Posted Oct 3, 2005, 11:38:49 PM
I think I've completely destroyed my hand thanks to that metalic dress. That thing was a pain to do. Lots of brush mode changing and layer hopping.

So, this is my second submission for FAC's One Word Contenst (getting it in JUST under the gun--it closes in a few days, lol). This pic's word is "Moon."

Reina is the moon because the moon is cold and aloof. It hides itself during the day, waiting until the night when the sun can't outshine it. It feeds on the sun's light, reflecting a pale light back. The moon is alone around the Earth, with no one near it. Likewise, Reina is often cold and aloof. She reflects people's happiness back upon them through herself, never really feeling it. She has no one she is close to, except Armande, but that is more necessity than want.

God, she's too much like me. Which is probably why I stole her name and everyone calls me that now.o.O

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  • Oct 5, 2005
    the effort was worth it, her dress is sooo pretty! Yes
    • Oct 5, 2005
      I'm so thrilled with her dress. It was so hard, and it's great to hear from people that it paid off.
  • Dec 30, 2005
    Oh my gosh I love this. I love the concept of having the lights stream across the crescent. I think you did a beautiful job on this and I wonder why I didn't see this one before! The streaks and stars are a really nice design element too. Wow this is just so impressive.
    • Dec 31, 2005
      Thanks for the love! This is definitely one of my favorite pieces, so it's thrilling to hear other people like it. The lights on the crescent came from two places: somewhat with the reference I used (there were lights on the tips of the crescent, like beacons), and an out door party where they had lights strung between polls.

      I'm glad you like the streaks and stars. When I finished, I gave it a background color and was going to leave it like that, but it was too plain. I nabbed those brushes and smacked the streaks and stars on. Simple, yet functional.
  • Apr 13, 2006
    This is beautiful! You did an oustanding job on the dress. Smile
  • May 13, 2006
    I've stolen my cartoon's nickname too! Laughing Besides that, I think this picture was realli well done, and the metallic dress is amazing. The bottom part of the dress seems flat in comparison to the rest of it tho. Everything else is perfect. Great job.
    • May 13, 2006
      You know, my art teacher said the same thing about the bottom. It is messed up--the dress wouldn't fall like that. I just remember getting to that point and thinking "What do I do with it?" so I just sort of made it up.
      • May 13, 2006
        Don't worri, it still looks good to me! And honestly, when I make up stuff, it's like 10x WORSE!
        You've done a great job.
  • Jul 29, 2006
    Oh gosh this is beautiful! I'll fav it!
  • Oct 28, 2006
    hey, did you have a picture as a reference from that anime 'sailor moon'? I remember seeing a pose EXACTLY like this one, moon and everything...
    • Oct 29, 2006
      Actually, I refered a picture from dA that I no longer have or can find. I know which Sailor Moon picture you're talking about and, unless that was the reference for MY reference, it's purely coincidental.
      • Oct 29, 2006
        lol. anyway. Nice picture. Very good job.
  • Dec 23, 2008
    I love the metallic dress!! The moon is wonderful too, I like the lights. Smile Well drawn. ^-^