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.Her Secret Garden. by Xenonia .Her Secret Garden. by Xenonia
Drew this during Christmas 2007, just for fun, recreation and relaxation.

So many errors to it... Didn't want to stress too much with it.

I was actually going to colour it digitally before uploading it, but theres so much going on these days that I don't have time to do it just yet. So I decided to upload the original bw pencil drawing first. :)

No reference used for the girl and background, but I looked at some pictures of flowers to get them a bit right.

Mechanical pencil used for drawing. Kneaded erasers and some photoshop for highlights.



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Given 2008-01-21
.Her Secret Garden. by =Xenonia is a gorgeous pencil piece with intricate details and a beautiful garden longing to be shared with the rest of the world. ( Suggested by synconi and Featured by TouchedVenus )
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Eusong Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gorgeous! I love the attention to detail.
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:iconvigilantearts:
VigilanteArts Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lovely drawing! well done :)
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:iconpunineko-chan:
PuniNeko-Chan Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Student Digital Artist
wow simply gorgeous!
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:icongeorge-b-art:
George-B-Art Featured By Owner May 3, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
amazing job :clap:
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:iconlufirel:
Lufirel Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  New member Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a lovely drawing. I'm glad you kept it in black and white actually because it really suits it. But I like the textures you achieved, and the way the picture is composed. It's really quite nice.
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:iconambergriselement:
AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A very romantic piece,I like how you did the folds of her dress and the roses all around her.
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:iconsilenthome:
SilentHome Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  New member  Traditional Artist
I love the flowers in the background, they have great values and really stand out.
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:iconsatsuki96:
satsuki96 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Hobbyist
awesome....!!lMangle icon f2u 
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:iconcxmbufuckingasshole:
cxmbUfuckingasshole Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
The details are fantastic (: Great job
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:iconblasphemy-cat:
Blasphemy-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work
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:iconstemerrigan:
SteMerrigan Featured By Owner May 31, 2012   Traditional Artist
wow thats an incredible drawing :)
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:iconranise:
Ranise Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
oh my god.. this is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G
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:iconlapikaart:
LapikaArt Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
this is my absolutelly favourite pic from you :) ..
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:iconvanderlylebaby:
VanderlyleBaby Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Really nice!
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:iconsannamy:
sannamy Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
a beautifull draw indeed... just fo relaxing you said? ,,,mmmhhh. oh well.

In all this time you didnīt complete the colored version?
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:iconxenonia:
Xenonia Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehe no, I put it away, I think it looked better in monochrome:)

Thanks!
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:iconsilviiaa:
Silviiaa Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG amazing *.* and the girl is sooooooo cuuutee >o<!
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:iconpjchillout:
PJChillOut Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Woah that's really awesome (:
the glowers her clothes her face all perfect :o
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:iconpjchillout:
PJChillOut Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
glowers --> *flowers
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:iconliquidink80:
liquidink80 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm not a manga fan but this is a beautiful piece...how do you keep the canvas so clean..I usually end up editing in microsoft paint and that sucks a$$.
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:iconhidanbasher:
hidanbasher Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This has a deeper meaning for me haha! but still very good! :D
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:iconhemispheree:
Hemispheree Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is really beautiful. I love the background.
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:iconcynthia-2901:
cynthia-2901 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012  Student General Artist
I love the shading in this!
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:iconcuincyboy:
cuincyboy Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2012
Excellent work, so amazing
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:iconwolfgrrl92:
wolfgrrl92 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
the two things which grabbed me right away were the flowers and the girl's hair. so stunning! i really think that being relaxed and happy is almost as good (if not better) than trying for technical perfection. i see no flaws. :)
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:iconthesis-d:
Thesis-D Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice pencil work. The shading and everything else is very good.
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:iconkairixxxkiss:
Kairixxxkiss Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow nice i love her dress
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:iconxxanemia:
XXAnemia Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012
very pretty
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:iconbattle-for-the-sun:
Battle-for-the-Sun Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012   Photographer
So beautiful! I love how you did her eyes... (Well, and her face overall. When I think about it, I can't take my eyes off of her mouth as well. ^^) And awesome shading! ^^
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:iconbinkoas:
Binkoas Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow!!!
stunnig contrast!!!!
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:iconpknight98:
Pknight98 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
woooow soo awesome love the shadows, highlights, beautiful background and the pretty girl!!! everything is awesome!!!! XD
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:iconvoraciousferneater:
VoraciousFernEater Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow~ This is beautiful! You did an excellent job with the details, lighting and her pose and expression are beautifully done. Incredible job!
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:iconkannacchi:
Kannacchi Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's beautiful! I love the shading on her dress, and all the detail you've put in is amazing!
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:iconneedsmoarshin:
needsMOARshin Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012
gaaaah so pretty!
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:iconjissely-chan:
jissely-chan Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it, it's like she's inviting you to come with her ♥u♥
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:iconblackwolfsilverpaw:
BlackwolfSilverpaw Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stunning!
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:iconzaiduck:
zaiduck Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's gorgeous! I love the attention to detail, and that background is stunning!
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:iconotakuec:
OtakuEC Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is really gorgeous and she looks almost doll-like, like those pretty ball joint dolls. I also love the background and all the detail you put into the flowers and shading. Niiice work! :D
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:iconbowasho:
bowasho Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
:D
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:iconkeikilani:
Keikilani Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the shiny part on her hair :D
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SaraMartinsBlueHeart Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012
great wors
soooo beutifull
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:iconnovacaster:
NovaCaster Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work. this is one of the better graphite pieces i've seen in a while. bravo.
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:iconliieszz:
Liieszz Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely drawing! :love:
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:iconthunderstorm151:
thunderstorm151 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
errors.. what errors??? this is incredible!!!!
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:iconannimae15:
AnniMae15 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Eerie and beautiful, I love it! :D
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:iconchoochula:
choochula Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
how do u keep your drawing like perfect? i mean like so the graphite from the pencil doesnt smudge and ruin the highlights? when ever i draw, in a weeks time my drawing arent worth looking at cuz the pencil lead ruins it :'(
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:iconchoochula:
choochula Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
u should keep this one and then make one but with color! :D
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:iconchoochula:
choochula Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I LOVE THIS!!!! its one of ur best works!!
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:iconlittle-hercy:
Little-Hercy Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010
that is soo beautiful~!!
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:iconmeregoddess:
meregoddess Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the bw pencil drawing. The details are superb, and the girl is simply beautiful. The overall image lends a sense of peace and serenity, with a little bit of panty thrown in *wink* I TRULY love this drawing. I would hang it on my wall right now as is, uncolored. I can't wait to see what you do when you color it. You have a fabulous deviation here my dear. :)
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