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Kiryuu Touga by juri-senpai Kiryuu Touga by juri-senpai
DISCLAIMER
Shoujo Kakumei Utena / La Fillette Revolutionnaire
© 1997-2008 Be-PaPas, Kunihiko Ikuhara, Chiho Saito / Shogakukan, Shokaku Iinkai & TV Tokyo. No copyright infringment intended.

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Medium: Coloring Pencils
Clean-up: Adobe Photoshop 7.0

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In honor of ~les-immortelle (a.k.a. Seitokaichou's birthday, which is today. Happy birthday, Touga! *grins*

The first time that I attempted to make a portrait of a real-life Kiryuu Touga (as based on the series), it was a fluke. I hated it; it was extremely difficult to render him primarily because of the pencils' prominent red shades that are virtually impossible to erase, even with a typewriter eraser (the pencil-like eraser with a brush at one end.) For instance, if you look carefully --- in reality you need not to strain your eyes; the pitiful mistake that can be seen just beneath his right arm where the end of his hair falls --- that is one of the scars of this piece, and one of the many headaches that it gave me. I did my best to clean it up on Photoshop 7, but it ended up looking obviously horrendous.

Still, I couldn't help but be happy about it, despite its deformity. With the exception of that despicable spot, I think I got what I wanted of him. I mean the way I want him to look.

Then again, it might be that my eyesight has gotten poor. *laughs* Maybe someone ought to hit me and show me the stars?

Now, which one to work on next.... Nanami (oh my goodness... yellow hurts my eyes...) or Ruka of the mutant forelock?

*Also submitted to ~Rinbu-Revolution. Display and feature of this piece granted with full permission.


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x--KCK--x Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is incredible, my dear! Your coloring is so smooth and precise. :D
It's truly impressive that you did this all without an outline as well.

Great job! :clap: :heart:
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thank you. *smiles* I did my best. I still have a long way to go, though.

Again, thank you!
(Love the Ikkaku + Yachiru icon, by the way. ^_^ BLEACH rocks! )
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x--KCK--x Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :aww: Your effort is noticeable! :D

:dance: No problem!
(:XD: Thanks! It's one of my favorite scenes. And yes, BLEACH definitely rocks! :heart:)
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ai-no-tsubasa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You did it again. I just can say that I love it! You are amazing with that pencils!
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner May 5, 2009   Traditional Artist
Thank you ^_^. There's still a lot of improvement to be done, though.
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SailorBetch Featured By Owner May 15, 2008
Yeahh!!!! Mama like! :drool:
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
I like him too --- well, as eye candy, that is. ^_^
Thanks!
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SailorBetch Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008
LOL. As do I. No problem.
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EMOnae Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2008
Oh my god. thats amazing. i'm starting to watch the show and i am really enjoying it. plus playboy or not i love him
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
*grins* I guess that's a regular statement from Touga admirers/fans.
Thank you!
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KOW-GO-MOO Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2008
Hawtt XD
LOL Ruka of the mutant forelock? XD
That's so true XD
You friggin' rock XD
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miharuru Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
This looks beautiful beyond words. ♥
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Thank you. I'm glad my work paid off. ^_^
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thereseldavis Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like this more realistic look you've added to this :D
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Drawing an unrealistically good-looking guy in a realistic style is a lot harder. ^_^ Thank you!
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Meilinli Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2007
wooo i love it xDD!!
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2008   Traditional Artist
Everyone loves Touga, it seems. ^_^
Thanks!
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Laguzinthelake Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2006
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omg...omg...OMG...

I love your pencildrawings... your skills are amazing. Would you like to draw a pic of Shiori too? ^^
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edf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
wow,what an awsome picture! It really looks like touga, and I like how you drew him in a more realistic style!

The texture that the colorpencils give off looks great. Lovely bg.

Excelent job!

edf
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Keokat Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Great job on this one! He looks really hot.
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moondusted Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2005
Ah, beautiful Touga! (Long red hair short circuits my mind, sorry...)

Oh and there really is no need to point out the mistake! It's so minor, nobody would notice it!
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thanks. ^^ I'm very glad you think it's nice.
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gin-ookami Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2005
So well done! It makes my strong dislike for Touga melt away. And as to which one you want to do next, Ruka should be good! Or even Akio, although he isn't really in the Setokai. But anyhow, very good rendition of Touga.
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2005   Traditional Artist
Thank you! *bows and smiles* It's nice knowing that the piece actually has persuasive powers --- that Touga is likable after all. ^^0 He is quite devious in the series, after all; it sure will take everything for people to like him.

I'm still thinking of whom to draw next... now that you've mentioned it, Akio appears to be a nice prospect. Although I most definitely do not like him at all. ^^
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gin-ookami Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2005
WHAT!?! Akio is awsome! He is one of my favorite characters, second only to a two way tie between Anthy and Juri.
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Kayleen Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004
He looks beautiful (then again, when doesn't he? ^_^)

Good job!
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2004   Traditional Artist
^^ Thank you very much. I'm glad you liked it. *smiles*
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les-immortelle Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2004
Raaaaaar! XD You brought him to life now I WANT HIM! XD XD XD

Thank you so much, Rose! :hug: :rose: :hug: :rose:
I can't wait to see the acrylic one you told me about. *grins*

I'm sure it will blow me away. :devilish: :worship: :fuzzydemon:
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2004   Traditional Artist
Duh. ^_^

I'm really glad you liked it. *smiles* After all, it is meant for Seitokaichou , isn't it? It ought to be as nice as I could make it. *grins*

As for the acrylic one... it's going to take me longer than I expect it would. Work's coming up fast, and I've got to let go of my artwork if I want my paycheck fast as well. =.=
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deuxia-devonair Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really pretty! I don't know how you do it, but you give such an interesting texture with colored pencils! :faint: You might be the only artist that does Utena-fanart in a very realistic way.

The sky looks so smooth, and the hair flow is so pretty... gives a silky sensation.

The only odd point: if this is meant to be realistic, then he is just a bit too thin at his chest. I think that's the only tiny thing to point out. Other than that, it is purrrrfect. :hug:

:heart: Two thumbs up! :+fav:
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deuxia-devonair Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aaawww.. :hug: I'm happy that my comments give you a desire to draw. :heart: You are doing a wonderful job, and to be honest.. I'd LOVE to see Nanami first. :blackrose:

And you are always welcome1 I'm so glad I found you, you truly are a talented artist. :glomp:
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004   Traditional Artist
He is, isn't he? ^_^ I'll make a note on that one. Thank you for the criticism, dearie; every piece is welcome.

Oh me... your comments makes me want to draw Nanami already. Or maybe Ruka. ^^0 Thanks a lot! *hugs gently* Little and simple things make me happy.
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Reverie--- Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2004
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juri-senpai Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2004   Traditional Artist
Thanks to you my dear. *smiles*
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