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Prize - Hermione Granger by astarayel Prize - Hermione Granger by astarayel
A very belated prize for ~Morrigan22, who won 3rd place in #DowntonAbbey's last contest!! Her entry was great; go check it out.

She requested the ovely Emma Watson as Hermione Granger, and provided this exquisite reference photo. I sat down to start this painting, and just couldn't stop. Seriously, it was so much fun. The picture had such an ethereal and soft quality in it, so I really tried to preserve that here.

I will only remove the watermark if the prize-receiver gives me permission, so please do your best to ignore it for now. :)

About 3-4 hours in CS3.

Hermione (c) JK Rowling, Emma Watson, and WB

For my second-prize winners, I promise I'm working on yours, too!!
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:iconvixylecter:
VixyLecter Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Waouh! Wonderful work Heart :) (Smile) 
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
Thank you so much!! :)
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gingado Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Featured in my "RED EDITION 2014 - PART II" - I hope you like it...

gingado.deviantart.com/journal…
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Thank you so much!!
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
Fabulous!!! :la:
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AbbyCatWolff Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Aw, she's beautiful ^_^ Fantastic work!
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Thank you!
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ToPaintARose Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Absolutely amazing!! This is a beautiful rendering and the skin is amazingly realistic and beautiful! I absolutely love this pic ^^
The only thing I would think needs working on is her clothing which is a little rough, and her right eyelid where the shading is a little weird
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Thank you so much!

Yeah, the clothing was a bit rough. To be honest, the feathers intimidated me, so I fudged them ;) Good catch on the eyelid! I'll have to give it more form once I revisit this piece. :)
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ToPaintARose Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student General Artist
I see xD It still looks good thouhg!
And it's no problem at all! Can't wait to see it after you come back to it!
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Haha, me too! If I ever get to go back to it. Too many projects!
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ToPaintARose Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Student General Artist
Take your time! Can't wait to see any of them! xD
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emizael Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautiful!
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Thanks!
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apples-ishness Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
How beautiful! I love the hair :la:
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Thanks so much!
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craftiegirl Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist
Nice
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Thanks!
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MYC-ART Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Incredible work! Just beautiful! <3
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
Thank you so much! :hug:
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:iconshimiri:
shimiri Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012  Professional General Artist
Amazing!!! Really Impressive!!!
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you so much!
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
Hi!
We have chosen your work for our Featured Folder for October!
This piece has been featured here: [link]

On behalf of:
:icondeviantsgallery:
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Thank you again! I'm stunned! :)
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Photopathica Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012   General Artist
welcome :)
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WhisperingWindxx Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
lovely! her necklace is beautiful.
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
Thanks! I think it's a lovely piece--I bet someone super-talented here on dA could replicate it.
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chickanessness943215 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Student Artist
wow when i first saw it thought it was a photo gr8 job :) :P
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thanks! And thanks for faving :)
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sweetsweetsunshines Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
how pretty, it almost looks like a photo
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you!
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SpellsNSpooks Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
BEAUTIFUL!
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Thank you!
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ametueraspirant Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Her chin's not THAT defined.
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astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
I certainly appreciate your comment, and agree that in real life Emma Watson has very delicate features. :)

However, in the reference picture provided the unique lighting gave it a more defined quality.
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Morrigan22 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
asdfghjklñ OMG I Can't! :iconsqueeeeplz: this is gorgeousssss, I love it :tighthug: It's more beautiful than the reference! Thank you very very much :glomp:

and of course you can remove the watermark if you want, no objection on my part! :D
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astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
You're so very welcome! :glomp:

That icon is fantastic. Charlotte makes me happy.
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CorentinChiron Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
very nice work ^^
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astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thanks!
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:iconheltinde:
Heltinde Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :heart:
You did a lovely job :)
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Thank you!!
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:iconheltinde:
Heltinde Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :heart:
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InkStainedPens Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous:)
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thank you so much!
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InkStainedPens Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
no problem:) I knew who this was before the title popped up. I was like 'Hermione! from the thumbnail:)
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bronyXD Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it is beautiful.
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:iconastarayel:
astarayel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Thanks :D
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