R A I N B O W
NOT A PHOTO-MANIPULATION - NONE OF THE ORIGINAL REFERENCE PHOTO IS PRESENT - 100% PAINTING
This is part gift, part contest entry for my good friend *EliseEnchanted's Bring Me To Life Contest
Based off her photo;
She's been great to talk to, to get advice from and to be inspired by, and the last time we effectively "came together" artwise was the pixel rainbow rose that became my most popular piece so far
I know people were hoping to see some more takes on her lovely rainbow roses and so I decided to tackle a full and just about 100% from scratch digital painting of one of the roses Please bare in mind I have minimal time and experience
The only parts that aren't painted by hand are the water colour brush stroke textures and the film grain at the bottom, which I'm sure people don't mind I feel incredibly proud of this piece as I did with the pixel one, so I'm thinking I've learned a lot through the making of this one
AND YES, since we always have to go through this discussion every time with these things They ARE real, it's a surprisingly simple method of the rose absorbing the coloured water up a split stem : P But not all rose species are capable of it to this extent. You can wiki the details
I've never seen a real one and probably won't unless they find a way to send flowers half way round the world without wilting and costing a fortune Or if someone knows of a place that sells them in South Australia??
Textures: watercolour 1, watercolour 2, watercolour 3 and old film textures from ~cgarofani and ~stock-basicality
Tools: Photoshop CS4, my custom brushes, wacom intuos4 tablet
Photomanipulations Traditional Digital Photography Stamps Pixel
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Holy crap this is amazing!
Your paintings are so lovely!
This is absolutely beautiful!
That beautiful rose again~~
this is beautiful!!!
I've seen rainbow roses, they are soooo pretty. The mom of a guy gave them to most of the group of girls there was in school except us... I really wanted one.
I've never had the chance to see a real one, I don't think the harsh Australian bush is a place where we are likely to see them
yeah, i doubt so too, hahaha. But the ones in the drawing and the pictures, they looked amazing. Even better than the real deal. Congrats!
My eyes can now die happy
Very beautiful! I'd love to see rainbow roses and your amazing painting in front of my house<3
Aw thank you, I'm glad you like it so much C: It is available as print if you ever wish to get it for a wall or something
You're more than welcome I would looove to print it for a wall or something but I don't have a printer xD But I can use it for my desktop wallpaper -changes- OH it's beautiful!
I wish Rainbowroses existed for real. This is so beautiful!
... Please try and read the description, it explains that they are real, and how this painting is based on a photo of a real one...
Anyways, glad you liked it : )
Anyways, glad you liked it : )
This is so amazing<3
This is such a tasteful and sweet work - for me it stands for my mother (rosemary) and her dead...
WOW so pretty! ^_^