annaluci's avatar

Geisha

By annaluci
636 Favourites
28 Comments
2K Views
Hello everyone!

This is my latest work. I used as reference a photograph made by Thomasadhinugroho
It takes near 6 hours and half. 

The real difficulty in this work is that there are a very few shadows that defines the elements of her face but I think they pop up nicely so I can say I'm very satisfied!
Hey! This is the first work of 2016! I think is a lovely start!

As always it was made with photoshop on my beloved Cintiq!
IMAGE DETAILS
Image size
4285x4824px 4.77 MB
Published:
© 2016 - 2020 annaluci
Comments28
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In
Zoroku's avatar
ZorokuStudent Traditional Artist
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
:star::star::star::star::star: Impact

The lovely Geisha in the drawing give me a sense that her passion is to be elegant and beautiful. I feel the drawing is trying to capture her beauty and make it a story about her, though the vibe is trying to tell me more about her. The dark is trying to respective the dark history of her past, and the light also respect the struggles to get the luxury she disparately fight for, combining those into the while of the individual. Though she seem to be mysterious, trying the hide the pain from others, because she wanted to heal others pain so that she will never be hurt a lot. I was wondering if that is the reason why she become a hostess...? Though, it may not be what I am reading, since it may be different story. Maybe she isn't hurt after wall, maybe she is fine and living her life without a misery past, though who knows...

Anyway... let talk about the drawing, the proportion is nicely done, the composition is driving my eyes in a diagonal motion, though the highest contrast at all is her lovely eyes. I like how you manipulate the value and mark marking into something to show the drawing a midnight effect. I really do love how you draw it without lines appearing. Still, I wonder about the Geisha's story or even does she have the story. I was wondering why the drawing is giving me that sense of view, still... I really love the drawing and I give you.
A+
:3
SueJO's avatar
SueJOProfessional Writer
Gorgeous work.
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you!
SueJO's avatar
SueJOProfessional Writer
Zoroku's avatar
ZorokuStudent Traditional Artist
This drawing capture the beauty of the Geisha nature, it me a since of 1920s glimmer. Do you mind if I can critique you or not? :O
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! of course you could! I will truly appreciate it!
Zoroku's avatar
ZorokuStudent Traditional Artist
Okay, I will. I also hope you can respond back and let me know if the critiquing was respect or not. :O
WhIppIng-b0y's avatar
WhIppIng-b0yHobbyist
cool
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Ilovefallingcows25's avatar
Ilovefallingcows25Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
AngelinaGarbo's avatar
AngelinaGarboHobbyist Photographer
nice
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
katamariluv's avatar
katamariluvHobbyist General Artist
Ooh, she looks so very lovely! :#1:
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
katamariluv's avatar
katamariluvHobbyist General Artist
You are very much welcome, sweet friend.
Kiddy4ever's avatar
Kiddy4everStudent General Artist
she's so beautiful~Swoon~ 
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
Kiddy4ever's avatar
Kiddy4everStudent General Artist
Welcome ~
Seashaa's avatar
SeashaaHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my gosh, she is so pretty! The shading is done very well. 
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! It was a real challenge to make the elements of her face pop up because there are a very few shadows!
Seashaa's avatar
SeashaaHobbyist Digital Artist
And you did so well to!! c:
annaluci's avatar
annaluciHobbyist Traditional Artist
Llama Emoji-02 (Blush) [V1] 
i-tama's avatar
i-tamaHobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous drawing! And it looks great in grayscale. I love geishas. :)
anonymous's avatar
Join the community to add your comment. Already a deviant? Log In