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Dalek Week '12 - Roaring 20s by ThePrinceOfParties Dalek Week '12 - Roaring 20s by ThePrinceOfParties
day 2 - roaring 20s

So they were at some crazy 1920s Gatsby-esque party and then decided to leave? idk
I borrowed Deryn's outfit from Zelda Fitzgerald in Midnight in Paris because I can definitely see Deryn saying, "C'mon, let's get out of here. He's bored, I'm bored, we're all bored. We are all. bored." and then apparently taking Alek and Bovril out into the rain to a poorly drawn bridge to tell hilarious stories :shrug:


Anyway so I really liked the sketch I made for this, and then I started colouring it and I was like "shit I don't have time to make this look good" so I half-assed it and ran it through a bunch of filters in Photoshop and now I have this shoddy piece of work to show for it.

That said I don't know if I'll be able to do the rest of the challenge since I'm super busy this week, and I can't stand posting things that aren't my best work because I die a little inside every time someone says they like it or it's good XD

I'll see what I can do though! But seriously don't lie to me, I know I can do way way way better work than this, especially entirely by hand and omfg I forgot to add more raindrops :faint:

ugh who am I kidding, I'm only posting this so I have somewhere to announce my resignation XD IhateitIhateitIhateit

chars (c) Westerfeld
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VanessaTaleweaver Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
I think this is gorgeous - I thought the sketchy background was a deliberate technique, in order to show off how much 'realer' Alek and Devryn (and Bovril) are in comparison to everything around them.
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MultiChoice Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
FAVORITE-ED This is beautiful :nod: I can't believe you don't think this looks good. I think it looks fantastic! Too bad you couldn't finish the week tho :(
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CountingRainDrops Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student General Artist
you are just too amazing for words
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AIEEETHEYGOTFRANK Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student General Artist
Great job! I see what you mean about the painting, it doesn't look bad but it is kinda busy. For like the water area and the stone structure whatever you might call it and stuff I would just recommend using less strokes and more of larger areas of watercolor? If that makes any sense. Like using one giant stroke of watercolor as opposed to several little ones. idk if that makes sense the way I explained it. :P
ANYWAY IT STILL LOOKS GOOD AND ALEK AND DERYN ARE GREAT!! :D
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Luanna255 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Awww they look so happy! That's lovely.
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Lissa-Molloy Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Well, I would have thought the shotty coloring was on purpose so as to draw attention to Dalek(ril) in the center if you hadn't pointed it out. It's still better than anything I could have done, and the coloring job gives the ides of rain and reflections in puddles and such.
(So I'm glad you can't legit enter because you'd win them all anyway.)
:)
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Xavryn Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   General Artist
Wow, this is so cute! I love their expressions! And I love how Alek's putting his arm around her whyyy do all your poses look so real, Brin? D:

Did you use the illusive watercolour pencils? Because this looks fabulous!
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stkidd Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh brin, your're too sweet, honestly, i can see how you would be disappointed with how the painting turned out, but for the piece as a whole, i think it's really lovely.

When I look at it, my eyes are automatically drawn to deryn's glove. Alek and Deryn are the centre of the drawing and im sure what everyone loves most about it. Even with the rushed watercolour background you've not only managed to create great depth but also convey Alek and Deryn's emotions!! Honestly, I think the piece wouldn't be as strong without the colourful background!~ and im being totally truthful. The blue and yellow give such a magical feel. I would even argue that the background isn't as bad as you seem to think it is, only that the storefronts in the background are a little bit sloppy but the water, looks great! and even the bridge works, you can see the bricks and stuff.

and may i just squee about how cute the actual subject of the drawing is?? eeee kasfjkls its so oo cute!! i lovelove what they're wearing and UGH alek's suit looks so good, he looks sexay in them pants hehe. even their expressions make me want to melt and BOVRIL EEE AWWW his widdle bowtie! <3 so cute i can't even handle it!

I sincerely love this drawing/painting brin, along with many others, don't you forget it!!! <3
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artistof12years Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love it, you are an insanely talented artist! I can totally imagine Deryn saying that! Anyway it's awesome, and, adorable! Great job!
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leayana Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Oooooo I like the suit! You did a good job with that~ Also, you did really well with the dress, I had a feeling it looked familiar XD. I really liked that movie!

Base on your comment, then I should say "gosh you suck. Why didn't you put more effort into this? I CAN SEE SO MANY FLAWSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS".
But then I'd be lying, so too bad XD.

I wish I could waterpaint like you! It's my favourite media and I can't do it to save my life T^T - but you did a pretty great job with the lighting - the umbrella, the bridge, I love it! And pffft who needs a lot of raindrops? It was just less rainy that day. I also really like the shading on the heels - it's so 3D-ish, or not flat? I don't actually know what the term is. Round?
And HEY - YOU FINISHED IN TIME! So good job 8D! Hopeeeefully you won't quit now, but if you do - good luck with your busy schedule!
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MidshipmanK Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Okay, even if you don't like the coloring, I love the story. Even though I have not read The Great Gatsby, my freshman English teacher (who is awesome) and nerdy fangirl moments about it in class. Hence, anything with it is awesome. (My school is messed up; we don't read it until junior year, for American literature. I should just get off my lazy bum and GO TO THE LIBRARY ALREADY.) And I can totally see Deryn doing that. ^^
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mightyinkas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
GATSBY UGH NO

Truly one of the worst novels forced upon high-school students. F. Scott and Faulkner and all the Brontes can just go jump off of a poorly-drawn bridge and save the world a lot of agony.

This now concludes my anti-Gatsby rant.

SO. ABOUT YOUR PICTURE. I see where you were rushing and stuff, but parts of this are simply mahvelous, dahling - I love Deryn's leg and her feet and the way the light shines on Alek's suit. Their poses are great too, very natural, although his left arm looks a little weird maybe...?

In short: you should not quit, because even rushed you do some quite good work, my dear, and besides winners never quit and quitters never win! Or something; choose your own moral. :D
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
lol XD I liked Gatsby because it was super easy to write essays on, but I hated all of the characters. Definitely with you on the Brontes! ugh.

Yeah his left arm is a bit off, now that I look at it... Oh well, c'est la vie :shrug: I'm glad you like how they turned out though! I spent the most time on the two of them anyway.

Well I'll certainly try, but I have driver training courses occupying my time all week so I can't guarantee how good anything will turn out XD I appreciate the encouragement though! I'll do my best!
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Shadow-Hunter-Is-In Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
You just want to kill me with Dalek-ness don'tcha...
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Wendy-la11 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even if you don't love the coloring the concept and the art for just Alek and Deryn is still great :D
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magical-marnie321 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student Writer
I hate you :stare: I envy your insane talent :grump:
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MountTheSea Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
THISISSOFREAKINCUTEOMFGNVIEOWANUUUUUGHHHH!!! But honestly, this is so adorable. And Bovril's all like, "I knew this would happen. All is right in the world." And Alek is such the gentleman! :D :heart:
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ItalianRose5 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I like it! Don't give up yet! You have to finish Dalek Week because you are amazing!
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nenya61192 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this! The background reminds me of a Van Gogh piece, the one he did of the Rhone at night. It actually looks quite a lot like it. And it was done in France! Alek looks very dapper and Deryn very stylish. :D I love it. Well done! :)
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i-lovekittens Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WATER COLOURRR o.o
oooo, it's so easy on the eyes :} <3
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Sorcaron Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
10 favs in 10 minutes? :shakefish:
I'm seeing all sorts of interesting coloring in the background.. is that a result of filters, or did you actually color it somewhat like that? (e.g. those black strokes near the lamp)

:iconohuplz: Oh please, you're just trying to maximize attention. jk. *shot*

You can do it!! Don't give up! :iconfinallyplz:
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I don't know whyyyy ;n;
lol I started out with pencil crayons but there was so much area still to cover so I switched to watercolours even though I don't know jackshit about using watercolour XD And THEN I ran it through more watercolour filters to attempt to even it out heh heh

I'm not fishing for compliments, I genuinely don't like this but I had to post SOMETHING TTnTT

Ha well I'm glad you have faith in me :'D I'll try.
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Sorcaron Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Oh wellllll. I drew these pictures early, partially in hope that I would be over them by the time I posted them, but it turns out that I'm still an attention seeker. Tsk. Tsk.
Sounds like my mom on a time crunch. D:> If I recall correctly, watercolor is one of the most difficult media to master, but yet they give it to little kids to use..... >_>;;

I know, I know. I totes get you. :B I think I felt a lot like that last year. This year I intentionally kept a lot of them simple. :shrug:

Don't worry. You have allllll those people who expect things of you to impress. No big deal. :eyes:
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AvisTheArtistGeek Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AGH OH MY GOD THIS IS AMAZING
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laursti Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the background like that!! It looks really stylish! Sort of like the rain is real and it's making the background bleed, but Alek, Deryn and Bovril are still clear... :blahblah: ...Anyways, If this is BAD, then I'm jealous, cause even your "bad" art is still AMAZING!:la:

By the way, this is adorable! I love how Alek is holding the umbrella for her! :giggle: Such a gentleman!
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Arysthae-niru Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know it isn't your best work (according to you, you biased woman ;)) , but it's still ten times better than anything I can do. And the expression is so clear on their faces that it makes me ache. And I love Bovril. You draw him so well.
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mei-d Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OHMYGOSHBRINTHISISAMAZIINGKSLDJGSJDGHHSDGSJDJSGKSJ
I love the watercolors and the lights and the fact they're near a river-lake-thing and I love the rain and asdbjgkl;
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
shhhh I don't know how to use watercolours, that was a last resort >.<
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mei-d Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It doesn't look like a last resort to me O:
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Trust me, it is XD
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mei-d Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
But it doesn't look like it XD
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fellie220 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
GIRL, THIS IS ADORABLE. NOT TO MENTION PERFECT. (pleasedon'tdieinsidebecauseisaidthatbutireallydomeanit)
But those Gatsby parties cray, man. -is reading the book now hohoho-

SO CUTE AHH. And little Bov with his little bowtie <3
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
SHHHHHHHHHH LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU
OMFG I FORGOT TO COLOUR THE BOWTIE SAJKHFKHAGSKGKG :iconheaddeskplz:

Have you seen the trailer for the new Gatsby movie? It looks awwwesome :D
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fellie220 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO YOU CAN'T HEAR ME BUT YOU CAN READ WHAT I WROTE MUAHAHHA
THE BOWTIE IS BEAUTIFUL DON'T COLOR IT BECAUSE IT LOOKS TOTALLY LORIS

NICK IS SPIDERMAN AND GATSBY IS JACK AHHHH But for cereal, it looks badass.
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
GAH YOU FOUND THE LOOPHOLE
I'm not going to colour it XD I'm done with this thing.

It looks SUPER BADASS. It's going to be so gooood, Leonardo DiCaprio always picks the best movies to be in :D
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fellie220 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YES I DID
Good, because it's perf the way it is.

He does! But they're always so sadd
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Boobear96 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D This is just to beautiful with the coloring and the expressions really light up the artwork.
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SwagSodas Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It a cute concept and your coloring is bootyful. ; A; TEACH ME HOW TO COLOR OKAY.
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ThePrinceOfParties Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
NOT LIKE THIS, THAT'S HOW :XD:
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SwagSodas Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
BETTER THAN ME
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Laura-Mellark Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this! It'sgot great colors. It's not crappy, T-Pop.
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