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Frost Fairy by JannaFairyArt Frost Fairy by JannaFairyArt
A lovely Frost Fairy :aww:
Completed for  Monthly Fantasy Art Auctions December Theme "Frost Fairy" at FB . The original art for sale : ( www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbi…
Prints available at my Etsy soon ( or via private note, feel free to contact me)!
Stock used :iconkuoma-stock:
Hope you'll like her!
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:iconthe-rasmus-raven:
The-Rasmus-Raven Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015   General Artist
Beautiful ^^
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Aglaira Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015   Photographer
These are the most beautiful wings I have seen. Good job! Really fascinating. I just want to share with you my thoughts, the arms and legs, are not proportional, what I mean, the upper arm is always longer than the forearm, and that stands for the legs too (thigh and leg). I notice that on some of your painting the forearm is also bigger. I know these are fantasy creatures but I do think you give them human anatomy a little. :) Your drawings are eye catching and beautiful, but that one thing bugged me, so I wanted to tell you like I wish people give me advice on how to improve on everything I do. Greetings and have a nice day!
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SilverstarTM Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow!
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dudgus2429 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
Beautiful!!
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AlexandraRena Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Oooh, those wings! You are fantastic! <3
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ShannonValentine Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
That night sky is so wonderful!  Such a lovely fairy.  :love:
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Jungfru Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Very cute :) Love it!
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:iconcufflorien:
cufflorien Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Pretty!
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seralune Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
She is beautiful, and her wings are so fantastic to, and i really like the colours of it. :)
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:iconartsy50:
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think your frost fairy has been here. It's soo cold out! ;P She's lovely as usual Janna! :heart:
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angelasdawn Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
She is so beautiful. Wonderful work!!
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Carol-Moore Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Gorgeous piece! Love the colors and her wings :heart:
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Carol!:hug:
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Evrillie Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful ! I really love your arts :)
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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Kingoftheplatypus Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
This is really beautiful ! The colours are gorgeous !
I've featured this one in my winter journal, it is too beautiful ! kingoftheplatypus.deviantart.c…
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:hug:
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ArunaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So charming :clap: Love the effect of frost on Her wings  and tree ^^

Lately I started to use watercolours and I have 2 questions:

- when I should use salt to make effect of it visible ? when paper is very wet or when it's almost dry ?  I'm trying and trying and cannot achieve it :< My bf is laughing that I use more salt for paintings than he when he is cooking xD

- and second one - You mix skin colour on some plastic palette ? Which colors are best for geting skin colour ? yellows and reds ?

Btw I love Your tutorials - I would never think about sprinkling with water :D It works great :)
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much sweetie:hug:

#1 - It depend on the salt effect you want to get. You will get cloudy/vague texture if you add salt when the paper is still very wet, there will be little texture (though not what  I ususally do). It is depend on what you want. Best way to experiment a little but if you say it doesn't work let's see where might be a problem....  a) which paper did you use?.. It won't work on ususal printer paper \ school block You will need a better watercolor paper. I must not be very expensive but it should be watercolor paper ( not for mix technique or anything like this)
I use hot press paper of brand Fabriano, their cold press is great too.
b) Maybe you sprinkle salt when paper is already dry?..
 I add salt when the paper is still moist ( not wet - you can see it shine a little when you turn it towards the light but water would not run down if you turn it . I hope it makes sense=)
I use hairdryer because it is usually very cold in my art room and I want to speed the process of 'salted" paper drying=) You don't need to do it is you have normal room temperature ( more the 18'C lol)

#2 If you saw my tutorials you should know that I achieve skin color in another way, through three way wash, but you can also use burnt siena mixed with little cobalt or ultramarine blue for the basis and then achieve more "alive" look by adding alizarin crimson or any transparent red you might have ( I love crimson lake). Just don't expect to get perfect skin tone in one wash, you will need at least two or three. Don't use opaque paints for mixing skin tone you might end in muddy look. Use transparent and semi-transparent paints. Yes, I mix on usual plastic palette and use synthetic brushes, nothing special=)
I hope it helps!=) :hug:
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ArunaWolf Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You for Your looooomg answer :love: 

I think I add salt when paint is still to wet, or maybe it's just "charm" of this paper ^^; It's watercolor paper 330g - thickest I ever tried but it also has strongly textured surface. Not really my fav paper I think I liked more Fabriano or Canson Montval but I'm doing calendar for my Grandma and it's ready base for it (in form of a3 calendar with printed days and space for painting which You just need to fill :) ) I will try to add salt when paint will b a bit more dry :)

For now I'm mixing for skin hmm it dosen't have name in englih but it's like ready colour for skin (it's nice for first layer but  not good for later shading) with a bit of hmm light magenta - i use it for shading and it looks pretty nice ^^ Tried Your way but hmm I think I did smth wrong cayse it looked weird - must practise more !!

Btw what brand of watercolor You use ?

And once again thank You - You helped me a lot :hug:
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I know how it is skin is always very difficult part. I know what you mean I had a way back a tube of "skin" beautiful peachy hue but it was semi-transparent and for this I did not like it.  You can try to add a little of burnt siena and cobalt blue for second layer and shadows it might work well too.
I use so many different brands ( a collections of what i bought and got as present in the last ten years lol) Important is to buy artists quality not school\hobby paints they are not good.
I can recommend "White Nights" they have VERY affordable price and great quality. I use a lot of them recently. All the basic colors are very good.
 In past I used "Schmincke" "Winsor&Newton" have some of them in my palette  still but I won't buy them again when I run out of color.
Tried to switch to "Sennelier" last year  are very good but price bites and they have a small palette of colors. I have their basics now and all the blues I use recently are from "Senellier" LOVE their cobalt green, all the blues but Opera rose is more like Permanent Mauve so dissappointing... I have not found yet a brand which I think is great... have a mixture of all which work as a team :XD:
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ArunaWolf Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
  Yes mostly for deeper shadow I use more burnt sienna added to previously mixed skin color :) I must try cobalt blue (well tried it in last painting but went to grey - must practise xD or maybe I shouldn't mix that into skin color but just pain over ?  so much to discover :D )
I got as Christmas present set of 36 colors White Nights and I love it ^^ I had few colors earlier that's why I asked my bf to buy me more :D Also have Karmański watercolors (it's polish brand) they are in good price and quality is not bad, not as good as White Nights but pretty nice ^^ and lately discovered liquid watercolor Talens Ecoline...oh my good it's great for background - way it flows on wet paper it's so beautiful view :D Pure pleasure of painting ^^ They only minus is You cannot really shade with them ^^;
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LiquidFaeStudios Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
very lovely! the little icicles on the branch are a great touch!
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Erin!:hug:
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yeskorner Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013
nice
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:heart:
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SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh so beautiful, I love the frosty little details:aww:
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, Sandra!
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is gorgeous!!! :iconluvluvplz:
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Mayumi!:hug:
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MayumiOgihara Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome :heart: Happy Holidays, Janna! :holly: :iconsparklesplz:
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ThePix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Lovely! :love:
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:hug:
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astraldreamer Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
such a pretty face
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:iconjannafairyart:
JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
plenty of those around right now! :D
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:-) Thank you!
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skycladarts Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pretty, pretty. :D Love it! :heart:
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Linda!:hug:
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Artsy50 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're very welcome! :hug:
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really beautiful.
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So welcome.
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toriamason Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013   General Artist
Oh my goodness she is GORGEOUS! As always! Love the colors, her hair, the wings, the icicles, everything! Just beautiful!
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!:hug:
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she's very pretty!
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JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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DoctorEvil06 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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vennja10 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013
beautiful, the fairy's really pretty and kind of cute too :3
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