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A Sin To Hate by N-arteest
A Sin To Hate
Soooooo, recently I have been in the mood to make wallpapers for my laptop--I can never find anything I like that fits my screen 1366x768, everything either fits I different resolution, or isn't something I like.  So I made my own.  My own based on my own stories.  Which in the end I've found to be quite a fun endeavour.  

However, the negative side of thing is, this story I based my wallpaper on is actually developed from characters I used in my roleplays on Goodreads.  It's my latest writing project, which you can find here: The Curse Mark.  The thing is, the characters in this wallpaper don't actually show up until later on.  So essentially the scene presented has yet to be revealed!

Furthermore, some credits.  First off, because this wallpaper is based on a story based on rp characters, I therefore do not claim anything at all to the pictures of the people I used!  (I only used them because they were the pictures I used when I made their character profiles on the roleplay group on Goodreads.)   The guy is actually Joon.  The female, however is an unknown model.

As for the rest:
~ The cape the female wear is from here: Link
~ Waterfall 1: Link
~ Waterfall 2: Link
~ The water effect behind them main characters: Link 1 and
~ The runes on the guy's body are done by me.
~ And the sunset image taking up the left side of the wallpaper is from my own personal stock, and is also one of the images I used for my yr 12 portfolio a few years back ^^

Nothing really special, but I'm happy to have a desktop wallpaper that fits and has something I can fawn over.
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Cookie extra raw by N-arteest
Cookie extra raw
Called "Cookie Extra Raw" because this is the initial painting portrait of Cookie aka Coolkidrox123 that I did because she requested it.  I don't know if it looks anything like her, but I drew it based on a description and her own drawings of herself :P.   

Materials:
>> fineliner (fine Sharpie permanent)
>> Faber Castell Watercolour pencils (to be honest I wanted ink pencils, but the art store didn't have the Derwent Inktense I wanted so I just got FC's Watercolour pencils, which are okay).

It's been a long time since I drew and painted in watercolour, but  was kind of really pleased with this (might just be because I was in a creative mood).  Though there's not enough hair for the back of her head....but still! Next step, photoshop edit to fill in some other places, like everything I do, it seems I can never complete a piece without going through photoshop!
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Of Pasts Reshown: The Deer Lady by N-arteest
Of Pasts Reshown: The Deer Lady
My Inspiration for this came from my desire to draw something for one of my RP characters on GR.  I already had a character claim (Watching Walkers, characters who have a certain precognitive/retrocognitive/etc ability) and I knew what species (sub species actually) I wanted to do.  And I thought about it, thought about how I wanted to formulate this character and frame her, and I knew I wanted her to have pale white eyes.  And you just can't really find that kind of thing unless you draw it yourself.  So I drew her.  And as you can see up above, the only alterations I made that are digital are once again the background colours.  Otherwise, the original sketch is pretty much the original.  She has antlers (an illusion, since her real antlers are larger and more complex to accommodate her true age) and the clothes that she wears are loose and flowy.  Particularly, she wears a series of belts on her, they mark the history she sees and are the ties that restrain her thought.  They remind her of the face that she will and can only ever be plagued by the past.  The is one personal critic I have on this, and that is, her hands are too small! It seems I didn't consider the proportions very well when I drew her.

The brushes for the side (a thing I added on random and don't know if I entirely like) are Starwalt Design brushes.
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Complete Zodiac 2 by N-arteest
Complete Zodiac 2
Which is your Zodiac?  My entire set put together...for each individual image, click on of the links below!

The series:
Virgo 
Libra
Scorpio
Pisces
Aquarius
Capricorn
Taurus
Leo
Sagittarius
Aries
Gemini
Cancer
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Cancer by N-arteest
Cancer
Members of this sign are emotional creatures. However, their true emotions can be hidden behind their hard outer shells. They are soft creatures and insensible and unkind words can make them confused. </span>


So this was the second sign I drew, and to which I drew before Gemini.  I originally drew her for lightsideofyourdark as a belated, can't even call it a bday card anymore.  Anyway! She was also one of the earlier few that I did the background for as well.  This one is rather unique compared to the other zodiacs I did because of the dress. Since Cancer is symbolised by the crab, I have to picture the crab somewhere, and well, drawing the crab itself is not something I can do well, perhaps (I have never tried), I opted for including it in the dress.  Also her headdress is notably, very sea worthy, full of shells.  Her expression I wonder, sometimes, if perhaps it conveys the right attitude of a Cancerian.

As for the hard part, that was putting together a background. I have a habit of combining many many many different types of brushes and effects together, with the hope that the final result will look good! Now, I totally understand how people feel about their brushes being used by other people soooo below is a list and links of all (most since I can't find the original links of a few of the brushes I've used - therefore if you see your brushes in my work, let me know! I'll credit you - sorry in advance) of the brushes that I've used. They're great brushes!

Brushes for the Background
Seaweed and Algae: Seaweed and Algae
Shell Brushes: Shell Brushes
Anticipation Brushes: 
[Here]
Abstract Brushes: Abstract Brushes vol. 1 - 10x

Others in the series:
Virgo 
Libra
Scorpio
Pisces
Aquarius
Capricorn
Taurus
Leo
Sagittarius
Aries
Gemini
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Hmmm...colours, words, textures...I'm getting inspired this year!  I dunno, but it might be the running theme for awhile.

I got stuck and wrote this: wordsthatflowlikewater.wordpre…

and this:
wordsthatflowlikewater.wordpre…

Maybe I'll be even more inspired from now on, and I hope I can inspire others too...hopefully!

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N-arteest
Nina
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Australia
Art for me is something I only do in my free time. I admire the works that people create, the meanings behind the works created, and the effort artists put into creating them. I usually prefer using a fineliner only to create many interesting effects but I also highly enjoy working in photoshop designing and experimenting with layers upon layers to create different effects.
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:iconcryaoticmakara:
CryaoticMakara Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  New member  Artist
Sup Nina. It's Cry, from goodreads :P
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cry!!!!!! Hey there ^^
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coolkidrox123 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artist

me ~~~~~~~
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww lols nice.  I forgot, I'm drawing you right???
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coolkidrox123 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Student Artist
yes.
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lols cool!  Hmmm what's your favourite colour? And thing?
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theloverofTMI Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Student General Artist
OMG!!!!!!!!! Hello Nina aka Leora. Thank you for the watch!! :squee: :happybounce: 
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol!  Hiiiii No probss!! Mariah aka Havana yeah?? ((OMG I JUST REALISED  YOU POSTSED THIS 4 DAYS AGO :O ))
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theloverofTMI Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Student General Artist
haha, it's cool. I was so happy when I saw that watched me on my DA account. I was smiling for 10 minuets!! :hug:
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N-arteest Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hehe 
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I was pleasantly surprised when you commented (considering I completely didn't check!) and I was smiling heaps too!!! Hahaha.  HugI love your stuff, still got to go through it all, but it looks pretty cool XD
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