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June 30, 2012
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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!:… :love:
:bulletgreen: Jiji belongs to (c) jijikit:…
: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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Meztli72 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, as always ^^
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! <3
Meztli72 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome! :aww:
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!
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 :/
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!
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
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.
Jenny42 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the help!
lugavi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   Artist
is really beautiful <3
Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you:meow:
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