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The Magic Show by OllieTeo The Magic Show by OllieTeo
So... like in November of 2004 I got into an art trade with =prismchan. She drew me my half and then I... did nothing.

Oh, not that I didn't try. I did. But I HATED every single piece I did, and with the growing guilt associated with not having completed anything for her yet came a growing desire to do something great, but never quite liked what came out.

Around two weeks ago I said enough of this crap, IT HAS TO GET DONE. So I asked her if there was anyone else she would rather me draw, and she gave me a list of characters to choose from, and this one, Papillon the Victorian-era magician, stood out. And of course, since it took me far too long to do a complete drawing, I figured I oughta make it up to her by doing something a little extra.
I actually think this is one of my better works to date. So if you want a drawing of this quality for free... do an art trade with me and hope I don't live up to it quickly enough :XD:

Sadly it's larger than my scanner can hold, even after cropping off the edges (which may not have been the smartest choice, since i lost some pretty details of the butterflies I enjoyed drawing so much), so I had to scan it in pieces, put it together, and then try to do some damage control in terms of my scanner chewing through the purples :[

Overall, this picture has some mistakes, but I'm happy with it. I had some liberty in terms of her design, partially due to limited/mixed references. Her dress isn't 100% as it should be, but that's mostly because I couldn't figure out what was going on with it in the first place, and figured it's better that I get it done than worry over something like that.

Various references used for some of the butterflies, though the woman was drawn without any refs at all. Done with Prismacolor markers, Prismacolor pencils, a white paint Sharpie and a gold paint Sharpie. Inked with Micron pens of varying colors and thickness. Details can be found here - [link]

I hope this is the right category. o_o Please don't use this image unless you are =prismchan.
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:iconbloodstainedmiku:
BloodStainedMiku Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Magical alright ^^
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CelestialIon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
the colors are really gorgeous!
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STLUKA Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
amazing :kiss:
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Random-Toon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2009
Awesome picture! Love the corset and the overall festiv feel to this piece. Nice and colorful with a lot of sophisticated playfulness....I barely know what I just said. XD

:blackrose:
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DuszanB Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
magic is around us ... cool picture !
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chiroxsox Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Wow, the colors are so nice and vibrant! I really like your style of coloring. ^w^
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2008
Thanks much!
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KazeKasai Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2008  Student
I love the odd perspective and all the crazy stars everywhere, but her hair is the best! Pink is love :+fav:
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TanjaGotthardsen Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2008   Traditional Artist
Love the whole cabaret feel and the victorian corset :) The colours and background, thumbs up :)
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008
Thanks! Glad you like it so much. :)
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TanjaGotthardsen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2008   Traditional Artist
np ;)
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pandarune Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2008
Wow! Sweet deisgn, good persepctive, and general awsomeness abound :D
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:iconfearn:
fearn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
The colours here are fabulous! :)
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omni-sama Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
The detail and coloring in this are incredible, but that's to be expected coming from you. I think the only thing I'd nit-pick about would be her proportions. The torso and head are too large for the legs and arms. But, if it's part of the style of this piece, then that's cool.

I adore her hair and the bunny peeking out from under her hat.
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
It was meant to be a from-above point of view... not sure how well I succeeded in doing it.

YAAAAY for noticing the bunny :iconimhappyplz: Best part of the picture, IMO. The hair color didn't scan too well, though.
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prismchan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
oh my gaawddd.. so gorgeeouuuss ; A ;
this was definitiely worth the wait! it's so amazing.. the colors are so vibrant. .and they most definitely remind me of her circus magic act..all the stars and BUTTERFLIES! her namesake, of course xD

and the little bunny tooooo TT ^ TT

so awesome... thanks soooo much! >3< :heart: :heart: :heart:
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OllieTeo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2008
If you'd be so kind as to send me your mailing address (assuming your parents are okay with that), I'd gladly send it to you, too. :O

Hopefully in less than three years. xD
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prismchan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
just letting you know I'm using this image as one of the main refernces for Papillon, just because it is by far WAAAYYyy too perfect of a depiction of her

j ^ j ♥
(yes, I still go back to looking at this xD)
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:iconollieteo:
OllieTeo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
Haha, I have no problem with that of course, I use commissions and trades and such for refs sometimes as well. Glad you like it so much.
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prismchan Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008
oh yea! sure 8D
I'll give it to you in a note :heart:
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nightlink Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy Sh@$^!!!

I always knew you were good, but that's awesome!
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seasaidh Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Great job! i love the colour scheme!
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Mokenda Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Wow, I really like this :D
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Koipatches Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Oh wow I saw this in the new devs section, it caught my attention quick!!

The colors are amazing, their bright yet dark at the same time, nice contrast!
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:iconollieteo:
OllieTeo Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
It's a bit more vibrant in real life, actually. Scanners never really capture the essence of a picture as well as we'd prefer them to.
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Koipatches Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2008
True!, We have to mess with it so much in photoshop to make it some what bright as it is in real life!
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TadpoleOfDoom Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Beautiful!
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flying-kestrel Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Wow, the picture is so vibrant and colourful! I love the details and the effort that has obviously gone into this picture. Congratulations on your wonderful work.
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Dornyth Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Nice, best art I've ever seen under "New Art". Really great job.
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JWenm Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
I adore the colors in this. <3 And the details are really awesome. <3
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