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NIKON
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COOLPIX S3100
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Aug 31, 2013, 2:40:37 AM
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Family Portrait by SycamoreSea Family Portrait by SycamoreSea
Today is ~DragonBlessed's 21st birthday.
These are the characters from her beautiful novel, The Seventh Raven.
It wasn't really possible to get a good picture of this painting, and I didn't really try. (I also made some changes after I took this photo, like to Nathan's face.)
There is a lot about this painting that really frustrates me (TOO MUCH SKIN), but also a lot that I'm happy with (like Santiago - always Santiago ;D). I don't really know why poor Nathan ended up front and center since he is the LEAST likely to be there but it's too late now.
Also it was really hard to draw these characters without being able to consult their creator on what they look like?? Especially Enoch who has like five second in the whole novel. B(
This painting has been a huge factor in my loss of sleep the past couple weeks (in addition to that three job thing), but it... is a fulfillment of a promise.
Happy birthday, my admiral.

Head over and check out the sketch, their faces are so much more awesome: sycamoresea.deviantart.com/art…

References (characters left to right):
Santiago - ladyxboleyn.deviantart.com/art… (*LadyxBoleyn) armedvampire-stock.deviantart.…
Derek - syccas-stock.deviantart.com/ar…
Aspen - o-shea.deviantart.com/art/Rock…
Liam - anyman82.deviantart.com/art/Ma…
Nathan - www.deviantart.com/art/False-P…
Cassandra - browse.deviantart.com/art/crou…
Enoch - photohouse.deviantart.com/art/… thepropagation3.deviantart.com…
Courtney - browse.deviantart.com/art/knig…
Morgan - geoectomy-stock.deviantart.com… sespiderstock.deviantart.com/a…
Background - mirengraphics.deviantart.com/a…

This is done in acrylics.
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photohouse Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice work mate :D!
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SycamoreSea Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cheers!
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Felt-heart Sep 22, 2013   General Artist
Holy cow is this great! All the characters are so unique and yet it doesn't look strange to have them all together. Also that background is fabulous.
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SycamoreSea Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, thank you so much! <3 I'm so honored to receive such high compliments from you. C:
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Felt-heart Sep 27, 2013   General Artist
:blush: Even thanking me you say the nicest things! :glomp: 
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anyman82 Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oo! It's not often my stock is used for traditional art! Thanks a lot for the heads up!
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SycamoreSea Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No worries! c:
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DragonBlessed Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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I actually really loved how Liam and Nathan were the ones closest to Cassandra, since they're the ones in the novel who are... always closest to her, it seems. And also the fact that Enoch is covered in moths just a;ldkfjasdf makes my life. And you painted Aspen...
and
also
I haven't really stopped staring at this since Saturday, haha. I just love it so much.
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SycamoreSea Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... I did try to put SOME thought into their placement, at least whom I wanted close to whom. (Although next time I'm just putting Santiago front and center because SANTIAGO. He is the only one who doesn't really fight me.) Aspen... worked out surprisingly well for me though, considering how little practice I have with dogs. xD I hope he's a suitable shape at least.
I actually hadn't really stopped staring at it for a week either, and it has so much that bothers me now, so I leave the staring in your capable hands (eyes) and hope that you do not begin to fear it as I do. :p I am sincerely overjoyed that you love it so. <3
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Seolhe Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so ambitious! I'm really impressed by the number of people you can fit into one picture :)
I also really love the background. Those ruins are just lovely, and I love the autumn setting <3
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