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Art Trade - Mizushima-Hikaru by ShinguAmito Art Trade - Mizushima-Hikaru by ShinguAmito
This year, I spent approximately 12 hours of my b-day doing this... and it was so worth it!! Now I'm 3 for 3!!

This time there is a MAJOR improvement in anatomy and hands. It's not perfect, but it's better than what I've done. This may very well be one of the best pieces I've done in 2012... and to think, I was nowhere near this last year at the same time.

Wow... it's been a long journey. Glad I could end this year
with a bang (somewhat).

Some things I wasn't sure of were coloring with the black/white contrast I got going on... among other things.

I most likely won't be able to get other requests done before Jan. 1, but rest assured, I am doing them before I do anything else, I promise. But I need a break after doing this... so tired.

Please let me know what you think/critique , as always. Especially let me know what you think of the coloring; this is my third coloring attempt in a while.

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good job
nice hair
nice hands
nice fist
nist hair color
nice expression
nice hair style
nice rack :iconhornyplz:

Her body is a noodle Just like my OC Risa =P
Pelvic line is too harsh
Her open hand is still a little off - mainly her thumb bending downwards too much...
We don't get to see her skirt or legs :iconokayguyplz:

3/5 impact cuz the background is white xD

Hair would of looked better with highlights idk that's just me i love highlights

Now that i have been looking at this for a good 10 minutes, that thumb is way too big, It should be about the same lenght as the pinky

Overall nice work, I am looking foward to what you come up with next year :)

Line weight on the open hand is not consistant, especially around the fingers
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My main thought whenever I see this is that the lines are much too harsh, especially around the lower torso, and the closed hand. They stand out to much and kind of take the eye away from the coloring and details and pretty much the overall character. Another thing is that a lot of the color, especially around the open hand, is grainy. That may have been done on purpose, to replicate the lines in the hand, but if so, it's random, as the lines on the hand, at least up to the fingers, follow a certain pattern. I really wish this would have had a back ground or some such, even if it was just a contrasting gradient. I do like the coloring on the jacket, instead of using solid lines for the folds, you shaded. Which is nice, in most cases, this being one of those.
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I likes the linework, but i don't know if i like it with this shading style.
since the lines where so bold and clean, i feel the shading should follow up with that
maybe cel shading would be better for this, the shadings her are too soft for lines that bold.
ShinguAmito Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
I agree... this was not the best method to utilize when dealing with solid black in the linework.

I will try the cell shading style next... hopefully I get better results!
ShonenBlackManga5 Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!! This is really cool man! Like i thought, Your next piece would be better :D!
I see a lot of improvements, keep it up!
ShinguAmito Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot dude!! I aim to get better each piece; let's hope it continues!!
BlackStar2661 Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
See, this looks nice!
ShinguAmito Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks man!! It could be better though :P
FlowSlam16 Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG ITS HOSHI I :heart: this!
ShinguAmito Dec 31, 2012  Student General Artist
:XD: glad you like it!!! I hope I did the character justice lol.
FlowSlam16 Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HikaMizushima Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You did. It looks like a pose she would do. The expression is definitely her lol. You did a great job.
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