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Okay, so... This is my entry for :icontincek-marincek:'s "Paint my OC" contest. [link] (It, of course, doesn't stand a chance against some awesomely professional entries submitted for the contest but I have more personal reasons for wishing to participate in this contest than winning).

I have so much more to say about it so do excuse me as I proceed to ramble now. xD

First of all. OMG, this took me so many hours! *dies* No, seriously, I think this beat the previous record time of mine of working on a single drawing (back then those were roughly 40 hours, I believe). Yes, I am am THAT slow, indeed. Not even joking. And it is done. I feel empty. And so very pleased since I pretty much pushed myself to new limits with this work. ^^

Now. Previously I mentioned that I had a personal reason for taking part in the contest. Let me tell you why. It was about... 4 years ago when I colored my first lineart (first attempts in GIMP, oooooh, the nostalgic memories~). It was a simple lineart I found on dA. When I was done, I was quite proud with the outcome, printed it out and brought to school to show to others too. Someone asked me if I drew the lines also and back then I lied that I did. Oddly enough, it gave me a slight push art-wise. I realized that I wanted to be able to create a lineart like that one day as well.
At this very moment I am not too far from that anymore and it makes me extremely happy. And I decided to redo this and push my limits once more to see what I could achieve if I tried enough. This time without lying, however.
And finally the lineart is turned into a vision that I had in my mind. And I can't help but wonder if after another 4 years I'll be able to create a lineart and fully finish a drawing in this level without forcing myself as much. ...We'll see in 4 years, I guess? XD

Also, why did I pick this lineart? I couldn't resist. This girl was so angelic and beautiful that I just wanted to try and attempt to breathe a life into her. I hope it worked out well. ^^

Okay. I am done rambling. If you actually read this - you are my hero in patience, indeed. xD


Original character, lineart *tincek-marincek
Lineart: [link]
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genericwolfname Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
This is just.... I can't even ._. How do you.... life. What is life? WHy can't I art like tht xD
BlissfulImperfection Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, lines were drawn by a much more talented artist than me. XD My part of the work is coloring and the bg. I am happy to know that you like the final outcome, though. (^-^)
genericwolfname Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
But the background and coloring is the best part xD
BlissfulImperfection Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh. XD. Good to know you liked it then. (・∪・)
Rowlina Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Student Writer
This is so stunning! OMG! All them details and colours and the expression *0*
BlissfulImperfection Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
For this one I only did the coloring and background :D But I am glad you like it since it took forever even so... xD ^^
Rowlina Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Student Writer
But it looks beautiful! I mean... all the shades and shadows and colours and just *0*
BlissfulImperfection Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am happy you think so. That means the time spent on it was well-worth it. ^^
Heirozen Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I wish I could color like this,.. Its so great!
BlissfulImperfection Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww, thank you! :blush:
It's all about challenging yourself to see your limits and ending up happily surprised. : ) You should try that out too. It's a great boost for a confidence and I think it's what every artist needs. ^^
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