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Comm.: Shinmunafosun by Gwendolyn12 Comm.: Shinmunafosun by Gwendolyn12
Baten Kaitos Origins OST - Shinmunafosun


Commission for jijikit:heart:

I am so happy with how this piece came out!:D Though it´s not perfect as I´d like, I really like how the colors look like and all. I think it´s not bad, being the first time I draw cherry blossoms and all.:giggle: I think I´ll try doing them again;D
I also hope it looks japanese enough.:B

Thank you so much for the support!:hug: and for my commissioners who haven´t received your pieces yet, don´t worry:) I´m working on them. I´ll try to finish them as soon as possible:meow::heart:

Thanks for looking!:blowkiss:

:bulletred: Commission me!: gwendolyn12.deviantart.com/jou… :love:
:bulletgreen: Jiji belongs to (c) jijikit: jijikit.deviantart.com/favouri…
:bulletblue: Time spent: about 35 hours
:bulletpurple: Tools:
HB pencil
0.05 and 0.1 pigment ink
Faber-Castell - Mitsubishi - Artist - Koh-I-Noor colorpencils
Faber-Castell watercolor pencils
Faber-Castell - T-Keya - Pentel watercolors
Corfix - Royal Talens (Amsterdam) acrylics
Copic -Tombow - Magic Color markers
Acrilex - Trident nankin
drawn on A3 Canson 200g/m² paper + FAQ :heart:
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First off, good job; pat yourself on the back, the color work on this piece is splendid; very pleasing to look at. The choice of colors complement each other nicely. However, this only extends to the clothing and background. When it comes to her flesh, I think that a different shading style is in order. From what I see, it appears that the shadows you used on her flesh are purely dark; a shade of grey or black. You did use a darker (tanner) shade than what you used for the basic tone, but I personally don't think it fits. The shadows cast under her jaw and on her arms and fingers don't reflect the environment around her. Perhaps something redder would do. Something to bring out the properties of her flesh.
I would also have to say that the line art for this piece could use some work to be more realistic. If you'll notice, the curve of the fingers on her hands, her elbow, and face aren't quite convincing. Also, since you're drawing a 3/4 view of her face, her right eye could be a bit more compressed to express this. Either that, or the nose could be portrayed to match the angle at which she is looking.
Her dress around the middle seems a little too rigid; probably because the lines used to portray wrinkles are a little too hard, or perhaps too defined. Perhaps try to express the wrinkles in the clothing, or most of them anyway, through color and/or lighting/shadow like you did for her sleeves. I like her sleeves. Kudos for the props too. The transparency in the umbrella must've been interesting to pull off.
You used a good choice of perspective; a good distance and angle to portray her character in. I can't tell where she is looking though, probably partially due to what I said earlier with the 3/4 perspective. I almost want her to be looking at me, the viewer, and it almost seems like she does, but then it doesn't after a few moments. It just depends on which of her eyes I focus on.
Most of the highlights I thought were well done; well placed, well blended. They reflect the property of the material they are cast upon... except her skin.
That's all I have time for. Good job, keep practicing, hope this helps.
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:iconmeztli72:
Meztli72 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, as always ^^
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! <3
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:iconmeztli72:
Meztli72 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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:iconjenny42:
Jenny42 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So pretty, this must have taken you forever!  Have you ever tried Prismacolor colored pencils  If you can do this with faber castells I can only imagine what you could do with a set of Prismacolors!
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:D
Yes, I have a set of prismacolor pencils that I use along with my other pencils. But to be honest, I still prefer Faber's, along with Mitsubishi's (the latter are the best ones out there,actually). They work better for the kind of effects I want to achieve. Prismas are amazing, but they're a bit too fragile :/
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Jenny42 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, you really know what you are doing with them!!   I use the prismas mainly to blend because removes the 'pencil' look, I could never get the refined look with colored pencils that you have mastered.   Kudos!
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks!:D
You should try combining colored pencils with other medias for that - pastels, acrylics, markers, watercolor pencils, watercolors, all work well in a way. In my opinion that's the best way of achieving a smooth look with the media. Colored pencils are hard to make work by themselves, but they can be amazing when combined with other tools :D Since I like this "perfect" kind of painting, I often use several kinds of tools to achieve such a result.
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:iconjenny42:
Jenny42 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help!
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:iconlugavi:
lugavi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Artist
is really beautiful <3
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:meow:
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:iconlugavi:
lugavi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Artist
welcome <3
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:iconmaiko-girl:
Maiko-Girl Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She is lovely!
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
indeed!:D
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:iconsilver-moonnight:
Silver-MoonNight Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your artwork is killing me. :wow:
I love the colours and the flowers! :la:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:blush: thank you!:love:
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:iconsilver-moonnight:
Silver-MoonNight Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome :love:
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:icontga-tsurugi:
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Such beautiful colors! I just love the pinks and reds. The flowers are also very pretty. I love her hairpiece and the detail in this one makes it just breathtaking!! o.o It's so interesting to see you evolve from your rainbow style. Your colors are just as vibrant, it just seems like you're starting to hone in on specific moods and it looks like it's going really well! I've always been inspired by this one: [link] but it looks to me as if you're building yourself up to out-do it. I can't wait to see more of your artwork :love: I miss talking to you!!
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:love:
yeah, I kind of grew off rainbows for a bit. I still love painting them but on specific pieces and parts, unless the whole picture is all about colors.:D
so happy that piece inspired you.:heart: itīs still one of my fav colorings- I even have it in a portrait here in my bedroom ;p

I miss talking to you too:glomp:
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:icontga-tsurugi:
TGA-Tsurugi Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
No problem at all!! Haha I now what you mean. Sometimes, some things are just more appropriate than others for a certain piece!

But it certainly did. :) I'm so glad you take pride in it as well!! :glomp:

Then let's make it a to-do to start talkin' again!! Haha!
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cality Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is gorgeous. The blossoms are beautifully done and very realistic - I especially love the ones in the foreground. Her dress is a beautiful colour, and the shading of it is amazing, particularly with all the folds. My only criticism is that the angle of the parasol looks slightly off, although the detail of it is great. :nod:

Also, I love the way the strands of her hair sort of match the thin trees in the background, and her hands are really nicely drawn - you've definitely improved a lot with them!
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:D yeah, I had to try hard at the folds.:B Iīm not very good at them.
I know.^^; I got it wrong even using reference, itīs so stupid :XD:

thatīs true, probably because I used the same markers for the trees and the hair :XD:
thanks!:la: but they are still so hard.:faint:
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:iconcality:
cality Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Haha, well, practice makes perfect! Like with drawing hands. ;) :la:
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:iconalzrith:
aLzRitH Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awh, I love the vividness of colours in here!! :love: You've improved so much, and it's very likely! :clap:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, dear!:D
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:iconanimedreams:
AnimeDreams Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
aww thats really nice ellen! <3 good work
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!:love:
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:iconrins-art:
rins-art Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist
she look so pretty~~ i love the colors~ so soft and you make great details :heart:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!:la:
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:iconarek-ogf:
Arek-OGF Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very very nice!!! Love the colours
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you so uch:love:
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:iconarek-ogf:
Arek-OGF Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome :)
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:iconnamenotrequired:
namenotrequired Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student Interface Designer
I love this :love:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
good to knowC: thanks, love<3
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:icondustbox:
Dustbox Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Fantastic colours I say :]
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!:love:
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:iconshiako-sama:
Shiako-sama Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothing but amazing!! (There's nothing more to say!!) :heart:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!:love:
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:iconshiako-sama:
Shiako-sama Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NP!
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:iconleokayla:
Leokayla Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa, this is BEAUTIFUL! She is soo pretty and this is soo bright and color, and detailed! I LOVE it! Nice work :pat:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:giggle: thatīs how I like it.;D thanks!:heart:
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:iconleokayla:
Leokayla Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes :D
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:iconnormaleeinsane:
NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty. I love all the cherry blossoms. :aww:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you!:la:
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:icontifa22:
Tifa22 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks so beautiful! :aww:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you, Tifa:love:
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:icontifa22:
Tifa22 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :3
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Minato-Kushina Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I knew that the final version would be so awesome! :D

The color palette you used is one of a kind! :love: And the cherry blossons are really cute, they make the red dress stand out even more. ^^

:+fav: One of your best pieces, make more like this! :glomp:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
haha, youīre so kind, Eleni<3
thatīs the effect I was looking for.:D

thank you, I will!:love:
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:icontajii-chan:
Tajii-chan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful :) :heart:

I love all of the little details! The details in the background are especially gorgeous :love:
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:icongwendolyn12:
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks:hug:
thatīs good.:D it took me ages to do the background:o
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