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A while back I posted up this picture:

The key bit I wrote below was this: "On the left side I've drawn her in a "modern" style, or at least as close as I can get to it. It's a pretty common style used today. On the right is that look with a few tweaks that I think help out. I don't know if I'd call it a semi-retro look, but I did use some stronger elements, like lower eyelids, more detailed nose, etc. That's common with older designs, but I feel like it helps me to do more interesting things with expressions."

Based on the comments, and based on my own thoughts, I've decided to explore the right side style some more. I'm not trying to make a "retro" style, but rather, I want to build on various elements that I think work well for my art going forward. A more defined nose, and extra details help me make a more expressive design- so that's where I need to go. I want to be careful and make sure I'm still keeping an appealing look, however. As I'm not a professional character designer, I need to be careful in my approach. I'm no expert!

The character is original, if you were wondering.

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:iconletmeseebeuty:
LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner May 25, 2018
Good work
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 25, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconletmeseebeuty:
LETMESEEBEUTY Featured By Owner May 26, 2018
You are very welcome
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saber360 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
Nice ;)
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconmakutamaster18:
makutamaster18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think it's time to find a girlfriend........
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
ok
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:iconmakutamaster18:
makutamaster18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah
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ChristlRosebud Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
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makutamaster18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry i am underage i have 14 years old and my religion don't let me do that
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:iconchristlrosebud:
ChristlRosebud Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
oh, then try ice cream, chocolate or video games, that always got me feeling much better
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:iconmakutamaster18:
makutamaster18 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok
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:iconmpz28:
mpz28 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018
very nice Cool WinkClapping Hands 
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconhachimakix23:
HachimakiX23 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Artist
HeartUHeart 
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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:iconbattosai16:
Battosai16 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Student General Artist
She's lookin' good man~
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you approve!
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:iconbattosai16:
Battosai16 Featured By Owner May 23, 2018  Student General Artist
No prob.
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:iconbiggierthanever:
biggierthanever Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
Both style are good, but I really prefer something more realistic than both.
Like something that has been done with her:
(Not this one, but the one linked in the description)

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wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see where you are coming from, but I'm not sure that's a direction I can go for my regular art- at least not right now. Thanks for the comment!
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coredumperror Featured By Owner May 21, 2018
What an exquisitely built young woman!
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I figured it was the right style for her!
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ken1171 Featured By Owner May 21, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
I wouldn't consider this as "retro", since there is a lot of modern Anime still using this style. What I like about it is the shorter torso (with a higher waist line), which makes the legs look almost twice its length. Leggy characters don't look so good with "normal" length torsos because they look disproportionate. There is a lot of fun playing with body proportions. :)
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:iconwbd:
wbd Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the comment. I wanted to make sure that I was moving forwards, and your comment supported that feeling.
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ken1171 Featured By Owner May 22, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The extra details add nicely to the result. You're doing great! ^____^
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