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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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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 Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ahh, too pretty :)
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LadyHazy Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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tiny-paper-stars Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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JeffrettaLyn Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nicely done! :clap: Congrats on the DD!
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LadyHazy Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :D
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JeffrettaLyn Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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effinfabulous 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 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 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 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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