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Christmas Lolita by claidis Christmas Lolita by claidis
Full Size please. A present for my friend, Jacie. I overcame my distaste for drawing anime to do this because she loves anime. Also, this was done with a mouse; wish I had a tablet, though.

However, something bad happened in the making of this. The original was HUGE, 1700 x something pixels (can't remember...) and then I accidentally resized it to it's current form and saved over it when I was done, without meaning to. It really sucks, the original had so much beauty and detail and now it's all gone, reduced to this. I'm glad it's done though.

Feliz Navidad!
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xxxoDarkFaeryoxxx Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
Are you frakin' kidding me? This is fabulous as it is!
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xX-Zelth-Xx Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Been doing caricatures lately and should take lessons form you. Well done!
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FrayedFire Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010
Even with the lack of detail you say, this is really something else. Wow.
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terrahachi Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2009  Student General Artist
I love the flowers! :O
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Username103 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2008
wow!!!
i dont think i could ever think of someting that pretty let allone draw it!
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charminou Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2007
I added my journal feature as news here : [link] :heart:

You would be so sweet to check it out :D
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charminou Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2007
This wonderful deviation has been featured on my new journal here : [link] :heart:
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afsergeant Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
This is a beautiful picture and it does not "suck". You may not like drawing anime, but you do a better job at than a lot of others I've seen.
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DavisJes Featured By Owner May 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful.
May I use this as a ref for roses?
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thechaolover Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2006
Wow. This is amazing. How were you able to do this with a mouse? You must have a very steady hand!
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xXTipsyXx Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2006   Traditional Artist
If that dress was real, I'd find a way to buy it.
Mhmm mhmm.
Beautiful Work, Sorry about the original.
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cochas Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2006
awww this looks really pretty!! X3
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Mydian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
Texture, coloring, shading and lines, all brilliant! Those roses are so beautiful. :heart:
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KittenMahina Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2006
Ahhh! That hurts! >< You can still tell its detailed beauty!^^ Believe me it really really shows! Its soooooo lovely!!! :blowkiss: +fav!

Happy Holidays Desi!
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nicolabear Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2005
OMG LAUREN I LOVE THIS SO MUCH
*FAVS*
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LadyShelob Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Student General Artist
Oooo so pretty! I love the roses!<3
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Celestial-SeraphiMan Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005   Writer
That's very charming. Nice work.
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Kittensoft Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Luv the coloring and design :D
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feralgrinn Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
While I do like your original style better, it's cool to see your take on something different. You definitely draw anime well *nod*

I think my favorite part about this is the shapes in her dress. The frills realy accentuate her long, spindly limbs which makes for a cool aesthetic, I think ^^. I really like her tiny little waist too--coupled with her big red mane it really makes her look like a rose.

The background is a little too busy and detracts from her, I think. If you still have the PSD and you made it a little more subtle I think it would bring out the detail in the figure a lot more.

Really a nice piece though--I'm sure your friend is pleased ^^
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claidis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
Comments from you, like always, make my day :heart:
I'm surprised you'd like the dress, that's possibly what I disliked about it the most since it was hard to get the folds right. I didn't notice that thing about her kind of being a rose herself too, but I see it now. That is kinda cool, hahha

Aye. I'll do that touch-up to the BG ^^ 'Tis a good suggestion. Possibly I'll add some more hair highlights too, it isn't shiny enough to represent a reflection of a nuclear explosion yet.
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NinjaWeasel Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
Wow, this is absolutely gorgeous. The colours are so vibrant and beautiful, the shading is soft and lovely, and I'm amazed by the wonderful rendering of the cloth, and that hair, and the fine detail on the wings... I could continue raving about this even more, but instead I will just say it's bloody marvelous and an obligatory fav. :3 :heart: :+fav:
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claidis Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2005
Thank you! :heart: I'm so flattered you'd say that, cause I personally love your CG style. Thanks for the fav too :hug: warm fuzzies, heh
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sarloz Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
i love her she is very cute
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RavenAdamar Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005   Photographer
THANK YOU! God that's refreshing! I've been browsing deviantart for about half an hour and nothing even struck me, but this is brilliant! You CAN see the detail, even at this size, so don't worry about that. Did you say you did this with a mouse? What, drew it or coloured it? If you drew this with a mouse you should be knighted or something XD Great job lol
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claidis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
No, thank you for the lovely comment! I'm so pleased that you think it's brilliant :heart:

It was sketched on paper first actually, but colored in photoshop with a mouse. I wish I could draw with my mouse though! I can't, and I think it's partly due to general mousy evilness, and the fact that I'm left handed, so drawing with my right hand on a mouse is icky.
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Killswitch-313 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
Holy crap, thats freakin purty! Whats a lolita? :slow:
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claidis Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
Thanks :heart: A lolita is "a seductive adolescent girl." (Dictionary.com) It also describes this type of dress-thing a lot of female anime characters wear. You'll find a lot of them in google images.
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Killswitch-313 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
Ooooooh... cool, thanks.
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conski42 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2005
i like it nice green dress
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