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I put soo much work into this, seriously, I painted my little heart out. I always put my heart into my work, but this seemed to take so much more. When I rendered the base of the girl in Poser 6 I really had no idea where I was going with this, it sorta took on a life all its own and every time I thought I was done - I couldn't have been more wrong.

Before I get into some specifics I want to remind everyone that ^kuschelirmel recently made an announcement in this journal entry: [link] that the Digital Art Galleries of dA will soon have a NEW GALLERY. Digital Art > Mixed Media.

This new work of mine is exactly that - Mixed Media (mediums).

Why is this?

I have combined both 3d elements and digital painting to create this making it a mixed media piece. This new gallery is not active yet - but when it is - only images that have used more than 1 type of digital medium in the creation process should be placed there.


The specifics:

I first rendered out the girl in Poser 6 (using the model Aiko 3 and parts of the outfit Elf Dance from RMP) as well as the cheetah. I then opened those PNG files in photoshop and created the scene around here using my Wacom graphics tablet - in other words I created everything around her by digital painting it by hand.

The trees are all digitally painted by hand, I used a ref for some of the floor tiles, a ref for the butterfly wings, but not for the fairy wings. I used a ref photo of a forest for some of the layout of the back trees. I used a distant foliage brush behind and above the trees - brush from ~rebelkitty


I hope you enjoy this work.
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:iconmariamurphyart:
MariaMurphyArt Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2016  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconremixbabi:
REMIXBABI Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
stunning !!!!!!
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:iconjaneeden:
JaneEden Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am glad you did paint your heart out, it is a masterpiece well done my friend. hugs Jane xx
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:icontollkirsch:
Tollkirsch Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is weird and fun and I like the colours :) Very nice how the angle of the picture changes at the bottom.
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:iconmekenamon:
mekenamon Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I enjoy this work. is very magic and fantastic.
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:iconcatgirlhawaii:
catgirlhawaii Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2010
cool cat!
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:icondoctorevil06:
DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's cute!
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:iconrinnalinn:
Rinnalinn Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
the way you did her skin i great. i also really like the color scheme. its wonderful :)
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:iconmimikascraftroom:
mimikascraftroom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009   Digital Artist
That's wonderful, love the whole composition!:clap:
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:icongatoula:
Gatoula Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
its realy nice :D
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:iconalou:
alou Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous! The work you put into it really shows! I adore these colours C: The wings turned out fabulously - I love the whole mood of this piece! :+fav:
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:icontruecreations:
TrueCreations Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2008
nice work, another view of alice and the cheshire cat
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:iconsarifinafilth:
SarifinaFilth Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2008
Wow. Don't worry, the overwork of your heart was not in vain! It is amazing!
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:iconconfused-odd:
Confused-Odd Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2008
i love the leotterfly xD
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:iconeapcat:
eapcat Featured By Owner May 31, 2008
Wow :D Good work!! Keep it up! : P
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:iconcintiagonzalvez:
CintiaGonzalvez Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
this one is lovely, I'd like to have as my pet a kitty (sorry if that's not correctly writen, my english is absurd) like this, I can imagine it flying around my bedroom :D
I like her expression too.

see you!
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:iconshatterflii:
shatterflii Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
I love the whole look of the world around your character, you did an awesome job designing it & choosing the colors :clap: :clap: :clap:
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:iconpinosious:
Pinosious Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
This is really AMAZING!!!

I love the colors and just WOW!

All of your stuff is SO good!
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:iconxx-cupcake-xx:
xx-cupcake-xx Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
wow! this is amazing!!! seriously!! this is HOT!!!
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:iconephynephryn:
Ephynephryn Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008   Digital Artist
wonderworld, amazing and nice!
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:icondoomkisses:
doomkisses Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008   Photographer
Very cute! What a talent you have. :worship: :D
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:iconlidiablok:
LiDiablok Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
She have such a beautifull face... But what i like most is the colors... Definitely my favourite..
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:iconnightmare-chibi:
Nightmare-Chibi Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
Your work is amazing!
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:iconchisakami88:
Chisakami88 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
I really like alot:) its such a beautful art piece:)
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:iconlove4noodles:
love4noodles Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2007
i love her expression! really, this is awesome!
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:iconjadeddryad:
jadeddryad Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SOOOOOO beautiful!! :heart::heart::heart:
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:iconcryptic-sacrifice:
cryptic-sacrifice Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
Do you paint over the 3D?
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:iconcosmosue:
cosmosue Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I painted over both figures here yes, and the background is hand painted - no 3d
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:iconcryptic-sacrifice:
cryptic-sacrifice Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
coolies! they are bloody awesome!
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:iconwelliame:
Welliame Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
it's very cute ^ ^! I like the colors!
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:iconsweetlikechocolate:
SweetLikeChocolate Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007
WAY COOL!!! :clap:
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:iconyami-becki:
yami-becki Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
very creative, i love how you did the wings.
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:iconpureyin:
pureyin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2007
love the light on the right :heart: and love the colours u used :)
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:iconelitha:
Elitha Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
I like the ladybug:)
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:icondark-bishonours:
dark-bishonours Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007  Hobbyist
very nice =)
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:icontan1asof1a:
tan1asof1a Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2007
I love your images.

I tryed to do some in Daz, but i really don't know how to work with that :| It's really sad :XD: And, to have Poser, only paying :tears: And That's not nice ^^;

Can i had you as a friend ? :D
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:iconsylvain6po:
sylvain6po Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2007
Thanks for these explanations , that's interesting. I'm watching your gallery.
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:iconfallenangelle07:
FallenAngelle07 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
The forest reminds me the Night elf forest on WoW. The floor really adds to the fantasy of the pic though!

I see a lady bug in the tree XD
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:iconforteresse:
Forteresse Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful and full of fantasy ambience. A tiled floor in the woods is something I'd love to see with my own eyes, in reality. The mix of blue, green and purple is an excellent choice. While putting in lots of details, you did not make the overall view too crowded. Splendid work, it is a pleasure to the eyes. :)
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:icondigitaltouch:
digitalTouch Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2007
Oh how adorable! *_*
I love your art..
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:iconrettemichbabe:
RetteMichBabe Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
This is a fun picture.. great job! :)
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:iconchantelle81:
chantelle81 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
Nice image i love it.
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:iconrobbyrainbow:
RobbyRainbow Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2007   Photographer
That is sooo cool!
Kitties fly?!?
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:iconrenarules:
RenaRules Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
Kool, luv the luminescent colors. Butterfly wings, cool…
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:iconreba123456:
Reba123456 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
omg!!!! WOW!!![link]
Wow!Neutral
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:iconerikakochanski:
erikakochanski Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2007  Professional Writer
I love that floor ... and her socks ... mixed with the trees it's like something from Alice in Wonderland and it's wonderful. ~E.
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:iconautumns-rain:
Autumns-Rain Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2007
love the blueish tone and the spots on her skin :)
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:icontardex-v2:
Tardex-V2 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2007
Holy shit! Thats f-ing fantastic. Im downright speachless...except for what i just said and this explaining. Absolutely fantastic job!
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:iconthemisskitty:
themisskitty Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
How could you go wrong with cats? :D
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:iconvampiress1990:
vampiress1990 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007   Writer
i love cats and this is a great version of a cat i like it alot
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