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Don't count every hour... by LouSasa Don't count every hour... by LouSasa
...make every hour count

This is my exam piece, based on the theme of time.
The girl was based on this reference [link] of the actress Emmy Rossum. She represents time. There are the four seasons in her hair, night and day on her circlet and the zodiac symbols on her dress.
She is holding an hourglass with a seedling and a baby at the top to symbolise new life and a skeleton at the bottom to symbolise death. The idea is to show that the two contrasting states of life and death are linked by the passing of time and the changing seasons.

Time: 11 hours
Medium: Faber-Castell colouring pencils on A3 paper

This is also my entry for :iconthefavouritecontests::iconthefavouritecontest2: for The Favourites Showcase

Hope you like it :D
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CMDonovann Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
:D Wow! I could totally tell that was her. I'm like, "Isn't that Christine from the Phantom movie?" Then I'm like, "HECK YES I AM A MIND READER." Also, this is cool. :)
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CMDonovann Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012
lol. This comment was supposed to be on the one of Emmy Rossum, not on the gallery page. FAIL, deviantart!
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful design!
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LouSasa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2012
Thank you!
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StephiPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
*wish .. :D
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StephiPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
WOW wosh my exam piece had been this good :D
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LouSasa Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
Awwww, thank you! :hug: But I'm sure your final piece was much better than mine :D
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Haydaad Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Georgeous portrait. Wonderful use of colors and texture. I love the fruit & flowers in her hair. Excellent job! Thanks for sharing.
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:iconlousasa:
LouSasa Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thank you so much! :D
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olandojordan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
just beautiful!!!!:)
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:iconlousasa:
LouSasa Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thank you so much! :D
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olandojordan Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
my pleasure:)
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fluffyona Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
amazing, as always!
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:iconlousasa:
LouSasa Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
Thank you! :hug:
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fluffyona Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011
welcomeeessss
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ShaymaaSobhy Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
wow amazing work i loved it :)
keep it up
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LouSasa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
Thank you! :D
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Linzy07 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
It's so amazing and gorgeous to the extend that I'm not sure what to say. But I only know 1 thing. I love this piece of work!
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LouSasa Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
Thank you so much! :D
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Linzy07 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
No problem
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waughtercolors Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Her hair is rendered so beautifully. I like how you had the seasons in her hair too. Very nicely done.
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LouSasa Featured By Owner May 11, 2011
Thank you!
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waughtercolors Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
You're welcome. :D
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LMartyT Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
I also used Faber-Castell coloured pencils for my arm exam! I do really like them, but I only have the pack of 12, you? This is amazing by the way! :)
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LouSasa Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I have a pack of 24, but I know they can come in sets of up to 120 or something ridiculous like that :drool:
But I'm really happy with the range I've got, I think I would get confused and wouldn't be able to find the colour I wanted if I had any more ;P.
I had a look at your gallery, there's some really beautiful stuff in there. Good luck with your exams!
...and thank you! :D
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LMartyT Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Ah thank you! :)
I know I've seen huge sets of them I think I'd get confused too haha, I think I'll save up for the 24 set, or maybe even push to the 36 set! hahaa
:):):)
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LouSasa Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I hope you can save up enough! They're expensive, but definitely worth it ;)
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:iconlmartyt:
LMartyT Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Definitely I love them :)
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poetrice Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
wow!!
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:iconlousasa:
LouSasa Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
thanks!
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bleuie Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love the way you rendered the hair and the rose, well done :D
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LouSasa Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
Thank you very much!
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IWannaBeSedatedx Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
OH MY GOSH YOU ARE SO AMAZING AND TALENTED AND I WANT THIS ON MY WALL FOR EVER AND EVER TILL I END UP IN THE BOTTOM PART OF THE HOURGLASS! Uh, yeah... it is omega-amazing, ;P. And also, I'm sorry for shouting...
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LouSasa Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
Lucy, you make me laugh so hard :D
Thank you so much :hug:
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IWannaBeSedatedx Featured By Owner May 5, 2011
Kekeke... I'm glad, I guess...? ;P.
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