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New Year contest Piece by SofeSmity
New Year contest Piece by SofeSmity
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SofeSmity
My contest piece for the new year contest. Those splogy things in the background are meant to be fireworks. The white rabbit idea came from the custom of saying white rabbits on the first day of every month to bring good luck.... So why not kiss a white rabbit on the first day of the year for good luck ^_^ 
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Category Fantasy » Characters » Angels » Female Media Watercolor
Date Submitted January 4, 2013 1:20:02 AM Time Taken 4hours
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Falconlobo on June 9, 2013 9:41:54 PM
Falconlobo
congrats^^
orianajones on April 16, 2013 3:38:44 AM
orianajones
This is so cool. The contest is still running by the way. Explanations of the delay are in the contest page. Sorry :c
luckylace222 on January 3, 2013 6:47:07 PM
luckylace222
This. is. Gorgeous! Kiss a white rabbit....or rip off his leg and keep it in your pocket. >:D HOHOHOH

Your entry has been put up. Wonderful angel with white rabbit concept! I know NEw Years is about partying and celebration,but there is indeed a sense of purity with it too. How did you do those watercolor "fireworks?" They have such...shape! Thanks for the entry! Lovely art! YOU IMPRESS ME OFTEN
SofeSmity on January 3, 2013 6:59:24 PM
SofeSmity
Thankies ^_^ And I have always wanted to do dark backgrounds but they ended up looking dirty and ruining the picture, but after searching the interweb I found a solution ^_^. First you paint the background with lots of different colour (best bit) then you wait for that to dry before blobbing masking fluid on and getting a straw and quickly blowing the blobs to make it go everywhere. Then you wait for that to dry and paint black over it... wait for that to dry and then peel the masking fluid off and tada..... alot of waiting around though :/   x
luckylace222 on January 3, 2013 7:08:44 PM
luckylace222
Whooaa you sure worked hard for this, then! Why did you not put masking fluid/black thick paint on the background and then make fireworks/different colors (like stars) with a toothpick though? -If you wanted the firework format? Sorry for the bad grammar- typing fast and without second rhyme or reason. 
SofeSmity on January 3, 2013 7:16:02 PM
SofeSmity
I have tried scraping the paint off before but when I'v done it in the past its either ripped or the water pools back in making it a black, horrible dirty colour haha. and I could of put the masking fluid down with doing the colours but I would've needed to of still painted the colours in afterwards... resulting in the black to be mixed again xxx I wish watercolour was like acrylic, were you can just paint over each layer :) x
luckylace222 on January 3, 2013 7:43:49 PM
luckylace222
Oh man, I forget you are using watercolor! AHHHHHH- how often do you have acrylics? I am not much of a painting person myself! How often do you try....pencil/pen/colored pencils? 8D I am not sure I see too much from that from you. Maybe older in your gallery? 
SofeSmity on January 3, 2013 7:53:50 PM
SofeSmity
I only use acrylics in those paint by numbers pieces haha and I used to always work in coloured pencils but I changed a few years back. I'v tried gel pen :) And the last pencil drawing I did was for a birthday present and I think it was flowers in a vase. I think I use watercolour a lot because you can cheat with it when doing large areas haha. And I've seen painted pictures in your gallery!? What is your preferred media? x 
luckylace222 on January 5, 2013 6:59:03 PM
luckylace222
I paint, but I do not prefer it. Not yet. Actually, I may not ever prefer it! The ability to make every single tiny detail stroke is ideal for a pen/pencil (ideal medium because I started drawing comics) for me! -Only some painted pictures. I must say my favorite painting medium IS watercolor because of your reason: You can cheat in large areas. xD -And it looks so pretty even if you totally mess up! One can really master it to get a beautiful result! 

My favorite water color FF7 Cloud picture is this! He is beauutiffffuulll, and I feel the watercolor really brings that soft eyelash and undertone/nostalgia. ​http://b-agt.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4tnst8

What is your favorite picture out of any medium? 
SofeSmity on March 30, 2013 6:23:52 PM
luckylace222 on April 3, 2013 3:35:52 PM
luckylace222
OH MY GOD, it is illegal to be that good. HOLY BALLSS!! AHHHH WHAT THE HECK!!! I feel a need to paint and do my best to get to that level now! >:0
Dream_Fire on January 25, 2013 2:40:49 PM
Dream_Fire
Congradulations you really earned it! yours was so...Diferant from all of the others, made me look at new years through diferant eyes yaknow?
SofeSmity on February 2, 2013 7:04:32 AM
SofeSmity
Thank you very much ^_^ and for your first entry you did very well as well xxxxx 
Dream_Fire on February 20, 2013 12:20:31 PM
Dream_Fire
thank you very much ^.^
kylaVegeta on January 24, 2013 8:59:21 PM
kylaVegeta
Congrats on the win~ I really liked the concept of using the white rabbit. Awesome job specially since it is watercolor. I can not paint to save my life. 
SofeSmity on February 2, 2013 7:06:54 AM
SofeSmity
Thank you Very Much :) xxx
SofeSmity on February 2, 2013 7:06:53 AM
SofeSmity
Thank you Very Much :) xxx
Dream_Fire on January 3, 2013 6:53:48 PM
Dream_Fire
ohh wow this is great! and NOT what i would ever expect with the theme! talk about thinking outside the box! i think il favorite this :D
SofeSmity on January 3, 2013 7:06:00 PM
SofeSmity
Thankies very much :) and to be honest I'm not the best at drawing people kissing hahah x
Dream_Fire on January 5, 2013 12:46:50 PM
Dream_Fire
no problem, and it was my first time too ^.^ i think i did alright though all things considered.
lashanta_final_fantasy on January 4, 2013 11:06:41 AM
lashanta_final_fantasy
AWWW!!!   That is really cute^^  Wish I could use watercolors like that.
Falconlobo on January 3, 2013 5:30:16 PM
Falconlobo
adorable and clever nice details you might just win^^
SofeSmity on January 3, 2013 6:10:41 PM
SofeSmity
Thankies very much, xxxxx
 
Falconlobo on January 3, 2013 6:21:03 PM
Falconlobo
you're welcome i enteted this one too
SofeSmity on January 3, 2013 6:10:10 PM
SofeSmity
Cool thank you for telling me, are you going to enter ? xxxx
Falconlobo on January 3, 2013 6:20:39 PM
Falconlobo
fell
Falconlobo on January 3, 2013 6:20:27 PM
Falconlobo
i feel on my traditonal drawing wrist last sunday so not sure if i can use it for an extended amoutn of time