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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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tyronmcd Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Photographer
This is really cool :)
ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
tyronmcd Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Student Photographer
Tackling hug 
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.
ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Meow :3 Thank you very much for your constructive feedback. 
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!
ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hug Thank you very much dear. 
WanderingHikidashi Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
You're very welcome!!
ConnieMeow Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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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