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September 2015

Look who it is, alive and even painting... to explain a bit of my inactivity, I've been kicking butts around against the fucking Polish IRS, may it fall down to hell and burn and never surface again. Because why make things easier for people that are still getting a hang of working for a living. [I edited this text 3 times to remove the swearing]

Well, back to the painting. I've been actually doing some small, not-time-taking stuff, and I've been posting those to my tumblr. But this one here - this is my part of another art trade with the awesome nati. It presents Mrs. Lilias Craven, mother of Colin Craven, from The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, when she was alive and well - probably not long after she married Mr. Archibald Craven. The Secret Garden is one of the first books I've read as a kid, and I come back to it from time to time, so this was quite neat to paint.
Tools: ink, watercolour, white gelpen on 30x42 cm watercolour paper
Elsewhere: here it is on my tumblr
Music: Antonín Dvořák - Romance for piano and violin, Op.11

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:iconjleegrey:
jleegrey Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  New Deviant
Very simple, but I like it.
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CrimsonSeal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016
AW WOW :love:
The colors all blend together wonderfully !
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! (:
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:iconzaloffshat:
Zaloffshat Featured By Owner May 10, 2016
Nice job on the flowers and the girl's dress! (I also like how you illustrated the trees too!) 
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner May 11, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmapleleaf:
mapleleaf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2016   Writer
beautiful
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:iconnoxfae:
Noxfae Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
What a sweet little face she has! :3 
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconangelichope:
angelichope Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2015
A very sweet looking picture; I really like her outfit; I think it is cute!!:heart:
And the whole picture is drawn greatly; it is just lovely, keep up the great work!!:D
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconangelichope:
angelichope Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2015
No, thank you for being amazing!!!:glomp:
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:iconsrudy:
SRudy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I still got this as a wallpaper on my iPad :heart:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:eyes:
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:iconthegraystray:
theGrayStray Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015   Traditional Artist
Very nice! I love the textures :love: Also, I am always surprised how well you  handle dark colors with watercolor.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconchasekbergeron:
ChaseKBergeron Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015  Professional General Artist
The world you mark of the texture notice, yes, all so beautiful onward. Stunning work again of here.... 
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconmatakoura:
Matakoura Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2015
Absolutely incredible beyond compare! Beautiful colours and simply stunning lineart and composition!!
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmatakoura:
Matakoura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015
You're welcome! :D
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DaddyHoggy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2015
Late to the party - but just wanted to add: So much beautiful detail and the expression on the character's face - the sense of wonderment is just gorgeous. Well done.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot (:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Brandon!
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:iconbilou020285:
Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful and so poetic ! Well done !
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbilou020285:
Bilou020285 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:thumbsup:
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done... I loved reading the book. :)
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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:iconconstan-lerois:
constan-lerois Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stylish and interesting
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks.
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:icondreagthe:
Dreagthe Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015   General Artist
Charming! I love the little bird swooping down the front. :-)
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkmyechan:
KmyeChan Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really really like this one! :D
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :>
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hey, a question about your gelpen. I sometimes use white gelpen for highlighting things, and... this is kind of hard to explain, but I'll try...:D the ball at the tip of the pen always pushes the white to the sides, so I get two white lines with a sort of groove in the middle. Your gelpen doesn't seem to do that. Teach me your tricks (or tell me which brand of gelpen you use :D)?

Also, lovely work as always.
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I tilt it to the side (; And I don't redraw the lines once the gel is in, otherwise it fucks it up. As for the brand, the one I used in this painting is "Hybrid Gel - Grip" from Pentel. I also use Japanese Gelly Roll 08 Sakura, but I rarely find them around here.
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Finnguala Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Haa, why didn't I think of that? :lmao: Thanks for this very useful tip. I bought a white Posca pen the other day because I was so frustrated with gelpens, and I like the way it looks, but they are so bloody expensive D:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
One day, ooooone day, I'll have enough money to buy white pens and not starve.
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:iconfinnguala:
Finnguala Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
Hahaha :hug:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
excellent
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
...Stunning work...:clap:
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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caddman Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
 ...:iconmypleasuresignplz: ...my friend   ...:iconrobotkissplz:
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:iconmisiek100:
misiek100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Miałem napisać ,że ładne,ale nie lubię kłamać :)
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:iconstelari:
STelari Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Kłamstwo to bardzo brzydka rzecz, proszę Miśka :nod:
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misiek100 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pervy Jack 
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angelahedderick Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the subtle colors and the indistinct background. She looks so peaceful. I usually re-read this book around the end of winter, and when they find the first daffodil and crocus shoots it just kills me with impatience!!
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