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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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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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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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