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Today's Oekaki Highlight: A shout out to returning and faithful friends of TACo, who have graced us with some awesome drawings: senobdec, blacklight, solcress, p_b, umi-chan, ri-su, mogily, piffle, and congrats to Hall of Famer sabii!

The Theme Room's subject right now is: The Holidays. Because...aren't you happy they're coming up?


(moved) () Oekaki by sabii, total drawing time 1 : 56 : 23

sabii 2006/9/14 - 10:28:42
So I guess I must accept that this is finished and stop changing it. I'm not really satisfied because I had a picture in my mind and I couldn't put it down just as I had imagined. I just don't want to continue working on it. I've spent many, many hours trying to get it right. I lost it at one poin, but was able to recover, that's why the time isn't right.
This is supposed to be Cecelia, 13, the youngest of the Lisbon girls, from the book The Virgin Suicides.
She seemed a very interesting character to me, even though she died very soon in the book. She always wore an atique wedding dress, and had the look of someone possessed, careless yet determined with an eerie smile playing on her face. I did my best to give her that expresion, but she just looks half asleep and emotionless. eh. And she doesn't look like the Cecelia that I had imagined. I want to see the film now (yes, there is one) but I want to draw all five of the sisters before I see it and ruin my imagination.
And I am no good at indoor shading, i'm just too used to a very strong light source.... too much painting in the sun :c + i need to work on values
sabii 2006/9/14 - 10:29:31
ops. polished room, please xc
elolinon 2006/9/14 - 12:15:49
Oh... this is just...stunning o.O
I love the details in her face - the expression, her nose, her lips...
Her clothes are also very well done :) Nice colors as well. Keep up the good work :D
And this should absolutely be in the polished room ! :3
happywaterbottle 2006/9/14 - 14:8:44
definitively a Polished room piece :) and thus it was moved!
I really love her expression
ryoanna 2006/9/14 - 15:21:33
very nice! luv all the little details in this! great work :)
sabii 2006/9/15 - 10:3:39
okay I just wanted to add that there was no refrence.
bandersnatchsm 2006/9/15 - 13:40:2
Woah... Dood!! Those clothes are just so... they are... real? The focus and the way it does that curvy like 3D thing where it is all shiny with the gold and the casting shadows and... I can't communicate effectively. That's how good this is.
heavenlystrike 2006/9/16 - 13:14:35
god, such detail, i love the expression. thou have talent o_o alot of it *claps hands, jumps around and dance in a circle*
mika 2006/9/18 - 9:26:9
Gotta love that smirk!
naty 2006/9/19 - 12:23:2
..she reminds me of Lisa Kudrow :O!
terrific execution *_*'.. the hair is amazing, the rest is jaw-dropping x3
hope to see more of your works :D!
lorelai 2006/9/20 - 9:27:34
*gnaws on picture to steal skillz*
twinkledraak 2006/9/21 - 9:48:36
wow that's really cool so realistic and i love her smile :)! * thumbs up *
flarefira 2006/9/21 - 18:45:39
THis is so flawless!!!!
dorothyblueeyes 2006/10/9 - 6:0:47
Yes,it is truly beautiful.
lorelai 2007/6/27 - 22:17:45
Hall of Fame on 6/27 for amazing use of color, portrayal of detail, skill, uniqueness, just about everything!!!
sabii 2007/6/28 - 0:30:12
oh :0 whatasuprise! thank you
maemay 2007/6/29 - 11:45:19
That's just amazing. Love the detail on the dress, it's beautiful.
mitsu 2007/6/29 - 22:42:30
So this is the kind of fabulous stuff I miss when I leave?! Or should I say this is what I have the immense pleasure of seeing when I return? That glowing skin is, mmm, scrumptious (what, no, I did not lick the screen!) and I am quite enamored of the blurry-vs-crisp magic going on with that lace.
padalyn 2007/6/30 - 8:16:52
this is very, very good. i read the virgin suicides a few years ago (before seeing the movie too) and this actually looks a lot like how i imagined her. the detail on the dress is fantastic, and the dark mood is perfect for the character.
senobdec 2007/7/3 - 19:11:33
Whoa, how did I miss this? Details are awesome, but the smirk FTW.

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