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Christmas 2008 by PinkParasol Christmas 2008 by PinkParasol
Merry Christmas!

Here is my 2008 Christmas card. An illustration of Santa reading to his elves on Christmas eve. Done in watercolors.
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Bindi-342 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2010
I love your Santa, he looks perfect!

I just wanted to let you know that I've featured this piece in my journal. :) If you would rather not be included I'll happily remove the link.
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GoldenGirl954 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Aw, this is so cute!
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3stairs Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
love this - especially the border
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yellowmarshmallow7 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010   General Artist
So beautiful..!
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DreamsOfALostSpirit Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
This image has been featured!
You can find it in my journal here:[link]
(Let me know if you disapprove of the feature and I'll remove it right away)

Happy Holidays!
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Peps1Zer0 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
why are you being publish, off of deviant ART? your stuff really, really good
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you so much!
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EmberRoseArt Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
featured =D [link]
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
Thank you so much <3
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Ana-D Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured: [link] :heart:

Happy Holidays! :star: :santa:
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2010
Thank you so much!
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SilverSoulmate Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
Wonderful christmas picture ;)
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:iconpinkparasol:
PinkParasol Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Thank you!
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daphnewouts Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
Beautiful! It gives me that warm christmas-feeling I love so much! Thank you! :)
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it ^_^
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daphnewouts Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
You're welcome! :)
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moonwolf17 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2009
aww, it's adorable =] you're very talented. i miss comforting images like these!
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
Thanks so much! I had a lot of fun making that one ^_^
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Er-gabo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
A great idea :)
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Thank you ^_^
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toegar Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice watercolor...you should consider selling these cards or submitting them for publication...
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2009
Hehe, thank you! I would like to try to do one every Christmas ^^
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toegar Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Please do:)
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Scream-Deafening Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Looks stunning, really love the style and colours. I haven't seen watercolours used in such a bold way, many people tend to keep the washed out colour. So this is realy wonderful to see. The warmth of the image is really lovely, especially on such a cold night as tonight.
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2009
Thank you! I tend to use watercolors the same way as I do acrylics... with lots of really thick layers! I wish I was better at getting that softer, watery feel though >.<
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Scream-Deafening Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
Welcome. =)
Just takes practice, maybe try using the acrylics as water colours. Can work just as well (though slightly different) and dries faster, I do that when I can't find my water colours and it is a good way to figure out water colours too.
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psicopoldo Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
your watercolour look just awesome, this one reminds me of antique christmas illustrations... very inspiring work you have here, gonna watch you :)
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner May 30, 2009
Thank you so much ^_^
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sumajarong Featured By Owner May 10, 2009
This is so lovely.great work!:heart:.....Nong :)
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner May 11, 2009
Thank you so much ^_^
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marianajoplin Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009  Student Interface Designer
Jeeez! Amazing!!! Great great job!!!
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2009
Thank you!
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LeeAnneKortus Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
How wonderful!!! I love Santa's expression...what a lovely Christmas card!! :clap: :heart:
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Demi-urgic Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Wow that is extraordinary, especially for being done in watercolors. What is the actual size of it?
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
It was done on a 12x18 sheet of watercolor paper. I have always been against using watercolors alone, because of the "you have to start with the lighter colors and work your way up" thing..... but my watercolor set had white in it. So, I used them like how I would use acrylics. It was a lot of fun, and I think I learned a lot about the medium!
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Demi-urgic Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Hah, when I was being taught watercolors my teacher specifically wanted us not to use white. I did on future projects however, and its a big help.

Whatever your technique, it seems to have worked very well. Size helps too, 12x18 is much larger than any of the watercolors I ever did, and with traditional painting in general I have to work very large.
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Hey, why don't you post any of your traditional paintings? Jon showed me one, and it looked really good!
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Demi-urgic Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
Thanks. Yea I might, but I need to take better pictures of them first.
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EyeThief Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
That has amazing detail, especially for watercolor. Nice texture and composition.
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009
Thanks so much! The watercolor really makes boring things (like the squares for the border) have a lot more character when the brushwork shows through.
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EyeThief Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2009
I can hardly wait to see more of your work. You're inspirational.
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PinkParasol Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2008
Thanks so much guys, and merry Christmas!
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Renapple Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
featured in journal ♥
[link]
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CapnSkusting Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008  Professional General Artist
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Merry Christmas!
:santa:
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dkl78594 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2008   Photographer
Adorable! Thanks for sharing. :)
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