Bark and Brambles by zenphoenixa

Bark and Brambles

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Added: Jul 01, 2004
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If any of you are curious about who these characters are, then check out this link:
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/8545551/

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FEATURED CHARACTERS: Cal (left) and Taliana (right)

CREATOR: Me! *waves*

MEDIUMS: Prismacolour pencils (main subject matter in foreground), ink (black shadows, line art) and Paintshop Pro 5 (background and light effects)

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Anyway, this is obviously the most complicated pic I’ve done in a LONG time – at least 95% of what you see here is hand drawn/coloured. My poor felt tip pens had virtually all the life sucked out of them… I literally had to keeping scratching at the paper with the tip in order to get any ink out. X___X Repeat ad infinitum. *Bah* It took 12 ½ hours just to shade the pic with ink, and I don’t recommend doing that if you want to keep a sane mind! @__@

Arr, and I'm well aware that the image has an uneven tilt to it which favours Cal more than Taliana. *Darn!!* I was hoping that after colouring it the tilt wouldn’t be as noticeable but it’s still there, as annoying as ever! *shakes fist* I look at it now, and I realise how I should have positioned Taliana – she should’ve been drawn *upside down*!!!!! Doh! Um, well, just try to ignore it. ^^; (I know I am. =P)

Lastly, in the hopefully near future, I’m hoping to make this pic into a print. It’s the first pic I’ve scanned in at 300 DPI resolution, making it a candidate for turning into a print… ^^;; I’ve still got a lot of house keeping matters to take care of before dealing with prints though, but I’ll let you all know when things are on the move. ^^
So, that ends my rambling for tonight! Take care everyone! B^)

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zenphoenixa's picture

*Bows* As you wish! XD
*Blows on her special birdy whistle*
*Several Flamingoes flap through the window after 2 years worth of migration* X____x
Took you long enough! This person's been HEARTBROKEN due to waiting... >__>;;; *Sniff*

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I like your pic lots...very kewl looking. Can I have something too? Like a Flamingo? PLEEEEEEEEEEEEZE?

zenphoenixa's picture

Aww, thankyou for the compliment dear, I'm really happy you liked this pic! ^__^ Hee hee, and shinies make the world - don't forget it! Wink *Offers you a candy cane*

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This is absolutely gorgeous, it looks so full of light. I love it.

zenphoenixa's picture

Cor blimey, thanks so much for all of your encouraging words! Laughing out loud *Cal and Taliana stop killing each other long enough to shake your hand* I'm so glad you liked the pic the first time round, and that you still like it now! Wink *Graciously accepts the cute partridge* Hee hee, it's soft... ^__^

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Congrats on this one. I visitied your galery a long time ago and was going by and spotted this picture.
I'm glad I found it. I got a lot of enjoyment looking at it. I hope you have much more success in your drawings. Good job on the highlights too. ~claps and whoops and hollers~ & ~hands her a pretty partridge with a pear tree~.

zenphoenixa's picture

*Blush* ^__^;; Thankyou for the very positive feedback, this was a tough pic to make and it's great knowing you appreciate the final product! I'm glad to have been able to share it with you and Epilogue, so of course you're welcome. Wink It'll be a little while before I make a pic like this again, I can't have my hand getting a hernia again, lol... XD *Hands you chocolate chip cookie dough*

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This is the best on the site and your so awesome they rock. Thanks For sharing this is :0 Smile :$ i am speechless

zenphoenixa's picture

Woohoo, another shiny disciple! ^___^ High contrast is cool to work with, but it's pure torture on my eyes, especially at 4 in the morning... X___X *Points to her puffed up left eye* Oh well, no pain no gain. XD Heeeey, and I'm glad you like the music I'm into, it's rare for me to find people who've heard of the people I listen to! Laughing out loud *Gets a lot of blank stares* O__O;; 'On ya, mate! ^.^ *Gives you a fruit tree*

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Love your detail and work on this one. Also how you make all your pictures in high contrast and such ... its really awesome.By the way ... love all your music taste ^_^

zenphoenixa's picture

*Grins* Thankyou so much for the compliment, Allison! Laughing out loud *Big hug* Hee hee, it was worth nearly ruining my eyesight on this pic... eh, what am I saying, my eyesight's been long gone. ^^;;; Anyhoo, thankyou for stopping by and feel free to visit again whenever you like! ^^ *Hands you eggs on toast*

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like all of your other work this is amazing. Keep up the good work

zenphoenixa's picture

*Grins* Smile If I uploaded the full sized version of the pic then the felt tip work would be more obvious, but I didn't really want it to be apparent so I'm glad you didn't think it was! Wink I'll be taking a bit of a break from drawing big pics like this, but I'll most definitely continue drawing! Thankyou heaps for your encouraging words! ^__^ *Hands you an orange tree*

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You did that with felt tips? Never! It doesn't look like it! Its sooo good! I love it, it must have taken forever but it was definatly worth it! Carry on drawing please!

zenphoenixa's picture

Woohoo! Laughing out loud No tilt, no tilt! XD *Cheers* Thankyou for the super comment dear, and for letting me know what parts of the pic you thought turned out the best! ^__^ The hard yakka was worth it! Laughing out loud *Gives you gummi bears*

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Really I didn't notice any tilt at all, and even after you mentioned it, I had to rationalize n_n It's absolutely gorgeous! The time you spent in it shows through all of the detail and colors, and especially the shading n_n Good luck on your future projects!

zenphoenixa's picture

*Big grin* Laughing out loud Thankyou heaps for the compliment, I'm real glad I have your vote of approval! ^__^ *Cal and Taliana hand you cookies*

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Looks absalutely great. Don't care what anyone says.

zenphoenixa's picture

Wow, thankyou so much for all the kind words, I'm honoured that you liked how this pic turned out in the end! ^___^;; Rest assured, I'll definitely turn out more stuff, even if take another 10 months for me to get into gear! Laughing out loud *Psyches herself up* Here, have some gummi bears! ^.^ *Conjures up a gummi bear shower for you*

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I LOVE THE CHARACTER DESIGN, THE COLORS,THE DETAIL SHIIT EVERYTHING LOOKS GREAT EXPECIALLY THE SHINE ON THE CHARACTERS KEEP DOING WHAT U DOING YOUR TALENT SHOULDN'T GO TO WASTE
P.S. HOPE YOU MAKE MORE

Art at its best.