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What does it mean to me? by joolita What does it mean to me? by joolita
Happy Birthday charcoalfeather!

This is :iconcharcoalfeather:'s character Katya, back when she was a soldier in the Bolshevik army. She did not join it out of idealistic reasons, so i wonder if she sometimes pondered where she fits in all this... 
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Miriel3 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017
Świetnie wyszła całość ♥ Poza dziewczyny, jej mimika, kolorystyka. Bardzo fajnie wyglądają te wyteksturowane deski jako tło. Sprawiają, że Katya jest świetnie widoczna i właśnie na niej skupia się cała uwaga. Super :love:
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Werti-calism Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Jezusku, jak ja podziwiam cb za szczegółowość.
Jakim cudem dopiero teraz odkryłam cb na deviancie - nie mam bladego pojęcia.
To jest zajebiste, wszyscy się zgadzamy. Nic dodać. Nic ująć. 
Ach.
Wpisz mnie na listę swoich wyznawców, jeśli można  
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Tipereth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Czasem gdy widzę pracę, która przykuwa moją uwagę, zaglądam w galerię twórcy. Ależ Ty masz talent! Może to zabrzmi nielogicznie, ale świetnie łączysz prostotę z detalami. :)
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joolita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Bardzo dziękuję za słowa uznania :blush: Co do łączenia prostoty z detalami, wiem o co Ci chodzi i przyznam, że wcale nie przychodzi mi to łatwo - często przesadzam w dowolną stronę i albo wychodzi leniwie albo ilość szczegółów psuje cały efekt :P 
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Tipereth Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Czasem łatwo jest przedobrzyć. Ale z drugiej strony pomyśl o tym tak, że zdarza Ci się przedobrzyć, bo masz do tego wystarczająco duże umiejętności. :D
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MrMansur Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  New Deviant
Мы красные кавалеристы и про нас,
Былинники речистые ведут рассказ,
О том как в ночи ясные, о том как в дни ненастные
Мы смело, мы гордо в бой идем!
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joolita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
That is a very good song :D
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MrMansur Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  New Deviant
How do you know?! )))) This is patriotic song exact about Katy's friends ))
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akitku Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really love how you create that sense of doubt and hesitation in this one. The pose is really well handled - she looks both strong and vulnerable at the same time. And wow that crosshatching!! 
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joolita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
I'm glad you say the pose conveys some emotion - from the start i wanted this piece to be done with very thick lines and only later did it occur to me that this style makes it very difficult to draw expressive faces (the angle doesn't help either), so i was a bit worried it will come out bland. The hatching was a last minute decision - without it the foreground did not stand out at all...
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el-e Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
uroczy rysunke z podtekstem^^
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joolita Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Pięknie dziękuję!
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el-e Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
proszea bradzo:>
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I'm just totally surprised by this! Thank you so much for doing this for me! :hug: I love the texture you've done for the background and how that really makes Katya stand out in contrast. The texture is so realistic and so historical feeling, if you know what I mean. I can nearly smell the interior of the warehouse/barrack. She does feel very tired; you can tell by the curve of the neck and rather disillusioned, especially how she's looking at the hat symbolizing the path she's chosen by joining the army. The way she frames her thumbs around the star makes it clear she's thinking clearly about her role in everything, and is wondering what the heck she is actually doing.
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joolita Featured By Owner Edited Mar 5, 2017
I am so happy you like it! :boogie:

To be honest initially i wanted Katya to be musing on her place in the universe somewhere in a forest or under the open sky, but it just didn't feel right for the kind of mood i needed to create. So i went with wooden walls. I also have no idea whether 1920s uniforms featured an undershirt, but i wanted something white and a shirt would obscure Katya's swanlike neck, so again, all historicity must bend to my aesthetic needs...

It just occurred to me i portray your female characters much more often than the male ones. I need to draw Katya with Kuzma next time :D
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: I definitely loved it a lot! 

That's very true. I think the walls give off a sense of confinement that really forces her to think about these serious topics in her life. If she's outside, then it might feel more relaxed, and it might feel like she's thinking about something happier.

Don't worry about it. I often do the same for aesthetics :D

You're right! But you did do that sketch of Chinghiz before, back for Inktober 2015. And you did Mitya for my previous birthday :D 
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