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Christmas Spirit 2011 by Achen089 Christmas Spirit 2011 by Achen089
And the christmas themed painting i made for this year's bookmarks and greeting cards, available at my Etsy shop. The gown is based on this amazingly wonderful Marchesa gown [link] .

You can also see last year's design here [link] .

Happy Holidays everyone! :holly:

Pencil, watercolours and white and gold acrylic.
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:icononyana:
Onyana Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sooooo good. Although you can keep the queen of cold and snow away from me. I no likey the cold.
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Though even Spring is arriving in quick dancing steps, it's a magical picture! Thank you for sharing your art with us!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
I thank you for your lovely comment! :)
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:iconcj-db:
CJ-DB Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012   Traditional Artist
Very pretty :love:
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joeyv7 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Lovely use of light - wish I had seen this in time for Christmas!!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you again Cathy, i quite enjoy learning and playing with light lately. It's great to hear the results look good! :)
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:iconnoa12:
noa12 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just love the way you draw clothes. It looks magical :)
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:iconsiegfried40000:
Siegfried40000 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So full of emotion
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:iconrathika:
Rathika Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Wow.

...Not much more I can say about it.
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:iconprecelek96:
Precelek96 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! Merry Christmass! :icontearplz:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, you too! :)
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ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011   Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! Happy Holidays to you, too!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your Christmasy red-headed beauties. :D As always, very lovely. How ever do you get such delicate shades with watercolor? I feel like I'm so clumsy with them. :XD:
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your compliments! I use a lot of water, it could be that.I probably dilute my colours much more than the normal/usual would be so i get quite soft shades (and edges too). ;)
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Theophilia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww: I'll have to try and water my colors down more then. :nod:

I may have asked you this before, but out of curiosity, what brand of watercolors do you use? I use Grumbachers.
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luna-ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
Youpi!! It's wonderful! So poetic and simply nice! I LOVE it!
More, it's finally a beautiful christmas picture published on deviantart. There is not a lot on this theme, even if we're actually completely in christmas time!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your all your kind words, i'm so glad you liked it!
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luna-ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011
Take it easy: it's really my thoughs and I'm always very pleased by looking your works!!! You can continue like it!!
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:iconkingslamb:
KingsLamb Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Merry Christmas!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, you too! :holly:
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:iconamber-lady:
amber-lady Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011
It's beautiful - delicate, but strong enough to represent Christmas.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, i'm so glad you find so. :)
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:iconaodhagain:
Aodhagain Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, this is very beautiful.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmelaniegreen:
MelanieGreen Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! Gorgeous! Yay for the Christmas spirit!

Happy holidays~
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you, you too!
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:iconofficemafia:
officemafia Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2011  Student Photographer
She's so beautifu!:love:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm so glad you find so! :)
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FaithHopeAndLOVE Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student General Artist
:love:
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:iconhibiscopurpurea:
HibiscoPurpurea Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Is a lot beautiful, it looks like an ilustration of fairy tales
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you very much!
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:iconhibiscopurpurea:
HibiscoPurpurea Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you are welcome n.n
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Lantis-Erin Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! :) :snowflake: :xmas:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, as usual.

Happy Christmas!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, you too!
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CosmicFalcon-70 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Wow, this is gorgeous! You always do such lovely paintings :thumbsup:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for your compliment!
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:iconangelprincess101:
angelprincess101 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So beautiful! This is amazing!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbluefairy123:
BlueFairy123 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011
Πολυ ωραίο!!! Καλά Χριστουγεννα! :D
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011   Traditional Artist
Σ'ευχαριστώ, επίσης! :D
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