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La Pellegrina by mollygrue La Pellegrina by mollygrue
Robin Sena, Witch Hunter Robin
Painter

Inspired by The Burning Time by the lovely ~misora32. Of course, this probably means that I'll have to make a companion piece with "il cacciatore". Not that I mind ^_~.

By the way, I'm really starting to like Painter. Though, I know that I still have a long way to go before I'm able to utilize it to its full potential.

Edit: Many thanks to ~Marathiel for pointing out the rather nasty flaw on her cheekbone. 'Twas completely unintentional. While I was at it, I reworked some of the shadows that are cast by her hair as well. I'm a bit happier with it now.
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illogan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
(continued)
sorry to bother you, I was just really curious what the good artists around here do! lol)

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illogan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
may I ask how you saved this piece? (like a GIF or JPG for example)
no matter what I do, my quality just drops big time on my digital pieces.
I really love this piece and how softly and subtley it is shaded, but if I were to attempt something similar to this it would be fuzzy and ick after I saved it :(
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
All of my Photoshop files, like this painting, get saved as PSDs so that I can keep a high res version where the layers remain separated. When I'm scanning a traditional piece or converting a PSD to a web-ready graphic, I generally use the PNG format because it doesn't compress the file and result in artifacting (which is probably what you've been experiencing with JPG and GIF). I only use JPG when it's necessary to save space - such as when I have to send files in emails.
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illogan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
PNG's!!!!!!
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Thank you soooo much!!!
I keep copies of my PSD's as well, I'll go back and save them as PNG's and re-upload, thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUUUUCCCCCHHHH!!!!!! :hug:
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
No problem! ^_____^
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shawkash Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2008
very pretty :)
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Lionely Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is lovely.
I love the tones and how it all blends..
Her face is so sharp and beautiful, and so detailed, contrary to her simple hair.. It's so pretty xD.
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GirLikeyTacos Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Lovely painting. It's very simple, but very beautiful. c:
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morosemocha Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
The feel of this is beautiful, eerie and haunting. It's full of warmth, and at the same time very foreboding.
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nemo-h Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
You know that's pretty awesome. I'm leagues away to even this kind of drawing.
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StarbuckJr Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
I mean look at her. What's not to love?

S.
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KimiLoun Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
Ow, very delicate...
I love the light and the colours.
=)
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ming85 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2006
I love how it's simple yet extremely detailed in the face. These are colours i didn't know existed :D Your work inspires me to draw realism again..
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toerning Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2006
wooooooooooah this is SO FREAKING BEAUTIFUL!
i remember you from oekakicentral and i was always so in love with your arts there, it's so nice to find you here on deviantart!

i think her hands are my fave part...
*fave'd*
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fe1ix Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006   Writer
very interesting how you dealed with figure and face...i like it a lot
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gotycka Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
Excellent work!
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Bangdeadsex Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2006
This has great style to it!
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soltian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006  Professional General Artist
I am so in love with the way her nose, lips, and chin stand out..those are some of my favorite parts of the face, the nose especially :heart: The warm earthy colors of this are also very attractive.
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misora32 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2006
*GUSH*

Ohh...*soooo* beautiful. Her delicate, haunted features...the hair...the dress... I am in total awe. ^^

I know I say this all the time, but I *LOVE* your work. And the fact that you're drawing TBT illustrations just continues to absolutely floor me. :faint:

^____^
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
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Thank you~

I'm just glad that you like them. I've really enjoyed exploring Amon and Robin's characters in this way.
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WitchQueen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
I love how you have such a defined focal point. amazing job as always ^__^
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rdsullivan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Geez woman! Your use of values and color never cease to amaze me! I love how the figure fades into/materializes the background. It's very ghostly and beautiful. :D
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
^______^. Thank you~

I wanted to allude to Robin and Amon (in the following piece) being from the earth. But, the ghostly ressonance was important too as, in the fanfic that I was working from, they are people who have existed for multiple generations.

Kind of appealed to my Xeno-sensibilities ^_~.
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rdsullivan Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Xeno-senseibilities eh? I must read this fic then! :XD:
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Marathiel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
It is really beautiful, and as always, you make such pretty and mature faces! Even though ... the abscess thing on her cheek slightly throws me off. Was it on purpose?
Way to go on painter though, I could never get it to work for me. =o
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
You're right. That was very distracting once I noticed it. What can I say? This piece was something that just sort of spilled out of me late last night and I wasn't as critical as I usually am. Thanks for pointing it out ^_^.

Actually, what I've really come to love about painter is the blending tool. It comes pretty close to mimicing how I work with oils *nodsnods*

Thanks again!
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ellaine Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
It just feels like you would be reading my mind... I have watech the entire series once again lately amd I totally fell in love with it again (actually working on a WHR fanart as well).
And I love the simple form you have chosen for it, the monochrome colours and almost invisible shades. Very original and simply beautiful^^
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Oh! I can't wait to see your fanart! You do such a beautiful job! *_*

The series really is amazing, isn't it? It's so understated, but it really grabs you if you give it a chance.

Thank you for your nice comment ^____^.
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ellaine Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Thank you very much^^
I have already posted the picture, it's nothing so special, but I hope, you will like it.

Indeed, it is great, one of my very favourite and I could watch it all over again;p

You're welcome. Your fanarts are really the first ones, from what I have seen, that I really loved at the first sight.
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SirLadySketch Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Student Artist
She looks great! The way you've got her blending into the background, and yet still different enough to stand out... Love her expression too, and her hair looks great! *never understood how her hair defied the laws of gravity*
Beautiful work!
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Robin is a very special girl ^_~.

I was wondering how far I could push it with this one. How closely can colors relate to each other before they become a single color. How much contrast do you really need to describe form?

Plus, I just liked "grounding" her in an earthy spectrum.

Thank you very much ^_^.
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loish Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
wow this is exquisite, the colors are so rich and the lighting is so subtle.
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Thank you, Miss Loish! ^_^
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Lokklyn Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Painter's an awesome tool. I like your use of the background color as a tone for the rest of the painting - it brings it all together very nicely.. i like your choice to keep her shirt simple and in harmony with the background tone, and the way her hands and hair are kind of gently implied by the lighter tones. nice job on her face. :)
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Ahiko Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
The hair is awesome. Very nice job.
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nirmak Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow. wonderfull
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martinhoulden Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional General Artist
awesome, one of your best imo
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mollygrue Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2006
Wow! Thanks ^___^.
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EstherVienna Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
I like this picture. Its rar and beautiful. I like the "no colorness" and the expression of her eyes and bodylanguage. Very well done. :-)
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Shuibhne Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006
Nifty fade-out with her body.
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StElred Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
her face is beautiful.....
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