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Naomi: Snowy Day by KayinNasaki Naomi: Snowy Day by KayinNasaki
I wanted to do a quick little profile drawing of Naomi in a window, in casual clothing. "Quick" soon became "Weeks" as I decided to add details, like a stone arch window frame, or the bookshelf or the background.

I tried to work in as much little detail as I could. I wanted to make a 'scene' more so than a portrait and I'm pretty happy with the results. I wish I could have done certain things better, but I think when working on a large project, that's unavoidable. Also tried to work in tiny little setting related stuf, but nothing too overt.

I'm pretty happy with it
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theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
That background came out fantastic! Seriously good work.
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2014
Aw thank you! It only took fooooreeeever ;_; Definitely the longest thing I've drawn.
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theBATCLAM Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I can definitely believe that, haha. Well worth it though it came out fantastic.
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PickleStork Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Judging by her attire, it appears this storyline takes place in the present day or future.  What century does your story take place in?  I've gotten curious about it.  Nice composition, Kayin!
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Thanks!

The game takes place in "413 NE" which is at least that far into the future. I could boring-RP-nerd the details of how all the anachronistic stuff came to be, but the short if it is a large part of the world had to go without modern technology for a long time, and a certain kind of culture re-modernization is happening in many areas.
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PickleStork Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Ah, so they still have the means to manufacture modern clothing and they have electricity and stuff?  But they don't have infrastructure or a modern economy or enough resources or knowledge to live in a totally modern society?  

Full disclosure.  I'm asking because I'm making FAN ART!!  A friend of mine turned me on to your game and it tugs at my affections for castlevania.  Can't wait to see the finished product.
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Oh god does this have to do with the tumblr stuff oh god fanart aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa thats kinda awkward~

To give the overly nerdy details:

The force around the earth that gives access to magic would behave poorly with many types of technology (most things electronic, and oddly specific things, like most guns or combustion engines). So modern technology only really continued to exist in various magic deadzones, while most of the world just tried to make due (though they could still import certain things like materials). At this point, two things are happening. The influence on technology from a latent magical force is decreasing (and behaving differently in different places) and places with large concentrations of people further decrease this effect. So it's quite normal to have somewhat modern living inside many cities and large towns. Of course when traveling beyond that, things change and it's important to still be able to hit something in the head a lot with a sword.

And this is how you end up with knights listening iPods when they're not home.

Anyways despite the fact that this is all sorts of awkward, thanks for all the nice words.
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PickleStork Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I'm unfamiliar with anything on tumblr you might be alluding to.  And I don't mean to be...awkward?  I didn't know making fanart was awkward.  I mean, it's not like...EROTIC fanart or anything!
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Eh, whatever. I might have had some spats with you too but I'm not going to hold any feelings I have against Keith against you. But yeah, still can't help feeling a little awkward about it.
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PickleStork Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
I see.  Well if it makes you uncomfortable I'll stop.  It's early enough in the process.  Sorry to bug you.  Good luck finishing Brave Earth
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
You can do whatever you want.  Like I said, I don't wanna hold anything against you, I'm just being honest. You've be polite and nice. I'm not going to tell you to fuck off due to some associative guilt or tell you what you can or can't draw. But you probably shouldn't be doing anything for me. If you're doing it for your self, hey whatever. If you want to just avoid this whole thing, that's cool too and I'll wish you luck back on Auro.
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Ky-Ann Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're probably sick of this by now, but the first thing I thought of when I saw the Apple was... "YES! KILL IT! KILL THE EVIL THING!"

But anyways, I can't seem to stop staring at the bricks and the books (Really nice detail, easy on the eyes) , interestingly enough, I almost don't look at the girl at all. xD

On a side note - The frame of the window is going straight across, but going by the perspective of the bricks, shouldn't they be slanted? Of course, I only noticed that after eyeing every inch of the pictures, so it's not really worth worrying about.

It's a really good job. ;D
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Naomi's favorite food group is fruit and of it, Apples are her favorite. I'm not sure if I originally did that as an IWBTG joke, but it certainly stuck.

As for the perspective... There are two models of projection. Orthographic and Perspective. I did the piece Orthographically because it's way easier and I didn't plan well at the beginning (at the first the backdrop was going to be straight on but it didn't jive with Naomi's poster well). Orthographic is far more 'straight on' and simple, but leads to the twisty weirdness this picture has if you look at it too long. I was thinking about, once I was finished, perspective skewing the whole piece (sans Naomi) but it made the composition weaker and seemed like it drew more attention to the problem. So yeah, I took the gamble that said "most people won't notice". :)

In retrospect I could done a more... fishy perspective where you saw the inside of the whole brick wall, but that's only in retrospect. In the future I'll probably pay much better attention to making proper guides and setting up vanishing points or even modeling the base scene in 3d before tracing it.

Anyways, thank you very much! I'm glad you found the picture worth digging through! I'd be sad if I worked in a lot of little touches, only to have them be ignored!
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DVD-1-ONE Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The level of detail here is amazing.
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thanks! Also makes me super appreciate some of the superiorly done scenes I see other artists do even more. I always knew they were hard, but now I have a better sense of scope.
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Lancer873 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Really amazing work here! I kind of wish you had done the walls beside the window, since it feels like the one blank thing in an amazingly detailed picture, but I suppose you had to stop somewhere. Everything from the books to the trees is so well detailed and so beautifully done. ^^
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thank you!

I was considering doing the walls for awhile, but I don't think I could have made it work right, composition ally. One thing I was considering but sorta forgot was doing the like 'unfinished drawing' effect around the edges, but looking at this now, I don't think that would work.
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PsychoAndy Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
That's good work, sir. Very clean. Very polished.
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thanks a lot, Andy! Glad the time I put into it paid off.
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Stushcinta Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Jeez, this is so amazing, Keep up the good work!
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Aw thank you very much, Stush!
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VioletLinked Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Also, Quick question, do you use a tablet and what software do you use?
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
I use a tablet laptop. I had a Toshiba m200 that I just replaced with an m700 halfway through this picture. For this picture I primarily used SAI, but I also used Illustrator and at some points, photoshop (Better resizing and perspective stuff, plus color correction).
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VioletLinked Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That book hidden in the bookshelf... Fifty Shades of Gray? Really?
Anyhow, Wonderful work. Very inspiring I must say. The attention to detail is insane.
Keep making wonderful things!
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Hahaha yeah I figured that'd be a funny thing to sneak in there. I mostly stuck with stuff I figured would be timeless enough to survive into the future, but that made a perfect little gag that might be slightly in character too.
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Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty awesome! I love the attention to detail, especially all the books! :D
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KayinNasaki Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thanks! It took me awhile to even figure out what to even PUT on the shelf, though figuring it out was a lot of fun.
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Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D You're welcome. :D
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