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She Smiles Like the Sunrise by LadyHazy She Smiles Like the Sunrise by LadyHazy
A portrait of Rapunzel from the Disney movie, Tangled for The Disney Princess Pageant (a dolling contest)
Finally, she's done!

I know you can tell at first glance that this doll is kind-of different from all the others. For one, she resembles my drawing style a lot more closely than any of the dolls I have ever made. But it's mostly because I used an entirely different process than usual.

I knew I could never finish my TDP Round 3 entry on time after I had nearly finished the portrait and suddenly decided that I didn't like it. No - I hated it. I had decided that it was among the ugliest things I had ever created in my life.

But there was too little time left, and I couldn't possibly finish a portrait in three to four days (especially since I have a full time job.) I wanted more than anything to have a decent tablet or to be at least able to transfer my RL drawing skills to the computer (I have no scanner, and only a crappy camera.) And then I had this funny idea.

I remembered this doll by `Pyrochan-dolls which looks like a tooled doll, but isn't exactly a tooled doll since it wasn't made with digital media. And so I desperately drew out my watercolors and started painting this portrait using several Rapunzel photos for reference (primarily this photo.)

Afterwards, I took a (crappy) photo of it, posterized it in Picnik, and "post-processed" it by pixelizing it and adding some dithering.

Et voila! I finished on time. (It's still the 24th in the U.S. so I have time to submit it, anyway.)

Next up, Imma tweak with the full body a little bit and I'm set to mail them.
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Mixed Media: Watercolors + Pixel Art
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OMG, thank you so much for the DD, and all the faves, and all your lovely comments! :'D
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Given 2011-11-29
She Smiles Like the Sunrise by ~LadyHazy took an alternative route to create this doll, by starting off with a watercolour drawing. The result is very vibrant and detailed. ( Suggested by FionaCreates and Featured by Lyricanna )
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tiny-paper-stars Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh, too pretty :)
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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tiny-paper-stars Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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JeffrettaLyn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done! :clap: Congrats on the DD!
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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JeffrettaLyn Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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effinfabulous Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! This is amazing! And I can totally relate. It is so difficult to work without a scanner or a tablet. I, too, have to settle with a camera. And a cellphone camera at that. hahahaha! ^_^ Great job. Rapunzel looks so beautiful here.
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! xD
I used a cellphone camera to take the photo of the watercolor before processing it in Gale as well. Sucks, but, well, you always have to work with the cards you're dealt with. :D
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effinfabulous Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly! And your works are awesome! You make "unscanned" drawings look like they've been scanned easily...and they're colored ones at that! @.@
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I owe that mostly to post-processing on the computer. xD
It's impossible to make it look unscanned without fixing it a bit. xD
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