2B - NieR: Automata
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2B's design was too gorgeous for me to pass up. Since I love painting with bright colors, it was a challenge to work within her black and white color scheme. I tried to find some ways to brighten things up!
I loved this game, there is so much more to it than the eye candy, though I enjoyed that part also! ^.^

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faten12's avatar
faten12|Hobbyist Interface Designer
حلوة هاي الصورة جنن
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Gosh how incredible! Amazing job on drawing 2B! I really hope you'll draw more of her! Do your best too!
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Absolutely stunning drawing! 2B looks like you drew her based off a real-world model! Oh my God! You found the real 2B!
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ArticTheLilWolf|Student Digital Artist
I'm ded
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amazing work, i am looking forward to making this a future cosplay :)
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Your works are really wonderful, i love amazingly you drew her and outcome is great <3 Your coloring is beautiful *w*
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oh boy!  <3
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NarutoByAri|Student Digital Artist
Amazing art omg. You are so damn amazing*-* hope to see one day a karin uzumaki:Uchiha drawing. Omg i would cry😍
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ObscuroArcanum|Professional Digital Artist
This is beautifully painted, Madeleine! Definitely one of the best paintings of 2B I've seen.
I really think you should paint limited colour palettes like this more often because you've
done a truly fantastic job. The splashes of colour in the background really accent the
black and white palette of 2B. And really, who can resist a black and white colour palette
when there are so many fun things! The feathered pieces on her sleeves, the design on
her dress, the dress itself, the sword, her hair... There is so much to love! :love:
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MadeleineInk| Digital Artist
Thank you so much Kat!
I really appreciate it ^.^ I actually have been thinking of restricting my color palettes a little more as a challenge/exercise... When I do fan art, I like to be true to the characters for the most part, but I feel like it may be time to experiment some more with personal pieces. =) Thanks for your comment, hope you are doing well! <3
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ObscuroArcanum|Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome, Madeleine! <3
With original work, you would have so much more freedom to experiment with colour palettes
than with fan art obviously. You want to stay true to the characters and when they are highly
colourful, then it doesn't allow you to play with limited colours.

I think it would be a really fun challenge, and one I'd like to do too. I've only done it a couple of
times, limiting the scheme of my renders, but it was really fun and I did like the results. We should
both do this! :D Like a monthly challenge, for the art you create in that month should have a
limited palette. It doesn't even need to be "boring" by sticking to black and white, but just any
combination of two or three colours and seeing what we can come up with. :D
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Are you gonna do some "Dragonball" females?
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Bestevaer|Hobbyist General Artist
Your brush work on this is something to behold. I adore how it's less defined on places like the shoulder, and more refined on areas of detail, like her flesh. That kind of duality makes for a compelling piece filled with detail contrast that'll really catch the viewer's eye. It also shows that you have a very good understanding of what information the eye will fill in, and what information is most important. There's also the subject of your textures, especially in the dress. The way you painted her dress displays a wonderful understanding of gravity, and the taut, constricting cloth adds to the realism of the piece. I think her hair is the pinnacle of fine layered drawing. It is so beautiful, and realistic, and fine, and just glorious. I love how you've done it. I can't take my eyes off of it. It's so perfect. This work has a wonderful dissonant serenity to it. The hum of war, and crisp, crackling embers around the figure perfectly encapsulate the kind of person this figure is. It's dramatic, atmospheric, and characterizing. The whole thing. Wonderful to look at. Phenomenal job. Well done. Keep it up. :)
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MadeleineInk| Digital Artist
Lore, thank you for such a wonderful comment! 
I have been trying to work on "loosening up" with my brush strokes in some areas, instead of detailing the entire image. I want to allow areas of less importance to be more painterly. I still struggle with it a lot, but I am glad that you were able to notice some of that in this piece! Also, thank you for your comments on her hair, I think I may have enjoyed that part the most! I always love painting hair, and white hair is especially captivating for me! I really appreciate the kind words and I'm so happy you enjoyed this piece! <3
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CCRENDERS|Hobbyist Digital Artist
So beautiful! One of the best versions of her I have seen!
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KayteeCupqwake|Hobbyist Digital Artist
This turned out AH-MAZE-ING
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Vanilliae|Hobbyist Digital Artist
;0 I've always wanted to see 2B drawn from you, can't believe it came true ;;; This artwork is so phenomenal, heck, all your art is~ ^^ Your art never fails to amaze me!! <3
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MadWolf555|Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not a big fan of this character's design, not into the Nier games either. It sucks too as there's things I admire about that character's looks but things I don't like as well. I like the blindfolded samurai thing (they're always badass) but not a big fan of the bobbed haircut. Like the torso and skirt part of the dress but yuck to those puffy shoulders. Stuff like that.

This said, it's not your character, you're doing fanart. And you did a great job with that Madeleine! I really like the print you gave to the cloth on the back part, it looks like you put in a texture and a bit of shine giving it a leathery look to the dress. Really love your attention to shading and lighting details, phenomenal as always. I think her sleeves could've looked more like feathers or have more feathers but that's a minor detail IMO. The natural look of the hair blowing in the wind looks amazing!

Overall, I may not like the look of the game but think you did another fantastic character painting. :)

P.S. Would LOVE to see your artstyle with Bloodborne characters... Know you're busy, just a thought. ;)
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Dewiro|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks awesome !
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Deviljackies|Hobbyist Artist
2B always the best video game waifu ever!!!!!
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mb67|Hobbyist Photographer
This is just absolutely fantastic looking! The level of detail that you put into this is amazing! :iconluvluvplz: 
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