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Done for Jitome festival, an illustration collection of black and white illustrations.

*EDIT* - You should probably fullview this image since it is fucking huge and newgrounds doesn't like horizontally oriented canvases.

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really nice style in this

intresting concept

DeliciousOrange responds:


Love it

Your use of black and white to make light effects is very cool and I like the way her legs look. The butterfly on her sword is an excellent touch.

DeliciousOrange responds:

Thanks. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I like this

i like the black and white, but i'd like to see some colors on it, at least the girl, since the minerals, im assuming, is her shadow, also this looks animesque which is another reason why i like it =D. The proportions on her is pretty good, seems accurate (for an anime character, i havent seen real girls with that kind of curves lol) ehem, o, i also like her pose, it looks natural and fluid, as in how she seems to be walkin. Not sure about the weapon shes carrying though, it looks like a blade without a hilt? and the butterfly seems to get in the way since its all in black and white, so i was wondering if it really was a butterfly or part of the sword, then it looks a bit like rena's cleaver (google it and you'll no what im sayin lol) anyways, i talk to much lol, this is awesome keep up the good work!

DeliciousOrange responds:

As stated above, part of the criteria for this illustration was that I could only use black and white ink. The stylization of the character is a bit of a nod to Oh Kyoung Seok's illustrative work (I've been watching his livestream quite a bit recently). Personally I would like to have included more detail in the butterfly to help set it off from the sword, but by the time I thought of the that it was already too late to make any major changes to the butterfly without muddying the black and white. The weapon is indeed based off of an unfinished blade I primarily wanted to focus on it's smooth sweeping motion to create more curvilinear forms of the right side of the illustration to contrast the rectilinear forms present on the left side.

Nice use of negative space!

It really sets the whole thing off. The girl looks a lot like Trixie from Speed Racer.

DeliciousOrange responds:

Thanks, due to the limits of the project, negative space was really one of the few things I actually could play around with with. I would never have made the connection with Trixie myself, though perhaps her dark eyes might be similar.

Credits & Info

4.13 / 5.00

May 20, 2011
6:35 PM EDT
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2638 x 1500 px
874 KB

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