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Phantasma: Leigh Design by DjamilaKnopf Phantasma: Leigh Design by DjamilaKnopf
Happy new year! 2016 has been exciting, messy and bizarre in so many ways.
For me, it has been a challenge of finding my own style and voice. Of course, that search will never be over, but I feel like I've come a lot closer to what I'm aiming at.
When I ditched all the realistic painting and focused on linework instead, my style naturally started coming together.

Being able to work on my personal project PHANTASMA has helped so much during that process. It forced me to reflect on what I actually liked and what influenced me early on. Thanks to my supporters on Patreon, I was able to set aside a little bit of time each month to focus on my own work. I'm so grateful for that. <3

So this is Leigh, the protagonist. I figured it might be a good idea to draw these character concepts to really nail the designs and colours. I hope you like it!

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:icontakablefox:
TakableFox Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2018
I love she! And her hair is soo awesome! <3
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:icontaemart:
taemart Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
i like the style and the colors,
 the hunt of the style is really a painful and an unending hunt, iv been there it for maybe 6 or 7 years , till i reached to 2 conclusions 
1- dont try to be like someone,: and this is actually what every one of us is going through, we want to become like someone so we think that this style isnt enough 
2- perfection dosent matter, : as long you have a style that can teel your story, thin what else do wee need  ?

awesome art ^_^
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:iconlucia-elvereth:
lucia-elvereth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018   Traditional Artist
love the hair!
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:iconsamiaselene:
SamiaSelene Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2017  Student General Artist
I love this design so much! The color palette and styling really lends to her attitude.
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:iconbrandoch-daha:
Brandoch-Daha Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work.
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:icondaiger1975:
Daiger1975 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome haircut 💘
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:iconpurpleabyss:
PurpleAbyss Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Interface Designer
Cool one!
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:iconmartsuia:
Martsuia Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
why am i only good at drawing when i use references ?
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:iconhelsic:
Helsic Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous!
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:icon1993charzard:
1993Charzard Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty
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:iconbluescorpio27:
BlueScorpio27 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Very Nice
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:iconlobosuave:
LOBOsuave Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool like ice
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:icondoloreshaze99:
DoloresHaze99 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017
She's so pretty 
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:iconminhyokawaii:
Minhyokawaii Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017  Student Digital Artist
wow !
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:iconkidimaster:
KidiMaster Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2017   Digital Artist
fantastic work
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:iconart-alchemist-victor:
Nice work!
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:iconkhimi-chan:
Khimi-chan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017
This character is so gorgeous and well designed, I'm blown away <3
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:iconshonenjump3000:
ShonenJUMP3000 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2017
Amazing :D (Big Grin) 
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:iconh-a-n-h:
h-a-n-h Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Student Interface Designer
wonderful texture on the hair!
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:iconjosephcow:
Josephcow Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
cool design. I love the hair!
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:iconvammart:
vammart Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2017  Professional Artist
awesome!
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:iconblackdahlia:
blackdahlia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017  Professional General Artist
I love the color palette on this...very cool-looking design! Clap 
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:iconovorichie:
OvOrichie Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2017
Nice
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:iconbengeigerart:
BenGeigerArt Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017   General Artist
so pretty! 
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:icongurdim:
Gurdim Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2017
really interesting designs :) 
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:iconky-th:
Ky-th Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2017  Student Digital Artist
her design is fantastic, I'm instantly interested in her backstory :) I also wouldn't want to mess with her ha! <3
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:iconkevinlk92:
KevinLK92 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great character design. i love her hair
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:iconjamesturquoise:
JamesTurquoise Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Awesome art! ♥
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconmariammanga:
MariamManga Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it <3
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Student General Artist
This is such a cool design, I specially love the eyes, they look so expressive!
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's where I put the most effort in, thanks! :]
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:iconsereida-arts:
Sereida-Arts Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017  Student General Artist
you're welcome :D
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:icondragonslayerdraw:
DragonSlayerDraw Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
she is cool!
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Amazing art!!!

Birb intensifies 
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, thank you!
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:iconthe-last-phantom:
The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Welcome!!!

Attack Hug 
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:iconditkata:
ditkata Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017
She looks beautiful!
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconkachicache:
kachicache Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
Wow!
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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:iconharuka-rugi:
Haruka-rugi Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017
i've always said that i loved the design of your character. she got something different, striking. and you totally avert giving your character generic faces
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
That's a great compliment for me thank you!
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:iconvelsinte:
Velsinte Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017   Digital Artist
awesome design she looks badass
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome, that's what she's supposed to look like. :]
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:iconparlag:
Parlag Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE IT T^T
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:icondjamilaknopf:
DjamilaKnopf Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :la:
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:iconludd-y:
ludd-y Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is lovely! I feel like she represents the cold wind in the winter, it must be the use of blue here or the pale skin, awesome artwork!
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