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Starry Dreams Redone by silver-eyes-blue Starry Dreams Redone by silver-eyes-blue
New version of "Starry Dreams". Old version: [link]

For once I have uploaded the actual scan size of the image, so if you wish to see details, you can DOWNLOAD the original size (really big).

This will be my entry for the KYOA contest. I shall upload the comparison version soon.

I would like to hear your opinions on this one, as well as constructive criticism. Just be gentle, k? XD

Media:
- inks
- watercolors
- salt (lol)
- white poster color
- on watercolor paper

Time:
- 9 hours total


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:icontechnopoptart:
Artistically its beautiful!! The cool color scheme is well blended from the blue hues to the purple. The white outlines also add a nice touch and really make the image pop. Especially on the black lace. The water colored background is unique in its texture. The only thing that i see that is off...or looks out of place is the creases on the dress over her lap. It looks more like pants then a dress. I think it might be the way the fabric is wrinkled.Maybe instead of the wrinkles going in towards each other it could have spanned across the lap, it would still express the curvature and movement of the legs like you would like. NICE WORK!! Love to see more!
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Harpsiccord Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh my God! This is so beautiful!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ^^
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:iconnoss91:
Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
It's really pretty!! :) I would agree with the previous critique about the folds over her lap though, but that's nothing that's noticed too fast :D
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! :heart:
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:iconnoss91:
Noss91 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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:iconsirkittenpaws:
SirKittenpaws Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Amazing picture in every piece.
Awesome colours
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much! :glomp:
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:iconsirkittenpaws:
SirKittenpaws Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
You're welcome :hug:
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:iconhurricane-jeanne:
Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful! The colors are lovely as is the pose and I adore how you did the face, especially the mouth! :heart:
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so very much! ^^
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:iconhurricane-jeanne:
Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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:icongacktlicious:
Gacktlicious Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Student Filmographer
Beautiful
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconapipulla:
apipulla Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
She is realy a beauti!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconapipulla:
apipulla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2010
You welcome :)
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:iconjulieloveart:
julieloveart Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
This is gorgeous. I love the sheer amount of detail!

My aunt would faint, though.. she loves purple too much!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I am in a mood for purple, too, lately. As well as burple and violet. XD
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:iconjulieloveart:
julieloveart Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional General Artist
Burple.. haha, nice :)

It is a good color!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It is. :giggle:
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:icondesertedpalace:
desertedpalace Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
Wow! She's gorgeous! I especially love that the stars and moon have happy faces. They're so cute! Very well done, I love it :D <3
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconirishrose85:
IrishRose85 Featured By Owner May 9, 2009
OMG Its NYX!!!!!!! this picture reminds me of the godess of night, the creator of stars so beautiful!!!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner May 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thank you! ^^ I always imagine Nyx more mature and dark than this, but maybe this could be her daughter? :D But I am so glad you like it! ^^
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:iconhello-kiki-xoxo:
Hello-Kiki-xoxo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
I don't really like the color but this picture makes me ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT! This is outstanding!!!!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! ^^ :hug:
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:iconhello-kiki-xoxo:
Hello-Kiki-xoxo Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
welcome : D :iconbackhug:
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:iconmoonfight:
MOONFIGHT Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow, that is a great Technic. Good Job!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!^^
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:icontoddryelliott:
ToddryElliott Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
i love the use of white lines! she's beautiful!
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, you are so kind! :hug:
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:icontajii-chan:
Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow~ This turned out beautifully! ^w^

I saw this in your gallery and instantly had to take a look at it <3

I love the flow of her dress and hair... and the coloring is magneficent! ^__^

Amazing job~! :heart:
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! ^^ I am really glad you like it. ^^
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:icontajii-chan:
Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome~!! ^w^

:heart:
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:icondrivenlikethesnow:
DrivenLikeTheSnow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
This is really lovely, and inspiring. I kind of want to pull out my watercolors and make something now. The colors are so vivid and the lady looks very very peaceful. So pretty and an instant :+fav:
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: I plan to paint more images somewhat similar to this one in the future, so I would be happy if you dropped by from time to time. ^^
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Amanda-Miller Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
salt?
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL Everyone keeps asking about that!

The most obvious example of what you can do is salt is seen in the bottom of her dress (though I used it in the bg, too).

There I first applied a layer or violet ink, then I applied another layer of water to dillute the ink a bit, and sprinkled some ordinary kitchen salt over it. The result is obvious, lol.

The thing with the salt is - if you apply it to wet paint, it "attracts" the water (and also the paint in this water), thus forming cool textures. ^^ I learned this from =luciole.
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:iconamanda-miller:
Amanda-Miller Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009
that is so interesting!
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:iconmarina-sweet:
marina-sweet Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
O: VERY beautiful! ^w^
Erm, but what's the salt for? owO x3;;
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
lol

When the paint is still wet, if you sprinkle some salt over it, it attracts the water and creates some really nice textures. Look at the bottom of her dress. ^^ Once I applied a layer of ink, I applied a layer of clean water to dillute the ink, and sprinkled some salt over it. Nice effect, ne? ^^ I learned this from =luciole's tutorials.
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:iconmarina-sweet:
marina-sweet Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2009
O: really nice. >w< now I feel like doing some watercoloring myself xD
TwT but I don't own anything to begin with >w>;;
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I use plain old watercolors that kids use in school or kindergarden. XD You can buy those just about everywhere.


For the dress I used inks, though, and those are a bit more difficult to find. The kind that I use is Winsor&Newton, and they are not too cheap. (Not all that expensive, either, though.)
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marina-sweet Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
O: Orly? cool :D
I have ink...but not waterproof I think D':
Anyways, at least I know I can watercolor with just kiddie supplies xD
Thanks :D
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Gemstone2 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
This is stunning, the imporvment from the first version is amazing too, i adore the work and flow of the dress, got nothing particularly constructive to say, just that i think its gorgeouse C:
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silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thank you! :hug: I am so glad you like it. ^^
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
awesome
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IttyFox6 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
I love the color of her dress! And I see that you have changed your icon to be her now ^_~
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:iconsilver-eyes-blue:
silver-eyes-blue Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup! ^^ I like my journal, ID and avi to match. ^^
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FluffyLtd Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2009  Professional Photographer
I love her dress, the scenery and the colour scheme. It's just so pretty. ^^ Makes me want to take up watercolour seriously. :blush:
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