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Minako the Awkward by Malla13 Minako the Awkward by Malla13
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The finished fan art portrait of my monk character from the online game Guild Wars. :)

There are things I like, thing I wish I'd reworked, and things I wish I hadn't done, but overall I'm quite pleased with this one. I even tried out some new tools in Painter that I'd never played with before (the tapered bleach erasers can give you some really cool effects!).

This was the first time I've tried to paint more Asian features, and I don't think I pulled it off too well. :| She does look pretty, though. I purposefully kept her eye a little large to fit into the whole game-character anime look, plus I think the light reflections look more obvious in a bigger eye.

About a week on and off, many refs used.
Guild Wars (c) Anet, NCsoft, probably someone else.
Minako (c) ME. :D I love my characters!
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iceofwolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Minako the Adorable. :aww: I so miss Guild Wars. I really like the tattoos, but as someone else pointed to me on one of my only two pieces of visual art, I think they seem almost painted on, rather than inked in. I'm not real sure how to explain it...
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
I know what you mean. I really struggled with the tattoos, and this was the best version I managed.
Overall, though, I'm ridiculously proud of this one. It think it's my best so far technique-wise. :)
Thanks for commenting!
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iceofwolf Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, it's a great picture and a far stretch better than I can do even with photomanips. :P You've every right to be proud. :aww:
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chyminy Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's very pretty. Your sense of proportions are really strong.
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you. Trust me, that's only with faces. I can't do landscapes or machines or much else really. XD
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luiskaan Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
very nice..
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Thank you.
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Phronima Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're clearly very talented, and this piece I thought was a photo at first! Very awesome stuff
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
Thank you! Glad you liked it. :D
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zillah-nightshade Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010
I don't think the Asian features were pulled off badly at all! She looks amazing! The lighting is fantastic!
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Thanks! I'm really super-proud of the lighting on this one. I'm glad I pushed it as much as I did. :D
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zillah-nightshade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Oh, yeah, it looks great!!! The lighting is perfect... you pushed it just far enough!
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Dark-Aires Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats some good stuff. Wouldnt mind seeing the monk in action with our crew
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2010
Wow, that's awfully nice considering you've never seen me play. XD You don't want to see her skill builds, trust me.
Thanks for commenting! :D
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Brok3nD011 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student General Artist
B.
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...that's all i gotta say. :heart:
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
:dance: Excellent comment is excellent! :D Thank you!
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Brok3nD011 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Student General Artist
u'r welcome. ^^ :hug:
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clockworkparadox Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
wow, she's really pretty, I like this one a lot!
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thank you bunches. :D
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brokenpuppet86 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional
Brilliant job, you've got good reason to love your charcters. top stuff :)
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
Thank you! :D
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brokenpuppet86 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional
no prob!
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theDeathspell Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
great job, wonderful mood :lol: ! You're right to be proud of that :D
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
:dance: Thank you so much!
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niji707 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010   Digital Artist
she is lovely!! :heart: I love the palette you used!
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010
I'm glad. ^_^ It took a while for me to get the colors to work, so thank you for saying that!
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Diseux Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Wow! That's gorgeous I love how you did the hair. Amazing lighting as well you really pulled it off ^_^
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Malla13 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2010
Thank you. :D I'm quite proud of her.
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