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Happy Holidays 2009 by temiel Happy Holidays 2009 by temiel
A joyous Yuletide to all of you on devART. You guys have all helped to make this a spectacular year for me and my artwork! HUGE HOLIDAY HUGS TO EVERYONE. :hug:

Coming soon: more holiday gifts for my dA homies! :heart:

Characters are Rian, Farael and Meep the marmokeet.
Micron pen and PS; background texture by `Princess-of-Shadows.
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:iconprofessor-kirby:
Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're featured in my current journal :santa:
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh man, thanks so much!! :D I was actually thinking of doing a feature like that in mine. :heart:
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Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! :iconchristmasla:
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HadaMorgana Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
You draw faster for my English, when I’ve fond the words to say you… you’ve posted new illustration and I feel lost!!! Hahahaha…

Well, today I’m going to talk about your Happy Holydays card! Mmmm I’m surprised… if I’m not wrong… there’s mistletoe in your pic… why didn’t you draw them kissing??? Youuu… that you’re the queen of kisses’ pieces! Hahahah…

Once again, you’ve made a wonderful design with their clothes; for example, the lace in her dress is awesome, you’re really meticulous with all you do!

Other thing I like is the way you’ve coloured this, it looks like if you’d used watercolours… yep, if you don’t know yet, I love the use the digital tools like if it were traditional tools… heheheh, I admire the soft degraded of colours that you’ve gained in this picture. Yep. :nod:

And... ohhh... I've forgotten to wish you a happy holydays, too!!!
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
Lol! Yes, it's true, I'm stupid-fast. ;) Don't worry about it, it's all good. :D

There is mistletoe, yes, but I just didn't feel like doing a kiss... I don't know, maybe I thought it was kind of overdone? I had this idea that the monkey-bird climbed up there and dangled the mistletoe while they were standing there staring at each other romantically, and they only just noticed it. I'm sure she's going to kiss the hell out of that boy about two seconds later. I know I would... :giggle: I'm really glad you like it, though! It was a lot of fun to do. :) I was really enjoying that "watercolor" look too; the secret is to paint with a SOFT round brush in Photoshop, and set the opacity to about half. It gives it that nice translucent look. Painter can give you even more realistic watercolor effects, but I've been avoiding Painter for some time since it ate one of my files. =P

I hope you have a great holiday as well! :hug:
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LockeLamora Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009
Awww!! It's lovely, and very festive!
Happy holidays to you!! :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Oh, you too! Thanks so much. :glomp:
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gypsy-night Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
AGH PINE BOUGHS :heart:
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Glad you like! Those were fun to draw, I haven't done a good pine bough in WAY too long.
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gypsy-night Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
uwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahpinebough 8D
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p-sanchez Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2009
Happy yuletide to you as well! :hug:
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iggygirl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
I love this couple they seem so sweet together.
This is a beautiful card too.
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much! :heart: I was really pleased with it. And they're totally my favorite couple to draw. ^____^ Glad you like it!
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iggygirl Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
you're welcome
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SilverRS Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
the colors are so alive in this image.

very well.

:D
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :heart: I was really proud of how it turned out. Merry Christmas (or whatever you celebrate, if it's something else)! :D
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SilverRS Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2009
Yeah, is Christmas, thank you :D
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Makio-Kuta Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
Rian's dress is so amazingly beautiful~
Adorable picture. I love the mood it captures!
Happy Holidays!
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks so much! :heart: Same to you. :hug:
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:iconsighter:
Sighter Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
Yep. Tis the time of year to prepare for the Hanukkah Zombie and Santa's yearly attack.

Yep. I love this time of year.
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Don't forget the Kwanzaa-bot handing out the traditional book: "What the Heck is Kwanzaa?"
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Sighter Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009
XD

O for me to pull out the Futurama DVDs and watch them over and over once more. Neptune awaits!
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solfieri Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I want to steal all of Rian's clothes, they're so beautiful... T_T

I agree with everyone else that this would look great as a printed Christmas card, it's gorgeous and so warm. ^^
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :hug: I'd love to make this into a proper card... but I have doubts I'd be able to get it printed and sent out before Christmas. I got it done pretty early, but not THAT early. x__x
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DavinArfel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
They are really cute :love: !!!
The outline with the little bird-monkey is accomplished :lol: (and Rian dress is *.*)
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks so much!! :D I had fun drawing the monkey-bird, I do it so rarely... XD
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DavinArfel Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
:XD: ! You're welcome ;)
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Servina Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
a perfect capture of the Christmas Spirit :heart:
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :hug: I was really proud of it, I'm so glad you like it. :heart:
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Servina Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2009
npz mate :)
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Larissa-Bright Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks pleasantly old fashioned (I think it's the outits and the whole crest idea that puts me in mind of old fashioned illustration). Snow, vines and Xmas clothes - what more could you ask for?
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
I LOVE old-fashioned! XD That was totally what I was going for. ^___^ Very glad you like it.

(Also, I just read your note, I'm excited!! Can't wait to get my maaaaaail... :woohoo:)
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Larissa-Bright Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It makes me think of Victorian stuff, for some reason. Quite a lot of your work does, actually!

(I'm guessing it will take about a week to arrive. I'm not sure if it went in today's post or whether it will go in tomorrow's as I got to the post office near closing time - alogn with about thirty other people, all in a huge long queue :X - but about a week, yeah).
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks!! I do try to channel that vibe a little.
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kanako91 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's really cute! >3<
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, thanks!! :heart: I'm so glad you like it. :hug:
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kanako91 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :glomp:
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morgansartworld Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful work
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:icontemiel:
temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!! :heart: I'm glad you like it.
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:iconprofessor-kirby:
Professor-Kirby Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Mmm this was a nice picture to wake up to! :meow: Made me smile and feel some holiday fuzzies ^^
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awww! Gotta love the fuzzies. :heart: I'm so glad you like it!
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Chenria Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: my beloved Farael and Rian! They just look so cute together and the mistletoe idea is so lovely and awesome :heart:

and I hope you enjoy the Christmas season yourself and that you have a wonderful time! :hug:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, I'm so glad you like it. :heart: Honestly, I really haven't been feeling the "Christmas spirit" this year, but doing this picture made me look forward to it much more. :love: I hope you have a great holiday season too! Don't work too hard!! :hug:
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Chenria Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm still not in a Christmas mood... the workload prevents that I guess ^^" and it's still too warm for December out there XD
maybe I should at least try to get some Christmas pictures done... maybe then I will get the mood ^^"

and of course, you're most welcome :aww:
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Dwenda Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is just stunning. The dress detail and his outfit and the gorgeous hair and...nom. I want to devour this Christmas card. <3 I love their position, too. The relaxed posture makes them seem a lot closer and comfortable together, which is lovely.
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you so much! What a great comment to wake up to. :heart: I'm so glad you like it. I think I was actually thinking of you while I colored the clothes, since we were just collectively saying last night how much we love olde-timey outfits... XD
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Dwenda Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aha, wonderful~ Yeah I'm desperately trying to think now of something to draw that involves this kind of clothing. You made me so eager, and this picture even moreso!
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DrearyThoughts Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
Pretty dress!

Oooh and mistletoe! :aww:
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temiel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Professional General Artist
Yuss yuss! I'm such a cliche, it's terrible. "Hm, romantic characters in a holiday picture? Clearly there NEEDS to be MISTLETOE... :slow:" Glad you like it even so. :heart:
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DrearyThoughts Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009
If I could draw, I'd totally abuse that privilege as well ;)
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