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#Team Ghosts: Chrisoleah: the Clover-Vine Ghost by eirol87 #Team Ghosts: Chrisoleah: the Clover-Vine Ghost by eirol87
maybe, it's better in FULL VIEW ^_^
Concept: Original
Character: Original
Drawn without references
Tools used:  black pen, black marker, colored pencils, colored pens, silver metallic sign pen, small amount of black oil pastel(for the rocks)  and correction fluid (for the eyes)

CHRISOLEAH: the Clover-Vine Ghost
at last, it's done after a day and a sleepless night..T-T but :)

HOW I CAME UP WITH THIS CHARACTER:

> THE STORY BEHIND:
This happened in the 1960's. She was a beautiful daughter of a very wealthy businessman who was kidnapped by a gang on her 18th birthday. She was crushed and heart-broken when she found out that her father refused to give the ransom which the gang demanded in exchange for her life (for it was equal to all the wealth he has). It was sad and unexpected, indeed... Her abductors kept her in a cabin amidst the dark woods and one night, she overheard their plans of killing her the following day. She struggled and attempted to escape. While her abductors were pursuing her, she accidentally fell off a cliff and landed on a bed of clover-vines. She was still alive after falling but she eventually died. (T_T) (*sniff). The last words she said were: "Oh, vines of life, you are nothing to me but you attempted to save me, yet my father never did..." They say her body had never been found.

The clover-vine ghost shows up every month of November both in tropical and deciduous forests where clover-vines grow. (Chrisoleah's birthday is the 28th of November). She is seen still wearing the locket on her neck given by her father as a birthday gift. 

> General Description: I thought that the clover vines should merge with her body so I drew roots all over.(yeah, those vines are part of her!)  The eyes should be super white, and yep, I used correction fluid for them. The dress should be like a formal birthday dress (since she died on her 18th  birthday) but the hem and the sleeves must be badly torn (since she pursued in the woods and fell on a cliff). There must be sparkling thingies around her, showing that the leaves are giving her "life energy." (I used silver metallic pen for these) ^^


> the Name: CHRISOLEAH (pronounced as KREE-ZO-LE-YAH, the stress is on the first syllable ^^) there is really no basis for it; it is strange but it just popped out of my head before drawing this character.
I thought it must be a name that sounds gentle, kind and mysterious. It must be unique, one that I've never heard before...^^ I'haven't checked yet if it has been used before. XD At first, i was planning to name her Cristiana, but then, I changed my mind. Anyway,for me,  Chrisoleah sounds nice...do you think so, too?

> the Term "Clover-Vine:" I'm proud to say, this is my idea. We all know that clovers aren't vines, but I just thought if one will exist as A vine, that would be fantastic! I'm sure it will be a good ornamental vine for gardens!
(You see, my mother has a beautiful garden and I grow up seeing that beautiful "gallery" of hers. Aside from this, I am very much fond of drawing leaves, and 'quite attracted to the color green. I love clovers and I've been searching for a four-leaf clover but unfortunately, I haven't found one yet. LOL! I wanted to incorporate this idea to the character. BTW, Green clover vines grow in tropical forests, while red clover vines grow in deciduos woods.
here, what I love coloring the most are the clover leaves...^^

So, there she is! ^^

this is a contest entry for the Design a Halloween Character Contest: #TeamGhosts..^^
win or lose, I would still be very happy (as I am now) that I got the chance to create this character and let the world know of her. XD I never really paid attention to contest announcements ever before (due to hectic work sched) except last month, Lol! (i'm on leave anyway!:)) contests are really exciting and for me, they are motivations to create more artworks! :) they serve as a challenges as well, so that you can improve your skills ( esp if the deadline is near, you need to work out your mind to come up with everything, draw as swiftly as possible and at the same time, being careful not to mess up the details)

have a nice day everyone! ^^


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:iconeirol87:
eirol87 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much to THE MANGA AND ANIME TEAM for conducting such a wonderful contest! :)
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andretapol Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Wow!
Congratulations!
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:iconeirol87:
eirol87 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! :)
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Virginia-Dawn Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is soooo pretty! I really love it!
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:iconeirol87:
eirol87 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! :)
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dotty99212 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
ITS SO DETAILED! i like how you left the eyes blank, it makes it kinda creepy (thats a compliment btw :) ) the storys really good too :) I LOVE the vines creeping up her legs ps. ur art style is really unique <3 LOVE I|T
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eirol87 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you very much! i really appreciate your kind words...yeah, (the story) sadly, she died but her spirit merged with the clover-vines...:D
again, arigatou gozaimasu! :)
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:icondotty99212:
dotty99212 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist
hehe 
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:iconeirol87:
eirol87 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^
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anila73 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Such detail! :O
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