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Akemi by charcoalfeather Akemi by charcoalfeather
Media: watercolour and pencil

Gift for MelancholyCyborg1, whose birthday is today! Happy birthday! 

This is her character Akemi whom she is entering in OC-training this round. I envision her happy a nice holiday, enjoying the warm weather. 

I've known Akemi for quite some time now and she is a great character--she's a bookish girl who is a bit shy and has a strict, domineering businesswoman mother who is never quite satisfied with Akemi's lifestyle choices (or anything, really). Akemi has a younger sister, Akimi, whom she loves dearly. Akemi also enjoys collecting books (having a small library of her own), writing, and actually aspires to be a writer (her father, who left the family when she was young due to unreconcilable differences between himself and Akemi's mother, was a writer).

Akemi is very close with the brash, mischievious Minato and the two girls eventually become a couple. 

Akemi's outfit and background is inspired by this.

Watch how I painted this in 16 minutes (fast fowarded x4 times so it is around 4 minutes) here on YouTube!


By MelancholyCyborg1 

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Minato and Akemi by charcoalfeather  Lovers by charcoalfeather 
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lololoooooo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
I love the colours and ruffles in her dress! And that hair colouring is superb.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Eliestia Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
She looks very cute~ :giggle: And the scenario gave a plus on her: very beautiful! :heart:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Princess-Amy Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really lovely. 
I do like her dress
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Cumulusnubes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
Good
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much! Her hair was definitely the highlight of this piece. 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're so welcome! I'm so glad you liked it and that you had a good birthday, from what you've told me! :D And that this made you smile on your B-day! 

Yeah, it is funny how me and Theresa ended up doing that xD Now you have both sides of your OTP for your B-day!

I think white suits Akemi well, especially clothes that give off a rather innocent and carefree look, so that's one of the reasons I chose the dress. 
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MelancholyCyborg1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I did have a great birthday :D I had a lot of fun, both on here and in real life.

Indeed xD And you both captured each side well.

Yes, white is one of Akemi's main colours, along with blue and pink :D They give her that feminine yet not so innocent type vibe lol.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You choose really fitting colour schemes for your characters. Minato's purple and red give her a very vibrant, boisterous feel that fits with her personality, and Chizuko's blue and black and inside green shirt give her that distant feeling. Yuzuki, meanwhile, has a very "light" feel as well, due to her hair and her white outfit. 
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MelancholyCyborg1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahaha thanks :D I don't really put much thought into their colour schemes to be honest xD 
It tends to be what looks best. Glad it works!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe it's subconscious! It works really well, definitely. 
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MelancholyCyborg1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Perhaps it is! Thank you.
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
And your OC contest is finally coming to an end in a few days! :D 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! I painted the different parts of the background layer by layer, some with more water than others to avoid blending in. 
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Haha, yeah, I do upload things first on Instagram before scanning and posting stuff here, so that's probably why you do get to see stuff on IG first!

Yeah, the sea star was a good addition to make clear that she's close to the beach and add more to the summer feeling!
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pandalamaa Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome dear :la: Aah that would explain it X'D 

yeah it's a small detail but helps set the place and mood very well! :dummy:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, sometimes small details can add a lot!
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pandalamaa Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
indeed so! :la:
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh right xD ah, there are probably other things to be revealed!

Thank you!
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charcoalfeather Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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