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Un Coeur en Hiver by Acaciathorn Un Coeur en Hiver by Acaciathorn
Entry for *HisanaKuchiki's contest~

The picture is of her character, Hiso Noriko. I chose to depict her in a winter setting because of her detached, emotionless air. She interests me because she obviously wasn't always such a cold person; at one point in her life, she must have been joyful and loving. The frost creeping onto her body represents her unhappiness, and the title "a heart in winter", speaks to her inability to break out of her frozen state. At the same time, the imagery presents a hopeful picture, because with ice comes the possibility of melting, and with winter comes the promise of eventual spring. Who knows...maybe someday someone will come along to help her thaw out a little ;P

With this image, I worked closely from the reference material to try to get skin shading/lighting/etc right (really, I should be doing this more often anyway, since it's a great learning tool). And yet, I still had trouble with the ice and getting the face/hair to look realistic. Oh well, you win some, you lose some, right?

Anyway, enjoy my foray into painterly-stuff. It won't happen again any time soon :XD:

Character (c) *HisanaKuchiki
Art (c) =Acaciathorn
Brushes: meldir.deviantart.com/art/snow… by ~meldir
Ref: i109.photobucket.com/albums/n7…
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the detail in the kimono, and her facial features. Looks really good! :D
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shinsengumi77 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:dummy:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug:
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the design of the dress that she's wearing as well as the style of her hair. The background looks so pretty too! :hug:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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ppgrainbow Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! :hug:
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MasterZutaraFan Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Student
The love how soft it is compared to most of your work. It looks great!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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KumoriNinja08 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
Her entire outfit and appearance are both very stunning and beautiful <33 Well done~
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks hun!
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