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"Miyabi - Kaguya Hime in Moonlight" -- The 5th in my series based on the ancient Japanese tale of "Taketori Monogatari".

This is a gift to :iconzaradei: for winning the Best of Show in the RED Contest 2009. My apologies for taking three weeks to get your prize gift done. ^^ I hope you like it.

Miyabi is a Japanese word that means "grace, elegance, and refinement" in old-fashioned opulence. I thought it fits this image well, and I certainly was not going to title my piece "Kaguya Hime #5".

Over 10 hours total in Corel Painter, using Intuos 3 tablet (I know it would go faster if I just put in texture that I find somewhere, but where's the fun in that?). The Japanese floral textile design pattern in the foreground took the longest. Full view highly recommended to view all the details in textiles since this image does not shrink well at all.

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And if there's anyone masochistic enough to want to attempt coloring your own, here's the line art.

Miyabiって書くのと、雅 じゃ まったく雰囲気が違います。 
もちろん この絵のタイトルとしては、漢字の『雅』に決まってますが、そう書くと読めない人が多過ぎますし、いちいち説明するのもなんだか面倒な気がしますし・・・という訳で、英語のMiyabiとなりましたが、私自身としては 気に入ってません。
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