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Solveig Gunnarsdottir II by severeene Solveig Gunnarsdottir II by severeene
One of the main characters in my own Icelandic saga :-) And yep, she's a tough, naughty girl! :D And no, there's no mistake, she is indeed left-handed! This is very important for the course of the story... :-)

Originally she's got blonde hair - but inking is so much fun!!

Go check :icongiadrosich: gallery. His inkings inspired me...

Detail of the face at [link]

Ref for the figure :iconnekoha-stock:
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:iconarnarb14:
arnarb14 Featured By Owner May 12, 2007
Cool art! Are you writing an Icelandic story (an Icelandic saga)?
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severeene Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! Yes, i'm writing an Icelandic saga or rather sort of - i use some of the typical features you find in the sögur, but mix them with styles of classical literature - so you'd rather call it a historical novel. Though it seems as if il'll never finish it...
Btw, do you know Laxness' controversial "Gerpla"? If yes, what do you think of it?

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Því bjartara ljósið því dimmari skuggarnir.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht méi hell ass, emsou méi donkel sin d'Schieter.
Plus la lumière est claire, plus les ombres sont foncées.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto más clara es la luz, más oscuras son las sombras.
Piu' splendente e' la luce, piu' oscure saranno le tenebre.
Ju starkare ljuset, desto mörkare skuggarna.
Jo starkere lyset, jo mørkere de skyggene.
Dess sterkare lyset er, dess mørkare vert skuggane.
Guangxian yue liang, yingzi yue an.
Jo stærkere lyset, desto mørkere skygger.
Kuluma yazeed al dhau sawaad al dhulu yazeed.
Što je svetlo jače, senke su tamnije.
Quanto mais clara é a luz, mais escura é a sombra.
Hoe feller het licht des te donkerder de schaduw.
Hoe feller it ljoch hoe tjusterder it skaad.
Com més clara és la llum, més fosques són les ombres.
Cu cât e mai strălucitoare lumina, cu atât mai întunecate sunt umbrele.
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arnarb14 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
I know about it, Gerpla, but sadly I haven't read it yet :( (shameful for an Icelander).
I have read Íslandsklukku though and I must say it was really good. I've had sort of a down time in reading books lately, since the graduation, but I'll get on the horse again and read some of the new books I have like Laxdæla saga (an Icelandic saga). I must say I'm most interested into the old books and the mythology of the Gods.

When the university starts I'm gonna stop this lazyness and start reading books instead of looking into the hypnotic light of the TV :) I have tons of books to choose from, my friend is trying to get me to read some of Terry Pratchet's books (the Discworld series) but I think I'm gonna be an honorable Icelander and read Laxdælu and then Gerplu (many people have told me it is one of the greatest books written by an Icelander (Laxness is one of the greatest writers we have and ranks high amongst Snorri Sturluson and Egill Skallagrímsson). Enough of this constant writing, I can be rather unstopable when I get into the groove of writing useless information :P.

P.S.: It's great to talk to you again after long months of exams and working at the post office :D
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, you should do more like this! :nod: I love this style, and the variation in lines and densities really make the image come to life. :D
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severeene Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! :-) I'll try my best!

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht mi hell ass, emsou mi donkel sin d'Schieter.
Plus la lumire est claire, plus les ombres sont fonces.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto ms clara es la luz, ms oscuras son las sombras.
Piu' splendente e' la luce, piu' oscure saranno le tenebre.
Ju starkare ljuset, desto mrkare skuggarna.
Jo starkere lyset, jo mrkere de skyggene.
Dess sterkare lyset er, dess mrkare vert skuggane.
Guangxian yue liang, yingzi yue an.
Jo strkere lyset, desto mrkere skygger.
Kuluma yazeed al dhau sawaad al dhulu yazeed.
Što je svetlo jače, senke su tamnije.
Quanto mais clara a luz, mais escura a sombra.
Hoe feller het licht des te donkerder de schaduw.
Hoe feller it ljoch hoe tjusterder it skaad.
Com ms clara s la llum, ms fosques sn les ombres.
Cu ct e mai strălucitoare lumina, cu att mai ntunecate sunt umbrele.
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karemelancholia Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007

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severeene Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance: thanks a lot for the feature!! :-)

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht mi hell ass, emsou mi donkel sin d'Schieter.
Plus la lumire est claire, plus les ombres sont fonces.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto ms clara es la luz, ms oscuras son las sombras.
Piu' splendente e' la luce, piu' oscure saranno le tenebre.
Ju starkare ljuset, desto mrkare skuggarna.
Jo starkere lyset, jo mrkere de skyggene.
Dess sterkare lyset er, dess mrkare vert skuggane.
Guangxian yue liang, yingzi yue an.
Jo strkere lyset, desto mrkere skygger.
Kuluma yazeed al dhau sawaad al dhulu yazeed.
Što je svetlo jače, senke su tamnije.
Quanto mais clara a luz, mais escura a sombra.
Hoe feller het licht des te donkerder de schaduw.
Hoe feller it ljoch hoe tjusterder it skaad.
Com ms clara s la llum, ms fosques sn les ombres.
Cu ct e mai strălucitoare lumina, cu att mai ntunecate sunt umbrele.
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livingcomforteagle Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2007
lovely hair!
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:iconsevereene:
severeene Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you!

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht mi hell ass, emsou mi donkel sin d'Schieter.
Plus la lumire est claire, plus les ombres sont fonces.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto ms clara es la luz, ms oscuras son las sombras.
Piu' splendente e' la luce, piu' oscure saranno le tenebre.
Ju starkare ljuset, desto mrkare skuggarna.
Jo starkere lyset, jo mrkere de skyggene.
Dess sterkare lyset er, dess mrkare vert skuggane.
Guangxian yue liang, yingzi yue an.
Jo strkere lyset, desto mrkere skygger.
Kuluma yazeed al dhau sawaad al dhulu yazeed.
Što je svetlo jače, senke su tamnije.
Quanto mais clara a luz, mais escura a sombra.
Hoe feller het licht des te donkerder de schaduw.
Hoe feller it ljoch hoe tjusterder it skaad.
Com ms clara s la llum, ms fosques sn les ombres.
Cu ct e mai strălucitoare lumina, cu att mai ntunecate sunt umbrele.
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severeene Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the :+fav:

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht mi hell ass, emsou mi donkel sin d'Schieter.
Plus la lumire est claire, plus les ombres sont fonces.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto ms clara es la luz, ms oscuras son las sombras.
Piu' splendente e' la luce, piu' oscure saranno le tenebre.
Ju starkare ljuset, desto mrkare skuggarna.
Jo starkere lyset, jo mrkere de skyggene.
Dess sterkare lyset er, dess mrkare vert skuggane.
Guangxian yue liang, yingzi yue an.
Jo strkere lyset, desto mrkere skygger.
Kuluma yazeed al dhau sawaad al dhulu yazeed.
Što je svetlo jače, senke su tamnije.
Quanto mais clara a luz, mais escura a sombra.
Hoe feller het licht des te donkerder de schaduw.
Hoe feller it ljoch hoe tjusterder it skaad.
Com ms clara s la llum, ms fosques sn les ombres.
Cu ct e mai strălucitoare lumina, cu att mai ntunecate sunt umbrele.
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TehDarkPredator Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2007
Being left-handed is very handy for fighting.


However, being left for a sniper sucks.


Somehow, I doubt she will be a sniper.
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:iconsevereene:
severeene Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
No, rather not. :-)
But why is it better for a sniper to be right-handed?

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
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TehDarkPredator Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2007
Something with coordination and build of guns.
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautiful rendering on the hair, Fabienne. I really like the pose of the character, and the way that the figure is balanced!

You mentioned that you use Copic Muliliners. Have you ever tried a brush for your major linework (for instance, around the outline of the dress). Combined with the fine tip pens, I think you would really like the result.

Keep up the fine work!!

:D
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:iconsevereene:
severeene Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for your detailed comment! :)
Yes, i use both a Copic Multiliner with a fine tip and one with a brush tip, usually for the outlines. But i'd also like to try out a quill...what are your experiences with quills?

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
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giadrosich Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Using a quill will take a little getting used to, but they are an excellent tool for very fine lines. I primarily use a hawk- or crow-quill for small detail work. Be careful, because they will splatter if there is too much ink loaded in them (you'll need an ink bottle to dip them in).

The best thing to do is to practice for a while on different types of paper to study how the quill reacts to different sufaces. Sometimes the quill will catch on the weave of a rough suface and break the line, so they can be a little difficult to work with.

It seems like you are getting a nice, thin line with your fine tip multiliner. You do such beautiful work, Fabienne. I'm looking forward to your future endeavors!

:D
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:iconsevereene:
severeene Featured By Owner May 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot for the information on inking with quills!! As soon as i find a hawk- or crow-quill i'll have a try! Maybe i'll ask my friend: she an expert concerning birds and she's surely got some hawk or crow quills left for me! :) What's about goose quills? I've always thought those were the best to work with.

The pleasure is all mine - i love your art and i am looking forward to marvelling at your future drawings!!

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
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giadrosich Featured By Owner May 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh! So sorry! Actually, the "quills" are metal nibs. They are just called "crow-quill" and "hawk-quill," which I guess is a holdover from the elder days. But they have very, very fine points.

Here is what they look like: Inking nibs. Sorry for the confusion!

:D
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Nekoha-stock Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2007
Wow! Thats awsome!! :D
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:iconsevereene:
severeene Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like it!

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
The brighter the light, the darker the shadows.
Je heller das Licht, desto dunkler die Schatten.
Waat d'Liicht mi hell ass, emsou mi donkel sin d'Schieter.
Plus la lumire est claire, plus les ombres sont fonces.
Quo clarius lumen, eo obscuriores umbrae.
Cuanto ms clara es la luz, ms oscuras son las sombras.
Piu' splendente e' la luce, piu' oscure saranno le tenebre.
Ju starkare ljuset, desto mrkare skuggarna.
Jo starkere lyset, jo mrkere de skyggene.
Dess sterkare lyset er, dess mrkare vert skuggane.
Guangxian yue liang, yingzi yue an.
Jo strkere lyset, desto mrkere skygger.
Kuluma yazeed al dhau sawaad al dhulu yazeed.
Što je svetlo jače, senke su tamnije.
Quanto mais clara a luz, mais escura a sombra.
Hoe feller het licht des te donkerder de schaduw.
Hoe feller it ljoch hoe tjusterder it skaad.
Com ms clara s la llum, ms fosques sn les ombres.
Cu ct e mai strălucitoare lumina, cu att mai ntunecate sunt umbrele.
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Lilhor Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
J'adore vraiment ton style! C'est superbe! :D
Tu comptes faire une BD?
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:iconsevereene:
severeene Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Merci! :heart:
Oui, j'aimerais bien faire une BD, mais j'ai pas la discipline pour finir mme une seule planche :/ Mais il faut d'abord que je finisse le script pour la BD...on dirait un projet de longue dure :lol:
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suck-my-duck Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2007
Great!:D I want to draw that too><
PS.Sorry for my English,I've started just;)
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severeene Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:D thank you! am glad you like it! :)

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v bjartara ljsi v dimmari skuggarnir.
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suck-my-duck Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007
You're welcome.I very,very like it:D
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