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Beautiful girl portrait by asahikawa-arashi Beautiful girl portrait by asahikawa-arashi
Absolutely traditional drawing.
Portrait commission, original photo [link]
Usually I don't draw girl-characters, so it was a nice experience for me >_<
I also can draw your portrait ^////^ More info is here [link]
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It is always nice to look at someone else's work for a change, and I have to say that I enjoyed talking about this piece in particular.

The work clearly shows a portrait of a young lady, as titled, and there are little to no changes from the original photograph, which I like. The style is obviously centered around the Japanese manga aesthetic, which can be found in numerous places nowadays - so it's nothing special. However, I understand that it is always fun to recreate someone your know into a cartoon caricature.

Being influenced by manga, I have to say this piece was nicely done. The toning and inking make it very attractive, and the simplicity of the portrait is also very eye-catching. However, the only problem I have with the shading/toning is the lack of variety in shades, or lack of contrast. The shadow tone in her chest area should be darker to show more depth (maybe even add a cleavage line), the dark gray toning on her shirt's collar is also too dark and I also wonder why her hair isn't shaded into a gray. This, of course, is all based on the original photograph of the subject (She had dark hair). Otherwise, the hair is done wonderfully, and the curls look gorgeous; I even like a slightly 'sketched' effect they have.

Two other things that immediately caught my eye is (1) the uneven line work around her ears and face. The ink seemed to have blotched a few times. Also, the whole picture is lavished in detail, down to the last curl, so it seems really strange for the ear to be left without detail like that. Even a shadow tone would have added to the overall idea. In short, the edges of the face seem slightly 'off'. (2) The neck also seems to be missing proper shadows, especially from the chin. Additionally, that strange 'bend' of the neck drawn directly above the collarbone looks strange, almost like a strange bone the subject has, and it made me confused. I know the original photo has the neck muscle turned like you drew it, but I would get creative with it and remove one of the neck muscle line, then shift it slightly up more so that it doesn't touch the collarbone at all. Otherwise, it'll look like a strange spiderweb attached to her collarbone. Agsin, this may just be me.

In any case, I was attracted to this image largely because it's thumbnail caught my eye. I like simplicity, contrast, and some of the manga/anime aesthetic. Although this image was nothing special compared to the plethora of anime goods out there, it is still nicely done as a portrait.
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i must say i like the background effect... she looks radiant.. i must say.. her eyes are beautifully done... her hair looks a little weird like springy noodles, i wish it was done better and look more natural. her body proportions are good, nothing like an over sized head or body. shading technique, im not a pro on it but to me your shading technique is logically (what kind of word im writing??) i mean, its good. the ruffles or wrinkles on her shoulders looks a little weird, but the front area is good. the artwork is overall nicely done!
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FieldsOfFire Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Would you mind if I colored this?
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pershingkitty Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
very beautiful I love the detail with with hair. <3
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:iconchli:
CHLI Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She reminds me of Emma Watson
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:iconhiddenlord:
hiddenlord Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree! :D
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:icontirass:
Tirass Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
так вот чьих это рук дело)
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thefrailgirl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
love the curls
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:iconkatiebrailsford:
katiebrailsford Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Looks like me without the curls! (Since I have glasses now) ....................JKJKJK Im not that pretty >_<
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Akira9669 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that hair!!! stunning!!!!! great job!!!! ^^
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:iconseawaterwitch:
seawaterwitch Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
So pretty :)
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NekoNekoGirl04 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did a very nice job with this! You made her look very pretty, and all of the details are great! Nice job! ^^ :thumbsup:
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Rozen-Guarde Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is all traditional!? Excellent work! It looks stunning and the way you bring out her physique with such detail is amazing~ This is really beautiful :) keep up the awesome work!
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Steroids98 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Traditional based composition. Its a digital, traditional media. Graphite, paint and real paper always lends itself to a certain visual texture and certain smeared like aesthetic.

Awesome job here anyway though
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Rozen-Guarde Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh that's interesting to know! I'm still impressed at your skill :) Truly inspirational~
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DaddyWang Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
heh, definitely a spectacular beauty!
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:iconamrock:
Amrock Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
It is very beautiful!
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:iconpjatoluv:
PJatOluv Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
She reminds me of Minerva Paradizo from the Artemis Fowl books.
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:iconpunchietheneko:
PunchieTheNeko Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Filmographer
Wow! She looks amazing!!
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uneasecorpse Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
that's awesome
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thinkpink99 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice job:)
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Bennirory Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
I love teh hair detail you manage to do here. Very good job.
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World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
She's so pretty! I love her eyes and her hair is beautiful~ =D
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silverking9000 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
cool love it!!!
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:iconzhaneaugustine:
ZhaneAugustine Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is absolutely beautiful, good job!
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:iconzaboo17:
zaboo17 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Very nice!
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DeviruMashin Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
i really love this girl could you introduce me to her XD

Very nice, i like it a lot
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Althea-25 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
beautiful work! :)
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asahikawa-arashi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you :hug: :love:
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:iconalthea-25:
Althea-25 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :)
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NixTigris Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Indeed very beautiful drawing and girl.
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AgentPDiddy Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
How pretty! From far away she kinda looks like Emma Watson.
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DasSilliMax Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed
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juliusquasar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
That is truly excellent!
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Jousan Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
love the curls c:
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:iconsinnerdom:
SinnerDom Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice.
One doesn't see zip tone
manga style in portrait work very often.
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WitchKayla Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow. This piece is really amazing! :D
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Sibbygirllovesart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this so Beautiful [link]
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anastazie-1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
gorgeous! <33333333
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MissBeastie Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great! Only thing I would say is that her nose is a bit too pointed. Other than that it's a great job!
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StarTrekQPLZ Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Nice! *favs*
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:iconevilnenny:
EvilNenny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
She's so cute! ^_^
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:iconasahikawa-arashi:
asahikawa-arashi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:love:
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EvilNenny Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
^_^
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panzerjon Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Naise!
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asahikawa-arashi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:D
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CANU-HL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
LOVE the curls! (She looks like a josei version of Hermione Granger :) just saying!)
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:iconasahikawa-arashi:
asahikawa-arashi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
ahahha
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
Amaaaaaziiiiiiiing :love:
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asahikawa-arashi Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks :hug:
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional Photographer
no prob >w< :huggle:
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