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Kai-Lea by dreamarian Kai-Lea by dreamarian

This is a drawing of a friend's daughter, Kai.



Drawn with watercolor pencils (burnished not painted)
On A3 cartridge paper.
Time: about a month and a half (2 to 4 hours a day)


Art is not supposed to be confined by its past.
Every person should be free to find their own style. Old-school or otherwise, a style should not determine what is art. It’s like saying “whose art is more arty?”. I don’t care if you hold your pencil with your toes and draw on the ceiling, if that’s your vibe you should be free to do so.

Too many artists take a classical high ground where pencils are concerned.
It’s the: “If you don’t crosshatch, you’re doing it wrong” mentality…why? Because that’s how Da Vinci did it? Forgive me but as fabulous as the man was I’m not taking lessons from the dude that was too lazy to prime his canvasses. He probably drew crosshatch because he was too lazy to shade. I’m sure some snooty person kept telling him how to do things and he would have flipped them the bird and said “Dude, this is how I do my shit, if you don’t like it GTFO” (For those not meme inclined that means: Get The F*ck Out).
I think more artists should learn from the intention behind a style than idolizing its technical aspects.

Take Picasso for example. He had classical training and painted pretty (and boring) landscapes etc. Until one magical day when he said “stuff this”…and that conversation most likely went a little something like this:
IMPORTANT NOTICE: I do not do drugs or encourage the use thereof. This is just a colourful explanation of my opinion.
*after smoking a spliff and a few shots of Absinth*
Picasso: “ Dudes, dudes…dudes wait – I have a fabulous thought! I…am…toootally going to paint pointy people! Yeah man. That’ll piss ‘em off. Oh, oh and I’ll give chicks like 3 boobs and shit. It’ll be EPIC!”

Back then the art community thought he was a douche but now we hail him and others like him as pioneers. I would love to have been a fly on the wall between the elitists the first time they observed Tristan Tsarra’s creations.
:icontardhugplz:
My point is this:

THERE IS NO WRONG WAY, THERE IS ONLY YOUR WAY.


ART – do it the way you like it. Don’t let other people spoil your fun!
:iconlovegoldplz:

Link to the original photo on from Kai's mom: [link]



:iconheartyellowplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconheartyellowplz:Thanks for:iconnomglompplz: the DD!!!:iconheartyellowplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconheartyellowplz:
A very special thank you to *theblamelessvestal & ^SylwiaTelari!
It was an EPIC surprise!

One tiny other notice - My comments are meant to be humorous. I (of all people) do not discriminate against any form of art or artist. If you thought that, I urge you to read it again before sending me negative comments. Thank you.
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Given 2012-08-13
Despite so vast and exquisite chiaroscuro, Kai-Lea by *dreamarian still keeps that fresh and soft infant look. ( Suggested by marilisaargentieri and Featured by STelari )
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Amrock Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Student Filmographer
Oh my gosh, this is so beautiful! 
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
:iconheartlightblueplz:Thank you!!!:iconslipperyhugplz:
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GabrielBlake426 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I admire works of art for two reasons; one, naturally, for it's aesthetic appeal and the other is for the artists ability to convey a meaning or idea in their work.  This piece far exceeds both expectations.  If I had a physical gallery in my house, this would have a very special place among it.  Also, the paragraph about an artists personal style, beautifully said.
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
I know this reply is a little late, but better late than never. I really appreciate the beautiful comment!
:iconheartyellowplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconheartyellowplz:Thanks so much!:iconnomglompplz:
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Marieland Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing ! i love your work you're so talented!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
:icontardhugplz:Thank You!:iconblueheartplz:
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:iconmisschucky:
MissChucky Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the light!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
:happybounce:Thank you!:icongreenheartplz:
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:iconamberleach:
AmberLeach Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely beautiful
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:icontardhugplz:Thank You!:iconblueheartplz:
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:iconpmucks:
PMucks Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your beautiful work has been showcased in this week's journal feature "Children in Art"! [link] :)
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconslipperyhugplz:Thank you!!!:iconloveturquoiseplz:
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:iconxxparanoidandroidxx:
XxParanoidAndroidxX Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just too adorable. The look on her face is just so touching!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconheartyellowplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconheartyellowplz:Thanks so much!:iconnomglompplz:
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:icongamewizard-2008:
gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
It's so pretty! ^_^
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconhugheartplz:Thank you very much!:iconlovepurpleplz:
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:icongamewizard-2008:
gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconhugheartplz: You're welcome! ^_^
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OlgaKirl Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Incredible work. Bravo ;)
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconrainbowsqueeplz:Thank you!:iconrainbowheartplz:
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:iconolgakirl:
OlgaKirl Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive work :)))))))))))))
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:iconjoel-wade:
Joel-Wade Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013   General Artist
Incredible use of colour, one of my favourite artworks
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional General Artist
:iconpinkheart-plz::iconvioletheartplz::iconblueheartplz:Thank you!!!:iconblueheartplz::iconvioletheartplz::iconpinkheart-plz:
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:iconmariannaeva:
Mariannaeva Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
Wow, absolutely great drawing!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconheartyellowplz:Thank you!!!:iconmeawplz:
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:iconsamanthajordaan:
SamanthaJordaan Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
I agree, must enjoy what we do first. Love your use of color .
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconpinkheart-plz::iconvioletheartplz:Thank :giggle: you!!!:iconvioletheartplz::iconpinkheart-plz:
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:iconblanket86:
blanket86 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! Congratulations! :-)
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconblush--plz:Thank you!!!:iconlovegoldplz:
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:iconemazon:
Emazon Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
aww super sweet
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconheartglompplz: Thank you!!!:iconkokorox:
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:iconemazon:
Emazon Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012
Welcome :giggle:
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:icondensity-tmr:
density-tmr Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
Stunning artwork - so much personality and Charisma
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconwhiteroseplz:Thanks so much! :iconheartgreenplz::iconlovewhiteplz::iconheartgreenplz:
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:iconbasmaa212:
Basmaa212 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Amaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconrainbowsqueeplz:Thank you!
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:iconlonnyclouser:
LonnyClouser Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is simply beautiful - makes me want to attempt color - NOT!!!
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
:giggle:Thanks!:iconheartpurpleplz::iconvioletheartplz::iconheartpurpleplz:
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primalfuryan Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconcternetea::iconlynnjackson:Your amazing artwork has been featured in the below link keep up the awesome work my friend:huggle::iconlynnjackson::iconcternetea:
[link]
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icontardhugplz:Thank You!:iconblueheartplz:
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MrsMarston Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful! ;)
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:heart:Thank you!:iconsquishhugplz:
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ascenciok Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats the the DD! You really derserve it:love: This is one of my favorites out of all your incredible artwork. The expression of wonder on her face suits the amazing concept of the piece perfectly. The colors and the swirl patterns in the background are fantastic. I love everything about it!:hug:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconcocoheartplz:Thank you sooo much!:iconcocoloveplz:
I really appreciate it!
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012
:) congrats on your DD for this very sweet and charming piece! :clap:
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:icongwomp:Thank you!:iconyellowheartplz:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
:aww: you're absolutely welcome! :rose:
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JamesF63 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Awesome work! Also I saw Leonardo and Picasso quite clearly deliver those lines. Made me laugh a lot!
Finally, congratulations on the DD. Well deserved!
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconblueheartplz:Thanks a lot!:iconattackglompplz:
...and clearly a man with a sense of humor!
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BloodWillow Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Cute idea!

It's actually quite interesting because I've been working on a painting for a couple of years now and it's of a little girl in a yellow dress with faeries too :O
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:icondreamarian:
dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
:iconrainbowheartplz:Thank you so much!!!:iconrainbowllamaplz:
...and fairies rule!
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