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Foreigner by m-aruka Foreigner by m-aruka
Submitting some traditional stuff I had worked previously. Anyone following me on the other social media networks has seen these works (and progress shots) already lol;; bear with me~~ The only recent work I'm dealing with now are commissions.

Anyway. I like to stylize and mix kimonos with some other historical fashion- here I attempted to mix rococo in there lol;; YOU KNOW, JUST, SHOVE FRILLS WHEREVER THEY FIT.

Tools::
Watercolors | Copic Markers | Gouache | Ink

Process::
Hmm it's almost 50/50 marker and watercolors. I use the markers as overlay tools on top of watercolor paint (sometimes vice-versa), for instance when it turns out too opaque or dull, and the area can't hold more water.
Skin, hair, and some minor details are done fully in copic, while the bg (blue tones) and obi/corset areas are primarily watercolors, overlayed with copic. The trees/snowy effect are done with gouache.
The vibrant blue on her kimono, is all watercolors.

p.s
Those who commissioned me btw, I had written on my journal an important message: [link]

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COMMISSIONS ARE OPEN!
>>All Info Here<<

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Liavelt Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful (´•͈ुω•͈ू`)
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PurpleMango1 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
I love this! It's so beautiful <3 Lovely work! Quick question, what type of paper did you use for this piece? Most of my art consists of watercolor paints, but recently I was given some Copic markers. I want to combine the two mediums in my artwork. But I want to get the right paper that is sturdy enough to handle the markers' ink and watercolor paint when they are combined. Thanks for sharing your wonderful art :)
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ArtsyMaria Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the blue background! It is so beautiful! Especially for being done with markers! Lots of talent! :D
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AlbinoOtaku Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Gorgeous!
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Razzl3erry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What color pink is that? This piece is fabulous!!! Those butterflies are amazing!
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m-aruka Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Thank you! ^^
I used Copic R24 (Prawn), it's like a coral/melon-y red. I did however blended it on top of a similar watercolor tone, so it may look slightly different here :).
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Razzl3erry Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ahhh, I see! I should pick that color up!
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World-Inside-Me Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
The colours on this one are just beautiful!~ :love:
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MoiChromatic Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
Beautiful! Though for a second I thought the white and red dots were Kyubeys X3 (forgive me >//<)
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Divisadera Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is so beautiful! I love your technique.
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