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November 26, 2012
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Russian Tea by CanisAlbus Russian Tea by CanisAlbus
Wanted to try out a bit more heavily stylized way again, for this was originally inspired by Ivan Bilibin's russian fairytale illustrations. I don't think I managed to nail the style all the way, but I still quite like the outcome, especially the tail and the overall swirlyness.

Black Staedtler pigment liner, tea, watercolors.

Character, artwork ©GhoulShoe
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Roseflora5 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
what kind of dog is that?
TheCreepyCanine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the fact that this is inspired by russian fairytale illustrations and the canine in he picture looks like a Borzoi, otherwise known as a Russian wolfhound :D <--- Oh useless knowledge :'3

And after I saw this it made me want to look the artist up, I really like the fantasy kind of stlye on this picture, and the way the steam from the tea floats up to make the border :)
taika-kim Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Bilibin :)!!
19o1 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012
I don't think I'll ever get over how much I love your art, awwh man ;__;
Love the crisp lines, they're so clean and just gorgeous ahh!
Everything's so gorgeous I just ;o;
LiimLsan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Makes me think of Erte or Kay Nielsen... I ought to check out this Bilibin. ^^

I love how thick and iconic this turned out - you really got that russian impasto icon style down!
SnowBumbee Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow, I really love the colors in this picture, they are so warm and bright ! Beautiful work on the fur, and the curly movement is amazing :heart:
XxAutoconxX Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student General Artist
Your work...its always so amazing. D'X
WooflesArt Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
What an awesome background!
El-Barbudo96 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Intriguing stuff, its really eye catching a really different composition.
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