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Sea love by mariiiis-dolls Sea love by mariiiis-dolls
She's waiting for her love, holding a letter in her hands....

She took me quite long, but I'm not really happy about the hair. It's ok, but could be done better. The dress out of rainbow waves was a new way of shading (at least for me). I tried it, because I had no other idea how to shade this kind of 'dress'. The background is supposed to look more simple, because I wanted the doll to be the main part in this piece.

Any CC is welcome, I'll try to use for my future works.

Base is by Nimiaka [link]
Colors used: around 45

Originally started for her contest, which is of course over since many months.....
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:iconeternalyoaiwrath:
eternalyoaiwrath Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2013
nice and its lovely
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:iconaoer:
Aoer Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
super pretty! I love her hair!
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StrawberryR Featured By Owner May 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful. I love it so much. I wish there was a wallpaper version of this, it's just so gorgeous. It's like all the beauty of summer wrapped up into a 45-color pixel delight. <3
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AlicornLover Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The dress is beautiful--the highlights and shadows in the hair are very detailed, and I love the way you highlighted the sun and island in the background.
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SGT-Stories Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the colours in this! :3
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:icondoundou:
Doundou Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wahhhh cool !
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:iconskullz-head:
skullz-head Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perfect colors---- :heart:
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:iconlacklustr:
Lacklustr Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012   Digital Artist
This in positively gorgeous. Surpasses anything I could ever hope to make, for sure.
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:iconnikimuk:
Nikimuk Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I've become an excellent lurker here on deviantart, but I really must comment this doll. The dress came out very well! You should use this new way of shading more often, I think you would do some very interesting things! What about making a doll entirely shaded in this way? :) That dress makes me think about My Little Pony tails and so I was picturing in my mind a doll inspired by them with the hair shaded in this way! *_* But well, maybe I'm just blabbing XD Great job, as always! ;)
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)! Indeed it was inspired by my little pony - I had no idea how to shade the dress, and stumbled over a picture of MLP *ding* and I had known how I wanted to shade it. Hair with this style could be very interesting, too :) I will keep in mind!
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Channini Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, this is really great! Your unique style really shines through on this one. I love the way you shaded the dress, and how it looks like an octopus. It came out really well. And the background is excellent.

I do have some CC.. I guess I feel like you could have more colors overlap in your ramps because the various sections of the dress almost all have different colors in them, making them stand out too much individually and not come together as a whole. As in, you want the dress to have a holistic quality to it, because it is the same object after all, and that can be accomplished very well with color. For instance, maybe add a purple in the pink and blue section to tie those together, or add one of the green colors to both the lighter blue/cyan strips and maybe even the orange. It'd also be super easy to substitute a color from the pink into the orange (or vice versa) to unify those a little more as well.

I might also suggest adding some neutrals in there, especially to the dark blue sections of the dress, which seem a little dark and saturated to me, and to me it stands out a little much. More desaturated colors also work great as 'unifying' colors as well since they tend not to clash against colors that have different hues like bright colors can. Of course, I know your style is characteristic of not having a lot of desaturated colors, but sneaking one or two in there wouldn't take away from the vibrancy I'd think.

I know how much people tend to mix colors around in an image does tend to be a matter of stylistic choice, but I just think it'd look really great here because you use so many different colors that having a couple more common ones in the sections could make a big difference.

I do like how the colors of the dress all tie into the other elements of the picture though, like the sea and sand. Overall, really great piece, definitely adding it to my favorites.
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the great comment and CC :)! It's very helpful, and I will keep in mind when working on my next doll :)
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LucyExpress Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
How lovely it is!
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:iconmariacatarina:
MariaCatarina Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
OMG IS PERFECT!!!!
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:icontrinus:
Trinus Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
Beautiful, Mariiii!! I love it!
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:iconeternalxrequiem:
EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I loved this so much and I do love everything tropical so I featured this here.
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:iconphoeberose:
PhoebeRose Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
stunning. *o*
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:iconnoaizumi:
NoaIzumi Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
Wow! It's very beautiful! :heart:
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:iconkalorian:
Kalorian Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my wow. The colors in this is STUNNING!
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:iconpixie-wildflower:
Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
That is beautiful!
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TipsyTeacup Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, my.. <3 The mixture of shading styles seem like it wouldn't work, but it does. It works so well. The only strange this is the background.. it doesn't seem to make much sense with the subject. It seems like she would be underwater, not on a beach oxo
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, you're right about the background. I originally had a sketch where the dress is underwater, and being some kind of waves. I'll try to make it better when I make another scene with water/beach :) Thank you for the critique :)!
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LunarLotis Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No CC from me but all I want to know is how you come up with the nices backgrounds for you dolls :love: and the dress is Amazzing :love:
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmsdeerborn:
msdeerborn Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
oh wow this is absolutely gorgeous! the colours, the theme, i just adore that rainbow 'dress' goodness you are so amazing
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconmercedes1000:
Mercedes1000 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
WOOW :D
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:)
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:iconmerelei:
merelei Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours and the way you used them in this doll are so fantastic!!
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)!
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quinqui Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very unique and original piece between your other dolls, the shading on the dress looks like it was made using traditional colour pencils, it's delicious for the eye, thank you so much for finishing and sharing with us ^_^
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for the comment :)
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Alracairam Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
This is perfect in every single detail! Lovely!!
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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diejjj Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
It's getting kinda boring to say this all the time but: OMG I love this:P!!!! Her skirt/dress is awesomish perfect pallet choice and the hair..well I wish I could make it look like that:P so don't be to hard for yourself xD!!
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)!
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Banished-Dreams Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012
Gorgeous shading! I really like the lineless technique on the tentacles. The detail in the background is amazing, too!
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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:iconjatola:
jatola Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderfull! Great shading and soft colors makes her so adorable :D
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you :)!
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:iconariathordia:
AriaThordia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yay you finished her > congrats x3
cant wait to see the next done work from you darlin :D
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mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Danke fürs comment :) Wir könnten ja auch mal ein Collab-doll machen, wär sicher interessant ;)
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AriaThordia Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woar ne collab *3*
welcher art du ne doll ich ne doll
oder couple doll jeder eine
oder (das mach ich meist mit sissy) einer bestimmt base und palette (manchmal auch noch lines) und der andere schattiert es
oder oder oder
schlag was for ;D
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Nimiaka Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Artist
Just wow O___O
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconeternalxrequiem:
EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the palm trees in the background and the wave dress.
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, I'm glad someone likes the palm trees :)
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:iconeternalxrequiem:
EternalxRequiem Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome.

I moved back to the south just because I missed palm tress so any sort of palm tree imagery is awesome. :D
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pamixx Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love her hair (and everything else about this!!!!)
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:iconmariiiis-dolls:
mariiiis-dolls Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you^^
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