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Stars in her eyes by pbird12 Stars in her eyes by pbird12
A small story with this one. My mum said to me the other day "Why don't you draw from your head anymore, do you think you can do it?"

At the time, I ignored her because I like to use a reference, that's what I enjoy, but today I had some major procrastination going on when I was supposed to be studying and decided to set myself a challenge. I can't believe my mum is getting to me at my age :o

So my challenge - 1 hour study break, paint something without a ref and see what happens. Weeellll this is what happened ... Perhaps I should stick with the references :P

Materials:
Watercolour
Faber Castell Aquarelle pencils
Pastels
Silver fineliner
Time: 1 Hour, plus 10 mins for the pens additions once everything was dry

NOTE: Okay, today is the 13th Nov and I'm hunting for the ref for my new drawing and found this [link] Is it just me or does this look like my painting? Eeek!!! I wonder if I've saw it before and the pose stuck in my head!! Freaked out :crying:
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AnA-bby Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so beautiful :')
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are lovely, thank you so much again :glomp:
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Onyxmaymay Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
it's awesome!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you very much :hug: Thank you too for the faves, I appreciate it :heart:
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Onyxmaymay Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll keep 'em coming :D
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Onyxmaymay Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:icontardglompplz:
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Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
Without any reference, you say? Wow, I'm impressed :clap: It looks gorgeous, proportions are great and the things, which I especially love, are the dots under her eyes, cool idea :)
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: Thank you too for faving, I really appreciate it :)
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011   Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :huggle:
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dreamarian Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011  Professional General Artist
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Hi, you've been featured in my monthly news article for the :iconthefavouriteshowcase:.
:iconblueheartplz: [link] :iconblueheartplz:
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SvenjaLiv Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
That's quite impressive for a no-ref painting! I wish I could paint like this. It's so pretty!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you :love:
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AntWatkins Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Woonderful!!!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug:
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it absolutly beautiful:hug:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you very much :aww: Thank you too for faving :love:
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Laurasshadesofgrey Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Youre very welcome:hug:
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:iconacjub:
acjub Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have great anatomy skills! I would never have guessed this was pure freehand! It looks gorgeous, I really love the colours:D:heart:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, your a little angel for lovely comments, thank you and for the faves :tighthug:

I think I saw a photo somewhere in this position and liked it ages ago, that's where it came from. I do prefer a ref though, I have to say :P
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Blacleria Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This looks so dreamy and it really has beautiful colours. I think you should do works of your own memory more often, this is a really interesting work :aww:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :hug: I will try to do more at some point :nod:
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roomania Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
Very nicely done Paula..think i'm gonna try something out of my head next too..nice one, Andy.
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :aww: It is kinda fun, I'd love to see what you come up with :eager:
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Ileina Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really nice done! :heart:
I really love the colors you used!

Well, I think I couldn't do anythink without a ref :XD:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :love: It was kinda fun, but oddly not so fulfilling :confused:
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:iconileina:
Ileina Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I can imagine that.
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Luthien20 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...you should paint more... I love your style!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug: Thank you for faving too :heart:
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I knew this was your painting the moment I saw the thumbnail. Very cool. Proof that you should always listen to your mother since she always knows best! :) I think my imagination is broken. :(
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw really? Did the watermark give it away? :giggle:

I should listen to my mum more often, your right :nod:

Aw no, it was my hands last week and your imagination this week :crying: Whats going on!!
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Art2Sacrifice Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nooo, I really didn't see one. :P Promise.

I wish I knew. :(
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Rockinfroggi Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011
Hmmm, either this didn't show up in my inbox or I wasn't concentrating when this came up. It's a bloody good job I'm a nosey git or I might never have seen it.:picknose:

I tend to ignore my mum as she just keeps repeating the same old waffle all the time but I think you should listen to yours as this is wonderbubble. :winner: I rack my brains sometimes trying to think of something original to do and all I get is a buzzing sound in the void where my brain should be.:shrug:
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, fanks :blush: It's just a quick thing, but it was fun :nod:

Lol, I do listen to her sometimes. She says I've never listened to a word since the day I was born, so don't want to scare her by starting now :laughing:
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AngelasPortraits Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's gorgeous ... you don't need a reference, just your creative little head!!!
The colours are gorgeous:heart:
So is mum taking all the credit?
LOL
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :love: Haha, I should give her some credit I think :giggle:
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inkognitusfaber Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
I don't think you should stick with references; that one looks great!
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw, thank you very much :blowkiss:
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conniekidd Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how you use watercolours :heart:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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conniekidd Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :heart:
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deathernete Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I should set yourself more challenges like this. You're really good at this. Will you do more pictures of this type?
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much and for faving too :hug: You know, I probably will do some more at some point, I did enjoy having no restrictions and just seeing what happened :nod:
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deathernete Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's gonna be more! :typerhappy:
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: I love that little emote :)
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it :heart: You've done a fantastic job!! :D
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:iconpbird12:
pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :love:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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sKodOne Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Digital Artist
uh another non pencil :D
very lovely!
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pbird12 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
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