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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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so beautiful i lov it because my name is amethyst and my birhtstone is emarald :D definatly in my fav :)
ArinaFoxy Nov 29, 2009  Hobbyist
Magical! =) Very beautiful!
Very beautiful and pretty drawing !!
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:


stupid? ur not stupid! this is wonderful! Great job! Love the colours. perfectly drawn. im glad to hear that ur feeling better. and yes, friends r always the best medicine :)

SpencerGirl xoxo
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa SUGEEEEEEEEE!!!!! ^.^
whoot? why shouldnt you post this`? ^^
this is a veryyy nice drawing...wish i could be so good as you are :( ;D
iloveargento Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you posted this! <3 It is beautiful. The colours are so soft and the texture of the pastels makes it even softer. I always love what you are able to do with eyes...especially in your "fictional" pieces. There is so much feeling here. She seems so concerned, so deep in thought. There's almost an edge of pain to her glance and yet she seems like someone capable of great comfort and healing. I am in love with the shading and light reflection on her nose. *^_^* Do emerald and amethyst hold special meaning for you? Again, thank you so much for sharing this with us...and I hope you continue to heal and feel better. Much love. <3
Jenniej92 Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love her hair and her eyes!
I hope you feel better soon,
beterschap meid
That's so pretty

Very awsome hair
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