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Princess Fantasies by maina Princess Fantasies by maina
My very first finished acrylic painting. Please excuse the simplicity of the subject in this submission. What I really wanted was to try acrylics out and see what I could do with them. I chose something rather easy to draw, didn't elaborate a story around it either.

Acrylics on canvas are also very difficult to scan. I just discovered that. The original painting looks a lot better in person than the digital version. If anyone's got a few pointers on how to scan unstretched canvas correctly, feel free to tell me! I need all the help I can get in that department! *laughs*

I hadn't painted a princess in a while, so that was a lot of fun to do!

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8x10 acrylics on unstretched canvas.
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:iconhmoreng:
HMoreng Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
I love the colors and the butterflies, very stunning
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razuberii Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008  Student General Artist
Awesome job on ur first Acrylic painting. I just started last semester with it.
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ErrinaCantik Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007
Love this pic!
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GreenWhimsy Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2007  Professional General Artist
Absolutely stunning! Your style translates beautifully in acrylic!
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007   General Artist
Another beautiful job:D :D! Great job, as usual:)!
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Neopong13 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
tHATS hott!
Thats Sooo Soo Soo awsome wow you got the gift!
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frostyheavens Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2006
this is beautiful ... the pink and red ... she looks so delicate and feminine ... very princessy :giggle:
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plaid-duckie Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006   Traditional Artist
stunning
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hugoweavingfangirl Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Gorgeous
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:iconmirita:
Mirita Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2006  Professional
Beautiful! Remember to Rebecca Dautremer art :)
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magpie-poet Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2006
Simple, but lovely. I really like the shapes and the symmetry. Makes me think of something I'd find in a classy foreign hotel ;)
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mouse99 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2006
I LOVE IT!
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:iconhyptosis:
Hyptosis Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
fantastic maina! ^_^
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jakface Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Wow for your first acrylic this is AMAZING..
the blending of the pink and red is awesome
and the details.. oh the details <333
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Pixie-Wildflower Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2006
Aw, she's adorable.
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FaerieShadows Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
very beautiful
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ElvenstarArt Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, this is lovely! I really love the monochromatic color scheme. And I actually really like the simplicity of it! Looks like you're doing well with acrylics already. :D
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006
I don't know much about arcrylics, but I think you did well with them! Very pretty design. You got the colored to blend really nicely - I especially like how they do so on her face.
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ryuusei-illusion Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is exactly the kind of art you would find anywhere classy in the world.

Simple but elegant.
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sanguigna Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2006
Precious one!! Wonderfull acrilic! And really sweet princess! :star:
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:iconskribbles:
Skribbles Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Professional General Artist
Aww her little hands are so sweet :D
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Christina-The-Weird Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Student Digital Artist
I love how the picture is bright, and vibrant. Very detailed, even for an acrylic painting.

Scanning on unstreacthed canvas...erm....personally I would take a picture of it with good lighting, and crop it and do lighting effects with photoshop so that it isnt blurry or too dark. Avoid the scanner entirely (in my opinion, yours may be different.)

I should draw a comic on how I tried to stuff my canvas into the scanner...funny story....
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Marmottegarou Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Very nice painting :)
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:iconcrzyantisocialafigrl:
love love love the composition :love:

the colors are good too, and i like how the dress is a wee bit abstract. would be lovely as a book cover ;)
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Mab87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Student General Artist
she's soo pretty!! I like her face a lot, very nice technique
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:iconmab87:
Mab87 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Student General Artist
she's soo pretty!! I like her face a lot, very nice technique
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Natohamae Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
This is very good for a first :) I know I can't attempt a good acrylic painting yet. Need more practice @_@

I like the character concept too. Although it's simple for the sake of the practice, she's very eyecatching. Her dress reminds me of pincushions! :heart:
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nunuu Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
My exact words when I saw the image (spoken outloud to self ^^):

"WOAH! Oh my God! This is so pretty!"

*hits Fave button*
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KazellMulynn Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional General Artist
Beautiful painting regardless of the scan, I'd suggest photographing it (outside, with a digital camera, best on a cloudy day)
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boum Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional Filmographer
C,est rouge!

Je comprends pas ses bras, mais c'est très joli, chapeau pour un first try, moi la peinture c'est pas ma branche.....
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HeartSong Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Sumptuous colours and lovely detail
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Pockaru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
adorable! i myself cannot even start to capture detail with acrylics, thats why i despise traditional painting anymore :giggle:

but some pointers? hmm. maybe capture it with a digital camera taking its picture? Just a thought. :)
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Ravenari Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
This is just simply wonderful, and reminds me of oldschool disney sketches and drawings.
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Seiteki9 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:heart: !!!!! O_O
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:iconrita-ria:
Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Such an elegant pricess :D
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:iconkatink:
Katink Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
I love her! Those colours are divine!
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Phlox73 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Aww, she's just darling - love her expression. :)
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:iconesicardi:
esicardi Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Very stylish.
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Pallekenl Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
Very nice!! The detailing is awesome!
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Adeline-MB Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2006
super cute! :heart:
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emme Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It's beautiful! I love the simplicity of it, very nice work for your try with a new medium. And i can't tell you had any trouble with the scanning.
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grimkim Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
beautiful. i love the detail
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TellerofTales Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Student Digital Artist
Wow! Really beautiful!
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JadeThePredator Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd say that all of those tiny details wouldn't be very easy or simple to do... But you did them very nicely :nod: She looks really neat the way you did her.
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