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The Making of a Fayble by Dysis23A The Making of a Fayble by Dysis23A
Pen and Ink
0.1mm and 0.25mm Faber Castell technical pens on A3 Arches 140lb Hot Press watercolour paper.
Image tinted for screen viewing.

December 2010: Dartmouth, Devon. A plan is hatched.
July 2011: Cowbridge, South Wales. Reference photos taken.
August 2011: Wiltshire. Set up pencil rough drawing produced.
August 2012: Inking final version starts.
January 2013: Inking finished.
Time taken to produce image: Over 100 hours

Never let it be said I rush these things.

A massive thank you to Armorel Hamilton for helping with this project and without her creative genius making the Faybles in the first place this picture could not have happened.
Armorel Hamilton
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FreeFeature Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You have been featured here: freefeature.deviantart.com/jou…
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Thank you. :)
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FreeFeature Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

You're most welcome!

 

...Question.  Would you mind helping to promote me?  I'm here to give deserving artists more exposure, and the more people look at my features, the more each artist will benefit.

 

Have a great day!

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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
Not sure I know how I would go about that. Do not get many people looking at my pages these days so obviously don't know much about promotion myself. The journal is the only place I can see to do that and have something about an event I am part of in October I would like to leave there until it is done. It is a good thing you are doing but don;t know how I can help.
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FreeFeature Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's fine.  It's a tough world for artists these days.  When your event is over, if you remember, you could always make a journal then.  I wish you great success!
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ninjacat66 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist
it's very interesting I like it a lot.
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Professional
nice job
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:iconimageconstruct:
imageconstruct Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A Fayble. Ok......... So there is some sort of reference.
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
The Faybles are from the imagination of my friend Armorel. She is the person in the picture and the creatures around her are some of her Faybles which she makes. Have a look at the link in the text accompanying he picture and it will take you to her web site if you want to see where the reference came from. This was all drawn from life except the surround which I made up.
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imageconstruct Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a curious pic. I guess they're real. The rendering on Graveyard Shift turned out well. Looks good.
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imageconstruct Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Now I don't feel so gloomy about my pictures not showing up every other day. Gives me perspective on my own time table. This is a lot of fun, with classic characters. I've been looking at detailed pen and inks. I think I can tell the female from the male cat. I don't know how.
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
very fine work and a well-deserved DD! :thumbsup:
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank You. :)
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:iconwytherwing:
wytherwing Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
you're most welcome :nod:
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rats-xp Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome :eyepopping:
this sort of reminds me of the Inkheart series
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank You. :)
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CptGuapo Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Simply magnificent! :jawdrop: Those were the most well-invested 100 hours you worked recently, huh?
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
The effort was worth it. :boogie:
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Alyxandra-J-Shaw Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really beautiful. It makes me want to climb into the drawing and join the characters.
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank You. :)
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BrigitteGauvinART Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing ! so many details wow really talented and much patience
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank You. :)
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:iconsulock:
sulock Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank You. :)
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
100 hours?!...[link]

AMAZING!
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
:squee:
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DreamsphereINC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Student General Artist
:)
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TheLostTargaryen Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The effort you put into this is truly remarkable...and fully worth it! Congrats on the DD, it's great when people get one who've really worked hard for it... :clap:
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank you. Most kind. :happybounce:
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:iconsaya-aria:
Saya-Aria Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
This is gorgeous!
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
Thank You. :)
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The time and work shows! This is stunning - I love that it feels nostalgic, and yet is filled with new and interesting things. Beautiful pen work - congratz on the well-deserved DD!
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank you so much. :squee: I wanted it to have the feel of a Victorian engraving but be something different.
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SepiaWren Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You succeeded =D
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
:boogie:
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank you. :)
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Very incredible! And you spent over 100 hours on this? Wow, the effort is worth it :)
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank you for appreciating. :happybounce:
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painfulkisses13 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Welcome :)
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StewCrowther Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Well deserved DD. :-)
This is just excellent Chris - Fantastic !
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank you Stewart. :w00t!:
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Gipsymoon Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
absolutely beautiful!
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:icondysis23a:
Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank you. :)
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Rinspin Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Inspired!
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank You :blush:
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Grats on the DD; it's completely well-deserved! :squee: :heart:
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Dysis23A Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Thank You. Most kind :happybounce:
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Indigo-Serenade Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Always welcome! :heart:
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