Touhou: Alice Margatroid & Shanghai from Touhou

Touhou, Shanghai, Alice Margatroid, Member Art
Touhou Series,OVA,Game Shanghai Character Alice Margatroid Character Member Art Source


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*Copy & Paste + Edit from DA*

Alice Margatroid & her (I believe) companion doll , Shanghai form a (I believe , again) very famous game , especially in Japan , called Touhou .

This is a request art from a friend of mine from Gendou.com .

I don't know how to document details as to how I did this one (digital art) , so if you feel that there's anything you need to know of which is not there , feel free to tell me , and I'll add them up ^^ .

Details :
- Modified fan art from a game (see top)
- A4 size , approximately 3500 x 2500 (Original size , horizontally)
- 100% digital (complete version)
- 85 - 100 layers (Is this normal ?)
- Line art (as guidelines) as the foundation , completed with Photoshop CS2 in CMYK mode (converted to RGB to meet requirement)
- Brush Tool (all sorts , mostly the airbrush tip) , Blur Tool , Pen Tool (Book) & Magic Wand Tool (I believe that is all , not familiar with Digital Art Tool stuffs)
- Done in about 2 months , including those 'wasted' times - pulling my hair off out of frustration .....


Original Line Art
(Not available for now)

I have the .pdf file , butI'm having trouble putting up .pdf file on sites like this ..... anyone knows how ?

Artist's opinion on this piece :

After two long months of intense pain & frustration , struggling like a living fish dancing on a hot frying pan , trying to get out , to get it done properly , I can finally be able to upload it (for now) . But I might tweak it overtime (If I feel that it's not good enough to me , or to the others) , but for now , I'm okay with the outcome considering it's my second time (I mean it , this is my VERY second piece when it comes to digital art ._. . You REALLY want to see my very first attempt at it ?) . So , I'll leave it as it should be (Too tired to fix it . Too many mistakes done in this piece :/ . I'd rather learn from the mistakes done in this one and fix it on my next one)

..... I feel like Shanghai is not well done there ..... *sigh*

If any of you want to know how is my very first piece looks like , here you go .

If you need more info , do tell me ^^ .

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  1. fireflywishes Retired Moderator Jan 02, 2010


    Nice work Angelus! I"m sure your friend will love it! Why did you decide to invert it? (If I may ask)

  2. sailorchiron Jan 04, 2010

    Really nice! I can see that you worked hard on this. I like the colors against the black and grey, and the artwork you did...is awesome. It seems blurry without any hard outlines. And your first piece is awesome! I love those dangos!

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