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The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway... by Cytoscourge The Cold Never Bothered Me Anyway... by Cytoscourge
So, this is the beautiful Ice Queen, Elsa (from the Disney movie Frozen). I love her. The cold never bothered her, right? So, what's to stop her from going swimming in ice cold water?! She's an absolutely wonderful character and I admire her a lot! I used Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and a bit of Photoshop. Thank you for taking a look and please leave a comment! (I love comments, even a "nice job" or a "you have no talent!")...WARNING: self-deprecating rant to follow!

Goddammit! :depressed: This was supposed to be an amazing picture...but as always, it turned out like crap. I thought I had a good start with the lineart (I did not), but things went downhill from there. The entire picture was drawn with a worn-out pen nib. I also realized that the pressure sensitivity wasn't working on my tablet...that is, I've been drawing without pressure sensitivity for a year. I have to fix this issue. I gave up on the coloring once I realized this and just rushed through the rest. I'll start using a new nib now...I am really pissed off.

I'm sorry Queen Elsa, I'll do you justice next time. I promise. I'm going to take some time off from uploading stuff. In the meantime, I'm going to focus on my school work and more importantly, I'm going to fix up my tablet and REALLY invest some time in learning. Forgive me, watchers and friends.
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:iconlalarose311:
lalarose311 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
aparently it doesn't haha
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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lalarose311 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
;) (Wink) 
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InvisibleAutumn Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very well done :D I especially like the water effects, and the detail on her ribs and torso
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much ^_^ I think I made her body too masculine though! :P
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Edited Jan 8, 2015  Student Artist
Wow that looks cool!
It makes me wonder if she really could've done that xD
not in the movie tho
all those innocent kiddie eyes
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pfftttt! I was waiting the whole movie for her to strip down! And thank you :hug: 
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Artist
ahahha XD

but your art really looks awesome ^^
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Frozen- Sister hug 
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Artist
its probably not possible to do a request, right? XD
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is - just depends on how interesting it is to me :P
Has to be after January 25th though. Have a request?
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Mythraill Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Student Artist
if you could draw alphonse..?
mythraill.deviantart.com/art/F… (guy at the left)
i have more references because he doesnt really look cute actually 0wo
mythraill.deviantart.com/art/R… (most right)
mythraill.deviantart.com/art/M… (this is a better references for his hair, ears and face...most recent, but the clothing is not like this! unless you want to draw him in his pirate uniform which is this: )
mythraill.deviantart.com/art/C… (but this is an old picture of pirate alphonse so only reference to the clothes! XD)

need more? 030
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
O.o Interesting. Sure, I can try to draw him. How do you want him? Do you want him wearing something special or doing something?
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ScythicKitty Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Amazing work! You have so much skill, especially coloring this without any pressure sensitivity! I think this picture really shows how Elsa is immune to the cold, standing with her bikini in the frigid environment. I really like how the shade of blue you chose for the water helps reflect how cold it is. Nice work with the hair too!
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you so, so much. And yes, you got the point of the picture! Don't you just love Elsa? I think the hair might be the only thing I like about this xD Thanks again for your compliments and watch me already!
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ScythicKitty Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2015
You're welcome! Yes, Elsa (and Anna) are great! I liked them more after watching Once Upon a Time, which I know technically isn't really "canon" to their story, but I liked that they showed off more of their personality and fleshed them out more. Haha you're quite hard on yourself! There's a lot here to like besides the hair. Your works are all nicely done! :) 

At the moment, I'm actually only watching people I know in real life, since I promised myself to limit my dA use until I was done with school. (So no watching or faving stuff from people I don't know minus giftart, no posting journals, no joining groups, etc). I have no self control, so I know if I let loose, I'll just be on dA all day doing nothing but watching and faving people haha! There goes my studies! I do like stopping by every now and then for people though and commenting on their amazing work, so that much I definitely do! :D 
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What is Once Upon a Time? What happens to Elsa and Anna in that? Do they...start A LESBIAN LOVE AFFIAR?!?! (please say yes). 
And thanks very much for your encouragement. 
No problem - I understand. 
I had to work sooooo hard in high school so I didn't have time for this stuff. 
I'm impressed you can control yourself - kudos to you!
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ScythicKitty Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015
Once Upon a Time is a series that takes fairy tales and puts them into the real world. It focuses on the child of Snow White and Prince Charming and her interactions with these characters in Storybrook, Maine. The first season is great. I really encourage it. Their approach to classics back in the Enchanted Forest (fairy tale world) and how that relates to modern-day Maine is fantastic. The second and third aren't all that impressive and more or less skippable after reading a wiki on them. The fourth (with Frozen) however, is well done! Although it looks like they're just milking the series and putting cosplayers into the show, the actresses and actors do an amazing job. It ends up playing out like a sequel to Frozen and goes into the backstory of Elsa and Anna's family. If you don't mind spoilers, I'd be more than happy to tell you! (There is a somewhat lesbianish love affair thing going on, but alas not between Elsa and Anna). Here's a trailer for the series if you're interested! www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUhJcy…;

Yeah I agree! I first made a dA account back in high school because all my friends had one, but I stopped using it after a month, and went on a four year hiatus. I just didn't have time for it, and it wasn't like college when you can take your laptop into class. Towards the end of undergrad, my roommate convinced me to get back into it, and now I haven't stopped since! Granted, now I have even less time as a medical school student, so I actually end up responding to a lot of my messages during class when I'm about to fall asleep and need some distraction. ^^; Most of what I end up submitting is also a backlog of stuff I finished several months ago too during holidays and whatnot. When you have a 14 hour plane ride, there's really nothing much to do! XD
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah! You're a medical student? In the USA? That's funny...because I'm in the process of APPLYING for medical school. I'm graduating this May with an undergraduate degree in neuroscience. You have a 14 hour plane ride?? Where to and where from? That's crazy.

And thanks for telling me about Once Upon a Time. Can you pls tell me about Frozen spoilers because I seriously love Elsa.
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ScythicKitty Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015
Yep! I wish you all the best for your applications! And congrats on graduation in a few months! :D

The 14 hour plane ride is from California to Hong Kong. Sometimes it can take 16 hours if the headwind is strong, and sometimes it is so bad that we have to make a stop in Taiwan to refill the gas on the plane. If you're really lucky though, you can get there in mere 12 hours! But really, anything more than 4 hours in those stinky, cramped seats with no legroom, dirty tables, and awkward leaning is just downright unpleasant. Pair that with the inevitable crying babies and nasty toilets, plus the horrible turbulence, it makes the ride quite an offensive memory. If you ever do embark on a 14 hour plane ride, I hope that you'll fare better than I do!

Ok! Spoilers time! I'll keep it short here... I actually typed out the entire plot minus the Once Upon a Time parts with all the other characters involved, but ended up deleting it because it was ridiculously long! I have it saved in a word file just in case though, so if the following bullet points aren't enough I'll be happy to send that huge text block to you in a note. :)

-Elsa's mom (Gerda) had two sisters, one of which had ice powers. After the magical sister accidentally killed the other sister, the mom had the rock trolls erase everyone's memories of the sisters. Gerda then seals away the magical sister in an urn. 
-Because of that incident, that explains why Gerda raised Elsa the way she did, having her hide her powers rather than teach her how to control it properly and embrace who she was.
-Hans tries to take over the kingdom again, now with his 12 brothers and army to help him.
-Hans is stopped by Elsa, Kristoff, and Ingrid who gets freed from the urn. (Ingrid later sacrifices herself though and becomes a good guy, even though she is the main antagonist for most of the season)
-Anna finds a letter in a bottle that Gerda had written while they were on the boat before they drowned. It explains the situation with Inrid and says how sorry she is for not loving Elsa for who and what she was. 
-Anna and Kristoff eventually get married, and Elsa has better control over her ice powers because Ingrid taught her how to control them.

The End! I know my bullet points don't show it, but probably some of the best parts of watching them was just seeing how everyone interacted with all the other characters and reacted to things. It really helped with their character development. 
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg, why do you keep flying from California to Hong Kong?! Are you from California and go to school in Hong Kong or is it the other way around?  And wow, thanks so much for the summary x3 It's nice that Anna and Kristoff got married and that they kept Elsa single. No need to send the whole transcript! This was perfect enough. What was the lesbian love affair you were talking about?
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26nitonic Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
teh rant is a lie! A lie I say! A LIE!
I think it looks really nice, as I do with all of your pieces, you've even got details and shading down, and it makes it look that much better, so stop feeling down, cause you're good and you know it
*slaps* be happy damnit
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:) Your comment makes me feel good about this piece. Thanks for the slap!
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26nitonic Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, cause you needed it :D
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:jawdrop:

This is AMAZING! For starters the background is stunning. It's so well done and highly detailed.

The colouring on Elsa is also spectacular, particularly how you've used the shading to create detail like the abs.

Beautiful work my friend :D
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pleased Aw, thanks so much buddy! I spent a lot of time on this (A LOT...) so I tried to put as many details as I could.
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pawcanada Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It definitely shows :D
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LordessSkadi Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't worry, it looks amazing. Look at the skin shines and details! You did awesome!
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>~<  Thank you. I still wish there were some things to improve.
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CMBaggs Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014
Okay well, you don't have to throw the baby out with the bathwater. There are things about this that are great. Look at that bathing suit design! For Elsa, I may have laid off the black, but this is cute all the same. I want one. The bust detail in particular is my fave. I think you captured her hair very well and the background detail, though it blurs, is very well done.

Cheer up, buttercup. ;)
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<3 I love that expression (baby and bathwater - gives me a wicked mental picture). Thanks so much for your compliment. I always try to pay attention to breasts since they are great things and one of the few delights of life which make it worth living...Ahem. The background was actually drawn crisp and clear, but I blurred it on purpose to be fancy >< Mistake, huh? :D Thanks so much for your input. I really, really appreciate your comments. Always. I'm cheered up now, Baggie :hug:
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CMBaggs Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
Anytime, my dear.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeousness incarnated.
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Jaja, muchas gracias mi amigo! 
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De nada!!
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Angelii-D Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional General Artist
ooooohmgsh elsa very sexy Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-03 (Squee) [V1] u r an artist love this work well done Clap 
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. Thanks very much :) You are very nice.
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Angelii-D Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
Love ty  and u r welcome 
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KaijuMaster107 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artist
Seriously why does nobody luv Anna Elsa's fandom is way too big 
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Anna is great too. But Elsa? Elsa is MINE. >;0
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KaijuMaster107 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Artist
Ya gonna draw Anna too give her some luv
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Word, dawg.
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KaijuMaster107 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Artist
Actually watching frozen right now lol
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:iconcytoscourge:
Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LET IT GO.
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Blue-Angel12 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's no need to apologise!!
This drawing is great!!! And it didn't turn out like crap!!!
Cheer up!!!! I'm pretty sure you'll do better next time, 'cause i believe you can do it!!!:)
You shouldn't stop doing what you like because of a little failure!!:)
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Thank you very much. I BELIEVE in you for believing in me! I will never stop, never surrender >;0
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Blue-Angel12 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It feels good to hear that!!
Glad i could help you!!;)
You're welcome!!!!
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Cytoscourge Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:)
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Michael-GoldenHeart Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Professional Writer
Wow she looks amazing in this two piece!
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