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Longing for warmth by gppr Longing for warmth by gppr
7 Oct. 2009 - UPDATED Thanks to everyone who commented.

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I wanted to draw Elwen Mora because Iíve love *VyrL's depictions of her. Elwen is an Efraet (immortal human, sorceress) sensual and strong, a little crazy and mysterious-looking, but also soft and vulnerable at times. From what I've gathered, this character has loved and lost a lot in her life, hence the nostalgic, longing look she sports above.

Pencil shaded and painted over in Photoshop, trying to keep some of the texture.

Entry to *VyrL's Arcea Universe Contest (2009)

Elwen © *VyrL
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Thanks to everyone who :+fav:ed this image.
It means a lot to me.
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bassjunkietwo23 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome btw. I love how all the wrinkles in the fabric are so detailed, how much is taken from reference or without
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bassjunkietwo23 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how long does something like this actually take from start to finish? and do you do it all at once or take breaks?
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gppr Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
Thanks, I'm glad you like. :)

I don't remember how long it took, exactly, it was a long time ago. It must have been several days... I took lots of breaks but when an idea bites me, I usually can't leave it until it is done.

The first thing I did was sketch it on paper. The figure, then the sheets and later and separately the pillows, and wood beams. I put the sketches together on a new clean drawing and shaded completely with pencils. Then I painted it over in photoshop trying to preserve some of the texture; the curtains were added then.

I didn't use references for this picture and I had to adjust proportions in photoshop, particularly her hand and feet. I did look at how wrinkles formed in general in fabrics and tried to learn it. I enjoy shading fabrics very much. The wrinkles here are imaginary and not quite realistic, but they looked appealing enough to me.
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realARTIZT Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous detail :D
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gppr Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Thank you, kindly. :)
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LifeHasStarted Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student General Artist
i love how her hair is splayed out in elegant tendrils. and those fold on the bedding.... wow :O seriously.... amazing. They are done so realistically it's unbelievable! This is simply a BEAUTIFUL piece.
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gppr Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
You are very kind, thank you. :)
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Michael-Wulschner Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
Really awesome work! :thumbsup: Love the light, the detail and the flowing of her hair :D
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gppr Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thank you. :)
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Michael-Wulschner Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
You're welcome :)
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failen-moon Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So amazing!! *o*
The color is beautiful, it's must be very hard to do!!
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SerelyArtworks Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice one, especialy the hair, very esthetic effect.
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gppr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Thank you, I'm happy that you like it. :)
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Einsilbig Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, you have great paintings in your gallery and this one is no exception!
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gppr Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Thank you. :)
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ItachiJiraiya Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The shading is really good i like it :D
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Ran-Ch Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really well done! I love everything about it, the coloring, shading, folds, hair..
Keep it up :D :heart:
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MDefour Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
amazing
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gppr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
Thank you. :)
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Zutaki Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I love all the detail in this picture... Even the shading..
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gppr Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
Thanks. :)
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Zutaki Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012
You're very welcome ^~^
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lazorchef Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a sucker for pictures like this.. i want to comfort her!! D: *foreveralone*
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zoareena Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice work, very emotional ^^
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gppr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thanks! :)
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ChieuMua Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012   Digital Artist
Amazing work
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gppr Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012
Thank you. :)
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Violetphantasy Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible job with the creases and with the hair. Her face, too, is so incredibly emotive, and the use of white only adds to the sense of loss and sadness in this piece.
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gppr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thank you very much! :)
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animefan172 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
its so beautiful :D
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gppr Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
Thank you, kindly. :)
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animefan172 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
youre welcome :iconretardiloveitplz:
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caska1979 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Featured here [link] !
You can show your support by :+fav: faving this article. Thank you! :heart:
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gppr Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011
Thank you very much!
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YukinaZomelster Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Wow, awesome!
I love the hair :la:
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gppr Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2011
Thank you! :)
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Miss-Blueglasses Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011   General Artist
woah
amazing
I love the coloring and the atmosphere
and especially her hair and the folds *_*
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gppr Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2011
Thank you very much. :)
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finishyourtea Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011  Student Writer
Brilliant!
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gppr Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thanks! :)
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KamuiHand Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student General Artist
The weinkles of the bed are wonderful,
they add sootheness and tension XD Lov it!

the sadness is the emotion it transferred to me, at least...
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gppr Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
Thank you. :)
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LostPotatoes Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice
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gppr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Thanks!
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PitanChan Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011
I love it. *-*
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gppr Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Thank you! :)
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PitanChan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011
Np. x3
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NSolanki Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011   Photographer
beautiful!
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gppr Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2011
Thank you. :)
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babyredhead13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is really amazing! :iconluvluvplz:
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