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Winter's Warmth by DreamerWhit Winter's Warmth by DreamerWhit
UPDATE II : I touched up some stuff, especially her face, which I was not happy with! (this will be available as a print this fall, so I wanted it to be satisfying ;) )

EDIT I: Added some shadows in the BG as suggested, added a touch more blue to the BG as well, but not a significant amount, I dont want it to compete with Selinaaaaaa


Merry Christmas (late) and Happy New Year!

I meant to have this done by Christmas, but you know, being home with family and friends means
spending time with them and being busy! It's a good problem I'd say!
Im rather happy with how this turned out :3 

Selina loves to marvel at the beauty of little things, some things most people would take for granted,
she would much rather be out in little towns and quiet ordinary places rather than being cooped up in an extravagant castle surrounded by superficial treasures.
I know the bird thing is probably a bit cliche~ but I originally planned this for a christmas picture so the thought of a pop of read against snow and winter greens sounded lovely to me XD

Ive never seen a real snow like this before though :C only about 2 quick 1-day flurries in this warm southern town xD I wish I was in her place! hahah

Selina is my character, do not use without permission
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Taly5 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014
I love the color choices you made here! And all dem contrasting elements wah! I love this! 
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you Taly~! :love:
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SeekHim Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is beautiful! I like the contrast between her dark clothes and the white environment.

GOD bless
John 3:16
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you! :love:
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LunaChiii Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014
holy frick this is beautiful whit! i really love her outfit and the frost ice thing on the branches in the foreground ; w ; so pretty
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you Luna~! :love:
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MLeth Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Now I'm interested to see a side-by-side with the original!
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The-QueenofHearts Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing *-*
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you ~! *v*
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OginZ Featured By Owner May 11, 2014
Lovely work! :)
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you
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SaitoGaika Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

awesome work I love it !!

Selina is lovely *o* and the background is amazing!!

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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you so much!! ;w; <3
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SaitoGaika Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you are more than welcome ^_^
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AsjJohnson Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist

It looks nice. ^_^

It doesn't snow all that much where I'm at, either, and I live pretty far north, but it's snowed maybe around four inches twice this winter, which is nice. And I used to live somewhere with a high elevation when I was little (cliff right in my backyard, with valleys and hills beyond it) and it would snow there somewhat often. There's another thing that can happen, though, which is freezing rain. It isn't snow, but rain that covers everything and freezes right away. The branches in your foreground has freezing rain, because they're covered in ice. If it was just snow, there wouldn't be ice or icicles on the branches, but instead a little soft snow on top of them. I wasn't sure if you'd know about that. But it's okay with freezing rain, because it can snow after freezing rain (but it would probably be bad for the trees. Freezing rain is heavy, and so is (wet, sticky) snow. Either one can weigh down trees so much that they look strange, but either one also looks nice when it's not too much).

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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yeah I understand and that makes sense, this I pulled directly from a photo reference though
however the one time i have experienced snow there was a freezing rain first and then it snowed right after,
so there was a mix of ice and snow
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Utrilus Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

Could you check out FZDschool on youtube just because I find it rather interesting and it might help you.

BTW I love the fuzzy bits!


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Sky-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG ............I think I've fainted. .....:iconimdeadplz:  .....too...much...epicness!!! *stand up* OHMYDEARGOD!WHITTHISISABSOLUTELYINCREDIBLE!!! *deep breath* Just. beautiful. Seriously. I could start listing the things I really like in it, but the truth is that I'm in love with every. single. part of it. The foreground, the background,Selina, the effects, the composition, everything together in one word : PERFECT !!
I'll be waiting for your amazing art this year too! Happy Holidays for ya! ;)
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love your comments ;w; *sorry im so late!*
Thank you so much dear! Im so glad you like it! Im happy with it :3
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Sky-the-Guardian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're  very very welcome! :icontardglompplz: :dummy:
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MyGambit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ah, this is so beautiful. And warm indeed. I know  people said it already but I really like the foreground and the frozen branches and the lil blur effects on em for focus. The background makes we wanna look deeper and deeper because you put a bunch of detail into it and I suddenly feel up for a walk in the snow woods. Yeah, the bird thing is cliche, but how well its done, is not. And you did it wonderfully.

The fuzzy bits on her outfit are to die for and her, she's gorgeous. Your ladies are always so pretty and amazingly huggable. Just, A+ mang. Much class, much christmas. Love it. :iconlazycryplz:
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :iconhappytearsplz:
I really appreciate it! >w<

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ReneeViolet Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, Whitney this looks really good! The curls in the hair are my fav part omgah. I can't draw curls properly but DANG you pwnd there sistah! The fur on her coat looks so soft an warm. I just want to shove my face in there aha lol. 
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank you Reneeeeee! <3
the curls... I cant draw them either,... x_x so I just made a layer over the lineart and
painted stuff until it worked! xD *not so helpful secret*  
and the coat... yes.. I want it for myself OwO heehee
thank yewwww :icongwompplz:
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Alright, lets begin *rub hands together*

Of course Selina is the one that wants my eyes attention first! She's really gorgeous and the furry part of that coat looks supersoft xD And dat hair, so smexy! I just want to smooch those soft looking cheeks! <33 And again - Those hands turned out great, with the foreshortening on the fingers and stuff! 
Background is looking delish here too! Especially the frozen twigs and berries in the foreground.. So nice ;w; 
Now what I do not like is the amount of white in the picture - Like the entirely white pines and the ground. What also makes snow more comfortable to look at is if you use a suble blue tone rather than different shades of gray. (Like this! upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia… )
But beyond that this is really a great improvement from this one of Nao: dreamerwhit95.deviantart.com/a… Just look at the amount of detail this one has compared to that one! Looks so much more polished <3 Good werk, me friend!
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
well thank you swede sir! I may try and touch it up a little with your suggestions
most of the pictures i used for references were woods on more of an overcast snowy day so it was much more gray than blue from a more bright
day (and I didnt really want it bright and sunny), Ill try and make some little tweaks to it though either tonight or tommorrow~
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!

Well I mean grey is probably more realistic, but as it is now I feel like it lacks color ); (Not on Selina, but ze backgroundss)
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Digital Artist
im fixing some stuff on it now! :la: 
that color contrast was more my intention though, I wanted selina, the bird, and the berries to stand out
against a coldler wintery background
However you have a good point xD Im not discounting that at all, (I liek it when you point those things out) I was just more intentional with this particular part 
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MLeth Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Adding blue in the background wouln't compete with Selina, trust me! It would actually make her stand out more since she got no blue shades in her coloring scheme and the bird is red too, which is blue's complementary color! :D
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
hmmm well you would have to show me then XD bc everything I tried looked bad :'(
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swirlingfire1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful colours!! Btw, watched Frozen after seeing your art/my friends nagging me to watch it. IT'S SO GOOD. :icondeyedplz: 
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks!
and isnt it great? ;w;b I lurve iiit
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Someone-Else79 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
So nice work !!!
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thanks! :D
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ShroudOfTime Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty =D
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you Fox!
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StoneKeeper Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh fancy! Job well done!
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you Desten! :dummy: 
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QTMartina Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
shes so cute >w< i want touch her face =v= xD that sounds strange
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
awww hahaha thank you Martina~! <3
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QTMartina Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
jepjep np ;D
achso and early happy new year, i hope you gonna have a good jump into it and i wish you the best for the new year ;D
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
thank yewww~! :happybounce:
I hope you have a great New Year tooooo~~~~~~! <3 :la:
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QTMartina Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
thx >w< and shure lets party hard in the next year xD
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RunicBirdsong Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student General Artist
This is lovely!!
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DreamerWhit Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you~! :love:
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