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Vasilia the Brave by Ravenari Vasilia the Brave by Ravenari
Vasilia the Brave

In conjunction with my portrait of Baba Yaga/Vavale - [link]

See photos of the iridescent pigment and metallic paint here:

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38 x 51cm / 15 x 20 in
ON HOLD / PENDING
Crescent illustrator's board, technical pens, pencil and aquarelle, acrylic.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you so much! :D I love the skull lamp too. It was the most difficult process I've undertaken to get that effect of 'light' and glowing, and I'm happy with how it turned out; though there were a few times during the picture that I was sure I'd screwed up!
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BrittaM Featured By Owner May 13, 2010
I think every artist goes through that feeling sometimes throughout stuff that they're working on, of "Oh crap, messed it up, better just chuck it in the rubbish bin and start over." I certainly do (often!)
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Ravn000 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
Beautiful!
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MCatH Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2010  Student General Artist
You won this battle. Very imaginative in your use of light. and the darker background and the light and shadows of her face.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Only-Dust Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
I can't believe the colouring job you've done on this piece. I mean, pencils and this lightning? Craziness (in a good way, of course).

^_^
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jiangzu Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Beautiful work, really. This turned out wonderfully, and though it looks like it probably did put up a heck of a fight to get to that point, it was well worth it.

Light and shadow is one of the most difficult things to master in art...which is part of the reason why I'm transitioning to sculpting XD
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you. And yeah, this picture and I definitely fought! Hehe. Sometimes I love the process, but this time I didn't.
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ScurvySimon Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I think you did a fantastic job with the lighting effects. It definitely catches your eye and brings a lot of atmosphere to the picture. =)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. The lighting was difficult!
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MangoButta Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, gorgeous! It looks like it took a lot of time and work with all the pointillism. :o
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It did! :) And thank you.
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MangoButta Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome. :D
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NothingPoignantHere Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is really breathtaking. There's so much to appreciate regarding content, artistic prowess aside. Well done. I'm glad I've deviantwatched you.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :D
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional
As per usual, you never fail to inspire with great imagery :) I'm rubbing my hands together delightedly to see you exploring my favourate Russian tale :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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JustinRaven Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional
np
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squizzlenut Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Challenging as it may have been, I'm really glad you tried something so striking with the light, it turned out great! I especially love the metallic outlines, it must look fantastic in person.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! And I love it in person. It's living in my bedroom. Lol.
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savagedryad Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
Without reading the title and just looking at the thumbnail I knew exactly what it was. Great job! And yes that light looks like it was difficult but you nailed it. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Elfin-Grrl Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning! Worth all the hard work :heart:
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! And I too love the story of Baba Yaga and Vasilissa. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Understandable, it's an awesome story.
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KathyHenderson-Green Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifully executed.
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow - congratulations on that lighting; it looks like it would be really challenging. And I really like the use of pointillism shading.

Oh, I know how you feel; I love Russian mythology. My favorite is Koschei the Immortal, who had iron teeth. O_o
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
The lighting made me claw my eyes out and transplant them in again. (I may be exaggerating, but I'm sure you get my point, lol). :)
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BlueNephelim Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like it. O_o Still, it came out great!
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Illahie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Artisan Crafter
Oh my goodness... that is deeply striking and really hits a personal cord within myself... O.o

Wow
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, thank you. :)
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Lykana Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Amazing drawing, love it :heart:
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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Lykana Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
:hug:
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Fortheland Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009
Great drawing, I love the trees :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :)
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