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101126 xmas by bara-chan 101126 xmas by bara-chan
this year's christmas cards.
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the outcome of this image surprised me; i wasn't specifically aiming for a colored pencil look (not consciously, at least.) well, it works, i guess! though considering all the time i spent tweaking this, i probably could've just printed the lineart, colored it in pencil, and scanned it a lot faster.

also, i am not responsible for any fights that may arise from sending someone a card marked "naughty." just sayin'.

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photoshop CS5
original size 2200x3000 px
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:iconanimekoneko242:
AnimeKoneko242 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Adorable. I'd order a couple dozen of these to pass around. :+fav:
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:iconchibighibli:
chibighibli Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
The illustrations are amazing as always, but what really does it for me is the type. Nice work x
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha, I love it.
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:iconpatynotchan:
Patynotchan Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010   Digital Artist
kawaii
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:iconsilken:
silken Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Professional General Artist
Good lord, that's adorable...:D
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:iconblack-chouji:
BLACK-CHOUJI Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconbara-chan:
bara-chan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
adorable! thanks so much for crediting me :)
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:iconkarishmamaniac:
karishmamaniac Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
How did you get that cool texture effect? Did you use an actual texture, or just spend 9027352735 hours colouring it with a special brush?
And your Christmas cards are always so cute!
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:iconkarishmamaniac:
karishmamaniac Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
And alright, I just saw someone else asked the same question haha :)
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:iconevikted:
evikted Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
Ridiculously cute! Your processing (aka scanning to digital) is fabulous, a wonderful color penciled look! Mine tend to come out super saturated or washed out regardless of how much unfiltering I try.
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:iconmaggy-mitchi:
Maggy-mitchi Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2010
Aaaaw so cute !!! I really love this one !!
*want to send it to all my friends* :la:
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:iconchaksq:
ChaksQ Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
These are really cute! Just ordered some of the cards to give to my friend's for Christmas this year.
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:iconbara-chan:
bara-chan Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you!!
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:iconchaksq:
ChaksQ Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010
Your Welcome, everyone I gave these too really liked the card.
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:iconjenbroomall:
JenBroomall Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010
CUTE!
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:iconwillow-pendragon:
Willow-Pendragon Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok..two boxes...Oh I can check ALL that apply?
.......red checks for both XP
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:icontirrany:
tirrany Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute. I love their outfits and the pencil textures. I've been meaning to comment on this but have been busy. >.<
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:iconangelzsoul:
AngelzSoul Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010  Student Writer
Great work!
It's very funny. And I was very nice. Just look to my halo :lol:.
See ya :bye:
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:icondrei-chan:
DRei-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe, I like this. :3
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:iconjonmkl:
Jonmkl Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOLdorable!
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:iconsapphirelullaby:
Sapphirelullaby Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Adorable c:
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:iconnaomi2321:
naomi2321 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
this is cute!
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:iconemotionalflare:
emotionalflare Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Adorable christmas card! And it has a lot of personality too c: <3
I just have too add this to my favorites cx *adds* great work! c:
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:iconunusualhero:
UnusualHero Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is so cute! Great idea and execution.
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:iconmikakora:
Mikakora Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
soooo cute ^^
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:iconawgie:
awgie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
sweet! nice design layout, too...great image ,period ^_^
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:icongabrielcrypto:
gabrielcrypto Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Beautiful! I loved it!

I've been naughty this year... and I would love to win a card with the naughty marked, xD.
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:iconfeenathecute:
FeenaTheCute Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D'aw. c:
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:iconkashiita:
Kashiita Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Love it ^^
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:iconavailaine:
Availaine Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
way cute
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:iconthreelittlesorcerers:
Those boxes should have said this instead:

[ ] Naughty [ ] Naughty

(Sorry I see both of those girls as naughty ones xD)

Very cute card though!
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:iconbara-chan:
bara-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
hah! if gisele were giving the gift to myou, then there'd definitely be something unpleasant in it...
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:icondagger-13:
Dagger-13 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really sweet :aww: Love the traditional effect. :)
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:iconkizziesama:
Kizziesama Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010
These are too cute :giggle:

I suppose I'd have to check both :paranoid:
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:iconpikakus:
Pikakus Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so cute. XD Are you going to be selling these?

And if you don't mind me asking, how did you manage to get the coloured-pencil look? Filters/textures?
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:iconbara-chan:
bara-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
they're for sale, via dA prints :)

it was achieved with some layers of brush strokes + the original sketches, some stock images (would've posted the sources...but i honestly can't remember where half of them are from, whoops) and the "add noise" filter, then more brush strokes on top of that for the white highlights
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:iconzekiecho:
ZekieCho Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i guess I was more naughty.. :P been a while Rose. :)
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