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MaiHiME: Dance of the Amethyst by yuiseppe MaiHiME: Dance of the Amethyst by yuiseppe
Fujino Shizuru from the MaiHiME franchise. I would be friggin' scared if a crazy Shizuru came swinging at me with her naginata :x

Some torso sketches with focus on simple cell shading. I was messing around with blending options in PS and the movement lines and background were the results. I'd originally wanted a set of movements that could be linked up, but laziness got in the way :D

As you can see, I'm terribad at colouring inside the lines. Those colouring books I used to get as a kid? They didn't help.
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ShinaRose7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i can almost feel her focusing completly on her training. Awesome work! :)
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much ^^
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cabby2299 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Its a very beautiful artform as well as is the art work.
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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XxPostoronnimVxX Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Awesome!
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks~
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Imya-o Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
wow. This is pretty awesome :dummy: !
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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Phantalus Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how the shadowing accents her form and emphasizes how she isn't just a pretty face she's a warrior too.
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And when you put a pretty face and a warrior in one you get Sailor- *is shot* (hey, the bishoujo senshi joke was *right there*) :D
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Stargazerium Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome work! Could you do the same to Natsuki's abs drawing as well? Or am I wishing too much? :iconawesomefaceplz:
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That should only take a few minutes, so check back in about a week? I should be able to update the pic then :) I do have a nasty habit of getting waylaid by other ideas though XD
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Stargazerium Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
As long the work is done, I'll be glad to wait for the result :la:
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Done :)
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Stargazerium Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I was kind of hoping for a little strip like Shizuru's drawing, but pretty good, either way ^^;
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahaha oh... something of that scale would likely need to sit a while on my backlog. :E
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she-ga-roo Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist
even if most people wouldn't think of it, but i bet she's able to handle a naginata even without HiME-powers.
i like to think she does that in her freetime, too. =D
anyway, awesome work with the posing.
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah! Same - the naginata was historically the weapon of choice for noble women in the warring states era, which seems to fit Shizuru.
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ShizNat4EVER Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
This is beautiful coloring and shading on Shizuru. All these Naginata swinging and twirling poses are done rather well. :) Best of all, Shizuru is in the best shape of her life! Mmm, those abs and biceps~
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the muscle tone ;D It's a small pet peeve of mine that girls in anime and manga almost always have NO muscles despite wielding weapons of mass badassery.
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ShizNat4EVER Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
I know right? The muscle tone look is popular among DC and Marvel ladies in the comics. No matter, thanks to the power of fanart...*waves hands towards you*...we can see our favorites in better shape. Shizuru was a great way to kick things off. ;) Try Natsuki next time! Sweaty and tone ripped~
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Lovely piece! Love the colour! :)

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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm surprised I overcame my inherent laziness and actually slapped colour on this thing...
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TarmaHartley Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:) It looks wonderful coloured. :)
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LittleDemonInside Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Love the coloring/shading and the expressions. <3
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doumo~ :D
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Clare94 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist
This is awesome. XD
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yuiseppe Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you ^^
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