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GW2 Shan sketch by vinegar GW2 Shan sketch by vinegar
Done around the end of August, a quick sketch of my friend's character in GW2. Some wip shots at my blog: [link]

Just keeping my portfolio here up to date :)
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ALLthingsPURPLE-51 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very beautiful and a stunning example of the "perfect woman," if there truly IS such a thing! :)  Love that you didn't give this redhead the traditional green eyes and the purple that surrounds all that beautiful red hair really makes this "pop" :clap:
wings--of--hope Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Traditional Artist
Very beautiful !
NonieR Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
Beautiful! And I love seeing an artist who doesn't give all redheads green eyes. ;)

One crit, if you want them: Her eyes are misaligned. The one on our left is both higher and more tilted than the one on our right.

When we're looking almost straight at a face, as we are here, you can check this kind of alignment by drawing a line from one corner of the mouth to the other; from one nostril to the other: from one inner corner of the eye to the other; ditto the pupils, and the outer corners of the eyes.

Looking at a face straight on, all of those lines should be parallel.

But when I cover one of her eyes with my hand, and see what she'd look like if they matched, I can't tell which one I like better. The eye on our left is more exotic and traditionally lovely, while the one on our right makes her look younger and more human.

And I'm half in love with both of 'em. ;)

Beautiful work!

Axxaxxin Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013
You play GW2? YES! :)
Forcedlactationlover Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautifully done. She's almost inhumanly pretty, and that's all I'd change about it. I'd add an insignificant line or flaw somehow, somewhere just so as to make her look more human.
Mind you, in all this, I can't draw a lick; my gift, such as it is, is with words.
Storytellertobe Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Incredible work, the realsim and life in the picture is superb. Very well done!
caerynlae Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Beautiful picture, really well done :D Also really reminds me of my guardian, she looks really similar: [link]
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
crystayna Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
how quick is quick?
vinegar Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
ha, good question. I'd say the initial sketch took around an hour or two. Then I left it for a weekend, and then I spent at least 1 more hour on tweaking the face and hair, repainting most of it during the process.

My sketches are usually really quick, but it's those little details (that I really like) that steal most of my time :D
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