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-this is how I say...- by temiel -this is how I say...- by temiel
Thank you for 50,000 pagehits!

I know pageviews aren't an art metric, or even an accurate popularity one, but they're still a tangible milestone, and 50K is... not a small number. So even if, in the grand scheme, it really means nothing, I still feel proud to have accomplished it, so I figured I'd do a thank-you picture. And what says "thank you!" better than a sultry space-pirate lass who can amply fill out a bodice and also wears an enormous, ridiculous hat? ;) Also, look! I finally incorporated her flag! :D (That red mockingbird bird design on there is the same as her shoulder tattoo, it's her "personal" signature.)

:heart: This is dedicated to all my friends, watchers, commenters, favers... everyone who's been kind and supportive to my characters, the Astral Arcana setting, and the art that comes out of it. Thank you all so much for your support- I'm grateful to each one of you for having helped me get this far and feel good about myself and my work. Thank you, thank you. Love to you all! :heart:

And don't worry, there's still going to be an individual kiriban. :D

Textures from CGTextures and ~ewark; brushes by ~green-eyed-butterfly and ~arsgrafik. Rian and the Astral Arcana setting are mine and ~Arthulin's. Full view is bigger, so hit "Download" to see that if you want. AUTO RESIZE... :shakefist:
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Arieskin Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, oh! She can steal me anytime lol :lol: Such a pretty and classy girl!
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G1990 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Lovely~ Nothing more to be said
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Ailish-Rose Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011
Omg I would looooove to cosplay this! :love:
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temiel Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Ah, omg! I would kill to see a version of this costume in real life- unfortunately for me, I lack sewing skills... and then there's the fact that in RL I just wouldn't look nearly as hot in this outfit as she does. :rofl: I'm so glad you like it!
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haruko-92 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
so lovely :heart:
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zillieanne Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
I love the colors!
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
That is a lovely design on the dress that your character is wearing! I love the style of her hair as well! :hug:
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dc-morgenstern Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
It's an awesome thank you, imho. I may not know almost anything about the character but I love her overall look, especially the freckles! ^_^

(I'll read more comments under pics when I get internet at home again, so I'll have a chance to learn who she is)
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thanks so much! :D I'm really glad you like her. She's one of my favorite original characters to draw. I have no idea how much info you're going to find about her in the comments here, but I did do this little character-sheet thing for her: Old art is old, sorry! ^^; I've drawn her about a jillion times, so if you're curious, there are bits and pieces of information scattered around the gallery. :dance:
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dc-morgenstern Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Thank you for the link to the profile on her, I like Rian even more now. :)

From how you describe her personality, I think I'd love to hang out with her. ^_^

btw, I don't ever object to old art, especially since your old stuff is still awesome, your new stuff is usually better but that doesn't make the old any worse ;)
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raka-raka Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010
yay for your 50.000 pv!!!!:party::party::party:
and yay for your pinkest fashionablest pirate capitain ever!!!!^^ :heart:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
HUHU, thank youuuuu!! :love: And yes, she's definitely... pink... :XD: So glad you like! :huggle:
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EonOrteaShadowmaster Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2010  Student Writer
*Snap to salute*
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
:salute:
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ElisaMelis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
I lost many of your recent work, I am sorry:(, however now i am here =D
I really like this, the sky is beautiful, and then the map, the colours...awwww..:love: she is beautiful, I love the pose and her bold look..:heart:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, no worries! Life gets busy, of course. :hug: I'm so glad you like it! I had a lot of fun doing this one, even though all the details made me want to scream sometimes. :XD: Thank you!
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ElisaMelis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
ahaha, i can image..:rofl: but i really love the result!!!:love:
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Estic Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, this is beautiful :love: The colors and details are outstanding! I especially love that gem and design on her hat. Also, congrats on 50k pageviews! That's awesome :D
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :D Yeah, that hat... I have trouble with hats in general, but I like drawing hers because it's so frickin' huge that any inability of mine to actually PLACE THE HAT ON THE HEAD kind of pales in comparison. :rofl: And thanks, I can't even believe I finally got there! :faint: This time last year I had, like... 13K. Maybe less. O_o
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adnilem13 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Altogether Awesome. Nuff said. :dance:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you much! :huggle: I'm so glad you like it. :heart:
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adnilem13 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
:nod: :hug:
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effulgent-smile Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It's amazing! Really! I love the composition, colour, details! Keep up this amaziness :huggle:
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Aw, thank you! :hug: I'm so glad you like it, this was a ton of fun to do. :heart:
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Larissa-Bright Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I have a bit of a deja vu on this, it reminds me quite a bit of an earlier picture of Ria, I think. Congrats on the pviews and all that jazz, and the sparklies!
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010  Professional General Artist
Huh! I can't recall ever having done this pose before, but I could just be blanking (I do draw her CEASELESSLY, after all! XD). Maybe the colors? :shrug: But yes, thank you! :D SPARKLIES YAAAAAY! :la: :dummy:
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Larissa-Bright Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is probably the colours. You know your art better than I do!
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Achen089 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010   Traditional Artist
So,so beautiful and splendid!The colouring is trully magical.Love the full costume and jewelry too. :heart:
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thank you so much! :huggle: The coloring was a ton of fun, I really had a blast doing this one. :heart: It's been AGES since I've drawn her in her full outfit with the coat and everything, so it was a good excuse to do it. ;)
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Sweet-Amy-Leah Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
beautiful work as always!!!!!
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Isuna Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks soooo awesome!
I love it! :D Her grin is just great and the whole picture just looks so wonderfully RP-like, that I have to love it!
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
YAY, thank you so much! :heart: I was so proud of how this came out, you're not the first person to tell me it looks like an RPG book, which really means a lot. :3 SOMEDAY perhaps I can get myself all published! :dance:
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Isuna Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I realyl hope so! :D I'd be the first person to buy one of those books from you! :D
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Sighter Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Oooooo, shiny!

Congrats on the 50K. Dang I enjoy your frames.

Oh, and I guess I should poke you as always about backgrounds. :shrug: I'm a predictable madman, I know.

Actually, I like her regalia- if only because I understand the importance of a big hat. Big hats = Awesome.
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D The frame is, like, the laziest thing ever, I'm so in love with ~green-eyed-butterfly's Victorian-corner brushes so I use them all the time.

AHAHAHA, BACKGROUND WAS AN INTENTIONAL CHOICE THIS TIME. :nod: Not just incidental out of laziness. They're NEBULAE, which are ABUNDANTLY present in Astral-Arcana-space. Which is much prettier than real-space. ;)

Big hats are definitely a massive win. :heart:
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Sighter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Nebulae, huh? Maybe they should be a wee bit more colorful like this...

Ach, I know resource-use is part of some laziness, but there is something to be said for putting the various components together to get the emergent result of the whole piece. They act well with the lines of Rian, the flag and the texture. Altogether, the piece feels like pirates gone intergalactic, and the eye is entertained and never bored by looking at it. Its well composed, balanced and exciting.

:D

Wow, I can talk artsy when I really wants to.
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've been trying to figure out the best way to get that kind of "stringy" look that that one has, but I'm not there yet. (Besides, I have no idea if nebulae really are that colorful, all the ones taken from telescopes are black and white and colorized later, aren't they? Or is my space-optics knowhow painfully outdated? :XD:)

Thank you much. I'm very glad I can at least be entertaining to the eyes. If boring in almost every other respect. ;)
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Sighter Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
Uh, they are that colorful, actually. The largest cloud of nebulae one can view is the milky way; I've seen that out in the deep of the woods. The image I used is from the Hubble Space Telescope, and is very much in color.

At the very least, I'd say you have the option to use whatever colors you want with them, and have them form and act in any shape.
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temiel Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, okay! Last I heard about the Hubble telescope, it couldn't take color images, but that was years and years ago, so I wondered if maybe I was behind the times. :XD:
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Sighter Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
A bit. Although most of the time colors are there based on chemical composition or brightness. Like stars, for example. Blue stars burn incredibly hot, while red or brown dwarves burn at much lower temperature...

Damn, I forgot how much of a astronomy nerd I am.
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
What an awesome way to say Thank you! And gratz on the 50,000 views!! I was excited about getting 1000! LOL
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :heart: I'm glad you like it. I remember getting very, very excited about 13000 about this time last year, actually. 1000 was AGES ago, but at the time I wasn't really active on here so I didn't even realize it was supposed to be a landmark. :rofl: It just kind of came and went without any fanfare. I think I prefer it this way. ;)
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bhudicae Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I actually had unofficial winner of my 1000th pageview...my friend was trying to get it, but was on vacation when it came around...so since the actual 1000th visitor never claimed the prize, I gave it him! Here's what I drew for him...
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AngelsInc Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010   Writer
impressive piece. congratz of 50K too :nod:
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Oh, thanks so much! :hug: I really appreciate that. :meow:
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AngelsInc Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010   Writer
:D
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SilverRS Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Wow, you are improving a lot in every post, great work

:D
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temiel Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much! :D Yeah, I feel like I've been improving a lot lately, especially with lighting. Then again, making art as often as I do must INEVITABLY lead to improvement, RIGHT? :giggle:
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SilverRS Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010
Yeah, thats right. The more you draw the more it will be easy to you. A good way to improve too is pratice a lot something you find hard to draw, and with patience improvement will come

:)
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Chenria Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You totally deserve the 50k pvs :heart: off to the next 50k :la:

Rian looks so pretty on this picture and the colouring is exceptionally awesome :heart: I really adore your colouring skills :heart:
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