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Ibuki by suzuran Ibuki by suzuran
color version of: [link]

I had a lot of fun and practice doing this picture...

... trying to get better and better. >_<

Read her story here! [link]

Edit: Revised the colors a bit, and changed the shoes thanks to a few people's suggestions XD

More Ibuki:


And here's Ibuki's boyfriend :)

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Now that is pretty darned amazing stuff, right there! I must say a lot of people talk about drawing dynamic character scenes like this, but most artists only ever draw their characters standing around and eating a donut, or something!

The effect of the skyline coming in from above and below is just sensational. It makes it look like the city is closing in on her, like teeth.

The broken glass really gives it the sensation that she's thrown herself through a window at some serious speed.

And the shading and the sky work all have some very serious appeal to them. The sheer amount of work that went into those buildings is pretty darned impressive stuff.

And of course, the character pose is extremely dynamic, with loads and loads of detail.

This made my day, to say the least.
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Back when you first submitted this piece, I really liked it. Now I'm deciding to critique it since I've had some time to let it kinda sink into my head a bit, I noticed some things that I think you do consistently throughout your art, and I feel like I should perhaps point some of them out.

Backgrounds. Your backgrounds are always pretty. They're detailed, generally always match perspective, and most of the time they are breathtaking. Sometimes they don't make much sense, though. This one seems like a futuristic town, which I suppose means it could be anything, but I noticed a few things that seemed a little... off. For instance, the clouds in the sky. They match a diagonal bottom left -> top right pattern for the most part, until the left side of the image they suddenly swoop into an almost-fisheye. I also think it could have done without the floating backgrounds; they sort of detract from the level of contrast that you could have achieved by having plenty of buildings in the background on the ground and a clear sky above. Despite this however, backgrounds are definitely your strong point.

The glass shards don't really look like glass; they're nice and reflective, but they seem to have varying thickness, like they're all from a different window. On top of that, I noticed they've all got a long triangular point pointing up at the top left. It seems like a lot of them were just cursors put all over the place. I imagine that if glass were to splinter that way the shards would turn at least a little bit. That said, if the window was made of glass it would probably shatter into a lot of tiny shards ([link]) with a few larger ones thrown in there.

I can't say I know much about the character, but from a practicality point of view her outfit seems to be rather... tethering. If she'd be fighting a lot, it doesn't really seem to be the best thing to be fighting in. I figure it is Final Fantasy / Square Enix based, but even then it just seems a tad silly that she'd belt a cloth to her right arm and shin, or wear heels for running, or suspenders that could be grabbed and pulled. I also think that if she were falling at the implied direction with the implied speed, all the pieces of dangling clothing should be flowing to the top left. Speaking of the dangling cloths, the cloth coming from her belt and towards the viewer, the bottom of it is implied to be folded, yet it seems cut into as if there is a piece missing from the pattern. The back of the cloth, I think, should be visible ([link] hope you don't mind me doodlin' on your stuff).

Anatomy-wise on the character, I've noticed you kinda have a thing for totally breaking limbs in the background (I do it too v_v). I mean, unless her arm is supposed to be broken at the shoulder (I'm assuming it isn't), it looks sort of disjointed, like someone just kinda stapled it to her torso Pin the Tail on the Donkey-style. That hand also looks significantly less Your proportions are, I find, generally fairly off. This character doesn't have it too bad, but her left arm is fairly long. In my quest for impossible perfection I found that the elbow comes down to just before the bottom of the ribcage if you flatten your arms against your sides. In all honesty, I think the thing that makes this my favorite of your pieces is that her arm covers her face.

I think that about covers everything I saw 8D Hope it helps!
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:iconbobapanda:
bobapanda Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
So cool
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:iconanisa-mazaki:
Anisa-Mazaki Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Lol. I still have this Art piece on my old computer ^.^
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MGartist Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
I don't remember if I mentioned this before, but this one of my favorite Era artworks! The colors, pose, mood and angle of the drawing is very dynamic and eye-catching! Since I've seen this drawing of yours, this one will always be one of my favorite Era artwork. (Although those postcard drawings with the read and grayscale tones are getting to be tied with this one in my opinion, I like the color usage and style).

I'm happy to see that you've put it on the slipcase for the printed version of Ibuki. ^_^
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yarizui Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
crap 0.0
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:iconmgartist:
MGartist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student General Artist
I like your art style. It looks like it's from a high quality animation! :)
I like how you drew the motion of her falling and the shattered glass.
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:huggle: Thanks MG! :) :)
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:iconmgartist:
MGartist Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
You're welcome! :)
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:iconjoachim-berger:
Joachim-Berger Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Did I already mention how awesome you made her look?
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:D I'm glad you like her design!! :D
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jaggedice200 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
This is a very good drawing. The coloring job is real nice and the reflection
from the sunset looks good. I think the background makes it pop to me
and you made the city interesting, so many different models of buildings
around the area, i think I even see a upside down city above, or its part
of a building thats connected to another that hangs down, I dunno.
And the clouds look nice though the sky makes me wonder since theres
a circular formation being formed, I'm wondering if something is happening as well
as her breaking through the glass, like something catastrophic. Nice job, definitely faving this.
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:iconazumahigure:
Azumahigure Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012
:omg: It's really amazing. So complicated and hard. Also this perspective. WOW! FAVE!!!!
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:iconvueiy-visarelli:
Vueiy-Visarelli Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this piece. :heart:
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:icondiegouhx:
diegouhX Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Student Digital Artist
you made me cry T.T
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:iconjonnytwodelta:
JonnyTwoDelta Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stunning, I love it =D
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:iconyoshi-lee:
Yoshi-Lee Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Awesome job!
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maxprodanov Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Egad, that second critique is so OCD :D Anyway, if there are any errors, they're not immediately noticeable - you have to have Monk-esque power of observation to spot something like patterns in the glass shards. In any case, I think this is the best work in your featured gallery - I like it especially because the pose is fairly calm, even though it's an action scene. Also, the idea of a blind girl doing something like this makes the character just... interesting, and I want to see more of her.
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suzuran Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
aw, thanks so much! :hug: :hug: That critique does bring up a ton of points though ;___; I really do wanna finish the comic I have with her one day. >___< ... one day! :(
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maxprodanov Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Well now I don't wanna miss it. You Marvel people and your jedi mind tricks :D
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:iconjgdude:
jgdude Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2012
wow
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:iconhole18:
hole18 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it. It's real good
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ee, thanks for liking my OC! :)
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:iconcoldbloodfangz:
coldbloodfangz Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011
what manga is this from? btw fucking awesome
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aweee, you're so sweet! :) It's actually my original :D :D
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:iconhitaku56:
Hitaku56 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student General Artist
this is freakin amazing
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
eee, glad you like my original character!! :)
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:iconiron260:
IRON260 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2011
One word, EPIC!!!
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
ee, thanks for liking my OC :) :hug:
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:iconiron260:
IRON260 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2011
Your welcome
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raineth5 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011
:iconicameplz: when I saw the city layout, I've never been that good at backgrounds. *_*
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SnowLeopard217 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Student
Awesome piece. I like the dutched camera angle. Glass needs to be rotated as it all seems to be facing the camera. Great otherwise though :D

Also, Glass viewed at 90 degrees is almost transparent. Reflectivity and specularity kick in as you aproach a 0 degree viewing angle. (fresnel effect)
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imbisibol Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
One thing I like about awesome art like this is they give me something to look at for hours and hours. XD One more thing I like is that I get to see the lineart, which for me is a very valuable learning experience. XD

Anyways, a really really nice job! Everything looks perfect! Very detailed, but not cluttered in anyway. :worship:
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
yay!! i'm glad you like my OC picture :) thanks so much! :hug:
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:iconimbisibol:
imbisibol Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! Hoping to see and learn more. :D
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Muksmiduulit Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That's ... just ... too ... AWESOME! Awesome colors, awesome perspective and awesome details!
And by the way; I saw your line-art tutorial! It's amazing! And funny! xD
Keep up the excellent work! :)
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aw! :) thanks so much for liking my original character! :huggle:
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:iconniall185:
Niall185 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
You gotta whole lot of cool stuff!!!Pitty there isnt a Fav all buton!
By the way were did you learn to do digital art like that! :):):):)
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aw, thanks :)

i just try and try and practice a lot :)
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Niall185 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
Brilliant stuff you got there!
Were did you learn to do this good of Digital art:):):)
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JasminKhalid Featured By Owner May 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
idk how you did it, or how this took you, but your background, the color choices, and overall style is just wow. Really clean and very nice! I actually thought it was ibuki from street fighter at first, but really I'd play this as like an alternate version of her if it did exist. really great character you have here!
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aww :) thanks so much! I did really like Ibuki a lot in SF3 even though I didn't play her much. XD
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0verFire Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
awesome!
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:iconicedsnake:
icedsnake Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
pretty sweet
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:iconsuzuran:
suzuran Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
aw, thanks for liking my OC :) :hug:
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:iconjoey1058:
Joey1058 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Girl: "Some days just suck......"

Seriously, very nice. :-)
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SOURGA Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
yow this just good
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ApeCape92 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I allways love ninja girls the most and you put much effort on this work I always apperate your artwork when it comes to fan art
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LigustxDactna Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the BG~! <3
Overall an amazing pic~! XD
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Speedy619 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Student General Artist
cool, really good movement.
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gechalx Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
The colors, value and details are awesome!
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R-o-x-a-s Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh! So awesome! :excited: Everything's so clean and nice, the perfect amount of detail! Love the angle and the pose! <3 <3
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