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the bride on fire by martinacecilia the bride on fire by martinacecilia
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And here another Hunger Games fanart.
I did this for a sadistic exchange with :iconmordaunt: (who made me a model of the Stargate. yes, with all the symbols, yes, she insulted me. A LOT).

I had a thousands problem with this one. I spent most of the time researching bridal gowns (you've to understand I'm NOT one of those girls who like to think about what they'll be wearing at their wedding so I apparently know almost nothing and had to start from the ABC) and trying to fit the 3 different characters should be synthesized in this gown:
Katniss's own personality (since Cinna would certainly keep her in mind)
Cinna's style (very fabric-centered)
Capitol's taste (because they voted this one amongst many others).
All thinking about the black version which SHOULD look like a bird.

Honestly. It's been a puzzle and I don't think I've found the perfect solution. I've lost a bit of katniss' personality.

Watercolor on fabriano paper
(ATTENTION: I DON'T do exchanges, this is an exception as ~Mordaunt is a close friend of mine)
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:iconclovejackson:
CloveJackson Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woah. how do i describe this?
I can't. That's how. It's utterly AMAZING! Keep up the good work! :D
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mimimoseley Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! ugh. this is GORGEOUS. best yet, and you didn't even show her face. It makes me like it so much more! GREAT job!
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AkemiSpangler Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I love it! I couldn't imagine anyone doing a better job!
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:iconlentamebiusa-chan:
LentaMebiusa-chan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
She is perfect! Such it shoud be!
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:iconrubberduck4lunch:
RubberDuck4LUNCH Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
This is quite beautiful. I love the movement of the flames and the dress, your interpretation is fantastic.
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:iconlolitsmyname:
LoLItsMyName Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wondeful. I like how the weddig dress burn and we can see the mockingjay dress appears. It seems so real :)
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SnyperKitty Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012
This is beautifully done! :love: I love it, how you still have all the pearls on the dress too, and you kept the uber long sleeves, unlike some artists (no offense to them, everyone has their own interpretation)
It's really pretty! Great job!! :D

(...and I read this part...)
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:iconkatnisseverdeen4life:
katnisseverdeen4life Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
this is amazing!!!!!!! gosh, i wish i could draw like you.
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XxDBZCancucksFanxX Featured By Owner May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Katniss: Girl on fire + Peeta: Guy with bread = TOAST :iconallthethingsplz:
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:iconkatnisseverdeen4life:
katnisseverdeen4life Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
toast all the WAY!
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:iconthatslexi:
thatslexi Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful. I really, really love it *-*
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:iconletitrainletitpour:
LetitRainLetitPour Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
wow, amazing!
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:iconaeiou98:
aeiou98 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful. Just sayin.
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:iconcreationcreating:
creationcreating Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Wow 0_o
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:iconkemisu:
Kemisu Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist
This is just way too perfect!
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:iconnero-lily:
nero-lily Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Beautiful. Its simply lovely!
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:iconberries-fields:
Berries-Fields Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
O. MY. GOSH. Wow, that HAS to have some major effort. Amazing.
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:iconphotonlights:
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is awesome! I love the motion, really great job :)
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HanaJJ Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
So beautiful!! *_*
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tr1st3r Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Honestly, though you say you lost a bit of Katniss' personality, I think that's sort of okay here. In a lot of ways, that dress was the capitols dress, not Cinna's. Cinna's dress, the one he really designed for Katniss was underneath. The wedding dress itself, in my mind, was the Capitol's way of hiding Katniss' personality in a bunch of silk. Like trying to wrap her up in pretty fabric would make her less scary and less of a threat.
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avery01 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
HUNGER GAMES!! ����������❤❤❤❤ I try to be one of the biggest fans XD this drawing takes the cake for a fan art if you ask me! BTW are you team Peeta or team Gale? I'm team Gale ��
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
XD thanks!
I'm team nothing. I'm honestly too old for that.
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:icondeadcobra:
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
Lovely
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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NaxosEnoteque Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012   Traditional Artist
il movimento è bellissimo ma la cosa che mi colpisce di più è l'accostamento di colori, delicatissimo ma energico al tempo stesso. <3
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D grazie mille! :heart:
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SaturnsRevolution Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The effort you put into research shows; this looks great. :)
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D thanks!
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Felix-Felicis7 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
this is absolutely gorgeous! and remeber, the capitol ( i.e. president snow ) sent over a box full of wedding dresses that Katniss had to try on, and she didnt really like any of them as far as I can remeber. the one she ended up wearing was the one the capitol citizens voted on was the silk one. i think she remebers it being heavier than it was when she tried it on because cinna had said he needed to make adustments for the lighting.

anywa, sorry i wasted you time. my little hunger games spiel is over lmao. :p
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Yeah, that's the reason why having to choose I suppressed katniss' personality.... In that context it was obviously the least important aspect (which is horribly sad but....) Honestly I respected her by not adding a thousand of other different things a capitol bride would certainly have.

:heart: thanks for your nice comment btw!
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Felix-Felicis7 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
exactly, and I did too! when i first read catching fire, I was like wtf, why did Cinna actually put her in that dress? and then when katniss said in her thoughts how it was heavier than she remebered i knew something was up. and your welcome! :) ( atcually tbh i was happy that katniss was put in her "wedding dress" im a sucker for character's weddings :XD: )
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tarouchan Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, and really well done - I love this sort of freeze-frame of Katniss and the dress in the act of transformation. It's one of the neatest moments of the book, and I think you captured it perfectly!
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! Yes, it's one of the most powerful and visually symbolic scene of the whole serie :D (In a serie where everything is really vivid and visual comunication is a central theme)
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theOriginalKEA Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student
I have a hunch that, giving the fact that Cinna created faux fire, he also invented a sort of motion-sensitive fabric that is activated through maybe the motion of twirling itself, or speed of motion at which she moved. I lean towards the later given the fact that she would have moved cautiously while wearing the dress, and the twirling was the fastest she had moved since putting it on.
This is absolutely beautiful, and the best portrayal of Katniss in her wedding dress that I've seen :)
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martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! :glomp:
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A-Flight-of-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Remember as well that Cinna told her not to raise her arms until she twirled. That seems to have been the key factor in sparking the fire that changed her dress.
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
Or a remote control. Cinna was in the room, wasn't he?
XD I guess it really doesn't matter though. :heart:
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A-Flight-of-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Maybe, but knowing Cinna that's less likely.
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:icontheoriginalkea:
theOriginalKEA Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Student
Oh yeah..lol, duh :P
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:icona-flight-of-fantasy:
A-Flight-of-Fantasy Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
It's ok :) I have a creepy good memory.
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cherryclaires Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
that is the best of all drawings showing Katniss dress changing! its just perfect, well done !
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks!
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:iconcherryclaires:
cherryclaires Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
you´re very welcome ;D
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Mayo-Rose Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
Hello there, would you mind if I posted this on a HG fanpage on facebook?(:
I'd credit, of course.
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D as long as you credit everything's ok!
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MyladySd Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW that's the only thing i can say
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks! :hug:
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StefaniaRusso Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Wowwwww.... *muore*
E' semplicemente meravigliosoooo!!! :love:
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:iconmartinacecilia:
martinacecilia Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012  Professional General Artist
:D grazie! :heart:
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Imachipmonk Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did an AMAZINGLY BRILLIANT job!!! This is my favourite interpretation of the scene now!!!
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