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Legacy of the Crane

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By Lyraina   |   
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© 2017 - 2020 Lyraina

The idea for this painting started as a very simple sketch of a girl, just for fun. The concept of having her surrounded by flying origami cranes was then inspired by a lovely present Yen Liao gave me - a huge box full of golden paper cranes! 

During the process for this piece, I sketched different poses for the character, made various thumbnails for color and composition and did studies to understand how the golden material reflects light. To make sure anatomy and perspective are correct, I shot photographs for reference and posed a 3D model. To achieve a nice mix of fantasy costume and realism, I researched traditional East Asian fashion, applied some artistic license and used photographs to aid the painting process.

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aweldeng's avatar
Wowww!! so beautiful art!
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!

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welcome :)
dungeonmeister's avatar
Wow. this one made my day!!
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you, happy to hear that!
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DanielaIvanovaHobbyist Digital Artist
This painting is simply epic! I'm in love with her dress. I think my friend Barosus  would also really enjoy your gallery.
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Barosus Writer
O   Freaking M G!!!!!!!  Consider my mind blown and my jaw dropped!  Thanks for the heads up, Dani.  I had thought I had already found my pic of the day till I saw this!!!!!!!! O_O  I will tag Lyraina in too so I don't have to post this comment twice.  I particularly like the flying coppery origami cranes myself.   I think the best way to sum up this picture is to quote Po, 

"There is no charge for awesomeness, or attractiveness"

OK I am officailly watching Lyraina for sure.  (oooo, Lyraina!  I like the sound of that name) 
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DanielaIvanovaHobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, glad you I hit the spot again :P
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Barosus Writer
Yup, you sure did! Thumbs Up 
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Aww thank you! Glad you like the dress :)
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Wow, beautiful composition! I also love the little details, the embroidery and design on the dress is amazing.
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thanks so much! I am glad you like it :)
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You're welcome! Is inspirational.
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AnnaRDunsterHobbyist
I love the texture on her sash.
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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Arashi-96Professional Digital Artist
Divine work!
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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This is absolutelly amazing *-*
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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KitanokataHobbyist
WOW, such fine details Wow!
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LyrainaProfessional Digital Artist
:) :) :)
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luftwaveHobbyist Digital Artist
I love the look
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