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Contrast by DawnstarW Contrast by DawnstarW
First off I would like to apologize for the poor quality of the scan.. was fighting with the scanner a good part of the evening and finally gave up. Anyways this is something that I was working on to submit to the up coming KVIE art aution 2009.

Materials Used:
watercolors on watercolor paper (11 x 14inches)

Time to complete:
Approx. 1 week

Reference Used:
Contrast by :iconmiranda-blade:

UPDATE (March 3, 2010) - OMG! :excited: Thank you so much for the DD!
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*DawnstarW's delightful gallery yields such a bountiful variety of work inspired by nature, it's nigh impossible not to be charmed. Contrast is an exquisite gem, composed of elements so delicate and fragile while maintaining superb control over light and shade. Please enjoy this and many more from what this artist has to offer! ( Suggested by Hellobaby and Featured by snowmask )
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drixu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
it's really beautiful!!
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it
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drixu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2010
you're very welcome :aww:
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
featured in my latest journal :D
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
lol thanks... check out my newest piece
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BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this piece as well.:heart: I like how the flowers come out of the frame.

and congratulations for the DD ! :iconheartballoonplz:
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
^.^ Thanks.. I'm glad that you enjoyed this piece
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BetweenAsleepAndWake Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart:
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LittleVie Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Awesome! I love how you painted the leaves and nice choice of colors.
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
^.^ thanks.. the leaves were pretty tricky
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PhotographyPool Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Lovely shot
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Are you in reference to the painting or the reference photo I took that the painting is based off of?
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Yanagi-no-Yume Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
You draw beautifully! Good job!
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:blushes: ^^ thanks
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NekoNicky Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
REally pretty, such a cleaver way to frame it as well. :)
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I seem to have a habit of doing that on many of my pieces. Starting to wonder if it's become a trademark of mine.
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NekoNicky Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It's very effective :)
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: Truly a masterpiece!! :salute:
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
^^; Thanks #^_^#
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Brilliant work
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Glad you enjoyed it
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Surrealism4humans Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
I think that next to humans, intricate flowers and plants are the hardest to depict. Flawless work to say the least and waay better than any camera could do.
Thanks for creating!
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
^^ Thanks... it's actually based off of a photo I had taken (the link to the photo is in the description of the painting)
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aniarozCR Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Exquisite
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much.. I'm really happy with how it came out.
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FunnyMask Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Lovely image and very well made! I think the detail of the flowers coming out of the frame is very interesting and original. :)
Just a question, what's the english name of that plant? I have those but the blue-purple ones. They're beautifull!
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I honestly don't remember the name right off hand. I do know it's nearly impossible to say it without sounding like you're sneezing.
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nakedzen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Just beautiful.... :O
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you
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nakedzen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
It was my pleasure! :)
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The composition is great, and you paint well. That's really neat and pretty ^^
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
^.^ I'm glad that you enjoyed this piece
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Lergahin Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ^^
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blackthornart Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2010
stunning :D love this
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much!
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MeiChild Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
this is beautiful, i love how it breaks the border. youre very talented!!
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I have a tendency of having some part of the center image "spill out" over the border of the piece. Glad that you enjoyed it.
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MeiChild Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
i see absolutely no problem with things spilling out or whatever anyone wants to call it :) i think if you do it well, do it.
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DawnstarW Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for the compliments ^.^
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MeiChild Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
youre welcome! you definitely deserve them :)
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I really like how the flowers ';pop' from the picture focus to the outside a little. Beautiful
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