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[COMM] Alisha crossover by May-May-Meow [COMM] Alisha crossover by May-May-Meow
commission for :iconblackrabbit113: ^^ he requested Alisha from Tales of Zestiria in the clothes of Jean d'Arc from Fate Grand Order ^^
he provided most of the references for me to use, including pose, outfit variation. I was however free to omit the headpiece after seeing that in this canvas size Alisha's face wouldn't be as recognizable with stuff hanging around her head also ^^;



feel free to check out my commission journal ^^


watercolors and ink (diluted)
size: 20x30cm
photographed, color corrected digitally



references for the crossover:
JP 1323 Alisha by May-May-Meow  10788f75d97b4491a4448601a6e6639e by May-May-Meow 



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:icontheotakugirl148:
Wow, as in wow, you really did a great job on this one. I loved how you draw the proportion of the body in a very intricate way. I like the clothing design, my goodness, because of that part, this made your artwork more beautiful and awesome. The details of the hair and face parts, wow, beautiful. I like how you did the shiny effects on the hair. The shading and lighting goes well too, you did a pretty great job on that one and lastly the flag looks awesome. All in all you did a great job and I hope this made your day!
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:iconkuro-mono:
First off, it's a well done watercolor piece of which I assume you have shown great effort in shading and the general details such as the hair and armor. The color choice is very fitting to what you was trying achieve and you blended them very nicely, especially the white highlight being put at the right places which give the viewers a sense of where the light source.
With that aside, I hope can also give you a few pointers for you to consider. The flag she's holding have a nice flow-y curves therefore I think it would be better if you can apply similar flowing quality to her drape. You've got a nice pose going however it still seems a bit stiff and straight bust up and down her legs. But they are all the things that you can totally improve with time and practices.
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:iconhazelrose3637:
HazelRose3637 Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Good job!
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:iconcraftsbyblue:
craftsbyblue Featured By Owner Edited Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter

Hi from ProjectComment! I'm commenting as part of the Everything Must Go contest (again xD!).

The moment I saw this drawing, I knew that this was your's! :love: You have a distinctive style that looks very elegant and painting-like, and I'm glad that you're showcasing this piece on your profile ;).

I really love the bluish/purple, gold, and silver theme you have here, and how skillfully you've blended and complemented the different colors :nod:. I think you painted the metal highlights and the highlights in Alisha's hair very beautifully, and also how consistent your highlights/shadows are overall; from them, I can tell the location of the light source. Excellent work!

Without knowing much about the character, I would guess that Alisha either comes from a royal background or has a high status in the army (like a general), as purple and gold are colors often associated with royalty. From the large flag and her serious, determined expression, I also get the impression that she is carrying a heavy burden/responsibility, and possibly trying to avoid a confrontation as she's supporting the flag with both hands, making it impossible for her to draw her sword quickly. Lastly, I think that the outfit changes you made are really nice; as the ornate neck and headpiece look too decorative for the mood of this piece. 

While the empty space around Alisha allows the viewer to focus entirely on her, I think that the impact of this piece would be bigger if there was something extra in the background. It doesn't have to be a fight or other people, even something like ash against a reddish sky (just to throw an example out) or embers floating around her would help give your audience some context. Personally, I like fan art where it looks like the character is interacting with someone/something, even if they are off-frame (pointing their weapon at someone, glaring at someone, watching out for danger, etc.), giving that kind of impression can make your piece even more engaging :nod:.

I hope this helps, and keep up the excellent work ;)!

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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that's the biggest compliment: to have your style be recognizable :la:
thank you!

it's amazing how much you are able to correctly predict from this picture alone! Alisha is exactly all that :love: she is indeed a princess, but so low in the throne succession that she works as a diplomat and soldier. And it gives her a lot of trouble too because she has some very unpopular opinions and goals but she carries through with them ^^ and indeed, all in the name of peace and negociations ^^
(I'm seriously floored you read her so well :huggle: )

ohhhhh----I like that background idea! see, I can never think of stuff like that >< it's my goal for 2018 though to learn it :la:
I think I'll experiment with going back to this pic and adding it ^^
thank you so much again :meow:
looking forward to your next art piece ^^
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Gi1t Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
That's certainly a fitting looks for her. Good job on the flag. :)
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Keep thinking I could have shaded it a bit more ^^;
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Gi1t Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017
The metal benefits the most from high contrast. When I see realistic lighting on armor it's often surprising just how bright the highlights are. It seems to look better when the contrast is pretty extreme. :)
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
High contrast is the thing that makes metal ^^
It doesn't even have a base color so to speak ;)
(When I draw at least ^^; )
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pandalamaa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
aaah this really is stunning! You're so great at drawing and colouring armour too! :la: remind me that I will bomb you with a commission with a character with armour next time! X'D
But really this is so gorgeous! Beautiful work on this! 
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
^^ thank you so much :3
Yeah metal is pretty hard to draw ^^;

Commissions are back up in February ;) you know what I'll be busy with in January :la:
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:iconpandalamaa:
pandalamaa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome! :heart:
indeed it is! D: But you're really good at it! :la:

Ooooh will be looking so very much forward to that~ :la: And even more with your January-projects~ C; :heart:
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anime Emoji (Blush Oh yay dance) [V6] 

finishing up a gift and one more commission and then I'll be moving on to the pic for your contest :la:
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pandalamaa Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaah that sounds so awesome! :la: *excited*
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:iconmetanaito-kyou:
Here critiquing your lovely work of art as a part of fav.me/dbv59yj ^^

My first impressions are her intense expression that shows lots of character, how well that outfit looks on her, and how much I like that outfit in general. Very nice use of purple and blues blending. I really like the highlights on her weapon as well. It does seem a bit odd that she seems to be moving right and most of her hair is flowing left except one strand. :shrug: Also, the way she is grasping her weapon makes is seems like she's bending it. Those are pretty much just nitpicks though. I really love the colors; they really pop. Overall, this is very lovely ^^ 
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ChelseaStarling Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
I like how powerful the image looks from my perspective, she does seem to have a lot of character and even knowing the colors are interesting with this pose, this picture is almost surprising to me to love about this strong woman :)
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:iconremitraditional:
RemiTraditional Featured By Owner Edited Dec 22, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist

This is a wonderful piece of artwork, I'm glad I found it in the ProjectComment Gallery!
It reminds me of those old-fashioned paintings you'd find around in old British museums- this is very much so down to your style and colouring technique. It is quite a refreshing change from regular anime fan art, yet you can still recognise who the character is. I'm a huge fan of Jean's outfit from Fate Grand Order, and I think you did a great job of transferring it onto a new character. I also love the way you've drawn the flag, it's absolutely amazing! I imagine it to be a heavy embroidered flag, perhaps I'm wrong, but it looks so grand and impactful!

In all truthfulness I love this picture just the way it is. Everything about the way its drawn I understand is due to your own unique style, therefore it is befitting and doesn't require changes. 
Instead I will let you know how I imagine I would have drawn this differently- maybe you can take something away from it!
The first thing I think I would have done differently is make the cloth on the lower half of her dress look as if it is billowing in the wind by creating more ripples. I can also see myself choosing a deeper purple. Likewise I would have had her hair splayed more freely (again from wind). I also think I would have added more arch's and shape in her posture. However I think me doing that would have made her look sensual/and or pretentious, which is not right for this character- so you made the right call with the pose you chose. She looks determined, ready to battle, and naturally pretty, which is how it should be!

Overall Alisha is definitely giving off Holy French warrior vibes to me here, which is exactly what made Jean so interesting, so its a definite good-job on your part!
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you so much for this great comment :hug:
I'm so happy that you like the picture and also that you offered your own perspective on it :D

I really love the idea you had to make the skirt part more flying in the wind :D from the references I had, I thought that it was always rather heavy fabric and so it wouldn't get the lift. But seeing how you know Jean pretty well, I take your word for it :D it certainly would have upped the impact of the pic :3

and yup XD you're right ^^; that sort of bent posture wouldn't suit Alisha at all XD she is a princess and a diplomat but mostly a soldier :3 she faces fights, not so much proposals XD

thanks again ^^ and now I'll go read your other comment :D
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:iconremitraditional:
RemiTraditional Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Your very welcome! Hug 
I'm glad that you liked my comment too, hehe! 

Yeah, from what I've seen the material seems to fly around alot in the anime, haha! I think the skirt being a heavy fabric is a nice idea too though, very warrior-ish! =D

Haha, she aint got time for no proposals! See, you know your stuff very well! =D
Your welcome! =D
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:iconthewisegreek:
TheWiseGreek Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I like that you included that flag as a prop in this piece. I think that in a way, it gives a better sense of who the character is. In my own opinion I like the way you structured that armor to protect her chest. A get that art isn't exactly designed for logical reasons, but honesty if I wore the kind of armor they had for women in movies. I would probably die. Anyway, I think the shades of color you used for this piece is great too. However, maybe see if there is a way to add more shine to the armor if you want to make it look more real. If not, then it looks great! Another thing that might make this more interesting is adding a background. It might add onto why is carrying the flag. Maybe she just won a battle or something and she's claiming that land as hers now or something like that. Either way, your art piece looks awesome and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! 
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ^^ that was a well written comment :3

the outfit was provided for me to draw, since it's fanart ^^; so if anything, I gotta stick to that XD
and seeing it'S a commissions, the background would have cost extra which my commissioner passed on ^^

but that hint witht he metal is a nice idea :3 will hone in some darker shades in there the next time^^
thanks again :3
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:iconthewisegreek:
TheWiseGreek Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome! Sorry some of that stuff I didn't knowXD. So I'm glad at least part of it was helpful. 
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
a tip, when you plan on giving such an in-depth comment (which is great! keep doing that, people will love you!) then I always read the picture description first :) often you find clues that help you create your comment ^^
or if not, then that's something to comment on as well XD
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:iconthewisegreek:
TheWiseGreek Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay thanks, sorry I only saw the references at first. 
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's okay :) no harm done ^^
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:iconj-laura:
J-laura Featured By Owner Edited Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I LOVE how deep the purple is!!And the shade of gold( as always- I think you use it rather a lot?)
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
purple XD my enemy color sort of looks nice here hahahha XD

gold...:? you mean the trimming in the flag? those are layers of 3 different colors ^^ lime yellow, ochre and umbria ^^
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:iconj-laura:
J-laura Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes and also I think you use it quite often for blonde hair^^' It looks really great
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh! XD nah, the hair has 6 layers here ^^
I always use newly miced colors for shading ^^ it's not something I have readily available XD
(purple+sunny yellow makes for a great shading though :3)
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:iconj-laura:
J-laura Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow you are patient..

I always hesitate while mixing colours ;-; That's my maint problem eg. while painting with acrylics
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
patience...? XD it's not that, just that one layer will never give me what I need ;)

acrylics do behave very differently, so that doesn't mean it would give you troubles with watercolors :3
with those it's just important to mix as few pigment types as possible per layer else you end up wiht a muddy mess
(high qulality colors are usually mono-pigment types, hence keep their brilliancy)
with acrylics ---- no idea what to keep an eye on for that ^^; but at least you can cover up a wrong shade there ^^
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:iconj-laura:
J-laura Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see^^’
And Thank you so so much for the tips :D I’m begining with watercolours so I appreciate every help^^’
I think most of my upcoming drawings will be watercolour for some time..
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Clap [Moana] yay!!! more watercolors :3
dunno if I asked before, but what colors are you using ^^?
(maybe I could help you with the pigment stuff then ^^; )
I also have a journal for starting out with watercoloring ^^
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LexisSketches Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017
Love the movement in this!
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:iconblackrabbit113:
BlackRabbit113 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yeeeeees!
So glad I commissioned this!
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:iconmay-may-meow:
May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
I'm so glad you like it ^^
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BlackRabbit113 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Same.
ive been re-addicted to the Fate series which is why I chose this o.o
wasnt sure if I should’ve gone with her or Sorey as Saber from Fate/Prototype 
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Isn't saber a woman...?
XD you know I'm not drawing crossdressing
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BlackRabbit113 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Saber is actually a class for servants and there's literally dozens of different sabers.
This one happens to be male, and you may like him
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh ^^ alright
Didn't know that from just a glance at the franchise :3
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:iconblackrabbit113:
BlackRabbit113 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah, it gets way more interesting when you find out that the Servants are figures from history and legends.
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice to know the franchise deserves its fame and followers :la:
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The-WinterRose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I can't get over the purple and blue :wow: They blend perfectly together :love:
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you ^^ :3

remember the last time I had to blend blue and purple in a dress? XD back then I didn't have actual purple color ;) but it makes all the difference :3
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:iconthe-winterrose:
The-WinterRose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ^^

Not really ^^;
But you've definitely improved :)
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[commission] Willow (OC) by Bcpupu this here ^^;
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The-WinterRose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OH!! That one!
Yea, it looks much better ^^
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May-May-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:3 looks like consistent fabric ^^
so that's a plus :3
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The-WinterRose Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea for real :iconthumbsupplz:
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