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Princess Ben by lemonflower Princess Ben by lemonflower
Lately I've been having trouble feeling like any of my personal work is worth finishing; I felt similarly about this, but it was kind of an Eat My Vegetables exercise anyway, so I did (lighting a character slightly more than perfunctorily, drawing from a point of view other than straight-on; but girl you KNOW I'm painting that placid smile, I'm still ME). It was originally a straightforward purple-yellow color comp but at the last second I threw a bunch of a blue-green-grey at it because see note above re: me. 

This painting is based on a fun, unpretentious fairy tale retelling I enjoyed recently - Princess Ben. At this point in the story she's described as having a figure like an apple (later she's still thick, but after two months as a prisoner of war and then, crucially, everyone butting THE HECK OUT of what she eats and trying to control her figure with absurd diets, she finds her natural weight. Health at every size yo!!). I wish I had made her rounder here. Next time I'll be less shy.

Watercolor & digital media. 
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LovelyOwlie3173 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2016
I love this! I'm so glad I found it! I'm reading this right now and I really wanted to see some visuals for Ben. I love that she is different than the normal thin princesses. Thank you so much!
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2016
Oh man, me too!! And not just not thin - not that worried about it! I love her. <3
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MissIp Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2016
looks wonderful
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Thanks so much! 
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016   Traditional Artist
She seems to know how to hold that fire in her hand.
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Hey, gotta wizard sometimes.
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Sketchman147 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016   Traditional Artist
True that! :nod:
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
I love your plump princess! :iconpearplz:
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Thank you!! ^^ Art needs more zaftig ladies!
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Hassly Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
 is beautiful!!
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Thanks so much! : )
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variable1 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2016
Beautiful. (; Your shadowing has a lot of personality. 
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lemonflower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2016
Thanks! I don't always shade, but when I do...well...I do the face and phone in the legs. ; )
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