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Amethyst and Emerald by Cataclysm-X Amethyst and Emerald by Cataclysm-X
Okay so here it is. My very, veryveryveryveryveryvery first fantasy drawing made of pastels, which was 100% made from imagination and drawn on a larger scale than A4. What was I thinking? :noes:

So please be gentle people. :invisible:


As you may have read in my journal I haven't been feeling so well lately. I've been working on this to feel better, and it really helped so when I look at this I'm getting happy, yay. :)

Plus a lot of people liked my drawing of Maria (see Sketch dump). Something that started as just another regular sketch turned out to be a something others liked too so I thought I would give it a go with colours.


I wouldn't have posted this if it wasn't for the encouraging words of ~Finnguala, *EatToast, =M-a-e-e, ~Crimefish, allietheapple, =iloveargento, ~Zorala, *PockyStik, lulus_moogle and DaniLovesPandas through Twitter!!! Thank you guys!


Stuff I used
- Coloured paper 34 x 26 cm
- Derwent pastel pencils
- blending stick
- pencil sharpener
- eraser to erase pencil lines


Time spent: 8 hours or so!
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:iconbeautifulradiance:
BeautifulRadiance Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
Ze doet me echt denken aan Tops, van Harry Potter haha (: Ze zie ik haar wel voor me (: Echt heel mooi gedaan!
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3cliptic Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Great peace of art!
I'm now starting to use pastels too^^
Could you tell me what colors did you use on the skin? specially the shadows on her nose:)
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XxANIMEJEMxX Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
i <3 bc my name is Amethyst and my birthstone is emerald great job X3 fav
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:iconxxanimejemxx:
XxANIMEJEMxX Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010
so beautiful i lov it because my name is amethyst and my birhtstone is emarald :D definatly in my fav :)
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:iconarinafoxy:
ArinaFoxy Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist
Magical! =) Very beautiful!
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:iconeurilasse:
Eurilasse Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009
What a beautiful picture! Great colors, especially for your first pastel.
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:iconsnowpinappleyeah:
SnowPinappleYeah Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Very beautiful and pretty drawing !!
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:iconzindy:
Zindy Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Sweet work, I like her expression, something about it.
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:iconelolitta:
elolitta Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Student Photographer
wonderful colours, I really like it!
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:iconagletsareevil:
Agletsareevil Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
she's pretty. I like her eyes.
really well done.
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:iconkerovinblack:
KerovinBlack Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that's beautiful :)
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:icongoldrain:
GoldRain Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!!!!!! AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! =0
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:iconilojleen:
Ilojleen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Traditional Artist
I can't believe it's your very first fantasy drawing made of pastels! :omfg: It's incredibely good! :clap: I should start to do sth with my pastels...
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:iconnoukka:
noukka Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009   Photographer
Ik vind het echt echt heel mooi!
Je kan gewoon alles!!

Ik kan er echt heel lang naar kijken,
en telkens nieuwe kleuren in ontdekken.
:heart:
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:icondonderbus:
Donderbus Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart:
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:iconpaperanddust:
PaperandDust Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
have never managed the use of pastels.. this is fantastic! great contrast and almost glow effect, she looks very awesome! =)
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:iconhinamorimomo98:
HinamoriMomo98 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
omg i just realized. i have that haircut! xD
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:iconmottinthepot:
MottInThePot Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like how the lips go with the hair, and if this is your first pastel pic then when you actually get the hang of it people wont be able to tell if its a real photo or not!!
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:iconxcgirl:
XCgirl Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009  Student Photographer
absolutely beautiful...
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:iconsherzy:
Sherzy Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2009
Wow! You're awesome with pencils AND colors!! Too much awesomeness for me ¬_¬

But still awesome! :D
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:iconj-jammer:
J-Jammer Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
Mesmerizing...I just stare into her eyes and then I feel sad she's not real. =P haha.....joking. But it's really good. :D
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:iconsara-lj:
Sara-lj Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Student General Artist
:worship: its flawless! beautiful!
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:iconphantomhourglass:
PhantomHourglass Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
very beautiful hair
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:iconlebeaudessin:
lebeaudessin Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009   Traditional Artist
this is really stunning!!
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:iconx-tersa27-x:
X-Tersa27-X Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THAT'S YOUR FIRST ATTEMPT?! :faint: Amazing, as always! I adore her hair. :heart:
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:iconeliros:
Eliros Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Hihi, ik wou dat ik dat kon ;D
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
dank je! :hug:
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:iconeliros:
Eliros Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Jezus, wat mooi gedaan!
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:iconnikolitaniko:
NikolitaNiko Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! :D I love her hair and her eyes.

I think you should use pastels more often. ;)
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loopylass14uk Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2009
If that's your veryveryveryvery first one . . . wow! Lol it looks amazing so I don't think you have to worry about people being gentle! I especially love her lips for some reason and the texture is a great touch and her skin tone . . . yeah no worries lol :D :clap:
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:iconquna:
Quna Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009
Your veryveryveryveryveryvery first drawing looks far better than my veryveryveryveryveryvery last ones, so no worries ;)
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:iconbliss-joy:
Bliss-Joy Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it :) But then again I've always wanted hair that colour :D lol Nice job.
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OoArhenOo Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
damn, it's really an expressive face *__* It's... it's so a beautiful drawing! Excellent how you used colours! But, above all, the expression on her face: it's really particular, indeed if you look at her left eye, it's like mysterious, but not sad; while if you look at her right eye, it's different from the other: you'll see sadness or maybe incredulity or maybe bitterness, or maybe all the three things together. And looking at her mouth, the general impression is of a mixture among sadness and contemplation... really a beautiful drawing :-)
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HinamoriMomo98 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2009
(not that your other stuff doesn't look amazing...because they're all amazing. xD)
oh, you're welcome! haha fun is....fun. =P
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LokiHeimdallFreya Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009  Professional General Artist
Two words: Simply Beautiful. Color is expression itself. It has a way of showing emotion that graphite alone can not. We may doubt our abilities at times but we all know we should not. The more we believe in our skills and talents, the better they become. You, my friend, are no exception. You should have no doubts as to what you are capable of your abilities. It does not matter if people dislike your work or if they ove it, so long as you are completely happy with the way it turned out. I do encourage you to do more color work as it bring out a certain sense of beauty. Much more, you have a very vivid and gifted imagination to come up with this. Use it, and you can go very far in this world. Look ahead and keep your dreams and wishes eternally alive with hope. You never know, one day you may find that they have come true. =)
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DianaPotter Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
AbsOlutely fantastic :D! great imaginatiOn btw ^^!
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scarletwave Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2009
She is dead on. I wish people would draw Aeris more, but they don't for some reason. I think she would look stunning in graphite, don't you??

Write to meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Nic!!! My arms have literally shut down on me, carpel tunnel or something) but I MISS you!! :cries:


:love:!!!!!

me
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
..There a mystic charm about this pic and I like it...nice work Nicolien..:rose:
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:iconmitchellnelson:
mitchellnelson Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
yep and ya doing great :)
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:icontbascom:
TBascom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
nice job on the drawing. don't be so hard on yourself it a pleasure to see your work.
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:iconcarla-ng:
carla-ng Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how pretty! the hair looks absolutely gorgeous! :O
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:iconryoushirogane:
RyouShirogane Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
You're welcome :)
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:iconkeori-kiczys:
Keori-Kiczys Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Anytime~!
I know I've mentioned this to you before, but you are one hell of an inspiration to me in terms of my art. I wouldn't be surprised if you were to others as well.
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much ~RyouShirogane! (:
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'll use colours more often. It's fun (:
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Moontress124 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
:jawdrop: Shut up. It's perfect. :heart:
Yay pink hair!!! :D
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
will do (: I'm starting to like colours a lot lately!
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
It is drawn from one of my sketches (;
Thanks M!
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:iconcataclysm-x:
Cataclysm-X Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks Mitch! I'm still a newbie with this kinda stuff, but I'm trying!
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