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November 26, 2007
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Hanagumori by Dianae Hanagumori by Dianae
:star: ASSOCIATED TUTORIAL HERE !!!!!! :star:

It's going to be included in Exposé6 !!!!!! :dance: :faint: :jawdrop:

Hi people, first of all, I am not dead.... but I am very very busy with school and commissions (and works that are 95% finished but that don't please me so I'm reworking them again and again...)

About this painting :

I had promised lots of people I would write a tutorial a loooong time ago. I have finally nearly done it (I'm still writing it, but here's the base image, I have recorded all the painting process using SnapzProX, I may post it this weekend)

It has been challenging because I wanted to make her look half Asian and half european, which is not as easy as I thought (I don't know if I have succeded in it, but I like her eyes and expression) and also because it is a very unusual color scheme for me. Her face is painted (she is meant to look a bit like a young Geisha, although it is my own adaptation) so her skin may look unusual.
I will make the videos available on youtube as soon as my computer has finished encoding them.

Oh, and Hanagumori means "late spring with blossom haze" (thank you very much to *gohodoshi for the translation!!! :))

For people who had sent me notes ages ago and I have still not replied (I'm so sorry guys, I really swear I'll read my mails and notes more often in the future :( ), could you please send them to me again? I have received LOT of spam so I have given up reading them all :blushes:

Mhhh.... I think that I've said enough, now I'm off to work (again).

btw, please accept my apologies, I won't be able to reply to your comments for now :( I am really way too busy at the moment. So : THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!!! to everybody who has taken the time to view (please full-view ;) ) it :)

Thanks for viewing, crits and comments are most welcome

Much love to everybody :hugs:

Photoshop CS3
Wacom intuos 3A4
12 hours approximately
No reference used

Closeups (100% size) [link]

Quick WIP animation : [link]

and YES she has a blue eye and a green eye. It is fully intentional, I just felt like painting an odd-eyed person, without making it too obvious.

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wakeofthewinds Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic work!
moneceles Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
kaktus052 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
very realistic picture of the Japanese woman!
Yaraordre Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013
Waooooow...I love the eyes!
qianbot Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is officially amazing. I loved the tutorial as well! The texture and colour is perfect :)
BadStina Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just watched the videos on YouTube - my mind is blown! You are seriously talented!!
EbonyDreamIvory Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I've read the tutorial for this, and it's AMAZING how you did it! I mean, you can SEE HER PORES. It's a painting, and she's got PORES. Wow! A lot of cameras don't catch that! lol
NotListeningCat Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is not the work of a human. This was made by a god of art.:faint:
sierasita Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is peace of beauty vraiment je te tire le chapeau :)
gracefuldemon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Student Writer
I saw your tutorial on YouTube and I just had see your gallery. You are so incredible!
Thank you so much for the detailed tutorials. If I knew how to draw I would experiment right away! :XD:
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