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Sanctuary by keiiii Sanctuary by keiiii
EDIT: dulled and darkened the highlights of her clothing folds. As I mentioned in the step by step thingie, The bright, super prominent folds were bugging me... It looked like her robe was made out of some kind of a super shiny material like satin... or worse, PVC. :ohnoes:

:bulletorange: Listen to the song Sanctuary by Maaya Sakamoto! Song starts at 11sec -->
[link]

:bulletorange: Step by step progress shots here! [link]

:bulletorange: The COLORS LOOK SOOO DIFFERENT from the original PSD file. No, saving it in PNG doesn't help. I'm just gonna sit here and hope you guys have the right monitor/ settings/ etc for viewing my art -- ultimately, there is so much outside of my power that affects the colors. :S

:bulletorange: My entry for this art contest [link] Please wish me luck! :eager:

:bulletorange: Painted in Adobe Photoshop CS4 from scratch as usual.
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:iconchrista-kinde:
Christa-Kinde Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012   Writer
A powerful scene.
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RustyDaPup Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.
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:iconcyggytheswan:
CyggytheSwan Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details on this are amazing! :D
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:iconsilentclearlite:
silentclearlite Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
simply... beautiful...
*words can't describe it*
:love:
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levenark Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Student General Artist
this is amazing!her hair kind of looks like Mia's hair but its very nice^^
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Ravenous1993 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome ^^
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:iconbubbi-boi:
bubbi-boi Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010
Never seen such a majestic piece of work that is Anime O.o

:star::star::star::star::star:!!
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BlazingSoul Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the colors! :meow: All your pieces seem to have a good color balance. :nod:
I thought she was a child at first but then I saw the big boobies you drew on her. xD

And Maaya Sakamoto is a nice singer too. :love:
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keiiii Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2010   General Artist
Thank you.

She's supposed to have big boobs and an innocent face, but I think I may have made her face a little too loli. XD;
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BlazingSoul Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yepp, that would be it. XD You got me a little confused there. :D
It's still nice though. :)
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einthewonderdog Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010
DID U WIN THE CONTEST???!
if not, good god, either the judge is off or there's some UNGODLY skilled artist in the competition besides you. just. ffff amazing :+favlove:
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2010   General Artist
I placed third. :D Contests aren't just about skills; it's also about capturing the characters the way the creator intended, so I can't really complain. The judge was really good about communicating what she liked about each winning piece, and how much she appreciated/ was impressed, so even though I didn't win the first place, I felt appreciated and it was cool. :aww:
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Mystelica Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this picture.
It reminds me of one of my characters in a fantasy story, which is a nun too and got raped (and some other things, that happen to her, too xD)

But exept this aspect I still do like the picture... mostly the way the sunlight shines through the window, the sky and the look on the face of the nun^^
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keiiii Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010   General Artist
:) I know how that is -- finding something that strongly reminds you of your own creation, except its creator had no prior knowledge of your character. One time I found a song that sounded like someone wrote it for one of my characters. Awesome coincidences, they are. :D
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Mystelica Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's exactly what's happened :nod:

Sometimes I find some other pictures or songs that remind me of my selfcreated characters^^
It's pretty coincidence that I found your pic on DA :aww:
Mostly I find "my pics" anywhere else on internet, but not here, so now I've got the chance to comment the work^^

Btw, how did you do the windows? It really think they're amazing and would like to try to draw some anytime too^^
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   General Artist
:D No fancy tricks with the window, I just painted what you see.
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Mystelica Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay ^^
So I've to try out myself if I ever come to paint windows like those xP
I hope I get them a little alike your windwos^^

Well, at the moment a picture with windows isn't really on top of my "to draw"-list *lol* So I've got some time to figure out how I can get them a little similar xD
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colordpensils Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I love all the backgrounds you draw! How do imagine all of them....?
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010   General Artist
It doesn't work nicely if you do the character first, then try to put a background. The trick is to imagine the character and the background at the same time.
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colordpensils Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Never thought of it that way before =/
i've always thought it's the character first, then the background or vise versa, never really both at once.
thanks for the tip, I have some good material to study XD
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FliegenLicht Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is featured here: [link]
:wave: :hug:
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Vel-Asunai Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010  Professional General Artist
The thing I enjoy the most about your work is your coloring ability. It's beautiful.
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Calaymo Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2010
Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
i hope you doesn't mind
:blowkiss:
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amechewer Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
You win the contest of being so awesome that I'm left speechless.
Me: *hands you prize*
You: Thanks... Uh-
Me:*stares at picture*
You:... Yeah...
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Forestchildling Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude i'm soo in love with this pic! <3
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PixieDragoneye Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
LOVE the lighting, it's droolworthy!!
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconpixiedragoneye:
PixieDragoneye Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome :D
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Montalve Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
really awesome image :)
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :aww:
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athena1999 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Beautiful job! I love the juxtaposition between the warm shadows and the cool sunset hues, it adds to the overall drama of the scene <333 And the stained-glass effect is love!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009   General Artist
Thank you. ^^ I kind of went back to one of my old inspirations with the color palette for this picture. He's a moe-type anime artist; I'll get a link for you when I'm back on my main computer with all my bookmarks (I'm on a family member's laptop right now), if you're interested. I used to really look up to him back in 1997-2000, and getting inspirations from him again was a nice walk down the memory lane.
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flabz Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009
Wow, the lighting is incredible! And that stein glass window looks absolutely spot on with the way the sun is shining on it! And needless to say the girl is lovely!
Beautiful pic <3
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keiiii Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :D
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009
You're featured in my journal [link]
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009   General Artist
Thank you! :w00t:
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Hera-of-Stockholm Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2009
Welcome :iconshhilja:
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WeCouldBeHeros Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009  Student Writer
very nice! i love the setting sun through her hair its great ^^!
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :)
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doofassi Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009
Uh, I got caught looking at the window frame thingy design and it's coloring that I hardly noticed the girl...
Very beautiful work.
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :)
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graveyardofdreams Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009
Really beautiful!
the lighting, expression and coloring looks badass!
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :)
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bluepinkredSerenity Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
absolutely gorgeous <3

The light and shadows looks amazing.
So much beautiful detail, love the light shinning though her hair.
Her face really draws you in, So pretty.
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :heart:
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LynntheHylian Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2009
I love looking at her hair in the sunlight.. It looks so pretty~!

Nice work!
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   General Artist
Thank you :D
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:iconmanagodess:
Managodess Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks amazing, I really love the expression and her eyes and hair =)
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2009   General Artist
Thank you ^^
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Managodess Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^^
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