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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…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!
pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist 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:
ArienSmith Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Color theory is tricky! Use those complements. 

That's good!
cilios Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:wow: Πολύ καλό! Μου αρεσει η σύνθεση και νιώθω σαν να ρέει ^_^
pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ευχαριστώ πολύ ! :)
cilios Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Παρακαλώ ^_^
3wyl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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.
Nymonyrya Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your awesome art have been featured!… :party:
pixie-on-mushroom Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaah thank you so much ! :)
Ellke Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done =)
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