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Rose Of The Sea - Osaki Nana by ConnieMeow Rose Of The Sea - Osaki Nana by ConnieMeow
Hello to all of you! I know that there was a long period in which I haven't submitted anything, so there you go! Here is a picture of Osaki Nana from the anime Nana.
The original idea was to make a country girl with a toothpick in the corner of her mouth. The more I was lining, I felt like drawing Nana, so I kept going until I finished this relaxing and yet romantic piece. When I drew this I was really down. I think that it came out with such a gentle, relaxing expression, because I felt like seeing this motherly, understanding face.
It took around 4-5 hours in total, but I did it in 3 days.
I am open to suggestions and opinions, because I am trying to improve the quality, maybe even the technique of the art that I submit.

I do not own the background!
Osaki Nana, Nana manga and anime series (c) Ai Yazawa
Fanart (c) :iconconniemeow: (me)
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This is really a very beautiful picture. I'm trying to keep my strict criticism but it's very difficult. The first thing I really like is the way you used the colors. Black, white and red, the make a wonderful combination. Also, I like how you used the traditionnal black and white manga style but added your own mark by coloring the roses, lips and fire or the cigarette in red. Another thing impressing me is how the very traditionnal landscape, like a painting of many centuries ago, combining both mountain and sea, fits very well with the modern manga character.
Also, it is remarquable how few shades there are here, but there shouldn't be more. It is simple, but still not only correct, but pleasant to the eye.
However no art is perfect. Even the tinyest mistake or exageration counts.
I believe the nose's shadow is too large and too straight. The line should be in the middle of the nose, between the nostrils, because it's the nose's bone shading the right part of her nose.
I'm not really fan of that manga style, I find it too labored, but I won't insist on that because it's really just a matter of taste.
What do you think?
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PuzzledHeartBox Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
A beautiful use of what little colours you chose.
The red really adds punch to the piece.
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tyronmcd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really cool :)
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:iconconniemeow:
ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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tyronmcd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Tackling hug 
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EstrellaDelVenice258 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
A well thought out piece, using only black, white and red was a good idea. However I feel like the shading is a tad too sharp, otherwise a great piece. Brought here by ProjectComment.
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meow :3 Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. 
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WanderingHikidashi Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
I love the serene background and soothing tone of this piece,
I extremely like the red roses and the lipstick. I think the combination of the colours is perfect!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug Thank you very much dear. 
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WanderingHikidashi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
You're very welcome!!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart 
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Paradisuu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oau, e super. ma bucur ca este cineva din romania care ia cat de cat dA-ul in serios.. sau in fine.. stie cu ce se mananca.
oricum ai Watch-ul meu. chiar vreau sa vad ce mai faci. hellow~ si pa-pa!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:sheepish:  Vai, mersi. :3
Ai si tu watch-ul meu, fi sigura! :'D
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Paradisuu Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wink 
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akkajess Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Student Writer
Hi! I'm from #ProjectComment :)

I really like the atmosphere of this piece. it's very soothing and I think the colours really help with the calm mood of the picture.

The composition is really well done. I love the link of nature with the petals and the flowers together. :D The picture is well blended, and has a nice concept behind it. I get the feeling that the character is a very powerful figure who is connected with her surroundings. 

Overall, I think this is a really good piece.

Keep up the great work!
:clap::heart:
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huggle!  Aww, thank you!
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Nekokorochii Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student
Lovely job! I love the colours!! Onto the critique!

I love the colours and the shading on her face! It gives the picture a deep and emotional look while still making it look dark and slightly creepy. You also did a lovely job with colouring the lips and the roses! The dark colours in the background and the rest of the picture make them stand out! You did a great job, and I honestly can't think of anything you need to improve on ^^ Keep up the great work!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute Emoticon Blushing Awww, thank you!
I really appreciate your feedback. 


 
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Nekokorochii Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Student
You're welcome :love: Thanks for your favourite on "Manga version - Alice in Wonderland"!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lovehug: Anytime!
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Tsukiko-mei Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
Yayy you're alive! ; u;

Gorgeous art dear, it's so beautiful > u <
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heart Thank you very much! 
Yes, I'm alive! XD
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Tsukiko-mei Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013
You're welcome! ; u;♥

Thank goodness~ I hope this means more art from you? c;
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, pretty soon. I will finish in a couple days a request and then maybe one more fanart. (before starting again with adoptables)
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Tsukiko-mei Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013
Hurray! I can't wait to see all of your work then > u <
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huggle! 
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Sing-Down-The-Moon Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Nice! I like the use of colors!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Huggle! 
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rahas3 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :bounce: 
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rahas3 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your Welcome!I am a dummy! 
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merearthling Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
cool:clap: nice image!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! Hug 
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merearthling Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
:la: my pleasure!
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ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: 
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