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Erecura by DeepDarkSiren Erecura by DeepDarkSiren
Birds and butterflies
Rivers and mountains she creates
But you'll never know
The next move she'll make
You can try
But it is useless to ask why
Cannot control her
She goes her own way
Mother Earth - Within Temptation

Playlist while I was doing this:

Faun - Egil Saga [link]
Eluveitie - Elembivos [link]
Eluveitie - Santonian Shores [link]
Faun - Hymn To Pan [link]
Dalriada - Hajdútánc [link]
Huntress - Eight Of Swords [link]
Within Temptation - Candles [link]

Made for :iconfaeorain: for the Art Exhange meme [link]

And here's what she did for me :heart: :
Isn't it gorgeous??? :love:
Hope you like it :D


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Gods, it had been years since I did proper traditional art. I had so much fun doing this :D

Started it yesterday and finished it today . Took about.. 1 1/2 hours maybe.. I work fast with pencils :D
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The idea and the picture is quite beautiful. I understand the impact of it is for a song. Not familiar with this band, but the lyrics are quite a nice touch. It gives more of a sense with the idea you were going for: Mother Earth has no established direction; she just creates whatever wherever. The design is very nice because of the details of the hair and hair pieces. I can see it as an illustration for a book.

Now...I have a couple of issues: the hair--it looks flat in certain places to me. The side profile of the chin jaw and neck I feel needs to be more defined and shaded in my opinion. I also think the mouth area needs more definition (volume) to it. I think the crown may need a little more texture. Lastly, the flowers in her hair needs to pop a little more as in give them a little more highlighting. I think you should give definition to the collar bone and shade that area. Nothing an arabic gum eraser can't fix for some of those issues. If you can afford a mechanical eraser (about 12 to 14 bucks at Hobby Lobby or Michaels, hopefully, they're in your area) have one in hand because that thing is awesome! Great tool for highlights along side blending stumps. Then, just do some light blending to them.

Other than that, it looks great!
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faeorain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is incredibly beautiful!....thank you so much :D
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DeepDarkSiren Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :tighthug:
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ravery12 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
fantastic
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:icondeepdarksiren:
DeepDarkSiren Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug:
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PerennialReverie Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The hair is incredible~ *goes check out your gallery*
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DeepDarkSiren Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, You'll be a tad disappointed. This might be the only traditional art I've posted on dA (so far.) Gotta start uploading more of them now..
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ealbonico Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
I just love this piece. Keep up the great work.
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DeepDarkSiren Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
Glad you like it :blackrose:
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