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I love this piece!! It's soo pretty!! lol. The costumes supposed to be ancient Chinese clothing, but people who seen it all said it look like a kimono! Probably because of the high waist band. (At least Japanese hairstyles don't look like that.)

It took me quite a while to decide what colors should the outer layer clothing be. I started with orange, then turned it into pink, and lastly decided on this lavender/lightblue color.
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FantageJenny Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
totally chinese! Tht's not a kimono!!!
ANYWAYS THIS IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Chi-Chan06 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2009
Wow!!! So PrEtTy! :dance:
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Rea-kun Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
defiantly ancient Chinese <3
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napi-chan Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2009
such pretty colours:)
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LMPandora Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
its breath taking :) its the best piece you have done! * For me* But all your other pieces are BEAUTIFUL! :)
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tetsuoshima Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008
So pretty! <3 I especially love your color choices, those pastels, and the... just everything! So pretty.
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Sachi-pon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the 2-tone color of the robe...
I like this girl's hairstyle... and all the ornamentation in it...
I'd like it even better if it were outlined in black!
And... The eyeballs could be, like, a little less fuzzy, but eh, if you like that style better, it's no big deal.
Favorited!
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Alet-Maon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Beautiful. It does indeed look somewhat like a kimono, but the part around her shoulders doesn't at least not to me. Very nice colors. ^^ May I ask what kind of brush you used?
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007  Student Digital Artist
lol, thanks. (sorry, but can you repeat that line? it's not quite making sense. you said:"but the part around her shoulders doesn't at least not to me. " ?_?)

And well, it's photoshop colored. so it's just the preset brushes, if that helps. (hope you didn't mistaken it for watercolor, lots people do.)

PS. thanks for the watch!
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Alet-Maon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2007
Ah, I mean the clothes, the upper part, sorry if I was unclear. =p

And no problem. I look for to seeing more of your work~
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Gaabs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't like the eyes, but the rest is fabolous
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DeadOni Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
wow, to pretty for words.
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GaikotsuYume Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2007
this is very beautiful I love it
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LaniY Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
Oh wow, she's beautiful! amazing coloring, and i love her outfit!
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DNA-lily Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007
Very pretty!
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Sheena-X-Zelos Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
This is indeed really gorgeous :) I love the soft colors, and her pose makes the piece look really elegant :) great work!
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Murasaki-Mary Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I love the colors! They are so warm and comforting. :love:
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LeoOsaka Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
She's gorgeous. what do you use to do the colouring? I mean like tools and such. Because that looks painted!
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Student Digital Artist
haha. painted? no way! It's just plain old photoshop. lol. I used those reset brushes (the real big ones -- 300px) and dabbed the background using different colors. Then I used the dodge tool to highlight the water reflections.
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LeoOsaka Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007
I will have to keep that in mind. Because I really like how you make it lok and I'm always looking to learn new things about photoshop =D
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Laiyee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Love the soft colours, and the folds of the clothing. =D It shows a lot of detail. And of course, the two things most worth mentioning would be the sparkly eyes and extremely flowy hair, which adds up to become my favorite features of anime-styled pictures. =D
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Dea-89 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
A really beautifull one ;)

The soft coloring is really nice! ^^
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aiki-ame Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! >.<
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Raichana Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2007  Professional General Artist
Love the soft colours, really nicely done... greta outfit and the details are nice as well, really well done ^^
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Armadais Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
This is some wonderful coloring that establishes a great mood. Lovely work. ('-'d)
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Twilight-Okami-Link Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007   Photographer
I think its beautiful! :D Great Job!
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AuroraLoneWolf Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
i love it, its so beautiful. and i love how the eyes look!
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LacerationGravity Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
This is gorgeous!!! =-D
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