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Force of Nature by CelticBotan Force of Nature by CelticBotan
"Cause she's just like the weather, can't hold her together
Born from dark water, daughter of the rain and snow"

("LANDSCAPE", by Florence + the Machine)

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Florence again.
I started this one last year and it was supposed to be the tribute to "Rabbit Heart" (one of three tries, I think) and it was supposed to be colored, with the colors from the "Rabbit Heart" videoclip, since I based her face on a print screen of it, but I ended up hating it so much I gave it up, but kept the .psd in a folder I have named FAILS, haha; I'm glad I did it though, today I decided to revisit it and OMFG. I'm kinda surprised with the result. :omfg:

So kids, the lesson we learned today is that you should never throw away your stuff even if you hate it with the force of a thousand suns, because the epic fail of today can be an epic win tomorrow o_O.

Well, I've seen people defining her like a fairy or angel but to me she is much more a force of nature, since she's as overwhelming and capricious like a storm in the sea, but also as gentle and sweet like a breeze :aww:

Enjoy! :wave:

P.S.: FUCK YEAH, the goddamint block I had for months is apparently leaving, UGH. Beter late than never.

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"Porque ela é como o clima, não consegue se manter una
Nascida da água escura, filha da chuva e da neve"

("LANDSCAPE", by Florence + the Machine)

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Florenção de novo.
Na verdade, eu comecei essa pintura no ano passado e supostamente seria o tributo à "Rabbit Heart" (uma tentativa de três que eu fiz, se não me engano), e era para ser colorida com o esquemão de cores do videoclipe de "Rabbit Heart" mesmo, já que baseei o rosto dela em um printscreen; mas no final, odiei tudo e desisti, mas mantive o .psd numa pasta aqui chamada FAILS, haha. Ainda bem que eu fiz isso no final, hoje decidi revisitar esse arquivo e OMFG - meio que estou surpresa com o resultado :omfg:

Então, crianças, essa é a lição aprendida hoje: nunca jogue fora seus desenhos, mesmo que você os odeie com a força de mil sóis, porque o epic fail de hoje pode ser o epic win de amanhã o_O

Bem, já vi pessoas definindo Dona Florinda aqui como sendo uma fada ou anjo, mas para mim ela é muito mais uma força da natureza, já que ela é tão inconstante e opressora quanto uma tempestade marítima, mas é também delicada e doce como uma brisa :aww:

Enjoy!

P.S.: FUCK YEAH, aparentemente o maldito block está indo embora, UGH. Antes tarde do que nunca, PQP.

Paint Tool SAI
Photoshop CS4
Wacom Bamboo PEN

ART (c) ME, ~CelticBotan
FLORENCE (c) the weather
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:iconrobertrijkers:
RobertRijkers Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
gorgeous hair
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:iconprialanis:
prialanis Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Amei esse!!
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yay! *-*
Valeu, Tia!
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:iconprialanis:
prialanis Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
De nada =)
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Spells17 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student General Artist
AWhh woow... awhh woow... that is just.. :faint: Sooo good! :D ..the lighting.. the florence.. everything! :D :la: :iconsobeautifulplz: :tighthug:
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thanks a lot!! *3* Florence is always a good subject to paint! <3
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Nanaa13 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hair is aweeeeeesome! :love:
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THank you so much!
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:iconnanaa13:
Nanaa13 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome! :aww: And MERRY CHRISTMAS! :squee:
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry X-Mas to you too! *o*
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:iconnanaa13:
Nanaa13 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :happybounce:
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AnnikaNaumann Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Veeeery nice ♥ I really like the song, it's so powerful and your painting is a really good rendition of it :)
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you a lot! The song grew on me with time, it was an ok song before but now I really like it! =D
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AnnikaNaumann Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, in the beginning it was like "nice, but it isn't that good.." but now it's like "it's so powerful and when I hear it I have to do something great" :) No probelm! :hug:
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ViolaLucien Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012
Oh, you had an art block? I've never experienced it but it has to be quite unnerving. Luckily you seem to overwhelm it.
It's fantastic how you draw the hair :) I also thought about drawing a picture to one of Florence's songs, maybe "Seven Devils" or "Only if for a night". They are my favorite songs.
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I did. It wasn't the "cannot draw anything" kind though, it was more "everything I do is worthless and shit" kind of block D: I believe it was a snowball of everything that went wrong in the past year and started to affect my art, but I believe now I'm finally letting go of it since I'm really in love with my last pieces! :D

And thanks a lot! The hair was a hard work, but fun to do, hair and eyes are just my favorite parts on a person when I paint them! =D And do it, Florence's songs are just PERFECT to make art based on them, I don't know what is it but it just works - I can't do it with Within Temptation's songs, for example (their songs are more about a whole story in each song, like a book, comic or movie, but not just only one single picture). Show me if you draw them! =D
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ViolaLucien Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I had a phase during study where I didn't have the time to draw bigger pictures so I did smaller works but wasn't satisfied with them (apart of my portraits) because I always thought they're incomplete and I didn't make much effort. Surprisingly, now that I am working I have more time and I am satisfied bout how my pics have turned out since last year. Maybe it's also because I don't set myself under pressure, s.th. like "I have to draw a perfect pic" and so on.

I'm currently doing a doodle to "Heavy in your arms" but I'm stuck in the middle of it because I didn't got the right idea for one part of it :)
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KmilaZaoldyeck Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dona Florinda EUAHEUHAEUAHEAHEUEHUAEHAEUAH
muito lindo lindo lindo *-*
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HUauhahua, sim, Dona Florinda e a Máquina <3 <3 [link]

:XD:

Muito obrigada! *3*
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KmilaZaoldyeck Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
EHAUEHAUEHAUEHAUEHUAUEUAHAHEAUHEUAHUHAUHEAUEHUAHEUAEHA
MORRI

de nada moça *-*
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mermaidp-uke Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah! This is SO gorgeous! :heart: I love your Florence inspired works :love: :clap:
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much!! :heart:
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:iconmermaidp-uke:
mermaidp-uke Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :iconcutiesmileplz:
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DawningRose Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Photographer
Oh I love your illustrations you do of florence. Have you done one for her new video and song 'Sweet Nothing'?
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CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you a lot, dear! =D
Not yet! I didn't have an idea for it yet though I would love to since I love Sweet Nothing (both the song and the video, the video is just brilliant).
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DawningRose Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student Photographer
I know right I love how she just goes crazy on stage, its got so much emotion.
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fawad87 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student
so beautiful,nice work ....
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! ^^
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:iconfawad87:
fawad87 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Student
welcome :)
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:iconcrackowl:
CrackOwl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
an Amazing skill you posses.
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! =)
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CrackOwl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
More than welcome it must have taking a long time with the hair?
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:iconcelticbotan:
CelticBotan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A little bit, yes - much more in defining the individual strands than actually painting it xD
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CrackOwl Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist
i could never have the patience plus i would be mostly paranoid about messing up and having to start over
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