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Moonlit Farewell by aruarian-dancer Moonlit Farewell by aruarian-dancer
"Moonlit Farewell" -- "Kaguya Hime 2 - final version" (about 10 hours in Corel Painter).
This is a gift art to very special *liralenli for the gifting meme. Thank you for your support and friendship during this project (and many other "doodles" that I show here).

"Kaguya Hime 2" was a project that went quickly in the beginning and as my vision crystalized in my head, more and more details came forth and seemed to have slowed me towards the end. I feel I've accomplished my original goal of keeping her looking detached and ethereal, and coming up with original costuming ideas that hopefully live up to the vague description of "so beautiful and strange the likes of which nobody has seen before".

I've also played with a style that is new to me in this project, and I feel very good about that. I'm never been a person to stick with what works for me for too long. I like to challenge myself now and then, even just to see if I could come up with something I can be happy looking at.

This morning, I'm looking at her final version and I'm happy to be able to say, "Yes, I like her." The picture is intricate and filled with details throughout the figure, but the overall effect is, to me, not busy or overwhelming, and I don't get the feeling that the work is "trying too hard". But then again, it's my own impression, and I'd be naturally biased for it. :XD:

EDIT (July 10, 2009): Line art of this piece is now available for download here.
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:iconjajagelato:
jajagelato Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This is yet ANOTHER one of your fabulous works of art that is hanging in my room :) LOVE IT! 
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thank you for your support!! :iconhappyhappyplz:
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rhw2012 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013
Just Amazing!  I wish I have the money to order a custom painting from you.
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:iconaruarian-dancer:
aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww.   Thank you for your kind words. ^_^
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Saloame Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013
I fall in love with it! It is fantastic! Heart 
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you kindly! ^_^
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All-Fall-Apart Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012
I LOVE THIS!!!! She's so beautiful and elegant. My favorite color is blue so it just makes it that much more awesome and graceful.
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much. ^^ :heart: I enjoy working in blue. It doesn't tire me the way reds and pinks can. ^^;
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:iconjajagelato:
jajagelato Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
WOW!! Beautiful blue!!! My favorite!
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aruarian-dancer Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thank you. ^^ I'd like to do a version 2 of this sometime in my current style.
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