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WET MOON: Nissa and Nora by mooncalfe WET MOON: Nissa and Nora by mooncalfe
Nissa and Nora Ringtree from WET MOON. Natalie's sisters.

like many of my pictures, this one was just a hair away from being a disaster!

sumi ink + brush, prisma markers, ink wash, white acrylic, a little photoshop tinkering & leveling
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littlejack23 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great colors.
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x-Kogitsune-maru-x Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, aren't they DARLING!! <3
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Pen-scribble Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm doing sumi ink these days and I can understand what you mean about the disaster :D It's so incredibly thick that it's easier to do block colours than gradations with that ink. This one looks gorgeous, I'm so glad you succeeded ^^
Is this Wet Moon of yours readable anywhere?
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012
thank you!! :)
it wasn't the sumi ink that almost made this one a disaster, it was the markers! that's usually what happens to me. i find sumi ink easy to use, when i do make a blunder with that it's just because it's ink and it's permanent, but that would also happen with any ink. although sumi ink is more forgiving than most inks because it's water soluble and if you get lucky, and also depending on the paper, you can bring it out with a little water and careful scrubbing.

if you look on my journal here, there are a bunch of image banners of my various books and each Wet Moon one will take you to Amazon where you can get the book, but you can also order them from brick-and-mortar stores or get lucky and find them on the shelves, or some libraries have them too.
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Pen-scribble Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
^^
Ah, I've got some copic markers in my desk but that's where they've stayed for the most part -_-; I'm really starting to like sumi ink at the mo, and I'll probably upload some stuff. I'll take your word for it about being able to bring the ink out later, but I have found it relatively easy to use.

Thanks! I took a look at some of the pages up on your blog and I love the atmosphere. I'll think about buying it ;) I usually set myself a three-day waiting time whenever I shop stuff :D
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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Nat's SISTERS? oh wow... Did you ever mention them before this book?
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
yep! they're in volume 1, shown in a photograph, and i believe the next time they're discussed is volume 4. i have a feeling maybe they're mentioned a third time but i can't remember. they finally appear in the flesh in volume 6.
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OLoboCanta Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
woo hoo! cant wait to see them. i should go back and check out where they get mentioned in the earlier volumes...
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thelisabeast Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Beautiful.
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mooncalfe Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
thanks!
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