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The Key Journal by Achen089 The Key Journal by Achen089
Journal commission for ~KingsLamb . The theme/keyword i was given was old keys which always bring secret passages and walled gardens to my mind ( probably from my reading the Secret Garden again and again as a child ) so nature it was. I got a little carried away with all the trees and branches but i do like drawing entwined patterns, it has such a calming effect on me. :D

9x14 cm (3.5x5.5") Moleskine journal, graphite & white pencils, acrylic.
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:iconklieo:
Klieo Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love love love!! 
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:iconbluari:
Bluari Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I like mostly the hidden door c:
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Fiofiorina Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is again absolutely lovely!!
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SecretlyFading Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Student Writer
So you make actualy journals? With the pages and all?
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tigerli-ly Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH MY GOD!! I couldn't draw as good as you even if I tried a hundred years!
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darklingcode Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow that is something special. how did you get the shadows so good?
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TakingOverTheAsylum Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Everything looks so neat and her hands are brilliant. I usually have real difficulty with hands. I try to do too much detail, but these are so elegant and simple.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:iconpersefoneh:
Persefoneh Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the beauty is truly in all the fantastic details! love it!
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:icon2ndtoone:
2ndtoOne Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fantastic! Gorgeous drawings!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:icon2ndtoone:
2ndtoOne Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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Siegfried40000 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the symbolism here! and the girl :D
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Glad to hear you do. :D
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Iezeulte Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous!! I love the trees.
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Lawenta Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is really beautiful. I love the repeating motif of keys and door - door to freedom, door to mystery. And the frame of branches looks amazing, too.
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hahahah, i love that you got carried awya with drawing the inter-twining branches. ;-) The girl is absolutely gorgeous, as all of your figures are. :D
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, thank you so much, you are always so kind and supportive. :hug:
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:icontheophilia:
Theophilia Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
As always Achen, you are, of, course, very welcome! ^^ :glomp:
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:iconithildiel:
Ithildiel Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautiful!:)
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Σ'ευχαριστώ όπως πάντα! :D
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :heart:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure!
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely gorgeous as always - I especially love the fairy door at the bottom of the tree :D
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you, glad you liked that playful little addition. :D
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:iconrachelillustrates:
rachelillustrates Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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:iconchashirskiy:
Chashirskiy Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What a romantic journal it will be! I love everything about it. And an idea is lovely. :aww: :clap:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you Julia! :)
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Tella-in-SA Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love birds! :heart:
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:iconirhummingbird:
IRhummingbird Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
so gorgeous! did you ink this?
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner May 21, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! And yes, i did, with a fine liner. :)
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artiscallyloved Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is amazing i am in love with the detail and the stuttle hint of shading and the lighting affect it is breath taking
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NixiEvans Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's so gorgeous!!! :la: :la:
I love it!!
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TheWindowsToTheSoul Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
this is so beautiful. I love the sparkly detailing on her hair :)
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Hyacinth-Zofia Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm. I love your designs that you do on these covers ... but I was just wondering, how do you keep the graphite from smudging when they're finished pieces? The thought of one of these drawings getting ruined from using the journal is heartbreaking!
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Oh, i seal them with a fixative spray. :) Thanks for your lovely comment!
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:iconfeliane:
Feliane Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
So delicate :heart:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you Myriam! :)
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:iconverlisaerys:
Verlisaerys Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The design is really beautiful! :heart:
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:iconachen089:
Achen089 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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LuminousLuck Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
I absolutely love how her hair becomes a part of the trees. As well with her shawl. I adore how you've connected things but not in an obvious way. This is so beautiful! I wish it were mine!!!
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Soup-Fairy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
beautiful!
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Student Filmographer
whats with the bird in cage?!!
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:iconriamachia:
riamachia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Stunning. I love the accents in her hair.
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korwis Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful :)
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BeatrizAlbano Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Do you know the legend of Brawen? She's a welsh goddess and she was stuck in an unhappy marriage for n reasons, so she trained a starling to carry a message to her brother, saying to go free her. I imagine that freeing that bird make her feel like this painting...
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LhasaCook Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats so beautiful
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gonzalexx1 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
Sweet!!!!
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