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Lord Violetrascal by Lesleigh63 Lord Violetrascal by Lesleigh63
This is a painting.

I created it for Seventh Sanctums, Characters - Extreme contest [link]

I wanted to paint a beautiful boy in an elegant kimono. So, I was thinking a prince would work and found this description of a prince from the Fangirl Fantasies Generator...

This prince experiences gender confusion (but doesn't seem to suffer from it). His sensuous hair is iron-grey. His lavender eyes pierce your soul. His voice is a powerful baritone.

I used photos of my doll to help with the pose and to get an idea of the folds in the cloth (I'd draped the doll in a scarf). The flower pattern on the kimono I've copied from a placemat. The flowers took ages to paint as did the facial features of the doll. I've changed the features of the doll... the eyes are smaller (particularly the pupils and the neck is wider).

The name of the character, Lord Violetrascal came from 'The Fantasy Name generator Extreme' (part of the contest rules). I waited till I had most of the painting done before choosing a name that I felt conveyed my character.
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Abyss-Valkyrie Oct 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
A-a painting?!??!OMG!the kimono and her eyes look so like a real doll's!!Just wow!!:iconiheartitplz:
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:iconlesleigh63:
Thanks. Glad you liked it. This is the painting I like best of all those in my gallery.
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Burusai Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow so you got a DOD Lahoo :meow:
I love the pattern of the kimono and of course the hair and his lavender eyes *-* (I just adore that color >3)
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InuHanyou Oct 21, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Squee! You've got a BJD! I love them! Some others I follow also have BJDs. (saving up for my own)
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:iconlesleigh63:
Yeah, I saw my first photo of one here on deviant art and thought they were the most beautiful thing.
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InuHanyou Oct 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
They are! and so very unique and expressive!
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priteeboy Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A placemat ay? that's an unusual but obviously effective source for the patterns on the kimono :XD: nice idea! :idea:
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:iconlesleigh63:
Yeah I'd been tracking down references of flowers, then I noticed the placemat under my coffee cup.
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lesatho Jul 17, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's awesome :D His eyes are certainly very driving and attention getting. I love how the edges of the kimono are soft enough to look almost melty for lack of a better word, but the flowers are still sharp and clear.
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:iconlesleigh63:
Thanks for the comment.
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