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What's On My Studio Table :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 0 0 Winkle :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 7 2 Winkle and Tonk :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 2 0 Tonk :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0 Winkle on his side :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0 Detail of Winkle and Tonk :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0 Detail of Mixed Media Painting :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 2 1 How to Create Unified Color Schemes :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 7 1 Colouring my creatures :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0 Work in Progress - February 2013 :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0 Color Palette Grids :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 0 0 Creating Color Schemes :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0 Detail of Work in Progress, November 2012 :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 2 0 Detail of Benighted and Befogged :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0 On the Easel Today :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 0 0 Detail of Work in Progress, November 2012 :iconnelliewindmill:NellieWindmill 1 0


Unique Character Design Tips
In my opinion, these are the most important factors in any character design: color, concept, shape, simplicity, cohesiveness, repeatability, personality and uniqueness.
Color: Any design with colors all over the place creates too many places for the eye to look. Keep your color design very simple and zen. Looking at the colors shouldn't be jarring or confusing. This isn't to say only use one color, not at all, but try to make sure the ones you use are harmonious. Avoid mixing and matching different saturations of the same color or picking colors that clash with one another.
My rule of thumb: Stick to no more than three base colors and some value variations.
Concept: Your design should have inspiration, even if the inspiration is just your intended character's personality or an interesting object that represents them. Your character could be a bookworm, and that would impact her posture, her clothing, her hairstyle...pretty much everything about her! You can design
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Red Bird Tin :iconsethfitts:SethFitts 172 23 Page1- Bird Narrative (SBP 2013) :iconsethfitts:SethFitts 63 4 Bird of Commemoration :iconsethfitts:SethFitts 106 46 Birdy :iconanuk:Anuk 346 39 Steampunkish Header :iconfelideus:Felideus 560 111 Unified Color Palette Tutorial :iconcpresti:Cpresti 6,856 375 Hover Bird-Red :iconsethfitts:SethFitts 88 19 silent streets :iconmezamero:Mezamero 4,711 208 I Wait :iconsethfitts:SethFitts 105 27
When you get butt kicked into a crossroads,
     stay there a bit,
look around, avoid devil pacts,
     and revise your choices.
It is a cosmic opportunity.
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Harekre - The earth messenger :iconanhyra:Anhyra 376 102 Melancholy :iconfbruno:fbruno 35 24 Sadness :iconfbruno:fbruno 17 26 Serenity in the Deep Sea. :iconfbruno:fbruno 3,792 539 Professor Snape :icongabbyd70:gabbyd70 4,461 1,344



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Katherine Herriman
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
Nellie Windmill is the project of Katherine Herriman... (that’s me). Hi! I'm a painter. I create more opportunities for daydreamers to keep their heads in the clouds. But really, I just want to add to the beauty in the world. Since 2009, my nomadic studio dwells in a motorhome called "Nettle", somewhere in Europe.

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I think I put it around about HERE!


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IvanRostoff Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013
Your gallery is filled with things I would like to try. Thank you for the inspiration.
NellieWindmill Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
That's so fantastic, Ivan. Also, sorry for the belated reply! I absconded from DA for a while but am back now :)
TanyaMarieReeves Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hi Katherine =) I have recently added a free magazine as an extension of my online gallery. It was originally titled "Penance" but my 6th edition out now (January Issue #1) has seen some changes and it is now called "Fresh Palette". I have also created a second publication "Raw Canvas" (January Issue #1 also out now) which is restricted to 18+ displaying art which is a little on the edgier side of the spectrum...

I have featured your work along with you deviant link in the January issue! You can check it out via the link below and don't forget to spread the word!!!

Deliciousbutdeadly Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
You and I have very similar interests. I'm training to work in the social worker field and I am also very interested in art. I hope to have a career in art in some way along with helping others. PS. I love your work. Take care!
NellieWindmill Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
It's absolutely astonishing how many arty social workers I know! There's some sort of connection there. Good luck with the social work! x
Deliciousbutdeadly Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you! I believe the relation between psychology and art is because they reflect each other. Take care!
valeka Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What an interesting gallery you have! I love it!
NellieWindmill Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! x
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
good holy grief ... I thanked you twice for the same fave. I forgot to delete it. :frail:
wh0rem0ans Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011
Thanks again :frail:
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