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Sumire by juuhanna Sumire by juuhanna
Oh my GOD.

I started this with a happy go lucky attitude but... after like 4 days of painting I was starting to grind my teeth together with slight annoyance. I just wanted this to be DONE! FINISHED!
Well I'm happy I did finish, but I thought I'd never manage to refine all the details and auggghhh! It was good practice to learn to be a little more patient so it was useful for me. :)

Anyway! Sumire means violet, so naturally I wanted her dress to have violet color in it. And since the dress is inspired by kimono, I tried to capture that amazing royal purple that especially older kimono tend to have.
So royal purple goes with what? Well, red white and gold of course! A classic color-combination I think. :)

I hope you all like this! I will make a wallpaper of this too, a close-up of her face (I kinda wanna cry right now 'cause this is like 15% of actual full-size painting, all the details I worked so hard on are lost, augh!)

The lineart is done again by the marvelously great artist :iconmeganerid:, be sure to visit his gallery!
And the paint-work & color-scheme are by me as per usual! :aww:
Medium: Photoshop.

The full Meganerid-collaborations set at TUMBLR ->…
Please do not repost. :rose:
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xXDevilishN3k0GirlXx Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really like this :3
juuhanna Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
puppetjarihop Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
sorry for not commenting before fantastic drawing
juuhanna Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :hug:
Amrock Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Filmographer
Astig100 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
woah!! AMAZING as usual!!
juuhanna Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Just astonishing.

Sumire-chan's overall styling & demeanour has all the qualities of an austere, noble & powerful lady both internally & physically. The de-constructed styling of her HanFu'/Kimono is unique in that it both amps her character with a very bold feel through thick layers & accessories but with enough space and divided layers allowing for display of healthy figure (Especially with her soft yet firm upper arms & sharp clavicle lines). The ornamentation is also well balanced b/w the plain fabrics, and they complement each other rather than steal attention. :star::heart::star:

Simply a cornucopia of wholesome colours & forms, also this design evokes your unique Asian-based fusion style [link] and it would be interesting to see where you will further take such fantasy styles to. Love it!
juuhanna Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :sun: The design is by *MeganeRid though, I'm only in charge of the colors. ;) But I'm glad to hear you like the piece and design as a whole! :hug:
Yasuki-Konno Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
You're Very Welcome!
Your colourwork and its selections here blended perfectly with the overall designs while reflecting namesake (すみれ=violet).
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