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Moonbug by SoraNamae Moonbug by SoraNamae
Commission for :iconshadowdelacruz:

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This is definitely the most unique thing Ive done... I was really excited when I saw the character, since so far all the girls Ive drawn were very human looking

Im guessing it will take a while for people to get used to it, lol... When I first saw the character reference I was like "what the hell am I looking at?", but then as I started to understand the features, it really started growing on me, and now this is one of my personal favorites

So yeah, if you dont like it at first, give it another try later and you might have changed your mind :D

Oh and you can see other interpretations of the character here - [link]

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Moonbug by SoraNamae here on deviantART is a technical masterpiece. I love the way that you can really feel the emotions of not only the artist but the character with each stroke of the brush. It is absolutely astounding. The technique used for the glows and the fur are filled with perfection and I love how the shadows sort of creep in from all around her at every possible angle. You've really learned well how to master your specific style and put it into a variety of your pieces and I wanted to say great job on that! I really do love this piece.
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Critique by Ever-Awesome Apr 25, 2012, 7:10:49 PM
She has a very serene look about her, and the glowing effect is captivating. You exhibit immense skill in interpreting previous works, and yet make them your own. Her general shape is lovely, and the fur and lighting is phenomenal. I can see your unique line expression here, and the idea of the character creator as well. Initially, I was concerned about her arms, but later on accepted them as a part of her. She is unique, and very odd, I will admit. I think however, that you did extremely well in conveying her in-human qualities with beauty and grace... overall, 4 stars. Bravo!
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:iconirwingreylord:
irwingreylord Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
moth-like?
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:iconcemetery-roses:
cemetery-roses Featured By Owner May 19, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
i love the glow effect..
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:iconrb-illustration:
RB-Illustration Featured By Owner May 8, 2012   Digital Artist
I love the glowing effect in this, it looks really serene =)
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:iconpearlpoison:
pearlpoison Featured By Owner May 6, 2012
Really well done ^^ Love it.
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:iconanthropomorphillie:
AnthropomorPhillie Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
One of thr most awestriking images I have ever seen. It's so beautiful!
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:iconcarreauline:
Carreauline Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This one is so amazing!
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:iconsnow-bandit:
Snow-Bandit Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is stunning.
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:icon4ndr3vr:
4ndr3vR Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
with bugs like this, Kafka got it all wrong - i wanna be a bug too :-)
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:iconneversurrenderx:
NeverSurrenderX Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummm.....is there a +all favorite button on here? :D
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed... Now that I am around DA has no excuse not to have a button like that :rofl:
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:iconneversurrenderx:
NeverSurrenderX Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:lmao:
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:iconkallu-wah:
kallu-wah Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wonderful !:love:
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:icontemporaryamnesia:
TempoRaRyAmneSia Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Gorgeous!
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:iconshanaflame:
ShanaFlame Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous :D
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:iconmisskaylacore:
misskaylacore Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
the contrast is delightful!
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:iconahmedabdalaa:
AhmedAbdalaa Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
perfection
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:iconkatj:
Katj Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Professional Photographer
It's unique, and definitely earns you a fav. I just love it when I see you grow and expand. I think you did a great job on this character, and I really like it because it's so far from reality, it's really worth looking at, if you know what I mean.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah, I thought youd gotten bored of my stuff already :P and yeah, when you have something as unique as this it stands out no matter what, though its also one of my best technically
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Katj Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012  Professional Photographer
No no, not bored of it, but I'm in a super busy period right now. University is hard on me, and I'm moving in my own house with my love next week, which as you can imagine takes a lot of preparation, and next week a lot of work in the house to get everything nice. It needs a new floor and every wall needs to be painted, for example!
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BlueVagabond Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Very original! Wonderful glowing...
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:iconskywashere:
skywashere Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful
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:iconcripplesix92:
cripplesix92 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Sweet!
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:icond-mowmow:
D-mowmow Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Ooo so pretty and glowing :0 nicely done <3
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:iconjokerx2011:
JokerX2011 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Wow, that looks really different but very impressiv
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :dance:
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:icondarthmalicious:
DarthMalicious Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
great colors! :]
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not really a fan of green myself, but glad you liked it :D
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   General Artist
Elegant and beautiful the colors here are amazing~

Simply blown away here :o
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :w00t:
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012   General Artist
Don't mention it ~
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:iconleviadragon99:
leviadragon99 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Huh... the bodily bug-hairs are indeed an interesting design choice.
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, it was also a good way to cover the body so people dont go "omg teh nudity :ohnoes:"
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:iconlordnobleheart:
LordNobleheart Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the care and detail you put into this piece. Very entrancing.
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:iconsoranamae:
SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, well its a commission so I will always do my best :w00t:
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:iconlordnobleheart:
LordNobleheart Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And "your best" is all that you need be "the best".
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imikaya Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the glowing effect and the patterns on her face. It's a good try of the hairy fur on her body, which reminded me of moths and scared me a little bit.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
First time I ever tried drawing fur and I didnt even use fur brushes lol just went over painting all of them one by one ^^; but it did come out alright :w00t:
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RainySkyz Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012   Writer
:heart:
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:iconinternet-cancer:
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Somehow this even better than everything else...that was better than everything else before everything else in your gallery.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thats... confusing :lol:

Well, its obvious though when you consider Ive only had a tablet for 4 months... Youre bound to see constant improvements for a while at least, while I still figure out exactly what Im doing
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sowwy. I couldn't resist.

My tablet's been collecting dust. I haven't had the willpower to get it out and figure it out. But your improvements are showing quite a bit!
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should, once you get going it really becomes amazing

The first time I tried it, I drew a random eye and it was one of the most horrible things Ive seen... I was so frustrated I didnt touch the tablet for a week or so LOL I was just "ah screw this, Im going back to my pencils", but then I decided to give it another try and everythingwentbetterthanexpected.jpg

And now it keeps getting more and more fun, as my skill increases and I am able to finally draw ideas Ive been had for ages but I just wasnt skilled enough to do

Hurray :w00t:
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Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's more of me getting used to using GIMP and layers.
I'm not used to using programs.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, the actual drawing part is similar... The problem is you have so many brush options and whatever, its overwhelming... With a pencil you can just pick it up and start drawing and thats it, thats what makes it so appealing, but for digital you almost have to take a course because you just dont know what the hell you should do with so many options available

Thats why I constantly change styles etc, its just endless experimenting hoping that I will eventually find something I can settle on
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:iconinternet-cancer:
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hmmm maybe I should take a photoshop class...I wonder how much they cost.
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess if you want fast learning thats the way to go, but personally Ive never had an art class in my life... The only problem is sometimes it gets really frustrating trying to figure out everything yourself, since we tend to complicate the simplest things ^^;

But the great thing about self taught artists IMO is that you really end up doing your own thing, since no one is telling you what to do at all, and you dont have to worry about following this or that theory, everything happens more or less on instinct... It ends up more raw, emotional and genuine Id say

I guess in the end it depends on whos teaching you... I just hate being told what to do, I work much better if I have as much freedom as possible
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refinedjester Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012
very nicely done. the colors are very dreamy and the character is very beautiful. you should feel very pround of this artwork.
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Yunimori Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, wow...you do so WELL with not-very-human characters. Makes me want to commission you and see if you could draw some of my Kaberonian girls.XD
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SoraNamae Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was the first time I did something like this so maybe it was just beginners luck :P (hopefully not, LOL)

Im really curious now though, what the heck is a kaberonian girl? :ohnoes:

Either way I definitely wanna try more of this stuff, constantly drawing human girls gets a bit tiring I guess
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