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Old Winter by iKiska Old Winter by iKiska
Fuck this, I'm out :grump:

One of those pictures that stayed unfinished for WAY too long, despite me working on it pretty often :lol:

It's just winter. Uh. As in to go along with my autumn picture: [link] I'm thinking of re-naming the autumn picture, since once I started winter I thought of a mini back-story for the seasons and autumn's title is boring anyway. Don't get me wrong, winter's is boring too, but it at least ties in. Somewhat.

The "story" basically is that winter is the oldest season, the one that has been around since forever, and one day her overambitious frost began to wear on the nerves of whatever else was nearby. Eventually spring and summer came along and tried to destroy winter and give the world constant warmth and growth and joy and shit.

Anyway winter didn't like that and came up with autumn, the youngest season, and created an unbreakable law that would end spring and summer's ruling every year to give way to autumn, who would give way to winter.

The end.

So for the picture itself, I didn't want too much of a "Christmas" theme. I just wanted winter. So the silver bells are sort of cheating that somewhat... it used to be a red ornament, but the silver bells was more all-around winter and less just-Christmas. If that makes sense.

And I wanted each season (someday spring and summer will be done) to have its own animal, hence autumn's crow and winter's snow hare. I'm still not completely decided on spring and summer's animals... suggestions? :la:

Also I wish I liked the bunny more. Pfft. He looks like his fur is lamb fur :no:

Right then, I'm going to see what everyone's doing in the kitchen and wait for friends to return, you guys go do that thing that you do :heart:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the way you positioned the frame in the background :heart:
And oh my god, that bunny is so freaking adorable!
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iKiska Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely job on the clothing folds!
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ReptillianSP2011 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Quite amazing. Good works takes time and sometimes the 'best work' usually don't get finished because it's beyond what humans can manage to make time for and you know the rest...
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iKiska Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you very much :hug:
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VaniBun Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The winter version! :la: It's so pretty I can't decide which one I like best D:

Before I sound like a total weirdo stalker, I moved from ~XocolatlDiscoRoses47 lol. If you still think I'm a total creeper that's cool :heart: That heart does not help my case.

The coloring and detailing is a amazing, especially on the snowflake, bells and icicles off the tree :) Also, FLUFFY BUNNY IS SOOO CUTEEEEEEEEEEEE :love: Very creepy eyes she's got, but very beautiful at the same time as well. As usual, the folding in the cloth makes me jealous of how well you do it, and it looks very well shaded. I like the red accents in the picture and how her skin contrasts against the light colors. It really draws my attention to her. Lovely job on the picture overall :)
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iKiska Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Hooray! :heart:

PAHAHA I know, I remember you moving to this account~ I would have acknowledged it earlier but aside from replying to things in my inbox I've been inactive as hell lately :ohnoes:

And aaaawh I love your comments <3 Always awesome to read before I trudge through the nonexistent snow (it may as well be snowing, it's COLD) to my early class over a mile away before trudging back up here before trudging back down there at three :lol: CURSE THE LAZINESS WHY CAN'T I FLY ;_;

Also I got no sleep last night. Hence this reply C:
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VaniBun Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Same here D: Late reply is late cause I can't seem to reply without sounding completely stupid.

D'aw, I'm glad someone loves my creepy commenting :love: I feel so loved :happycry: I love snowww. For some reason it snowed two months. On a generally warm day o.O Having fun in college? :P

OH HOW I WISH I COULD FLY WITH CARDBOARD WINGS ;___;
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TofuHui Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
The colouring is wonderful - The folds and wrinkles on the cloth are really nicely done...
i also like how you made it seem calm, yet somewhat sinister - lovely job :D
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iKiska Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like the cloth, I definitely winged that one and hoped for the best :lol:

:hug:
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Princesse-de-la-Lune Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2011
Lambs for spring :D And a lion for summer? Or else a flamingo!

Also this is beautiful (and the super-woolly rabbit is still kinda cute) :heart:
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pink-anthony Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful bby. :heart:
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much bby :heart:
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capyBAKA Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's niiiiiiiice :D! I want the bunny so bad! Especially with lamb fur!
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much!

Pahaha, he DOES look super fluffy, doesn't he? I just wish I could have done the fur a bit better, haha :XD:
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Yukiko-berrie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! I love her hair and eyes, and the rabbit/bunny is so cute yet evil looking at the same time.
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! :hug:
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Yukiko-berrie Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
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spriter141 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
DAMNIT, Y U SO GOOD :iconwhyyounoplz:
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I DUNNO MAN SORLI :ohnoes:

:hug:
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spriter141 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
WELL, I STILL GOTTA CATCH UP TO YOU.
DESPERATLEY.
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ApocalypsePonii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Spring ought to have a lamb or a baby chick or some other adorable baby creature. Because rebirth and all that jazz.
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
I really wanted to do a lamb, but that'd be like huge to fit in the picture... unless spring's picture will be "zoomed out" a bit. I'd do a chick easily except that autumn already has a bird. I also thought of rabbits but BAM, SNOW HARE.

I think I like lambs for spring. I WILL MAKE IT WORK :eager:
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Smidow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks great! I love it! :heart: Also like the 'story' behind them all :p

Sadly I can't think of any good animals for summer/spring.. :XD: Summer always makes me think of the beach which in turn makes me think of sea creatures! Buuut that wouldn't work very well. One suggestion I DO have though is using Peonies for either Spring/Summer. The bloom late Spring early Summer and don't last too long.
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
Thanks! :hug: I love reading stories and stuff behind pictures, so I'm glad that when I add a story to mine, other people appreciate it too <3

Ooh, I love peonies :eager: Thanks for the suggestions!
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Smidow Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :heart: :hug: Me too :meow:

:D! Np ^^
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QuillandPaper Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty! I need your patience!
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
YOUR ICON :ohnoes: AWESOME.

Patience is easier to maintain, apparently, when you only work on a picture for about an hour (or less) every time you open it. Of course that wasn't exactly my choice, as whenever I start painting it seems I have to be someplace, but it did keep this picture fresh for the most part :)
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QuillandPaper Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right!:la: It's one of ~angelishi's!

I always have the bad habit of not being able to quit something until I've either finished it or made myself completely sick of it. So many portraits had been scrapped because I worked for too long and couldn't stand to look at someone's face.
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DyingWill Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011
GOD WOMAN THOSE DETAILS:heart::heart::heart:. Perfection baby :3!
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iKiska Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2011  Student General Artist
HOORAY! Thanks so much! :heart:
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