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400k Kiriban, Number 1 by algenpfleger 400k Kiriban, Number 1 by algenpfleger
Heya! I recently hit 400000 pageviews and made like a Kiriban thing! Turned out three people caught it, so this is only the first one haha : D I think it's a really nice tradition though, doing this, something that separates dA from other sites, it's a bit like children making sand cakes for each other!


Sooo this one is for :icongizenya:, it's her character Salukia, although I'm afraid I kind of... drifted a bit away from the original design Ö_Ö I hope you don't mind Giz!

Anyways, I reaaaally enjoyed this one, I don't usually work this stylized, I always used to think naaah you gotta be all realistic and shit, but damn it's fun to just go crazy for once! Actually, it's not a bad idea to concentrate on staying true to how nature works and all, but the expressiveness and liveliness that crazy abstraction seems to provide is... more rewarding than I used to think! O_O



Steps and layered psd file!


Done in PS CS3 as usual, done without refs as usual (except for the character design of course!), took about 2-3 days working on and off.

Cheers!
Hannes
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:iconcolleen-callie:
Colleen-Callie Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous. I hope one day I'm this good!
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:icondogviolet:
Dogviolet Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Wow! Um...what's a kiriban?
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:iconhedoru-katai:
Hedoru-Katai Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great work really.. you're excellent. :3
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:icontracywong:
TracyWong Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome! Your palette choice is beautiful and your character's body language and expression is wonderful! Very cool!
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:iconraistlin82:
Raistlin82 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
This is so amazing!
You're the best.
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:iconradar69:
radar69 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012
awesome - I love the way you use your light !
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:iconproject-epic:
project-epic Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thats amazing
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:iconweremole:
weremole Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sweet lighting. Even if it is a year old (know the feel).
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:iconlap-toxiccat:
LAP-ToxicCat Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Brilliant piece of work! Everything just works together really well.
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:iconerikshoemaker:
ErikShoemaker Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
die Farben.. :love:
Und danke fürs step by step, das rendering ist echt genial gut.
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:iconvincizhang1990:
vincizhang1990 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Masterpiece!
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:iconvagepaul:
vagepaul Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
oeps matic EfFry ware
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:icondrmonkeygreen:
drmonkeygreen Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012
so cute
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:iconhuman-assault:
Human-Assault Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student
OMG!!!! You are fucking awesome
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:iconlouscharacters:
LousCharacters Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist
l'effet du pied sur l'eau .. magnifique !
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:iconthelastblueapple:
TheLastBlueApple Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
how did you manage to do this, it seems so real yet, its not real. Great Work! Thanks for sharing this picture!
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:iconladynox-white:
ladynox-white Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
awesome!!!!
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:icontrab81:
trab81 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YEAH !!
very nice work indeed
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:iconspells17:
Spells17 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Amazing. I especially love magical things! Oh and lotuses. Very nice! :D
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:iconalimac:
Alimac Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
this is so amaizing!
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:iconnerdcandy4u:
nerdcandy4u Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
This is stunning! Took my breath away!
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:iconallanced:
allanced Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
amazing job!
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:iconterencepho:
TerencePho Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
I love this one!!! :O
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:iconnahdine:
nahdine Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just awesome!
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:icongizmolove20:
gizmolove20 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011
amazing!!! :)
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:iconsyaoranredfire:
syaoranredfire Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's awesome, her pose, lightning from her and quick flip on water.specialy i love the lightning!! it's really cool!
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MadDashGraphics Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Love the colors.
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:iconstr4yk1tt3n:
str4yk1tt3n Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011
Love this!
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:icondaunknowna:
daunknowna Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She sorta has really long legs.
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:iconsobercollegekid23:
sobercollegekid23 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Beautiful painting.

Looks like she's about to turn the guy who scorned her into a toad.
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:iconlightbluepencil:
Lightbluepencil Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
she is so sweet!
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twisterguy Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
nice! awesome gallery!
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:iconmrstwix90:
MrsTwix90 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
this is soooo cooooooool X3
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:iconsoaringmoose:
soaringmoose Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
hahaha, what an extreme "oh face" I like it though. The movement and angle of the piece really emphasize the action. I hope she wins this fight
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:iconhitsugayahinamori:
hitsugayahinamori Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
ur understanding of 3d form and lighting is superb :D
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:iconscottaltmann:
scottaltmann Featured By Owner May 29, 2011
awesome piece- love the translucency of the dress
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:iconepicmyst:
EpicMyst Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! WOW! This just blue me away. I can't even explain it, but it's blown me away. There is so much to love about the way you did this. And I'm sure you've been told many times before me. XD
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CHARLESRATTERAY Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
gorgeous work
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:iconvampyre-lover:
Vampyre-Lover Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
WOW!!! Gorgeous!!!
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:iconbuumoo:
buumoo Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is soo adorable, I absolutely love the colour choices. :heart:
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:iconflankers:
flankers Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Featured in Favorites of #CreativeGallery
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iMickeyD Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Excellent image! :)
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:iconresidentfrankenstein:
ResidentFrankenstein Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student General Artist
I love your combination of powerful expression and great painting. The emotion of her face and dynamic movement make this entirely awesome.Too many artists paint pretty people well and usually fail to include emotion - glad to see you do so.
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drunkenbullfrog Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
came through jollyjack's faves... and thought 'jubilee?', this would work for her.
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:iconumlando:
umlando Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011
Just too fun!
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:icondarkdragon247:
DarkDragon247 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nett! :D
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:icon100kr:
100kr Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I like how crisp your paintings are.
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:iconntieyko:
Ntieyko Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This great work has been featured in my journal.
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:iconmyartmystyle:
MyartMystyle Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Lovely illustration. =)
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crystalffx Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
wooooowww...... your painting is very beautiful
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