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The Grand Castle by Isynia-Artessa The Grand Castle by Isynia-Artessa
Well, I was in a rut, and just needed to purge a bit and do a painting just for me. I am really pleased with this piece, and feel that it is closer to what I want my art to be like. I like the colors and the depth. Not quite there, but closer than my last pieces. This piece was inspired by a childhood memory of building "O'Keefe Castle" with my siblings at the beach. It was really just a huge mound of sand, but we thought it was magnificent.

I am officially in love with paper tape. It did a great job holding the paper smooth through the whole piece.

12 x 12 watercolor with colored pencil on hot press.
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Donaldy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist Interface Designer
it forms like a comics magazine cover like Mad max.
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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greenfroggies Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   General Artist
Very cute and I agree that the colours are nice and bright in this. Maybe you could have added more depth by making the rocks in the back ground somewhere between the brown rocks of the foreground and the blue of the distance.
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I agree. If I was to re-do this piece, I would lighten those middle-ground rocks a bit.
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ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010  Hobbyist
So pretty cute! =^_^= I like your style very much! It's so adorable! =D Well done!
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch!
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nonnihil Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2009  Student Traditional Artist

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lemon93 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
like it very much....>,<

:D
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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porshi Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2009
:aww: cute! :D
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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bellebottoms Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008
i love it! the colors, texture...everything! sometimes doing it for yourself yields the best results! :)
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, I feel much better about this piece that I did just for pleasure. My agent was happy with it too.
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BlueFairy-07 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Aaw! Everything about this is just gorgeous! :love:
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks very much!
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BlueFairy-07 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
:hug:
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kiwiberri Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
That is quite the sandcastle. I think the best one I ever built was this one where it had a little "waterfall" and a moat. The waterfall was just a series of "steps" that I poured water down. This is really a nice piece, and I like the air/cloud castle in the background. It's like what the kids are imagining their castle to look like.
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! Yeah, the waterfall sounds neat. We had a moat around our sand castle, but it is not pictured here. Glad you like the misty castle in the background!
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seeba Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
Great work :)
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Nympha-chan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
So cute ^^ I love your colo :D Great job !!
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I appreciate it!
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Nympha-chan Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008
You're welcome ;)
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fazlisophia Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008
Wow.You're amazing at water color!
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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cogwurx Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
This is one of your strongest pieces in a while.

Well done!
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Rome. I am really trying to improve.
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TheQuietWriter Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
The sense of depth is nice. I like the direction you're moving in and look forward to your newer work.
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I am really trying right now to improve.
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
sooo cute
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Isynia-Artessa Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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