork!
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andresweignd Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
Love the colors
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ValaSedai Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This work has been featured in
:bulletred: Watchers' Choice - Issue #2 :bulletred:
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Poiscaille Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Aww sweet :aww: It's beautiful !
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dragora01 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so gorgeous Arkelle! Once again your picture is absolutely gorgemous and you've outdone yourself! hnng I'm in love with this image :heart:
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How'd you do the outlines? With a pencil only? Looks like it to me and if it was that, I think it was a good idea.

I just love Sorel's face. She looks like she genuienly cares about those animals, and I love her skin as well. And the texture of her dress! So leafy. I'm a sucker for fantasy and nature.
I really like those trees you faded into background, too. And the fact you used red for the flowers and green for the background and Sorel.

Now, as if I knew anything about drawing animals, but... Those squirrels look good to me! Especially that one sitting in a tree, with its round cheeks:love:
The deer next to Sorel seems to have a tad bit long legs, but otherwise it looks just fine, too:) You've colored all the animals really well with watercolor and I love the deer's brown eyes and big ears:heart:

Congrats! I think this is a wonderful picture:hug:
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BlueRoseArkelle Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ Yes, just pencil~ xD I never use any kind of ink to lineart when I use watercolor. Even though Copic is waterproof....I had a terrible incident with a regular pen and ink a while back and now refuse to use in with watercolor anymore xD haha~

;w; Aww, thank you!~ I'm glad you like! ;v; I also really like her leafy dress~
>u< Haha, yes fantasy and nature is a great theme to work with~
c: And yay, i'm glad the animals don't look too horrible! xD

;w; Thank you, you are too nice <3
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I always use the marker brand I'm in love with:nod: I once accidentally used a water soluble marker, though XD

You're welcome^o^
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SirenFae Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
Oh wow Ark! This is breathtaking! I just showed my mother and she was ridiculously excited. She said to tell you that you are incredibly talented and she thanks you sooo much.
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