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Winter is Coming by VanadiumTaintedBeryl Winter is Coming by VanadiumTaintedBeryl
Watercolor, gel pen, ink and acrylic on watercolor paper.

I'm cold.

Stock used: [link]
Thank you!!!

ŠEmerald Barkley 2012
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I love the blues and purples in this piece and how the red around the eye stands out. I also really like the tints of gold in the background, it's a very beautiful background and looks almost otherworldly.
I do think thought that the gold sort of splashes onto the top goose, which takes away from the darkness of it's beak and head.
I think you did a really good job using the reference photograph to create a very realistic portrait. The only differences I saw was that the reference's nose had a deeper bridge and under the lip the chin dipped further back.
I think one thing you could have pushed here was the shading of the skin. I like that you've combined the reds, purples, and blues into the color of the skin, but it just seemed way too pale. I think the shading in the neck region was good, but I think even that could have been darker. I think the cheek could definitely be shaded more.
I don't know if the choice to elongate the neck was stylistic or to match the bird's, but it did look a little strange to me. Beyond being abnormally long, it's also very very skinny. I would picture at that length that you could catch a glimpse of it on the other side of the bottom bird's neck, but you don't.
Overall though, I think that this is a very original, beautiful piece and love the coloring.
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chuckles-the-cat Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Your work is so beautiful, I can't even get over it!
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That is a really nice thing to say, thank you! It really made my day. :) Hope you are well!
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chuckles-the-cat Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
<3
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KangTengri Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014   Photographer
Your work featured here fav.me/d7mq054
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ArtAgainstSociety Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist

Hello! I would like to notify you that I've featured you on my surreal and abstract art blog over on Tumblr. Your work really fits the theme, and you can see it on artagainstsociety.tumblr.com. Of course, I have given you credit and linked to your page. If for any reason you don't want it published any longer, just send me a message and I'll delete it pronto. Thanks, and congratulations! Your art is beautiful. Please note: If you don't see your art right away on my blog, it is probably still in the queue and has yet to be posted.

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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!  I went ahead and followed you; I"m ironandbloods.tumblr.com/

Thanks again!  I appreciate the support!
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Bongwater-bandit Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
That's really freaking gorgeous.

I'm at a loss for words here.
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh, that's really nice of you to say!  Thanks! :heart:
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derHaase Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
<3 We're going to be friends. :3
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I like friends!
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derHaase Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Haha, but in all seriousness! This piece is gorgeous. :)
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much, that's terribly kind of you to say. :)
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bear48 Featured By Owner May 12, 2013  Professional
sweet job
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks man!
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Holy.....DAAAMN that is downright SEXY work!!! :love:
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you Luis!!
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
You're welcome!!! :iconkissingplz: OH! and I'm sending you the questionnaire in 10 minutes! :woohoo:
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet! Looking forward to it! I'll try to have it done as soon as I can. I have to leave work in about a half hour, and I wont' be near a computer until about 10 tonight, so it may be tomorrow before you get anything.
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DiamonEyes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Oh that is fine!! :hug: The reason I'm late is because I still have fuckin fever of 102.8 right now :faint: But I'm almost done and as soon as you send me the responses, I'll be posting it :love:
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MartinSilvertant Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Remarkable work. I really like the use of the watercolor and acrylic and the colors in general. Very nice how all the eyes are red around. It helps connect the subjects and creates a nice color contrast with the background. The only point of criticism I have goes to the composition; I feel like the bottom if a bit too empty and the top perhaps a bit cluttered.
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the nice comment! Hope you are well, and have a great day!
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SenZzo-art Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the colors.
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you. I am fond of them myself. :)
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Letha-Anderson Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work. Thanks for posting.
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for looking!
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jane-beata Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Your work has been FEATURED, thank you for participating in Tuesday Feedback Hour :heart:

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jane-beata Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Really beautiful painting, I would have literally making up problems if I were to spot any, so I'll just leave a shameless praise in this comment - love the coloring, it's my favorite, but not just dominant violet and blue but more importantly the glimpse of red, it raises dynamics of the painting really very much. Like the touch of white gel pen too ^^

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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :heart:
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
very good
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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fractalhead Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
very welcome
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betsy85 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I am not sure why it is called winter is coming except maybe the color scheme, blue and white. Whatever, is coming it is making the girl and birds weary. I thought that the red eyes created a powerful effect in both the birds and her. I thought that it is beautiful.
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for the words, I appreciate them. :)
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Parfum-de-feuille Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whaouh! It's very special, and i really love these colours!
Also the neck of both the lady and the birds is long and i like this idea. The background reminds me to the winter, snow...and in general this painting seems "cold".
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am so glad that you get "cold" out of it!! Thank you so much for the kind words, they really mean a lot to me!
Hope you are well, and have a great day!!
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Parfum-de-feuille Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome♥
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Riemea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A very beautiful painting! :)

I love the colours you used, they work very well together. The red tones around the woman's an the goose's eyes contrast very nicely with the blue and violet tones you used otherwise. I also like the shading, it looks very soft.

You did a great job with the proportions of the woman's face as well, though I have to agree with =hefeigal, I'd make the chin a bit longer, too. Another thing I noticed is that her neck seems to be too thin towards the bottom of the drawing, probably because it's partly covered by the neck of one of the goose.

Otherwise I really like your painting, the composition is great and the background adds to the overall impression, too.

Well done, keep it up! :)
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really appreciate the comment!

Hahaha, her neck does a full on vanishing act! It was one of those things that I noticed after I had finished and posted the piece. I figured, oh, well, and that I would leave it to the mysteries of the goosy ethers. For truly, their neck-vanishing abilities are to be envied. :)

Thanks again for the comment! Hope you are well, and have a great day!
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Riemea Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! I'm glad if I could help!

Oh I see, one of those things^^ They are indeed ;)

You too! :)
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great! :D

I like the surreal colors you used, and the soft shading works very well!
The woman's face is nicely done, though I'd personally make the chin a bit longer. Also, the lines of the eye could be darkened a bit to really emphasize the details.

But other than that, this is a beautiful piece! I like how the geese are kind of blue instead of their usual black, and the purple in her hair looks surprisingly natural. The shading on the goose's neck is really lifelike, and the splattered background contrasts very nicely with her pale skin.
Fantastic work!
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What a wonderful comment, thank you! It was a lot of fun for me to break out of the "usual" skin treatment and play with some fancy colors.
I will certainly pay attention to the lines around the eyes next time - thank you for that! :)
Hope you are well, and have a wonderful day!
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hefeigal Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! I'm glad I could help!

You too! :D
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AlyssaStehle Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
burr i'm chilly too. i love the red around the eyes and the over all coolness of this picture.
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the comment and for the favorite! I hope you are well, and have a wonderful weekend! :D
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Beautiful work :love: :) love it
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks Mona! Your show looked beautiful by the way. :)
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MonaParvin Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
my pleasure :love: love your works always you are talented! thank you so much dear :love::hug:
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SilverWynd Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your work has been featured here: [link]
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Meeka-Lakota Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous I love it!
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VanadiumTaintedBeryl Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! Very kind of you to say!
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