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Silja and the Nix by SiljaVich Silja and the Nix by SiljaVich
This is the "main" character of the mini comic i'm working on right now, and the Nix

If you guys don't know what the nix is, then go Wikipedia it, and check the version from scandinavia..

Done with Watercolour, white paint & ink
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What hit me first about this piece was the subject's face, which, if she is your intended center of interest, is a good thing! The details on her face are very clear and the repeating red tones throughout the image pull it together. Truly those eyes are wonderful!

I don't know what your intended vision was for this piece, but I would advise doing a bit of research into items like the horse's head and the violin. I think having a good view of those subjects in front of you would give an opportunity for the kind of beautiful detail that I'm seeing in the character's face. Also, the placement of her hair across her chest doesn't seem to have the visible depth as the rest of her hair, and it's hard to tell if that's hair or a lace front of her bodice. The only other piece of advice I can give is in the area of ear placement. It's not so low on the human head and, if raised, might look a bit more natural.

The artistic license that you took with the length of her neck, however, I can duly appreciate. It makes the subject look very regal and graceful. I also like your texture! It lends to a very visually appealing piece. Good work, keep painting! :D
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miNNa-88 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011
eyes are great
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks <:
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anastasia100 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There's something mesmerizing in the eyes...:heart:
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks C:
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MikhailLifirenko Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
nicwe
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks c:
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Gabrych Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
Ohhh so beautiful.
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:iconsiljavich:
SiljaVich Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you <3
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draumstafur Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I never get enough of your colouring. NEVER.
I love the accents of pink, they bring the blues and greens out so much. Beautiful!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much <3 i'm so glad to hear those words <3
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NordicLynx Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool picture. I've always liked the Nix
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks C:
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FrankieSunflower Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   Traditional Artist
This is striking. The pinkness of the eye emphasizes the face and stops the grey-blue from looking too dull. Well done! :clap:
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! C:
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Yoowl Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
All your (damn) art is so stunningly amazing. ;w; .
I wish I had gotten into watercoloring because amazing things seem to happen when they are put on paper.. or at least when you use them *o* . (I know my comments are very a like.. but you keep producing such beautiful artwork I just can't keep my mouth shut.)

But I would have to say that her arm looks a bit weird - short, perhaps?
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, you are quite right, looks too shorts...
and nnnngh, I love your comments <3 they makes me feel all warm and fussy inside~
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Sifelif Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
I love the colours! :D And the water-ish pattern beside the violin.
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you C:
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krausler Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details on her lips and eyes are great and really vivid, making for a great expression. The effect the watercolor brings is also amaizng, I would really like to see it tranferred into ther comic, even if only in black and white. Choice of colors is also great, very moody!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you C:
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Easter-Centaur Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
As beautiful as ever!! :heart:
Gurl you never stop amazing me *v* (if thats not a word.. then it is now!)
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hahaha xD thanks darling <3
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Ze-RoFruits Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011   General Artist
the colors. the bleding. the expression. the lines. the atmosphere.
everything is stunningly beautiful <3
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! C:
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Social-Misfit Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
Beautiful as always.
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks <33
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Jakaru666 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I love you man. and I love your art so bad :C <3 Envy!!!
it's sooo beautiful.
What type of watercolours do you use? I'm very inspired to try do something in watercolours!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nngh, me and my art loves you too then :I
I use Winsor & Newton, the small cubes, and in tubes C:
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Jakaru666 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011
Woho it rhymed! :D

Thanks so much for the help. I'm so glad your art inspires me so much!
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
<3
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totallyawesomesteph Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
That is so beautiful. It's absolutely ingenious in its simplicity. It's so simple yet complex it's like an oxymoron in and of itself. I love how the eye is drawn to the violin first, missing the fact that there is actually horse behind it. And the girls haaaaair ;3; so beautiful! Well done. ♥
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SiljaVich Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much C: <3
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