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Tempest of Ice by blue-willow Tempest of Ice by blue-willow
It's been a long time since I submitted anything; I blame school and moving houses :D

I decided to work on past Enchanted Visions themes, and it's being winter and a quite cold one here, I chose the "Tempest of Ice" theme without even thinking.

I wanted to use cold shades of blue and purple for my ice queen, since they are my fav colors it was fun to color this. The almost noninvisible (damn scanner) white dots here and there in the drawing are not snow but it's hailing. I think a hailstorm is more suitable than a snow storm for this theme. The particles come out of her hands, but it's not showing good enough due to bad scanning. I couldn't really fix it in photoshop either. ( Hence the long and boring explanation.)

Anyway, I hope you all like my winter queen of ice. She was fun to draw! Please full view! :)




I used this beautiful stock photo [link] by :iconmizzd-stock: as a reference mostly for hands.


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Materials: Colored pencils, watercolors, watercolor pencils, white acrylic, white and silver gel pen, fineliner.
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PHarold Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very lovely. As an ice queen she actually looks quite benevolent rather than malicious. The colours are wonderful and a great choice. The crystals are a wonderful detail and her speaking of that, you did a marvelous job of making her look regal, but without the typical trappings of the Snow Queen. The crystals in her hair and the fur trim, her veil9with a nice lace on it I see) and even her hairstyle all make her more approachable and still regal.
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for your nice and detailed comment, you actually saw how I wanted to draw her, and what details I put in. Thank you very much :)
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PHarold Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You are more than welcome. It was very clear.
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Roxyguitarz Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   General Artist
Gorgeous. Reminds me that even though I long for summer, winter is beautiful, too!
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :D
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RoseCarballeira Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
The texture of the background is really gorgeous, so spontaneous. All of the details are beautifully done, the crystals especially!

Thanks for the :+fav:!
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Melhildenille Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2011   General Artist
I like the way you do backgrounds!
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blue-willow Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a lot, glad you like it :)
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sombrefeline Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet...
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