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Awakening by SoraNamae Awakening by SoraNamae
Commission for :iconkrystalpaige: of her OC Azaria

Here I took the chance to try out a more sci-fi oriented setting and practice rain a bit as well (its really hard to make it look decent)

If you are curious about her eyes, Ill just copy the original description I was given:

"The most prominent feature about Azaria is her eyes. Her right eye is a human blue, while her left eye is an orange dragon's eye. The is because of her magic as the chosen "Dragon Tongue" - the one human who can communicate the mythical beasts (in my story they lost their ability to speak the human language). She actually hasn't completely fully harnessed her power yet, as the fully fledged Dragon Tongue has both eyes, and can easily switch between human eyes and dragon eyes"

So yeah, after this there will probably be a couple full body drawings coming up... Ive been hesitant to do those but lets see how they turn out :la:
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lilsmeal Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
So I have now favorited three of your pics.... Time to subscribe
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directdescent Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013
i like it i like it a lot
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CwnAnnan Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Student
great design of her eyes! :o woaah I'm impressed ! ^^
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ScarletSimphony Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Exelent work!
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chaos-of-vinnie Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Cute :)
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Irinahotaru Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012
Very beautiful! the eyes are charming *_*
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syd-haven Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:p just add some silver hair and this would be a cool Claymore picture
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol yeah her haircut is similar to Claire

Amazing how I havent drawn any Claymore fan art... Gotta do it when I have time, but so much stuff to draw ^^
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syd-haven Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yes please do if this shows anything it will turn out amazing.
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Admire-er Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Stunning!
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LanceFreedom2 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Student General Artist
Those eyes....:iconitsbeautifulplz:
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AvernusTriad Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OMG! FAV!
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Toyona Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
love the color and lighting in the eyes
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ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh wow! I love how you've done her eyes and how they glow!
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KuriosDrachen Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Creepy... -.- Nicely done!!!

And hi!
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MoonLeadress Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
I love the touch of color in this picture! The contrast between the eyes is magnificent, sending the idea of fire and ice. The cat-like pupil appears as a hidden monster/fire/revenge/hell etc oppositing the other one, representing calm/peace/humanity/heaven. It's also astonishing how, in the background, the side with the blue eye shows a straight, pale, lightning, while the other one shows a wilder one. :love:
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Zumea Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it's nice
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lui54v Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
owaaa...... i love it !
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MizzS Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Student Filmographer
ooh gosh her eyes are beautiful
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leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Ahh, nifty talent and a good wy of visualising it, the slitlike reptilian pupil works well there.
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In2umniaKillH3r Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really cool, i like the eyes.
Very creative.
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Heroine-of-the-Day Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is so cool!!! I love how you did the eyes, they are perfect for the description!
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lynniesfirm Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Wow! I can't wait to see more!
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imikaya Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It seems that her left and right eyes are focusing on different subjects?! (Test it by covering one half of her face with your palm and you;ll see what I emant). I like the dragon eye more.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, its because of her eyes being different... I had a lot of trouble making them look good as it is
The reason that is happening is because on the human eye, the pupil is only on the upward part of the eye, leaving the empty blue iris below, which gives off the vibe that eye is looking upwards, while on the dragon eye, the pupil covers the whole eye from top to bottom, so it looks like that eye is looking at something lower than the other one (even if its just looking straight)

Really hard to get something consistent because of this, so Im pretty happy with the result
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imikaya Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, I understand now.
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elFacu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Impressive pic, the coloring is really amazing, the amount of dark tones and the lighting effects are truly amazing!!!! But I just have one general critic for you... every picture I've seen from you features a girl with the same expression in her face, they look like "neutral", maybe it's jut me but I think you should try to experiment with some other facial expressions.
BUT AGAIN, this pic is amazing and, in this case, the expression in the girl's face looks great with the dark environment.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I get that once in a while but there is no way for me to explain why I do it like this... Go look at artists like Agnes-Cecile or anyone else who is pro at portraits, they always draw the same expression for the same reason as me... (Im not comparing myself to her btw, shes years ahead of me lol)

When it comes to expressions it has to be subtle because thats the only way to get an air of elegance, which is my main focus on the drawings... I will never draw a girl straight crying or laughing, because it doesnt fit my "idea" in art...

Even then, the feel each character has is completely different... compare my last 3 drawings, how can you say they have the same expression?
Averia gives a huge charming/confident vibe, like shes really at the top of her game
Coral has a much more reserved look, and a bit of pride that comes from a person with high social status, but shes also very pure/honest
Azaria here is much more "in your face", with an agressive tone, the kind of "take no shit" girl

Cant you see this just from looking at the pics? If you cant there is nothing I can do, because for me (and for the people who commissioned them) its really obvious
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elFacu Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I understand that every pic is different and each one transmits a different feeling, that thing about the expressions was just something that took my attention... I'm the kind of person who likes to see the emotions exaggerated, I don't know much about elegance, so I just did't get it.
Don't get mad about my comment, I didn't meant to say that all your pics look like the same, it was just an opinion based on what I like or don't like, and that's not a really solid critic.
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Aaronfanatic Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
wow that is amazing!!
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DeadlyIlluminati Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Wow good job
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fvenne Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome job, as ever!
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TheWingedBoggart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Awesome!
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HollowNeji Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I love this!
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Ner-Zulz Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
I can stare in the eyes for hours... Nice work!
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meanderingDreams Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Student General Artist
GHkdhjfkhkjf! This is so EPIC!!! :wow:
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Queen-of-Butterflies Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
omg, this is so pretty!!! :wow:
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NinjaManRed896 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
that background is fierce looking
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually had a couple more stuff before, sort of flying spaceships with "spotlights" etc, but felt it was too much, since its all about the character, not the background
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NinjaManRed896 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
Okay, I totally see how it's interpreted
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Khirate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, looks nice! And I think that you did a good job on the rain ^.^
I love the little freckles you gave her.....:dummy:

Although....if her LEFT eye is blue, and her RIGHT eye is orange...from this perspective looking straight at the picture, the eye that the viewer sees on the RIGHT is the orange one, and the eye that the viewer sees on the LEFT is the blue one....so from HER view, it makes her left eye orange and her right eye blue...

If that made any sense whatsoever....^^;
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOL... Youre right... Lets just assume shes looking through a window in the rain, and you are seeing her reflection :la:
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Khirate Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Oh, okay! Haha =P That works ^.^
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Hyroar Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist
How her eyes glow a little.. mysterious coolness! I like it. :O
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AkumaEnjeru Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome :) Love the eyes
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NumberJenn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Her chin/ jawline is wayyy too small. I know I probably sound like a total hater here, but its really bugging me how she has zero room for an oral cavity (aka, ANY semblence of a proper mouth). Especially since the top half of the face is SO round. This sounds really mean but it just reminds me of a cartoon alien or somthing. Sorry. And why are almost all of your characters squinting? You talk alot about realism and how you NEVER use strong emotional expressions cause its 'subtle' or whatever (seriously, never??) but man, do people so not have eyes like that all the time. I know this is just how you stylize things, so I usually just ignore these things and move on but i feel like iv'e maybe seen one too many today -_-
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I dont know what to say :o yeah I draw small chins/jaws, because its more femine and I prefer it that way (and lots of people seem to like it as well)

The squinting eyes thing just made me laugh though... According to that nearly every asian has squinting eyes LOL (I suggest looking at my Coral drawing, if you prefer them wide open)

Oh well /hatersgonnahate.gif
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NumberJenn Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
Yeah, again, i dont wanna sound like a hater but asians, even the ones with really small eyes, still hav round eyes. I don't even mean the same squinting as the way a live action person squints. I'm looking at an asian right now and his eyes aren't like sideways squash blossoms. uhhh...gif.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh what you mean is just wide eyes in general? Yeah, I do that... LOL its obviously a style thing though, so why the problem? Thats like complaining about standard anime characters having super tall eyes with huge pupils

I hate always beating the dead horse but, this isnt realism (at this point I always redirect people to my Amanda Seyfried portrait but youve probably seen it already, lol)... Its a lot more fun when everyone has their own way of drawing faces and you can identify the artist right away just by looking at the thumbnail

Well, obviously lots of people like my style so, sorry it bothers you, but I wont be changing anything for now... My style is always evolving though so who knows, maybe in 6 months Ill be doing something else and youll like it
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vlewis123 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice :D
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