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Mother Oceania by pixie-on-mushroom Mother Oceania by pixie-on-mushroom
This one, (apart from being my first 2012 submission woohoo!) is a part of an excercice/practice/challenge/art trade thingy i had with *rejlan over the summer. I was slowly working on it since then and this weekend i just sat down with the intention of finally finishing this.

The challenge was to create something without having the main focus on the face. Inspiration is the muro doodle *rejlan made on my journal and bjork (of course!). I really enjoyed working on this one. It's 100% digital and it just evovled on its own. Probably the reason why it took so long since i didn't have a sketch or first idea. But i certainly learned a lot about my workflow, composition (though i'm not sure how well it works here) and colour and tried many different brushes. And setting my standards higher.

Used hands stock browse.deviantart.com/resource…žion=&q=classical+hand#/da6m7u from :iconcobweb-stock:
All done in photoshop CS5 with mouse

*BONUS process shots* pixie-on-mushroom.deviantart.c…
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ArienSmith Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful flow to this piece! It has wonderful motion and a really great use of complementary colors that make the hair and the oranges pop. Great job!
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you ! Surely and steadily i'm getting the hang of colour theory haha
It's kind of an old piece and see a lot of mistakes, but still one of my favourites so i'm really glad you like it C:
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ArienSmith Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Color theory is tricky! Use those complements. 

That's good!
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cilios Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: Πολύ καλό! Μου αρεσει η σύνθεση και νιώθω σαν να ρέει ^_^
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student General Artist
Ευχαριστώ πολύ ! :)
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cilios Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Παρακαλώ ^_^
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3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really interesting piece!

The composition isn't too bad here. It's not the usual kind, as you've got the main subject matter off centre, and yet.. not right up into the corner because of the tree type thing in the background. I'm not too sure if that is a good or bad thing. :hmm:

It also feels as if you've cut off a lot on the right side, with the hair and other bits. I do like the patterns, though, and how there is quite a bit of movement with the orange bits and the wavey bits too.

The colours aren't too bad.. the blue and orange contrast well, and the other colours complement each other.

In some ways, I feel there could be more detail where the 'Mother' is concerned, especially with the body? It feels like you've just smudged and covered it there. :hmm:

The shading isn't too bad, and.. yeah, it's quite an intriguing piece.
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Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your awesome art have been featured! nymonyrya.deviantart.com/journ… :party:
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Aaaaah thank you so much ! :)
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Ellke Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done =)
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks ! :D
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MirRoriel Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Choke. Sorry. What did you say? All done with a mouse omg wtf you are my hero :omfg:!! What? I can't believe it. Wow. If you ever get a tablet... you are going to BLOW this place up :iconnuclearplz:!
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ! ! ! I've been meaning to buy one for a long time but still never got around it. Thanks again ! :hug:
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MirRoriel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well... you totally should! :D. My absolute pleasure! :D
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rajasegar Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great piece of work.
Thanks for sharing...
Featured in Inspirations at hangaroundtheweb.com
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ever so much ! It really means a lot. :)
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johngiannis27 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
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ravenlael Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Student General Artist
an awesome digital painting.. ;w;
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ! :hug:
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rejlan Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
This is so amazing!!! I love the way you did the light and how it hits her hair. I adore the detail of the coral behind her and the string of bubbles/pearls on the bottom right.
I like it how you introduced some warmth with the orange thingys, but they could be 'more something', they lack the delicate detailing of the other elements of the artwork. Still this is so awesome that I feel like I should do like fifty more 'exercise/practice/challenge/art trade' thingys just to reach your level of 'exercise/practice/challenge/art trade' awesome thingy :stare:
It's so awesome!!! :iconlainloveplz:

We have to do it again! Exercise/practice/challenge/art trades are fun ^^
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pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ! ! ! The whole thing went through so many changes i thought it would never be done. I liked the orange thingies being kinda abstract (at first they were going to be a flock of these tiny little fish) but now that you pointed it out they seem misplaced.
I'd love to do another exercise/practice/art trade again ! So whenever you're up for it tell me ! :la:
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