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Light My Fire by moyan Light My Fire by moyan
for the love of light and shadows:
#12 of the haiga girls series.

西日よりまぶしく燃える恋心
魂を食う炎の瞳
nishibi yori mabushiku moeru koi kokoro
tamashii wo kuu honoo no hitomi

burning more brilliantly than the westerly sun-
my infatuation.
eating up my soul, your flaming eyes.

it is a commissioned work by ~the-warrior-of-ruin (a.k.a. Stephen Whittingstall). akako is a character in his webcomic
The Warrior of Ruin (www.thewarriorofruin.com)

this is the inspiration for the akako in my mind that finally oozed out onto the monitor:



basically akako's element is fire and so the tanka written is full of heat. even a blue dress couldn't drown the fire.

pencil sketch on A4 drawing, scanned and colored in photoshop 7.0.

by #dALinkSystem
Starry blue nekogirl by *SheIsBlueAi


and Menma-Chan by *efMoe
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for comment/critique contest, december 2012

On anyone's eyes, their first impression of this piece, they would think that it has been done traditionally. That's just how you actually fooled them, it fooled me too. It looked so much like an oil painting the first time I laid eyes on this. You showed us that even a digital work can be painted like a traditional method.

Here are the strong part of this drawing, of how you pointed out the focal point at the upper part of her body, making people focus more on her face, followed by her clothes then last part of the legs, making it more less-detailed when it reaches down below, just like the background, it's not necessary to make a background for this piece..

..however, it's more advisable to fill up the white space. There are such thing, and it gives your persona more spotlight, especially when you've put the lighting on her right side (our left side). When positioned the lighting, there could have been more highlights on her skins, just like how you did on her clothes, and you could play more with the volumes of the gradient, less white on the skirt when it goes near her arms.

I thought this piece could use some blending, but at some art it doesn't have to be necessary because you play so well with the colouring technique that it gives the specialty and warmth to anyone viewing it :)
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well first of all i have to said as profesional artis,your work shows,a very deep sensation of of luminosity and contrast.the background,fits pretty well,composition,and shape.the shade work,is been do it fine because there is notice when,the edges of contrast break trough the subject matter.we can caugh inded,into the folds of the custom or dress wat she have wearing.and pretty god work doing the details in face is remarkable because semms like a watercolor but dont losse the realistic squeme.one of the most hardes part and drawing the human figure is the fact in how we so ofthen strive whit the work of hands,and the most important achieve the expresion on face of the subject,so thinking all this about this is one of my favorites because you did it a few times there as a coleccion.in the future i give you my most sincere tanks because i use it this as a tutorial,study deeply your work,you shoul write a book to someones wo have the interes in folow you.tanks again for be honored to critic your work,it was so dificult to me do it.have a great day.
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HeavenlySasha Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So beautifull :,D
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:iconpenfreakks:
penfreakks Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really love this! she's so adorable and looks like a cute doll :iconilavplz:
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:iconpandoraravenkate:
pandoraravenkate Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! I thought this was a photo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkanasatthu:
kanasatthu Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
shes very pretty i like her eyes
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:iconmiam-pepin:
Miam-Pepin Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
the painting <333 Wonderful !
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:iconphotospider:
photospider Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Beautiful, very expressive!
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:iconloserdog:
LoserDog Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice!
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:iconmikita-shikaku:
Mikita-Shikaku Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012
Lovely work!
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:iconmae-fliy:
Mae-Fliy Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist
WOW, very impressive, beautiful painting! :aww:
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:iconlordcolts:
LordColts Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
Fantastic work! =D
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:iconrozara:
Rozara Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Truly amazing.
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:iconmonkeyboy1993:
MoNkEyBoY1993 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely incredible.
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:iconannemiekedw:
AnnemiekedW Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Love the lighting in this :heart: Beautiful work of art !
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:iconfun2s007:
fun2s007 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
lovely...
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:iconscoutingforgeeks:
ScoutingForGeeks Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:wow: this is so beautiful, her face and the lighting are really impressive
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:iconkaza-kaizen:
Kaza-kaizen Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
cool
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:iconfroschgott1965:
FroschGott1965 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful! :)
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:iconthedorkyweirdo:
THEDORKYWEIRDO Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She seems so delicate...very pretty :)
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:iconin2umniakillh3r:
In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sweet. :love:
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:iconlucy-dakittykatdevil:
Lucy-DaKittyKatDevil Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really really good. I love it!
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:iconmelikeumanime:
MeLikeUmAnime Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Very pretty. Very feminine. Nice pastel colors and good use of light and shade. Great job.
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:iconcobaltdeirdre:
CobaltDeirdre Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   General Artist
Good job ;]
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:iconimkindabusy:
imkindabusy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
lovely ~~ ;u;
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:iconrhejulmag:
RheJulMag Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow.
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:iconcaddman:
caddman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
Beautifully captivating...:heart:
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:iconpara-novelist:
Para-Novelist Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Wow! This is amazing!
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:iconpsychoanimegirl:
psychoanimegirl Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She's amazing! She looks so adorable sitting there!!!!
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:iconsweepingsand:
SweepingSand Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous!
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:iconsqualllion1:
SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing
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:iconphotonlights:
PhotonLights Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So pretty! Well done :)
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:iconlivindeadboy:
livindeadboy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
stunning picture
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:iconhopelessbanana:
HopelessBanana Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow... this is completely stunning.
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:iconmrjimbo:
MrJimbo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and her left leg (the one on the right) should be less visible.. that's my opinion
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:iconmrjimbo:
MrJimbo Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i think she should've squeezed her hand to show the "heat"
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:iconlordrook:
lordrook Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Very nice!
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:iconpowerfulwoodelf:
Powerfulwoodelf Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
beautiful!!
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:iconscorpionr95:
scorpionr95 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work as always, I have to say I love most all your pieces in some way but this one blew me away, just... woah.
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:iconanimalofmanycolors:
AnimalofManyColors Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
It's beautiful but very simple at the same time :3
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:iconcarouselclover:
carouselclover Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This is very beautiful. I love the lighting so much!
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:iconmohammadallahi:
MohammadAllahi Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
good
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Very nice. :)
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:iconsock-eating-ninjas:
sock-eating-ninjas Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
UGHHHH WHY ARE YOU SO GOOD
This is so beautiful!
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:iconkitcatclaz:
kitcatclaz Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Photographer
Very beautiful painting. This character is so cute, just proves that you can still be
a bit sexy WITH cloths on. I love the hand placement and the shadow effects.
simply amazing :D
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ReviewstoMaster Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is REALLY REALLY REEEEAAALLY NICE! :D It came out superb!

Keep up the good work! :thumbsup:
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:iconmr-spriken:
Mr-Spriken Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was so happy you took on this project, you brought my Akako to life in a way I would have never known. You have such wonderful talent, and all your work is beautiful. I love the tanka the goes along with the work as well.

You really captured her spirit in this piece and I am very grateful. Thanks again!

-Stephen Whittingstall
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Despiteeverythingxx Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
WoW!
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:iconecklair:
Ecklair Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh it's wonderful ^^
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:iconnoshibeya:
noshibeya Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Cool!:la:
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:iconsuyuku-san:
suyuku-san Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Writer
so many of your works look like photos instead of paintings it's amazing!!
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