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Amongst the waves

Amongst the waves

Amongst the waves by restless_dreamer
Amongst the waves by restless_dreamer

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restless_dreamer
This is something I drew in the beginning of September for the annual National Examiner’s envelope contest. Unfortunately though I procrastinated on it since I couldn’t decide what to draw and thus only had a night to start and finish this on a 4" by 9" envelope. Finally I was inspired to try drawing a dolphin for the second time in my life, and my sunset pictures I took from my family vacation in Florida this year. But I guess it didn’t matter anyway since I found out last week that I somehow still won the contest out of 9 other contestants. So I guess this piece will be in the National Examiner twice now, and I’ll be getting $500 in the mail.

Media used: Fine tipped markers and prisma colored pencils

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Category Miscellaneous » Nature Art » Landscapes Media Unspecified
Date Submitted Time Taken 8 hours
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luckylace222 on November 22, 2012, 1:04:30 PM

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luckylace222Love the blend of strong colors to make the waves instead of using a universal water color! 

restless_dreamer on December 3, 2012, 11:37:15 PM

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restless_dreamerWhy thank you, I'm really glad you like my method since I was a tad bit concerned that I wasn't precise enough with what colors were reflecting in the waves.

luckylace222 on December 5, 2012, 9:09:33 PM

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luckylace222That is your brilliant brilliant style! Although it is not my thing, I defintelly want to put this type of coloring in my memory bank for future pictures. I just realized that this is an anvelope! I see the crease now! You REALLY blended those colors in! It would be amaizng to get this envelope in the mail! You would not want to throw it away! 

Well, now the only criticism I have is using a blending colored pencil or something to not make the lines and coloring so jagged. Some fo the white spaces in the sea can be irksome, but the piece is brillinat nevertheless!~ 

restless_dreamer on May 11, 2013, 2:48:26 PM

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restless_dreamerAww thanks! And yeah like I said this drawing was done only in a night so I couldn't make it as perfect as I usually try to. Also I couldn't blend the colors as much either since I was worried I might ruin the thin paper of the envelope. As it was I used too many markers than I probably should have, lol to be honest I was shocked it got to Florida without getting destroyed in the mail. Lastly I intentionally left the white spaces in the water to add some reflection of light.

Falconlobo on November 21, 2012, 2:22:29 PM

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Falconlobowow congrats on winning it is really colorful and pretty

restless_dreamer on December 3, 2012, 11:25:56 PM

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restless_dreamerThank you (:

Falconlobo on December 4, 2012, 11:33:35 AM

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Falconloboyou're welcome^^

No_Name on November 25, 2012, 1:44:39 PM

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No_NameI love it!!! It's so beautiful!The colours are fantastic!

restless_dreamer on December 3, 2012, 11:47:38 PM

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restless_dreamerAww thanks, I'm glad you like it! :)

Tinkster on November 22, 2012, 12:28:55 PM

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Tinksterthis is soo beautiful. The hues are very viabrant and bright and really capture that feeling of a sunset. Well done!!
The sketchy ness of the water adds a nice contrasting effect to whole composition as well. :D

restless_dreamer on December 3, 2012, 11:31:04 PM

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restless_dreamerWhy thank you, I really appreciate that since I was worried I made the sunset a little too unrealistic with the overabundance of different colors.

SmilinJuanValdez on November 22, 2012, 7:09:41 AM

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SmilinJuanValdezThis deserves 'Featured Picture' status.  Excellent work!

restless_dreamer on December 3, 2012, 11:28:30 PM

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restless_dreamerAww thanks!

Firiel on November 22, 2012, 1:18:37 AM

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FirielQuite pretty and striking.

restless_dreamer on December 3, 2012, 11:27:09 PM

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restless_dreamerHey thank you for such great feedback!