Original: Spring Morning

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So this is basically my first try to paint something (almost) completely without lineart. I was quite satisfied with it - until I started to work on the grass. I'll probably need to find a good tutorial for painting grass. I enjoyed working on pretty much everything in this piece except the grass. I think I made the blades too thick and that's why it doesn't look good. Also, I know some shadows are totally off but I just always fail at deciding where to put them and where not.

Here's the sketch if you are interested. It's a rather old one. I drew it like 3 years ago and decided to digitalize it now. As you can see, I made some changes (or in other words, I added cherry blossoms everywhere). Altogether, this took like 3 days or so to make. (Longer, because I'm a lazy ass and couldn't bring myself to work on this for more than two hours a day.)

Alright, so as KiyanaIkebana reminded me, I obviously used this image for the pose but I forgot about that after all those years. Mhm.

Any comments, remarks and suggestions are welcome.

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  1. pandemonium91 Retired Moderator Jul 10, 2014

    Wow, this is lovely! My favorite part is the way the hair wisps and mixes with the grass, as well as the tree shadow on her clothes - nice attention to detail there. Honestly, this would make a pretty good wallpaper!

    The two butterflies look out of place though, mainly because one is the copy of the other; having the second butterfly at a different angle would prevent this (and butterflies are rarely seen precisely from straight above in nature).

    All in all, the anatomy is spot on and I really like the design on the kimono and the fact that you went with drawing the cherry blossoms instead of including an unclear mass of pink cotton candy, lol. Kudos!

  2. KiyanaIkebana Jul 10, 2014

    OMG! This is soooooo cute! <3 I didn't know, that you can draw too. You are really talented! ^^
    I love the design of the kimono, it's very beautiful! <3 And I happy that you change the sunflower and tree to the cherry blossom. It looks better ;) Great job!

    Btw, the model for the pose was "Ai-chan" from "Jigoku Shoujo" right? ^^

  3. Angi Retired Moderator Jul 14, 2014

    She's so pretty and her kimono is gorgeous >w< and the blossoms *o*
    How you did the grass? it looks good at the front but when it goes far it should be thinner :3 other than that this is awsum >w<

  4. Monu-chan Moderator Jul 18, 2014

    I love it <3
    looks so great, you did a great job here
    love her pose and her kimono especially the flower on her obi sash <3
    the only thing that will make it more alive like is you can add some falling sakura petals llike they are dancing in gentle wind ^^

  5. yoneyu Aug 26, 2014

    Incredibly beautiful! I love the intricate details you've added to this illustration <3 Really amazing work!

    The grass looks good! But maybe you didn't need to draw so many blades. It would have saved you some time :> But amazing outcome, the effort you've put into this piece I believed payed off <3

  6. Steffi1690 Moderator Oct 07, 2014

    Nice coloring the branches, the florial print on her Kimono and the grass field! I wanna lay there too - it looks so fluffy (the grass) :)
    Also great shading with the tree above her. I like it alot!

    merged: 10-07-2014 ~ 07:23pm
    I'm looking Forward to another great original work from you! Wall├╝paper or Indy art doesn't matter - Keep it up!

  7. myri-chan Nov 15, 2014

    It's absolutely amazing! i am speechless...( *O* ) excellent work ! dear Elisa (^-^)b thanks for sharing your art with us :)

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