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September 9, 2013
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Wanderer by Lhuin Wanderer by Lhuin
The picture I did on the stream last night! Was a lot of fun :D even though cat kept attacking the camera hahahfdg.

I have to confess though, I've never had as much trouble with colouring a picture. Or it wasn't really difficult, but I just couldn't decide the colours and tried so many things and either liked all of them or disliked them. Originally it was all orange, then I added some blue but it ended up looking like purple again and then I wanted to make it greenish/orange with cold shadows and warm light source and to make the orange monarch butterflies really pop.
I always seem to go for purple so was trying to break away from that and using it too much/relying on it. Even one of my teachers say I use a lot of purple and I didn't even notice it fully until she said it : D
If there's any purple in this piece it's not intentional, I didn't use the colour but some layers with different effects might have created that.
Oh well I tried! XD trying to stay away from purple for a while anyway. Also tried to make it look like it could be coloured in watercolour etc.

This is kind of a remake of a really old picture of mine I did when I was 15, some might remember it if you watched my previous account. :D been 7 years oh my....
The title comes from the nickname of the monarch butterfly, thought it was fitting for this piece :)

Drawn in pencil, coloured in Photoshop.

Putting this in the Traditional artwork category as most of the time I spent on this was traditional media (maybe about 6 hours) and the digital colouring took a lot less time than that. I remember reading that as a rule of thumb the part that took longer should be the category, but it's difficult when you combine both.
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WolfSpirit127 Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's... so...beautiful!  It's so realistic and it's amazing! I love this, it's so beautiful! 
agnes21 Feb 28, 2014  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Absolutely lovely! :) (Smile) 
KawaiiKoneko97 Feb 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This is so beautiful. <3 The detail is amazing and the colors look wonderful; Very nice work, I love it. :heart:
Awesome. Very beautiful job.
PaitonC Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
It's beautiful love
fishheart Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
idk if i already said this but this amazingly resembles the host ^^ awesome job!
SilverVulpine Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great work! :)
Mini-Minako Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is gorgeous <3
I love the regal look of the cat 
and the way the butterflies really come alive.
Very beautiful artwork. 
Shadyshadowcat Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think i just died again
Snowflakekittyartist Dec 17, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
OMG! That is awsom and cute your art is amazing!:D (Big Grin) 
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