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Pull My Heart Strings by vanillascream Pull My Heart Strings by vanillascream
EDIT: Made quite a few edits, I'm hoping they aren't SUPER noticeable. Hoping it's more subconscious. :D


This is the digital version of:

Wow this took quiet a long time to do! I started this basically a couple days after the contest was announced.

I did the traditional version...realized it wasn't going to work with my ideas...finished the traditional version...then started on this gem and finished just moments ago! :)

I Looked at many eyebrows, bought cans and bottles of Dr. Pepper, and let random inspiration hit me! (Did some flowers from memory...they are very simple, but still alright :) )

:iconapofiss: 's bubble tutorial helped me loads :)
view that here: [link]

Other than that I would like to feature some people :D
These artists are amazing, and continually inspire me. I didn't use/reference any of their work. But whenever I would feel down or start lagging on my process I would visit their galleries and my stamina would be instantly restored :)

:iconribbonheart: :iconkimmymanga: :iconraezyn101: :iconxxtokyogirlxx: :iconfirstfear: :iconprettylilly:

Deffinately check them out if you have time!
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:iconpinkaila:
Pinkaila Featured By Owner Edited Jan 28, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, love the coloring here *u* so sharp and pop-arty :'D she has such a gorgeous face too, lovely work <333
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OlchaS Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   General Artist
Lovely doneLove 
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PixoChaos Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing! This looks nice and cool! I would never think about such an idea! Good work!
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glitterstuddedheart Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
This piece is stunning, i love the detail you put in the hair and eyes! Great job :)
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Unique-Brushstrokes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this :3 Especially the eyes :giggle: And those bubble, I can never do transparent things...
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive flow and composition.
That's very beautiful piece.
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Plush-Fiend Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
Gorgeous work! The Dr. Pepper transforming into her hair is an awesome idea. Also the colours and design have a great Pop Art vibe (no pun intended)!
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seaghostss Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Student
Wow, great job love!
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Valera8 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
Love the colors, Good Job!
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Zusmala24 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice! :O
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SkySunnymQ Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
cool~!:D
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Abbyanna Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nicely done! :) Really nice placement of the flowers and bubbles with the flow of the hair.
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thesketch-artist Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
...staring into my soul..


haha i LOVE this! it really says "mural" on it
i just HOPE mine will look this good!
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You so much :D

Good luck with your entry!
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NatariSaru Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is an extremely beautiful masterpiece, it looks very much like a mural. The fact that the Dr. Pepper is part of the girl's hair makes the piece very symbolic, and definitely would make a convincing ad. Just wondering, what programs/tools did you use to complete this picture?
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much,

I used photoshop cs5, wacom bamboo large tablet. Just used the lasso tool, eyedropper, basic hard brushes, smudge tool, and eraser.
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wabi777 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
wow, this is truly amazing! I like the textures and the contrast of color and the detail . The two things that really catch my eye are 1) the texture of the can , the shading and texture make it look like it's actual aluminum. (2) the textures!!!! there are so many textures there, it looks amazing! FAVS!
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:o thank you! I'm glad it's not convoluted or straining on the eyes :D
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wabi777 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Student General Artist
:) You're welcome :) don't worry it's not convoluted or straining on the eyes :)
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Theillst Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
The textuer of the bubbles is amazing!
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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chibipenguin14 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this is great!
i especially love the eyes and values of the face.

this is an amazing concept; it's so cool how you made the dr pepper become her hair!

if anything, the only thing i would add would be more values in the hair to make it look more 3D.

your hard work really paid off!

one last thing to add.....the bubbles are awesome!
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!

And that's a wonderful suggestion :D

I may not be able to do much, because of how I have my layers set up. But I shall try :D
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chibipenguin14 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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ReplacingAverage Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow... i wish my hair was made of dr pepper
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha thank you :D
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ParadoxShadows Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful! Complex yet simple! Love it!
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconawwwplz:
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ParadoxShadows Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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Greencore Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Love this out of all the entries :la:
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:faint: Thank you!


I've been too scared to look at other entries. So I'm thrilled my entry isn't terrible in comparison to the others :D
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Tacenda Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I really like this! It's simple, yet beautiful, and I adore the bubbles!
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:glomp:
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HighClouds Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god this must've taken AGES.

Very interesting concept you got dar with the Soda kinda of mixing up with the hair 83

Those bubbles kind of surprised me I must say, as they look very realistic. You've really dedicated yourself to this piece didn't you :noes:

So many details, so much content :la:
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
(i love your icon)

Thank you, the whole process took 3-4weeks? But that's including doing the traditional one as well.
So this probably only took a week?

So in hours, probably, 15-20..for the digital.

:D I'm glad my effort shows through! My main problem with my art is that I have no patience.

I'm glad I took my time on this, it seems to have paid off
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HighClouds Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! 8'D

Oh I'm like that too! I tend to rush things >w< Sometimes I take ages to finish something because I'm trying to be patient and cautious so I keep taking breaks XD

it certainly has payed off! >3

You're very welcome! :la:
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Lorelailah Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
This is a really beautiful piece. The colors are vibrant and joyful which really supports the "advertising" theme in it. The hair is my favorite part (I'd kill to have hair like that) and the bubbles are a great touch. :)
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for your wonderful comment!

I'm glad it gives off an "advertisement" vibe :D
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DarkJoka1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
sexeh look at a commercial!
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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ErinKerr Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh wow...gorgeous. Seeing this makes me want to say a great big "YUM!" I love the bright vibrant colours here...hmmm, now I have to go out and get me some Dr. Pepper. XD
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:dance: Success! Yay, thank you :D
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ErinKerr Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
:love:
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Tainted-Halos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
Wow! Wow! I like.
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconloveloveplz:

Thank you
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stevepr56 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent on all on all levels, the colours are magnificently vibrant, the shadow of the hair on the girls face is just right and not over the top, the can is extremely well done, the bubbles appear so real and the girls face is perfect, if I was the owner of Dr Pepper I would have this plastered all over the world.
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconcblushplz:

What sweet thoughtful words! Thank you so much :D
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stevepr56 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You're most welcome my dear, btw I love your avatar it's very cute, tell me is it based on your sweet self?
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vanillascream Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconembarrasedplz:
It is indeed

I would like to upload a self portrait of myself someday. I feel as though it would help people connect with me better (putting a face to the name, instead of being an invisible internet person).

But alas I am not very photogenic :D
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stevepr56 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
You've seen my mug shot, no one can look as bad as me.
:rofl:
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