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I livestreamed part of this on... friday? Friday.

Sort of an experiment (like everything I do) and I'm not sure if the experiment succeeded or not because I'm not sure what I was aiming for. At any rate, I had fun and that is all that really matters :)

Partially a style test and partially a... I don't know, trying to visualize a certain character. Not sure if I like her.


I think I'm in a bad mood, I dropped my sushi lunch on the ground on Wednesday and still haven't quite gotten over the loss. *laments*

Time for bed I think.

Photoshop CS3 and lines in Painter.. something. 9? 10? 11? I don't even know what number I'm on now.

Edit: Her eyes are big, I like them that way. If you dislike it, sorry but they're not changing! :D
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dave067 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014
Great work !
Dionisante Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good!!!
TicoDrawing Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
its hard to imagine how in that position the final work would look good, if i drew her i would think she is too arched back, her butt is too far from her breasts it would look like she got a huge ass, but in the end it does look perfect, perspective and positions play tricks on your mind
jadex41 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
This is a Beautiful piece of work:)
ivanfanning Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
ah man, i hate dropping my sushi... i had this prawn ngiri once.... tragic. oh yeah and shes awesome! XD
An-Old-Otaku Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Very nice.
NamdYaIllust Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Student General Artist
wonderful work !!!
PrettyGore Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
koub Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011
I know you like the eyes, so I wont say I dislike them or like them, it's up to you.
beautiful colouring though :)
A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
Grigori77 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Cute ... :love:
YumiYoukkai Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
*Le~GASP* Whaat? You don't know if you like her?

*HYPNOTIZES YOU* Look into her eyes. You liiiiiike herrrr. You are feeling proud of her. Yes. Yes you do. Cause she's beautifuuuuul, and you are made of awesoooooome. Now nod. Yes, gooood. :meow:

Sorry I've just had WAY to much caffeine this morning and not enough FOOD.

Moving on with life - I love the subdued colors, the textures, and her large sparkly eyes * u * they are just so dreamy-looking :heart: I'd say it was a successful experiment, but I'm kind of biased, I greatly 'admire' all your art - I just like some pieces more than others. :D
mendha Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like this :headbang:
mendha Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
like this :headbang:
Relliam Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010
BEYOND beautiful!!
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Super sexy and gorgeous *u*
Dionizije Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting alienish face. Especially eyes. Looks like cat eyes! :)
WickedPrince Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010
Very cute. :)
pearlshatz Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I like the large eyes. The colors look great :D
RolandBoyce Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love her eyes,beautiful character !
FinalFlare Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
I love this picture so much
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010   Photographer
Hi... Dear Yumedust... You are in the ACTION-PORTRAITS OCTOBER'S BEST OF ...!!!
Skaramoosh Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
The eyes look great! Sorry to hear about your sushi lunch though...
WingedDivinity Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
yeah her eyes are very big,they look weird here but the rest is great
Dawn-of-Fire Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
love the style. I can see the influence those artists had on you, and I would even add Alphonse Mucha's Art Nouveau style. I like the eyes a lot; I find those and the lips make her seem more humid... more squishy. That sounds wrong, but it all serves to make her look more real I guess.
w-a-v Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2010
Love the eyes! Wonderful work!
eumartleon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
OMG what a beautiful work, fantastic! congratulations.
Arthuryoss Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010
:D great work
crimsondeathgoddess4 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
youve been featured [link]
DragonsLover1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010
I like her big eyes and round. . .areas. :iconshiftyplz: It adds a bit of exaggeration to an otherwise perfectly realistic person. :D

Fantastic. :clap:
looFsydoboN Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2010   Writer
I love her big eyes! :) Another pic of your's of a character with big eyes is what started me watching you.
Awww! A horrible fate for a sushi lunch! :(
she looks beautiful :heart:

and I don't think the eyes hould be smaller, the fact that they are so big makes her look surreal or supernatural or something, which is nice :3
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010   Digital Artist
Incredibly sexy! I think the eyes are definitely the best part. If they were any smaller, they probably wouldn't draw you in the same way.

As a fellow sushi lover, I feel for your dropped lunch. I hope you've had a proper meal to make up for it since then!
phattyartist Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   Digital Artist
The female form... defined! Absolutely stunning!
sanctuary-meadow Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
She's got such an epic classic pin-up like girls' body style, even her pose and mouth (facial expression)

Gorgeous! The eyes are so huge and absorbing. Lovely colours.
I would so love to look as sexy as that in an outfit like so. Lovely patterns down on the thigh/butt area.
All-These-Kiwis Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
She has such a beautiful figure. Is it just me, or do her earrings not match?
Jumei Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hello :)

I wrote a comment on this drawing about the eyes the day you uploaded it but I haven't heard back from you. I really still want to show what I mean. I edited your drawing a bit, I really hope you don't mind that. If you do: I am sorry.

katiedesousa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Hi, thanks for taking the time to do that, but the eyes are something that I am very happy with, size and all. it was a style choice, and i like how it turned out. :)
Jumei Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That's okay :) I just wanted to show my opinion. You don't have to change anything at all, I love the drawing anyway ^__^
katiedesousa Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thank you! :)
Nephro Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Aww, I'm sorry you lost your sushi. That is always a loss.

Great work though, the composition, pose and colors really bring her to life.
I particularly love her big eyes, it's aprt of what makes her charm !
dimundi-official Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010   Artisan Crafter
Katie, this is such a beautiful piece! The coloring and the character are so magical and outstanding! You have improved so much all over the years~! <33 I loved this! Keep it up the amazing work! <333
LCD-Production Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Student Digital Artist
I watched you do the stones and the clothing, and that was totally awesome~!! <33 Thank you for the treat ;D
starwarsfanatic Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Very nicely done. The eyes make the picture. Bravo. :)
The-Red-Leper Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
The eyes are a bit odd but i think it adds to her "come hither" look
Player-Designer Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Very nice.
Sucka-Fish Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like her big, glassy eyes. The design of her swimsuit or bodysuit...whichever you want to call it is very pretty especially the straps. Love her round feminine curves. Was a pleasure watching this on livestream.
katiedesousa Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! <3
DeadDancers Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love hair and eyes.
platinummyr Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I caught your livestream of this for a little, way earlier in the process. I was wondering where it would go. I like this. Big eyes :)
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