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February 20, 2009
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Just A Sideknote by muffinonie Just A Sideknote by muffinonie
A gift for the lovely :iconshepaintswithblood:
A thank you.
You know what for.

Plus I've been dying to draw you a gift for ages. I've just never felt like a good enough artist to do you justice.

I'm fairly pleased with this. I whipped it out in one sitting. I just got hit with inspiration for the first time in a looong while.

This is a Knote, a species of her creation. I hope I'm allowed to draw one. It's a gift piece, so I figured it would be okay to draw one without permission.

I sort of pictured this as a candle without a wick..
I don't know. I feel like the design is rather bland. I should go back and touch it up...

But this is my first test with textures and doing fur detail.
Any advice or critiques would be greatly appreciated~

Please go check her art out. She's a fabulous painter and an incredible person.
She's been nothing but sweet to me since I started talking to her, and offers some great critiques - something that is too few and far between on dA.

One of my favorite of her pieces: [link]
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Hello by Evanescence, Pour qoui? ):
muffinonie Feb 25, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Because I drew this picture to Evanescence and that song is their most moving for me :C
I wanted this picture to be moving.
I think I failed, but at least it looks pretty XDDD
ohmi! this is lovely <3
mmm... i think i might... yelp with joy :/ <3
oh yes, i will *yelps*
muffinonie Feb 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
thank you thank you~
EckaChrome Feb 20, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifully done my friend. =]
muffinonie Feb 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much C:
ShePaintsWithBlood Feb 20, 2009   Traditional Artist
Oh my gosh! When I logged in this just caught my eye and I thought, "WOW! Gorgeous!" And then I saw it was for me and I almost died of joy! I love it!
It is, but mixed with the magic of you. So it is perfect. You got the Knote species down very well, especially because you added your own attributes and made him almost an embodiment of something with all that smoke (he does seem like a candle somehow actually) The colours are pretty much one of my favourite schemes too. I like the tiny bit of purple for his horns, it is just perfect. His fur is beautiful too. I especially like the mane. I am glad you made him mostly eyeless too, very Knote-worthy +laughs+ I also really like what the words say on the side, very nice. Are they song lyrics?

This piece really means a lot to me. Thank you so, so, so, so, much!:blackrose:
muffinonie Feb 23, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Ahh C:
I'm glad you like it
I was afraid the Knote looked to plain or something.

But yeah, they're lyrics from Hello by Evanescence. I listened to them the whole time I drew this.

But I'm really really glad that you like it. It was a good excuse to try textures for the first time in my life haha.
Still needs some work but, hey, better than a plain white background right?
ShePaintsWithBlood Feb 23, 2009   Traditional Artist
No it is so awesome! I want to draw it myself. I keep showing this picture off to everyone and they all think it is amazing.

I think it is amazing in it background filled glory.:blackrose:
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