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Music Surrounds by moyan Music Surrounds by moyan
megurine luka, vocaloid 03.

another chance to do long wild flowing hair~! i love it~!

close-ups and work in progress here ^_^:

some credits to the wonderful stock and brush provider here in dA:

Jungshan Ink textures by *Jungshan
Circuit Board by ~alytre
Music Notes Brushes by ~missedyn
fractal brush 2 by =night-fate-stock (removed from gallery)

reference photo by the incredible *calssara

by #dALinkSystem
i recommend some good exercises with nimble fingers to play with the child inside you- so, look at this papercraft doll of Luka~ >u<~
by *tsunyandere
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xGhostwriterx Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My stars I though this was a photo! :wow: 
This is incredible, you are one amazing artist, please don't ever stop drawing. :clap:
Andprog Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love her hair and outfits very nice work!!!
Amargaard Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Crazily realistic :D
MadeItMyself101 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
<3 this is fantastic!
C3darCoelln3r Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
wow, i loovveee!
gnohz Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Professional Photographer
Awwwwesome! :wow:
PandoraBakura Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist
KYAAAAH I LOVE Calssara~~!!! This is a wonderful drawing!!! :heart:
Xx-Yuri-xX Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You drew Luka?!?!?!?! -explodes from awesomeness again- How many times have I exploded? ._.
TLL-MatheX Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your drawing skills are over the top :omfg:
ZollaUchiha Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
u sure thiis is not a picture!!?? :o
motive337 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Love it!! you pull off her look very well.
Afeena Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Student
Really good job o-o
TellitaMS Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
oh god it looks so real!!! >OOO love it!!
RockerRainMarie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Three things I love, art, music, and pink hair! :happybounce:
TheOfficialHUM3N Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013   Digital Artist
Music is life ;p Excellent image
Ratty103 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome work.
Faithful-Imagination Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Elmaniana Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
HikariSha05 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...i hate you...
Eehcoli91 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Holy shizzzz. O= The cosplay and this art is amazing!
aiyamey Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
it's not a photo? :wow:
ArisT0te Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Digital Artist
For comment/critique contest, december 2012.

I chose to criticize this picture because I think this is one of the most developed your digital art!
To begin with I must say that you have a good level of painting, the whole character is well done, the proportions are good and the clothes are well done! I find, however, a pity that you have changed the look that originally was looking at us! The impact of the image is not too bad, however the image seems a little flat, the magical effect is well done and blends well with the character, I think you could add colors to to give effect alive!
I think you could improve:
- Mastering photoshop, I think you can greatly improve in this area, and this would be very beneficial to your paintings, you need more technique to get a better record, I do not know if this is the case but I feel that you are working on one layer to paint!
- Do not try to replicate exactly, try to add lighting effects, reflections on the metal and clothing based on that texture, one can increase the contrast of the image, highlight areas very bright or very dark .
- The background for me it does not blend with the character, it seems to me that this is a picture ... I think you should try making your own background even if they are not too detailed! Example of this work [link] the background is simple, but it blends better with the character.

For me, your levels of paint is very good, you just need to find your technique on photoshop and improve your mastery of this one, and improve your background.

To advance in photoshop must try everything, there often to a good number of method to achieve a desired result. I suppose you want a realistic rendering, for that I suggest you increase the contrast and light effects on elements such as shiny metal!
If this is not the case, try to paint on multiple layers, one for hair, body etc ... this allows rendering cleaner and can better affect the shadow on the lower layers!

I hope my review will not hit you or discourage you, I really think you with a good level of painting that be in traditional or digital, and you also have a unique vision of things! Are you missing a can of expertise on photoshop and it is up to you to find the techniques that suit you best!

I'm not a paint gods, I just give my opinion to help you and those you need to quickly improve your digital paintings! Ok now back to painting ^ ^: D

PS: sorry if my translation is bad-_-
moyan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional General Artist
congratulation, you have won the 3rd place in the comment and critique contest! :D
you've hit the nail on its head! you're so right i use the photoshop almost like a traditional canvas, although i don't really paint on single layer...
because of my very, very traditional artistic training, digital painting program is simply another way of wielding my brush using my past learned technique. it's cheaper, cleaner and easier to correct.
if only i have the time, i'll explore the photoshop to play with more effects. but alas, i have so many art materials waiting to be used i don't want to waste them. digital training has to wait. ^^;
tityanya Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is amazing <3
GreatNight32 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Totally off the Hook :squee:
Aisyeraa Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i thought this is a cosplay in real human. wow! this is amazing!
Crystalapril Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
Ohmy is this real ?
Art2Key Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
For comment/critique contest, december 2012.

In general, as a full ilustration everything seems to fit within themselves, however the the background above part (where Luka's head is) it's a bit too "strong" for the rest of the art. I explain it: when you first see the ilustration your eyes seem to focus on Luka's head, but that's not right, you appear to look askance at it because you eyes inmediately focus on that chip background. In my opinion, that wouldn't happen if Luka's colors would be more saturated, brightful, that would counteract that "strong" background.

About the illustration itself, the pose you've chosen fits wonderfully, creating an "active" atmosphere. The background is wonderfully expressive in the meaning that you did a great efford in matching Luka with it, taking it's time to give the message about where the music comes from in this case. Musical notations give the essence it needed to get that "fog" a role. I have to say that I new it was a digital painting because of the rest of your gallery but I wouldn't have noticed that if it were the very first time I saw a piece of art from you, why? It really looks realistic, more than other fanarts you've done before.

Great art! I hope you continue creating more.
jayxbriar4ever Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
(For the Comment + Critique Contest 2012)
First off, I'd like to say this is a lovely piece of art. The background is intriguing and there was some obvious effort put into it. I like the way it looks like the wiring and computer chips are wearing away. It looks quite good! Her face is so realistic it took me a few moments to convince myself this wasn't a cosplay photograph- good work there as well! The staff with the treble clef, sixteenth notes, eighth notes, and other various musical notations is very interesting the way it swirls around and fades out in certain places. Her hair looks good, but it isn't exactly realistic. Closer to the bottom it kind of starts to look flat and the parts that have a more obvious attempt to look more realistic don't look as good as it does closer to the roots of her hair. Her left arm looks slightly bulky in comparison to the other one as well. Just a few things you may want to keep in mind for your next piece. ;)
Luka's clothes look really good- the creases and folds and shading is very uniform and well done. The colors are attractive and work well together. her headset in particular is especially striking. The band on top of her head looks very good and the way you had the light hit the mic itself is very aesthetically pleasing. Overall, this is a great piece I like very much. Keep up the good work, sir!
drion4 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kage-ku Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
thought it was cosplay, sooo real~
Squeakable Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Me too!
articunolugialove Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
I thought it was a photo :o Amazing!
CoatTails Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
The coloring and shading is just amazing! She looks very realistic. ^^
Wideh-san-chan-kun Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love luka
LordColts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Great cosplay! =D
52HertzWhale Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
It's a drawing.
LordColts Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
Oops sorry about that! Awesome drawing! =P
SirFerrick Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastic. Looks super realistic, like a photo even in the medium sized version.
Ansuchi Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow, this is really wonderful. In the thumbnail I even thought it was the photo of my friend calssara.
Shugi-tanPocky Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
So Pwetty! =D
ShiroiKrow Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Student General Artist
THIS was made digitally?? D:
Reavean Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i thought it was an actual person... amazing!!
trueilovebvb123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
this is so beautiful :)
muacuoithu Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Student
she so prety...♥♥♥
RoseTheCow13 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Wow it looks just like a picture :iconwowplz:
trueilovebvb123 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
i thought it was one at first too,it looks so realistic.
RoseTheCow13 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012
yes moyan is so awesome!
BeautyIsOptional Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's like a frickin' photo.
Calssara Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
ohh it look wonderful *___________*
great work!!!
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