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Cotton Candy Delusions by IceandSnow Cotton Candy Delusions by IceandSnow

I've been working on this for the past 3 days.
LABOR INTENSIVE ART, MUCH?

I've been wanting to do this for a while though.
I tried a bunch of experimental stuff here, and it was pretty fun even though it took a long time.

SO.
Vahn again. :]


First of all, I had to cut him out. As you can see from the really detailed ragged edges... this was NOT an easy task. I probably gave myself arthritis using these tiny little scissors, until I found my exacto knife at the very end, which was GLORIOUS.

I painted the background seperately (acrylic and gouache mixed) and glued all the pieces of Vahn on top with rubber cement WHICH KILLS BRAINCELLS WITH THOSE FUMES.

THEN I took some black thread and sewed stitches into the front legs, tail, wing, and moon.

so yeah. This involved a lot of patience and work, but I'm proud of the result. Unfortunately the picture was not only a bit too big for the scanner, but the scanner also felt like not cooperating with colors. GOOD JOB SCANNER. 8D

I did my best to fix things but... regardless, it still looks much, MUCH better IRL. You can't really get the full effect of the thread and the cut-out looking 3D... UGHH.

Oh yes, and he doesn't have any claws (or, just doesn't have them out? I guess he's pretty happy for once).
I actually planned on cutting them out seperately and then gluing them on top, but that ended up looking like crap so I just decided no claws was a better idea. xD

but yeah.
I really love teal and pink together, and since Vahn sorta matches that it seemed to work. xD

Download for full size please!

Media: Acrylic paint and some gouache for background, markers, acrylic and india ink for Vahn, black thread. Cutout made on bristol paper, background on a piece of posterboard.

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art and character © *IceandSnow
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Given 2008-10-23
We really think *IceandSnow deserves a DD on her masterpiece 'Cotton Candy Delusions'. She used her skills with drawing and mixed it with an amazing blend of Acrylic paint, markers, and more. Her talent deserves to be featured today. ( Suggested by Hiddenshadow75 and Featured by skifi )
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Chimajra Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013   Digital Artist
Hello, I wanted to ask your permission to use this as my avatar (not on dA). To be honest, I was already using it on another site for almost five years, and I grew so used to it that I would like the same avatar on a similar site. I hope you won't mind, I've searched for you (I had smaller version of image and couldn't see your nickname) only to ask you this. Please? I really love this drawing :heart:
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Racooneh Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011
Bah~ this is gorgeous! ;u;
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danum1 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
pretty sure cotton candy had lsd
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:iconmgon:
Mgon Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011
This is brilliant! *four thumbs up* ;)
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aqua-myrine Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
wow this is amazing, I can tell you put a lot of time and effort into it and the result is amazing.
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wildhype Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
totally funk
i dig
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CuppycakeBlush Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2010
I loooooveee that. :O
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TaniNeko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2009
This is what I call
EyE CanDy

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Deviant-Joey-Kat Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Gorgeous. Instant favorite. <3
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DragonflyAndromeda Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009   Photographer
Awesome! ))) :aww: :star:
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:iconsinendra:
sinendrA Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
luv the vibrancy mischievity & pizazz :clap: ^..^
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elementjhedren Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009  Student General Artist
Ever since I first saw this piece, I have loved it so much. It's still one of my (if not the!) favorite pieces that you have in your gallery. The style is utterly fantastic, too!
By the way - how large is this piece, approximately?
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skimble-skamble Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
This is gorgeous! I thought this was a graphic painting until I saw it was under the "traditional art" category...which makes it even more impressive :heart:
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nhsls247 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Student General Artist
YES!!
THAT WHAT ID SEE WHEN IM DAZED FROM COTTON CANDY :O!!!!

srsly i remember getting dazed from cotton candy one time and i saw that exact image xD
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SecretForKeeps Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009
The colors and details and OMG, everything about it is gorgeous!
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soaringmoose Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
:worship: amazing
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SpitFyre111 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009
That's awesome!
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death-by-foofoo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Writer
Is it me, or is teal, like, an adorable color?
this makes me feel like I'm at a carnival : )
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
oh no, it's not just you. I totally agree. x]
ILOVETEALLLL <33
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death-by-foofoo Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009   Writer
!!!!!!!
: D
: D
♥♥♥♥♥
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Snozna Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
wow i love the details and the colours =)
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ParticleSoup Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
you truly inspire me! i might not ever have the patience to try something like this, but i can still dream about it, no? and real stitches in a drawing! such a simple creative thing that i have only found you do so far!
and i cant get enough of your paintwork.

(and my, youve sure gotten quite a few daily deviation works under your belt so far X3 )
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nezy93 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
gorgeous. You're right, teal and pink are awesome together. I'm so amazed...you must have a lot of patience. :D
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star0924 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Love the textures and the colors are amazing!
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LovelyMoonZone Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2009
LOVE IT!!! 8D
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GAVade Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Digital Artist
That's so expressive, great style for editorial illustration....

Nice one....
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
I'm actually hoping to go into illustration in art school, so that's great to hear :]
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GAVade Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2009   Digital Artist
Nice, good luck with that... :D
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Asura-Kumara Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2009
Very nice!
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MySweetQueen Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2009
hey i really like your draws, they've got something that scary me but relaxed me too. this is hard to do, great job!
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
thank you! :]
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chaseaphone101 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2009
OMG i wanna print its soooooooooo good
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2009
I need to go get prints made of a bunch of my pieces then! :D
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chaseaphone101 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2009
mkkk once you do ill buy one :] i wanna put it on my wall :]
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2009
YEYYYYY :3
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CookiePhantom Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Student Filmographer
HOLY MOLY...you should totally make this into a print. I'd definitely buy one! This is hands down one of the best pieces I've ever seen in my life. I adore the colors in the brush strokes and the black designs in the corners! *pounds down on the fav button* :heart: :heart: :heart:
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TyMittx Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
Oh my gosh; I love it.
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Reversed-Pocky Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2009
oh wow a DD!! congrats~!!
everything going on just soaks into your eyes and its like eye candy, it really is, hah <3
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deliriyumyum Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2009
That background is flippin' sweet.
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Tal-Ki Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Absolutely Breath Taking!!:love:
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Zafeeher Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
My hand would die!!AMAZING!!!!
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Wind-Flower Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2009
Awesome, Just Awesome :jawdrop:
The details, the colors... :wow:
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ivy-scissorhands Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
this is amazing! :D
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Goggles-Mandatory Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
So spikey and whirly and trippy :D
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Xx--Fallen-Angel--xX Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is sooo amazing!! I could look at it forever :wow:

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IlluminateSerenity Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
"WOW!" ^_^
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
DOES IT SCREAM WOW?
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Dgtalw0nd3rland Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008
Woah, that's awesome (: I love your style..
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Eccentric-Zeal Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Wow, your style is so amazing. Beautiful color choices, too. I love the little rose on the hat x3
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IceandSnow Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2008
Aww thankss! <3333
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