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Digital Geisha by imaginarium Digital Geisha by imaginarium
Been playing with markers! In particular, those Tri-Art markers they've been selling for 4 bucks at Popular bookstore that look like Copic copycats. They're not too bad but the colours are rather dull, but they're good for practising and playing about with until I'm brave enough to invest money in good markers. :X

So anyway here's an idea I was playing with, Digital Geisha. Not much of a mech artist, so this is the nearest so far. My whole idea was to get her to look rather human, but like the real Geisha, the base of whose neck is left uncovered by the white paint so that her skins shows through, so in this case the Digital Geisha's true "skin" is revealed in that same area. Deep huh. X) I did play around with the colours on Photoshop, originally they were a whole lot brighter and a little too gaudy...but any feedback about colouring technique is appreciated, I've got a long way to go to get the hang of this marker thing...:n00b:

Done in a mixture of Copic, Tri-Art and Prisma markers, black pen, and white out.
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Blister-elo Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2008
is it a robot or something ? I noticed something on the back of the neck. Anyway, awesome work. Specially the use of the colors.
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imaginarium Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2008  Hobbyist
Yup she's a bot. :) Thanks!
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NibbleKat Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's got to be one of the coolest ideas ever.

I love her neck.

I also love her profile. For me, profiles are so very hard to do, and you've really managed to capture beauty here in yours.
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chadsinhellview Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005
Nice use of the markers. What did you use to sketch out the drawing?
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imaginarium Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2005  Hobbyist
Light blue pencil leads, inked over in Micron pens. :) Thanks!
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gingetsu Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
A very neat idea, great work!
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uzezi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2005  Hobbyist
Well done itsamazing i luv it:D
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Setsunacutey Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2005
i luv the colouring and the outfit. :)
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SydeX Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Professional General Artist
amazing, nice colors I love this!!! :D
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GoblinQueeen Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Fantastic concept, I really love what you've done with this :)
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Fabule Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005   General Artist
I love the colors you chose and the dress design is great! :D
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JoJollyArt Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
This one is absolutely gorgeous. The design is lovely along with the color scheme. For some reason my favorite part is the lips.
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Aeccu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Very intresting and well done, delving into colors is harder with markers.. I've kind of avoided the whole marker thing and do work on the computer. Lucky sod you are with skills by hand.

4 dollars? Copic costs me that much, hmmm weirdness.
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imaginarium Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005  Hobbyist
LOL, I think Copics costs you 4 _US_ dollars. But I'm working with Singaporean currency here, so 4 US dollars is about 6.50 Singaporean dollars, which is about the price we pay for Copics. So that's more or less right. The markers I'm using would cost you about...2.50? Thereabouts. :)
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Aeccu Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2005
Yeah, you're right, I had this kind of conversation with one of my aussie friends last night, she says she pays 8.50 per marker, I checked the exchange rate and she pays 3 dollars (literally) more than I do for them, I guess it's exporting.
You're probably right though about the cheaper markers, I see bits of markers like that, and I know I could use sharpies but they bleed and smell bad when I do.
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