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Theme #14: Smile by SageStrike2 Theme #14: Smile by SageStrike2
Des- She almost never smiles...

I wanted to try something different. Ive never tried this style before and was a little apprehensive, but I found a lot of great references when it came to the color and effects, and I found a short video on youtube that gave me a lot of useful tips.

100 Theme Challenge #14

Edit: Omg, I just realized, she's wearing Chris's hoodie :3
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Chrismilesprower Dec 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
She's beautiful.
Sumirechan92 Apr 9, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Very cute!
I like how you used your character who smiles the least for this one. Just don't let the other know that it's Chris's hoodie she has on :D
ohitsuji101 Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the style gives it a soft glow and feel to it making her smile even more significant awesome work
omg .. you tried this style for the first time? @.@ sooo cool ... no acutally it's soft and warm but you get what I mean XD
I love how you did her hair ... gaaahh, I still have to learn so much >.<
SageStrike2 Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get what you mean. Her expression is soft and tender, and the light is warm. And thanks for all the nice words and things :3
RainySeasons Feb 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Waaaah, the lighting! And the softness! ; 7;
Love the colors and the smooth lines, well done.
Neodusk Feb 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice exposure. :P
Thegarfieldtouch Feb 7, 2013  Student General Artist
what an outstanding golden work of art!! the shading that shines reflect from the sun and the way her eye gleams with a colorful sparkle thats what i like seeing from manga artists such as yourself! and the way you used that ghost technique !! to draw the wavy hair and her highlight tones gleaming with that white glow its smooths my mind knowing that how enjoyable something this totally rad is posted here online and ive to admit its good once awhile in some of your drawings such as yours iam looking at to add in a smile cause smiling is the most important thing to keeping a high positive mood every single day no matter how bad our lives is or when it someone being mean to you just forget and smile thats what keeps us motivated in life to keep doing what we do the most eat,sleep,laugh,draw,hang out with people you spent for the rest of your life such as the theaters,hit the gym, etc. anything that keeps an active mind to make you the happiest person alive the type that says "oh the hell with difficult people i got more then life to deal with whether then the ones that hurt you and just live your life like if it was your last time and laugh" and most important of all just smile. And thats what this girl in the picture should do is smile since her body language with the shining gleams of light on her body is trying to tell us and thats to be happy no one can run your life your in to control dont tell others what you cant or can do cause your in charge of your life and thats what this picture is trying to sent a message about and thats to smile! so right on you nailed the most epic drawing ever! never give up your dreams! your in control of your destiny your career your life your art skills!
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