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River lies by Seolhe River lies by Seolhe
River, for :iconmistytang:'s contest: GE-TS ~ CONTEST + NEW ENTRIES + 2 days left!Now that nearly all the cast of Grey Eyes - The Slaves has been formally in the comic, it's time for a contest!!
Draw (or write/sculpt/compose/cosplay/whatever) one (or more) of the characters from my comic, Grey Eyes - The Slaves
Any medium is allowed! You may draw, write, sculpt, compose, cosplay, etc, etc. Go for it!Keep things tasteful, no graphic or crude nudity, no excessive violence.You may create new outfits/hairstyles for my characters--surprise me!You may draw more than one of my characters in one piece. (Heck you can tackle the whole cast if you want to.)You may enter as many times as you want.You may construct a scene, or you could go for a simple portrait. Anything goes!If you have any questions, feel free to ask me!You do not have to be reading my comic to enter (though it would be better if

I haven't entered a contest in quite a while, so I thought I could give it a shot. I really wanted to paint River, her design is just so lovely. Just look at that hair! :love:
I had a lot of fun designing her clothes, as well as her make-up. I tried a few new things while working on this, though it's hard to tell now that it's finished.
I struggled a bit with meeting the deadline, as I started this quite late and haven't had much time, energy or motivation to work on anything art related lately. So I had to rush it a bit, sadly. With that said, I'm glad I made it in time for the deadline :)

The title is named after the Seanan McGuire song by the same name. The painting has nothing to do with said song, but the title was just stuck in my head as soon as I started working on this piece.

Purple Belly Dance Stock 06
Photographer: Manoel Guimarães
Vintage Wall Paper Texture
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EnshroudedVixen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
That hair indeed!! :D :clap: Well done!! I'm lovin the pose, it's very graceful ^^
Seolhe Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015
Oh, this is just so lovely! The pose is really appealing--it's not the sort of pose River would typically take, but it's definitely a pose she would take for a certain someone. :flirty: I love love love the colors and coloring you've done on this. It looks so warm and inviting. It's great how you've handled her face as well--so wonderful! I really enjoy the makeup you've come up for her too; really nice design. But I think one of my favorite details are just in her clothes! Excellent choice of textures, and I really love the pattern/ design you've come up with for her waistband as well as those straps. So interesting! I love the background as well, it looks so nice. Perhaps she went there to relax, or maybe it's even a local for one of her performances.

Fantastic work!! Thanks so much for entering my contest! :hug:
Seolhe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it :)
I wish I could give this long and in-depth comment the answer it deserves, but my words fail me. I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciate it :hug:
DrMistyTang Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015
Aww, no problem at all~! I'm just glad you took the time to enter, that's so awesome!
Seolhe Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, it was a lot of fun :)
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