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OCPageant2016|2 - History|London by Karistal OCPageant2016|2 - History|London by Karistal
So after I asked for an extension, inspiration smacks me in the face yesterday at the usual appropriate time of like 11:59PM the night before my weekly 12 hour shift.

I am not even going to lie to you, this was so freaking challenging for me. I thought I had an idea of what I wanted when I first got the prompt but...nothing stuck out to me at all. I was going in a lot of approaches that was like...how London would be like personally and what fit her persona. So I just assed around with so many different things until I was like...maybe I should take London somewhere she would wanna go....and I wanted to go for something flashy and dramatic...but this happened. 

London's not so flashy talent is crafts. She likes to just make stuff and will sit around for hours crafting and making things and it's fun for her. It's just a way to meditate for her, clearing her mind and forgetting about her endless issues :D So she ultimately decides to travel to the early 1400's of North America probably somewhere in Southeast Woodlands with the Native American people because her initial idea is: 'I want to learn how to maKE REALLY BEAUTIFUL THINGS'.

I really tried with the clothing design, I wanted to go for a more summertime look for the Native American people. The design I freestyled and tried to get it as close as I could to some patterns and colors. But I ended up putting more focus on London crafting and OMFG THOSE HANDS TOOK ME 5EVER TO DO YIKES. I wanted to try an actual pose and background and do you know what? I'M HAPPY. I AM VERY HAPPY. I am happy. I am taking baby steps to just work on backgrounds and stuff. I also kinda thought it would just be cool to explore more sides of London as I go along, you know? Look how content she is, she isn't getting on my nerves as much right now....THAT probably won't last long xD And that basket is meant to look mediocre, she is learning guys, she usually deals with crap like origami, cards and flower crowns. (has nothing to do with my skills nope no)

This was challenging for me, but it was indeed fun and a learning experience! :) 10/10 would struggle again.

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Kitty-Craftsy Featured By Owner May 7, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Maybe some what late c: but I like her design a lot. Fits very nice with her! 
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Karistal Featured By Owner May 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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Daaedric Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist
oh wow I can totally see her as a Native American! I love all the lil details in the outfit like the beaded necklace and the totally cute boots! its also a nice touch to have her doing some weaving in it ;D
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Karistal Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! :D 
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Professional General Artist
Inspiration tends to strike as late as possible, doesn't it? :lol: But this is a neat picture, I'm glad you got the idea for it! It has a real summer vibe and I love the patterns!
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Karistal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEEEEEES! It's a gift and a curse, i swear! xD Thank you so much ^-^
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Gwennafran Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks so peaceful. :)
I really like the detail with the shows next to her, and all the little patterns around her shoulders. I also like how this tells a little story in the picture, with her taking off the shoes while making that little basket.
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Karistal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much! I wasn't going to include the shoes until the last minute and I'm glad I did because it just worked perfectly :3 Glad you liked that touch as well!
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LadyLoriel Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, she looks great here. ^^ And damn! That looks indeed like a lot of work on them hands. For some reason I didn't expect London to do crafts, so that was a pleasant surprise I must say. ^^
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Karistal Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeeeep! Kinda hinted early in the story...and I don't think she ever outright says it either...but it becomes obvious eventually :3  It's one of those things I didn't plan but just came as I developed her xD Everything I planned about London is backwards now, she took the wheel xD Thank you so much!! I'm glad the work on the hands shows it was hard as hell to reference ;3;
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LadyLoriel Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe, London does what she wants and you can't stop her XD But I guess that is what makes her so much fun. ^^
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