https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Drawings and Dedications for Duolingo

alt Hello Everyone!!! I have just finished this drawing and I would like to dedicate it to this wonderful website and everyone who took the time to make it. Feel free to make and post any drawings/paintings/wallpapers ect. as long as:

  1. The art was created by you. (If not the name of the artist must be included.)
  2. It must be directly related to Duolingo or language/language learning.
  3. If it is a wallpaper the sources(Pictures/ backgrounds ect.) must be included in your post.

It has been suggested that a 'users creations' page be added, but until then you can all post here. I can't wait to see all the wonderful art work!!!

-(Please do not use this drawing in any way without recieving permission from me first)- http://www.theotaku.com/portfolio/madalinehatter

October 31, 2013

62 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Lenkvist

You're amazing! Well done madalinehatter! It's really cute and you managed to create a nice dynamic with the wind effects.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank you Lenkvist, I am glad you like it. The 'wind effects' took absolutaly for-ev-er. I knew what the basic outline for the hair would be, but I couldn't figure out how to draw and detail and the 'flow' of the hair correctly for this picture.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/smearedink

Well, if nobody else is going to post anything...

http://i.imgur.com/pDnedLl.png

November 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Sevvy777

Loosk cute, the idea is nice - maybe I'm going to draw something as well

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I would appreciate it if you do!! :D

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Gorilla800lbs

Awwww! :)

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/SquishayXD

This is an adorably great picture! Muy bien! :)

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/cloudhorizon

Cute. :) And I don't know about you, but I always get nervous about other people seeing something I've illustrated, so props to you for being brave and showcasing yours. ;)

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I was nervous too when I first posted it. Thank you, I am glad you like it. :D

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank you all for your comments!! Unfortunately, I will not be on much for a while so Dessamator and AnnieKitX/AnnieN82 will be taking over my 'Weekly Discussion Posts' until I get back. Again, thank you and I hope to be back soon. :)

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/AnIsAPandah

O.o The usernames I come up with...

August 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Awesum_Domo

Great job madalinehatter i love your drawing its amazing! :)

-DraganTheAwesome!

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank you!!!

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Criculann

Looks truly awesome. Wished I could draw like this :) I hope you'll upload some others.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I will if I can. You can see some of my work here -> http://www.theotaku.com/portfolio/madalinehatter

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LEGEND

Not bad, I can tell you are heavily influenced by anime and manga.

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

Ohh this is amazing!! Such a great idea aswell, would i post the drawing on this thread?

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank you! And, yes, you would post any drawing/wallpaper/painting/ect. on this thread.

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Party_wolves9182

wow, good job! its amazing!

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/ZheGreatest

omg that's awesome!! :D

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

Okay so my tablet is busted so i did a little pencil/paper doodle for the Duolingo team, then took a crappy webcam pic. Enjoy!! :) I really appreciate this website. https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1391604_172774866256846_834976579_n.jpg that's the link to the drawing. Gracias por todas las cosas yo estoy aprendiendo. Formed that sentence all by myself!!

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

It says "Team Duolingo" on the side and the little Duo Owl is to the left of the girl :/ but it's hard to see due to webcam quality !

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I love it!!! I love her hair and eyes, the proportions are really good too!!!! Thank you for posting!!! How long did it take you to draw her? I also had to take a picture of mine due to some scanner issues. That is why one side of her is lighter than the other. ☺(And why it looks so blurry..)

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

Yayy for taking pictures :)) ! Lol i guess i should have thought of scanning it. It didn't take very long to do the actual drawing but for the exact time, i'm not really sure. Also I checked out your website and i really adore your drawings. I'm just about in love with the "Angel Mutation" and "Turquoise." If i can somehow fix my tablet with some scotch tape i'll post a better quality drawing XD

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Lol, scotch tape. :P I wish I could scan mine, they would look a lot better. I think this drawing took around... 9 hours??? I hope I will see more drawings from you soon!!!

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

9HOURS? I guess that's why it's so nicely detailed and beautiful. lol i don't think i've ever done any pencil/paper drawing for very long, because i feel like i can just.. fake it a little bit.I'm also an eraser nazi :/ for every 5 pencil strokes i probably erase 30 times. Imagine all the smudges !! XD it's awful. With digi-art though, i find myself stuck in butterfly pose and hunched over for that amount of time :)

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Most of my drawings take an hour at least because I tend to 'hyper detail' everything. This one took longer because I had to find some pictures of Duo and figure out how to draw her. The hair took a while as well because I could not figure out how to draw the hair on her right side. (Unfortunately all my shading and eraser shading did not show up...) When I am drawing it doesn't seem like that long; sometimes I will start drawing and then look up and it would be three hours later. I erase a ton as well but I have a few different pencils that I use to help with the 'smudges' and 'ghost lines'. Do you use any specific pencils, pencil types or erasers?

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

Lol i definitely understand the "where does the time go?" feeling. Getting so involved into the drawing that the time FLYS. As for pencil/erasers i just use either a regular 2b ticondaroga pencil or any led pencil laying and the rectangular pentel eraser. :) (my mom is sort of anti-art (for me anyways) so my utensils are very limited)

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

My dad doesn't like anime specifically and most of the time says that my drawing is a 'waste of time'. I normally buy my own art matierials, I use a few different pencils and the 'eraser caps' or a white plastic eraser. For this picture I used: 4H, 2H, HB, 2B, 3B, 4B and 8B. I use Dixon Ticondaroga HB sometimes, but I have trouble sharpening these so I normally just use the Dixon HB or whatever other pencils my mom brings home. For the others I use Prismacolor and Daler Rowney.

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

Maybe when i get a job i can buy myself some of those, but for now, have any tricks/tips for shading and less smudges with just dixon pencil? Do led pencils work better since you said you had a hard time sharpening them (the dixon ticondaroga)?

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I hope to get a job soon, every once in a while I manage to make a little money and when I do I spend it on art supplies. I shade differently depending on the picture, but I learned a lot from Mark Crilley. He has a youtube channel were he posts all kinds of drawing tutorials, from realism to hair to shading, eyes and sooo much more. I used led pencils when I first started drawing, but I found that normal pencils work better. Some people find it easier to sharpen pencils with razors rather than sharpeners. I tried this for a while and it works well, but sometimes it can make a huge mess so I changed back to sharpeners. I may help if you keep a large bowl near by to dump the shavings in. For smudge marks keep a white plastic eraser near by and rub the edges of the drawing every once I a while. If you don't already have them you should also get 'eraser caps' the sharp edges help to detail and get rid of nasty smudge marks and stray lines in the drawing. If you have any other questions you can post them on my stream. I will be making a separate discussion for everyone to post their art work. When that is finished can you re-post your drawing there?

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Efian

Mark Crilley and also Shoo Rayner are my art-spirations. :) I love them, and thanks very much for the tips, i'm probably not getting another tablet till i can afford one myself so it's either back to mouse linearting, or paper. First i need to go back to basics and better my pencil skills. So i really appreciate your pointers. Also yes i can repload it when you do make the thread but hopefully i can put up something of better quality. The pencil with razor thing, i definitely used to do, but now i use the sharpeners with the "portable trash holder things" on them. When i need a sharper edge i remove the trash holder part and hold the sharperner like i would a (razor) blade and uh.. yeah.

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Puddleglum

This is incredible! I can't believe this is the first time I've got around to looking at this. Draw on.

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Lol, thanks Puddleglum.

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/_-C1-_

Adorable!

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank you!!! Will you be entering one?

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

Hmm, nice picture, there is only one thing missing, the name of the art piece. By the way, she looks a lot like an anime character, maybe Shakugan no Shana?

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

She is anime, but I have not heard either of the names you mentioned. She does not have a name yet so I am open to suggestions.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Dessamator

Hmm, I suggest that lady from fairy tail, the sky dragon slayer, Wendy.

Edit: So you could use a name like "Wendy Ling & Duo", as the name of the art piece.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

It looks great. I also like the rest of your designs.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank you!!!

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/mptmpt

Did you try the other idea, you know the mom, dad and little duo-owls running around?

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I haven't started on that yet, so far I have around five or six drawings and two wallpapers that I am currently in the middle of. It is on my 'to do' list though.

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Wandering.Seeker

give me your deviant art account name...hehehe

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

I no longer have a deviant art account sorry...

October 31, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/LilPeterPan

What..... An...... A-Amazing...... P-P-Picture......

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank You Annie. :)

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie_Treuse

AAAAAHHH! IT'S BEAUTIFUUUUUUUL! HUGS

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Aawww thanks for the hug. :3

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Charlie_Treuse

You are most welcome. ^^

November 1, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/eldelacarlota

Nice pic! keep doing such good work! ¡Verdaderamente excelente!

November 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Thank you!! I will, I just posted two more wallpapers on the site above. :D

November 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/evilmeow

That's awesome! :)

November 2, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth202

wow wow wow! i wish i could draw as well as you!

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Just keep practicing, I have seen many drawings that I wish I were able to draw. However istead of saying, I wish I could draw that well; I say 'I can't wait to be able to draw that well' and continue practicing. ☺

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Elizabeth202

thanks! that's really inspiring! :)

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Eirajea

Your welcome, you can contact me anytime if you want tips or references or anything else, I am always glad to help. :D

November 4, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Zaxman15

I especially like your anime drawing`s.

November 3, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/Noe010101

Es realmente hermoso, te felicito! :)

November 10, 2013

https://www.duolingo.com/BAlove

wow!!

November 10, 2013
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