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Trick and Treat by EmpressIllyria Trick and Treat by EmpressIllyria
can you say MIXED MEDIA?
Pencils for lines, INK to bold and contrast them out, watercolor pencil to fill out the color scheme, Iphone camera to cap the image, and Paintshop to fix things up a bit... (I will edit this deviation with new stuff rather than post minor tweaks to it when that happens in the future... WIP it... WIP it good!)

YAY for toys and art skillz! (still developing alot of that latter part)

So anyway I dont do alot of contests, but I got fascinated by these characters (its probably a sorrority thing, since there are parallels between subject and artist, lol oddly the redhead looks quite alot like my big sister) Anyway, had fun with the idea so I figured Id put it up to make contest deadline (today! Oct 28) and then finnish the tweaks later, there is still tweaking to be done. They need fall leaves, a full moon, and some twisted tree siluettes (I am thinking of weeping cherrys for some reason, or maybe crazy Jacaranda trees) of course alot of fall leaves, in various shades of orange and brown, and some more pumpkins! Can never have enough carved pumpkins!!!!

I LOVE this Halloween thing, even though I have plenty of reason to NOT, just love "Come as you ARENT!" parties with all the dressing up and the kids with the... AH good times. :)

Ah this is for that witchy contest by Kamikazekayti featuring her "psychic siamese twin" witches "Trick and Treat" (I am calling them TnT just cause)
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Jerzee-Girl Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
Congrats on winning a sub! Now you can browse, ad free, and 120 at a time! I've been subscribed forever! It rocks! Lots of other features you can check out. Have fun! :)
EmpressIllyria Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2009
thanks, I only just noticed that!

I guess now I can do this spiffy journal skins and critiques. :)
Rafica Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow this turned out so awesome O.O love the colors!
EmpressIllyria Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Many Thanks!

It has been a real adventure, I am playing with Opacity settings on both the brushes (in PS) and filters, I just posted an effects filter version of them that I am thinking solves a number of the issues I have with it as it stands... I think I could definitely tweak it more, but I keep running into that whole time thing with my various projects and more pressing priorities! So much fun and a lot of learning happening with it though, I feel I am really begining to acquire a new skill set with this digital stuff. I just wish the original would have digitized as nice as it actually is (the phone camera pixelated it to high hell and broke up the smoothness of the blended colors, the original has a real pastel quality to it that is very soft and pretty, but unfortunately doesnt seem to translate very well across media) *shrugs*

Check out the scrapbook, I am not sure but I think I like the filtered version better
Rafica Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
opacity settings are fun, but i found the most helpful thing to do is to adjust the settings on the tablet itself so the pen is pressure sensitive. makes worlds of difference!
EmpressIllyria Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Ive been playing with that also, its just my sense of touch is off by a long ways on the pad, so its not quite a developed sense yet. Im getting there I think. :)
kamikazekayti Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I didn't see these at all!! I wish I had known about them they look fantastic!! I love the colors and the little details!!
EmpressIllyria Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Ah DA MOBILE black hole strikes again!
(It has this nasty little habit of SAYING it has posted a message without actually doing it, why it takes the extra time to CONFIRM that the message was sent only to not actually do it, is beyond me but it is sadly not the first time its done that too me (MANY responses I type out and battle my stupid "auto-edit feature" which screws up half of what you type anyway, seem to NOT actually make it to their intended destinations... 3-G my ass!), I am thinking its time to stick to the computer for this stuff!

I rushed to get them up by deadline and everything. Ah well, such is the way of things... I still need to finnish them up though.
kamikazekayti Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The bad thing is I didnt get it until I got your last comment and voting had started and so I restarted the votes, because a DA black hole is no fault of either one of ours! I love them, it looks great!
EmpressIllyria Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Oh wow, thanks, I really didnt expect the contest to start over for them though!

Anyway, they have also been updated with some new tweaks, Im still working out that peacock broom so it actually registers against the background and trying to figure out miss black dress's theigh high boot for color scheme... but they have been quite a fun project.

Many thanks again, I really am shocked that the voting got restarted to include them, that is just astonishing to me.
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