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Peach Sisters by Jackoburra Peach Sisters by Jackoburra
And what is this picture? Earlier this year I took part in The Tea Book project with a load of other UK artists. The book is a collection of various tea flavours interpreted into the human form - and I went for Peach Tea, because after my Hungarian experience, Peach is the new Pink B> The book is probably available in the MCM this weekend - it's scattered around various stalls I think, because there were so many artists. I've not checked with anybody yet so I'm not certain how much and where they will be on sale, just look out for this and you'll be ok :>
 The Tea Book by MagpieFreak 


This piece was unbelievably fun to work on XD I started out with just one character (the girl at the top), but there were so many aspects about peaches that I loved, I had to open it up to embrace more characters :> I have a little sketch dump of the girls somewhere, I should post it up some time :> I really enjoyed designing brand new characters and giving them new personalities and dynamics, it all felt so fresh, and an awesome break from what I was working on at the time. I'd love to see them again in a future project XD Honestly there's so much about this picture, I don't even know where to begin, so I'll just descibe the characters who are here :>

On a mission to discover the secrets of Nature’s fuzzy gem, three avid peach fans trundle through the terrains in their stylish caravan. The erudite scholar leads the way; what she doesn’t know about peaches isn’t worth knowing, but that won’t stop her from learning them anyway. Navigating the route is the culinary experimenter who can whip up a flurry of recipes and pharmaceutical benefits from the edible wonders in a flash. And atop the travelling exhibit of eccentricities snaps away the third fanatic, the audacious photographer, with her marvellous viewing gadget recording and chronicling all of the scrumptious sights discovered on the journey.
By the power of friendship, little fluffy sheep things, and their undying love for the prunus persica, the vibrant trio will bring the joys of peaches to the rest of the world!


I hope you like this piece :> It's nice to post something that isn't a Poképeep once in a while, hehe XD I'd love to have more time to work on some more art like this in the future :>

Art & characters © Katja Hammond

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PeppermintSoda Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student
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MiamoryHJ Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Artist
Oooooh! This is amazing! I love the colors so much! and peaches! and those super duper mega fluffy sheep :heart: especially the on on top! and i like they story :D I hope they discover lots of wonderful things on their journey :>
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I'm particularly proud of the colours I used in there :> Doing thumbnails and planning colour schemes, and having fun creating these characters definitely gave this piece a very strong foundation :> Definitely one of my favourite and most fun creations so far :>
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ThomClyma Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Writer
This definitely has your usualy flair for the detailed stories. Firstly, the flow and composition of this is perfect, with the peaches encroaching the sisters that gives the feeling of entering the wilderness. On top of that, the details of the cart is so beautifully done! I'd love to see you do a full mini-series of these girls exploring!
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THank you XD It took a while for me to come up with the composition, I had to go through a lot of thumbnails to figure out how to include all of the characters doing their own thing and showing off as much of their design as possible, include the caravan in there, and have everything else there, while not blotting out the environment since that was just as important as the rest of the piece XD it was difficult, but I'm glad with out it turned out in the end :> It's one of the few pictures I'm reeeeeeeally chuffed with XD It would be fun to draw the characters again some time :> It was nice to imagine just how they lived during the travels and such, it's definitely something I'd like to return to some day if I could :>
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TaciturNemo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014
I remember seeing that book. I had run out of money and was nearly out of time when I saw it though. Shame I didn't get it :(
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Ah that's no problem XD I'm sure they will be scattered around on sale at various conventions in the UK, a lot of the artists there regularly attend events :>
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ZedEdge Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional General Artist
What can one say about this, but "Gorgeous."? :aww:
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
XD Thanks! I put so much into this piece, lots and lots of thought went into the characters - probably a bit more than I actually needed to, but heck, it was so fun to imagine just how mad about peaches people could be XD And the colouring for this one was actually a success story for me which is nice XD
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ZedEdge Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sounds like the process was an adventure itself. :D
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
It totally was XD
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
aaaaawwwww~~~~ oh my god, this is supa dupa awwesooommmeeeeee~~~~ :heart:

what's program do you use :>
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THankyouu XD This was a lot of fun to work on :> just wish I could do more like this XD

I drew the lineart on paper with a mechanical pencil, and shaded on Photoshop CS6 :>
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Skunkyfly Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
you are welcome ^^
wow! that's really amazing! we hope we can to draw detail like you someday > w <
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Deadlytwins Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so freaking amazing! :iconsawbplz: :heart: so vivid and fresh and sweet that we'll need days to perfectly explain this beautiful piece! There's so much going on there!!
 The characters have TONS of expression and personality! :iconjunesplz: They're amazingly well designed and... just look at those sheeps *3* they're the sweetest thing in the world! AND THE COLORING! Such intense but warm colors... we can go on like this all day long XD

   This piece is G.L.O.R.Y.!! :+fav: revamp We absolutely fell in love with this work! Good job! Bravo! 
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww thank you XD I'm really glad you (two?) like it :D It was really fun figuring out the lives of each of the girls there, it ended up affecting the world they were in, so yep, lots of little things going on XD Wish I could draw more things like that when I can :> I'd love to post up the sketches I came up with while designing them, I really enjoyed exploring how they would work and interact with each other and - of course - how they act around peaches XD And yis, sheep XD So small and fluffy and the most adorable companions on their adventures :> I want a little plushy of them :>

Aside from the details, I'm particularly happy with how the colouring went in this one - I'm usually struggling with how it would all work out, but this time I planned ahead instead of improvising at the last minute, and I have to say it reeeeally helped @_@ too bad I keep forgetting to do it in my other pictures still XD; guess I just don't learn very quickly XD

But thank you, I'm so glad you like this piece :> it's really nice to read everything you've written XD Totally makes every line I draw worth it \o/
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Deadlytwins Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
   Yeah we're twin sisters ^w^ and we sorta make things together 'cuz it's fun (it's a way to relax ourselfs and we've been doing it since we were little girls :meow: so why not now?) yes, it sounds weird but that's what we are XD

People don't usually put effort in their comments and that's sad. There are really amazing things out there but people don't want to invest too much time in telling the artist ('cuz sooner or later you'll find this comment and read it) how they felt when looking at his/her work or what they liked about it ^_^
 
 And "I don't learn very quickly" pppfft :iconmingplz: your entire gallery says something different ^_^ You clearly put A LOT of energy when drawing, painting and composing you pics and practising IS a way of learning (you've got so much works ;v; you must've learnt A LOT from them). But please, there's no need to say "thanks": you deserve every word/comment/fav that everyone can give you because you're a GREAT artist! And you'll become a GREATER ONE through the years :heart:

Btw, forgive the grammar mistakes ;v; we're fangirling all around 'cuz we finally can comunicate with an english speaker (yeah, it may not seem the big deal but it was a pain in the a** when we were younger and NOW we have such an oportunity to use it... our english teachers'll be full of proud ;v; 'cuz we really sucked at English classes XD
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh cool :> I think it's pretty awesome to share an account XD Two of my friends works together to create pieces and they share a dA account which I've always thought was neat XD Would be really cool if I had somebody to share projects with for sure XD 

And yes, peeps hold back a lot on their comments, admittedly I'm not very vocal about things either, but when I do say something, I make sure it's totally said XD And oh definitely, I've learned a lot from the pieces I've drawn, just I don't always carry everything I learn over to the next one - I guess it's just mainly me forgetting things than not actually learning XD; Ah well, I'm trying to keep things in mind and press on to better works! \o/

And heheh XD It's great to know a second language XD it's not really a strong point of mine, so I admire anybody who can manage it :> And good luck with your future works together :>
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Greviouss Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
There so much going on here but i love the little sheep on top.
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks XD It was fun including all of the details, there was so much character I wanted to have in this piece :> And of course I wanted sheep too XD 
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Naoru Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I know a few of us are selling them (including me!!) I think the agreed price was £12~ :D Man I loved this pic so much- it was such a gorgeous and string pic I added it right at the end on purpose so everyone could finish the book on some veeery colourful and pretty pictures <3
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh I was wandering around on Saturday and saw a few copies on sale at various stalls, which was pretty cool :> I didn't see you though! I found your stall but apparently you weren't there that day XD But aww yeah :> that was a sweet touch in putting my piece at the end for a colourful finish :> I'm glad you liked it! It was a lot of fun! ... and also a lot of rushing since mine was so damn last minute, heheh XD; 
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DeadSlug Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
really impressing =)
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Woah o_o I didn't realise you were watching me XD Hello! \o/ And thank you! I'm really glad you like this piece! XD
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freakyskull516 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
DAYUM!!! 
how long did this take you!?
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Oh lordy XD; The time taken to design the characters was spread over a few days because I was thinking up ideas one step at a time, but actually drawing, composing and colouring the piece took ... just over two days with no sleep - the deadline of the piece loomed out of the darkness all of a sudden XD So this was much more intense than other pieces I've worked on in the past, haha XD
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freakyskull516 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
that my child is why i stick with hobbyist that and my wrist turns to stone apparently when i use my tablet its weird im sure its mental 
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0tacoon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Hot damn, the detail on this piece is amazing! 8O
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
AWw thank you :D I really got stuck into the world of this picture XD The characters were a load of fun to work on! Would love to draw them again some time :>
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Porkbun-comics Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow amazing detail! :wow:
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THank you! :D I really enjoyed thinking up the personalities of these characters, and in turn they helped inspire me with the rest of the world :D
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MikuNyu Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student General Artist
wow this looks so nice!! good job!
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THank you very much! :D
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blinkdreach Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
looks really beautiful! those colors are gorgeous!
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THank you very much! I love playing with colours, and I'm pretty chuffed with how this one turned out :> Usually composing colours is a bit of a struggled, but I'm really glad this worked out :>
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bubblegummachinehead Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
very colorful.
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :D I like colours :>
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bubblegummachinehead Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Well it is very nice.
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
so amazing 
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you XD
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soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
np
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Student Writer
This is a really interesting picture, and I like the backstory that goes with it. It makes it sound like a thrilling adventure! :XD:
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
THank you XD Yeah it was fun imagining what kind of adventures they'd get up to, and who would be the best with a map and stuff XD I have to say, creating them was a very fun experience :>
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Student Writer
You're welcome! I bet it was fun.
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justvrit Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful!! I love it, is so colorful and warm!! Reading the description I can't be more agree with you...you really get to express how much you enjoy creating characters because this three girls are alive for me, so dynamic, so expressive! Beautiful work :happybounce: 
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much XD I could just imagine them interacting with each other in my head as the caravan trundles through various environments - it was a shame that I wasn't able to fit everything I wanted into the picture, but I thought it would be really fun to see how things would look inside their caravan, or when they pitched camp :> I like creating dynamic pieces like this, I feel that I don't create enough of it XD;
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justvrit Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome!! Let me tell you something... you really inspired me when you answer  or comment and explain how do you feel about your characters...is always so great to read how people enjoy and love their OCs I guess that's because I enjoy a lot making OCs and their stories too!! Those girls  are so lovely Squee! 
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Jackoburra Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Heheh yeah I love reading an artist's thought process for things they work on, it's really insightful and gives me lots of ideas XD And I also love story-telling so I could just ... ramble on and on about pretty much whatever when it's related to my art haha XD And when you create a character, you're putting a little bit of yourself in there, so everything that happens to them feels personal and you're right there beside them experiencing it all XD Ahhh I love creating stuff :>
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justvrit Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
ahahah that's so amazing to reaaad!! yeah the characters always have a bit of the artist <3 
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DoubleDandE Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014   General Artist
Ooo, nice. 
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