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Crested Queen by CarrieBest Crested Queen by CarrieBest
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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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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CarrieBest Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankie Travis! :D
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Bri65 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very beautiful.
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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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