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SSP: Aylin, Round 2 by MetalPandora SSP: Aylin, Round 2 by MetalPandora
Round 2 entry for :iconseedrianstarpageant:
Aylin's special talent is making and playing various instruments (carved from wood). She can make bamboo flutes, pan flutes, and ocarinas; but her specialty is harps and lyres. Playing her personal harp, Aoide (named for the original greek muse of song), is one of her favorite pastimes.

So, I'm trying to practice some bgs again @_@ It's very frustrating, but I think I'm making some progress!

Musical inspiration: [link]



+Art and character belongs to me
+Please do not edit, trace, recolor, repost, or otherwise use this artwork without my permission.
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:iconawesomerockstar101:
AWESOMEROCKSTAR101 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
cutecute
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:iconladyyukon:
ladyyukon Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I just love the rock it's hard to draw XD amazing rock!~<3
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:iconblaze1090:
Blaze1090 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
not sure if i already commented, but here we go!~
i hope you don't mind me critiquing this a bit :3
first of all, i adore your style!:love:
theres always this lovely glow in your artwork that makes is undoubtedly yours~

i'd say the colours are chosen very well, its just the contrast that bothers me a bit.
i feel the character blends a tad to much with the rest of this piece.(other then the hair, which is the first thing that jumps out.)
speaking of the hair, mainly where its shaded around the silvery metal cylinder holding it; it looks a bit to much like her dress, giving it a cloth-like look to it~
also, the leafs on her harp could use a bit of shine :3

hope that wasn't to much ^^;
Lovely as always!~:heart:
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Aw, thanks a bunch hun! I appreciate the crit; I agree that she kinds blends into the bg too much. I probably shouldn't have used such similar colors for everything lol.
I'll be sure to watch out for those things in the future! Thanks again! :heart:
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:iconxelectrowingsx:
xElectroWingsx Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful scene Pandora! The background is flawless as for the character itself :love: I think I love the hair most though, so shiny and gorgeous ;u; Overall amazing <333
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:iconcoraleana:
Coraleana Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what an amazing picture! :wow:
the background looks fantastic. And Aylin look so beautiful! You really did an incredible job on her.^-^
And you also did a great job on the harp.^^
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
Thank you very much! :hug:
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:iconcoraleana:
Coraleana Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're welcome^-^
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:iconlubia193:
Lubia193 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013   Digital Artist
I love this :O WOOOOW
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:iconmelanthriel:
Melanthriel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
Oh my gosh, Metal, this is amazing.. You did so well on the background, no need to worry! ;v; The only thing that looks just a little weird is the waterfall to me. Everything else is just so... STUNNING. <3
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
:heart: Thank you so much!
yeah I have no idea how to paint water lol. I'll keep trying though!
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:iconmelanthriel:
Melanthriel Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013
You're welcome!
LOL Good luck! ;v;/ I'm sure you'll get the hang of it!
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:iconteeba-polkadot:
teeba-polkadot Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow this is amazing! :la:
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:iconazurrique:
Azurrique Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, I didn't realize how close you were to finishing this when I was in the Join.Me haha. Anyways though, this really did come out beautifully. The atmosphere seems so calm and serene, I don't wanna stop looking at it!
It also reminds me that I should start practicing backgrounds again myself lmao.
I've really loved Aylin's design and the character herself since the moment I saw her too. All around, this is a really gorgeous piece. :)
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
;u; Thank you very much! :heart:
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:iconazurrique:
Azurrique Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! Hah :heart:
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:iconkenothewolf:
KenotheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The way how you colored and made the effects from the hair is breathless
but this is nothing against the background what let me feel to be a part of this picture ♥ beautiful
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you so much! ;u; :heart:
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:iconkenothewolf:
KenotheWolf Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
welcome :3
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This picture you've done looks incredibly nice! :D
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconcaseydecker:
CaseyDecker Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
You're very welcome! :D
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:icontamnod:
Tamnod Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I had the chance to join in on the join.me stream when you were working on Aylin's harp :3 It was fantastic to see how quickly the harp developed in the picture and how it looks in the final result <3 I find her talent pretty interesting and also the picture composition in itself, looking at it made it seem like a dream world to me, places you can see listening to instrumental music <3 The musical inspiration you have shared was beautiful, before I clicked on it, the picture reminded me of a beautiful instrumental myself C: It even feels a little like we are seeing through Aylin's eyes, while she plays the harp and thinks of such a landscape or makes the place come alive with it Cx I like how concentrated she is, yet she seems so dreamy :) Just like the sound of the instrument, the background you have chosen here is very calm in colouring and effects alike and I hope to see more big backgrounds like these in future works of yours again x3 Still over the entire working progess, my favourite part of this picture always remained her harp, I like how every little string is affected by the moonlight differently and her pose and the position of hands make it look professional, while the design of the harp seems more magic-made than hand-made, fitting to the talent of hers you described :aww:
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
:heart:omigosh hun, your comment really brightened my day ;u;
Thank you so much for your kind words, I just don't know what to say! :hug:
Glad you enjoyed watching the stream too! >u<
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:icontamnod:
Tamnod Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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:iconmilchwoman:
Milchwoman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just amazing *-*
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
;u; Thank you!
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:iconmilchwoman:
Milchwoman Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :3
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:iconalishdark:
AlishDark Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Wow, very beautiful. Thats amazing.
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconrose32007:
ROSE32007 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Mwaahahaaha, i was at the live stream~ <3
I love the picture o:
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
x3 Thank you! <3
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:iconkaoru-ku:
Kaoru-Ku Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
It is divine. *0*
So the atmosphere transferred professionally. I'm looking at your arts, and just want to paint, I want to draw an awesome picture. :clap:
Your arts is very inspiring for many. :nod:
And each drawing better and better.
You began to draw realistic or something. Hair elegant, gorgeous background. How did you just invent it?
Ideas are unforgettable. What is your inspiration for this miracle?
How do you draw so learned. :dummy:
Oh well, I will not clog the comments.
You inspiration, ideas and success in the future. I can not wait for your new pictures. :hug:
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Wow, you're too sweet ;u; Thank you very much!
I did a lot of studying and gathered a bunch of reference material for the background. It's really tough for me to come up with backgrounds, not to mention actually drawing them @_@
As for inspiration; I looks at a lot of fantasy landscape paintings and also listen to music! Here's the song that inspired this pic: [link]
In fact, I think I'll link that in the description too! :)
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:icong-robotnik:
G-Robotnik Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
I like her design - beautiful and mysterious.
Love the hair and the flower. :love:
And background - perfect.
Great job turned out and you did awesome job!
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Aw, thank you so much! :blushes:
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:iconginchiyoandsmoke:
ginchiyoandsmoke Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
beautiful
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you!
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:iconmillythesnowtiger:
MillyTheSnowtiger Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Awesome :squee:
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thanks! :3
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:iconmillythesnowtiger:
MillyTheSnowtiger Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're very welcome :aww:
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:iconjosephcollins:
JosephCollins Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa. Very nice!
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you! :D
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:icontonythunder:
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Very,very wonderful work here,I totally love the detailing on the background,the stars in the sky,the colors,and Aylin's shiny hair too! <3
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:icontonythunder:
Tonythunder Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
no prob :huggle:
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:iconlucariogirl4ever:
LucarioGirl4Ever Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Gahhh~ This is so gorgeous! <3 I love the purple hues you chose here. So fitting~
That's a beautiful harp, by the way. The design is perfect.
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:iconmetalpandora:
MetalPandora Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013
Thank you so much!
I've never drawn a harp before, so I'm glad it turned out alright x3
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:iconlucariogirl4ever:
LucarioGirl4Ever Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist
You've never drawn a harp?! WOW~ In that case, it's EXTREMELY impressive.
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Lovely
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