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Blossom Queen - Art Trade by IanLammiArt Blossom Queen - Art Trade by IanLammiArt
This is :iconkatrina-b-s:'s OC Blossom Queen. I drew this for my art trade with her! The one thing that I didn't know how to do was Blossom Queen's kimono... I think I'm getting better at digital art though!!! I have had a lot of inspiration from a few Deviants on here but yea I'm also trying to find my own style. Overall though I think this was a huge success! I can't wait to try something else out :) also for those of you who want to see WIPs check out my facebook page: [link] though I don't always have wips I will have them there instead of on here :)

Materials Used:
Photoshop CS6
LaPazz Tablet
MacBook Pro
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm very sorry that I'm this late, I was very busy at university!

First of all I think that you're on a very good way to your own unique style!

I like that you varied the width of your outlines, it makes the whole picture more lively and interesting to look at. However that sometimes seems a bit "random", e.g. I think that the outlines of the umberella top are far too thick compared to the rest. A good thing to keep in mind about outlines is that a good place for thicker outlines is where shadows will be in your colouring. Sometimes the most outside lines (those that seperate the character from the background) are overall slightly thicker than the rest. Not a must-do though. I'd say just experiment with that, until you find something that works for you. Trial and error is the best way to go there!

Your drawing is very clean, with clean lines and a fitting clean colouring. I don't know how far you want to go with colouring (also in regard to details), but you could try out using one or two more shades, for example for her eyes, or simply a part of your picture you want to stand out.

All in all it's a really well executed and cute drawing, well done! :)

PS: Please keep in mind that all of the above is only my own opinion, so you're free to disagree with everything I said of course!
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Artist
thanks for the feed back! :D It was super helpful ^_^ I'll remember that stuff for next time :)
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, I'm glad if I could help! :)
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Student Artist
yup it was helpful ^_^
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good to hear^^
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:iconbuuckphotography:
BuuckPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Nice! I like how the waves/wrinkles in her outfit turned out :D
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks man!!! :D
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:iconhimitsu4schuu:
Himitsu4Schuu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
This beautiful deviation was featured here: [link]
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
WOAH!!! I feel so honored! :D My first feature ^_^
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:iconhimitsu4schuu:
Himitsu4Schuu Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yaaaaay) :handshake:
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Artist
:D
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:iconsydnorn:
sydnorn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Dude, your style is just awesome. I've always loved digital art (probably because I have no idea how you all do it) haha, this is super cool though. I love the umbrella and the little tree with the blossoms! The colors are perfect too.
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
Haha thanks man xD It's the same for me with photography and photo-manipulation :D thanks ^_^ and I loved making the little tree xD probably that but the sakura blossoms come pretty close to second just cause I figure out how to gradient them well :)
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:iconsydnorn:
sydnorn Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I love that about art though, at least in my case, I learn by doing. It can be a slow-ish process but it's fun! (: That's awesome. :D
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Student Artist
SO true!!! It's funny cause yesterday my mom was watching this video about knitting and the lady said: "I guess the reason I love knitting is because it always presents new challenges and I'm constantly learning something new and I don't know of other hobbies that are like that" and afterwords I said "I guess she's never heard of art" :P and we're always doing and learning new things xD
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sana24 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student General Artist
I really liked the cel shading here, especially her hair. It's beautiful, very well done :)
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you! I was a little worried about the hair but in the end I'm pleased with how it turned out :)
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
such a cute outfit!
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
Thank you :D
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TurquoisePastel Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you're welcome :3
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FallingDaWnStar13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awwww This is soo cute!! <33 You did amazing on her. <33 I love the background and the pose you put her in. Great job. ^^
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks ^_^ I'm glad you like it :D It was a really fun character to draw ^_^ so most parts were easy enough :)
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:iconfallingdawnstar13:
FallingDaWnStar13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome. I think it looks really good. She is a fun character. My sister creates good ones. ^^
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
yea she does :D I love them ^_^ speaking of which I should start the stuff for your guys contest xD btw what s the relationship between the two OCs you guys are using in the contest?
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:iconfallingdawnstar13:
FallingDaWnStar13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmm none at the moment. We just put our ocs together. So you can really draw them anyway you want. You can draw them as best friends or rivals or just together playing a game. They dont belong in the same world. We just like them so we wanted them in the contest. ^^
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
ok cool :) I have an idea for both of them then ^__^
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:iconfallingdawnstar13:
FallingDaWnStar13 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome. I can't wait to see it. ^u^
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
cool :D same LOL xD
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nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
Warning! I may be frank so don't take this too personally:

Your style is well-defined and you seem to have good skill regarding line art and coloring things a la traditional cartoon style (I mean: bold colors, cel-shading, defined outlines, etc.).

I could see that the clothes need a little more logic. To me, right now, they look crumpled (poor character!) and worn in haste. Not to mention flat. I suggest you try making sketches or doodles based on a reference or a real-life model so you can practice drawing clothes (even if it is just a mannequin wearing a kimono). However, if that was the point, well, I apologize for not understanding. I cannot comment much as this is a very stylized work (and it's chibi, right?, super deformed is super deformed to each artist =P and you seem to have the basic proportions right anyway).

Overall, it's a neat work :) Good job! :shamrock:
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
haha thank you :) and yes my mom had mentioned the same thing about the clothing. I know I should do more realistic sketches of clothes to see how they fall and the the creases and folds better :) thank you so much for your criticism ^_^ It'll help a lot and I'll pay more attention to clothing from now on! And thank you :D all that was very hep full :) and yes since it's chibi it is much more deformed :P I do some realism as well but because I do it on paper it often times doesn't get onto here since I don't have a scanner and am not good at taking pictures of them >.>
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:iconnonecansee:
nonecansee Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist
You're welcome :)

Good luck on your other art endeavors :shamrock:
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
thanks again :)
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:iconphyredeiter:
PhyreDeiter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeahhh Ian!!! X]
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
xD like how it turned out?
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PhyreDeiter Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student General Artist
A lot! {=D
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student Artist
Cool :D
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:iconmagiiipoo:
magiiipoo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great job Ian!
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
Ah!!! You're back :DDD and thank you ^_^
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magiiipoo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
: D
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:iconkatrina-b-s:
Katrina-B-S Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! I really love this! You drew her so great! I love how you did her kimono! and i love how you did the tree and grass! :heart: :heart: She looks soooo beautifull! Thanks so much! I will have yours up i think by tomorrow!
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
Thanks!!! I'm so relieved that you like it :D esp. that you like the kimono :P and thanks xD did you notice the sakura blossoms? xD glad I can do your OC justice ^_^ ok cool :D I can't wait to see it!
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:iconkatrina-b-s:
Katrina-B-S Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are very welcome! ^^ Yes they are sooo pretty! I am glad that you cant wait to see my side! ^^
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Artist
haha of course I can't wait! :D After all you're doing the first official drawing of Ryuu :P
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:iconkatrina-b-s:
Katrina-B-S Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! ^^
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:iconianlammiart:
IanLammiArt Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Student Artist
^_^
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