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Marsha - Colored Pencil by bluessence Marsha - Colored Pencil by bluessence
a commission for :iconthe-turk:

I definately need some more practice with colored pencils, overall I'm happy with this picture, except for the fact that I couldn't find a color for her shirt that didn't look like crap, so yes, I am aware that her skin color and shirt color are very similar.

Other than that I hope I've done the character some kind of justice, she already has some pretty awesome outfit designs, but I felt like changing it up a bit.
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:iconriani:
Riani Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Amazing! The shading is absolutely terrific. :love:
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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Riani Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
You're welcome. ^^
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ArtisticIngenuity Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
please do a colored pencil tutorial!! :]
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'll see what I can do =)
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ArtisticIngenuity Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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voxbellin Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Gorgeous!
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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NeoGeo-Freak Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely coloring :]
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:iconshinjujb:
ShinjuJB Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
So awesome....*0*
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:iconno1armybrat:
no1armybrat Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
woahly sheet! hoe did you do that? with out any computer programs?
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:iconbookkime:
bookkime Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Beautiful and So cool
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
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Lucyblood27L Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010
WOW really amazing!
What kind of colored pencil did you use? Prisma or faber castell? or other
just wondering... ;P
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
Prisma =) Thank you!
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sadisticXtwin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
colored pencils are always a pain for me to scan. :[
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
yea.. I always have to go and edit the color in photoshop otherwise it looks horrible. Thanks for the comment!
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sadisticXtwin Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
lol the comp that i have psp8 on is broken aka i'm outta luck with that.

no problem! :]
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
These colors and gradients are just beautiful. You have mad skills with colored pencil. :)
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yea, I need to do more colored pencil work, I really do enjoy it, it's just disappointing that I can't ever get it to scan as well as it looks in person.
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Cacodaemonia Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah, I can understand that frustration. I think most people probably understand the limitations of scanning/photographing traditional work, though. :)
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carnival Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
i think you colour just AWESOME with pencils. @_@; :heart:
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank ya, I want to do more colored pencil stuff, I just wish I could get them to scan better.
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MagicFlavoredCrayon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
You got skills with colored pencils :O I love all the detail...

But I especially love her right hand :D Actually, I like the way you drew the hands altogether.
That was a bit random ._.
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Kagomesweetheart101 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Is it okay for me to envy your skills? :faint:
You are so talented, not only how you drew her
And how the proportions are great :heart:
But like I love the way you colored :love::glomp:
I use colored pencils and Im always trying something new, but this is just amazing x_x
How do you do it? (sorry i know, I just have issues with colored pencils)
The biggest problem I have is when it comes to the skin, I have tried so many things *dies*

I have another question, like when I upload something the colors of my pictures look light, is it because I color light or the scanner?
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bluessence Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
^__^ hehe, thank you for the compliments!

after taking a quick peek at your gallery I would guess that your issue comes from a combination of both light coloring and scanner lightness.

It's hard to tell by looking at my scanned version but there are actually very few areas that I left completely white. (I color correct my scans to make them a bit darker, but some of the lighter colors are just completely lost, unfortunately that part is hard to fix) I like to put down a light base color for each area and use that to help me blend in the shading so that it looks solid. It does require some pressure though. And I don't really treat skin any different, I use about 2 or 3 different pencils to make each color, so for skin I usually use beige, peach, and a darker red or purple.

lengthy explanation, but I hope it helps.
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Kagomesweetheart101 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Your very welcome
And that probably is true, I tend to color lightly ^^; and I could always edit the lighting.
And really red or purple, I never thought of using that, thank you so much, I appreciate it greatly <3
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purplerose Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2009   Photographer
Nice work.
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Duchess-Hunter Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Student Artist
Great color job. Looks amazing
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M--I--A Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
wow, nice colorings. GJ^0^
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Excellent coloring!! ;)
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LeaCross Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
amazing picture! I love her outfit! especially the hat! ^.^
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Capt-BA Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Oo la la! She's like a French Pirate Seductruss. Is that a map to Candy Mountain in her hand?

:giggle: :heart: :glomp:
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
LoL.... it might be! ~_~
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life-take Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
holy dang did you do some of those outlines with the pencils?? How do you do that without either erasing the lead pencil and not being able to see where the lines are or smearing it all over the place??
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Hehe, the secret is to erase the pencil lines just enough so that you can barely see them, but they're light enough that the colored pencil covers over them without blending with it. This was my first time attempting it, but it worked out better than I thought it would.
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life-take Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
awesome!
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AmandaDely Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Student General Artist
Your work slightly reminds me of the illustrator who did the Series of Unfortunatevent books. It's really unique and pleasing to the eyes. :D
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^_^ I'll have to look into that artist, hehe.
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GainaSpirit Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Wow, it's brilliant !
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank ya!
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Managodess Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice, I really like the coloring ^^
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you, glad you like it!
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Managodess Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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Kashiita Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
looks great!!
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks <3
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Sexy! I really like the soft color and color varaitions.
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:iconbluessence:
bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
8D thank ya!
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The-Beautiful-Sin Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
I think the colour for the shirt works quite well. Especially for that style of clothing, a lot of adventurer's, pirates etc would wear cotton or linen blouses and they quite have a cream hue especially as they age.

I LOVE the colouring in general =3 and the bold outline really makes everything ';pop'.

Beautifully done! I'd be very interested in getting a commish like this in the future <3
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bluessence Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you, that makes me feel better ^_^ you're welcome to note me any time to discuss possible commissions.
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