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Happy Birthday, Mom 2011 by SassyAlex Happy Birthday, Mom 2011 by SassyAlex
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:

So, as I mentioned in my journal, I drew a picture of my mother for her birthday. I started it awhile ago, but I could only work on it when my mother wasn't around, and it was relatively difficult to draw, as I really wanted to capture her image. You can view the real picture of her here.

Sooo, I really like the result. I worked very hard, and I feel that it shows. I tried to take my beloved watcher :iconlittlemonsterxp:'s advice in making the lines less bold. I didn't succeed, but it's a work in progress. > w <

Anyways, this drawing will be given to my mother tomorrow, on her birthday. I hope she likes it. Wish me luck everyone!! ; w ;

In the meantime,

I really appreciate any view I get, especially on this picture. This wonderful lady gave me life, after all~

Comments, favourites, features, and especially deviWATCHes are greatly appreciated.

Thank you!!
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Mintiff Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I remember this picture how weird is that? Really striking reminds me of her a lot I'm sure she loved it
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much, Maddy. She did indeed love it.

It's not so surprising you remember it, though--I flaunted it, and if I recall correctly you had more than a decent memory.

Anyways, thank you again.

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Mintiff Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
welcome
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vodkabears Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Student
I love the attention you paid to the clothing folds and the hair. :) For some reason the link to real picture isn't working for me, but I'm sure you captured her perfectly. Making the lines less bold definitely helps push it towards the realism style, and you're doing incredibly well with it! I'm sure she'll love it!
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She did indeed. Thank you very much.

I'll check the link, okie? Coz it's photobucket, so it should work.

; o ;
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littlemonsterxp Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
HEY!! THX for mentioning me! Anywho even though you used bold lines there not as noticeable as last pics so great job! And also great work on the shading your getting good fast so keep up the good work! Love the water colors as well, I wouldve loved it if you watercolored your moms clothes as well but still good drawing.
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you. I'm not very good with watercolour yet, so I didn't want to ruin her shirt~

> o <;;
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Wow, this is very good. I love the face and the hair. But if I had to critique it, I think if you added some more darker shadows on her outfit and her face, that would really make her pop out a little more.
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Actually, I already did!!

As always, my scanner is a pain. But even afterward, I added more shadings to both her face and shirt~ > w <

Thank you for the critique, my dear~
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Cool, I can't wait to see the update!

You're welcome, I usually avoid critiquing unless the person wants me to. (Some people are a little sensitive with the critiques, you know.)
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I do know. It all depends on delivery--if you're shitty, I'd be offended, too.

I prolly wun be posting the updated version, as it's already glued in the frame. Dx

I'm sorry~
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
Yeah, I get offended too if someone is doing a better job at insulting my art then critiquing it.

That's okay, I like the non-updated one anyway!
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!

; w ;
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Zaloffshat Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
You're welcome!
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vikking1 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
wow, nicely done. you captured her likeness very well...:)
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
; o ;

Thank you very much!
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Embrace-the-simlie Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is wonderful Alex :3

Tell her happy birfday for me♥
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!! Will do~
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Embrace-the-simlie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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GopherFace Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011
Me too! Tell her that I miss her SOOOO much and I hope she has an absolutely wonderous day of birth. XD
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
She giggled all cutesy-like and says "Thanks" and "She loves and misses you so much, too."

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stainless-wonderland Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm sure she will LOVE it! ^^

I really like the way you draw! I'm serious!

I wish I could draw humans' faces like you...^^"
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SassyAlex Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
xDD

So silly--I just started this style. Thank you very much for the compliments and encouragement, though. I really hope you're right~

-squeeze-
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stainless-wonderland Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
>w<

Anytime, dear! :hug:
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