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Inspirations - WIP by vinegar Inspirations - WIP by vinegar
Another art challenge by :icondaekazu:, :iconteanah:, :iconvinegar:
For each challenge we interchangeably give ourselves an idea or topic to illustrate and a short, specified time to execute it in whatever shape or form... of course, without knowing what the others are going to come up with.

This week's topic is *vinegar's idea: Inspirations. Paint two images, each inspired by each other's artwork. I chose these two pieces:


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Mine are both works in progress (hence the messy lines visibles and such), but most lights and shapes are in place already, I just need to work on details. Will post both as separate pictures when I'm done with them.

As for *daekazu's piece - I just loved the eerie atmosphere and shape of her pose he created, so I tried to paint something really close to his work, just a bit more sinister. Also this is one of my few works with so much blue in it. I don't like most shades of blue, so this is the colour I often argue with. I also chose this piece by him because of the discussion we had once, when I said how I'm tired of Disney mermaids, dislike Ariel and seeing mermaids pictures in general. Hey, don't kill me.

I got kind of carried away with =Teanah's piece. I loved how the lines were stylised in it and the whole mood. Mine started out very similar to her work, then I started having fun with all the folds and whites and I studied closely a feet ref and it kind of turned out much different than I thought it will.. Much more painterly. Ah, well. I learn a lot on this one. Earrings and vase took ages (various refs from my own resources), but not as much as those flowers will. I actually painted just a few and then pasted them together, but detailing them with proper lights and such.. Well, I curse myself already.

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*daekazu's version:


=Teanah's version:
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:iconpacharchar:
PACHARCHAR Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely!
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:icondeamuse:
Deamuse Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconspinning-is-fun:
spinning-is-fun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
So gorgeous
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Both Are Absolutely Stunning!!!
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:iconblacklily02:
BlackLily02 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Writer
stunning
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:icon000raven000:
000Raven000 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like the mermaid's expression in this one. Daekazu's mermaids normally have an innocent look on their faces but yours could be an illustration for some old pirate legend about sirens. She looks strong and ready to pounce!
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:iconvinegar:
vinegar Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
thank you! that was exactly my goal! :D
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:iconbloodtalonhero:
BloodTalonHero Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Beautiful.
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:iconisisconstantine:
IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
WoW...amazing!:D
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:iconlotusbitch:
Lotusbitch Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
That is beautiful :love:
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:iconcloeyu:
cloeyu Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
compliments beautiful work!
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:iconhyannah77:
hyannah77 Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous! I can't wait to see them when they're finished!
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:iconwesternweirdo:
westernweirdo Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I think the right one is the most beautiful
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:icondatdudegil:
DatdudeGil Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Man, I looked through a few of these challenges- what a great idea! Not to mention your take on both pieces is beautiful!
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:iconclmaic:
Clmaic Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow i love them.. so going in my fav :la:
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:iconpink-tinta:
Pink-Tinta Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
beautiful . . .
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:iconveross:
veross Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
both of these are great!!! there's so much detail and the colours are so rich, I almost couldnt stop staring <3
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:iconbeanbag500:
beanbag500 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
mythical magic looks nice :D
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:iconserpentine-eyes1994:
serpentine-eyes1994 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Cool! :heart:
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:iconxxzutarafanxx:
xxZutaraFanxx Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Amazing...
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:iconcodehimi:
codehimi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
woooow this is really beautiful work! :D
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:iconmasterofelements1:
masterofelements1 Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
This looks like in could be a Magic: The Gathering game card ^_^
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:iconzyrz:
zyrz Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
You. Are. Awesome.

What you are creating is Art, with a capital A...
My favourite would have to be the mermaid, probably due to how wonderful the hair and pearls look, and all those SCALES... I mean... PATIENCE @_@
For the right one, awesome details. Just right amount of shading, and her skin looks so REAL, and then the moon and water in the background...
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Amazing
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:iconchildofiluvatar:
ChildofIluvatar Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I adore the mermaid!
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:iconbabydracky:
babydracky Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
Wow! They are so very gorgeous♥
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:iconendorell-taelos:
Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner May 17, 2011   General Artist
Oooh beautiful work. :love:
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:iconlemoncurrymeetsyoshi:
lemoncurrymeetsyoshi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i love them both!! the blues of the mermaid and i really like how you've done the smoke effect infront of the moon great job!!
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:iconsilwenka:
silwenka Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Kapitalny czelendż i super pracka!
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:iconshanesemler:
shanesemler Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool idea and results. Anyone else allowed in these challenges?
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:iconrosepetalfallen89:
Rosepetalfallen89 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
you do beautiful work
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:icondramirask:
DramiraSK Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
Everything here is OUTSTANDING. The colors, themes, poses, expressions, details. You make such beautiful art.
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:iconriku4:
riku4 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconthewhitelapain:
thewhitelapain Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
these are both amazing
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:iconraineve:
Raineve Featured By Owner May 16, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!
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:iconmidnightmusik14:
MidnightMusik14 Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
i am always amazed by your artwork. :giggle: i always look forward to seeing your pieces.
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:iconninthcircuit:
NinthCircuit Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
I really enjoyed the 2nd panel of this image. I love its mystical mood. Great work on both images though!
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