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GDG vol. 4 - Douglas Fir by shoomlah GDG vol. 4 - Douglas Fir by shoomlah
(The New GDG book, Girls Drawin Girls Volume IV:
The Way Nature Made Her
, is now available for preorder!
Head over to the GDG blog to find out more and place your order.)

My pin-up piece for the next Girls Drawing Girls ( [link] ) book- we've got a plant theme this time around so I, a fan of conifers, grabbed the Douglas Fir.

I absolutely adore the National Park Service- Bryce Canyon specifically- so this project rapidly became an excuse to draw park rangers and the southwest. The choice to do it in the style of the inimitable WPA posters was an easy one- they're still some of the most compelling advertisements for the parks.

-C
(Photoshop CS5)

PRINTS AVAILABLE HERE: [link]
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:iconlatinvimes:
LatinVimes Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saw this on the Comics Alliance site, and I really like your take on the WPA style posters. A must fave.
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:iconbrandonstarr:
Brandonstarr Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
I love your colors!
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:iconheliotropal:
heliotropal Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Makes me want to get in my car and drive down there.
Awesome poster.
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:iconjuantomajok:
juantomajok Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
great colors, dude
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:iconphotoadventures:
PhotoAdventures Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Is this the only one? I would love to see more!
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:iconknightmoon:
Knightmoon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012
This is so neat! Very old poster style! I'm from around Lake Michigan and we always see the South Shore posters, and this reminds me of them a great deal! Lovely work!
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:iconcyborgjaneyre:
CyborgJanEyre Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
Love your style
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:iconzenn605:
zenn605 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2012
this is an awesome piece!!! my mother works for the forest service and I would love a print!!!
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:iconjeryn:
Jeryn Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
you make awesome posters and princesses
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:iconultrafem:
UltraFem Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
GOOD LORD, this is beautiful!
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:iconpenickart:
PENICKart Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Great piece here!
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:iconsugarpeep:
sugarpeep Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd love to see more of these being a Park girl myself!
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:icondavidaet:
davidAET Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
great color pallet wonderful layout
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:iconsevenxlives:
sevenxlives Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
looks very nice! :D
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:icontoddntheshiningsword:
ToddNTheShiningSword Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL your sig is awesome :XD:
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:iconlithium-tonic:
Lithium-Tonic Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Outstanding work!
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:iconginger-vanilla:
ginger-vanilla Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011
it was like heaven in earth... one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen 0.0

I like the old-style of the postcard :D
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:iconshapelesscreature:
ShapelessCreature Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I absolutely love this ! Thanks for sharing
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SEAT-BELT-rage Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Student General Artist
yes!! Bryce Canyon is beautiful! (: as well as Zion Canyon which I only slightly prefer over Bryce.
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:iconpocketowl:
Pocketowl Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
I saw this at Vlad the Retailer!
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh yay! I sent it in for the GDG show, so I'm glad it showed up. :)

-C
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:icondavemail42:
DaveMail42 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is lovely and oh-so-stylish. It looks like an ad from the WPA in the '30's. Very retro, very cool. :)
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:icondeadinaditchsomewere:
Deadinaditchsomewere Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This makes me wanna hike more
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:iconjayfosgitt:
JayFosgitt Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Professional Artist
This is so beautiful and inspiring!
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:iconarianod:
Arianod Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous... fir indeed :D And a lovely retro look too.
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:iconjesalynn:
Jesalynn Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011
I love this! I love the movement of the girls body and the understated magnificence of the world around her
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:iconsavannah-ervin:
Savannah-ERVIN Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional
HAHA! OMG! this is adorable! I actually work for the DOI and the Forest Service making stuff like this (without the girl, obviously) Really cute!
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, too cool! What a fun job. :D
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:iconother-liz:
other-liz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Inspiring!
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:iconforeverbeginstoday:
foreverbeginstoday Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
my family has a ranch out by bryce canyon!! sooo pretty much i love this
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I AM JEALOUS OF YOUR FAMILY. :D
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:iconforeverbeginstoday:
foreverbeginstoday Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
you should be ;) haha
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:icondainesalamin:
dainesalamin Featured By Owner May 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I LOVE this! You should totally do a series of Nat'l Parks - especially Yosemite!!
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to, honestly. :D
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:icondainesalamin:
dainesalamin Featured By Owner May 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Do it!!
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:iconrasenth:
rasenth Featured By Owner May 19, 2011
Your line quality always amazes me!!
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PoisonedHibiscus Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Bryce Canyon, and love your poster. Top notch. I wonder if you could make it a print without the park service getting uppity... or if they'd like it?
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shoomlah Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
The park service doesn't seem to be the type to get "uppity" about copyright infringement- I've sold a few prints already, though it has crossed my mind to have some of the proceeds go to the parks, just for fun. They're very close to my heart. :)
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she-sat-in-the-dark Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ah! i just started collecting those. tho i probably wont get more... i thought it was for real at first :]
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:iconkathrynmichaela:
KathrynMichaela Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
can I say, epic bandaid. seriously.
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Ha, glad you like it.
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:icondragonrider1227:
Dragonrider1227 Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
:icondatassplz::iconsaysplz: Dat... canyon
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:iconvekke:
Vekke Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
oh man the colours in this hngggg <3

I also love how you simplified the braids here haha! :D
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:iconru2563:
ru2563 Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
OOOOOooooooOOOOOO I love this, and totally agree, the WPA posters rock my socks. Are you planning on doing more?
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I might- I have a few more sexy ranger lady sketches lying around and it'd be a shame not to use them. Maybe Arches or Zion? Not quite sure yet.
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:iconru2563:
ru2563 Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
I vote zion :3 also, the north rim is t'die for
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
UNF yes. It is so breathtaking.
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Steph-Laberis Featured By Owner May 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I am friggin' blind to have not realized you're in GDG! I loved your roughs and I love how your final came out, easily one of the best in the book! I have to hack into my piece this weekend ^_^;
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:iconshoomlah:
shoomlah Featured By Owner May 8, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm SO excited for this book, it looks like it's going to be a great one. All the girls are really stepping up to the plate and banging out some amazing work. :)
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UncleScooter Featured By Owner May 4, 2011  Professional Artist
Beautiful sight, indeed! :thumbsup:;)
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