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The flower maid was one of the most time-consuming babes even one wouldn't consider it.^^ This time the outlines took very long (three hours, normally I need just one), probably because the lines are very fine and there are many frills, laces and the netting of the basket and her hat. Maybe I'm just too finicky.*lol* Btw, I traced the silhouette's outlines twice so that the lineart won't be too pale. I enjoyed to add colour with Indian ink (have a look at the Princess's description). In manga and animes, I saw this sort of dress several times (no idea how they are called). It seems Japanese have a weakness for them. I never liked them.*lol* But I think it just suits a flower maid perfectly.^^ Besides, I've taken the liberty of drawing the upper part of the dress more tight-fitting (normally it's much more loose). I like the contrast "wide-tight" regarding to garments.^_^
"50 MANGA BABES to draw and paint" is an English How-to-draw book displaying fifty artworks of different women in manga style together with step-by-step illustrations, detailed descriptions and drawing tips.
I had the wonderful commission to draw fifteen of this "babes" (see the right column). I had to comply with this criteria: drawn in manga style, female chara, view of the whole body, related to a topic/character type, no background.
This book is great and I can recommend it to all learning to draw in manga style.
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awesome, love the hair
|Artist Reply: Thank you! ^_^|
Most cartoon work today is done on a computer. In the 50's and 60's my mother worked with pen and ink for Action Comics.
|Artist Reply: I also prefer to draw and paint artworks traditionally, although it's more difficult, because there exists no undo-button.*lol*|