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Princess Merida by Ventapane Princess Merida by Ventapane
"If you had the chance to change your fate...would you?"

:) :) :) Thank you so much for the faves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

About the technique...

I used mechanical pencil 0.3 (for all hair and some details) and 4B and 6B pencils (for the face).
When I finished all the shading, I manipulated and added the red color in photoshop using a brush (that also helped me a lot)!
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Given 2013-05-22
:iconarchangelmary:
archangelmary Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
THAT HAIR
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:iconel-te:
eL-Te Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional General Artist
LOL! Fabulous hair!!! I love it!!! :D Very beautiful art!
The knot-like hair structure is just awesome (I can only imagine how many hours it took you to draw all of this!) and excelent 3D shadding of the face.
Adding the red color was a good idea - it made the picture more lively. Also, it gived the hair an ilumination effect and because the wisps are so graphic, it looks almost like a stained-glass.

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:icondemon57:
Demon57 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Masterpiece! I :love: this one
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:iconcocoman68:
Cocoman68 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing!
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:iconmischief-and-quills:
Mischief-and-Quills Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, I love how her hair is like a Celtic knot!! *u*
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:iconlucifergr:
lucifergr Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2014
amazing work! love it!
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:icontemyyakazunari:
TemyYakazunari Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!
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:iconartkosh:
ArtKosh Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
madness! %D a brilliant madness!
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:iconvintagelightjewelry:
VintageLightJewelry Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is fantastic!!
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:iconcopyrightrer:
copyrightRER Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Epic!!!
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:iconshalafi-sama:
Shalafi-sama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2013
Oh my gosh! I love this; it's so intricate! Wonderful!
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:iconwepepe:
WePePe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
well that need a lot of patience 
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:iconwepepe:
WePePe Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
*patient
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:iconbeeyonkuh:
Beeyonkuh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Love it!
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:iconaditya-chaudhary:
aditya-chaudhary Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
this is awesome 
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:iconshiwaart:
Shiwaart Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
Now that is tangled XD. Very awesome, love it :D :heart:!!
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:iconkoomvalley:
koomvalley Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
This is stunning, is there any way to get it as a print please?
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:iconatshorlus53:
Atshorlus53 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Wow very impressive! I would've thought this would be just digital drawing! Props to your pencil skills!
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:iconaprillikestodraw:
AprilLikesToDraw Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student General Artist
om she looks beautiful! this must have taken AGES. Brave is a nice film, reminds me of Brother Bear a lotI am a dummy!
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:iconstargezar:
stargezar Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
marida 
i love  her hairs
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:iconspeltier:
Speltier Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is crazy good!
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:iconsid-pl:
Sid-PL Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
I N C R E D I B L E! :)
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:iconcanticumaustralis:
CanticumAustralis Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013
Extraordinary!
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:iconkaiser10:
Kaiser10 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
GREAT!!!
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:iconfallen-moonlight:
Fallen-Moonlight Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
This is such an amazing piece. How long did it take you to complete?
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:iconthe-art-stew:
The-Art-Stew Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
jeez this is incredible.
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:icons-a-diamond:
S-A-Diamond Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing dedication! A noble masterpiece!
Absolutely stunning.
No need to change your fate with hair like that.
As said before the design fittingly likens to Celtic knots.
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:iconcailingore:
CailinGore Featured By Owner May 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Love this so much! :love: Nice use of red
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:iconjesandersen:
jesandersen Featured By Owner May 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
One of the most well deserved DD's I've seen in a very long time!
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:iconiastartov:
IAstartov Featured By Owner May 27, 2013
Amazing hair!
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:iconmarximonto:
marximonto Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Her hair remember me of a labyrinth, I SO COOL
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:iconflyingfreedom13:
FlyingFreedom13 Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Wow, wonderful work! This is amazing! Your mastered this!
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:iconsunlex:
SunLex Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
!!!!!
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:iconvanderlylebaby:
VanderlyleBaby Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've seen a lot of Brave fanart, but this is the most original one I've seen :) I love how you've made her hair look like Celtic knots. :)
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:iconmonica52404:
monica52404 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
awesome
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:iconnectarino:
Nectarino Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, that's some crazy pencil work! It must've taken you forever to create this.
On another note, I really wanted to like Brave, but I was disappointed with how the movie was directed. However I did like the animation and Merida's poofy hair =P
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:iconmonica52404:
monica52404 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
love it
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:iconkomaro28:
Komaro28 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A pure celtic motif for the hair. Nice touch
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:iconluco-el-loco:
luco-el-loco Featured By Owner May 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My first thought, too. Very nicely done.
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:iconrosella-of-daventry:
Rosella-of-Daventry Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh my goodness, this is some SUPERB traditional work. Bravo, bravo, bravo. :rose:
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:iconoscarliima:
Oscarliima Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice Art.
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:iconthegalleryofeve:
TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations on your well-deserved DD!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz: :clap::clap::clap:
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:iconstudiobrookelyn:
studiobrookelyn Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
How... How did you do this!? This is amazing!!! All the intricate detail of the hair!! How long did that even take!?

And how did you do the shading with the face? It is just phenomenal... You are an Amazing artist!
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:iconlostinexistance:
lostinexistance Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
... wow.
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:icondark-precipice:
dark-precipice Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
... how?
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:iconoakhorse:
Oakhorse Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
insanely good penwork.
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:iconvytran012000:
vytran012000 Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
oh my god !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! very very talent
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:iconkikitheyukim:
KikitheYukim Featured By Owner May 23, 2013   Traditional Artist
Great color from black to red! Thats awesome.
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:iconayalien:
ayalien Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
big up
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