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Miro and Vincent by ms-laika Miro and Vincent by ms-laika
This picture started out at a sketch of princess Miro's hair (when she was still a teenager).
I haven't drawn anything - except for the birthday chibi for Reiyaa - in so many months, so I am pretty happy to see that I haven't forgotten how to do it.

approx 7 hours of studying slacking off/doodling/inking/shading/colouring/highlighting

this was done almost entirely with traditional media. there were some minor changes (colour balancing mostly, to try and regain what the scanner ate) done in PS

I really hope you like it! Prepare to see more pictures in this style in the future. Also I will be taking commissions again, after I finish the three chibi requests and my art trade.


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:iconkaber13:
I love what you've done here. The details, color and lighting are wonderful. There's a sence of antiquity about these portraits.

Vision: You certainly seemed to have a strong vision in mind for this peice. Everything seems in its place and you've captured the esence of these characters. A hint of their personality.

Originality: I'd say these are quite original. The way you do the hair is wonderful, full of character and individual style that sets them apart from other works of a similar style. Also the facial structures and shading, in contrast with the sharp lines of the rest of their designs, presents a softer feel giving them added depth and life.

Technique: As above, excellent technique. Original and well thought out.

Impact: As protraits go the impact is solid. I gave you 3 stars simply because we see only their heads but in that I think its a beautiful style that grabs ones attention immediatly and forces one to stay and examine the details.

Well done.
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What you've done here is yet another interesting piece. The second figures clothing has a somewhat Victorian-esque feel to it. It kind of reminds me of Victor Van Dort of Corpse Bride in a way. The line work and shading is good, but I can't seem to feel the same intensity that I felt with one of your other pieces that I critiqued. While all of the details don't look bad, I still feel as though you could've added in a few more things to this piece to make it a bit better. A body on the first figure could've made it look a bit better.
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whimandwonder Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooooh, very interesting hair! I especially love the male figure's hair, how it's asymmetrical and has that long curl trailing down on the side. I also like how you gave him a flower in his hair as well - why not! :) Nice color scheme too, I like the pink'ish background.
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xchainlinkx Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Something about this style seems nostalgic...not sure what it is though. ^w^
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TheElvishDevil Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
The way you have drawn the hair is really beautiful; I like the addition of white and the detail in the locks, it really adds to the hairstyles. The only thing I would say is I would suggest adding more white on their faces as I personally think it a bit of focus is drawn away from the face and to the hair - particularly on Miro. It is such a gorgeous style though :heart:
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Spudfuzz Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the headpiece design and the detail within the hair itself. I thought it was done digitally, good job! :XD:
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ms-laika Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
wow, thank you so much!
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TonyJeffers Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student
interesting character design, very cool.
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DonVoltonus Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Both have a victorian look, though the right one looks like she's riding the dragon.
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violetense Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013  Student Writer
You have such a distinctive style in features.
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DoubleDead Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
nice work :D I like the details of this
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Miruru911 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I love the detail you put into this, it looks great!
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Marie-Esther Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really like your style, it's very illustrative all in all. I like how you blend straight and curvy lines in a very harmonious way! Great style, very unique!
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amassparadox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Very amazing art, could be wrong but I feel like you have a strong Victorian influence?
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:iconms-laika:
ms-laika Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013   Traditional Artist
In fact, you are quite right. I am very much influenced by that. <3
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amassparadox Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Honestly I think that's great. I have known one other person who draws Victorian-esque and her art is also absolutely amazing.
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Spontainy Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student Interface Designer
You have a wonderful gift for adding in detail with your technique. I love how you draw the hair!
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:iconrmac619:
rmac619 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013   Digital Artist
Really awesome. I like the detail you put into it.
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ambientdream Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
your style is really unique! the way you did the hair, the flowers, and the costume design is just outstanding.
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Ogrefairy Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. This is really nice work!
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Bluejotain Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
I really like how you do hair.
Also, giving the picture just a bit of color was a very nice touch.
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KeraDavis98 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Good detail ;) I must say well done :clap:
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ssensory Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Writer
This seems more than manga to me, but the initial style seems a bit manga inspired? (Forgive my ignorance if I'm wrong about how I think manga looks - it's anime-ish, right? I haven't read one in a long time so feel free to correct me) Anyways, I like how you drew this. The style appears to be very unique, and I could get a bit of emotion from their faces. I really enjoyed this!!
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Laughing-Sky Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
Great job, I love your work on the highlights here.
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Of-Nihility Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I find your art edges the Tim Burton styles of Corpse Bride and Frankenweenie etc but with a visual elegance and air of grace that they lack because of their intended simplicities. I love each of your pieces, and thus, you are now not allowed to stop drawing, painting and posting. :3
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ms-laika Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! Your kind words warm my heart :heart:
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JollyGolightly Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
goergeous! and very clean lines
the hair on both is great, wavy and intricate. And it looks even better since you kept the shading simple and only used spot color.
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okaminojo Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Photographer
I love it!!!! The hair is awesome I can never get that down and the shading is well done
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Blackrosekane89 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Professional General Artist
I absolutely love the style on this. The shading/execution is great, but the style is so unique. And I'm not usually an anime/manga fan!
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KlarthSan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great concept for the characters, and I love how you put so much detail in the decorations. The red of her also gives a great contrast with the monochrome feeling of the rest of the image. Great work.
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maybe-paper-hearts Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Photographer
the faces are so romantic and pretty.
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Cameron-Hurd Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
The detail in the hair is fantastic :D
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BubbleDriver Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
I love the colouring, the intricate details of the hair and the style! You are extremely talented!
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xNatje Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student General Artist
I like how the red contrasted with the blackgreenish tones.
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TachCavalieR Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Amazing details on every part !!
I just Love the way you showed their elegant attitude :)
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Ruwich Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I love the face structures! Awesome work!
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ms-laika Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you!
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PretenseOfDreaming Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
The HAIR! Gorgeous! I love your drawing style, keep up the good work!
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ms-laika Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you so much! :iconuhuhuhuplz:
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Calvero Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013  Student
The detail that you put into the hair is very nice. The placement of the eyes doesn't look right to me, though.
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covert15 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very very nice! I love this style.
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:iconms-laika:
ms-laika Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you!
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covert15 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Fuchi-Conejo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
fdsjl- This one is just so pretty, I especially love the detail in their hair ;u; <3
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:iconms-laika:
ms-laika Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013   Traditional Artist
thank you ;__;
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Fuchi-Conejo Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome c;
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Donlvir Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
very beautiful clean style you got there x3
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ms-laika Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
thank you very much!
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Donlvir Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NPP
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OoNinaYuMeoO Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
they are wonderful !
i luv the style of their faces. They are beautiful and seem very distant, wich is not very common in portraits
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ms-laika Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012   Traditional Artist
I am so glad you like it. I really wanted for them have a distant look.
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OoNinaYuMeoO Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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