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Gazing Into Your Eyes

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"Gazing Into Your Eyes" © 2015 Mayumi Ogihara
Coloured pencils, pastel, acrylic on 7 x 5 Strathmore Toned Tan.

She is a Maiko, an apprentice geiko/geisha. Their hairstyle, makeup, accessories, etc. change depending on their years of experience. I didn't follow those rules so it would not look right to someone who has knowledge of this tradition. Please refrain from commenting on that topic. Thank you :) Original and prints are available. If you'd like to purchase, please note me.

Initial sketch was done during Sketch Fest #63 www.ellenmilliongraphics.com/s…

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So beautiful!
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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hunlinStudent Filmographer
The colours are pretty.
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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ascenciokProfessional Traditional Artist
I was really hoping you would do a finished version of this when I saw the sketch and to my pleasant surprise you did! The softness of the colors on the fan add such a delicate feel that contrasts beautifully with the intensity of her stare. It really did turn out fantastic :heart:
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I'm glad I finished it, too, and happy how it turned out :D Thank you!
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NidhoggeStudent Digital Artist
This is absolutely beautiful, amazing job :)
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you :heart:
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You're welcome :) 
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haha I commented on the sketch before clicking through all the art. lol I LOVE it! I really love her face - the paleness is so soft and perfectly porcelain. Love her lips and makeup, and the shine in her eyes. And I love the fan! So well blended and the design is so cute!! Love it! :)
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Thank you so much for the lovely comment. Much appreciated :hug:
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Very pretty!
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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StefaniaRussoProfessional Traditional Artist
Love this work, Mayumi! :huggle:
You represent very well this beautiful geisha, and i can see on her eyes her deep story :heart:
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much Stefania! :heart: :hug:
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very cool
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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welcome
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you, Sally :heart:
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You're welcome ♥
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KachinadollProfessional Digital Artist
Wow, this is gorgeous!  Love all the dainty details in this one! :)
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MayumiOgiharaProfessional Traditional Artist
Thank you Suzi :hug: :heart:
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Your most welcome Mayumi! :)
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