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Lately I've been much inspired by the amazing artist: :iconlen-yan: I find her use of color just gorgeous so I wanted to try the technique she uses of painting in grayscale first then adding color. She has a very helpful tutorial here:
[link] This was such a great learning experience for me! It takes a minute to get your head around adding the colors in blend modes but I really think i like it.

Also I used a lovely model for reference from this website:
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:iconphilippel:
philippeL Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So gorgeous work!!!
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:iconlen-yan:
len-yan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful picture and a very nice concept^^
i'm glad you found the walkthrough helpful!
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DragonGuy42 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013
The colors!
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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Selenada Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Very beautiful work :D :heart:
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow thank you!! It's wonderful to hear that from such a talented artist as yourself! :hug: :lol:
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traydaripper Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Cool design!
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankie Travis! :D
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:iconbri65:
Bri65 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful.
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :)
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LadySerraphym Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
Love the feathers and details around the eyes.
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconladyserraphym:
LadySerraphym Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
You are very welcome. Thank you for sharing such beautiful art. One of my daily pleasures is seeing the beauty others create.
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:iconammeg88:
Ammeg88 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done :D I love the colours ^^
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconammeg88:
Ammeg88 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^ :D
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:iconablackwind:
Ablackwind Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Absolutely beautiful! :heart:
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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AveCaesarus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool! I would imitate! Please check out my early work, I want to hear criticism of a professional.
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks so much! I added a note to your profile! :)
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:iconowly58:
Owly58 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Beautiful work.
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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:iconaoifasd:
aoifasd Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful!
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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CamaroLp Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful conception and great work:aww:
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :)
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:iconbibiarts:
BiBiARTs Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
amazing!!!
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!! :)
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Awesome ! :dance:
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
;)
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12mark21 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Gorgeous addition to a gorgeous gallery. Love your style...
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:iconcarriebest:
CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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TheeForsakenOne Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
When I used to colour other people's works I tried using a technique that was sort of like that. I really liked it.

Anyway, really great job. Great anatomy and a very nice outfit (That can actually stay on. ;p). I love the feathers being actually part of her face. It looks really great and blends in very nicely. Pointed ears are always a big plus in my book too. :lol:
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw thanks! :hug: :lol:
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TheeForsakenOne Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
No problem. :aww:
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FangedWanderer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
She's absolutely gorgeous! You have so much talent, its ridiculous! Great work!!
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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I appreciate it. :hug:
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