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It's been ages. And I know I promised to finish my Avatar Tarot series ... Instead, after almost a whole year's absence, I give you this. A painting of a cat, done with acryls. The only drawing I've done (in colour) in all that time. I suck.

But enough self-loathing. I painted this using as a reference a photo I'd taken of my mother's cat, whose name is Zuccarello, because he has white feet, like the ice hockey player he's named after does ... ? Or ... what? Um, well, I didn't name him, don't look at me to explain the logic behind it :XD: Anyhow, I just thought I'd submit something. I like how this came out. I painted it on real canvas, for the first time ever, and it was quite a lot of fun, actually. And it didn't take nearly as long as I thought it might, either. All hail the might acryls!

I was, however, very surprised to hear that my aunt, to whom this was given as a Christmas gift, thought the cat looked really angry! To me he just looks surprised ...
A simple drawing of my favourite Naruto character, Uchiha Itachi, which I'm hearty sick of right now after having worked on it for way long (I coloured it twice, don't ask) :XD: It's supposed to represent the genjutsu world of tsukuyomi, with Itachi's trademark crows~

Colours: Sketch Copic markers, white gel pen
Lineart: Black Unipin fineliner
Paper: Some sort of watercolour paper
Artwork (c) 2016 Fallarnon
Character: Uchiha Itachi from "Naruto" (c) Kishimoto Masashi

More Naruto art:
Leaving on Red Hill by Fallarnon Quiet Waters by Fallarnon The White Light by Fallarnon The Sharingan Legacy by Fallarnon
The Sage

"Did you really mean that, uncle?"
"Of course! I told you, ginseng tea is my favourite!"

I finally finished another piece in my Avatar Tarot series! This time it's Iroh~ :dance: Only two more to go now! (and I'm determined to have 'em done soon). I'm kinda happy with this one, except the lotus tile in the background, which is too plain. I couldn't figure out how to make it look better >__>

Avatar Tarot series:
The Sun by Fallarnon The Moon by Fallarnon The Earth by Fallarnon The Bridge by Fallarnon The Warrior by Fallarnon

(Sokka's look the odd one out ^^; )

Colours: Winsor and Newton Artist's Watercolours
Ink: Black Fineliner
Paper: Canson Aquarelle paper, 300g/m2
Artwork (c) 2016 Fallarnon
Character: Iroh from "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (c) Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko.

He wanted to shout out to the night, he wanted Ginny to know that he was there, he wanted her to know where he was going. He wanted to be stopped, to be dragged back, to be sent back home ...
But he
was home. Hogwarts was the first and best home he had known.
He and Voldemort and Snape, the abandoned boys, had all found home here.

The above passage is one of my absolute favourite quotes from the entire Harry Potter series, and I have long wanted to try to illustrate it. I originally wanted to include young Snape and Voldemort in the picture, and had in mind "heads floating over a picture of Hogwarts" or some such, but in the end, since concrete scenes are more my forte, I settled on trying to draw the moment of Harry walking into the forest at the end of Deathly Hallows. Btw, this is not supposed to be the exact moment quoted above~ It's from just a bit later, but the same feelings are still permeating Harry at this moment, I believe.

I very much like how the background looks, while Harry himself only looks so-so. It had to be darkened digitally, though. Watercolours really aren't very well suited for overly dark paintings. In the original, you can hardly see the light of the wand at all, but in my edited version, I think it looks good~ I used bottled ink rather than paint for the trees and the castle, and I'm quite satisfied with how it behaved. I originally bought the ink for the purpose of doing lineart with it, but to my disappointment I found that the lines didn't turn out nearly thin enough, and I had to give that up. So it was really nice to find another purpose for the ink. It has a very vibrant colour (almost too much so) and it diluted well too~

There are some points of artistic licence that I would like to point out myself:
1) The trees are empty of leaves even though it's summer. This is because the branches looks creepier like that (not at all because I was too lazy to draw them, oh no).
2) The position of Hogwarts is a little too elevated, at least according to my own mental picture of the school grounds. This is for dramatic effect.
3) Harry is completely visible, because really, it wouldn't be much of a picture if he wasn't in it, now would it? Then again, it would have been simpler for me. I could say: "oh, he is there, only he's wearing his cloak, obviously." And kept only the BG, which is my favourite part of the drawing anyway :3

If you spot any other mistakes in addition to the ones that I have now disclaimed, please tell me, so that I may disown them as well --- no I mean, so that I might learn not to do them in the future, of course!

Colours: Winsor and Newton Artists Watercolours, Winsor and Newton Black Indian Ink
Paper: Canson Aquarelle paper, 300g/m2
Lineart: Cool Gray Copic Multiliner
Artwork (c) 2016 Fallarnon
Character: Harry Potter from the eponymous series (c) J.K. Rowling
Mikkel and Torgeir
I tried my hand at watercolour again. How do you like the result? :3 I'm not to happy with the lines, myself. They're way too thick >_< Also the BG is too yellow. But I rather like the pattern on their sweaters, which was achieved by dabbing at the wet paint with a paper tissue :XD: I used real quality watercolour paper for this, and I couldn't be more happy with it! It's really thick and has just the right amount of texture~ It was really expensive, though ^^;

Tools: Winsor and Newton's Artist Watercolours, Canson Watercolour Paper, brown Lyra colour Pencil.
Artwork (c) 2016 Fallarnon
Characters Mikkel and Torgeir (c) Fallarnon


Therese Elshaug
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
Hello! ;D I'm a hobbyist traditional artist from Norway and I've been on this site for quite a while now. (It's pretty much the only social networking site I use, ahaha.) I love drawing. My tools of the trade are (for the moment) watercolours, markers and colour pencils.

What I like tend to waver (or I always LIKE it, my focus just shifts), but I LOVE books (especially fantasy, sci-fi and historical ones), anime, movies, manga and music (mostly rock and metal). Now, that's not very specific, buuut I always get interested in new stuff, so a list of loves would be long. Some un-wavering favourites are however: Harry Potter, The Dragonriders of Pern, The Shamer Chronicles, The Host, Sophie's World, House MD, Fringe, Dexter, Firefly, Criminal Minds, Code Geass, Mai HiME, Mai Otome, Toradora, Mobile Suit Gundam, Blood+, Naruto, Bleach, Skip Beat, Liar Game, Arina Tanemura's work, Gattaca, The Marvel Cinematic Universe, Pirates of the Caribbean, Sonata Arctica, My Chemical Romance and Muse. I'm also a hobbyist writer, and my dream is to live of my writing one day 8D

ALSO, I'm always happy to get to know more people, especially with same-ish interests ;D So don't hesitate to take contact!
  • Watching: Avatar; the Last Airbender, season 2
  • Playing: Nuthin'
  • Eating: Tacos (soon)
  • Drinking: Water or coke, depending on what's in da fridge
I bought a premium membership! More 'cause I was bored than any other reason, yeah, it really wasn't to change my name, but then I went and did it anyway. I'll jump into the journal-skin-making wagon at a later time, as it's pretty late here, and I have work in the morning. I wonder how much I'll remember of the CSS stuff I learnt studying media xP It's been a long time since I worked with HTML-codes longer than "less-than sign b greater-than sign" (the code that makes skin bold, in other words), I haven't even touched CSS in ages!

Exploring the new possibilities atm, it's quite fun x)


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NickRoberts10 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Happy birthday, fellow Code Geass fan!
korwis Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the llama :D
ArtbyCharlotte Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama friend :D
SilenZahra Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the llama! :D
TheCityOfDreams Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch and faves :3! <3
Fallarnon Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :D I really liked your work~
mangareaderrad Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave~
Fallarnon Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ;D
PrincessAnaleska Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I love your work! Just finished The Host and theres totally not enough fanart on DA, but you seem to monopolize the field! much lovage <3
... any chance or a Mel x Jared doodle/deviant?
Fallarnon Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much! :D No, there's not that much fanart for The Host out there, is there? Maybe the movie will rectify that.
You'd like a doodle? Like, a request? I guess I could do that :]
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