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Large self portrait by OpalEquinox
Large self portrait
My end-of-the-year project from last year's art class, drawn from a photograph using the grid method. The real thing is around 22" x 16"... probably one of the biggest pieces of artwork I've ever done. It took a heck of a long time to do, with only an hour and a half each class period... but I'm quite satisfied with how it turned out. ^^

2B, 4B, 6B pencil + white eraser on paper.
Self portrait by OpalEquinox
Self portrait
A self portrait from my art class last year, drawn by looking in a mirror. Even now, I'm still not quite happy with the mouth... ah well, I tried. :)

Pencil on paper.
Qilin (black and white) by OpalEquinox
Qilin (black and white)
I already uploaded the final color version of my qilin block print. At the suggestion of my art teacher, I also did a simple black and white print. Since the color version was a reduction print, this is a copy of the second (turquoise) layer from the original.

Rubber block print, ink on paper.
Qilin (color) by OpalEquinox
Qilin (color)
A reduction print from my art class last year. This was the best out of a series of six total prints. (I did not deem the others worthy of being posted. xD ) The colors are actually represented pretty accurately, with the exception of the metallic effect of the gold ink being lost. The colors were printed in the order blue, turquoise, red, black, gold.

Random info on the subject matter:
The qilin (or qirin) is a Chinese mythological creature, typically depicted with the head and scales of a dragon, the body of a horse or a deer, the hooves of an ox, the tail of a lion, and some kind of horns or antlers. It is often shown as wreathed in fire. In Japan it is called kirin/kilin, and in Korea, girin/gilin. It was one of the most revered mythical animals throughout East Asian cultures, along with the dragon and the phoenix.

My qilin here is sort of a mix between the  Chinese version, which is usually more dragon-like, and the Japanese/Korean version, which tends to be more horse/deer-like.

Ink on paper. (Done with a rubber block, not a linoleum one... but there was no "rubber block" category. Whatever.) :iconcloseenoughplz:
Aug 3, 2014
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Dunkir Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday c:
kiaser299 Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for that favs and Llama :)
OpalEquinox Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome! ^^
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Luminovia Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy Birthdaaay!~
OpalEquinox Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank yoooou!!

(And sorry for replying so late! I haven't been on dA the last couple weeks.)
Luminovia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^ u ^

(That's okay!~ :3)
Caruko Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh Wai Hi der Miri I see you no escape now
OpalEquinox Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Student General Artist
*gasp* I've been discovered
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