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Flowers of Hanamachi by Valendra Flowers of Hanamachi by Valendra
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OMGOMGOMG!!! A DD?!!! Seriously!!!! Omg I wasn't expecting it, thank you *usagi2500 for suggesting and thank you ^AwsumZ for featuring!!! ^__^ I was about to have an exam in an hour and this totally lifted my spirit up!! <3<3

Thank you everyone for lovely comments and tons of favourites!!!<3 Omg I'm still in shock!! O__o;;

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Last piece from my 2011 calender. The lady on left is an Oiran, or that's what I tried to paint XDDD And the one on right is a Geisha. Painting this work was a complete struggle, I think I might retouch the coloring on their skin because originally the faint blue-grey shadows are bleached out while scanning =___=;;; And I noticed only by the time I tried scanning that the size of paper was bigger than A4 paper by an inch from both sides. Scanning it was a torture @___@;;; Also I think I'll repaint background on Geisha's side. I was kind of short on time and didn't realise how it looked until I scanned and tried to correct colors on photoshop :XD: I failed, lol But at least all details are visible ^^ Lol, I enjoyed painting that kimono and designing patterns over obi and kimonos, oiran's is lazy work but geisha's killed me nearly ^^; I had to stop working on it often so that I won't get tired and rush ahead, ruining it all. It was hard, not to mention a young dog running around you and constantly snatching napkins, papers from your workspace and random blackouts D8 Though I had time back then. Now I have no time to work on paintings, I miss doing it, how ironic is that? :XD:

Medium: Watercolor, 0.2mm fineliner, white ink.
art *Valendra
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Daily Deviation

Given 2011-04-25
Flowers of Hanamachi by *Valendra is, as the suggester says, delicate, detailed and full of beautiful colours. Be sure to have a look at the rest of this deviant's work, you won't be disappointed! ( Suggested by Sugar-Senshi and Featured by omgitsacat )
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BlindAndBeautiful Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Congrats on the DD!!
Do you happen to do requests, darling?
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:iconwinddancer23:
winddancer23 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
your art work is just stunning. I love them all!
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:iconfabriga:
Fabriga Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Muh-te-şem! Detaylar, renkler, kompozisyon! ellerinize sağlık :clap:
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:iconvalendra:
Valendra Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Teşekkürler ^___^ :heart:
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:iconscootie-chan:
Scootie-chan Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so addicted to Flowers~ **
Their elegance and beauty is very inspiring~<3
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:iconvalendra:
Valendra Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, you're so kind ^^ :heart:
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:iconscootie-chan:
Scootie-chan Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, you're welcome~
And thank you~<3

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acolytepema Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you...painted that??? *bowing* i bow to your skill. This is amazing!!!! <3<3 you totally deserve that feature <3 great job!!!
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:iconvalendra:
Valendra Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^ You're so kind! :hug:
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:iconacolytepema:
acolytepema Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
of course!!! :D
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:iconjudygerardepp90:
Judygerardepp90 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
wuau!!
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:iconmirax-chan:
Mirax-chan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work, DD totally deserved :wow:
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:iconlittleruky:
LittleRuky Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
beautiful O.O :heart:
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:iconbaka163:
baka163 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
I can't breahte!!! <3 This is so beautiful :D
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:iconotaku-strawberry:
Otaku-Strawberry Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012
This is so beautiful! I like the contrast between the red oiran and the blue geisha~ ^.^
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:iconshinwa-tsuki:
Shinwa-Tsuki Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011
Very nice!
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:iconempresshimiko:
EmpressHimiko Featured By Owner May 26, 2011  Student General Artist
I- I- I-
*Mind implosion*
I'm half Japanese, and this, frankly, blows my mind
It's So Very Good!
It's historically accurate, and beautiful!
I love you!
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:iconvalendra:
Valendra Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you enjoyed it ^^ I'm happy actually so many people are praising it's historic accurancy.
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Stripesandangelwings Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very, very beautiful. Also, it's very nice to see that someone knows the difference between an oiran and a geisha.^^
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:iconvalendra:
Valendra Featured By Owner May 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Haha!! We're scarce, right? :XD: Thanks ^^
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:iconnippongadget:
NipponGadget Featured By Owner May 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
** it's one of the best picture that i have senn in my life ^O^
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:iconvalendra:
Valendra Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you ^^<3
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:iconkarurotasan:
KarurotaSan Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
it' so beautiful... I can't stop watching it! :D
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Cataclismic-Cure Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional Artist
gotta love geisha's ♥♥♥♥
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:iconurangsundabageur:
urangsundabageur Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
beautiful color and detail...
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:iconstreetknights901:
StreetKnights901 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011   General Artist
Beautifully done!
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:iconwolfangel28:
wolfangel28 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
This is awesome!!! and so pretty! Great Job!
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:iconshiru-chi:
Shiru-chi Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Now this is what art is all about. =)
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cat-gray-and-me78 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
How elegant and well detailed.
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:iconappa-appa-away:
appa-appa-away Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Gorgeous! Absolutely amazing :heart:
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Wai-Jing Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Really pretty - the effort you put into the pattern on the geisha's kimono really shows. I like the contrast between the two of them.

Congrats on the DD!
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sarani-chan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
wow that is gorgeous :iconiwantitplz: congratulations on the DD! you've earned it :clap:
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konzbunz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
wah! so beautiful! how is it even possible to paint this?!? o.0 i mean color pencil on a 10cm by 10cm piece of paper but on that huge of a scale is amazing! and its sooo details =D *bow* master teach me ur ways!
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Valendra Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL!!! Thank you dear :heart: You'll hate me for saying but, "practice a lot and look for new techniques" Seriously I check all tutorials I see just to see if I can learn something new from it. Even if it's basics, you can actually learn a lot ^^
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konzbunz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
my first experience with paint was not very nice xD i had learned how to do still figure sketching so i though if i just blend the colors on the paper i can get shades, right? but nope i didnt realize it was a bad idea to put on layers of paint when the previous layer hasnt dried. hehe my good friend took over for me. i still like pencil art better. not very good with color for some reason. i cant get natural tones and shading with color :/ i have learned to draw in color pencils. i wanna try charcoal next.
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Valendra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL! Well, everyone has a media they love to use. Just remember to keep practicing and seek ways to improve, you'll be fine with or without colors ^^
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konzbunz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
do you usually plan ahead before you draw or have a general idea and just build to it as you go?

oh i uploaded some of my old sketches. havent completed much lately but could u check them out and critic?
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Valendra Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL I always plan down in a sketch or at least have an idea of what I want to do. Music helps a lot to build emotion or look I want to have.
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:iconkonzbunz:
konzbunz Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Student General Artist
i need a visual. if not a picture then i usually pose myself - really hard to do when u try to draw the opposite gender xD
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Amrock Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is RAWK HARD awesome!
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:iconningki:
Ningki Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Holy mother #@$%*%...... this is awesome!
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BubbleTea19 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I love oirans and gesiah so I'm already biased, but this picture is beautifully rendered! :D
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Delicatesilver Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Wonderful, beautiful! You deserve the DD.
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solsticeice Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh my!
Pretty.
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AzailianLillies Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
gorgeous
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maochan08 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like the kimono..and sakura also...

congratulationzzzz..!!!! your photo is wonderful
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TheEpicFailedArtist Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a masterpiece! :D
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ladyrandomm13 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Student
Beautifully done!
congrats on the DD^^
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darkwolf77 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful colours and detail :)
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TheDevilReborn Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Oh! It is bee-you-tae-full!
May I :+fav:?
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