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The Red String by TheJoanaPADJ The Red String by TheJoanaPADJ
I always loved this Chinese Legend. And I always wanted to do something related to it. :love:

According to the legend:

"An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place or circumstance. The thread may stretch or tangle, but will never break."

This was inspired by this photo: link by :iconenekiedis: (I used to do this when I was a little girl and I loved the photo the minute I saw it. :meow:)

This was a very quick sketch I did on the restaurant after a marriage! xD (what a proper time to draw, I know! xD) I'm sorry for the excess of sketchiness on this.

Hands... :stare: Y u such a pain in the @$$????!!!!! :icontuzkitableflipplz:

Time: ~ 2 hours (to draw and paint)
Made with ball-pen and colored with PS CS3.
Texture from :iconeijaite:


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:iconthe-mysterious-j:
The-Mysterious-J Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this dress is so cool
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
*U* Thaaank you! :iconsweethugplz: :iconihugyouplz:
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Harmony-Walls Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing line work !! Me likes it !!
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Thank youuu!!! *U* :iconbrohugplz: :love: :iconsnugglyplz:
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teeny-taco Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the texture and roughness of this!
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Thank you sooo much!!! :iconoldschoolownedplz:
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JesnCin Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
What a sweet concept! I think the hands look great, the way they curve in borders the piece beautifully.
Primary colors looking beautiful here, I love the somewhat eccentric feel of it X)
Beautiful cross hatching by the way! Adds such rich texture to everything!
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Ohhh thank youuuuu!!! :iconsnugglyplz:
I was really unsure about the hands. Still am, because I see some errors there. But I'm glad that you like it! *U*
:iconbrohugplz:
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:iconjesncin:
JesnCin Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
I don't think the errors take anything away from the effect of the piece :)
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
Oh! That's good that's good!!! That was what I feared! :3
thank you again, love! :glomp:
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Ninasy Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I received this artwork as a valentine gift xD
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
OMG!!! REALLY?!!!! *U* OH GOD!!! That's soooo cool! *U* Thank you so much for letting me know! :iconoldschoolownedplz:
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Ninasy Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Haha you;re welcome xD I dont know what it means though. How did it get to me? o-o
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
You don't know what the drawing means.. or you don't know why you recieved it? xD
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Ninasy Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It's a really nice drawing though but yeah I dont know why I received it lol. I thought it was like some random giveaway at that time O:
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Oh no hun, it wasn't a random giveaway. ^^
You recieved it has a valentine's card. Someone sent it to you so show you appreciation, either as a friend or something else, I dunno.
:meow:
It was an "event" that DeviantArt made so people could share the love. :meow: You can read more about it here: [link]
On that time you could contribute with a work or more, by changing the deviation's classification to this: "Community Projects / Holidays / 2013 / Be My Valentine". Changing it to this would allow people to sent deviations as postcards. :3
But you can't do that now, because Valentine's Day already passed. Hoped this explained a bit. ^^
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Ninasy Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
OH riiighttt! I see. College made me super busy that I don't even have time to join in the fun ): Oh well, I guess there's next year. Thanks alot! xD
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Ahaha! xD You're welcome. Meeeh, lack of time it's always awful... How I get you!
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EpicMyst Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YOU SO SWEET, Joana. :'>

Thank you for the thought!
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
YOU ARE THE SWEET ONE!!! *U* LET ME HUG YOU! :iconletmehugyouplz:

You're welcome sweetie! :glomp: I'm glad you liked it! ^^
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JuneEyes Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this caught my eye right away...i don't know if it was the colors or the eyes or aufygagfjkbj but it's absolutely gorgeous :heart:
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Thaaank you Julia! *U* :iconbrohugplz: I loved the "mhgxfzkjgjk" xD
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Que lindo *-* Os detalhes no vestido estão mesmo espetaculares.
Às vezes os esboços conseguem retratar melhor as emoções por detrás de um desenho do que um trabalho mais "polido", e este é um desses casos.
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Muito obrigadaaa!!! :iconbrohugplz:
Sim, concordo totalmente contigo. Eu adoro esboços, gosto imenso do aspecto "desmazelado" que dá origem a algo mais. Eu considero os esboços um dos tipos de desenhos mais puros que existem, pois é algo, por vezes não planeado, que sai tão naturalmente que acabo por ser extremamente sincero.
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De nada! <3

E sim, os esboços têm essa capacidade de serem extremamente sinceros e acho que conseguem sê-lo muito mais facilmente do que um trabalho mais planeado e elaborado.
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luaraika Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Amazing! I love her hair, is really awesome!
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:iconthejoanapadj:
TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you!!!! *U* :iconsweethugplz:
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Neey-chan Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
This is really amazing! So exotic, her dress is like these conceptual dresses and it's everything so detailed! Also the colors you used and the perfect anatomy... I love it all, congratz! I'll make sure take a look if you do a sketchdump =)
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank youuu!! :iconrainbowtearplz: This made me really happy! *u* :love:
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Neey-chan Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
You're welcome! =D
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jbrenthill Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love this drawing! The textures are gorgeous!
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you so much, brenth!! :iconoldschoolownedplz: :love:
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BlueWingXX Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Wow! This is AMAZING and now in my Favorites!!!!!!!!!! :)
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Ohhh thank you so much! :iconsweethugplz: :love:
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BlueWingXX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
No Problem :iconluvluvplz:
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brijome Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very enchanting.
Big hugs
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you so much Britta!!! :glomp: :iconsupertighthugplz:
A very big hug and a kiss to you! :love:
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WhiteBumblebee Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*u* dis is beautiful
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
THANK YOUUUU!!!! :iconoldschoolownedplz: :iconbrohugplz: :iconrainbowtearplz:
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liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Cross hatch for clothes texture, pretty good technique.
The swirls of her hair look beautiful too.
But her clavicle. It's a bit not aligned.
And her shoulders aren't of the same length.
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you so much! I really appreciate comments like yours, it help me a lot. :meow:
I didn't notice about the clavicle neither the shoulder when I drew this, thank you for letting me know!! ^^ Next time I'll try to not do the same mistake. :glomp: :love:
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liyaperfidious Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
You're welcome))
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bear48 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional
nice job
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you!!! :iconoldschoolownedplz:
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unbelivabledifferent Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely beautiful! I adore the waves and the color on her hair, and the dress texture is amazing! And I don't think the hands are that bad ;)
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you, love! :iconsweethugplz: I'm very glad you like it! *u*
Ohhhh those hands! xD I need to practice more hands! xD
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unbelivabledifferent Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome!
Haha, believe me, hands are the most difficult thing on the world! :XD:
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Eijaite Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifull work! Thank you for using my stock! :blowkiss:
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TheJoanaPADJ Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you so much sweetie! :glomp: Thank you for sharing such beautiful textures with the world. *u* :love:
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Eijaite Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome! :D
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