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Breezy Day by telophase Breezy Day by telophase
Created for the 2014 Parallels Fanworks Exchange. Akari from the manga/anime Aria.

This was supposed to be uploaded before the reveal as a treat, because I agree that there's not enough Aria out there, but I didn't get it done until a few hours after. So enjoy!

Created by bodging together a number of photos from a stock art site I belong to plus Flickr's Creative Commons to create Akari's figure, then tracing it on a lightboard and changing the hair and clothing to somewhat resemble Akari. It was originally going to be a much more realistic painting, which is why her face is much less manga-y than the original, but I couldn't get the coloring on her hair and clothing right and junked it all for cel shading in a fit of rage. Scanned in, linework then done in Manga Studio, and coloring/shading done in Photoshop.

Credit also goes to edonohana for allowing me to use one of her photos of Venice as ref for the background, and if I hadn't been so frustrated by the whole thing, I'd have done a better job with it. :)
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maratai Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the composition and the cheery colors.
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telophase Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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