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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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Gemini by N-arteest
Gemini
Gemini go everywhere together, hand-in-hand, symbolizing your dual nature. Our world comes in pairs: good and evil, male and female, in and out, yin and yang -- and you Geminis are living proof. Some might say Gemini are an entanglement of paradoxes, but the truth is that Gemini have an easy acceptance of opposites. Gemini world is one of duality. Gemini can like this and that, one thing and its opposite.</span>


I originally did this for one of my besties birthday card.  As you can see, it is Gemini, the Twins.  It was the second one that I drew consciously for the Zodiac series (for Aries, it was a coincidence).  I knew I wanted to do something zodiac-like, I also knew it would be two girls, because that's realy all I can draw well.  And I also knew their clothing styles and attitudes would either be the same or different, and that they would be joined at the hands.  I decided on opposites, one daring, the other more modest.  One who likes to wear their hair up and one who likes it down.  As this was one of the first ones I did, the background is much simpler.  Even though I drew Aries first, I did not do Aries' background until the end.  Again, the brushes for the background that I could not have done without:

Brushes for the leaves
Standard Photoshop brushes

Brushes for the vines and flowers

Suddenly Spring Brushes: [Link]
Vines Brushes: [Link] 
Vector Foliages Brushes: [Link]

Brushes for the Background
Stormy Abstract Brushes: [Link]

Others in the series:
Virgo 
Libra
Scorpio
Pisces
Aquarius
Capricorn
Taurus
Leo
Sagittarius
Aries
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Aries by N-arteest
Aries
Aries live life head first; after all, those horns on your head are not just for fighting. Your headstrong nature can make you a "battering ram" and woe is the person who stands in your way. 


One of my favourite zodiacs, Aries is the first in the sequence, and was also the first one I drew without meaning to actually draw!  Upon first sketching her, I was more interested in the notion of drawing a woman standing in that kind of position.  I cannot remember clearly now, but originally, the horns on her were drawn on a whim.  I guess that's kind of how I started to draw the other zodiacs.  Only, Aries was a fluke, and one of my favourites that actually turned out well and to my liking.  The smoky backgroung really worked, whereas I didn't feel that it did for Sagittarius (whose background is actually more fiery than smoky) or for Leo (too much).  But for Aries, I like how she turned out.  

Others in the series:
Virgo 
Libra
Scorpio
Pisces
Aquarius
Capricorn
Taurus
Leo
- Sagittarius

The Brushes [which I absolutely could not do without! So thanks!]:
- Stormy Abstract Brushes: [Link]
- Flames Fire Photoshop Brushes: Here
- Smoke Set 1 Brushes: Here
- Smoke Set 2 Brushes: Here
- Smoke Brushes: Here
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Sagittarius by N-arteest
Sagittarius
Sagittarius' are considered:

"Frank, fearless and generous, the Archers or Sagittarius are a different set altogether. Many of them tend to remain in their own worlds, immersed deeply in culture, intellectual and creative pursuits, travel and self-appreciation. Lovers of freedom, they tend to be independent and supremely confident. Some of these strong traits, however, may border on to eccentricity or tactlessness in Archers. Candid as they are, they pride themselves for being able to call a spade a spade. However, this attitude may hurt people, or at the very least, turn into embarrassing situations. They may also be perceived as crude, boastful and inconsistent, thanks to their overly energetic, wavering minds. "

This one is slightly different to the others, background-wise.  Actually, all the fire element zodiacs gave me issues.  I couldn't quite figure out how I would like them.  While I considered Leo a bit of a mess, Sagittarius has like a bird shape...or perhaps I was reminded of a phoenix, behind the girl.  The Archer here is protective, but other than that, I also do not think she is very Sagittarian, perhaps one of the few in which my creativeness started dipping...
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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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coolkidrox123 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist

me ~~~~~~~
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N-arteest Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aww lols nice.  I forgot, I'm drawing you right???
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coolkidrox123 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Artist
yes.
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N-arteest Featured By Owner 6 days ago  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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N-arteest Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
**POSTED
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zoundsister Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks for the fav! :)
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