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I wanted to take a break from my typical imagery and try this Asian style of digital art that is popular and, well, really cool! The work of contemporary Asian artists is mind blowing in my opinion and I just had to see if I could get anywhere near their abilities.

When I began this image, I was wondering why I didn't try it more often until I remembered how TIME CONSUMING it is! But worth it right?

Unlike other artists who create art in this style, my work here is, as always, photo manipulation. I can say this is based off of a real person's image which I think adds more reality to it and of course, that makes at lest two people who are happy with the work - the model and me :)


:bulletblue: VIEW STEPS HERE: [link]

:bulletblue: HAIR TUTORIAL: [link]

Model: Maria Shantanova

:bulletblue: Same model as: LAST RACE [link] SHE ANN [link] GOLD RUSH [link]

Here's a few inspirations to me... :iconheise: and :iconfeimo:
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Xeir-Zith's avatar

This would make the perfect phone background. I love the use of color in this piece, so peaceful. Yes the warrior is armed and ready for battle, but its like she is either just about to duel someone, or just had survived a duel and is reflecting on her actions. I really like it. If only I could get a non watermarked copy for my phone and tablet it would be lovely.


This is truly a beautiful piece! I cant believe I havent commented on it yet

Lavender never looked so tough.
Ecathe's avatar
your art is absolutely stunning, I love much
your trait. You are a great artist!
L-Designs's avatar
Love this piece. Awesome work.
XxEvilestPandaxX's avatar
Wow your art is absolutely stunning.
This is absolutely gorgeous!
CensoredSecret's avatar
Ah this is amazing. I saw your tutorial and followed your link C: This is great. YES It is so time consuming! And totally worth it.

I didn't know it was photomanipulation though but it looks so awesome <3 I was about to ask how in the world you made it so realistic before I read the summary. Pft that's why you should always read XD

I'll go check out your other stuff, you look really good.
LadyLunia's avatar
you have been featured in my journal :aww: [link]
Libfly's avatar
Cibbwin's avatar
The colors are lovely, but you also manage to give her an unearthly stillness. This woman is a warrior who could handle her own, and then some.

Great work!
shadow-raven87's avatar
wow is all i can say
leafspring's avatar
Beautiful beyond words. :heart:
brainfloss1's avatar
Not everyone can pull off using those colors but you my friend, you did it! looks great
Xolaroid's avatar
well, very different from your usual conceptual photomanipulations, but not in a bad way at all. This is truly stunning.

It seems you have only used shades of pink, and shades of white, which even seem slightly pink, which is very interesting. A beautiful model that you have changed into a beautiful manipulation. Lots of bright colour with such clever use of photoshop...

Beatiful backlighting too.

Hard to believe that you have inspirations, since you are an inspiration in your own right.

You should do works like this more often, your take on the contempory oriental art trend is amazing, to say the least.

Great work!
MichaelO's avatar
Well thank you. I believe steeping out of your comfort zone is a good thing now and then.
Xolaroid's avatar
Your welcome, as always.
I really would love to see more from you in this style, you have done it justice ;)

to be honest, I didn't actually expect a reply...
BeautifulBizarreMag's avatar
Beautiful as always my dear :heart:
Merry Christmas to you and yours :blowkiss:

Check out my contest if you havent already :iconbackhug:
ll-Tek-ll's avatar
your amazing work has been featured Here Thank you for sharing your vision with the DA Community
Digital-Kisses's avatar
Gorgeous! the light, the colors the softness, just stunning :D :heart:
meo429's avatar
wow, i never would have thought this was photo manipulation, amazing work :jawdrop:
jesusroxgirl's avatar
this is beautiful!
Elianan's avatar
Oh woah o: I cant believe i havent seen your stuff around dA before :O

This piece is amazing, and the tutorial to go along wit hit is helpful too :giggle:

It reminds me of [link]
gosh you are an insane artist! :salute:
MichaelO's avatar
Thank you.

...and that was one of the images I was hoping to emulate!
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