Marie Antoinette: Colouring.

11 Sep

Remember this little Marie Antoinette? Poor dear, this is how she’ll look for a long long time XD “The costumer is always right” is a saying we respect at STK, as long as it stays between reasonable limits. Instead of wanting a drawing with a true Ryoko Ikeda’s feeling I was asked to redo a famous pose of Madame Pompadour and adapt it to its manga equivalent. The result? Check it out ↓


Starting the first wash…


Primary colours all done! Well, almost…


Working on the first shadows and background…


Going for the dress… (yikes!)


And the finished work! I swear, I’m one of the slowest artists in the world. I started this after lunch and when I finished it was night already (hence the change of lighting on this last pic…)


Posted by on September 11, 2007 in Anime, art, Manga


4 responses to “Marie Antoinette: Colouring.

  1. yuugi

    September 12, 2007 at 5:13 AM

    Wooow holy crap! I’ve always loved your wateroloring. Look at that dress! It really looks like silk.
    I can’t believe you only use Copic for the skin *_*
    *sends you all her work for you to color* No? T3T SNIFFF!

  2. Gi

    September 12, 2007 at 10:33 AM

    Actually I was a cheapskate and didn’t use copics on this one X3
    Hmm… you can’t afford me colouring your works *evil laugh*
    Thanks for making me smile, Yuugi!

  3. otakuscribe

    September 12, 2007 at 3:42 PM

    Even if the customer has their own agenda, it’s a shame that they didn’t like your original picture as much, she was incredibly cute ^o^ Although I can see why they liked this pose as it’s very aristocratic, even if it’s not quite as playful as Marie Antoinette was known to be XD
    I adore all the colouring on her dress, and the details across the hem, and I wouldn’t say that an afternoon to colour this was especially slow, but I’m sure it depends on the value of the commission ^^;;

  4. Gi

    September 12, 2007 at 3:52 PM

    Wow thanks once again ^___^! I believe there was a wanting for an anime/manga feel but not necessarily in Ryoko Ikeda’s style, only on the first try outs the costumer didn’t know how to express this. I’m keeping the old Marie, one day I might colour it, at least digitally =)
    Thank you for the visit, come back anytime ^_^!


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