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Alive by Loonaki Alive by Loonaki
Did she just... nah... or did she?!


I had so much fun with this.

Ecoline watercolors and Copic Multiliners on Canson Montval coldpressed 200g/m² watercolor paper. Edited in PS and Image Ready.

[link] The animation is made of 6 (including the open eyes on the complete picture) traditionally drawn and watercolor painted steps. The gif-animation loop consists of 16 frames. The slower eyes opening and closing uses all the steps, while the blinking only uses half of them to fasten it.

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:iconaimeestarrart:
AimeeStarrArt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mind = BLOWN. That's pretty rad!
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :]
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Julia562356 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
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Julia562356 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
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Julia562356 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
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Julia562356 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
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Julia562356 Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
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:iconkaythewisechild:
KayTheWiseChild Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist
so beautiful... I can't even...
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:iconparaxmelxmore:
paraXmelXmore Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HOLY CRAP SHE'S BLINKING.
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daxusx Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
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:iconlivelifeloudly:
livelifeloudly Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
At first, I didn't notice that it was animated. >.< It scared me half to death! I love it though, the animation really adds "life" to it. :D
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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:iconstrifehart78:
Strifehart78 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
I love it when you do animation on your painting. It gives them so much life!
Absolutely love love it :la:
*totally wants*
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconlady-blueberry:
Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
damn it scared me! i was staring at it, didnt know it was an animation xD
very well painted, i love it :)
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks! xD
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:iconlady-blueberry:
Lady-Blueberry Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your art is very inspirational, thanks for sharing ^^
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:iconminferda:
Minferda Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow.
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:iconwiewiorka-z-kamera:
wiewiorka-z-kamera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
Interesting elements you put together.
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :]
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:icongeanera:
geanera Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
L:heart: :heart:ve this!!!
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:iconwontdieacopy71:
WontDieACopy71 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely LOVE this. The motion is so subtle that I almost didn't catch it the first time! And, the art of this picture is stunning, too! You use colors beautifully and the shading is fantastic as well. An all-around lovely piece. I'm impressed :)
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! :]
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:iconwontdieacopy71:
WontDieACopy71 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :)
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:iconp-erfectw-orld:
P-erfectW-orld Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SHE BLINKS!!!!
This is GORRGEOUUSSS!!!!
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:iconadeline-renee:
adeline-renee Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2012  Student Writer
The eyes open up just as I was faving and I had a little freak out. :D Looks great, absolutely beautiful.
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
haha Thanks! :D
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:iconcopperdust:
copperdust Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woah, I was surprised when the eyes opened suddenly while I was looking at it... o__o Awesome ! I love it <3
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you! :]
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:iconskullknockade:
SkullKnockade Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Student
What a smooth animation. My mouth is still open. :O
I really like the stippling on the bird's breast, and the feet, because the colours make them look quite realistic and 3D. Did you use salt for the hair and roses?
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
I didn't use salt. Making the lighter drops on darker ground works well with Ecoline watercolors and water. See my watercolor tutorial: [link] :meow:
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:iconfunkyymunky:
funkyymunky Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012
this is so beautiful O_O <3
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Holy crap. That scared me. OH MY GOD.
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
sorryyyy.
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:icondrakora5588:
drakora5588 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
congratulations xD
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:icontenshinaki:
Tenshinaki Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
I was starting to fav it when her eyes popped open freaked me out for a second XD
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:icontheapplescientist:
TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Am I the only one who wasn't terrified when I noticed the blinking? xD
Anyways, great job as usual.. Very creative! :meow: :)
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
seems almost like it. xD
Thank you. :]
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:icontheapplescientist:
TheAppleScientist Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012
:giggle: You're very welcome!
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:iconmintybreeze:
mintybreeze Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the animation! It truly makes her feel alive ><
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks. :3
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:iconkewlkaitlin:
kewlkaitlin Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
omg i love this.
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:iconsilme037:
Silme037 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
This is absolutely brilliant!
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconprincetheripper33:
princetheripper33 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
whoa, hab mich total erschreckt, als sie plötzlich die augen aufschlug!
echt schön, muss ich sagen!
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
Dankeschön. :]
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:iconebin-otaku-kun:
ebin-otaku-kun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
her eyes opened the second i hit the fave button and scared the crap out of me!!
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:iconloonaki:
Loonaki Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2012   Traditional Artist
haha sorry. xD
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:iconprojectfun:
Projectfun Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012
Excellent :)
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:iconiamthestarbender:
IAmTheStarbender Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I didn't know it was animated until she blinked O.o
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