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Tangerine Clouds by Samuraiflame Tangerine Clouds by Samuraiflame
Updated: Fixed the nose, jawline and shading a bit. She looks a big more human now whoo. OTL

Alternate Title: Tangerine Clouds in a Meloncholy Sky
Get it... melons... yeah.


So originally based off this little drawing from 2 months ago or so
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I decided to just use the same... portrait style I guess to show the different styles :T

I'm still experimenting with semi-realism of course. XD This is only my... second time this year messing with it. Still not satisfied. OTL

First time drawing Cisaya in this... style thing. I gave her somewhat Asian features because... I guess she'd be at least half-Asian if she were real. XD I mean... her name is freakin Cisaya after all...

I know most people don't like it when I draw semi-realism =w= Mainly because it creeps them out or something. Apparently it falls under uncanny valley....
So yeah although it's pretty discouraging that people will like one of my 10 minute chibis over a 10 hour portrait like this, but I don't really mind anymore. I'll keep practicing anyways cuz I want to. XD

Oh god another long description why do I ramble so much...

Dunno, to me, drawing in anime style is pretty... restricting after a while. I read somewhere that once you get to a certain level and have settled in your style, it's hard to improve and get out of that.

I don't like being stuck in a rut.

And as much as I love working on DH and drawing in anime style for it, it gets really... boring after a while. I don't really like the turnout either, and then call my art shit etc etc.

So yeah, I know plenty of people probably go through the same thing. I think my way to deal with it is to just try something different. Go out of your comfort zone, study some reference pictures, look at a couple tutorials, and just do it. xD The result will probably never be as good as you want it, but at least you're trying. =w=b
Some people work better with getting criticism and pointers, but not me. XD I prefer to just study and try everything out on my own. I go through trial and error rather than have someone dictate what's wrong and right to me.

Yeah I'm bad at motivational speaking I suck LOL //rolls away

Cisaya belongs to me
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Utimatevegeta Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Omg, this so awesome <33
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GetEquippedPsyko Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This actually is an improvement, great job! It was fantastic before but now it looks just blatantly real!

I didn't even get creeped out this time XD
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
Thanks ya bum~ :iconcblushplz:

Wow that's an improvement. XD
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GetEquippedPsyko Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome~ :iconhurrplz:

yes it is XD
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HinataUzo9 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I'm so jealous of how beautiful this is that I might cry oh my gosh Sami how. HOW. This was beautiful before but even more so now I mean wow aggggh -throws art out the window- I think her eyes are the best part because they're so beautiful oi...
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Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
P.S. If you'd rather not bother with the eyes, just don't make her smile, because they're perfect for a neutral face.
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Yeah I think so too OTL in fact she wasn't even smiling when I first started drawing so I guess that's why the eyes are still like that
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Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
At least they're very lovely eyes; even if she hadn't been smiling, they'd still be commendable. :3
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Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
I think the reason for the uncanny-valley effect is actually your problem with muscles-- specifically, how they move and shift in relation to each other. Also, her nose (and the dip from nose to lips) look like they're glued on rather than part of her face.

The lips should seem stretched rather than just long, so I suggest making the lower part of the nose-lip dip broader in relation to it, and make her mouth a little higher. Shadows around the mouth also help make it look like she's really smiling.

And don't be afraid to shrink her eyes a little; you know how us asians look when we smile. XD

Also, look up references for neck anatomy, and collarbone placement, because in relation to her shoulders, either her neck is too long or her collarbone is too high, and her neck looks flat.

Finally, try to get a feel for the perspective going on-- her eyes, hair, jaw and lips seem to be going for a 3/4ths view, but the rest appears to be fully facing us.

Aside from all that, though, I really like the colors you use for skin. I can never get that porous, "living" look in my own work; they may as well all be vampires. XD How do you do it?

(P.S. Wasn't sure if it's on purpose or not, so I ask; is she supposed to have Jareth hair?)
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
ASDfghjkl so true LOL STUPID AZN SMILES...

XD I think I'll mess around with it now, thanks =u=
Hee the skin texture was actually surprisingly easy OTL I just used a couple chalky brushes and dabbed them randomly. One colour was a little darker like the shading I used and then I used a lighter whiter-beige colour so it'd look a bit like skin flakes? I think. XD;

(What's a Jareth? ;_; Lolz I dunno I just made her hair like how it would usually be in animu style)
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Cheshire-Shadow Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
At least she's really cute? XD

Good luck!
Chalky brushes?
Did you do any blending, or were you just using low opacity?

(Jareth is the Goblin King from the movie "Labyrinth". He's played by David Bowie, I think.)
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AiUkitake Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wooow~ So pretty!! I love the hair! And the eyes~!!! *w* <333
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
Thank you~ :iconhappytearsplz:
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AiUkitake Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcomes~ :heart:
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tromfeelsker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... Wow. This is just ... Amazing ;A;

She looks so pretty <3 Her lips looks so soft ... And her hair OMG I wanna stroke it <33

I think this drawing made me love her even more :heart:
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
Thank you :iconcblushplz:

ahh Cisaya love ;3; //didn't know it existed LOL :heart:
she's so overshadowed by the boys even though she's the main character OTL

And hey we haven't talked in a while =u=
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tromfeelsker Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaw, you deserve it C: You're so amazing Hnng I'm getting jealous.>/strike>

Why not love Cisaya? I mean, LOOK AT HER! SHE'S ADORABLE! And so badass at the same time =W=
Poor Cisaya D: DON'T WORRY, YOU'LL ALWAYS BE MY FAVORITE! :heart:

You're right, we haven't! D: How's it been going?
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
:iconexcitedblushplz: Pffft there is no reason for jealousy shshsh

;x; Cisaya is someone's favourite?
:iconcisayaplz::iconhappytearplz:

It's been going alright =u= I'm being lazy as usual. XD
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TheGirlOfWonder Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing.....
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Thank you :iconarigatouplz:
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Blackbird5462 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FINALLY YOU DREW HER LIKE THIS.
I thought you like, left her out. XD
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
XD Yuuup. Lolol well I was just lazy ;3;
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Blackbird5462 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mhmm, yeah, sure. =w=
Procrastination is a real taser in the butthole.
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
Pfffffft at least when deadlines come yeah. XD;
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Blackbird5462 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol totally.
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graphicalCatharsis Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She's so puuuuurtyyyy.

And I can see the Asian accents, but they're subtle, and I like that. That semi-realistic hair is just so soft looking ;_; ferrealz. I wanna fluff it, and touch it, and hnggggg.

Sam, you all trufax and stuff. I agree with all of the stuff you said<33 It's silly that people seem to think you have to stay in the same style all the time. When I took my first real art class this past semester I was forced to stray from the art I'd been doing for years, and I really thank my art teacher for it<33

EXPERIMENTING FTW~
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Hnnngh thannkk you xD

LOL YOU ALWAYS WANNA FLUFF AND TOUCH HAIR YOOOOU

XD I didn't take art class this year, but I will be for the next two yeaars. Though I kinda suck at traditional art soooooo. XD;

Yupyup =u=
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Inakni Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I hate you Samio Q____Q Your semi-realism looks freaking amazing sdfgdsdfs *sobs* There's even texture on the skin, the hair looks so soft the eyes amg sdfds the eeeeeyes. Teach me your waaaaays.
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Adfghjkl but I love you :iconhappyhappyplz:
SOB NO YOU TEACH ME YOUR WAYS FIRST BISHU
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Inakni Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student General Artist
I love you too QwQ

NO, SDFS LETS TEACH EACH OTHER THEN, EVEN THOUGH YOU'LL LEARN NOTHING FROM ME SOB
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
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DFGHFJKLFGHj LIES BULLSHIT LIES
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Inakni Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student General Artist
KENNSBDBVDJDHS THEY ARE NOT LIES, YOU JUST CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH
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Deus-Marionette Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she's so cute, I love her little smirk
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Aww yeah :iconiseeplz: Thank you =u=
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HinataUzo9 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I think when you draw semi-realism is amazing, Sami. I mean, the fact you can switch between an anime style and this without much problem is just agh-very inspiring. You put so much detail into this it's hard not to stare at and wonder what the process to make such a thing was like. Oi also it's just so pretty. The way you put detail in hair is just so good *A*
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
Mawww :iconcblushplz: You make my heart doki doki LOL

;x; Thanks I appreciate your comment~ Nowcomeintomyarms :iconhugplz:
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ArxEinsam Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
You continue to display more sense and integrity than artists I know with twice the credentials or work experience.
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Samuraiflame Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
:iconcraiplz: You too kind Demes
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