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Aroma from Kimoku Garden

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Published: January 24, 2015
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done with 94%watercolor, 4%colored pencils, and 2%acrylic

Annnnnnd the starlights picture is done! Yaaay! It turned out a little too symmetrical.....which was almost spot on balanced which can be suuuuuper boring (at least for me), but it has some aspects that are visually interesting. The "castles" for the starlights were added after I started coloring the picture. Since they are from a different galaxy, solar system, etc, I thought I'd go with a different type of! I did a little bit of research as to Seiya, Taiki, and Yatens supposed birth flowers...which coincidentally turned out to be butterfly attracting flowers. Soooooo, I basically created a garden without having to get my hands dirty *insert joke about watercolors being colored mud here*.

Taiki's flower/castle: Lilly of the Valley
Yaten's flower/castle: Violet
Seiya's flower/castle: Larkspur

I was actually kinda surprised that Yaten's and Taiki's flowers are the way that they are (Yaten has the green dress, but gets a purple flower, and Taiki gets a white/green flower while having a purple dress). Oh well, I made it work in my own derpy universe of creativeness.

The red butterflies and Osmanthus blossoms are to reference the starlights search for Princess Kakyuu. She's close by, but still out of reach (and all that jazz). Oddly enough, Osmanthus blossoms (Kakyuu's flower) dont attract many insects or butterflies.....supposedly.  The things you learn when you research stuff. Heres my Kakyuu picture if you haven't seen it already.
Essence from Tankei by Delight046

Image size
2840x4000px 2.33 MB
Shutter Speed
10/150 second
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Jan 23, 2015, 12:40:06 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows
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sailorhinotemizu's avatar
sailorhinotemizuHobbyist General Artist
all of your work is beautiful.  just a small spelling correction, Kimoku is actually spelled Kinmoku. 
CrystalSailorMoon's avatar
CrystalSailorMoonHobbyist Artist
gorgeous, love the details
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Meztli72Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, amazing, nice story ^^
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rachelillustratesProfessional Traditional Artist
Absolutely wonderful! Lovely style and obvious devotion to the characters.
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i love this, i wish there was more art of the starlights as princesses (or perhaps noblewomen?)
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Delight046Professional General Artist
no actually. XD *lefave*
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HalowingHobbyist General Artist
So beautiful~
UniMieli's avatar
This looks gorgeous~~~

I really like how you have made background and "flower"castles!
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Osmanthus has this very... peculiar fragrance to it. It's not sweet-smelling, but it's not exactly repulsive. That could be why insects avoid them, but heck, what do I know? :P (Wiki link:…)

Btw, I'm a sucker for symbolism, so the whole "birth flowers" thing really appeals to me. Where did you get such information? :D

Anyways, this is gorgeous!
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Magical-MamaHobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely stunning! I love it! :heart:
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Ana-ArcherHobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous work, I absolutely love it!
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TarmaHartleyHobbyist Writer
Beautifully done with AMAZING colours! Lovely!


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kuroitenshi13Professional General Artist
This is beautiful! I especially like the design of the dresses!
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theNekkHobbyist General Artist
This is so pretty!
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Hello, your picture was just loaded on the Facebook page of :iconsm-makeup: 

Click here if you want to see it ^ // ^…

if you do not want, write me and will be taken away from what

have a good day :D (Big Grin)
Moon-Shadow-1985's avatar
Sweetness.  Congratulations. 

Who do you have planned next? 

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Delight046Professional General Artist
Next on the docket is.....Princess form of Galactica, and other super secret project (spoiler: it's romance themed!). I'm still trying to fill all the pages in my first watercolor sketchbook before working on newer projects. Originally I was going to have Galactica in the new sketchbook, but one project wasnt going so well, so I erased it and changed it to Galactica. XD Galactica is the 2nd to last drawing that needs to be colored in the old sketchbook, and the last drawing is a commission that got put on hold by the commissioner. :<

The super secret picture is in the new sketchbook. :)
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Looking forward to seeing the end results. 

Who's in the romance-theamed one? 

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Delight046Professional General Artist
Yep me too! Once the first watercolor journal is done, I want to do a youtube video of me turning the pages. :D

Tut-tut, you have to be patient missy! I think you'll like it. Maybe....
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