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Misawa Akari Sprite by HalfEarth Misawa Akari Sprite by HalfEarth
Still working out the colors of the dress, eyes and hair. The large space above her head is intentional. It shows her height relative to other characters.

Other Characters:
Lian Yuanfang
Fukuda Yuki
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MadameAngelDoll Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the dress
DazzlingEnd Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cute design! :heart:
Suixere Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Very lovely design!!
ashfahsa she's so pretty!! :iconamgtouchplz:
jiangel Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
Good job! I agree with the other comments such as the way everything is completely blended! Great start though because that is how I started off too :)
British-Prophetess Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
She seems rather pretty and shy looking at the same time.
ArchaicModernist Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like her colour scheme, a lot! It's soft and dreamy, kinda like her expression!

Try to use more vibrant colours when you shade. Like for her outfit and skin, don't just use a darker version of the same colour.  Try using a purplish red for the pinker parts of the outfit and a very light pink to shade the white parts. For the skin, try using orange or maybe even a pink to shade.

Also when you shade don't be afraid to use hard shadows. Hard shadows occur when you have something directly cut off from light. So a plane change or if you have an object in from of another object. Use hard shadows when shading arms and legs coming from sleeves and skirts, under hair, under necks and noses, and under sharp folds in clothes.

Shading hair is often the toughest part to shade. I'm not to great at it myself, but there are plenty of tutorials here on dA that can help you shade hair.
DruDrewDraws Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i really like her outfit. :aww:
Uberzwitter Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think the coloring on this is very nice. Some comments suggest more shadows and textures, which I agree, but I think this is a wonderful start already!
whatonearth Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The shading looks very smooth. Maybe a bit too much? People aren't regular shades and tend to cast imperfect shadows. And then there's anatomy, the plight of every artist. :iconimdeadplz: Pretty cute though. c:
mel-an-choly Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this one :) great job on her eyes, and the outfit is really interesting!
designingdisasters Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww so cute! :love: Really like the clothing design! :D
Sevenlole Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Nicely done ! Her outfit is cool, love the colours !
moonlight-fox Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I think you forgot to color her tongue xD

That aside this is very cute!

Lovely pose and color combination!

Good job! :thumbsup:
Alithographica Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Professional
Very cute! =] I like her expression.

While you're working out your colors, I'd suggest adding more contrast and hard edges. Currently it's very soft and "pillowy", which is good for certain things but most objects/scenes have both soft and hard shading. This is an intimidating process for a lot of people, myself included, but it adds a lot more depth and texture to a piece. You have a few hard shadows (her hair, on her collar, etc) but they're very close in color to everything else. Try pushing those contrasts a little more and I think you'll find it adds a lot - eg. hard highlights in her hair, a hard shadow below her arm, more shadows on the hair behind her neck.

I know you can do it because what you did with the undershirt coming out of her collar is really successful! I'd love to see you take that further. It has both texture, some color contrast, and definite shadows so it really "pops" compared to the rest of the piece. Keep going!
rainylake Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
How adorable. I really like her expression, it's very innocent. :aww:
TonyJeffers Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student
I like the costuming and the fact that the hair is an unusual color nice to change it up every now and then ya know!
RAMWOC87 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome job! Nice colors and pose :D
MagicMoonBird Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks lovely! I really like the dreamy look on her face and the colors of her clothing! :love:
musicsweetheart Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist
cute :)
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