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Water-drops by LilaeaBluecoat Water-drops by LilaeaBluecoat
Nothing earth-shatteringly and shockingly fantastic. Just some water-drops on some leaves.
Can't seem to get a really good scan of it. The real thing looks a lot less 'messy'... :cry:

I worked from a reference image by ~sacral-stock :iconsacral-stock: .
It was nice to not have to strictly stay true to the reference (even though I couldn't help but still try to). Also wanted a little practice on blurry background and got that.

- A5 size Canson paper
- Mostly HB and 2B Derwent graphite pencils
- Kneaded eraser, pencil eraser and my trusty Tom-Bow eraser
- Blending stumps
- Cotton swab
- White gel pen (for the signature)

Hope you guys will like it.
WIP:

Edit: This piece was featured over @ Shadowness in Daily Inspiration #155 on August 8th ([link]) and was selected for the Daily Feature Award on August 11th.
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:iconchesya:
chesya Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013
I am amazed at the fantastical forms you get at micro level - the apposition of grass horizontal to the constellation of dew orbs is breathtaking.
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:icondiamonddew123:
diamonddew123 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was searching for water drop stock images/photos and ended up here.. i literally jerked in shock when i read that tis is a drawing ..just "WOW"
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013
Thank you, I appreciate it! :D
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
Very good, the drops look perfect and wet. I like drawing water, it's an interesting thing when you do it right it just pops out.
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Thank you! I appreciate it!
I know what you mean. There's almost an exact moment you can point out where you know the next stroke will make it work, or not.
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:iconbullethead:
bullethead Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
That's right
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:iconmetlina-chan:
Metlina-chan Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply love drawings of water droplets.. Gotta try it myself, it looks like fun :D Very well executed, the details are amazing
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Thanks a lot! You should definitely give it a try. It's a lot of fun, and relaxing too!
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:iconmetlina-chan:
Metlina-chan Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure I will try it someday, hope I'll have time for it soon :) And you're welcome!
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:iconchristieb1:
ChristieB1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! It looks like a photo! amazing! :)
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconkelvincyh:
kelvincyh Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
at first i thought this was a photo! the crystal clear droplets and the gritty background made it looked like a close-up shot! great job! really love it! :D
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
Thanks very much for your kind words! :D
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:iconminishcapslock:
MinishCapsLock Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WHAT SORCERY IS THIS?! It's so beautifully done :3
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Hehehe... Thank you very much! :D
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:iconchibikristal:
ChibiKristal Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012
Thank you!!
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:iconstanghawker:
stanghawker Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
outstanding, looks like a black and white photo.....
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconcroatian-artist-girl:
croatian-artist-girl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome!!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Thank you! :thanks:
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:iconariian:
Ariian Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2012   Traditional Artist
I really thought it was a picture at first, good work!
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Thanks very much! :D
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, I thought it was a photo at first. Great job on this! :)
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconfaeriebert:
FaerieBert Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :D
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:iconberilia:
Berilia Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
great work! the water drops looks like it were real.
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
Thank you very much! :D
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:iconberilia:
Berilia Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
you are welcome.
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:icongreenmandarine:
GreenMandarine Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This drawing was featured in my journal: [link]
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Thanks very much! I appreciate it loads! :D
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:icondaniaali:
Daniaali Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
featured [link]
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012
Thank you very much!!! :heart:
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:icondaniaali:
Daniaali Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
any time :D
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:iconi-c-e-b-l-u-e:
i-c-e-b-l-u-e Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2011
You need not be so modest here ;) beyond wonderful :clap::rose:
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thank you very much! I like it a whole lot better now that some time has passed. :D
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:iconcaiusaugustus:
caiusaugustus Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011   General Artist
wow, awesome:love:
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Thanks a lot! :D
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You've been featured in my jounal :heart: [link] :D
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
Thank you very much Mayumi! :hug:
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:iconmayumiogihara:
MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
My pleasure! :D
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:iconthepotatostabber:
ThePotatoStabber Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is amazing :)
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconrynaca:
Rynaca Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Wow, Echt SUPERmooi gemaakt! Niet normaal dit!! Keep up the good work! :D
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011
Danjewel! Was heerlijk en hypnotiserend om te maken! :D
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:iconricardoneto:
RicardoNeto Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011   Traditional Artist
amazing, simply fantastic
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011
Thanks ever so much Ricardo! :D
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:iconkapanihan:
kapanihan Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aye, seriously, I wasn't entirely sure if this was drawn or photographed. Beautiful work.
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:iconlilaeabluecoat:
LilaeaBluecoat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
It seems to have confused more people, hehehe. Lovely compliment to get, thanks a lot! :D
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:iconkapanihan:
kapanihan Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, YOURE lovely ;D
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