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©2005-2016 HOON
M E S S S expressive series 1.

most of my artistic time is all spent on comic related,or web related works, so i can hardly put good enough time and effort into a single piece... especially color work.
but i compelled to do a color painting today.
only 4 hours, but that was fun, yet very luxurious 4 hours.

with Tshirt design concept in mind, i started messs expressive series, and the keyword of this series is once again "music."

PSCS and bit of painter8 ( i havent opened painter8 for a few months now)
4 hours NO references

:EDIT: additional thoughts on this piece:
the body language certainly is there, but i spent most amount of time on facial expression. i cant really tell anymore, but the intention was a smile coming from confidence and excitement. in my opinion, stylized face-drawing, espeically in ANIME is very easy to execute, cuz most of the angles and expressions can be formulated. but its been many years, when i draw something, i tend to stire away from traditional anime look, rather trying to convey more realistic facial features. this one is not an exception. (arguably so.) its not that i value less, nor disrespect anime artist. i just find human face, girls face, most fascinating and beautiful. i feel that i still have long way to go, really defining perfect beauty in facial features in my art.

another thing i wanna mention is the color scheme. recently with some artists friends and i got to discuss color scheme and so called "color sense."
i dont know if i have such thing, but one thing im certain, is there is no such thing as WRONG color scheme. there are millions of colors, and they are there to be used. many art schools teach students to avoid certain color palettes or certain color combinations, but i say that is seriously wrong direction of teaching. COLOR SHOULD be as free as your imaginations. This picture has colorscheme i hardly ever use. strong yellow and very vivid GREEN. not my choice of usual color, but i like how they play together here.
being creative comes in many forms in my opinion. choosing color is just one of many.

i agree with some of your comments.
CANT PUT YOUR FINGER ON IT, but there is something about the face... and i had to do something about it. just subtle touch ups, and i think its a little better now. it really wasnt just a feature. it was the relations of different parts of the face, and not looking at it for a while, and coming back to it sort of gave me better idea how i can remedy that ackwardness. though i think there wasnt anything wrong with previous version, this new update made her face look little more..... cute.. in typical standard. thanks for the input.

okay. one more little fine tuning on her face.
i know its really the preferences of each individuals how they define beauty in face, and i didnt think the previous version was wrong. but the goal is to appeal to the mass, and i thought i should make some effort to make this character work for more people, including some picky barstards among us! :evillaugh:
area i messed around again is the chin line and little more definitions on the lips. the touch up is subtle, and some people may not even be able to tell the difference, but her facial structure became little more feminine. the way many would prefer.
when an angle is from below looking up, the chin line tend to be less pointy and sharp. thats a fact. and when you have big grin in your face, your lips go upward, the opening of the closed lips going over the upper teeth and gums. but theoratical approach doesnt work all the time, and i think this is a good example.
its a little better i think. and those who found her face "aweful" might find this new version a little more "bearable."

THANKS for viewing, and sharing your thoughts as always! :D
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MetaphysicalBeing Featured By Owner May 11, 2010
Hi, if you dont mind me asking how what software do you use for painting?
tanbin Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2009
nice work....:) beautiful....
Stratocrush Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2005
Aah! She's so pwetty ^^ *hugs and snuggles her*
en-ni Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
i like it. she looks like she's smirking in some sort of arrogant way. a 'yeah, i'm hott, and i know it' way.
OptimalProtocol Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2005   General Artist
I really like all the details on the clothes and such. And the background works wonderfully with the piece. :+fav:
khaamar Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
if there's something i really love on this work of yours is the expression you did on her :D
plus the color scheme is wonderful: very relaxing and soft and stylish too :nod:
femalesatanspawn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2005
wow i really like this is really pretty
wishwork Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2005
she is so cool! :eyepopping:
chakanforeverman Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2005
Really nice stuff, very impressive.
TrueAegis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2005  Hobbyist Writer
A great perspective on a sassy vixen. hehe Good job! :thumbsup:
Aerion-Fayt Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2005
i like the skin, i think it turned out really good. She kinda looks evil ^^ like she knows something we all don't
DragonWarLord Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2005
oh damn son! Man that is really good how do you even do that i mean for years i have been even trying to draw humans and making there anatomy right and still, it comes out bad and in the end i would have done better just drawing a stick figure. Did you take classes or did you just come out this way? Man all i can draw is monsers im good at it and every one says im really good but monsters are for babys! Drawing human anatomy is amazing! how is it you did this?
AndreIllustrates Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
melly-chan Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005
FiveAM Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
Have you ever noticed the similarities in the facial structure of this model and the old women in Triplets of Bellville (albiet they are much older, but you know...)

Anyway, this has some fantastic appeal to it... great work.
sudacaworking Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005   Digital Artist
que exitante se ve esa ponjita rubia !!!! esa si me puso bien !!!!
Archercaptain Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
Definitely very cool. Her face is quite good, it reminds me of a distant acquaintance. :P And certainly the colour scheme is intriguing and amazing, and works perfectly. Orange and green isn't typical, but you really have it work out. I love the detail and design for her costume.
Virtu-Imagery Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing vibrant colors.
The detail that you put into this piece is awesome. especially since you used no reference to create this.
Well done.
kombinat Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
goood work :clap:
...curious expression ^^
Ori-chan7 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2005
she looks like she just got a nice present or somehting. does she have a name?
Stefess Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2005
hubba hubba
reminds me of a (lady) friend of mine :).
Nice work :D
EikoPinky Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2005
Awesome!!! She looks great :D
barax Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i-kingpin Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005
what's really good? this is.
angelus-iom Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
i like
Neranus Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
love the outfit and expression very nicely done
maestro-efectivo Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional General Artist
youre very, very good, Im amazed!
Jopp Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
*Jawdrop* Very, VERY good, me like.
LightningFlash21 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool.
drumboy22 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
i like the jacket really great job!
gensanity Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional Traditional Artist
great colors

didn't really read all the description but the only thing I would change to make her even more beautiful is giving her at least a little bit of a jaw line..she has kind of a chubby chin/cheeks...

but then again you probably intended that
great work!
and again, the colors are amazing :D :D :D
fawnwings Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it looks nice. Not the exact words to describe the feeling i got off it as you do, but still great. I'm seeing the edited-edited version, so i wouldnt know for sure if it's been perfect all along.
Noodle84 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005   Photographer
" many art schools teach students to avoid certain color palettes or certain color combinations, but i say that is seriously wrong direction of teaching. COLOR SHOULD be as free as your imaginations. This picture has colorscheme i hardly ever use. strong yellow and very vivid GREEN. "

THAT'S SO WRONG! I totally agree, that with millions of colours to use, why couldn't you use 'em creatively and INSPIRED BY THE ART-PIC you're doing?? For example, in this pic the yellow+vivid green works out so cool! :#1: Great! :nod: :+favlove:
WendyDoodles Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Professional Filmographer
She is simply beautiful! She makes me want to ask her what she's so happy about...what she's thinking. Your coloring is simply amazing. Love it! I love color schemes, and sadly don't do enough of them myself. You are one of those artists with natural, raw talent that no art class can give to you.
icedsmurf Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
great work man :+fav: and i shall feature in upcoming journal
WOLVERINE76 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
i would really love to draw like you someday.
goatcheese Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Student Traditional Artist
this looks awsome, but something caught my eye...i think that her arm is a little bit too thin for her body, maybe its just me....i think her face looks fine..very sexy ^_^
Altheran Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Very nice work HOON.
Serve Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
It's still very comic - but significantly different. Great colours.
rugbygurl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
this is awesome awesome awesome.
i think i get what the critics are saying...but i still think this is a great piece of art. the body is beautiful, and i love the color combination. i totally agree about the color theory. i absolutely love dressing in so-called clashing colors that most people would deem "tacky". but i think they just dont think out of the box.
devious82 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
Ace detail in this piece, although the face doesnt look right to me. Not enough cheek structure, and the lips look fake or too heavy. But apart from that, awesome job as usual.
photocopier Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
mini mini parka?
Omorose Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005
kiiroikimono Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
very cool design! hahah so kinky xP
awsome colors chosen x)
guex Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Professional Interface Designer
ariallure Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005   Traditional Artist
pukegreenshoes Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
i dunno if someone already said this , but your "color sense" has a's called Color's what all artists have to take in order to graduate from an Art College.

you have an excelent sense of color theory. ~Nith47 also has a great sense of color theory (if you needed an example of what i meant).because of it , your work always comes off as aesthetically pleasing to the viewers eye.
AcheronHades Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Cool, i love her outfit and her hair <3
ConeMonster Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
Wow, I got to see if after the edits, so I can't really tell you what changed and an oppinon on it, but it does look very nice. I love your smooth colors they always make me think of air conditioning. >> ??
Fabule Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005  Professional General Artist
Love her and the colors! Also, her cloths! jajaja I want them! :P
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