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Sanctuary
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Published: June 14, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 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 -->
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: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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Christa-Kinde's avatar
A powerful scene.
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RustyDaPup|Hobbyist General Artist
This is awesome.
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CyggytheSwan|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details on this are amazing! :D
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silentclearlite|Hobbyist General Artist
simply... beautiful...
*words can't describe it*
:love:
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levenark|Student General Artist
this is amazing!her hair kind of looks like Mia's hair but its very nice^^
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Ravenous1993|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awesome ^^
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bubbi-boi's avatar
Never seen such a majestic piece of work that is Anime O.o

:star::star::star::star::star:!!
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BlazingSoul|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| 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|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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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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keiiii| 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|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| 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|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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keiiii| General Artist
:D No fancy tricks with the window, I just painted what you see.
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colordpensils|Student Digital Artist
I love all the backgrounds you draw! How do imagine all of them....?
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keiiii| 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|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|Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is featured here: [link]
:wave: :hug:
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Vel-Asunai|Professional General Artist
The thing I enjoy the most about your work is your coloring ability. It's beautiful.
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Your amazing work has been feature on my journal --> [link]
i hope you doesn't mind
:blowkiss:
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amechewer's avatar
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|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
dude i'm soo in love with this pic! <3
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