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Bookmark: Water by Avanii Bookmark: Water by Avanii
Part one of four bookmarks based off the four elements: Water, Earth, Fire and Air. As you may know I give each of my characters a dominant element, in this case, Benjamin, Lin and Mayra are water types. They are generally calm personalities, but they are not by any means 'shallow'. In the Dutch language there is a saying: "Quiet waters have deep bottoms", which applies to them very well. They are adaptive and will always find a way to get what they need: like water flowing towards the sea. Lin is blind, but adapted very well. Ben is an outcast but has found a way to enjoy himself even more than before. And Mayra has always been a mysterious character, like the smooth surface of a lake at night, lit only by the light of the stars. Beautiful, but potentially dangerous.

After these ramblings some practical info: Drawn on Smooth Bristol paper with China ink, coloured with Copic markers with some details done in Prismacolor pencils. For some reason the scan looks so much harsher and messy than the original, I'm not sure which settings I need to change to get rid of that effect. Sorry for the watermark, but I am very proud of this and don't want it stolen :/ I drew this back in the summer months, but never got around to scanning it. Anyways, enjoy!

Art and charaters are to me, Avanii

Please do not repost or use, thank you!

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AnimalArtKingdom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Super gorgeous!
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Avanii Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   General Artist
Thanks :D
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UnicornPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you thumbed this one in the other one. It is so pretty, and I really love this one too. :aww:
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Avanii Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
Thank you :) It seemed like a good idea as they're part of the same series :)
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UnicornPhantom Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that does make sense. :XD: I usually do that, myself.
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Student General Artist
It's always a major plus to have the contures of the key elements overlapping and meeting other lines in a composition- it will bind it all together as a whole. You have managed to tie Lin's curved body line to the frame- was that intentional? It often happens unintentionally. There are other lines here that helps to create this effect as well. Good job!
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Avanii Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
Thank you very much! Um, I think composition-wise this one is best, though not all of the lines were that intentional I think. I did want a 'flowing' composition because of the represented element - no straight lines but rounded curves, like flowing water. Lin's line was intentional though :)
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Student General Artist
You did succeed at creating a flowing harmony. All the elements including the frame speak as an entirety, thanks to those lines.

Not that it has to be present in every piece, and it can be difficult to pull off. But it looks really good on a bookmark, and this is a fine example.
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Avanii Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012   General Artist
I am very happy to hear that :D I'll try to keep it in mind, I usually just go ahead and do what feels best, does not always work, haha.
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Han-Wik Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Student General Artist
You are welcome.

I do that most of the time (guided by feeling), and there's nothing wrong with that. But mom keeps noticing composition lines in my pictures, so I thought I'd forward the tip.
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