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Collab with the Talented *sarah-grey

From my end - I was given a few ideas, mainly centering around Japanese folklore about Kitsune's, I have a soft spot for them so no time flat I had a sketch ready and waiting for her incredible talent to flood with color, and she did so very well! One of the things that really surprised me in a pleasant way was to see Bindi turned Kitsune in the pic! the green kimono very flattering to boot.
The linework

From Sarah's end, she tried a new kind of pomegranate and blueberry tea, hoping it would stain the paper a different color. It didn't, but it had bits of blueberry in it that added some purple-ish blue spots when she squished on the grains a bit. >_> It mainly just made her want to see what staining with blueberries would be like...

+ Tea stain on illustration board
+ Acrylic, pastel dust, micron pen, and gel pen
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dragon132435 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
how did you get the blue stains at the edges??
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squeekaboo Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011
Stunning colors and textures!
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ChaoticUmbra Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student General Artist
Very, very beautiful.
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks ^^
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ChaoticUmbra Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student General Artist
You're welcome. :)
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saintguardian Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
very lovely work, the only problem I feel like is something wrong with their faces. I can't pin point it yet but it feels like something is wrong.

Other than that, you did a wonderful improvement.
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
I only did the linework the wonderful improvements are by *sarah-grey
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saintguardian Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
Thanks for the info. I hope I figure out what I feel is wrong with their faces that bugs me.
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:iconoshiiryuu:
OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Student General Artist
THEY COULD POSSIBLY BE GEISHA! -smiles a bit-
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:iconswagtail:
Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
they could couldnt they? thank you ^^
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:iconoshiiryuu:
OshiiRyuu Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Student General Artist
Your welcome.
-smiles-
I love seeing your pictures telling stories.
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:iconsobeyondthis:
sobeyondthis Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Completely stunning!
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:iconswagtail:
Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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CanisLilium Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
Very beautiful work! I really love this!!!
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^ I couldnt have done it without *sarah-grey
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CanisLilium Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011
You're very welcome. Oh wow! She is an amazing artist as well!
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Aratafinwe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011
so beautiful!
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:iconswagtail:
Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks ^^ I couldnt have done it without *sarah-grey
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:iconphraggle:
Phraggle Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   General Artist
Oh my! This is wonderful. :nod:
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you ^^ I couldnt have done it without *sarah-grey
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:iconphraggle:
Phraggle Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011   General Artist
You both did awesome. :nod:
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DeckardX08 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
Beautiful ladies! And the stylization is very neat. I wish more people took inspiration from traditional Japanese art, not from damn anime. I wonder how you did a traditional collab: you send original paper sketch to Sarah by the mail?
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
:blushes: thanks!

I did the sketch digitally and sent her the high res file she transferred it to illustration board and it was born :)
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Naryu Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
As I told Ssrah, you both did an AMAZING job! :3 :heart:
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks love ^^ Sarah did such a lovely job coloring them! ^^
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Yiskah-chan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, Simply Gorgeous! :heart:
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks :blush: ^^ I couldnt have done it without *sarah-grey
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Yiskah-chan Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome dear!!
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ValynAporia Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
I love the color in this. It really has the feel of some great older Japanese woodcuttings and artwork. And the cherry blossoms work so well to frame the picture.
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly! ^^ I couldnt have done it without *sarah-grey her color really brought the piece to life
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GreyBeardLegend Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this brings back memories of pom poko anime. Google it, it is an anime about raccoons and foxes being able to transform into various things including people.
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
LOL how about that! never heard of it til now :)
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GreyBeardLegend Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
seriously? its a studio ghibli and Walt Disney film. Freaked me out that Disney would be associated with this anime after it promotes terroristic attacks and shows raccoon testicles on every raccoon except the girls. They even use them as weapons X.x
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Swagtail Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
Sounds like I didn't miss much then, X_x it sounds absolutely terrible!
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