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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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