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Stockholm Pride by ElinKarlsson Stockholm Pride by ElinKarlsson
Right now Stockholm Pride is taking up the whole city!
I was supposed to dance in the big parade today, but since I have a cold I couldn't...
This became my contribution instead.
I think it's a very important thing and it brings so much joy to the city and to sweden. <3

Some days before Pride started I dreamt I coloured my hair like a rainbow, I take it as a sign. ;)

I sketched this with a graphite pen, lined with copic fine liner, coloured it with copic markers and faber-castell colouring pencils, added text and frame in photoshop.
I used a picture of myself as a reference.

Edit: I logged on to deviantart and had over 1000 messages in my inbox and thought. "Whaaaaat...? Is this one of those bugs people have been talking about?"
But it wasn't, it was a DD apparently and I became very, VERY happy and danced around the apartment for quite some time.

Thanks for all the love, both faves and comments, it's gonna take some time to reply though and I hope that's ok. ;)
And a big thanks to :iconpetrova: for suggesting this picture and to :iconastralseed: for featuring it. <3 <3 <3
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Given 2012-11-08
The suggester said: This under appreciated piece caught me not only because it's beautiful but because it has a strong message. In the background it says "I'm proud of me" and the artwork was inspired by Stockholm Pride (for LGBTQ rights). Stockholm Pride by *ElinKarlsson ( Suggested by petrova and Featured by Astralseed )
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
Beautiful work! Congratulations on the DD! :iconflowerheartplz:
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry for the late reply and thank you so much! ^^
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Angie-Pictures Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
It's my pleasure! :)
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:iconuberbomb:
uberbomb Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
nice drawn really good ... nic efor you
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! ^^
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:iconfairyqeen:
FairyQeen Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Love the vulnerability and the strong message of pride in this piece~ :love:
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, your comment made me happy! ^^ I'm sorry I'm so late at replying...
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:iconfairyqeen:
FairyQeen Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
That's okey! ^^
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:iconrikiwulf:
Rikiwulf Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful.
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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Ammeg88 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Totally awesome, I love the image and the background. Powerful art work even if you couldn't make it out for the parade at least you made others see this beautiful piece of art.
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm gad you do. yeah I wanted to have some kind of contribution. ^^
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:iconammeg88:
Ammeg88 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well it is an awe worthy contribution so well done ^^
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TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love it! I love that you're proud of where you come from and you want to celebarate it! The picture is beautiful...it's so well done~
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for such a nice comment! it made me happy! :hug:
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:iconraimoundo:
Raimoundo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Siggywiggs is taken this to seriously. Nice piece Elin
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Siggywiggs Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely, the hair looks so pretty! The anatomy looks great too, and her face is such a lovely shape :)
The multicolour hair looks great! :D
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm happy you think so! :D
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Siggywiggs Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D
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Siggywiggs Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
People should just comment on the picture, rather than debating their own opinions. The Comment section is for the artist to read, if you are going to fight over something that has nothing to do with the picture, try and do it somewhere else. You're making yourselves look arrogant and others uncomfortable and annoyed.
Just try to think about what you're writing, because it will be on here forever.
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NeonColoredRain Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love how it looks when I scroll up and down on the picture. Looks like its moving.
Congrats on the DD!
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ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D I scrolled up and down after I saw your comment and it does look like it's moving! Thanks for pointing it out! ^^
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MizMaxter Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
After reading a handful of comments regarding the message of this piece, I must really compliment you on how much controversy you've sparked with this art. And I truly believe that is what art is really for. To express your deepest passions, obsessions, fascinations, and ideals; and you've done this to a T. The fact that people are getting upset, annoyed, aggravated, and defensive is just a pure example of how discussion provoking a few strokes on canvas can be.
So no matter your true views, I really tip my hat to your incredible emotion provoking work.
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ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was really schocked when I saw some comments because for me this was just a picture for a single event that I enjoy and celabrate.
So it was really fun reading the discussions, I got a whole new perspective of the picture after this, and another view on my own motivation to why I drew this.
Thanks for you comment, you are absolutely right, that's what art is for!
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revpermin Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
It's very easy to be proud of yourself.
It's also retarded unless you've actually worked hard and achieved something.
Being proud of yourself for being yourself is nothing but stupid narcissism.
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TheExplosiveSushi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
If it was easy to be proud of yourself than people wouldn't suffer from insecurity or have low-self esteem. Don't be so rude to the artist for making something beautiful. Besides what's wrong with being proud of yourself every now and then?
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revpermin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
You shouldn't be proud of yourself.. leave that for others, concentrate on being something worth pride first...
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
really? i thought this was a rainbow dash humanized piece. either way it's a beauitful piece.
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, you are not the first one to think so! ;) Thank you!
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:iconmortalshinobi:
mortalshinobi Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
heh. figures during the pony revolution right now. :D
and welcome.
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eszk Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
absolutely beautiful.
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Cassildra Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Writer
Beautiful! Gorgeous! And such an important message. Well done. :heart:
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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Ridgeling Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Very nice! I like it!
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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ScilicetNimisVirgo Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning, and very touching!
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for thinking so!
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:iconinalullaby:
InAlullaby Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! :squee:
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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crochetamommy Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so pretty! awesome job!!
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! :D
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:iconwildergothica:
WilderGothica Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's some wild rainbow hair!
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah it is! :D Thanks for the comment!
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RoseAnDarkholm Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
awesome
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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RoseAnDarkholm Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
welcome
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Nao1967 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful image
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:iconelinkarlsson:
ElinKarlsson Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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