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Windy today by Ciuva Windy today by Ciuva
Ironically enough, this is uploaded on the only day in weeks where there is no wind here. I bet nature was out to get me.

I needed to do a cheery pic, I wanted to do something different, and I've wanted to be able to paint anime for a long, long time. But every time the realism has taken me. Now, however, I think it's okay.

Soo... a smiley pic from me, finally, to cheer myself up and show myself that art is still fun. Some mistakes, like the thickness of the hand (hid some of it with the lineart) and so on, and the fact that it looks like she's checking whether she's got a fever, or has a headache, instead of actually holding her cap in place. Since it's soon Halloween, and I've really taken a liking to orange and black, it became a halloween portrait. Slightly rushed some of it. Everything except background and lineart made in Painter 8, with my beloved airbrush and blender tools. Lineart added with the pen tool (with pressure sensivity) in Photoshop CS2, along with the background, if I can call it that. The hair was better before the lineart, though - apparently my style for drawing hair doesn't go along well with such lineart.

I'm not gonna turn into a full-fledged anime artist, but it feels good to do some of them as well. Hope you like! :)

Edit:Damn it, the colours came out wrong again. It might be photoshop ruining them again, it tend to do that even though the preview-thing shows it fine. It's supposed to have higher contrast and be a bit darker, I'll try to fix it...
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Dannemo Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is nice and warm to look at :> and you are awsome with colors/shading too ! :bow:
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot :)
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esperali Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006
:D awww its adorable. nice job on thie piece.
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thank you very much.
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pulbern Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
awwww! the colors are just fine :glomp: I love how this makes me feel...so fuzzy inside :XD:
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thanks :) I'm very glad you like it :hug: It makes me feel fuzzy inside too, it's my "feelgood picture". =P
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pulbern Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
lol! awesome :D I also like the softness of the picture...and the shading...anD his hat and scarf...jeez...I love everything :D
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How nice :D You make me happy =P
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lillypad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
What a beautiful picture. The eye is wonderful. You have such a natural ability to do something well and make others like it even if you don't. That is talent in itself!!! ^_~
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much :hug: It was really something I needed to hear (or rather: see) now.
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lillypad Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2005
Anytime! :cuddle:
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manofmilk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005
Looks great, nice warm, happy colours and a lovely expression :)
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot - I really wanted to do a happy pic, and this coming so easily was just... great. And I'm really glad so many have liked it.
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Salvador-Almarda Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2005
Woah. You have improved sooo much since I last saw you!!! I love the hair and the colours you used ^__^
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, thank you :) I hope I have :)
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gaux-gaux Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
gorgeous! I love the skin tone! and her hair is so pretty! wow! this is great!!!
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :) And thanks a lot for the fav as well :D Very glad you like it, being in a completely different style than I use to and all...
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warpedhouse Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005
Very beautiful picture indeed...

Nice character.
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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warpedhouse Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2005
YW.... ;)
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carolinebradley Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hang on to your hat!!!
Its a lovely style! And the hair is gorgous!!!
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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Talescaper Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your style. You manage what little people do when drawing fantasy: subtlety. Fantasy is after all a state of mind and your pictures show the state of mind that is fantasy rather then bothering with that way too obvious magic and elves. This is an elf, you can see it by the way she looks, by the way she seems to move.
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much - and you have a good point there. I do love magic and elves, but there are so many ways it can be done. I think the best art is that who leaves much to the viewer's own imagination, and as you say - it is a state of mind. Whether or not I manage it myself, is for others to judge...

I am actually surprised that you saw it was an elf - it was in my mind all the time while I painted it, but I didn't include of the obvious signs of it - the pointy ears and the altered anatomy I usually do.
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Talescaper Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I like your style. You manage what little people do when drawing fantasy: subtlety. Fantasy is after all a state of mind and your pictures show the state of mind that is fantasy rather then bothering with that way too obvious magic and elves. This is an elf, you can see it by the way she looks, by the way she seems to move.
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ladyshalafae Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005   Digital Artist
it's so very very cute. i love it
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you - glad you like it :)
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xshadowx Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
I really dig the style of your work, and this is no exception. Great colors and detail in this one, well done :)
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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CalimaX Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
WOW! I'm in love with it. I think I might even put it as my wallpaper. Yes, i think i'll do that. ^^ It's so cheery and I love the style!!!! I LOVE her rosey cheeks, her hair rocks too....I could go on like this for a long time so i think i'll shut up now and let the emoticon do the talking: :+fav:
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thanks, and thanks so much for the fav - it's so nice when I try something new and people like it. Or new - it's still a portrait... :D But I was grinning all the time when I did it; mostly because of her smile and partly because I've always wanted to be able to paint in a more cartoony style and make it look good... Very glad you like it :D I know for sure it will be my own wallpaper now, just to cheer myself up every day. Considering how much I'm smiling when I look at it. Fun picture in all aspects of the word.
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CalimaX Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
wow, that's great to hear. :D
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Veganvictim Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i personally prefer your other portraits but this is so much fun - a smiley face greeted me!

i love how it looks like the hat is gonna fly off at any minute! and i can't pick out anything wrong with anything - specially the colours
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I prefer my others too, deep down, but it was great fun doing something quite different. And glad you like the colours, it still feels weird with the contrasting colours, and it feels very different from my other ones, colour-wise. Not sure it shows, though. But I guess that was partly because of the extremely saturated orange background I had in the initial background... ;)
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Veganvictim Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
nah i think the colours are fine - i like it
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good ;)
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Tre-Del Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Gorgeous work! Så livlig og fint, dette her. Ååh, så fint! *faver i veg* <3 raudt hår <3
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Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tusen takk! Og takk for faven og :) Endeleg fikk eg tegna den raudhåringen eg har hatt lyst til å tegne så lenge :D
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Tre-Del Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
Det blei eit grådig fint resultat, då. Blei litt inspirert, eg no.
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Det er bra ;)

No blei eg inspirert av at du blei inspirert... :D
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Tre-Del Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
No blei eg inspirert av at du blei inspirert av at eg blei inspirert... :D
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja, eg blei inspirert av at du... *ehem* fint, det. :D
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Tre-Del Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
ja, nok no. :D
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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kittyloveyoukitty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
This is more pretty, more hopefull than darkness of your other works, I like it so much!
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:iconciuva:
Ciuva Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much - it was so fun doing something different this time. I've avoided painting smiling people because it's so hard, but this one was really fun and easy. So there'll definitely be more of these :D
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kittyloveyoukitty Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2005
ok :) I look forward them gladly.
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