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Midwinter Nightingale by lemonflower Midwinter Nightingale by lemonflower
This falls under the heading of "more fanart" (also "more of those colors, Lia, it's time to flip to a new sheet of palette paper"). It's for Midwinter Nightingale, by Joan Aiken! The inimitable! I love the Wolves Chronicles, and while nobody is going to beat Gorey for his little potato Dido with a squashy face, I wanted to draw her anyway. Also, while I'm serious about that new sheet of palette paper, I ain't never gonna stop shoving botanicals into the lower-left-hand corner.

Watercolor & digital.
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Very pretty colors and details!  I have never read this series and always wanted to read it!
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013
Thanks! I highly recommend it - it get weirder and weirder in the best way!
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sabina-m-streg Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I just fall in love with your style! Great illustrations!
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Kate-Kyrillion Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Woo yes! Joan Aiken fanart! Really GOOD Joan Aiken fanart. I love your style, it's really unique. I love the balance between the watercoloury and the digital look...

Love it.
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
Thanks! It surprising more people don't illustrate her work - there's so much and it's so rich!
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:icondeadkitty:
deadkitty Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
for fucks sake lia. teach me how to draw.
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Whatever grrl, you draw like the world is ending, in a good way. Plus I have stolen your almond eyes in the past.
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:iconambientdream:
ambientdream Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
your style is just gorgeous, i enjoyed looking at every details!
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you! : )
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:iconsei00:
Sei00 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it so much
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thanks! ^^
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:iconmudbreath:
mudbreath Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Everything is so distinct and punchy!
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thanks! : ) Joan Aiken is such a vivid writer, it's easy to illustrate anything of hers.
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:iconobsessedkitten:
obsessedkitten Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is lovely!
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thanks! : )
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:iconlelpel:
Lelpel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous!! Love the layered effect!
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you! I considered some atmospheric perspective but at the end of the day decided, what the hey!
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:iconlelpel:
Lelpel Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
YOu made the right call ^_^
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Alecueous Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nobody can beat Gorey, but I have to say you've made this character wonderfully suspicious looking. And who doesn't live for lower-left-hand corner dwelling botanicals?

If your colors were heavier on the yellow I'd be inclined to say they look like a Wes Anderson movie, but they aren't, so I guess I won't. :P
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:iconevanjensen:
evanjensen Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
This is the best.
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:iconleftb4right:
leftb4right Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
You know, I think I'd like to see a live action film with the colors you use. They are all so vibrant
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you! I feel like I'm a little too married to these though - I need to not be afraid of blue.
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:iconleftb4right:
leftb4right Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
^u^ well I think its wonderful. Though now that I think about I think it would be cool to see your style in a red, white, and blue color palette.
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:iconmarta79:
Marta79 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional
Your color palet is so great! Beautiful work. :)
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thanks! ^^
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:iconmuhvu:
muhvu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
This is a great picture otherwise, but it has one problem in it. I think impression of dept is pretty poor, what also causes the picture look a bit tangled, since all things seem to be on the same level.
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:iconthemaninthehatart:
themaninthehatart Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
Great style and very nicely finished on digital! I like your characters and the attention to details! :D
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IreneKoh Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Professional
I seriously enjoy your palette. They're so YUMMY. They literally make me hungry.
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thank you! That's immensely flattering!
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:iconeffuchu:
effuchu Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012
fantastic work as usual! i'm always so envious of how clean you manage to get your watercolours, this looks amazinggg.
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:iconlemonflower:
lemonflower Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Thanks! ^^ Nothing but good old-fashioned rabies-level of fear of letting wet areas touch. Someday I'll figure out how to blend watercolor.
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:iconthe-bails:
The-Bails Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
this is so precious!! ^__^
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oscar-ojisan Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012   Artist
its amazing
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