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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
[Process]
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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  Student Digital 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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:iconladyhazy:
LadyHazy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Student Digital 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  Student Digital 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  Student Digital 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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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011
Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconladyhazy:
LadyHazy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2011
My pleasure! :hug:
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Suekitty Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work;) and Congratulations on the DD;)
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:iconladyhazy:
LadyHazy Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconsuekitty:
Suekitty Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
no prob:heart:
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Natsia Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
It looks like the character of Rapunzel from Tangled.
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:iconladyhazy:
LadyHazy Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Yes. That's who she is. :)
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Noitu-love Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student General Artist
very nicely done :D So amazing looking :)
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm glad you like her. :thanks:
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Djorovic Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
i like it [link]
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:iconladyhazy:
LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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BuildMyPaperHeart Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The detail is flawless and impeccable. It's was hard to tell it was pixels at first! I'm still not sure if it is O_O

Very impressed, nice work :) Congratz on the DD
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! If it doesn't look quite like pixel art, I have succeeded in my goal. xD

Thank you so much! :love:
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pyrate-xx Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Congratz on the DD. It's well deserved, such a beautiful doll and innovative mode of creation! <3!
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so so much! <3
I can't pretend I'm the first to turn a trad piece into a doll, though. Someone's done it before and I just followed in the idea. xD
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IamRed2 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
pretty
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:iconladyhazy:
LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! <3
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IamRed2 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
welcome
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Awesomess Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so cute :)
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like! <3
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Awesomess Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D welcome!
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randomdude280 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
:iconcryforeverplz:THIS WAS A BEAUTIFUL MOVIE!!!
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:iconladyhazy:
LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I know, right? D':
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Sean-Ridgman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Understatement OF THE MILLENNIUM!
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randomdude280 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
are you kidding me this was a great movie!
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Sean-Ridgman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
I know. I worship it as a religion!
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randomdude280 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
repunsilism?
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Sean-Ridgman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Pascalism.
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randomdude280 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
YEAH!:iconhigh5plz:
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Sean-Ridgman Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
Not epic enough: [link]
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
:rose:
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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Lior-Art Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011
:rose:
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lidsworth Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Looks like Rapunzel. Cute pic!
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
It is Rapunzel. (It's in the comments, I think I should make it clearer, though. xD)
Thank you!
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XtremeOverdrive Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Student Digital Artist
it is repunzel...
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LadyHazy Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
:heart:
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Dreamydeer Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011
you have an amazing talent~
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