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Edit: I really just wanted to do something to this, small however, i really wanted to show off the close up!;)

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Po and Katsa, from the book Graceling! :heart:
Not a specific scene from the book, just the idea that she didn't want him to love her, you know...
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I will open this by saying that I've been working on this image since frikin winter break, around march this year, and believe me; it feels soooo long. That forest was seriously KILLING me... but then theres just that moment when something clicks in your brain and you FINALLY SEE IT! Ive been browsing sooo many refrences for forests, but not until recently (like last night) i really frigured it out!:D You can imagine how proud i was.. and since then ive been trying to figure out the light and leaves! x)

I have this nasty habbit of putting off doing certain parts on the images, on this one, that was the hair and his trousers. The silly part is that it doesn't even take that long, I'm just so goddamn lazy!=P New parts are scary... Saying that, i must say HE was HARD to make, his arm wouldnt work out, neither his stomach or his anatomy in general, but i think it is okay now, still not satisfied, but better. I LOVE her profile!:D

Also there were supposed to be some horses in the background, as the scene from the book (not that this is a specific scene) but all this was hell enough, so i let it go! Still I REALLY think ive evolved, on finishing pictures and everything! This started out as a closeup portrait of the two of them(simply their faces) in my sketchbook during winterbreak, but then i just HAD to make it bigger, and well, this is it!

Gimme some feedback, please?!:D

Btw, new autograph.. whataya think?!:D
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Graceling, Katsa, Po (C) Kristin Cashore

Art (C) Me,
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AryaAndEragon4Ever Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012
It's cool... and I remembered that scene when he said that the markings on his arms were supposed to be atractive for his wife... I was eating a craker and almost died....
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well I find it very attractive!;) Im glad you like the drawing! :)
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ArdenGynx Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One look at Po and I'm drooling all over the keyboard. His muscles are beautiful. I really like the was the light streams through the trees and gives it a dreamy feeling. It suits the scene.
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thank you so much! : )
Hihi his muscles was soo much fun to do, and i really like them! ^^ If you download you can see more details! : D
The trees was soo hard to do, so im really glad that you like it! : )
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kanyamidnight Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really awesome! The forest looks very real! My only complaint is that I imagined Po with darker skin! Otherwise completely great!!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hm, i never really thought of him with darker skin, simply more clear in a way, hard to explain, but im sure youre right!^^ its been a while since i read it, and i wasnt as good in english back then!;)
Im glad you liked it despite the skin colour though!;)
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kanyamidnight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if it was ever stated in the book so it might just be how I imagine him!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Its cool anyway!;) I think he was described as having bronze skin, but i dunno!^^
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kanyamidnight Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yup, you the artist get to choose! :D
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Lady-Katsa Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
I love Kat and Po. There isn't enough Graceling fanart
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree! :) Thanks for the comment!^^
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Arcane-Catharsis Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The new autograph is very elegant and stylish,aka very 'you' I like it :)
Glad you finally found the perfect forest :D It does look very nice honey, the light through the trees is beautiful and gentle which matches the entire atmosphere very well and even helps to create it. The grass is very well done too, as is the three to the left also nice in it's detail in contrast to the others which really puts it and the couple even more so into focus. Also like how the few plants in the foreground are there as if we really witness it while being in the forest, gazing behind some plants. I can also see Po's rings :D Very nice you thought of those too and made sure you could see them :) And yeah, he was supposed to have an impressive body. His face looks more stern than I always imagined but hey conflicted because the woman you love doesn't want you to love her,it works. Also very nice work on the flaws in the clothing. :) Beautiful as usual ^^
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, im glad you like it!^^ I almost manage to use it in real life!;)
HAHA thats right, i sent it to you!;) and yes i found the perfect technique and colours!^^ Oh im glad you think so, because i dont know if its too much with the light!:) Yeah i really liked that tree!^^ I liked the texture!:)
Hihi of course i had to do Po's rings! they are like a part of him, though i have no idea how many or anything anymore! x) Yeah i know, he looks alittle dark, but i still kinda like it!:) Im glad you do too, honey! thank you!^^ :heart:
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TheAshenDirewolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw so cute!!!!! I love it!! Graceling iis one of my fav books!! Amazing drawing!!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!^^ Im so glad you do!:D
One of my favs too, just amazingly written! I am so glad you think so!:) I really appreciate it! :heart:
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TheAshenDirewolf Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
well this picture is absolutely fantastic!! the lighting, the colours absolutely perfect! It looks real!!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh thank you!^^ Im sooo glad you think so!:)
I worked really hard to get the atmosphere right, so im glad it worked out!^^
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TheAshenDirewolf Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Well your hard work certainly paid off ! :)
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
good to hear!^^
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TheAshenDirewolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:)
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PetalDreams Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your beautiful work has been featured in my book journal [link] :love:
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you soo much!:D
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PetalDreams Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Your very welcome :hug:
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Marissa-Emily Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow! this is beautiful! I can imagine how it would be hard to do the forest and how you would want it to be so perfect and such. i think you really rose to the challenge. :D well done
also, i've missed you :hug:
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, honey!:D hihi it was superhard! I realize now i could've made it better, but whatever, its finished! ;)
I miss you soo much! :hug:
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Marissa-Emily Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
:D you are awesome :)
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owlgirl113 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Student General Artist
po's body!! wow!!! awesome :D
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:D
Po has GOT to have a great body, so i tried my best! ;)
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Zylus Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Love that book!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too!
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CRartistTKD Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011
FAVORITE BOOK. Love your drawing!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!:) Yes love the book!
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RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the background and the characters are really well done!
Lovely lovely work! :heart:
The colors are fantastic!!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! The background sucked until recently, so im soo glad you liked it!^^
Im so glad you think so!:heart: I had a really hard time with the color palette, so im glad it turned out good!:)
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RaisloverSakura Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It looks really fantastic! :heart:
You should be proud of it!!
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!:D That is so good to hear!^^ :heart:
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ImOkayIGuess Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011   Traditional Artist
waiiiitttt...katsa has red hair ?..
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
There, changed!;) Im sorry, theres been some time since i read it, and i kinda forgot exactly what colour her hair was!:) Hope its better now!
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Fashionista122 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
I LOVED THAT BOOK!!!!!!!!!

this is really a beautiful picture. i can feel the love between them. she's just beautiful and he's just as gorgeous
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ME TOO! It was AWESOME!
Thank you!^^ That is soo sweet of you to say! Yeah, i really wanted to capture that suppressed love between them, which is why she is wearing his shirt, or that was what i thought at least!:) thank you, im soo glad you liked them!^^ And he was frikin dificult... Im telling ya! =P
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Fashionista122 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
btw, it's been a little while since i read the book, but remember the part where she ate an herb that was meant to keep her from getting pregnant? you think that was for being temporary or never ever period?
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive actually done some research on the topic, and Im sure it was like the pil we have, aka a hormone-controlling drink made by some kind of herb preventing her from haveing a baby just that once. Actually there are severale kinds of herbs and berries who are hormone replacing, like Blackberries. Blackberries have a level of hormones to them, just a little, so in higly concentrated doses they may actually work as birth controll.. dunno how, just read it!=P But there are also many other methods, that may have been used in the early days. In the movie "dangerious beauty" the mother gives her daughter some sort of black drink, which is also some sort of birth controll, and that was around yeah 1300. Weird, but im actually pretty facinated by this!=P So, yeah..
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Fashionista122 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
yea. we all have our little quirks. like i have to have everything in my life even numbered. i mean EVERYTHING lol
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahah, well its not something i do all the time, but its fun to know, i have it like that with a lot of things!;) Oh really? well, good to be structured, i guess ;)
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Fashionista122 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
i suppose that's one way of looking at it ^^
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IngvildSchageArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, i will say it is a good way of looking at it!^^ Why did you start doing it?:)
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