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April 5, 2013
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Udeghe Family by charcoalfeather Udeghe Family by charcoalfeather
This is just basically a tribute to Pavlishin's amazing Tales of the Amur, which I had the fortune to take out last month, since it was at my university's library. Who would've known? But then again, almost everything I've ever wanted to find can be found at the school library, which is awesome. Anyways, I did not create this picture with a particular story in mind, so feel free to tell me what you think is happening (if anything is happening). These two are Udeghe/Udege/Udihe people, a Tungusic group found in Far-Eastern Siberia, Russia.

References and Stock:
Partially based on this wikicommons vintage photo: [link](Nanai)_family.jpg and referenced some of the Udeghe patterns from Pavlishin's work: [link]
Canvas texture (which is supposed to represent the fish scales that their clothes are made of): [link]
Paper texture: [link]
Texture used on the table: [link]

Media Used:
Moleskine notebook, 0.1 and 0.6 Micron Pigment Liner, Photoshop CS6.
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PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
They're wondering what's for dinner :shakefist:
I wonder what made you decide to place this in scraps .-. Seems pretty finished to me.
Do you remember how long it took you to make this? I is curious.
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh, maybe 6 hours in total. I did it over a long period of time. I remember colouring bits of it with my mouse pad at school because lecture was so boring, lol.

I didn't like it a lot so I scrapped it. I felt there was something really stiff and just..."dead" about this picture. I want to do something like this again in the near future, but with better composition and with my new style. My old style's lineart was kind of too stiff and crude sometimes.
PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Lectures are rarely fun :B Sounds like my usual time of work.

Aha, me sees now. It wasn't lively enough.
You felt they were mannequins?
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, they kind of looked like the mannequins in museums.
PictureOnProgress Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Figures why you thought they were so dead :I
Wolfberry-J Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Love the visual richness of the patterns and colors! :-)
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
taibossigai Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice work! I like the textures you've used and the wood grain.
charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Orkideh84 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OOh wow! This is amazing! I could see that you worked really hard on this!
Absolutely love the every details you've worked on and their costume details and the surrounding. I feel totally blind by amazement! :heart:
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