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Skies of Arcadia - Aika by Valesco Skies of Arcadia - Aika by Valesco
this is aika out of the very fantastic game "Skies of Arcadia Legends" on gamecube and dreamcast. this game is my second favourite, following zelda ;).

i struggled with the background a bit, but i think the solution with the clouds is quite nice, since she is a "sky-pirate".
i am sorry i couldn't display her face nicely, since i am no good in drawing manga-faces...

enjoy and feel free to give constructive criticism!
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Vigorousjammer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Gosh, that leg looks... like she's got a twisted ankle or something.
Her face doesn't look cartoony here, but I suppose that's what you were going for.
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist
Heyhey,

whoa, I suppose I drew this pic ages ago, I don't know remember anything, nor had I the patience to correct anything... just take it as it is, try to look away :D.
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
The face is fine by me, the eyes aren't too big. The colours of the sky is fantastic, with those complimentry colours. Her leg looks awkward, though, I'm not sure if it's her left or her right.
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Valesco Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist
yeah i realized that aswell..it's supposed to be her right one ;D
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The colors in this are very, very nice. The vivid colors on the figure really push the figure out from the picture plane.
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Valesco Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist
thanks, is the very first time that i managed to make a well suiting background =)
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LightrayPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Background is as important as foreground. Which is why, in my work, I just ignore all concepts of both and eliminate distinctions.
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CrashPL Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Ah yes, SoA, one of my all time favourite games. :D Yes, the pose is a lil-bit wierd, but other than that, you drew Aika very well.
Also, great flag in the background!
+fav
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Valesco Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Hobbyist
aaah thanks so much! :D
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whiteguardian Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I like the color, all blend well. Just curios with the right leg. It can hurt her body. :)
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2010  Hobbyist
;)
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KeThuzE Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
Awesome work. :) The clouds do look really nice (nice colors!), and the character herself looks great too! Also, her facial expression is good. ;)
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist
her facial expression? wow, thanks for that, since i was so dissatisfied with it, cause somehow i can't draw manga-styled faces...thanks very much!
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KeThuzE Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
:aww: You're very welcome! :salute:+:)
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KwongBee-Arts Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful color and design
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist
thanks =)
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NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like her action pose, the only thing that doesn't look quite right is the angle of her feet. Everything else looks great.

I really like your colouring and the pretty clouds in the background. :aww:
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist
haha thanks, but unfortunately the clouds are not made by myself, so to speak. they're "cheated"- a brush in photoshop^^
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NormaLeeInsane Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They still look nice though, and suit the picture.
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PanicRawr Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Beautiful coloring! I think the basckground looks really nice though! :3
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist
thanks!
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PanicRawr Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome ;D
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AmethystWinds Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Great job all around with this! The muted background was an excellent choice - it really sets of Aika and her bright colors. I am also impressed by the anatomy exhibited in this. :D
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist
haha you're the first one not arguing over her "impossible" pose^^ i agree with the other that she is a bit too twisted :P therefore i am more than glad that you like it !
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hybridinsurgency Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I think the flag is a bit distracting but the clouds are really colorful and awesome! Maybe you could try 'fading' the color of the flag a bit?
The figure I really like. Her colors are eye-catching but still pretty cohesive and the hairstyle is great. I'm notr sure if the pose/anatomy is very realistic. It seems like she should not be able to turn the top of her body so far with the current position of her legs. But maybe it is some other issue in this area?
The coloring of her skin looks good.
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist
thanks for the comment and the critique, as i already said before, i also think that her pose is not easily to maintain over a longer time :P.

well, actually i liked the flag so much..;_;, but i can see your point: it's dirstracting cause of it's brightness, as it is supposed to be part of the background! i will remind that in my next pic.

thanks for the comment!
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fish-o Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Wow, this is so pretty. I reaaallly like the yellow on her clothes, especially the gloves. Blue and yellow, that's the colours of my county's flag and everything!

The only thing that I can see that looks a bit off is her breast. Can't really tell what's wrong though, her body just seems a bit weirdly twisted.
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Valesco Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist
yep, i already remarked that she has to be really of an athlete to hold this position^^ but i considered it ok, remembering all those weird manga-poses :P (this game is very manga-like)
thanks very much for the comment!
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