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Keiko The Kat by OchreJelly Keiko The Kat by OchreJelly
Well, this basically started out as a quick and simple 'let's take a random photo and make it strange!' sort of pic. Let's just say I have no restraint and it kinda went from photomanip to utter complete painting in about an hour.

This is easily the girliest thing I've ever drawn....if I had put in a pink bow I probably would have died a horrible flamey death.

I don't ever ask this, but the thumbnail makes it look awful, please full view it. XP

Done in Painter over the course of a few days. detail snippet is here, original reference is here.

EDIT: I adjusted some levels and some colours here and there, and added some details in the hair I forgot. :P
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:iconazvaquero:
AZVaquero Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2008
When you first meet someone, where do you look? To the eyes and the mouth. From that and the persons posture you can determine so very much. Don't we make our first impressions that way.... even before we hear a single word or sound? This is a person I would say is reserved yet friendly. Friendly, but, still secretive to all but her closest friends. Happy with life, tho still willing to accept what may come. Thank you for sharing this with us. She really is beautiful.
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XtwiceXshakenX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Too Cute!!

Cheers,
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skelafly Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
so great, love the ears!! :XD:
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:icondacieleoccio:
dacieleoccio Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
You accomplished your goal alight! I love it!
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:iconvivalavi:
vivalavi Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007  Student Writer
I agree with *Michelle84; the "opalescent" (as she put it) coloring is beautimus :)

I also TOTALLY adore the little fang and claws :) What can be cuter than an Asian anthro-kitty? :D
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sphirux Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2007
Wonderfully realistic!!
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:iconlokotalipitasikato:
lokotalipitasikato Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2007
cute =D
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MadMother88 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
horrible flamey death XD
Great pic though!
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TigerYna Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007   Digital Artist
I always loved the name Keiko...^^ Nice to see a AMAZING pic named as keiko! ^^ :clap:
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:iconstuartr:
StuartR Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
Awesome :D I say go for the pink bow :P
Hehe, it is a very cool piece :-)
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:iconcleo33:
Cleo33 Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
Amasinggggggg!!!!!!!!
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:iconironyc:
iRonyC Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
like the color. and Keiko... Kitagawa! :aww:
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turnbloodtoink Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
absolutely, F-ing wonderfull.
This is great and under an hour is incredible.
keep it up.
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Pinballn3ss Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007
the eyes are so entrancing
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ahmednayyer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
This is one of your most beautiful works, I like the dress, the fur, the hairs, but I don't like the ears and the nails! but I hope its just me and you need not to take it to your heart.

- Ahmed Nayyer
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angieuly Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2007
you......i.... i dont even know what to say.....speachless......PERFECT its just PERFECT.....faving this one 2.....^^
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:iconk-ee-ran:
k-ee-ran Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2007  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
this is so amazing!!
I love it.
:worship:
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erikakochanski Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007  Professional Writer
This is amazing! I love her hair! ~E.
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:iconbloodstained419:
BloodStained419 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the little highlights in her hair. Plus the jewelry is awesome
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ultranic-comics Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2006
I could have sworn this was an actual photo. Its unbelievable how good you are at realisim.
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:iconathenatt:
AthenaTT Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006
I love it; what's really funny is my cat's name is Kikiyo Kilala so this is great!!
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ezzen16 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006   Writer
ur good at random, n thats not a bad thing
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wdsjac Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2006
haha, this is different
like the christmas ball things, nice touch for the season - hope you have a good one
she's beautiful, love her teeth.
+fav
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yamikuroi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006
What I most like in this is the use of color and lighting. I like how you made it very girly, yet not "shocking-pink-girly-of-doom" :XD: Actually, the pink you used here looks really really good - and that coming from an usual pink-hater! (j/k, of course - all colors have their place in the world :lol:)
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Silveraxe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
wow this is so well done!! :heart:
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:iconfreedom-fighter:
Freedom-Fighter Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2006   Photographer
very beautiful
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CassandraJames Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2006  Professional Traditional Artist
Her face is so beautiful and expressive! :heart:
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MichelleHoefener Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2006  Professional Artist
Awe, what a cute photo! Wherever did you find such a cute photo of the most darling Japanese girl *__*. Gah, those Japanese are all such hotties tehe. I really like your soft pastely almost opalescent coloring in this. She looks adorable :)
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Uberwulf Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
Oh my goodness, this is epic greatness.
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Puppykit Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2006
WOW preeeetyyy!
i love the style of her hair its loverly and she sooo shiny ^__^
:+fav:
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fleetfoot Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Lotsa pastel colours there!

I'd say a little thin on the hair, but you've done a wonderful job on the coat. :)
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crusher500 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006   Photographer
that is a really nice job.
that looks really great.
i like it.
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Maria-Ylla Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i THOUGHT she looked familiar. yay keiko ^_^ beautiful work, very sweet and soft and lovely :D
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XxrockgoddessxX Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
this is excellent! wow~!
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kittytreats Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
*LOL* Cute job!
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TheHolyOnes Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a really wonderful picture. So realistic. The only thing is the smile. She looks like she has broccoli stuck in her teeth. Otherwise, it's freaking awesome. Love it.
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Tanathiel Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I love the details, and the pic is all the way amazing !!!
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maCGot Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
the eyes are creeping me out! ;D
great work.
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DanielaUhlig Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
nice painting!!
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HeartSong Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006
Wowwowwow! This is really fantastic!
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Liquid-86 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2006   Digital Artist
Looks terrific. Looks almost real.
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CH3-CO-O-CH3 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
gotta love those eyes :)
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Thief-Of-Navarre Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
Her smile is really ugly and disturbing.... I like it ^^
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pazazz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really cute girly or not. :D
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Krahazik Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is cute and very well painted.
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nhathy Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
it's cute.
but why is the mouth green on the inside?
O.o;;
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C-D Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
I really love the choice of colors
very soft
:)
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C-D Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
after looking at it for a while...I realized that her hair doesn't match her face. Just something I thought I'd point out
I also thing the line below her breasts is a bit too defined
could use a few more folds there, but not a solid line
just...an implied line?
merely a suggestion :)

keep up the great work
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Feriberri Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, definetly pink and definetly girly.
This goes against my code, but I'm faving it. >.> <.<
Mostly because your attention to detail and your use of toning and textures is amazing.
Not to mention her smile, it's so adorable =3
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kyla79 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2006
very nice soft tones! I like it! :D
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