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The One Piece pics I do NOT own, the are drawn by the masterful mangaka Eiichiro Oda, I merely colored them ...very amatuerly.

The photographs though, I do own since I took them with a simple digital camera.

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  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: celtic music
Been bored...very bored.
Despite having some 'learn how to' drawing books, I've not had motivation to try so my learning to draw folder's been empty.

Recently I saw some nice coloring books that are not 'child only' lol  I mena its all ages but nice art, not child-oriented pictures.  One is 'Floral Designs' by Creative Haven  and the other is 'Fairies' (subtitled 'Charming pictures of the sprites from folklore') by Chartwell Books.
There are a lot of pics in both though the Fairies is thicker.

So there's plenty to do! ;)

I've scanned a few into the comp and will digitially color them, but plan on also using colored pencils and maybe breakdown and buy some watercolors (been awhile since I've done watercolors).

Some will be up soon.

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Katzztar
Trina
United States
I've been lurking at DA for years and only recently have I submitted anything...despite having pictures from a vacation in 2007.

I'm new to using Photoshop 8, or to any related software. I haven't tried to use manipulation yet, I'm still learning to use all the features in edit! Advise (and links are welcome.

Current Residence: Wisconsin, USA
deviantWEAR sizing preference: xx-large
Favourite genre of music: Depends on moods,Symphoinc Metal, Power Metal or Gothic
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Operating System: PC
Favourite cartoon character: Female - Shadowcat , Tie for Male - Usopp and Dark Schnieder aka Bastard lol
Personal Quote: 'To live is to laugh'
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I'm am no longer working and on disablity. I won't be able to renew my premium membership when it runs out and want to buy some prints.

I'll be gratefull for any help.

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12 layers of Hell by Katzztar
12 layers of Hell
drawing is not mine, found in a Color art book.
Colors by me


Title comes from the fact that while digitally coloring this, I ended up working with 12 layers. 5 were for the flowers alone, then was the leaves, the background, the lines on top (which I ended up coloring too), then for effects.

I spent about 12 hours for this. Though not all on coloring, I did some research too. I wasn't sure if this drawing would qualify as Art Deco or  Art Nouveau ... and still not sure lol.

For the background, I first used Noise-Add Noise then went to Distort-Crystalize to get that look.
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Dianthus by Katzztar
Dianthus
Drawing is not mine, was found in a coloring book.
Colors by me

Colored with paint.NET
blend effects with GIMP

It took some time on this one.
Originally I though it would be easy with a range of 4-5 colors, for border, background, flowers & leaves. But I didn't like it so changed so border had 2 colors but close in shading, and the flowers had 4 colors. But the solid colored flowers didn't suit me. So I went looking at some pics of Dianthus for inspiration.
One pic I liked showed the flower with 2 colors -white & deep red. There was white at the tips and the base of the petals with red between them and they looked streaked where the colors met. I tried to imitate that here, though I left out the white at the base since this drawing didn't show the base of the petals well. Besides just trying to figure out where the tips were on some where they overlapped other flowers was annoying enough.
Then once I had the white tips done I used the blend tool to make the streaks. That seemed to take as much, if not more,  time as the entire coloring job. Of course I had to check it twice because with this much to do, there were some petals I've overlooked lol
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Lordwormm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist
I really appreciate the favorites! :)
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wwwcine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much for the watch ! 
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Katzztar Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2016
oh, you're welcome ;)
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wwwcine Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding my animations to your favourites !
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Raisa93 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2016
Thank you))
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holzernes-herz Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2016
Many thanks for adding "Grape hyacinth" to your favourites :salute:
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MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Thank you for the badge and the watch!  :bow:  :heart:
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MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Thank you so much for the favourites! :heart:
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caycowa Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2015
Thanks for watching my gallery. Cheers! :ahoy:
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DontHesitateToHate Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015   Digital Artist
thank you for the favourite :)
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