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Asian Inspired 03 by vinegar Asian Inspired 03 by vinegar
just updating my DA gallery. This piece, along with whole series, is a part of my master's degree project in graphics.

This piece in particular is something I wouldn't usually post on DA. It's been directly inspired by this photo [link] - which is a part of a really great session. I don't usually draw something that's so close to my inspiration, but in this case I was in a hurry and this photo was a great influence. I did copy some parts of flowers pretty directly (or, well, tried to), but her face and the rest of it is 100% original, no ref used.

For those catching little details - yes, at some places between pieces in these series I re-used some elements. I painted a few flower sets and little details separately and, as I was really in a hurry with those, I just re-used them in different places. I didn't use any works that don't belong to me, of course. Just wanted to make it clear for all drama hunters out there ;)
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FaeryRaven Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
Gorgeous gallery! I think I love this one and "Maman Brigitte" the best, for their vivid coloring.
SKYEHORROR Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely stunning. Wow.
bekkita Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
LOVE it!
Sicilium Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
rich and very good work
Lewia Featured By Owner May 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her face
Liamythesh Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love saturated deep color.
MayneIsaac Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
ElRinkon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
CrimsonCorpse Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
This s one of the most amazing things i have ever seen.......
dizzykat28560 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You can learn to color images in graphics class? I am majoring in fine arts because I draw but I can't color very well at all. I don't use layers very often and I never use brushes for texture. I need to learn hands on with someone right here beside me but I didn't know if any classes offer that.
pixity-mish Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful work, I love the tiny details and the beautiful colours
fiery-sky Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow the colours are amazing :O i love the face too :)
Reign05 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! <3
Elektra86 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I LOVE your Style!!! =*w*=
Kough-Drop-Kid Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
such a fierce beauty!
hezmyjoy Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011
I enjoy the Asian style...I was looking at some artwork in other groups and the color choices you used are soooooo eye appealing. I don't recall what group I started browsing in.
RianOkami Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
^ ^ I like this one.
izzynoodles Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011
i love this, the colours are so bold and lively.
Deviously-Pink Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I love the detail. *detailwhore* xD
twiligthvampire89 Featured By Owner May 7, 2011
This is stunning

I love the colours and the expression on her face
Cashpawz Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student General Artist
I Love how her skin looked like marble, and the colors...this is simply one of my favorite pieces of art I have ever seen! :)
Radioactive-cherry Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wonderful.
Staraka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
this piece is very beautiful. :boing::boing::boing:
Bellavee Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Just the colors. Dear god, they're gorgeous. 8D :heart:
aaliyahqu0 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010
ho - I like these things
HopeSexton Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
may i please feature this work on my "Hope's BestofDeviant" page? all credit is given to the artist with a link back to your profile.


feel free to check out the page first to see how it will be displayed. i realize some of you are not regulars, it's never too late to reply.

things are not always posted right away, but you will receive a message the day it does post.

bewitched-designs Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
amazing! all of it!
marcisbiggs Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
I love your ASIAN SERIES!!!!! so jealous that the chinese and japanese elements are very evident in your work. There are other interesting countries in Asia too! wink! Mabuhay!
vinegar Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
thanks! Actually the problem is the series are accompanying my diploma project which is a Japanese restaurant, therefore even though I call them "asian" these pieces are still mostly influenced by Japan. And because last time I painted my variation of geisha people were complaining her obi is not 100% correct and stuff like that (even though I wrote it's been inspired by geisha and that I am familiar with kimonos, I just didn't want to paint a portrait of a geisha, just my variation of it). So I decided to go with "asian inspired" just so people will leave me alone ;) I am interested in other asian cultures as well, just in this case it was mostly about Japan, because of my diploma :)
marcisbiggs Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010
whoa! what a lengthy explanation! haha! no worries! I am looking forward to see your works on other asian countries like thailand, mongolia, india, vietnam, malaysia, kyrgyzstan, etc. I'm sure it will be just as intricate and mind-bogglingly beautiful! How I wish I had your skills so I could make art for the Philippines just like yours. If you don't mind, I'll ask you for some tips every now and then..
TenderlySharp Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Gorgeous jewels of color.
RhadaKai Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
I love her make-up and the flowers in her hair. Amazing work!
AraneDream Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love the colourrs. Gorgeous!!!
redscorpio4 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Photographer
Such beautiful vibrant colours! Looks almost velvety! Love the expression on her face.
morbidillink Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You've aranged these colors Sooo Beautifully.
I've never seen colors do this before :}
nAioM Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
So pretty. As *mitia-arcturus said before me, beautiful colours and intense expression. The composition works well
buttonnose Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
My favorite favorite!
AlexisUnderwoodArts Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
This is absolutely unbelievable!
katea Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010
Great colours :)
thetanforever Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;) nice
noe-no Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010
this is the best in my opinion from your asian inspired ....
the face looks very real.. and i love the design in the kimono !!
dimary Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
bloody-kisses Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010  Hobbyist
The colors are mindblowing, really beautiful stuff
IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
WoW...Amazing work!:D
Shadowbrooke Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
I was blown away by the details!!! Amazing!
FreakyShadows Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
One of my favorites. I love all the colors you used :>
GinTsuki Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so gorgeous!
bobkitty1123 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Love the colors
lynnlynnlynnlynn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
The colors are great, love the eyes & lower lip...very good job!
Fayrenaissance Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010  Student Digital Artist
The colors you used in this picture are amazing. :D
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