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. tea for one by variations . tea for one by variations
To sing a song for you, i recall you used to say


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Watercolor, lots of ink. It took me about a week - I've been working on it on and off between school junk.

This was such drama. Yet, oddly, I was strangely calm. See, first I spilled ink all over the reference picture - so i was making up a lot of stuff. That wasn't so bad, but then I spilled ink on the drawing X_X; Yeah, that blob next to her head was not planned.

For the border, I drew the pattern only once than multiplied it on photoshop. I'm not crazy enough to draw it a million times.

Oh yeah and don't come around with whatever you may call "constructive criticism" like saying that her eyes are crooked and whatnot. I bet if you look in the mirror, guess what? your eyes a bit crooked too. o_O;
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SteamPixy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely.
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alex-ok Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
I love it :D
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kilowack Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
Funny, I thought you spilt ink on the wall, and then decided to include that in the drawing.
Amazing work. What colors did you use for the skin tone? That's my biggest hurdle that I'm working on right now.
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niedakh Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2010
Love it, marvellous.
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:iconyf19-sama:
yf19-sama Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very Cute result.
Is it an autoportrait?
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darkfire734 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2008
this is really cool. i thought the blob was supposed to be there. the expression in her eyes reminds me of when somebody is remembering a little sad memory, and the "little black cloud" is like what her minds eye is using to represent the sad memory.

and i love the way that you made her eyelashes look, they're very classic, i wish i had the patience with makeup to make mine look like that.
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OffendedPrincess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
This is a gorgeous piece, it is well composed, the colour palette is calm but contrasted too :) Lovely.
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MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Congratulations! This piece has been FEATURED in my latest news article, "Powered By Caffeine"! [link]
Don't forget to give it a fave! :coffeecup:
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variations Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2008  Professional
thanks! great features!
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:iconmagicalfingers:
MagicalFingers Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
No prob! And thank you. :)
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:icondavincila:
DaVincila Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2008
So awesome....if you only knew how much this reminds me of a friend of mine.
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:iconxuyleh:
XuYleh Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
Gorgeous!
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:iconekara:
ekara Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
:wow:

amazing!
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:iconhelh:
helh Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2008
Wow, this is fantastic. It sort of makes me sad. I don't know why.
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:iconsusii-chan:
susii-chan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008  Student
This is so beautiful.
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GollyWild Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2008
It's really great that you can recover so well from an ink spill!! Whenever an accident happens to one my my pieces.. I give up in defeat! The ink spill works beautifully well!

I admire you work. :)
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:iconbooraven:
booraven Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2007
i kinda look like her its crazy
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:iconbearryn:
BearryN Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007
oh, i like this picture so much! )
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:iconsterfgeval:
sterfgeval Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
I really love this

the ink works
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:icongeekpalace:
geekpalace Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007   Filmographer
really beautiful. i love the border, but i'm over the moon about her hair :heart:
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Frozen-Ice-Tears Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
very nice.
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:iconr13:
R13 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
lolz when i scroll up and down on that piece the border moves along --v
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:iconaristocrat-knights:
Aristocrat-knights Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
her nose is crooked
^_^

you draw very nice people
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:iconbrunnovilela:
brunnovilela Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
E ai dona Clarissa??

Excelente trabalho (ou excelente todos os trabalhos)... Lindo(s)!!!

Tu é realmente sinistra...
Bjão...
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:iconmalczewska:
Malczewska Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2007
sweet work, I love her eyes :)
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:icongensougan:
Gensougan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2007
The tea stain only adds to the character of the picture. It almost blends in seamlessly. <3
Great work, its amazing.
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LiLNikkii77 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2007
Everytime I see this picture I love it more and more. I had already added it to my faves but I saw it come up again and really it is an awesome picture. It almost has an Evanescence feel to it... and they are one of my fave bands. Amy Lee rocks!
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Nenene-chan Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
I officially love you. 8D
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:iconvariations:
variations Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional
Aw ^^
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Nenene-chan Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
:glomp:
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AndrewDBarker Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so spectacular. I've put this on my wish-list so that I can buy it when I get my new house and put it in my kitchen.

Absolutely beautiful.
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:iconjackrj:
JackRJ Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
heck, I thought It was a photo at first. awesome!
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:iconmscalil:
mscalil Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2007
Please, give credits to the magazine that you scaned...

(sim, sou brasileira e tbém tenho essa capricho ;D)
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:iconketutar:
Ketutar Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi! :-)
This work is featured in my journal "Kofi, T and Co-Co" [link]
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Skammy-Quail Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2007
Crooked eyes build character...

Just kidding. Her eyes are beautiful. So's the ink blot. You did a great job. =)
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MissZoOom Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007   Photographer
awesome..
great job :)
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:iconkiyaki:
Kiyaki Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2007
This is simply fantastic!
I saw it while browsing the dA shop, and I fell totally in love with it. I've just ordered a print from the shop :D
Amazing work.
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OlayaValle Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! beautiful watercolors O_O
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OuijaBoardum Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006  Professional
Love it! :D
And the expression's nice
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ArtificialCinderella Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2006   Artisan Crafter
beaaautiful detail... *fave*
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insomb Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
hey i really like this the facial expression and the tea cup covering a little and the ink blob is pretty cool too. i think it makes it a little more expressive even if it was an accident. good job.
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jesskajuice Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
this is beautiful
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:iconjb0-o:
JB0-o Featured By Owner May 23, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, that is really good.
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PreciousRena Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it I will add it to my favourites =^_^=:pr:
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neosynthetic Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Quite an impressive artist!
I saw you joined us on neosynthesis, I hope to see you share moer of you rworks with us there. I'd like to welcome you to our community :)
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variations Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2006  Professional
thank you so much :)
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sweetmisery575 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2006
i L O V E this pic.
so gorgeous, ur an amazing artist.
rockin job :)
<3elf.
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:iconarchrono:
Archrono Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2006
She reminds me of an old girlfriend -- with more class... and cooler clothing. Excellent job on the hair, glove, plate, eyes, cheek, and neck-thing.
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butterflylr Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Professional General Artist
I think the blob actually helps the painting. I love the colors!
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eku Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2006   Photographer
Wow, I think I just fall in love. Love those eyes. <3
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