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After Sunset by dreamarian After Sunset by dreamarian
THIS SCAN IS A COMPLETE ABOMINATION!

:frustrated: -> :fork: -> :sniff: -> :cry: -> :ashamed:

I threw a temper tantrum like a real brat a little while ago - glad no one was around to see it.

I hate my scanner. This drawing is sooo pretty out here in the really real world but I couldn't get it to look as good for web. I bought slightly rougher paper and had such a great time drawing it but now I'm just miserable...


Soft pastels
Light brown sugar paper
14 hours
...inspired by Japanese ball jointed dolls.


This is just a doodle to give my creativity a wake-up call. My inspiration has been low lately.
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this! The colours are gorgeous and I love the technique. The texture really adds to it, I think. It's lovely!

I featured it here: [link]
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconjoyloveplz:Thank you!:icongreenkokorox:
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:iconkw-scott:
KW-Scott Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This really is great dear I love it! :D
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:bulletred::bulletpurple::bulletred:So clearly I've been a little slow with my mail - here's another thank you, Kevin!:iconholdheartplz:
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem I completely understand :D
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JoannaMoory Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
I hate scanners.
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:thumbsup:Yup!
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JustABeautifulDream Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
You know that you are a really great and talented artist when you call something like this a doodle. I sure looks great to me!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
hehehehe I think I feel that way about it because it doesn't take me as long to draw as the pencil stuff...also it not as hard as the realism.
:iconhrtplz:
Thanks for commenting!
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ACaReader Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Love it!!! It's absolutely lovely!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconwhiteroseplz:Thanks so much! :iconheartgreenplz::iconlovewhiteplz::iconheartgreenplz:
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BOYKINS Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey you've been featured in my journal [link]
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconyellowheartplz:Thank you!:iconbummiesplz:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :iconluvluvplz:
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icontardhugplz:
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo gorgeous!!:heart:
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icongrin--plz: Thanks!
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LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
I love it Simoné! I know it sucks when the scanner messes it up, but I assure you it's still véry beautiful to those of us who can't even make the comparison (as opposed to you)!

The paper looks very lovely too. Does it work well with pastels?

Ya know, if it really bothers you, it might be worth it to try some more different settings with your scanner. I know mine has a lot of trouble if I keep the same settings for smooth vs. rougher paper. A different set of settings can usually make móst of the mess a bit less messy. ;)
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Sorry my replies are so late again!

The paper is amazing! Not too rough to make the shading uneven and not too smooth that you wipe the pastels off again - BUT clearly it scans badly.

I think I should just stop being so anal about the scanner. It really pissed me off at the time but I guess it can't all be perfect.
:iconyellowheartplz:Thank you for commenting!:iconbouncyhai:
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:iconhenu-chan:
Henu-Chan Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's still amazing work Simone :aww: Wonderful colors!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconheartemote:Thank you!:iconlovepinkplz:
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dwuff Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yah scanning textured paper can be such a pain! Sometimes fiddling with it in Photoshop brings it back to a reasonable standard of life, but it can be super difficult. Don't feel bad! It's still an amazing pic!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah there are days when I want to throw that thing out the window!
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:Thank you for commenting!:iconsquishhugplz:
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dwuff Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
no problem! ^^
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memoryOfTomrrow Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Even though/if the scan does not do it justice, it's lovely :)
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconjoyloveplz:Thank you!:icongreenkokorox:
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:iconmemoryoftomrrow:
memoryOfTomrrow Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student General Artist
You are welcome! It's a common problem on this site, seems like, but the artistic integrity is rarely lessened; yours is no exception.
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cloudmilk Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful soft colors! I wish I had such an awful result ;)
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconlovegoldplz:Thank you!!!:iconsparklingsmileplz:
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautfiful! :)
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconheartglompplz:Thank you.:iconheartpinkplz:
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous! The colors are amazing, and if the scan doesn't look quite as good as the picture in real life, it's probably good 'cause we'd all die from the awesomeness. xD :heart:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:giggle:THAAANK YOU!:iconholdheartplz:
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OonaghAncaireBattle Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012   Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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619warrior281 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why not just photograph it in the sunlight? I gave up on my scanner long ago. haha
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi! Nope - Sunlight blows out the white and lighter colors and makes a drop off in the light to the edges of the paper. That is something that would drive me stir crazy. I'd have to get a better lens for my camera.
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Thanks for commenting.
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lizzy-chan5 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student
...one hell of a doodle xD it's amazing!!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconhugheartplz:Thank you!:iconlovepurpleplz:
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lizzy-chan5 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student
welcome!! ^-^
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice halloween theme pic, love your shading and colour!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icongwomp:Thank you!:iconyellowheartplz:
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Pevansy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome!
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mousykat Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012
it's beautiful, it looks like a card for Halloween
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:Thank you!:iconsquishhugplz:
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ZARAo-o Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Really good!!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icontardhugplz:Thank You!:iconblueheartplz:
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:iconbleuie:
bleuie Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Love the colors! :clap:
Keep up the good work! :iconthumbsupplz:
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:blowkiss: THANK YOU! Yeah, I'm warming up to Halloween!
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Ileina Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooohhh!!! I love it!! :iconlainloveplz:
Send it to me, I'll make a proper scan ;) :p
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:lmao:The next time I have spare cash I'll send it to you - that way at least one other person can see its soft fuzziness!
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