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Marie Yokota the Cloud Tiger by CReevesABudd Marie Yokota the Cloud Tiger by CReevesABudd

* The inspiration of the artwork: I met on Halloween 2008 Marie Yokota from Japan,. who showed me what a true friend is. She became one of my best friends over the few months she lived with us, she had to return home to Japan in may 2009. She inspired me to be a better person and to share my art with the world. I miss her companionship and inspirational talks. This is a small remembrance of her from me to everyone! She is the reason I am here and sharing my art today, before her it sat hidden away in storage and without her it would very much still be there.
*description of the artwork: the pencil details behind her represent the chaos of the world around us all and how we each take part in shaping it, her hand holds a ball of crystal to represent focus and the other hand transforms to branches showing her hand in life. She walks among the clouds being an inspiration to others dreams uplifting their spirits. the outfit she wears is close to the costume she wore when we met <however not quiet so showy>. She is well known in japan as a master flutist which explains the musical notes at her feet and the flute attached at her waste.
* I hope you enjoy my attempt at showing her how she has inspired me to try again, and share myself with the world.
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:icongolddragonfly:
i think its fantastic, honestly.
i love how detailed it is, and the color patern you have used.
i just think you should be more carefull with body proportions, generally is very good, but you made some mistakes, like the breasts (one is abit bigger than the other) and the feet... she has two right feet. Body is not easy, and it needs alot of practice though, but you are in the good way ;)

About the coloring of the body, i think you have used too much yellow on her belly... and it gives more attention to it... if you wanna give to it more importance in the drawing, its a great idea you give it more light, but you used almost a different color of the rest of the skin...maybe you should have mixed the colors like you did with her legs.

About the lightening, i think you tried to give light from front, so the top shouldnt have that much shadows, and her breasts should be more clear to the view, its like you drew them and them tried to hide them abit with darker shading, i think that top is so cool and original to hide it x)
And the leg should make a shadow on the one of behind.

One humble opinion , from my point of view, is that you could have used alot more the detail of the candles.... i mean, it would be so cool if the light was abit darker and comming from candles instead from front , but thats an opinion.

As i said, i just love your creativity, and i think with a bit better technique (and you just need practice) you will be an amazing artist.
Trust me, there are many ppl with amazing skills... but poor creativity, getting skills is just a matter of time and job, you have true artist´s soul and heart.

Keep it up!
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:iconeldris:
I saw you post this in #Thumbsshare, and it really caught my attention.

Firstly, I have to say I love the colours. They're quite reserved, but work well and there's a nice and subtle amount of variety with the colours. You've used colour well to draw attention to certain areas of the image: the center and the corners. I think that's a good thing to have done because it brings in some space, which is just as important as other parts :D

I think perhaps some of the anatomy is a little off. Her legs don't look quite right to me, and the face near the top right corner of the image looks a little skewed. Still, when I look at how much detail is in this, I can forgive those small mistakes :D The detail is really stunning, it must have taken you again to draw all that :) From the detailed background, my favourite character looking out from it is the cat above the arrow near the bottom right.

the main woman's pose is very good, especially with that outfit. She looks like she's walking out from the clouds, like an important priestess. She also looks kind on her face, but the claws on her right hand show she may strike you if you cross her :fear: I definitely feel a character/personality for her from this piece, which I personally find very hard to do in my art. I love being able to look at a piece of artwork and feel a story for the character(s) in it :D

Fantastic work!
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Aya-Lunar Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2017   Traditional Artist
Lovely artwork, love all the detail in this! well done! :clap:
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TheDarkCarousel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh!!!! I really like this!! :la:
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional General Artist
thanks :D this one will always hold special meaning for me... :D outside of it being a gift for one of my best friends who happens to live on the other side of the world it was also a break through piece for me.
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TheDarkCarousel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
=)
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lelewigg Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very good picture!!
i love the details ^^
i think she must be a wonderfull person :)
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:iconcreevesabudd:
CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Professional General Artist
she is, i miss her allot... hopefully she will get to come see us in a month or so :D
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lelewigg Featured By Owner May 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hope for you she will do ;)
:D
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Tacoly Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Really great work on the details... :O
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks ":D
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UniversalVoice Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
I love this lady! She is a beautiful angelic soul that inspires and becomes inspired in the doing. She has many faces, and all of them with the loving kindness of giving. She has much strength with no hidden agenda other than to just BE.

Quite the gal I would say!! She is very blessed to have you as a friend! You make each other shine!!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
thank you so much and yes she changed my life for the better, reminding me to not give up or in. :D
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UniversalVoice Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
True friends are the deepest part of our own soul, expressing feelings only friends can - for it creates a unity of One with each other!

Have an awesome day!!!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
very very true

:D and the awesome day i hope is yours as well :D
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iasus Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010
wow, so detailed! definately makes the piece stand out!
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:iconcreevesabudd:
CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks marie the person who inspired this picture really got me to give art another try :D so i put some extra effort in this one :D
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010   Traditional Artist
This has been featured [link] :)
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:iconcreevesabudd:
CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
thanks and i am extremely honored. :D
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afrodite-kallipygos Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
It's absolutely amazing! I want this on my wall! :D

Maybe I will but this.
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks for such an amazing comment ":D :hug: This was my 1st time combining some of my art styles together.
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I am honored to critique this--it's absolutely stupefying!!!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
i am honored you like it enough to do so
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
It was clearly inspired by love, the source of all creation; I hope you made it with materials that last, because I want people to see it 500 years from now!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
pencil and colored pencils I put them all up in protectors though so hopefully they will last.":D
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Chaosfive-55 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Good! Don't ever stop!!!
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Kraytic Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Very beautiful. I love the details. The background is wonderful.
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks marie is one of my best friends and inspired not only that picture but that style combo as well "D
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midna15 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
OMFG
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks ":D :blushes: this was a 1st for me where i mixed my 2 main styles together ":D
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midna15 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
:D
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drummerchica Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009
Amazing
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks, i really was inspired by this person, she changed my art style for the better with her incouragement ":D
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IceWolf222 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
Wow, this is really amazing. I think you've got a big talent for details.
I love the faces in the background. And also the small stars and all the other small things, hiding next to this woman.

Okay, now that I'm speeking about the woman: She's really beautiful, too. I like her dress even if it looks kinda crazy :)

The shading is what I also really love! It is very natural and not too much of it.

I thought a long time about giving you a tip to make something better but I can't find anything that could be better.

So I only can say: Very good work!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
wow, now that is a comment! Im blushing ":D... really thanks for taking the time to look, I worked extra hard on this one. This picture really changed allot for my artworks... I started to combine for the 1st time my styles... I always have done collaged and drawn characters, my friend from japan <marie> who lived with us for a short while really inspired me to not only come to DA <my 1st online art community found and joined march 2009> but also inspired those two styles mixing together ":D
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IceWolf222 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009   Traditional Artist
Haha, no problem :)
Yeah I think everybody on dA has got a picture that has got a special meaning for that member.
But of course this one is more than only "special" for you if you combine it with so important memories.

Oh and sorry if you only understand the halth of what I'm talking about... I'm german ^^
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
oh you speak english as good if not better then me and im american hehe ":D i totally understood you ":D
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JR94 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
A-ma-zing LOL
Favourite!!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks <marie> is a huge inspiration to me, she inspired this style from me "D sadly she had to go back home to Japan but will always be part of my heart and soul.
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JR94 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009
:D
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kuroi--sakura Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009
wow nice detials ^^
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks so much :D
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kuroi--sakura Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009
you're welcome ^^
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Doctor-X17 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Very nicely done! I love it. The colors are calm but catch your eye, and she has a "perfect imperfection" to her. Nothing in this world is perfect, and nothing ever will be. And I love how much detail there is in the background! so many faces, almost like they're different sides of her...

Keep up the good work!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks for such a nice comment, I love the doctor who by the way. I really was inspired by the person who inspired that picture, she is one of my best friends from the other side of the world, sadly much like the doctor we are separated by time and space. But she will always be part of my art. Without her inspiration, my art would have stayed put away hidden in the closet forever.
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Doctor-X17 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2009
Aww... And it would have been a shame if you had hidden it. And I'm sure you'll meet up with her again!
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starkatka Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
wow! Fantastic!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks she is one of my most favorites being the one who inspired it is the one who inspired me to share my life works ":D
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Taishindo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009   Interface Designer
Extremely Impressive!
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CReevesABudd Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks so much she was a big inspirer for me marie is a real life friend who inspired me to get my butt on DA and start sharing my art ":D
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Taishindo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2009   Interface Designer
:)
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Sunrise-oasis Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009
what a lovely wonderful artwork..
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(clicked it from an ad box because i was curious...)
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