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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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Tabashi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
breathtaking o_o
JuliGM Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Student Digital Artist
beautiful! I love it !! Laughing 
ArcticIceWolf Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome cat!
The picture makes me think of Fenrir´s song The Wanderer....…
Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student General Artist
epscool Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Hobbyist
shadowcat26 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely stunning!
belldream Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
wild-forest-creature Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful!
whitewolf54 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
oh how cute...reminds me of a passed kitty...ty
Smogcake Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg it looks so real:PinkyPiela: 
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