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Nocturne by zirio Nocturne by zirio
Done as a late Christmas present for ~Shikamaru-Trunks of his character Jason. As a girl because I was being silly, but I'm really happy with how pretty she came out. The gender change was mostly done so I could really play around with the outfit design, which was based off of Jason's 2004 character design and this version was heavily inspired by Ayami Kojima's Castlevania character designs.

Jase was done in red col-erase pencil on cream cardstock, inked with Copic multiliners, colored with Copic markers, and the stars were done in white gel pen. Texture and big signature added in photoshop.

Character is :iconshikamaru-trunks:'s, but heavily abused by me. :3
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AZNkung-FU Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
Hmmm, this is absolutely gorgeous XD

As for critique, I see coloring has been covered, so I'll talk about the anatomy.
The legs are lovely, very nice, no need to work on those at all in this picture, but the arms seem a tad bit short and out of proportion to the head and legs.

If you take a look at a human, the arms from fingertip to fingertip are roughly the same distance as a human from their toe to the top of their head. When the arms are resting at the side of the body the fingertips reach about a full hands length below the crotch level...

And the torso, is about the length of your hips to your knees on most people (my sister is playing the Wii so I am using her as reference XD; )

Aside from that, I am adoring the detail put into the outfit :3 lovely, I am faving this :blowkiss:
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zirio Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008
Huh, now that you mentioned it, her arms do seem a bit short. I'd never noticed it before. O:

Hmm, I need to get back to practicing my anatomy again.

But thank you! I was trying to go for something similar to Ayami Kojima's outfit designs for Castlevania. It was a fun exercise.
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AZNkung-FU Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
You're welcome |D Dun worry I have isues with arms too, they are always too long D8

And, Castlevania ♥♥♥♥
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gorachi Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
You're great with traditional media. :) However the coloring seems really cartoony and flat. You need to use a lot more cooler tones on her skin and hair to make her fit in with the background. More purples and desaturated shadows.

Also, her hair is shaded really... flatly. I don't really know how realistic you want your art to be, but her hair seems like flat plastic sheets. You need to define a lot more depth to them, and have smaller "locks" of hair.

There also doesn't seem to be a realistic light source. :O

it's a nice piece anyway though
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zirio Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2008
I think the biggest thing is I'm still learning how to use color properly. I have a hard time figuring out which colors to use to make the tones deeper. But thank you! I'm still learning the medium, but I'm starting to see the problems with being self-taught. XD;;

I realized I didn't have a proper light source until it was too late. I need to work on that too. = ~ =;;; Thank you for pointing everything out though. :3
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zacpfaff Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
hehe...justin as a gurl... ;) love it tho, the clothes are great! My only crit for this piece is that something looks funny to me about the neck, maybe a bit thivk? I'm not sure, maybe I'm just crazy

-Zac
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zirio Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008
Hmmm, could be. I didn't draw her ear or the hair that starts at the nape of the neck, so that might be the problem.
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randomsome1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008   Photographer
Interesting clothing design. (And hey, it says go for crit: Not sure about the curve to her right thigh. From here it looks like the leg itself is curved. O_O)
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zirio Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008
Hmm. I dunno, it might, but I was trying to have the curve of the muscle, and then also show the way it would bulge around the rock she's sitting on. *ponders*
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randomsome1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2008   Photographer
I dunno, j0. Sometimes real people look funny too.
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