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Masquerade lineart by rachaelm5 Masquerade lineart by rachaelm5
This is for the September lineart contest at :iconcolor-me-club:.  This month's theme was, naturally, Masquerade.

Edit:  The PNG version is now posted above.  Here is a link to the JPG version: Masquerade JPG .

Warning:  This is a pretty large file.  I tried shrinking the image down to about 1600 pixels on the long edge, but I lost too much of the detail.  So you get it at high resolution.  Have fun, and don't go cross-eyed!

The characters are from my headspace, and I've not used them since, oh, 2002 or so.  The girl is Iolanthe, and the Naga is Chadar.  They're both very nice people.  

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This lineart is freely available for coloring.  If you decide to color this lineart, here is my lineart usage policy:



:bulletblue:  Please include a link back to the original lineart, and a link to me, rachaelm5.  This is necessary for reposting to any of the Color-Me groups, and also a courtesy that I appreciate.

:bulletblue:  You may not repost this black and white design on your own page for others to color, nor for any other reason.  

:bulletblue:  You may not repost this black and white line design, or colorings of this design, as adoptables, nor may you sell it for points or for money.  

:bulletblue:  Please tell me when you've finished coloring the picture so I can show off your work!

:bulletblue:  You may share your coloring outside of DeviantArt, unless I specify otherwise in the description.


:star:  I reserve the right to sell my own colored version of this design, as it is my own lineart.  
:star:  Corollary:  I will never do anything to anyone else's colored versions beyond appreciation and praise. They will be linked in the lineart's description, or in an Awesome Colorists journal here on DeviantArt, but absolutely nowhere else.



Colored versions may be seen in the  Awesome Colorists 10  journal entry.

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:iconyaoi-huntress-earth:
Yaoi-Huntress-Earth Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Here's my minimalist version of this pic: Colored for Rachaelm5 (again) by Yaoi-Huntress-Earth
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; thank you!
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:icontikaisak:
Tikaisak Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2017  Student
I thought I might never finish this one, But here it is.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful; thank you!
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:iconka-kind:
Ka-Kind Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful; thank you!
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SemperAgustus Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
This is beautiful. I think it is outstanding as is, but then I have a thing for drawings sans color. It just looks more epic to me. Color makes it look a little more cartoony, which isn't a bad thing of course, just not my style. All of your artwork is stunning. I love when artists post the line art versions or the sketches before adding color. Lovely.
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!

I think it depends on the coloring style someone uses.  A flat-colors approach will give you that more cartoony look, while a more realistic approach will reduce that cartoony effect to some degree.  I usually end up obscuring a lot of the lines with my coloring practices, so I figure that I land somewhere in the middle of the cartoony to realism spectrum.  ;-)
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Tachi-chii Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to try this, interestingly I saw this, and I thought of the pretty color pallet in my tarot deck. So we shall see how it turns out :3
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!  I'll look forward to seeing your colors.  :-)
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:iconbronzewinged:
Bronzewinged Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist
Here is my version: bronzewinged.deviantart.com/ar….
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbrigettemora:
BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
I look forward to coloring this!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wonderful!  I'll look forward to seeing your colors.
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:iconbrigettemora:
BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Finished it yesterday : brigettemora.deviantart.com/ar…
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome; I'll check it out.  :D
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:iconbrigettemora:
BrigetteMora Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Filmographer
Cool, thanks.
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:iconkreepingspawn:
KreepingSpawn Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh my! :D
I think I might need to colour this.  ;)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to see what you can do with it.  :D
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DCatz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014
I don't often see you draw people, but these two look amazing, like they were meant for each other. You should draw some more people :D

I can't wait to see this one complete!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  

LOL - I'm not much of a people-person, but there's enough of the fantasy elements to these two characters to get me around that no-humans preference.  :D  
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:icondcatz:
DCatz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Well, it looks great. Hmm how to inspire you to draw more ? :p
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL - I draw lots of stuff.  I try to have new things to post every week.  Highly detailed images take time to draw, ink, and then clean up, though, so it's not like I can do this every single day.  Alas!  I'd love to be able to do that, but I really would need 36-hour days and ten-day weeks.  :D
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DCatz Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014
sorry for the long response time :P I didn't finish my sentence.. you do submit a lot :D but I meant to add people on the end of that lol

I hear you on one thing though, having a lot more time to draw would be an amazing thing >.<
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artichokes Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't believe the detail! This looks incredible, and good luck in the contest!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much on both counts!
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:iconanavi-ivy:
Anavi-Ivy Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student
it's lovely! :D
Awesome work :)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Darkknight1029 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
looks like India culture to me... Well, I think not joining this month save me some headache from thinking about wat to draw hahah... just kidding, I hope you got the prize!
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rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, I was thinking about India for these two characters.  The costumes, though, are inspired by the elven armor from Lord of the Rings.  :D
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Darkknight1029 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
that's so! Good luck in the contest!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!
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Aleayo Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello. Your own submission is really intricate, hi density-detail and mesmerizing for the pose and story.
Your two characters are very imaginative and the costumes exquisite. Wow ...and bravo!

This contest brought the best of quite a few people! This alone is the best prize a contest can provide!
:-)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much - I agree!  Seeing all of the different entries is one of the very best things about this kind of contest.  We all try to rise to the challenge.  :D
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violetice Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014
This is way cool. If I take part in the October contest, well, I know which one I'm coloring! :)
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome, and thanks!  You know that I will look forward to your coloring if you go for the coloring contest.  :D
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ulltraz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
fantastic!!!Love 
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconulltraz:
ulltraz Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
you are welcome!!!Love 
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:iconwitchsoul0123:
WitchSoul0123 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh this is amazing...
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconbhudicae:
bhudicae Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
oooohhhhh this is beyond awesome!!!!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much!  I really have fun designing fantasy costumes.  :D
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:iconatlasartifex:
AtlasArtifex Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
this is awesome!!!
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I can see where this one could give you eye strain. :D
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, it's going to be a bear to color.  
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:iconpearwood:
pearwood Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Though it looks more dragonish than bearish.
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:iconrachaelm5:
rachaelm5 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Heh.  Well, yes.  
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:icononyana:
Onyana Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work!
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