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The Blessed Contessa by FionaCreates The Blessed Contessa by FionaCreates
Contessa from Emilie Autumns Bloody Crumpets.

It's not as accurate as I'd like, because the photo I was working from was blurry and I couldn't be bothered to multiple source. This is just a sketch I was messing around with in PS, I hope to do a better one soon with much better pencil work and a much better likeness.

All textures and photo resources my own ^^

Pencil Sketch with Photoshop Colours.
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Sarah-L-B Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love Contessa :la: I wear her spice perfume/oils all the time :love:
I think you did a great job, the expression says it all...
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D I was lucky to capture the expression in a snapshot at the show, and was able to turn it into a piece like this.
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Sarah-L-B Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
OK I know this shouldn't be such a big deal but...that llama you just gave to me upgraded me to "Super Albino" :rofl: so thanks, haha!
And do you have the original pic for me to see?
I love Contessa's expressions. When I saw her live she kept crying because her "husband" had gone plundering...
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I have a lot of original pictures XD most of them are awefully blurred which is why I drew them. Trust me this is the better version.

And Super Albino Llama for the win!
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catfish94 Featured By Owner May 19, 2010
This is gorgeous. You really captured her signature expression.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
XD thanks. The expression was what drew me to this photo out of many others I took on the night.
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itsGCbaby Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I looooove it! I think it's awesome! <3 :+fav:
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
and now there's another one ^^
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itsGCbaby Featured By Owner May 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I just saw! Going to look now <3
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
OOPS I meant "colours" :blushes:
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Hey this is cool! I love the coolours and the expression on her face :D
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^. I'm working on a better one, that's not quite so scribbly now lol.
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Great! cant wait to see it!! But I love the scribly effect of this one i looks free and lose i love that about it! :D
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
but there's scribbly and there's not quite right XD this one isn't quite right lol.
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thats what u think cos U drew it! I think its definatly right! lol :nod:
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
that's what I always think, but if I didn't I'd never make better pictures :P So i shall continue disliking most of what I do for the sheer drive of making it better every time :P
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Ultraviolet707 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
lol same here. I do exactly the same thing! I dislike everything i do, theres always something i dont like!I dont think ill ever be 100% happy with ANYTHING I produce!
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
sometimes I am, for a grand total of about 24 hours.. XD
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
she has an interesting expression on her face.
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional General Artist
heh, a split second thing I just happened to grab a shot of
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah nice. It's a natural expression :)
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xxPseudOxx Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol, its poutiful! :woohoo:
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
yes lots of pout from contessa XD
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NicketyNickname Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
okay tell me this;
WHERE THE HELL DO YOU GET YOUR TALENT
okay but seriously,I'll try and give a critique,but looking at this picture it might be hard to do the down sides
what's amazing is how you can pull of such detail
(trust me,i can TRY but it looks like...well not very good)
i love to soft little blush
all in all,it's lovely
(seriously,looking for things that need improvement,but you know how that is)
-faves-
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
The truth about talent and people who are good, is that we never settle for what we make. There's always something wrong with it, sometime to improve, and instead of saying "wah I'm shit I give up" (like I see a number of people) We go "ok so this isn't working, next drawing work on that" Such as here I feel her eyes are too small for her face, as is her lips, and the hair and roses are drawn in a completely different style from her facial details, so next drawing I'll concentrate more on facial anatomy, and style of the initial drawing. You can dress things up with photoshop (like I did here) but it doesn't take away from any core drawing issues, just hides them a little.
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NicketyNickname Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Student Digital Artist
oh lord,i have a nasty habit of either cutting things out,or leaving the things i need to fix up til last,well,only when they keep choosing not to work,but i'm trying to break out of that habit (will be easier once i get a tablet fff)
although i kinda have to settle with gimp,although strangely enough,(despite having new kick-ass brushes) I still prefer mspaint.(brackets are fun aren't they?)
and very strangely,things seem to work better in paint ._.'
now that I read this it looks like im avoiding the subject
but I'll keep trying,although something tells me i should go back to making the lineart in paint and gimp it... :l
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
I make my lineart by hand, with a pen or a pencil. I find that 9 times out of 10 computer generated lineart is cold and impersonal to the person who created it, and looks like every other piece of lineart. I do colour things digitally, but I prefer to do the drawing the good old fashioned way.

And gimp is awesome. A lot of my dolls are done in gimp, despite being a photoshop user also. I like the colour brushes in gimp, the react better.

if you really really really want to be good, you can have it, but not by cutting corners. You have to work hard, and be very very critical with yourself. You don't always have to have other people critiquing you, so long as you're not just going "i'm awesome, tell me I'm awesome". For me, I've always been happy that each piece of work is the best I can create at the time. Then a day or so later I go back to it an analyse it. You have to allow yourself some enjoyment, if you're constantly beating yourself up about your art, you'll never enjoy it. And don't fall into the trap of making art for other people, like making a certain type of art cos it gets lots of favs or something. That's how people get sucked into never improving, or into constantly doing a certain type of fanart. Some of the best art on dA has very few favs and recognition.
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Tater615 Featured By Owner May 15, 2010
I simply like the way you sketch, especcialy this one, I also like how you drew more attention to her eyes by making them darker and the expression on her face
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D I was hunting through my gig photos looking for something to draw, and her expression was just too cute to pass up. I like these expressions more than the ones that are slightly more staged in Emilie's publicity shots and stuff. These are far more natural.
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