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January is the second installment of what will end up being a calendar of gals. I got such an overwhelmingly positive response to 'December' that I decided to make a calendar of portraits. Each month will somehow fit that month. So, much like December was a girl playing in the freshly fallen snow, January is all about curling up beside a warm fire. Because, by January, the novelty of the snow has worn off and all you want to do is be warm again.

Or maybe you’re like me, and you like the winter specifically because of how wonderful it feels to warm up by a fire. Or curl up in a nice, fuzzy blanket. With a cup of coffee or tea or hot chocolate by your side, of course. The blues and reds in this painting are all about this juxtaposition of cold and warmth.

Painted in Photoshop with a Wacom Cintiq tablet. There'll be a tutorial and time lapse of this available within the next few days.

Hope everyone is doing well, and as always, thanks in advance for any favs and comments! 

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X-azier Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2017
The lighting here is amazing! Love that contrast with the window and fireplace~
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you liked it :)
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:iconxorsama:
Xorsama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
them detaails lol
epic bro huehue
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! So glad you liked her :)
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:iconxorsama:
Xorsama Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
hehe np^^
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SeiKoCN Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:heart:

Thank you!
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:iconartisculouscupcakes:
ArtisculousCupcakes Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work with the lighting!
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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SeiKoCN Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconzaniewolfie:
ZanieWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Fantastic painting. The detail and colours are amazing, love it. Amazing work.
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:happybounce: So glad you like it, thanks so much for the kind words!
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:iconzaniewolfie:
ZanieWolfie Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2017  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
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Lugia20711 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Writer
Heart 
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: right back atcha :)
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:iconsunnyschaefchen:
SunnySchaefchen Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Wow, what a beautiful picture! Have really have an eye for details!
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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:iconkarumaa:
Karumaa Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017
How magnificent! :heart:
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, so glad you liked her!
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:iconkarumaa:
Karumaa Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017
You are welcome :nod:
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:iconbranka-johnlockian:
Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work :clap:
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much, Branka! Glad you like her :)
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:iconbranka-johnlockian:
Branka-Johnlockian Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Most welcome :hug:
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:iconhera-of-stockholm:
Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Wonderful work with light and colours!
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
So glad to hear you think so! This was a bit of an experimentation with them, so happy to hear it turned out well :)

Thanks!
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
Keep doing it! :w00t:
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:iconblackisalovelycolor:
BlackIsAlovelyColor Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Very nice, love your art Animation sm Have a Nice Day 1 
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
:heart: Thank you!
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:iconjief-r:
JieF-R Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Very, very, nice  Thumbs Up  and beautiful :happybounce: 
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! :happybounce:
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:iconrobmitchem:
RobMitchem Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow that's geat! 
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Rob! Glad you liked her :)
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
amazing
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks much! :D
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charmedangel61 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
yvw
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Cptnmeringutange Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is a massive book... Sorry, awesome painting but yeesh, what's she reading? All part of the mystery...
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hah, you're right! I guess I was thinking of a picture book type of thing initially, or a book of fairy tales. Something for kids. Then I just put words on it, so it DOES seem a bit confusing and you definitely have a point.  :)
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MyrielLachance Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That's such a nice picture! And the background with the fireplace and the hot tea/coffee/hot chocolate just makes me feel comfortable and cozy. Just perfect, especially because January is my month :D Well done!
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I'm so glad you like it, since January is your month... wouldn't want to let you January-ers down. :D

Comfort is what I was going for! Glad to hear it translated well into that for you, too!
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MyrielLachance Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww you're most welcome :D And don't worry ;P It takes much to let me as a January-er down XD

Well you did it just perfect! I think it takes a lot to show a feeling that everyone takes the same.
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Jaggerwolf08 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017
Beautiful colours
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Yellyy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist
Considering the first snow only came in January at my place, December would probably fit me at least the beginning of January more. But by now I certainly prefer staying in the warm again, haha.

She is very beautiful and the fireplace makes it look super comfy.
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
So glad to hear it! Comfort is exactly what I was going for.

Yeah, I think the novelty of snow wears off pretty quickly for most, even if it starts AND ends in January... especially if they have to shovel it. :)
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Yellyy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist
That's great then.

Right, haha. And if wears off even easier if you have a car and have to drive to work with it in the morning. 
Those poor people that have to do this.
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slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
So true!
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:iconcarlosae:
CarlosAE Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Very neat! :)
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:iconslshimerdla:
slshimerdla Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, Carlos! :D
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CarlosAE Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course! ^^
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