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Commission - Esmeralda by foogie Commission - Esmeralda by foogie
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This is a commission I completed for ShadowedLullaby, as a gift for their friend, Professorfartsparkle- of their character "Esmeralda"

Many aspects of the Esmeralda's personality went into certain decisions regarding this image, beyond what her original design is. The character Esmeralda is a 200 year old Vampire Witch, with slitted pupils, and a preference for wearing kimonos to sensually reveal her shoulders and cleavage. A few of her likes include lilies and the night, so when I was asked to draw her with lilies, I thought it would be quite fitting to show her in a garden at night- dimly lit by a lantern, surrounded by her favorite flowers, playing her chinese lute.

She also has many gemstones listed in her favorites, including (but not limited to) moonstone and quartz... Which I used in some of her jewelry, along with pearls... I just love pearls, and the light colored accessories went well against the sea of black and gold that was her hair. :D Usually I like to draw gold ornaments and accessories, but because of the gold in her hair, I thought it would look best to have the accessories be different!

Her accessories were very much inspired by her being a vampire witch, so I tried infusing more of that type of look into her appearance. My favorite part of her outfit I did was the black lacquered hairpiece with cherry blossoms, speckled with gold... It really seems like something I'd love to have adorned my hair with, if I had lived in such a period....
though I'm sure that people like me in that time weren't wearing such fancy things... but probably cleaning up after them or something..
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but I live vicariously through my drawings! So it's almost as much fun to draw these things as it is to actually wear them. :D ..maybe ಠ_ಠ


...right.. anyways, this was a very enjoyable commission to do- I don't usually do such involved backgrounds like this, so it was really fun to challenge myself- and I like how it turned out, and I hope you all do as well :) It's desktop wallpaper friendly, so feel free to use it as such!



Anyways, Enjoy!

Drawn and colored using Painttool SAI, finishing touches done using Photoshop CS2, all using Wacom Intuos4 Tablet.





Commissions are OPEN! Sketches start at 10$!
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AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
o0o0o didn't see the cherry blossoms before :3 that head piece is lovely ^.^ hehe i got some geisha i may commisson you to do aswell :3 looks like you got the talent to do them ^.^~

love the lilies tooo ^.^
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foogie Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD  Cherry blossom details like this one are some of my favorite types of accessories to do!   That, and the kanzashi hair ornaments, with the streams of danglies that look like falling flower petals.... XD   They're just so pretty  *_*
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AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
;-; yes they are!!! :3 hehe xp guess i might have chu do some of my geisha then to later on~ some do perform in one of teh chapters~ xP and i wanna see their lovely kimonos and kanzashi!!!! ;-;
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foogie Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome!  I would definitely look forward to it!  :D
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AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
and i love th kimono styled dress! :3 oh >.< i will ask when i get enough saved up :3 you do clouthing so well and i didn't want them done in anime but :D your style and talent is awsome~
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foogie Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, thanks so much!  :hug:
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AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:happybounce: +fav +fav +fav +fav +fav Heart 
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AmberLynnL Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
;-; her hair~ o0o :3 now i'm really considering you~
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foogie Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
haha, I'm glad you like it  XD
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rose15XX Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this art is amazing!
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