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impossibility of perfection by roboticORANGE impossibility of perfection by roboticORANGE
I've been working on this piece since early April. I almost gave up on it a few times, but I'm glad I finished, because I can truly say this is the hardest I've worked on any one digital painting thus far. I got inspired to paint this after watching Memoirs of a Geisha. The original was done at a much higher resolution than I usually do. It was quite a challenge, but I enjoyed painting it. I actually put a lot more hours into the background than the character, which is very rare for me, and something I really need to focus on.

This was done entirely in Photoshop CS.
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BlueBumbleBee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2007
the background looks amazing, i like the texture of the bark on the trees and how fluffy the leaves and blossoms look XD. and i'm partial to the way you shaded her nose!
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sa55y Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2006
mm this is so beautiful!! Only I wish the colours were more vibrant.
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PsychedelicBacteria Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006
:aww: This is very beautiful! :nod:
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UniversalKinase Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful. You have marvelous talent and displayed extreme prowess in this work of art.
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stetson2424 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
that was an amazing movie and this is an amazing pic!
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Sjob Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2006
wow beautiful
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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2006
Ooh, I like the cerry blossom petals. She's very pretty. Your painting job is lovely as usual. I really like the pagoda in the background, too.
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kristi-lee Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2006
Oh my, and it shows how much effort you put into it. The background looks so beautiful. Her face is so pretty, such amazing shading throughout the whole picture- ou're insane with the details too XD <3
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NeverReallyHere Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
WE ARE SIAMESE IF YOU DONT PLEASE ;;

i mean geisha ;o; i mean jesus h this picture is gorgeous ;;;;;;; why arent you hear for me to gush at you about it??? i love how you did the ladeeeee shes so hawt and awesome ;; KIMONO FIGHT! course the background is totally my favorite part T_T god its been only a few years since i've talked to you! WHO ARE YOU I CANT EVEN REMEMBER.
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roboticORANGE Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I moved in with my grandma a couple of weeks ago and I haven't had interchans but I was supposed to get it today but I'm a dumbass and I can't figure out how to set it up...I'm using dad's computer right now to check stuff and I have to wait until he gets home so that he can come help me figure it out T________T I MISS YOUUUU.
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NeverReallyHere Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006
: ( I WAS WONDERING WHERE YOU'VE BEEN. JESUS CHRIST WHYD YOU MOVE IN WITH GRAM?? DID SOMETHING CRAZY HAPPEN??? DETAILS!
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roboticORANGE Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nooo nothing crazy, I just kind of wanted to get away from home. tell me when I can call you and I will! I probably won't be on aim too much because I have to work a lot.
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mizutamari Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006  Student Filmographer
That movie inspired me to! Perhaps one day I will actually do something for it!
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rococo Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
I'm going to say the same thing that I say about all of your stuff.

"Gooooooorgeoooooooous! ;o;" I love how everything just jumps out and looks so real while being so perfect.

One small thing to point out (*being USEFUL* : D) is that her hair probably ends in too straight a horizontal line. The texture and colouring is just oh-so perfect, but it kind of looks just a little stuck together just because of that. MaybenotIdunnoI haveshorthairsocan'ttestthat :'C.

Hearts? Hearts. :heart: :heart:
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roboticORANGE Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you about the hair thing...it was kind of bothering me at the end but I was kind of tired of working on it. Maybe sometime I'll go back and fix it a little.
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Diamond-in-the-rain Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006   Writer
This is gorgious and toally sad. I = love it. =p
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falcon-chan Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2006
This is beautiful O,O her face and hair cuteee...and this background :3...
:+fav:
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Franky2Timez Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006
wow amazing detail.. this is beautiful
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ESG Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
It's gorgeous
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PilotInspektor Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
@_@
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sakuradragon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I am really glad that you kept at it and finished! Such a serene setting, but you can tell that there is something bothering her ;(
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BladeOfLoki Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Beautiful job! I love the outfit~
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blue-vanilla Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Drop dead gorgeous all around! +AWESOMEFAVE
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roboticORANGE Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aww thank you <3
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YamiNoAeris Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
WOW~! That's beautifully done~!!! Well done on this picture! Your efforts definately show~! :aww:

I loved the movie; Memoirs of a Geisha. This is a beautiful picture and the coloring is so well done!



~YnA
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neffy Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006   Writer
*_* Wow, this is gorgeous.. your hours spent were truly worth it, this piece is amazing. :3 there is so much flowy-ness and movement, and the colors are so beautiful <33
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Dark-Ultima Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Very exquisite and beautiful, I haven't seen anything quite like it.
The colors and detail is wonderous, it is a grand piece.

A victory for the forces of you!
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IconicImagery Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Professional General Artist
An absolutely stunning work of art - probably the best I have seen recently. I love the composition and colour - but adore the expressiveness of the young woman and the soft etherealness of the piece as a whole.

I am just getting into digital painting - can definately learn by watching you...
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b4k4baka Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Great work!! Awesome style and color :)
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KeannaRoar Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
This is probably the best piece I'm seen in a very, VERY long time. The detail is amazing, and I honestly though that you had really painted it before I took a closer look.

Stunning, and beautiful-- It's a fav.
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megami-no-yorokobi Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006
Wow. THis is... stunning. The details are just awesome. And i love the petals falling from the tree.
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jotun Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
beautiful image, I really like your style and play with colors :)
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