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Gracious Lordship . Diamond Tears by Mokinzi Gracious Lordship . Diamond Tears by Mokinzi
You are surrounded by the finest jewels,
the loveliest pearls
and the purest gold there is
My dear - why these diamond tears?


It truly felt wonderful to work on my characters Lord and Lady Cygne again! :iconpinkballoonplz:



I had some troubles on the road to making this piece. I had originally planned to colour the piece traditionally, in which I failed horribly, due to choosing the wrong colour scheme. All right, so I went for digital colour!
Today, as the piece was almost finished, something strange happened when trying to save the image and open a web page simultaneously. The image file went blank, and would not open again! I stressed around at the web for an hour or so, tried different repair programs, but it was IrfanView that saved me. With this program I could open the file without problems, and save it anew!
So IrfanView, everyone! [link] :la:
My lifesaver.
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Imaginatik Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Wonderful work and I love the description as well. =D
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
I normally try to make witty and memorable comments to show my appreciation of people's works, but here I can only thing of one question: How? 

This coloring style baffles me, and no matter how many tutorials I try to look at, I just don't get it. There is always some step to it that confuses me. How does someone do this digitally? 
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   General Artist
Hi, and thanks for your comment. 

I've never followed tutorials myself. Mostly I have just learned by improvising. Neither could I really make a tutorial, because I don't feel like I am following any "method" when I am drawing/painting - I just do it. But here are a few tips: 

1) lots  and lots of layers; some set to "multiply", some to "soft light" or "overlay", some to "screen", etc, and normal ones, of course. Experiment with the opacity of the layers (not too heavy!), and merge them together as you go
2) textures applied as layers - I usually set them to "multiply" or "soft light". Some textures I've made myself with watercolours, others I derive from my own photos
3) dull colours is not necessarily a bad thing, but can make the highlights look more beautiful
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Connan-Bell Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Okay... I shall tinker with what you say, and hope for the best. Wish me luck!! 
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014   General Artist
Haha, good luck! :dummy:
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Kitty-Grimm Featured By Owner May 26, 2013
Beautiful work! There's something of an Arthur Rackham feel to it, somehow.
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013   General Artist
Thank you! I love Mr. Rackham's work, and he is one of my many inspirations. I always try to capture some of that "Golden Age illustration"-feel :meow:
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Yishka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
I just stumbled across your work, but I already love Lord and Lady Cygne. I admire, tremendously, how you've portrayed the elegance of swans, paired with such strong and clear emotions. And, I mean this for all your work, not just this piece!
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Mokinzi Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013   General Artist
Why, thank you so much! I deeply appreciate your kind words, and hope I will soon be able to draw my dear Cygnes again. :heart:
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