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Beautiful Stranger by hyperionwitch Beautiful Stranger by hyperionwitch


The second half of my entry for *kittystavern's contest to redesign her geisha-assassin character, Alexis.

Since I don't want to rant too much, I'll just say a few things. Firstly, I LOVE THIS PICTURE. I did it with the blue line technique so I would have softer pencil lines. Then I did my best to make it realistic and make the fabrics look like they were the right textures and lit the correct way. Of course, midway through my light source kind of...died/became somewhat more ambiguous, so...well, anyway. Second, I would like to thank ~flutterstock for the patterns (Gemstone Silks), I used them for her obi and the shirt. I messed with their colors, but I still used them and they were really awesome to have. Third, smallest and probably the most frivolous, I put pink beneath her eyes. I just...I dunno, I like it. *giggle*

(And uh, I'm sorry but DA kind of dulled some of the colors...grr, DA, grr.)

It's kind of big, but I didn't want to lose any details. I'm so proud of this picture--the design, the pose, the coloring...yeah. :heart: I hope you like her, *kittystavern!

Alexis belongs to *kittystavern
Design belongs to me
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hellcatassassin Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2006
i truly love youre design. i hope that you win ^^

even though i entered to XD

yours just looks awsome
SunnyThePsycho Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
Ohhh, I love the coloring and...well, the whole thing, really, lol. And I'd like to point out that socks with the kind of sandals that go between your toes are really uncomfortable, and they stretch out your socks. They're really quite good for embarassing your family in public though, especially when you have knee socks that don't match. =)

hyperionwitch Featured By Owner May 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I think you need to get some tabi, dear. They're those kind of socks that are like foot mittens-- the big toe is separate from the other toes. We saw some in Epcot Japan--they were knee high and had stuff on them! I really should have gotten some. You should get some (if you either see them somewhere or...happen to find yourself in Disney World anytime soon...weren't you just there, by the by?). ^^ But I'd imagine normal socks with sandals like that really WOULD be good for embarassing your family. lol
SunnyThePsycho Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
Woooooah! Foot mittens?! That sounds amazing! I will definitely have to be getting some of those.
Well, I wasn't technically in Disney World, we went to Orlando and did other stuff there. Next year's band trip will hopefully be to Disney, though, so I'll just have to remember these mystical sock mittens until April, lol.
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner May 21, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent! ^^
arki112000 Featured By Owner May 18, 2006
I love that pose its so dynamic!
The hair is brilliant! i really like how it looks..well like real hair would in that position!
Really nice outfit design too ^^
Mydian Featured By Owner May 17, 2006
Wonderful work! :heart: Amazing shading.
XullraeZauviir Featured By Owner May 17, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
Great pose, I like the flowing hair. :clap:
musicangel071 Featured By Owner May 16, 2006
:+fav: ^^
hyperionwitch Featured By Owner May 16, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
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