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"Big sis told me there will be fireworks on the 21st of December. But there were no fireworks, so I made them myself!"

Spellcard 60: Forbidden Barrage "Starbow Break"


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ARTWORK CONTAINS STRONG LIGHTING EFFECTS AND BRIGHT COLORS. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.

The epic follow-up to last February's "Flantasm", and my personal choice as Project of the Year, has finally come to my gallery. Now with twice the rainbow danmaku. For maximum eye candy, click on the image to zoom.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

-shot-.

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Flandre Scarlet is the Extra Stage Boss of Touhou 6: EoSD, and the "crazy" little sister of Remilia Scarlet, the game's Stage 6 boss. Kinda eplains why the artwork is so insane and chaotic yet poppy and colorful.

Always wanted to draw something this crazy again, something as crazy as a Phantasm Flandre with fancy wings, psychedelic rainbow danmaku, and a whole lot of eye-raping lights. I was inspired by various U.N. Owen Was Her? arranges (particularly, this)

So work began on the 20th, continued while the world was ending, and ended two days later. Work on this was split in six-hour sessions, though. I'm so happy that I was able to finish this...since as of now, it was super difficult to mix and match all the styles I've used this year into one crazy artwork. Almost gave up, but no, I had to push on, since I wanted to end my 2012 art collection with what could be the best work I've ever done.

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The original: [link] (No thumbs since I don't have a sub anymore orz)

Flandre Scarlet ZUN
Fanart ~VenomousBlaze
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ShrillixFox Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016
This looks amazing OwO
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DaisukiFlandre Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Student Digital Artist
This will be the best Christmas EVAHHH!
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pokeboy719 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Me:um sis if you keep that move up 5...minutes later flandre:um...I think I went a lil overboard me:ya think?!
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ShinigamiSaltana Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy SHIT, this is epic!
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Sadistic-Lizard Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
QUICK, TO THE SAFESPOT IN THE UPPER LEFT!
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Any safe spots will be temporary as bullets are fired in all directions.

Which leaves us with two options: GRAZE OR DIE!
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midori137 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ang EPIC!!!! nakakabano hahahha., wala na qong ma-say., sayang indi pansin yung xmas lights ko sa stage., feeling ko di ko carry kapag ganyan yung suot ko nun., ang sarap titigan..yeah
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Medyo creepy yung eyes. But that's completely fine; Flan's a psycho vampire, after all ^w^

Thanks again for the comment, Elly! (heehee...apologies for the weird-sounding nickname :3)
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midori137 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
ganyan din tawag saken nung mga aklase ko hahahaha
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Reishichi Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic as always bro.. XD
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byakuganista Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so awezum 8D
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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
Daaaaaaamn! This is certainly going to my favorites gallery. I thought I was done with overcolored Flandres floating around, but you proved it can always look fresh again. xD

Could you by chance share the fullsize or make it wallpaper-friendly?

Congratulations, well spent sessions. 8O
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, thank you! :iconbrohugplz:

I do agree with what you said about this piece. I'm still wondering about what makes this piece look fresh, though. (would you mind sharing what made you say that?)
But the last time I looked around for Flandre pics, I can't really find anything that comes close. Even Flantasm Ver. 1.0 doesn't.

I'll put up a wallpaper-size version of this soon 8D
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Marcotonio-desu Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Well, I'm not completely certain of what or why it looks fresh, but I assume it has to do with color balance. While most of Flandre's multicolored pics are either black-with-rainbows or red-with-rainbows, yours' got a lot of white. Even though red is still very present, it's not as attention-drawing as the white. And even though, it's still an easily recognizable nocturne scene.

Browsing through my Scarlet folder, that's what I can conclude, since this is the most evident difference from your piece to the others I've got stored. I hope it helps. Not in the sense of only producing lots-of-white pictures, but to help you think about color dominance and how to make it break the usual.

I also found out your username was quite familiar, browsed through your gallery and BAM, I already favorited your Team Fortress Suika before! I don't usually distribute more than one favorite per person around, it needs to be really worth it. xD
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Getting the colors right is one thing, getting all the colors to go together and create awesome effects is another. But there's really no formula to that, it's a matter of trial and error, so I always experiment with different coloring styles and color combinations.

Anyway, your feedback was very helpful. Thanks! XD
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mobiusonedt Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That's pretty damn awesome. Could have used Flandre over at our house on New Years, we forgot to buy fireworks this year.
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GagomonSeiga Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You anatomy and Coloring is amazing as always. I wonder how you color~
I love coloring, but it is sort of hard at times, and sometimes I try my best but still fail, the color ends up in a boring and dull style.
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Improvement and progress will come to you gradually, just be prepared to accept criticisms and remarks by others. Also, don't stop if you're not happy with what you're working on; you might just do something that would add even the slightest hint of awesomeness to it. :D
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GagomonSeiga Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I do accept criticism, and I like how you critique a lot. But what I fear the most in drawing was always the anatomy and proportions. I never seem to be able to get it right, I'm planning to sell a Touhou artbook for points, but I doubt anyone would be interested if there are a few anatomy issues. Are you alright if I printscreen what I'm working on or send the .Sai file to you, so you can check if the anatomy is alright?
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess that's fine if that would help you learn.
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FruitTartz Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OH MY GAWD THAT LOOKS SO AWESOME!! ASLDKJGARGIRENADSNV @[]@ The scarlet sisters are my fav characters and you drew Flandre perfectly!!! >A< I can't even begin to go on about how amazing and vivid these colours are!! Simply amazing and astonishing *A* I wish I could fav this a gazillion times aslkdjf <333 love love love~~~
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TimelyClassicStudios Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow love the colors
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Peachiu Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So much improvement! I really love how you made her Christmas lights glow.
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AustrianFireFox Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome work!
But may I ask you a question?
Do you know how i can make things glow like Flandre's crystal-wings in Photoshop?
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Saturated colors, very sharp shading, strong contrast between dark and light, and lastly, lots of cangiante (hue variations)

Also, when shading the dark areas, Try to get it as close to black as possible, but not too dark or it will look bad. Also, white is the key to adding a spectacular glass effect. Use references if you're having trouble. (I used a jar of marbles placed in front of a strong light for reference, but any glassy object will do)
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AustrianFireFox Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank You :D
Your advice really helps me a lot.
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Puffyko Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Omg AWSOME!!! You improved soooo much! >___<

I don't know why it stoped showing me your pictures... :< I didn't even notice the new ones. GJ!

Oh and happy new year!
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I make it a habit to visit the people I watch (and my watchers as well), since the message feed can get so clogged up with junk. You should definitely do the same next time.

Thanks by the way.

Also, happy new year! But before making guesses about what I may be working on this 2013, have a good look at what I did last year.
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Puffyko Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I stop by every now and then, or else I wouldn't always favourite your art! :3

But yes... message feed can get very clogged up... :< You improved sooo much! I envy you! >___< I havn't found any time to finish my works, so I haven't been uploading anything special lately. :<

But I do train all the time, just more traditional work. :)
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GoheX Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. Brilliant colours, and sharp detail. Looks like alot of effort was put into this -well done!
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dreamystarskye Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Beautifully done :D
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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KasawaAi Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing work!! :iconicantbelieveitplz:
fav.! <3
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you!
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xReDMemory Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Hello,please submit next time in the right folder in :icongroup-of-stalkers:

the 'Anime and manga' folder are for characters from a specific Anime/Manga.
Next time,Please submit to 'Digital art' or 'Traditional art' if you'r not sure where to put it,or 'Games' if its Touhou fanart.

and great work~
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa, I must have missed by a few clicks. I do know where this goes, but clicked "Anime and Manga" by mistake, so...yeah.
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xReDMemory Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
its okay ;p just for next time.
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Pyorling Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
EX-Okuu, and then Phantasm Flan. There will most likely be a Phantasm Koishi.
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Evo-8E3 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012
Normally Id say this many bright spots would be distracting, but it actually makes it all work.Great job!
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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FarisKalin Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
Flandre is her own Christmas tree. lol

This is truly off the charts. The lighting effects such as the lightning and her crystal wings are some of the best that I've ever seen.
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!

By the way, this is my final work for 2012, and my pick as Project of the Year.
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AJInu-Okami Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Artist
Oooohh so pre-OH GOD IT HURTS!
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K-VO Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Another fantastic artwork from you! Aha, Flan is such a cutie~
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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artistmyx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
a fav 4 me.
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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artistmyx Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
^^,
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VenomousBlaze Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're a great artist!

Such an honor to know you liked this piece.
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