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Titania and Oberon by CaroleHumphreys Titania and Oberon by CaroleHumphreys
Titania and Oberon
Pencil drawing - A3 sized (42x29.7 cms).
Derwent Graphic pencils on Winsor & Newton Bristol Board, & a tissue and erasers!
Link to the work in progress

[link]
The finished drawing took six weeks to complete and is in excess of 100 hours work.


I've deemed this finished although the little fairies could have used a bit more refining, and I see I've made a bit of a bo-boo and forgot to continue Oberon's legs (I may go back to it at a later date and make the lower part of the fallen tree larger to conceal where his feet ought to be).
I was inspired by a beautiful photo by ~Queen-Kitty and I really appreciate her giving me permission to use it as a reference for Titania. I was advised to make Titania's dress look less bridal, so I've taken liberties and relied on my imagination a lot.
In my drawing, Titania and Oberon have had a bit of a quarrel and they're giving each other the cold shoulder treatment (one little fairy is stirring up trouble further by pointing a finger at Oberon and ticking him off). The other fairies are getting up to mischief playing with a veiled part of Titania's dress.
Who knows? This may be the disagreement which led up to Oberon's action in turning Bottom into a donkey and then causing Titania to become enamoured with him (boo-hiss!) :D

The reference for Oberon is by ~Sifra-stock [link]
In the most valuable feedback recieved on the earlier work in progress, I was advised I'd made him too girly and that I needed to beef him up to make him more masculine (a fault with the drawing and not the man in the photo). I've done this, so it's not a true likeness.

With the little fairies, I sketched them out quite loosely and have not relied on the photos to finish them (in most cases). Some might appear rather different to their sources. Thank you to the following stock artists:
*intergalacticstock [link] [link]
`mjranum-stock [link]
~Dove-Stock [link]
(the pointing fairy is drawn from my imagination).

The background was drawn from my imagination, apart from a section of one tree, which I took inspiration from, rather than copying it [link]

I think that's everything! It's 1.00am and I haven't eaten since breakfast time, so I must disappear to eat. I'll note all the stock artist ASAP after that :)

Edit - just seen the full view. I think I reduced the brightness a bit too much! The pencil marks are not as pronounced as they seem. The drawing is a bit more smoother and greyer in real life. Honest :D
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:iconliztomlinson:
LizTomlinson Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
ok he's rather handsome :D
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2016
A Stunning Masterpiece! Should be hanging in a museum...
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:icondanceshadowmoon:
Danceshadowmoon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
Stunning detail. Well done!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Carole!
These two just popped up on my home page favorites and made my page awesome.
Blessings,
Steve
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Steve :hug:
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:iconxibalbha:
xibalbha Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome pencil work :D
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  I think your work is rather amazing too :)
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:iconxibalbha:
xibalbha Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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:iconakadio:
Akadio Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It is really great pencil work! I like when picture looks like something really difficult. Well done !
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconakadio:
Akadio Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome !:)
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:iconnikkiash:
Nikkiash Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely amazing.  I am in awe.  Beautiful
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconpatty6394:
patty6394 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Gorgeous work!
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:icondrydein:
Drydein Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
Magic!
I love it.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconhexe1991:
Hexe1991 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
wow amazing!!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing work! :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconvoblin:
Voblin Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They are so sad. The Story has a happyend.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. I wanted to catch a moment when Titania was angry (it was a cruel trick played upon her). :)
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:iconcaryandfrankarts:
CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOW, wonderful drawing!!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconcaryandfrankarts:
CaryAndFrankArts Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're most welcome!! :hug:
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:iconaty-s-behsam:
Aty-S-Behsam Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Your drawings have a historic feel to them that I really like :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Aty :heart:
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:iconladywinter:
LadyWinter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Another amazing piece! Beautifully done with the details. I love the fairies. Shading looks wonderful!
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :heart:
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:iconmoonlight311:
moonlight311 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow amazing
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconmoonlight311:
moonlight311 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome
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:iconjannafairyart:
JannaFairyArt Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Stunning work, Carole, so many beautiful details I can look at it for hours:love:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Janna :hug:
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:iconjoannabromley:
JoannaBromley Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing! it is simply beautiful! :love:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. And sorry for the late reply :D :love:
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:iconastraldreamer:
astraldreamer Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love, love, love it.
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you Jenni :hug:
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nicely done. :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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DocRedfield Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Hey Carol, I included this piece in my latest JOURNAL: [link]
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:iconthanhphucluong:
thanhphucluong Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Very beautiful work! I really like the background and the dress! You did fantastic job on them :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much :)
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:iconsandrahultsved:
SandraHultsved Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very beautiful work!:aww:
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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:iconzeroelements:
ZeroElements Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very well done. Phenomenal piece. I am impressed! :)
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. :)
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:iconcorradocandido:
CorradoCandido Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
The miracle of drawing
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:iconcarolehumphreys:
CaroleHumphreys Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks :)
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Ravensrow Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012
Absolutely beautiful with amazing attention to detail and strength of shadow. There seems to be a sense of indifference to the characters as if they are aware of something the viewer is not, almost a feeling of sadness, this is evident in your description and is supported by the position of her arm and posture. So well done.
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