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PLEASE DO NOT COLOR THIS! I prefer it to be left as it originally is.

I loved doing this piece, because it was exclusively a female subject piece. I was just working on the details on the kimono and umbrella.

I wonder if this may have been the beginnings for Kiwi? perhaps?

The camera doesn't do this picture justice, or rather, my less than amateur photography skills don't.

Enjoy! I'm just gonna feature this one cause I like it the most.:D
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:iconr-art-coon:
R-art-coon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
just...wow!!!
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:iconermele:
ermele Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
amazing!!! just beautiful, I love the drawing.
I don't know why, but she reminds me Anko Mitarashi from Naruto ^^ I think it is because she ir my favourite character so...maybe is for that. 
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:iconv-crime:
v-crime Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Student
This is just stunning!! Love the details on kimono :D

Brilliant piece of work bro. Nod 
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:iconcrimson-faerie:
crimson-faerie Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
awesome detail
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:iconjapfrek-ninja:
JapFrek-ninja Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013   General Artist
so so kool :)
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:iconbdonnell76:
BDonnell76 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic!
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:icontekino:
tekino Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Una chimba
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:iconhirouka:
Hirouka Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
so good I mean so much detail how did this take you and yes the camera doesn't do it justice I mean damn great job
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:iconazdiwal:
Azdiwal Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
In my opinion it is perfection incarnate. Instant AWS *_*
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:iconyunaleska1:
Yunaleska1 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Probably a stupid question but what did you use tool wise to create this? She's so beautiful and the detail is stunning. It constantly awes me!
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:iconartipelago:
Artipelago Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks!:) I did this piece using only black gel pens and a Sharpie. I really couldn;t afford anything else back then. The large blocks of black were done by Sharpie and the details with the gel pen.
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:iconyunaleska1:
Yunaleska1 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
crikey you must have went through a few pens!
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:iconartipelago:
Artipelago Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011   Digital Artist
Like you wouldn't believe.^^
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:iconk-zhiryus:
k-zhiryus Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome :)
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:iconquikskelion:
quikskelion Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
can i have this tattooed?
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:iconartipelago:
Artipelago Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011   Digital Artist
sure!
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:iconlight-death:
light-death Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
this is very very very amazing
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:iconsteel-worker:
steel-worker Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
I'm amazed by all the details in the kimono and in the umbrella.Will be a version in color,or with a background,or both?
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:iconyunaleska1:
Yunaleska1 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning! You never cease to astound me!
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:iconlh0o:
Lh0o Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
impressive
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:iconmanicusevictus:
MaNicusEvictus Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
awesome!
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:iconblacklagoon25:
BlackLagoon25 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Amazing love it!
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:iconbloodkisses-rayn:
BloodKisses-Rayn Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the detail in this. Hooray! :)
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:iconlace-sylph:
Lace-Sylph Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is exquisite! Thank you so much for sharing it.
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:iconalienjeru:
alienjeru Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!! nice inking, really amazing! :D :happybounce:
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:iconfantasy-flower:
fantasy-flower Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful inking :D
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:icondimensiondrifter:
DimensionDrifter Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
My coloring instinct is forcing me to coloring this masterpiece but I will honor you, along with your request, and will restraining myself to not coloring this T_T
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:icontsukiyomii100:
tsukiyomii100 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
nice! finally one of your original pieces
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:iconfaore:
faore Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
The details in this are very lovely, as are the strong lines. Always been a fan of that. But may I point out a couple things that stand out to me right off the bat? I feel like her bust is far too low and far too pronounced. The kimono is a type of garment that generally flattens any curves as it is meant to cover everything. And I feel like she is a very petite girl, so the large breasts just seem unfitting. Her hands seem kind of small also, but perhaps if her bust size was adjusted, then her hands would seem less tiny in comparison?

Either way, this is a solid piece, just needs a few tweaks here in there. Good job! (:
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faore Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
I just realize that that's her foot at the bottom of the page. In that case her arms are incredibly long. If stretched out, her fingertips would almost reach her ankles. I really enjoy your linework though. I would like to see you make a second pass at this. (:
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:iconsoul1991:
Soul1991 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Cute clothes
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:iconkageoflight:
KageOfLight Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The detail in this is gorgeous. Amazing work.
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:iconnmfinney:
nmfinney Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Beautiful
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:iconozuchi-kozuchi:
Ozuchi-Kozuchi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
:wow: That is gorgeous! I really like her eyes and the pool of fabric at her feet. Bravo.
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:iconzerotozune:
zerotozune Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhiii....

If you lived close by, I would let you use my scanner. All that detail deserves the glory of full clarity. :)

Although, I kind of like the fact that this picture has the border of the page in it - it's truly amazing to see that all the work put into this has been traditionally (and masterfully) rendered. Great work. :thumbsup:
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:iconedwing14:
edwinG14 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
it s nice......i like the contracts
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:iconglassmouse89:
GlassMouse89 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Wow. Amazing amount of detail!

You should clean it up a little. It's a shame that you can see the the sketchbook edges and camera shadows. This would look so perfect without disturbing elements :)
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:iconartipelago:
Artipelago Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Digital Artist
It's actually pretty clean, the camera fuzzed out the picture a bit. It's a poster board sized laminated image.
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:iconglassmouse89:
GlassMouse89 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist
I think most image manipulation programs would allow you to clean it up so it looks as clean digitally as irl :)
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:iconblacksnowwonderland:
BlackSnowWonderland Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is breathtaking! I can't even begin to imagine how long it took you to do this!
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:iconkasumialche:
KasumiAlche Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This picture is just asking to be colored :<
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:iconinuyasha1111:
inuyasha1111 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! <3
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:iconnanashima:
NANASHIMA Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011   Photographer
A lot of people do this style on dA, but I've never seen anyone do it better than this. I only wish you had been able to scan it so as to better preserve the original.
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:iconlemonvirus:
LemonVirus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
so detailed! and the style! instant fave
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:iconkanahebi:
kanahebi Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
i absolutely fell in love with this.
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:iconlinkismine:
LinkIsMine Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Makes me wanna color it! :dummy: lolz~
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:iconindia99:
India99 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail you've put into this. Lol a true test of patience :D
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TheMouseling Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really like the detail in this piece. I couldn't help but notice that (I'm not sure if this is an illusion I'm seeing based on how the photo was taken or not) her arms are really long, her fingers would be at - below her knees if she extended them down. They should only go to about mid-thigh.

I know it's all said and done now, but it's a future reference sort of thing.
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:iconthemouseling:
TheMouseling Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Or rather her legs are too short... it's one or the other. (Now that I'm looking at it again.)
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:iconusamori:
usamori Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wao~This looks awesome!~ \(*u*)\
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Make
NIKON
Model
COOLPIX L110
Shutter Speed
1/25 second
Aperture
F/3.5
Focal Length
5 mm
ISO Speed
200
Date Taken
Aug 21, 2011, 12:34:20 AM
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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