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Queen Rutela
By Cleo-Striden   |   Watch
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Published: September 30, 2010
© 2010 - 2019 Cleo-Striden
EDIT:

It is all done... I think. I don't know if I like the final contrast. But, how do you guys like it?
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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HuntraG94's avatar
very nice picture of Rutela
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sketchinnegro|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks amazing, great work
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Cleo-Striden's avatar
^^ THANK YOU
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Kamie-Chan's avatar
Wow this is really unique =o
Great work!
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CacaoNero's avatar
Did you use this as a reference? You obviously didn't trace so don't take it as an attack, but if you did you might want to credit *Nijuuni in your artist comment, you know. Just to be polite. : )
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Cleo-Striden's avatar
I actually didn't.

The pose is basic, and flawed even at that, but done completely by sketch as this was intended to be just that. Afterwards, the only reference I used, for both colour and the way she appears is this photo, [link] .

I don't really see where my picture is similiar to Nijuuni's other than featuring the same character and being true to the character.
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heatray's avatar
i think its VERY stylish. work to improve of course, but dont lose this... accent, if you will... its awesome.
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Cleo-Striden's avatar
Thank you so much! It is greatly appreciated <3
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linkXisXhot123's avatar
i love her music on TP! it is sooooo pretty
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Cleo-Striden's avatar
It is. She was truly one of the most amazing things about TP
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linkXisXhot123's avatar
yeah! lol she's pretty too
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Debb555's avatar
nice!
haven't seen something fanmade of this chara, so it's all that better
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Cleo-Striden's avatar
Haha, thanks <3
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Debb555's avatar
no prob at all :D
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AyameUsagi|Hobbyist General Artist
I really love the finished product! :D
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Cleo-Striden's avatar
Thank you (:
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AyameUsagi|Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome. c:
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Roonifer|Student Filmographer
Great job! I love the colors you used!
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SoraDestati's avatar
I think it looks alright. The linework looks pretty sketchy to me but thats just my biased opinion cause I really don't like sketchy lineart x_x (Though I'm a perfectionist lol ) Also I couldn't help but notice that the file, when downloaded, is HUGE. I would advise against this unless you're working on a big piece with many tiny intricate details (Such as a city scape) simply because the viewer isn't going to see it that up close most of the time, plus its not very necessary, especially on just a bust shot.

I think the coloring is looking clean but I personally would add a bit more contrast. The queen herself was pretty shiny so you might want to make more highlights and more shadows to emphasize those highlights. Also if I remember correctly the top halfof her body is more like her "skin" I guess, and here it looks more like clothing, so you might want to make it more fleshy looking, if you can. Anyways that's all I got. It looks like its off to a good start. ^^

I'm self taught as a digital artist, so I can understand how difficult it can be sometimes >.< If you have any questions feel free to ask. ^^
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Cleo-Striden's avatar
You are wonderful! <3

I am thinking about cleaning up the lineart real soon, because I don't even know if *I* like it that way. I didn't even mean for it to turn into what it is, or get as much attention as it has considering this is one of the first 5 gos at digital painting.

As for the file size, since I am still working on it is still in A4 size. Once I finish, I'm going to scale it and what not. (AKA I was lazy to do this for the WIP save :P)

As for her skin, I'm not really sure how to change that, I'm trying to learn, and this was just a go at it. I'm still looking for a lot of tips and help.

You were a big help, thank you for your time, I really appreciate it! <3
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SoraDestati's avatar
Well you might wanna downsize it now, because downsizing it later might make it look funny >.<

As for making it skin-like, just remember the differences between skin and clothing, even skin tight clothing. Skin has a different texture altogether. You could try maybe adding some freckly-scaley things, cause she was a Zora ghosty thing, right? I'm not too familar with drawing/colorings Zora's.. xD

Youre welcome. I am happy to help. :iconexciteplz:
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SoraDestati's avatar
AH. Btw. I have a skin coloring tutorial (*Forgot lol*)

[link]

It's for paint tool sai, but it still might help get the hang of things, maybe?
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PeppermintStrawberry|Student Traditional Artist
It's looking good so far. Can't wait to see the final product. :3
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