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Kaida Cho Shiyakae by kheleksul Kaida Cho Shiyakae by kheleksul
Working on them commissions. 8) A bit rough in some places, but ... considering it was supposed to be a headshot, maybe it's not such a big deal. The coloring was inspired by the very famously pretty chinese novel style.

Click for a close-up!

Thanks for the 500k hits! You guys are BEYOND awesome. <333

-OpenCanvas1.1 (sketching and initial color plotting)
-Corel Painter IX (digital painting)
-Adobe Photoshop CS2 (digital painting)

Art (c) Catherine Lu (~kheleksul)
Character (c) Dawniechan (=DawnieChan)


EDIT: 4/07/2009 - Fixed up the anatomy a bit, and also uploaded a larger file for your viewing enjoyment. XD
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:icona3kitsune:
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
I like.                                                                                                           Happy Dumpling 
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PkLove-Chan Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My god this is so good my heart stopped.
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:iconpetraimboden:
PetraImboden Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful artwork :D
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:iconkirahayami:
KiraHayami Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2009
Oh my! Awesome! <3 :+fav:
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:iconkibainuzukalove:
Kibainuzukalove Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009
cool
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:icondeadxcross:
DeadXCross Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty Asian is pretty. I lurve how you draw them
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:iconxetijelut:
Xetijelut Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's so pretty! I love the textures, patterns and colours. The fan.. <333
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:iconxamaranthine:
xAmaranthine Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2009
This is lovely! I love the colors and the small details ^^
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:iconfreethought:
freethought Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
i really like those bright soft colors and the texturing :D you did a good job here :+fav:
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:icongalbinus:
Galbinus Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Gorgeous colors, you've really brought this character to life! :+fav:

I love the way you do hair :heart: I insist you upload a tutorial or process or something. Divulge to us your secretsss

Please keep up the awesome work!
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DiMaio Featured By Owner May 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
gorgeous!
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Bun800 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
The details on her clothing and fans looks very nice. great job
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional
I think this looks pretty nice and you did a good job with the colours :nod: They seem fairly warm to me. And it looks good how you reflected some of the cooler tones onto the top part of her suit.
However what bugs me is that the textures kind of go all over the image. I really quite connect the texture to the wall behind the girl, but then it also shows through in her pants and the sleeves. And subtly over all of the background. I think that flattens out the piece a little because it connects many elements on one plane.
But other than that, good work! :aww:

Daniel
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memod Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009  Professional
I think this looks pretty nice and you did a good job with the colours :nod: They seem fairly warm to me. And it looks good how you reflected some of the cooler tones onto the top part of her suit.
However what bugs me is that the textures kind of go all over the image. I really quite connect the texture to the wall behind the girl, but then it also shows through in her pants and the sleeves. And subtly over all of the background. I think that flattens out the piece a little because it connects many elements on one plane.
But other than that, good work! :aww:

Daniel
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Katsumiyo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Beautiful details, and I love the shading and color scheme too.
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:iconairiana:
Airiana Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous :)
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:icongrifdaddy:
Grifdaddy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
She looks great, nice work on this one.
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:iconkimaria:
Kimaria Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
What a cute face she has!

I love how the hair seems to be 'in motion'. The little lanterns in the back really seem to glow, as well!
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forbiden-love Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2009
wow very beautiful.
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Tsubasa-No-Kami Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
>w< dreamy colors~~~!
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:iconmelodiya:
melodiya Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009   Digital Artist
Beautiful...!! I have no more words... :XD:

Congrats on your 500,000 hits! ^_^
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:iconwolfragna:
Wolfragna Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice
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:iconlittleblueowls:
LittleBlueOwls Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awesome
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Hubby-N-Dad Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009
Very nice, very nice... really like the coloring! Look at you giving your customer bonus artwork... go you!
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greeneye1981 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
-- I love China girl.Don't you teehee :D
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KJ-Illustration Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the colors you used and her pose, stunning one! :hug: - Kim
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
She's so pretty! I love it :D
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Dauntingllama Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
yuor stuff is so gorgeous!
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FoolToMuse Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
I like the attention to detail you gave her clothes and fans. Nice lighting too. You can really tell what fabric the dress is made out of. Good job!~
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:iconskymanmoon:
SkymanMoon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Awesome!
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hozeanjiru Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
so beautyfulll !! :D
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kit1 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice colours. I like the patterns you use.

There seems to be something a little off with the placement of her arm/shoulder area (the one that's up in the air). It looks a little too close to her neck to me. Hrmm...
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bluessence Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
I'm going to be finishing up a drawing of this character in a few weeks too! So this is very inspiring, I especially love how you drew her face ^_^ *hugs*
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Shamziel Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
How sweet and fun! The pose flows very naturally, the colors are beautiful, and her expression and clothes are very eye-catching. I am particularly intrigued by the gauze sleeves.

Regardless of the way the fans are held, this came out very well. You should be proud!
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anikakinka Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009   Digital Artist
her face is so cute <3
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:iconflyingwind:
flyingWind Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student General Artist
beautiful^^
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome art. She is pretty.
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:iconciaee:
ciaee Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Student General Artist
Very nice, Khel! I love the (wood?) textures. :love:
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hotarujaejae Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist
beautiful colors <3
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EssenceOfBelladonna Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
So pretty! :)
I love the shine on the fabric
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June-sama Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Woooow~ This is so pretty. I love the posing, colors and the textures. Excellent job!:wow:
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Valkyrie93 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist
amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing :w00t:!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconkheleksul:
kheleksul Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thanks, love! <333 >w<
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:iconmegounette:
megounette Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
I love it !♥ The atmosphere, the colors...it looks kinda dynamic & joyful =D
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:iconkheleksul:
kheleksul Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
*laughs* Dynamic and joyful ... X) I think CNS always comes off joyful. :D Thanks, Megooo
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StriderDave Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
That...is something I need to get a print of when I get back to the states. It's simply lovely.
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:iconkheleksul:
kheleksul Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
PFF you're in the HEARTLAND of ANIME. like you'd want some cop-off fake anime picture. XD

Jkjk Ethan showed me your sushi pictures ... *SO JEALOUS* How's it like? Japan? :)
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StriderDave Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Be that as it may, the heartland of anime comes with a high price. Who's to say I wouldn't want to knockoff for cheaper :)

As for Japan, words simply can't describe even my first week here and I still haven't even seen the cherry blossoms yet. Good thing I have a camera to help describe things for me, keep an eye out for pictures on facebook. Or maybe if I'm feeling artsy I may post a few sakura photos on here if I like them enough.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Gorgeous colours and pose.
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kheleksul Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
Thanks, lovely! <3333
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