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Aka by Twisted-Saint Aka by Twisted-Saint
    'Aka' (赤) is simply 'red' in Japanese.

    This is one of my favorite pieces of all time. It first started as an idea in my sketchbook, and for once I actually did a good, clean copy of it. Here, I wanted to put a very non-traditional pattern on a traditional article of clothing.

    I had a lot of fun with the hair and used a reference for it to make sure it was as accurate as possible.

    Tools: Ink, Watercolors, Acrylic Paints


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White-Silence Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Wow once again you are better than me at something. i can tell you will become a great artist. I suck at painting and draw with ink. the only tool I'm good at using are pencils and maybe clay.

The pattern are beautiful and creative and the background make you focus on the girl.
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I'm not that great with paints (you can't give me too much credit for this one, it was just a solid background :P) But ink, I love, love love! My favorite tool.

I don't like pencil for drawing -_- Like, rough work and whatnot. So it's good you have the upperhand in that. :heart:
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ink-4-blood Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008   Writer
Intense shading: i like the stark contrast of the shading on her face versus the non-shaded clothing. The patterns absolutely pop as well!

:heart:
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Sweet, you notice that. That's my ball-point pen working for ya'. It was harder using it than I thought on the paper I chose. ;_;

Thanks a bunch, muah. :heart:
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ink-4-blood Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008   Writer
You pulled it off excellently. It's modern art that actually looks visually and aesthetically pleasing. That's a new concept, isn't it?

^.^
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ninthtrack Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
The line work is great and yet somehow, the color choices are even greater. :heart: The shading on her face is my favorite part, most certainly.
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Thanks a ton! What a nice comment, it makes it warm inside :D
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balloon-maker Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What did you do this one? I must know. :)
God, I saw this on Facebook and loved it...but I'm once again amazed.
Red is such a strong color and you've done well with it in this. :heart:
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
I'm sorry, what? :XD:

I love red.
I love yellow.

But I don't love orange. :(

I don't know how that relates to anything, but thanks for commenting! :heart:
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balloon-maker Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, my bad. Sometimes I type too quickly and forget to re-read what I've written. :XD:
I meant to ask what did you paint this on? Canvas?

Hmm, that's a bit funny. To not like the color that two colors make. My favorite color (right now, at least) is purple/violet. It has to be a certain shade, though. haha, woah. I got off on this, too. Sorry.
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008
Ohh haha well that makes more sense. Don't worry I have the same problem too. ><

I painted this on thick watercolor paper actually! I have a bunch of mounted canvases but haven't had the guts to bust out a painting yet.
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balloon-maker Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lol. Good to know, good to know. ;)

Ah, that's cool. I'll have to try that sometime. I know what you mean about canvas. I'm so paranoid about it. >_> I find it easier to paint on things like wood, strange enough. haha.
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
I LOVE WOOD!

... ;)
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balloon-maker Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:XD: Oh my. haha.
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elf-girl Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Student Photographer
Simply beautiful!~~~
I love the design on the kimono and all of the details in this. ^__^
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Woohoo, so glad you like. :D
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elf-girl Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008  Student Photographer
Hehe you're welcome ^^
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voodoo-filth Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. I believe the most stunning aspect of this piece is your use of line. Your lines are so sensitive and clean! Not to mention the organic shapes/patterns are lovely and draw in the eye.

I also like your use of monochromatic color. Nice.
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Ohhh now this comment makes me absolutely happy! Lines are definitely my thing.

Thanks so much! :heart:
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UnicornWithTourettes Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
i ike this one ALOT...ahaha..I hope you don't mind me stalking your art ^^;
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
Stalk away, haha.
Thanks a ton. :D
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Tathewak Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
wow! I that is so fantastic! I thought that you'd used a computer to aid it because of how clean and perfect it looks.

I love the kimono design! :clap:
you should do a series of them each one based around a different colour :D
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
I only used PS to and get it back to it's original color -_- It still doesn't look exactly like the original, I wish you could see it!

Ohh that's a cool idea. I haven't done any intense pieces in a while.

:heart:
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Tathewak Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Yeah I hate that! My scanner/camera eats everything!
Yeah me too! how big is it?
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Twisted-Saint Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
Too big to properly fit on my scanner! So definitely bigger than the standard 8.5x11in paper...by an inch or so.

I refuse to take out my ruler and properly check. :XD:
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Tathewak Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2008  Professional Filmographer
heehee fair doos
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