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Hi! I am guiltily avoiding writing up my summer school project, but here to present my latest art-- Pop Kimono: Fall Bunny and Maple Kanzashi Girl. by smallsmiles

I am a little hesitant to ask for advice and suggestions since I've been working on this one forever now...but if you have any recommendations, please do let me know. :blushes:

The bunny is referenced from the lovely :iconhanatsukuri:'s , Bunny and Sakura Cherry Blossoms: spring at last. by hanatsukuri seeing that rabbits are associated with moon-viewing and the fall. Yay! I also chose to illustrate a red sparkle organza kanzashi that ~hanatsukuri hasn't photographed. And then we forgot she hadn't photographed it and mailed it away....so you don't get to see that I actually managed a good kanzashi leaf!! that sort of looks like an actual kanzashi! I was very pleased with myself. It only took a lot of different copic colors and paint on top. :D

in other news...uh, aside from the writing-of-paper-that-I-refuse-to-think-about at least not while art-ing, not much is going on here. Summer "vacation" (it's not really a vacation. I still have school work.) started about a month ago at the end of June, and I have about a month left! It's crazy how fast time flies. @.@

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Akita Bijin WIP: copic, paint mid-stages by smallsmiles
Akita Bijin WIP: copic, paint mid-stages
Hi! So, I thought I'd share what the portraits look like before I finish them-- this is pre background, (mid-stage painting) where I had sketched it the hat (only to cover it up with soft-tac watercolor tape; can't paint it after that or the page will warp) in the margin. By mid-stage painting, I mean I thought I was finished so took off the tape, then decided I wanted toa dd more detail, so did it again, and unfortunately took off most of the hat...the soft-tac tape will damage paper if you take it off and on. Waaaah! oh well. :XD:

The finished piece: smallsmiles.deviantart.com/art… DeviantArt

The red hair ornament is designed by :iconhanatsukuri:, but...she has no photos of it, so I can't link...referenced with permission of course. :giggle:

You may notice that the bunny is only a small white blob atm...haha, I actually resketched the bunny on a separate piece of paper! So I could draw bigger and put in more detail. I'm not sure anyone's interested in that sketch though, so... Sweating a little...

Thoughts? :iconcopicmarkerplz: :painter: 
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Hi! I am guiltily avoiding writing up my summer school project, but here to present my latest art-- Pop Kimono: Fall Bunny and Maple Kanzashi Girl. by smallsmiles

I am a little hesitant to ask for advice and suggestions since I've been working on this one forever now...but if you have any recommendations, please do let me know. :blushes:

The bunny is referenced from the lovely :iconhanatsukuri:'s , Bunny and Sakura Cherry Blossoms: spring at last. by hanatsukuri seeing that rabbits are associated with moon-viewing and the fall. Yay! I also chose to illustrate a red sparkle organza kanzashi that ~hanatsukuri hasn't photographed. And then we forgot she hadn't photographed it and mailed it away....so you don't get to see that I actually managed a good kanzashi leaf!! that sort of looks like an actual kanzashi! I was very pleased with myself. It only took a lot of different copic colors and paint on top. :D

in other news...uh, aside from the writing-of-paper-that-I-refuse-to-think-about at least not while art-ing, not much is going on here. Summer "vacation" (it's not really a vacation. I still have school work.) started about a month ago at the end of June, and I have about a month left! It's crazy how fast time flies. @.@

How about you?
  • Mood: Nervous
  • Listening to: Gabriel Finley & Rotters
  • Reading: The Magpie Lord
  • Watching: ...recommendations?
  • Drinking: water
Pop Kimono: Fall Bunny and Maple Kanzashi Girl. by smallsmiles
Pop Kimono: Fall Bunny and Maple Kanzashi Girl.
Ok, so I am really slow. ^^ :blushes: but I'm continuing my "pop kimono" idea (ooh, a series...I'm trying to decide what motifs to do fo winter!! Thoughts??). Anyway, you may notice the lovely straw hat with a veil attached...this is a (sort of) well known costume of the Komachi Akita Bijin. Akita Komachi is a well-known rice... I referenced the hat from Tokyobling's blog and decided to design my own pop kimono. ^^ You'll notice that the Akita Bijin doesn't have a large or ornate obi... For this one, I decided to entertain myself and reference a Kyary Pamyu Pamyu photo, but...not sure she looks like her...so. I'm ok with that I guess. More akita komachi pics on google: www.google.co.uk/search?tbm=is…

This one became an interesting mixed-media project. Started out with copic, then guache paint, then pastel, and then I took two photos of the picture on different settings. Then I overlayed the two photos and came up with this interesting result-- the rest of the time editing was trying to fix her kimono before ultimately deciding I liked the real paint version better and scrapping a couple of layers. :blushes: After I did that, she came together very nicely. The hat and BG is entirely :iconpsplz: because I ran out of paper...? :XD: drew too big!!

Referencing this kanzashi: First, :bulletred: Bunny and Sakura by :iconhanatsukuri:and one more....not photographed and mailed to my lovely friend Quyen. ~hanatsukuri will probably eventually remake it?? :XD:

WIP shot: smallsmiles.deviantart.com/art…

Suggestions? :floating: Or, what part of this do you find interesting?

mushroom :icongeisha1plz: Maple Leaf
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LivelovelifeEleni Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
🌺👽✌🌼🌎🌹 🍓🌻HAPPY SUMMER, BEAUTIFUL STRANGER!! You are so beautiful inside and outside and you are amazing, awesome and deserve to be happy <33 keep up what you are doing and also, you are so worth life and deserve the great things in life. Hope you have a great day!! Peace, love and big hugs <33 you are good enough.🌻🌟✌🌈🌼🐦
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smallsmiles Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
:heart: you too~ :glomp: remake 
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mrstyus Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Traditional Artist
Your welcome ^_^ I hope your day is going food
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smallsmiles Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
:huggle: yep! :D it is~ I hope yours is too.
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Corn99 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama! x33
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smallsmiles Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Llama Emoji-05 (Flower Sparkles) [V1] :iconsaysplz: you are very welcome.
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HerzlosEngel Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the llama!!
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smallsmiles Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Llama Emoji-46 (This and That) :iconsaysplz: you're welcome!
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Kidsingrul Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ayyyyy thanks 4 the llama m8. Like some say, you'll always have a frieeennd!
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smallsmiles Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Llama Love yep, we must cherish our llama friends. :giggle:
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