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Kirishitan Girl by Pinakes Kirishitan Girl by Pinakes
This image is mainly done about a year ago, although I've forgotten about it until very recently since I was reminded of it by the client :P, so I just whipped up the remaining work (very little) and call it done.

I was approached by amakusa64 www.pixiv.net/member.php?id=15… on pixiv with invitation to join his project "切支丹ガール" (kirishitan girl) illustration collection artbook. I had to wiki the term kirishitan and flash read on early Christianity in Japan. Thanks to that I learned that the early work there was done by the Jesuits. It just happened that my high school was Jesuit as well, one that bears the name of Loyola himself (like tons of others I bet). This coincidence got me interested. The rest of the story: I basically slapped the symbols related to the order on the character ... a little blatantly perhaps lol. I'm sure people who are in or were in a Jesuit institution are going to recognize them pretty fast :)

This is the project site: amakusa46.com/
The first volume has actually been published and can be purchased from amakusa46.stores.jp/ - My pic is not inside there though. It's supposed to be included in the future 2nd volume.
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612aphactory Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
istimewaaaaa
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AJaSeI Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Love 
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Baaka--Neko Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
This is AWESOME *_* Do you make commissions ?? Because I'm just in love with your work !
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Prophosphere Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Woh bang , selamat datang kembali ke dA :iconilavplz: 
miss your pic so much :hug:
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cyclipse Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Nice work =) I love it!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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sullobog Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
cool pic :)
what is the book she is reading? I thought it was a bible but I can not make out the name, either way instant fav :)
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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carodema Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I love it!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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NaomiAkane Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Artist
beautiful
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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mpz28 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
nice :) (Smile) Love Clap 
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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jesschan Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Gorgeous
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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sacana456 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
awesome job with this ;)
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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sacana456 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
no problem ;)
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Yukimy Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
beautiful!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing design. The shield looks great, and I didn't know it had anything to do with the Jesuits (fun fact, I live thirty minutes away from the town of Loyola, birthplace of the Order).
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx! And that's a fun fact indeed! :) The one with basilica? That's cool.
Shoulda take a vacation to Europe in the future, I'd love to take pics of the architectures.
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Yes, that one exactly, the one of the basilica.

All the surrounding area is beautiful, you should take some time to see the cities and countryside =D
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I'd love to definitely :)
Someday ... someday!!
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Of course =D
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AderiAsha Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
:iconloveloveplz:*
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AderiAsha Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student General Artist
it looks sooo amazing! I love the coloring and the pose!:iconlovelovelpz:
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
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ArthurHiragii Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
love it!! great work!!
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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yokun1997 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
wow.
i love you style.
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! I checked your gallery, you also got an interesting style in development! And you're still young! :)
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yokun1997 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Kao Emoji-27 (Laughing) [V2]  thanks
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teturo Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Very beautiful scene ^_^
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx! Just a character shot though :)
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teturo Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
But it has a great pose, shadows, and incredible use of perspective ^_~
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Haha thanks. She also seems a lil leaning too much to the back to be stable :)
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teturo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
My pleasure, and I hardly noticed ^_~
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DantemaruXXX Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014
awesome
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thx!
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geraldus Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
ini keren bangettttt~ :D
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Sana gambarnya stylenya juga keren2! Analog watercolor lagi! :)
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geraldus Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
makasih banyak :D... hahahaha...begitulah~ kasian cat air jarang yang pake hahhahha
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*sigh* As per usual with the Japanese, their only concept of "Christian" is a bunch of symbols. *sigh* Your artwork is nice, although I notice those feet seem to be without much detail. Was that the last thing you worked on or should I take another guess?
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
More like they haven't been touched again since >_<
The last thing I worked on in general sense will likely be the detailed one.
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol - Okay, makes sense. I notice in most anime, though, they don't spend alot of time on the feet as it is. I've had a look at an assortment of your works, but I'm still kinda wondering what details you concentrate on the most, or if that's even the case.
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Hmm, if we're talking about "finish", not exactly "detail", the general consensus is that it's concentrated on the focal point. On character works, it's very often that the focal point is the face (not always of course), so it's rare to see the face painted sketchy with respect to other part of the body. This is probably more visible on rough concept arts where the artist has to choose what part he/she want to emphasize in limited time. The next part in line is often the hand, since it's very strong in guiding the eyes. With this reasoning, conversely the feet becomes the less desirable part to detail, time-wise and also focal point-wise. They're far from the focal point and chances are, near the edge of the canvas where you generally don't want eyes to go over.

A lil google image got me these www.ohtallinn.com/wallpaper/ha… conceptartworld.com/wp-content… --> you can see the feet are de-emphasized, but not the faces.

Admittedly, I was mostly strolling my way off the piece without much thinking. I employed mostly a triangle composition (tilted), which generally have focal points inside and near the points - one of them is the head. I tried to put implied lines going to the head or to the top point of the triangle, and make it more contrast there by making the bg on the bottom darker and putting atmospheric effects, and by putting darker objects (yet on light bg) near the head. The shield's predominantly gold trimming kind of steal the show though, it didn't show up yet that obvious during the sketch and being gold, it's natural for the material to be contrast. The lower part of the shield and the body might do better a little de-emphasized.

Btw, this approach on emphasizing focal point is more in line with paintings that focuses on form and value contrast. There are other methods of course.
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ABlipinTime Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, very detailed explanation. Thanks!
I guess I'm accustomed to seeing detail in every facet of the work, like in my fav works on Pixiv, and what you're doing is more of a focal point style, as with most paintings. The latter technique works quite well for speed painting, since the artist can focus on one particular area to give the audience an idea of what is happening around it. Have you ever tried speed painting?
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Pinakes Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Np! It's fun also to discuss this kind of stuff. Def a notch higher than the "cool!"-"thx!" conversation.
I guess most paintings have a sort of focal point (not always, there are some really avant garde works made really purposedly without focal point) but it's the method that is often different.

The usual school in the western concept art world is the value-priority method - this is by large the one I discussed before. Simply put, contrast of value, the more contrast, the likely it becomes a focal point. Since value is probably more primal than colors - especially on guys, it's offers a faster read on stuff, hence its wide usage in films and games where things might just blaze off the screen in split seconds. By large this is also what I primarily use in my paintings since my (mostly) self study so far generally got me to western concept art materials - thanks its widespread knowledge base and English language. I also wanted to be able to merge CA style paintings and anime characters more easily.

The other well known school is color-priority method. Instead of playing with value to create focal point, you play with colors, saturation and stuff. Impressionism goes this way. Other than contrast by value and then saturation, you can say there is contrast by pattern as well. Another point is on "notan", simply speaking, the light-dark pattern relationship on the composition - a borrowed word from Japanese (ha!). If you notice, popular "pixiv" style generally revolves somewhat like a mix of impressionism and surrealism (flying fish, yay!) or else, a more flat pattern based picture with strong notan on its composition.

And about speed painting, lol perhaps sort of tried but atm I'm not good at it yet. I might be able to do it a bit (as in not so fast) if the subject is a mecha or something like that. It's easier to bs than a character.
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