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041120 akai xmas by bara-chan 041120 akai xmas by bara-chan
christmas card image for this year. [link]
i can't remember the last time i made something quite this pink...

sketched with pencil, inked and colored in painter 7, background and text done in photoshop 7. i wanted to do more with the background, but photoshop was like, "HAHA, no. RAM upgrade, plz." ;_;;

detail shots: [link] [link] [link]
original sketch: [link]
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theillustrador01 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2016  Student Digital Artist
nice work
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016
So good Horny! 
supersonic318 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2015  Student Writer
Love it
lycaonbm Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Blackwalker80 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
I love her^^
IllusionsofDreams Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
very beautiful pretty and sweet nice touch
Lewa Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, i could think about other occasions to use this kind of card. XD veryy cool... and uhm... ecchi :D
IvanPacheko Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
MY GODNESS! really amazing, i wanna do something lyk that, i see somethig strange...the left hand(maybe is my imagination)...but nice color... i love it...:noes:
JGaara Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2007
muy sexy!
Khelen Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2006
Very cute.
DeathscytheChan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2006
peripherial edema?
Digit82 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Whoa!! Sexy, pink and christmas!!! goood combination!!!!!! ;)
goodgirl-badgirl16 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2006   Writer
very pretty in pink!! I love it
blckfire539 Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
u do sucha awsum job colorin
LegendaryTiger Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
I've seen this exact pose on an old anime site I used to know. If you used a reference, you should link to it. And the site is over 6 years old, so don't say they stole it from you.

Again, sorry, but I have seen that exact pose somewhere.
bara-chan Featured By Owner May 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
i didn't use a reference, i'm not so shameless that i'm not willing to credit my sources, if there are any. probably just coincidental, as it's not an especially creative pose.
Iliuthenin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2006
Lovely :)
Laharu Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2006  Professional Artist
As much as I hate the color pink, you made it look good. I love the pose, it's really good. could you give me some tips?....(-^^-)
bara-chan Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
on what, specifically? O: poses? coloring? or...?
Laharu Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2006  Professional Artist
poses, and coloring. I'm not too great at figures(especially women)
bara-chan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
humm, i would recommend a couple of anatomy books -- one is "figure drawing for all it's worth," by andrew loomis, which is out of print, but you can find it for free online if you google it. the other is "anatomy for the artist," by sarah simblet, which has a lot of really great anatomical photos of both males and females of different races in various poses, and also drawings of the skeletal and muscular structures underneath; you can get this one from most bookstores, i think, or at least off of
also, it helps to draw from whatever references you can find -- other people around you, magazines, catalogs, yourself. don't worry too much about details, of course; what you want is to quickly sketch the poses and proportions and motion of the figures.
as for coloring, could you maybe be a little more specific? there's a lot involved on that subject XD so i'm not really sure where to start.
Laharu Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2006  Professional Artist about you look at my pictures that are in color and tell me what I could work on, and I would like to know some other things that would be use to color because I dont have on of those computer programs.
bara-chan Featured By Owner May 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
sorry for taking so long to reply >3<;;
humm...i'm not really sure what to say in relation to your older colored works, as they're colored in such a different style; it's one that i feel i don't know enough about so i can't really offer any advice on it, though i do think it looks cool :D (the ones done in pastels and such, i also like your b&w works)
the more recent one you did in markers is a really good start! unlike my first attempts with prisma markers, the colors are easy on the eyes and blended pretty well, especially on the skin.
what i would suggest is to keep a light source in mind at all times, and shade accordingly. start out with very light shades, of course, and gradually add darker colors/shadows, blending as you go (working in small areas at a time helps, since it's far easier to blend while the ink is still wet.) you may also want to try adding more contrast in certain areas, especially on any parts of the picture that are supposed to look shiny (hair, metal, eyes, etc. should all have darker, crisper shading than more matte things such as cotton clothing.)
i hope this helps O:
cherriness Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
Love her face - So beautiful!!

And I do enjoy the PINKNESS ;) Awesome!! You have a really nice sense of color in all your work...

Such detail too. Really Beautifully done!!

<33 Chels
KawaiiKunoichi Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sexy and stylized! sweet! :nod:
ThatDanKid Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
Awesome! Question about the detail shots- are those parts of the original size of the picture?
Just wondering what it's like to work with pictures that big.
bara-chan Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
almost; i still had to shrink the detail shots down a bit because they were STILL huge. XD;
Endo74 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006  Professional Filmographer
...perfection must be such a hard thing to live with... :D
dunpeal2064 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
this is a great pic. never before has pink looked so hot. awesome
SapphireCrystallian Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
This has always been one of my fav's, love it! It's so adorable and fun! ~sapphire
smokin9mirrors Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005
Hey, I hope you don't mind, but I have showcased this piece in my journal under "Great Christmassy Deviations"

You can view it here [link]

Great work. :thumbsup:
bara-chan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
neat, thank you!
bootyfulxo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2005
she's pretty
AraiGeasa Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2005  Student
I love your style and the colors you use
Hentai-Sweetie Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2005
She reminds me of a charcter I made. So I like it.
joeiepaul Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2005
Thank you for your hard work you have been featured on the Joeie's Dailys page with your wonderful work. Hopefully more people will see your great detail and artsmenship. Thank you again you may view your award on this page feel free to leave a comment upon the Dailys page.!!!
Funkinsnort Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
kinky ....great job
zionprime Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2005  Professional General Artist
Nicely done.
Meowsa-chan11 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2005  Student General Artist
THAT SO COOL, Favz, I mean I would be crazy not to lol
kidhighwind Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
Simply beautiful. Gorgeous, cute, and stylish all at the same time. (oogles-- not to mention sexy, lol)
takara13 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
how frickin cool is this!? You're so gifted with color...:thumbsup:
phayce Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
this is fantastic!
tetsuo211 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgious :) I love it.... love the colours =D
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
Nice pic! my only question is her arm why is it so plactic looking and fat....otherwise the pic is beautiful.
bara-chan Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
it's not obvious in this picture, but her character design has bandages wrapped around her wrists, under her gloves.
Shirleys-Art-Site Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
OK! Maybe I should look into this character don't know anime........
Atlantisvampir Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
onelibra Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
it's all very nice and pinlish but...what's wrong with her hand?

it's that all is very well draw but the hand just doesn't seem nice
mezzzmorized Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005   Writer
:meditation:This is wonderful!:heart::meditation:
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