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This is a very lovely artwork and even more beautiful character design; her rich platinumcurls and unique fusion styling of detached sleeves with HanFu' based layering brings the best of both traditional and modern (Also the uniquely knotted obi is a nice touch!). She has healthy curves soft yet defined, and flat-chested primness allows for a smoooooth flow perfect in pure linear grace. Tonework is vibrant yet warm with lush colours of fair skin, earthen orange and jade, horns and golden cloud motifs suggest a mysterious still powered basis of her character. (It evokes the pacifist surreal beasts of East Asia myth if nothing else, particularly the Kirin) Anyways an OC both imaginative and charmingly beautiful within a scrumptious art-style. Thank You Very Much for this, hope to see more of this character!
Whoahhh, I can't remember when I last received such a long and well-thought, analyzing comment! Thanks so much, that was delightful to read! i'm glad to hear you like her, I have another (much more complex) sketch of her in my sketchbook. I hope I can continue working on it one of these days.
Gorgeous work, once again. Love the flowing colors. Adorable style. The noses still bother me a bit; no one seems to have nostrils. Like, the side part of the nose, not the actual holes in the nose. It just gives it a kind of strange look, since the lack of bridge makes them look Asian, but then they don't have distinctive enough nostrils, so they obviously cannot be Asian, though of course, they still need nostrils regardless.
Hmmmm. Well since the face is (or at least was, in the beginning) depicted with her jaw tilted slightly towards her chest, the shape of the tip of the nose would show but not the nostrils. You can see in the sketch-version on my commission-info deviation at the bottom left that she does have the line to indicate nostril on the right side originally, but since I painted over the lineart with only a slightly darker skin-tone, I guess it's not that defined anymore. I felt it was actually showing too much at first concidering the angle, but I'll see if I have the time to re-work it. Thanks for the comment~!
Thanks! To be honest this is a new color-combo for me (never really painted with pastel-like colors much), but it's practice and practice is good! I try to practice something new with every picture, even new color-schemes!