Macross Frontier: .:Snow Kiss:.

Satelight, Macross Frontier, Sheryl Nome, Vector Art
Satelight Studio Macross Frontier Series Sheryl Nome Character Vector Art Source


Artist Comment

Thanks so much everyone! For the b-day gifts, messages, ... for all the love you gave me! It really means a lot to me! It's great to know I have friends here that I can count on!
So here's a little vector as a way of saying "Thank you"

Worked on this all afternoon. Outlining wasn't hard, the coloring was the challenge.
I never did so much painting work on my life, and I was really scared of it 'cause I suck so much at painting :x
I'm afraid that there are lots and lots of flaws (I'm sure there are) visible to others because of the brightness of their screens >_<

This was the original image, no bigger version until December 3rd, but I couldn't wait. And it's no problem, I've worked with much smaller images (which I'll be re-vectoring soon btw).

I wanted to do the same type of coloring, so painting was the only way. Oh man, I barely use the smudge tool plus I still haven't got a new mouse and I suck at using my tablet... you can see that, some lines are really weird...
She had these "huge" lips on the original image, but I thought the way I made them smaller looked better.
I'm not proud of the gloves, they were the most difficult for me. I couldn't find the right colors to blend :sweat:
Her hair was really fun to paint. (Sheryl's hair is so pretty and interesting XD)
Again, my best allies were the burn and dodge tool. They're wonderful :P
Ah and yes, I added a sparkle to her earring. Macross fans know how important the earring is.
No ideas for a bg, so I just tried to make it like the one in the original pic.

Last, I added some snow cause of the title.
Title comes from D.Gray-Man's 1st ED "Snow Kiss".
Not only I had that music playing but I thought it was fitting with the vector, Sheryl blowing a kiss, and it reminded me of winter so~

I wanted to make a wall out of it, but since there isn't much space it would look too busy (wall version @ AP later anyway~)

C&C is welcome (as usual)
Duration: November 24th
Easiest: Outlining~
Hardest: Painting! The gloves and skin, mostly!
Fun Part: hair, hair, hair~ I love coloring hair ^_^'
Program: Photoshop CS2
Original Size: 2800 x 2716
Original Image: Here
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Again, thanks so much everyone~ <33

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  1. shadowxlink2 Nov 25, 2008

    One thing to say.. I LOVE YOU SHERYL! And thanks Kairi for making such a great vector! It's so neat and bright and christmasy, love it! :D Love the thin outlines 8)

  2. Kitaan Retired Moderator Nov 25, 2008

    Your getting better with those lines, nice job
    on the painting of her hair. It looks great and I love
    the flow of it all together. The bg's a little rough which I think
    doesn't go with how lovely and soft she is.
    But overall it's a beautiful vector and I love it.
    Thanks Kairi <3

  3. x-lawss Nov 25, 2008

    Oh my! You are the best XD

  4. pandemonium91 Retired Moderator Nov 25, 2008

    Wow, the shading on her face and clothes is absolutely perfect! <3 You enhanced the vector's quality by shrinking the lips, she looks better this way :) Overall, great job and it deserves my fav!
    I'll be looking for the wallpaper version on AP ;)

  5. temarigenius Nov 25, 2008

    Wow. A perfectly done Sheryl vector! o_0
    I really thought that she's hard to vector...
    The full view was really much better than the thumbnail~ I would have regret if I didn't see the full view.
    Everything is awesome~ Flawless. And I really love the background! It's really cool! >.<
    The only thing that I got to say is that, you should have made it wallpaper sized >_<

  6. agneslee Nov 25, 2008

    snow kiss +sweet Kiss...

  7. christabel92 Nov 25, 2008

    Nice work,I love the coloring...like temari-chan said,it looks much better fullviewed :)
    Only,the I think the bg should be a little softer,to fit her better..
    Anyways,awesome work ;)

  8. EevaLeena Nov 25, 2008

    What I like most about this vector is her hair! You did it very nicely! >.<I also like the way you painted those skins! I wanna a tablet too! Huhu...Anyways, nice job! I love it!

  9. Koboshi93 Nov 25, 2008

    so cool vector I love the colours they are so softy and gorgeous!
    She is very pretty

  10. Straawbeeryy Nov 26, 2008

    Omg, I want and need a tablet, T_T
    I love those outlines. Not so thin now. <333
    You painting is gorgeous! No more complaining now. :3 I love her hair the most.
    The background is a bit weird but it looks like the scan so you achieved it.
    Beautiful job, kairi-chan!

  11. Sinever Nov 26, 2008

    OMG :o
    your vector is something else, I mean you did a great job on her skin, hair & cloth :D
    everything looks soooooo smooth XD
    well done & its a fav ;)

  12. Animezealot5140 Restricted Member Nov 26, 2008

    Love this vector...thanks a lot! +fav. Arigatou~ XD :D

  13. shurei-KO7890 Nov 26, 2008

    im jealous,
    yours got in the most popular one.
    i got nowhere,
    i wanna cry.
    oh well better stay in the dark-cold corner out there.
    great job!
    i love it.
    i suck at vectoring.
    im good in painting!
    man.life sucks.

  14. smh1164 Nov 27, 2008

    I love this vector thanks for sharing

  15. ICHIANDRUKIA Nov 28, 2008

    i like this picture , its amazing the drawn

  16. ASH-Hikari Dec 02, 2008

    This is awesome! The perfect vector mixed with the painty shadings and beautiful pastel colours make this one truly stunning. The details are wonderful, and I LOVE winter-themed stuff ^^ Great work!

  17. zorndirk Dec 23, 2008

    wow, really nice. Thanks for sharing

  18. CALIPSA Restricted Member Feb 14, 2009

    you did a great job! coloring is awesome! Love this vector^^

  19. Smegitup Jan 27, 2011

    This one is awesome nice job

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