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Winter Discovery by Atrapado Winter Discovery by Atrapado
Poem I wrote:

After winter comes spring,
After rain comes shine.
Life is full of endless possibilities
Discover positive perspectives…

to your problems,
to your frustrations,
to your obstacles.

Find the gem that lies beneath the trash,
Find the good that is buried within all that.
Go on a journey to Winter Discovery

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I'm back with the completed drawing of Winter Discovery. This is for Zindy's Winter contest. I have just sent this drawing around half an hour ago, i hope it can still make it as one of the submissions. I have been so busy lately, school project - painting on the wall - was a big project, tiring but fun. I just have a slight feeling of taking up painting as a medium in the near future, painting is so much fun.

About the drawing, I needed and wanted to do something related to winter, but at the same time, i want myself to be able to relate to this drawing and my idea. I have never experienced winter infront of my, in real-life before, therefore, the concept is a person discovering winter for the 1st time. I've heard there are good and negative things that happen relating to winter the weather. But i wanted to create something positive.

I drew the girl in a way as though she saw and experienced winter for the 1st time, i wanted to express how i would feel through the emotions i conveyed into this drawing. For the girl, i used a reference from my sister's magazine. It is an asian lady for a skin ad or article picture. I enlarged her eyes, changed it's positioning and changed it's colour, so i think it made her look like a mix in this drawing. In the reference, her hair is pulled back, so i have to create hair through my memory (understanding) and imagination.

i have always been fascinated about luminous things even till now, i like how sometimes lights or glowing things has a slight fantasy feel to it. So i added flowing snowflakes with sparkles coming out of her hair over the dark background.

Time: over 30hours
Medium: Colour pencil and pencil on A3 paper
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kwblueyz Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what a beautiful drawing...i love what you did with her hair and...her eyes...just gorgeous. i look forward to seeing more of your art :]
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wintersmagic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Incredible work, featured:[link]
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hildesgalleri Featured By Owner May 28, 2010
I really liike the setting in this one, the story and the drama

really touchy
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you much! I'm liking your latest paintings. :D
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Rosepetals07 Featured By Owner May 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very pretty
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:iconatrapado:
Atrapado Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! =))
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dierat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Digital Artist
Great work! I especially enjoy the texture and sheen on the skin. <3
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you! and also for the favorite! ^^
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010   Photographer
love love love love love this!
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!! :D
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Thugnastay227 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010   Photographer
ur welcome! :D
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ForgottenPhantom Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
it looks like kate winslet!
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:iconatrapado:
Atrapado Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! :)
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j0rosa Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
very lovely done :wave:
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:iconatrapado:
Atrapado Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :D
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GuitarWars Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010
thats a great job, the eye and skin tone look so good.
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:iconatrapado:
Atrapado Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks! I'm glad you like it :)
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2010
Beautiful countenance of the face! The way you incorporated cool color into her face works really well here! Looks quite wintery. Beautiful piece of work! :clap:
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much! =D
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
You're welcome very much! :wave:
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Run-Beside-Me Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
I LOVE the blue tint you gave to certain parts of her face! The combination of colors, pink with blue, is so typical of winter. She is really beautiful - I thought she was Kate Winslet at first. :) Keep up the great work!
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ha thanks for your thoughts and comment! :D
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Run-Beside-Me Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
You're very welcome! :)
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Wildphoenix22 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome portrait drawing. I love what you did with the hair and the swirls! :)
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much for liking the drawing and the swirls! :P ^^
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fruityfruitfly Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010
extraordinary work...I think you have a very very very big chance! good luck. The hair reminds me a bit of the artwork of graphic designer alphonse mucha.. maybe you should check out his work, he might inspire you.
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much Marit! it's so long since we talked. i've checked a little on the artist at school earlier, it's the art movement style my school was giving during lecture, a goood coincidence! haha :D
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libellchen Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010  Professional
I didn't realize that there's no winter at your place, you catched the wintery feeling extrordenary well!
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you very much, and as well for the fav! :hug:
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Triluna Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
Aaron, I love the eye and mouth section, they are right to great expression. I also like the subtle disintegration towards a motion-background. Certainly a chance-getter for winning the competition.
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you Mike! I was in a slight dilemma on how i could make her hair sink into the dark background since the hair near to the face is dark as well. so i added the slight line of blue, so there is a good seperation and yet still quite blends in as well. :P
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Triluna Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
yeah I thought that too :)
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paulineaubey Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010
Winner piece :winner:

Eyes and skin texture are splendid...
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you Pauline for your kind comment, I think it is anyone's game for the contest, your's stand a great chance as well. :hug:
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paulineaubey Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010
:glomp:
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ART-YL Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :heart:
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Atrapado Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you Yuliya! :hug:
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