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:CM: Peaceful Training (+ SPEEDPAINT!) by Desiree-U :CM: Peaceful Training (+ SPEEDPAINT!) by Desiree-U
:star:Commission for micaian@FA:star:


She wanted her oc/persona Mica as a traditional japanese archer, I hope I got the look correctly ;A; And she wanted a detailed bg as well and had no clue what to do, because everything that came to my mind required a static position and she specifically requested a shooting position, so ;v;

Then I got this concept bg: [link]
And the result is what you see ^^
I'm pretty proud of how it came out, and I didn't even need to look for perspective references or anything! <3

I truly did all my best for this. I know my bgs are not the best, but I really hope you like it ^^
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Kallonephile Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
From an artistic perspective, this is a fine piece, and I have no critique of it.  However, regarding the archery, I have the following comments.  I'm not an expert on these matters, but I notice a few things:

1. She is not drawing the fletching of the arrow near her face.  This means the line of the arrow is not anywhere near the line of sight from her eyes to the head of the arrow.  I would suspect this would make her aim worse.

2. She's not resting the head end of the arrow on much.  It looks like it should slip right off her left thumb.

3. I think the arrow is supposed to go on the same side of the bow as the arm that is holding it.  In this case, she's holding the bow with her left hand, so the arrow is supposed to travel on the left side of the bow (crossing over the left wrist).

4. While it makes her look more attractive, I think standing with her weight shifted to her right like that is not a typical archery stance, which I think is more just a natural, balanced stance (more or less equal weight on both feet).

5. Perhaps she's just posing for the camera and not taking aim yet, in which case it doesn't matter that the arrow is not near her face, or that she's not looking at her target.  But if she's supposed to be aiming at something, her eyes should be looking at the target, not the camera. If the apple in the foreground is supposed to be her target, then I think the arrow should be pointing almost directly at the camera (towards the viewer).  In that case, we would be looking almost straight down the shaft of the arrow, and straight down the length of her arm.  Because we can see so much of her front, the arrow must be pointing off to our right (her left), and not at the apple in the foreground.

Anyway, just some nit picking here, no big deal.  As artwork, this is still nice.  :)
obnoxiousdh Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Bad-ass!! I love the diversity and the fact that it shows off ur color skills. The wood..the water..her eyes. Great job.
Norieh Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
it's always neat seeing your process! you're so good with shading
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Very lovely
Tim15 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013
And then she missed and her arrow killed a random passerby.
snowjoe72 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, this is amazing! I love how you made the entire picture look like a traditional Japanese setting! And the best part is that you made it in a way that looks like a real-life scenario, shooting an apple down from a tree to practice Archery. That sounds very convincing as a training method. :)
GoodKittyNyanchan Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:iconexcitedsmileplz: OMG! She looks really cute in that outfit-nya. :heart: :iconazu-nyanplz:
Norieh Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013
I really love how you do bgs! it's really colorful and the water looks especially nice
the perspective is also looking good here, the character looks adorable and archer pose came out great!
kyattoi Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my! this is awesome! * v * it has great perspective!
that girl has such pretty green eyes <333
Kimmymanga Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow this is incredible! I think it's one of your best pictures yet, the perspective is awesome *A* ~<3333
SweetieChan Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
La prospettivaaaa *A* Ma. Tu. Come. Fai.
Per non parlare del modo in cui l'hai disegnata e di come hai colorato *w* Lo sfondo perfetto, pieno di dettagli *^*
Potrebbe essere la copertina di un manga w
Krisseh-poo Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Wow! This turned out stunning *A*
The perspective is fantastic; look at how far you've come with your art omg >v<
The outfit also looks super cute, I love the traditional design and your folds every darn time amg *A*
They always turn out so stellar and of course your lighting too, just lemme borrow your ability to draw and colour clothes all pretty like 'A'
I'm really loving the eyes in this piece too, the colours are SO gorgeous together like I cannot believe <333
Also the hair! How you colour hair is just amazing and it turned out so well <33 I love how your shading guides the direction too ovo
Also bow and arrow wow sososo pretty, and the perspective on it is great too ;v; ALSO THAT BG HOLY CRAP.
It'S SO pretty, I love the fountain/pond and the grass turned out wonderfully along with the wood and just everything >3<
Awesome job here <33 Glad to see she liked it over on FA >v<
ShinyDorayaki Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omgomgomg how can you be so awesome at perspective?!
seriosuly, I love how this looks, that pose is amazing!!
girl, is there any hand pose you dont know how to draw?? you always draw hands so beautifully!! *v*
very nicely done with everything, omg, the BG is awesome too!!
LanokirX Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww, that is just so super cute! D8 Just love it <3
TL-97 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My goodness that perspective and pose is a pretty amazing piece of work. o.o You really got skills to have pulled that off and make it look so natural. =D So awesome.
BlazingSoul96 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this looks rlly nice~ :D it looks anatomically correct too-great job :D:D
snowjoe72 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
HOORAY! CATGIRL!!!!!!!!! :dummy: :dummy: :dummy:
TrainerMira Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute <3
whitemistrose Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just gorgeous Kitty WOW i love the perspective and the pose and her eyes and hair just look so beautiful and oh my gosh *A* I HOPE YOU DON'T MEAN EDITING OF THE PIC BC IT'S SO PERFECT??? But if you do well that's your choice too, but it's super gorgeous and wowowowowow *////*
DeadCobra Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013
YuseiFudoFan1 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WHOA this is really nice
jordan6426 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very nice indeed :icontearplz:
Chase-san Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, nice work!
Tasuu-chan Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love the perspective!!!
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