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Merida . Brave by madeleine-stern Merida . Brave by madeleine-stern
Finally finished :) In a perfect world, i would keep going.. but school is going back in a few days, and i believe its high time i started on a new project!

I would simply love constructive criticism on this, if anyone is willing... im all for improving!

Merida from the new(ish) disney/pixar film entitled "Brave"

Completed on a wacom tablet in photoshop elements:)
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:icondarkrinoa88:
DarkRinoa88 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is awesome!! :heart:
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou<3
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:iconwillow-san:
Willow-San Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work *-*
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks so much<3
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:iconalekdrina:
Alekdrina Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
HA! Loved that movie! Nice job with the hair.
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh me too!
thankyou:)
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:iconelyndelou:
Elyndelou Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the hair, nice work painting it! :D
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks very much:)
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:iconannanonyma:
Annanonyma Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012
The colors are simply beautiful! :)
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou very much:)
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:icondarkside8i8:
Darkside8i8 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Hey im not too used to photoshop but some ideas... I think you could add some finer strands to the hair and minimize the eyes a little but yes I still think its brilliant keep painting!
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
ohk, taken on board ! thanks very much:)
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:iconlunatta:
Lunatta Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute! love how you did the hair~
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou:)
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:icontintacity:
tintacity Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
all i can say is that this piece is really lovely and and and perfect, imho. ^^
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww shucks, thanks so much<3
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:iconjohn-curtis-ryan:
John-Curtis-Ryan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Great work on her hair! I think if you blended some of the tones in her face more it would really be a nice contrast between her having a smooth face and the texture in her hair.
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
yes.. that seems to be a recurring critique:)
thanks so much, i really appreciate the tips, and i will incorporate them into my next piece.
x
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:iconjohn-curtis-ryan:
John-Curtis-Ryan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
It's a more nitpicky critique, but at least you are good enough that people can be nitpicky haha
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
hah i try:)
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:iconryanwaff:
ryanwaff Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the pose, and i love the colours! That hair is also beautiful XD
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww thanks:)
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:iconryanwaff:
ryanwaff Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure :D
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:iconmisssasori:
miSsSasoRi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
absolutely love the hair :la:
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconart0vienous:
art0vienous Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so adorable, love her hair
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks love:)
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:iconart0vienous:
art0vienous Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sure thing ^^
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome colors. Loving the hair & eyes.
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou:))
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:iconsilverc:
SilverC Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Love, love, love her hair! Great job!
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh golly, thankyou very much:)
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:iconoukamiyoukai45:
oukamiyoukai45 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student General Artist
awsome work on the eyes
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
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asharashark Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, so cute! This is adorable. You've definitely done her hair justice! I love how this is identifiably her, whilst at the same time it keeps a distinctive style and texture that's purely yours.

The colour scheme is simple and works with the illustration-ish feel (god, I'm so eloquent today. :/). :)

As for concrit--and I'm reaching to find any!--I think maybe the texture on her hood could be extended to her shoulder by adding a stippling effect? There's a tiny smudge on the top-right where an errant piece of hair hasn't been fully erased, and maybe her jawline could be tightened up. Really, though, these are the tiniest of criticisms. I love this piece so much.
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou! i still havnt developed my own style yet, but im glad that one was identifiable:)

tehe.. made up words:P

mmm i see all those flaws you pointed out. i think i rushed to finish towards the end, hence a lot of the issues. ill keep all those points in mind for my next piece, thankyou so much, really appreciated <3
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:iconrunningspud:
RunningSpud Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
You did quite a nice job with her hair. I'd always imagined that it would be pretty difficult to draw that crazy hair that Merida has.
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oh golly.. you have no idea XD
so friggen hard
but thankyou:)
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:iconailward:
Ailward Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome, she looks so beautiful! :D
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww thanks:)
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:iconailward:
Ailward Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :aww:
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:iconfey-r:
Fey-R Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks really good. She have beautiful, deep eyes. And hair looks amazing! Like fire!
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou!
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:iconfey-r:
Fey-R Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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:iconapostf:
apostf Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012   Digital Artist
I really like this character, I haven't seen the movie yet tho :XD: great artwork!
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:o you MUST! its so brilliant<3
thankyou:)
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:iconzeus1001:
ZEUS1001 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow Great Work:heart:
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:iconmadeleine-stern:
madeleine-stern Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou:)
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:iconzeus1001:
ZEUS1001 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're Welcome:heart:
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
What a lovely piece! I particularly really like her hair. I love the movie and was delighted when this came up in GetWatchers. :)
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