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Gentle hands by joulee Gentle hands by joulee
Happy Valentine's to all of you. :heart: :heart:

And yes, I was trying to get away from pink.. ^^

This is the longest I've spent on a picture this year O_O... Reference used for the dress and pose. Original sketch: [link] Details: [link]

Really, the wings are an afterthought. Steve was kind enough to point out there had to be a reason for why she was sitting that way... >D >D
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dw817 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely beautiful !

I think we need days like this, to look at wonderful art like this and just -slow- down our days a bit and reflect on it's beauty and serenity.
Nicely drawn, and definitely favorited ! :+fav:
Ellowyn Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
sooooo gorgeous! I really love it!!
UniMieli Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009  Hobbyist
Wow! It's great! I love it ^^
Dayami-chan Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
December-Rainfall Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
I love this so much. My favorite picture of the day!
Kalidra Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
Very beautiful. Your hard work paid off
TrueLoveIsOrange Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This image was uploaded without a link to the original or credit to the original artist Koge-Donbo. This character is not of your creation, and therefore copyright infringed. I'm sorry, for as good of an artist as you are, you will be reported.

djazzytta31 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
Beautiful, and cute!! :heart:
Namine17 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She looks so pretty! ^^ I like it!
Esinahs Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
this looks great. she looks like a princess even though she probably is one...
wearethegodsnow Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007
The-Heart Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2007
This is a "Found Heart" Deviation!
~The Deuce Of Hearts
Akina-the-lurker Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Oooh, the colors are so pretty...I love all the blue and white. The wings are pretty, too, and the whole picture kinda looks like is has a soft glow to it. :3 Good job.

....Heeheehee, I know which pic you used for a reference. ;D
LoveFaithHope Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2007
aww. cute and pretty.
ladytrancevision Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2006
love the softness.
EatingChocolate Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
Thas cute! And so very preatty! I like the soft colors! And her dress too.
Mel-Behll Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2006
I know that pose. ^-^

It's from Volume 8 of Pita-Ten.

Eee! Your style is very much like Koges, and I like it.

G'job. :D
shadowconqueror Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2006
Beautiful, I like the costume and her hair. I will fav it.
littlemeow Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2006
kinda looks like misha from the pita ten book vol 8. I LOVE THIS PIC!
bootyfulxo Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2006
i love this one.
QueenOfCheese Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2006
beautiful...i love the way u made the heart
narutorox2 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2006
this is beautiful
253421 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
this picture kind of reminds me of the cover for pita ten vol 8, but your's looks better, that one's kinda sad ;_;
shiro-neko Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2006
pretty~~ i love the smoky heart~~ :D

pose reminds me of a pita ten pic of misha~~
renchan Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2006
Her hair is gorgeous... I dunno... I love the parts, but putting it all together... makes it seem... a bit surreal? I don't know... but I love the different parts of her.
temarinyo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2006
very pretty! how did you make the heart???
dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
This has to be one of the most beautiful pictures I've seen on dA.. Is so lovely! :+favlove: :aww:
astaldoia Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2006
Aw man, just looking at this makes me feel calm <33 Such beautiful colouring! And it's nice to see that you used blue instead of pink/red XD
snoangelbabe Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
very beautiful. i love the colors and the character. she look so innocent and at peace. very good. :)
babii-munkii Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006
its so beautiful , the colours are so soft ^^ very nice !

nothng but lies and emptiness ...
sparx222 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolute beauty.....I am a huge fan of fancy dresses and human art. FAVE
joulee Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006
hehehe... so am i. ^___^
TheScorpio Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2006
nice *nods* i wish i could be as good as that
especially now
Rikku8 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
kirei desune so beautiful
joulee Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2006
thank you ^^
JoEnAnna Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
wow thats really good. I love the details! Wait..wasn't she facing the other way in the sketch? I can't remember... owell, wonderful job!
joulee Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
yeah, she was facing the other way... I don't know why, I flip it around during my coloring process to make sure things look good from both sides, and then it stays that way.. ^^
JoEnAnna Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2006
Ahhhh gotcha. It looks very good though! Most drawings/etc I see on here for some reason have the subject facing to the left, so its a nice change!
GuardianAngelNS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
Very pretty...thanks for sharing...GANS
rent-a-sketch Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2006
Wow... That is absolutely beautiful! Very well done!
AngelThanatos13 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
pretty... very mood inspiring for the upcoming holiday! XD
SapphirePhoenix Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
That's beautiful! I love all the blue and the dress is very nicely done! The lighting's cool too. Great job!! ^_^ :+fav:
Sarieu Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Student Digital Artist
omg, that is beautiful. amazing job, it's so pretty *^-^*
DragonballAF Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
Your artwork is awesome! i love this, it's very ' soft '
taeshilh Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Professional General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful.. and I definitely agree and think your deviation from the traditional pink for Valentines Day was a good idea XD We're gonna get so many pinky pictures! Many are beautiful, yes, but it's really nice to see something different that's just as, if not more romantic.. and I think this definitely turned out wonderful. I'm not shocked you spent so long on it! The lovelyness definitely shows.

I like the faint sight of the wings, too XD Blatant wings always seemed a little ugly to me.. like some drawings just have the wings there.. but it's nice you're not making that a huge thing in the drawing so we can focus more on the girl.. maybe consider her more human-like rather than some angel. I like the "windyness", too.. she looks like her hair is waving.. maybe from the power of that heeeaaarttttt pyooopyoooo~ *Slapped*

Nice touch with the flowers on her hair ;.; And I think blue and white can definitely be a nice color combination when it comes to Valentines Day.. blue representing loyalty and fidelity, white representing purity.. which should definitely be two very important aspects in a relationship.. the loving, of course XD But maybe I'm dissecting this too much.

The folds of the clothes are very nice and my gaaawwwddd, I love that heart. It's so gorgeous! Like electric water or something.. and you're very right about it being in gentle hands. The way you colored it makes her look so.. fragile and gentle and beautiful.. so I think this was an excellent work ;.; Congratulations on the Daily Print and everything! This is gorgeous.. and I'm running out of vocabulary to describe this XD Well-doneeee~!

*Favefave* Yeah, like that wasn't expected XD
joulee Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
^^.... Am overcome by your thoughtful comment. ^__^ I love pink as a color, but I wanted something soothing and tranquil. Not really passionate love but just the thought that someone is there for you through good times and bad. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this! ^^
AmericanDralion Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer

Simply Beautiful.

Instant :+fav:
KierstenViolette Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so soft and beautiful. I'm glad someone tried to stay away from the traditional pink and red. I really love the design you did for the dress.
impulsivemage Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
One word~BEAUTIFUL ^^
blrose Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2006
Beautiful beautiful beautiful! :XD: I love the light dreamy colors.
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