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Submitted on
July 24, 2011
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Date Taken
Jul 24, 2011, 3:57:46 PM
Adobe Photoshop 7.0
Kats' Aiji by missimoinsane Kats' Aiji by missimoinsane
Cropped Photo Version (Original Art Look Better - In Person!!!)

This is my half of an art trade with :iconkatdarkshines: aka *katdarkshines who is a fantastic artist! and great friend!

Yes I wanted to practice my digital skills but the lovely *katdarkshines asked if I would do this traditionally so that she could have it! (Friend both on n off dA!)

So she asked if I could do a traditional version of [link] which I agree'd too! As part of our art trade!!

So taking into account everything I know how to do traditionally and all stuff I've picked up while doing my other forms of artwork I was able to create this!

I started working with pencils upon A4 white printer paper to make a basic out line, I thought I'd do it in black and white pencils with perhaps a touch of black ball point pen. Only I remebered I have some unused water colour pencils and so I decided to embrace them along side the drawing pencils and ball point pen. I continued and then decided for easy use I'd use a black perminant marker to do her top which I them used in the hair too... I then went on to create the background upon finishing the whole piece (just over 4 hours) when I started doing the background but the water colour pencils were miss behaving and my smoke ruined the whole piece. So I took it off to my bedroom and decided to go over it in blues, purples and grays (eye shadow) only I got a bit carried away and decided to go over the hair so it was more brown, to go over the skin so it was more shaded and gave off a more realistic look and then to use various eye shadows to enhance the piece in areas I felt it needed. I then went and got a black fine liner and ust wont over some of the smaller areas (eyes, nostril, buckel etc) and then wrote my dA user, signed and dated. I then finished the whole thing off with a light spray of hairspray just incase!!! (de-smudgey-ness!)

I am deffinitly going to miss this as I am so very proud of it. But I need to get a frame and then Miss Katrina can have it :P

Please leave me crits/comments on how to improve future pieces of my art work.


Date Created: 24th July 2011.
Time: Just under 5 hours.
Style: Traditional Mixed Media Drawing.
Tools/Media Used:
- Pencils (6B, F, B, 4H).
- Water-Colour Pencils (Black, Brown, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow and Red).
- Eye Shadow (Bronze, Light Brown, Dark Brown, White, Black, Light Blue, Medium Blue, Dark Blue, Silver, Peach, Ash and Nude).
- Black perminant marker.
- Black fine liner.
- Black ballpoint pen.

Subject: Aiji from LM.C!
For: *katdarkshines
Reference: [link]

Three Photos & 1 Scanned Version -
Art Trade Kat Did For Me :heart: -

You do not have my permission to use my work as it is copyright missimoinsane 2011 (c)
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Windicious Sep 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh my this is amazing
missimoinsane Sep 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am overly impressed with this, my traditional arts don't usually work out this well lol.
Windicious Sep 28, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
you should do more of them!
missimoinsane Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heyriel Sep 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Holy-!!! This looks brilliant!! I mean just wow, I wish I could draw portraits like this :heart:
missimoinsane Sep 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have my moments. Although I hate doing traditonal stuff as I find it so hard to put on the pc. You know good scanning or photography of the piece usually it distorts the beauty of my original piece but I think I did quite well here. Thank you for your comment and your words xoxox
NepinRith Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i absolutely love this one <3 it's just awesome awesome awesome. great job
missimoinsane Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much :heart:
NepinRith Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
your very welcome :hug: what a great job
missimoinsane Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you again :D
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