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Kaida by Saimain Kaida by Saimain
A belated birthday commission for *Rikaflare of her character Kaida, an ice-nymph warrior of sorts. :) This was originally supposed to be just a pencil portrait in the style of my "Beautiful Memory" piece, but then I decided to add a light color wash to bring out the look of the ice. Drawing snowflakes and icy mist as a background theme was new for me, but a fun challenge!

Artwork İme [link]
0.5 mechanical Pencil and Photoshop 5.5
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:iconeva-powa:
Eva-Powa Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*o* WOUAAAW
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Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful.
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:iconneranella:
Neranella Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Magical. :D
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:iconfopalmer:
fopalmer Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Breath-taking! Your amazing!
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:iconkirielle:
kirielle Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
so beautiful
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nikoskap Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012
My god!!!
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:iconzhaanman:
Zhaanman Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A Stunning display of detail and style wow very impressive look!
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piter235 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
awsum detail @_@
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KodachiPhantomhive Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Student General Artist
Lovely!! :iconawwwplz:
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Retelloratraybell Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
made me gasp
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beartracts Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
I like artwork that is emotionally challenging. Kaida is such a beautiful and expressive portrait that causes me to stop and wonder.
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Kusar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Beautiful!
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roxygrrl9 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
I love this so much. I normally really enjoy your forest colors but this one is so pretty.
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YosemiteDen Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome!
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Marazul45 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful work!
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Artemis298 Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
I really love your work, I wish I could produce something even half as good. Your work does inspire me to have a try, though.
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BlackJakeRandom Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love your style!
Xd
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BunnyTeethOwner Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
very lovely nymph!
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Tenri Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student Writer
I love the snowflake. They're beautifully rendered. And I love the textures on her clothes. :)
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JaleahNZCHUUR Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love this,it's so pretty ^~^ Im planning on making characters for my story, but i don't know how to start...can you tell me what type of paper you use (A4,A3 etc.) and what type of pencils you use?? Your art is really beautiful and it inspires me to do better. :la:
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Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Professional General Artist
I use regular 8.5x11" (A4, I believe?) acid-free printing paper, and 0.5 mechanical pencils. :)
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JaleahNZCHUUR Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Woww, thankyou so much!:huggle: Now i can draw amazing like you now! :happybounce::happybounce::happybounce::happybounce::happybounce::happybounce::happybounce::happybounce::happybounce:
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kiraLb Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconohmysocuteplz: brilliant!
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SetQesu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Is her heart just as cold? :D
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
I don't believe so, but you'll have to ask her creator. :)
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:iconmafg:
MafG Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
I wish I was able to do such an amazing piece. Love the detail of the snowflake!!! Beautiful, she looks so peaceful :D
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moeenn Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012  Student Interface Designer
My made digital art feel like a joke !

This is too good to be a traditional style drawing! keep up the good work
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Phobia3 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012
What can I say, beatifull!
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topazlights Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
:iconamongststars:YOU HAVE BEEN FEATURED:iconamongststars:
FEATURE LINK IS HERE----> [link]
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Saimain Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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JoshPennington08 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh wow amazing
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orcbruto Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow! So beautiful!!! :love:
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binkibonsai Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Amazing; love the color and shading!
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ChouchettePeluchette Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Lovely piece. I love her soft almost dreamy expression and the color scheme pulling on the purples in very nice and soothing for a winter theme, keeping it in the "cold" area but still giving it a warmth that echoes her expression.

Cheers!

Thama
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Anarloth Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Great work!
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DoctorZi Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012
Muito linda mesmo!
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yurionna Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, love all those intricate icy formations behind her! :love:
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PoledraBehemoth Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
Beautiful :)
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melime6 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this! How did you paint it in PS? multiply, or low opacity, or just normal painting over the lines?
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:iconsaimain:
Saimain Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012  Professional General Artist
Just a low opacity painting under the lines. The pencil layer was set to multiply. :)
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shideh Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
So graceful and lovely! *__*
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KiyoSensei Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful.
The detail on this work is amazing and stunning :)
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:iconselenada:
Selenada Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Uh, oh, my gosh that's one beautiful commission. The face is so angelic looking and the decorations around look stunning. A feast for the eyes.
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Zephyrhant Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
This is... perfect! :wow:
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MizzleTurtle Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
the detail is just so amazing!!!!! :la: I love her eyes :iconloveitplz:
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waltzinghippie Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, its amazing what color can do to make your beautiful drawings pop! The first thing that caught me was her beautiful face - she is so absolutely lovely! Her eyes are so real and soft. And I adore her hair, it has so much depth! (I really need to work on doing that)

The details are incredible, I really love the ice and debris on her shoulder, and the butterfly wings(?) where her hair ties. I bet those snowflakes were "fun" to draw! Hehe. But really, this is stunning!!
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Majeh4108 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
What is it about the elven folk that just makes them so enticing? Wait...are nymphs related to elves? Hm? Anyway, nice work.
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Suez-H3 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
:) Good :D
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Zoranea Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student
You did beautiful work with this gift. Thank you for sharing.
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
I once dated an ice nymph...warm heart, but cold shoulder...arm...torso...actually it was hard to waltz without getting frostbite.
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