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A Calm Council: Tribute Drawing by MaddalinaMocanu A Calm Council: Tribute Drawing by MaddalinaMocanu
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Fragments from the Chapters of my novel! Tumblr: Maddallinah272's Hideout


This will be my last submission for a.... long time, so I figured I'd put it on its feet, before setting on my extended break.

As I've said in the Projects in Making Part 2, this is a very very important drawing for me, because it engulfs, in essence, my relationship with my spiritual guider, which I have associated with Evedir Amrath, the calmest and most temperate of the Amrath Brothers, in my novel. The most remarking resemblance however is not in the facial features, because Evedir has already been a self sustaining character in my novel ever since its conception, but the hand gestures, the "explanatory" stance he takes.
And as you can imagine, Dhonia is me: meditative, attentive and studious.
The library depicted in the background, the Archives, is not symbolic, it IS literal, because most, meaning 98 %, of the time spent with Andrei is in the local library, so there you go.
I showed the raw colors to Andrei and he couldn't stop smiling :love: I believe he liked the drawing, even if it wasn't in its definitive form and that is a real relief ^____^

:bulletblue: About the Drawing: :bulletblue:
This deviation, believe it or not, even if it took me 6 days to finish, wasn't all that stressful as "Just Us and the Snow" had been. It is huge, for my part, but because of its high number of details, it flowed much more smoothly.

The Background is made entirely out of my own bag of knowledge and imagination, with no reference what so ever :D The Golden feel of the entire background is due to successive gradients placed between the shelves, thus offering the back scene a more uniform and misty look, also majestic; I wanted to make the specks of dust there to convey that sense of time passing by at a slow pace :dance:
And as usual, this drawing is much darker than I expected. :shrug: But, oh well, maybe it's for the better.

Curse my darn enthusiasm :( Showing him the Flat Colors before took away Andrei's own enthusiasm when he saw the finished big and laminated. :cries: Next time slap me across the face when trying to make a surprise for someone... Please, don't let me blow it! :raincloud:

A Calm Council: A piece of my soul, for a special person in my life.
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really really like the poses, the scene looks so natural. And I love the hands, how you detailed them :D By making a blur on the background (due to sunlight coming as I assume) you focused on the characters which highlights the poses again, I especially like the pose of the female, her elbows on the book, closely listening to the male. Nice job :D
Degare Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great poses - lovely characterisation ... if that's a word :D
nicoletaionescu Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Foarte frumos! Felicitari
NyanQueen Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! :wow: This is definitely one of my favourite works by you!! His expresiveness is fantastic, and Dhonia's posture is great. She really seems as though she is enjoying listening to him, with a smile of fondness, and inner peace.
I must say I love your background on this piece. I know you hate doing backgrounds, but this is just amazing! The golden glow really adds to the atmosphere, and you did those shelves and books with no reference... wow, just wow!
AndieCris Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Is a beautiful work!
Sometimes is necessary take a break, change of focus, it's good primarily to the spirit=)

I promise occasionally visit his gallery to say hello once in a while!=D

A big hug!!:hug:
Enoa79 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
Nice work.
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some cool artwork there! :D They really do look... well, Elvish! :aww:
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Irthala-ish I would say more... :D
DCLeadboot Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know what that is... :?
MaddalinaMocanu Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It's the race of elvish like people I have. They are called irthala.
joweeane Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing! great! well done! I like your style :)
Andecaya Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing Shading! I like the colors you chose. The poses are neat and a great respect for the light composion :D
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