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beginning and end by shelzie beginning and end by shelzie
illustration commissioned by :devshadowraine of her characters Skye and Wielder. :) this is probably the first coloured traditional illustration I've done, with a full background and everything - definitely a learning experience. Thanks again, Wielder!

done with prismacolor pencils.

Wielder and Skye :iconshadowraine:
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Suzey Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010
This is so gorgeous! I love the colouring and the composition. The posing looks very natural too. Awesome job!
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shelzie Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thank you so much! :)
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GeneralStar Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010
WOW!! *stares* Man I knew at first glance that this was done with Prismacolors as I've used them myself for years, and I really think if anything it makes me even more impressed with this picture because I understand the amount of work that must've gone into it! :love: This is really a lovely artwork, girl... I recognize these characters from those sticker-commissions you did a while back and they turned out great in this traditional piece too! Did you do the outlines with the black pencil too or something else? Because it rather looks that way to me though it's a bit hard to be sure. :)
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shelzie Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Aw, thank you so very much, it makes me happy to hear that. :aww: it was the first time I'd used prisma pencils to do a full background and everything, and I hope to do that again in the future. These two are a great pair, I definitely recommend checking out Wielder's gallery for bits of their story. :)

before colouring, I inked the characters with Faber-Castell PITT pens, my personal favourites. :) I didn't go over the ink lines again after I coloured this, though, so that the black line wouldn't be so stark.
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GeneralStar Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Yeah I absolutely will check out more of their stuff one of these days... I've been SO busy with looking for work and all sorts of other personal things lately that I feel I hardly have time for anything anymore, oi. :dead: But, I really have found the characters very interesting any time I've seen you draw them so I'm sure I'd enjoy it.

And ahh okay, I see thanks for explaining! ^^ Well even though I'm not familiar with that particular brand of pen, in my experience it's usually extremely tough to ink over Prismacolors and have it come out looking good because the pencils are so waxy in nature they usually repel the ink. Of course I tend to color really hard too so maybe that has something to do with it, who knows. :shrug: anyway though no matter what I think it was very successful, and I look forward to seeing more like it from you in the future, hopefully! ^^
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TygerStKuan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010
awe ~^_^~ dun rly know how to describe how nicely done this is

wait here it is.... I feel fluffy =P
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shelzie Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Filmographer
aw, thanks hun! :heart: fluffy is good as far as romantic pictures go. :)
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thebbqspecial Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010   Traditional Artist
blue one looks like a saluki
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shelzie Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Professional Filmographer
she is. :)
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Zechira Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Might I ask what kind of paper you used for this? I love how rich and smooth the color is, especially in the buildings.
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