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Juvia Lockser

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Originally done on April 29 2018

I actually first started this back in November so this took me almost half a year to complete oml (though I'm not surprised since this is the first full-blown illustration I've done since 2016) I was originally planning to just make this a simple colored doodle but before I knew it this ended up turning into a huge drawing even though I didn't want it to be lol rip
I decided to test out a different kind of lighting than what I normally do as well as try my hand at some foreshortening, but boy if only I knew what I was getting myself into. Drawing this caused me so much pain and misery to the point where I wanted to just abandon it so that it could make things easier for me. But if I did then I knew that it'd haunt me for the rest of my life so I had to force myself to finish it. After I took a long break from it all I had to do left was draw the water and whip up a background, but it wasn't as easy as I thought it'd be. (That water tho, it killed me DX) As you can probably tell I actually ran out of ideas for the bg and decided to just put some random clouds because why not, then I added a sparkles & filters to try and make the whole drawing look at least a little better (I don't think it worked tho). I can still see so many of my anatomy & coloring mistakes from many months ago despite it all, just looking at this makes me want to cry TT_TT Though admittedly at the time I had finished this I hated it so much I didn't even want to look at it, but looking back at it now I actually like it a lot more than I did back then so I'm at least a little satisfied :>
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