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Matsuri by luciole Matsuri by luciole
Commission for :iconnixana: of her lovely character from Ragnarok Online, a soul linker named Kanami.

Matsuri are native Japanese festivals of sacred Shinto origin. Originally they related to the cultivation of rice and a local community's physical and spiritual well-being. Through feast and celebration, matsuri symbolize the community's unity with itself and with its Shinto gods ("kami.")


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:iconaesirmaster:
AesirMaster Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the flow of her kimono and robes
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YellowChello Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
it might just be me, but i think the legs are a bit too big for the rest of the body. i love the colors of it, it's very pretty! :)
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:iconami-hikaru:
ami-hikaru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2011   Traditional Artist
Like it! :+fav: especially the dynamical colth wisths ^^
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:iconartistadealma22:
ArtistaDeAlma22 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What else can I say? The visuals speak for themselves!
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:iconmisterfish:
misterFISH Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Looks cool i like all the colors and the trailing fabrics
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:icons-a-k-u-r-a-haruno:
S-a-k-u-r-a-Haruno Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i love it *__*!
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:iconmedo1o0o09:
medo1o0o09 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011
great!!!!!!
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:iconnoisybubbles:
noisybubbles Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
This is beautiful :D I like how Kanami's clothing flows, and the pose and perspective you've used to show it makes it look all the more awesome.

I can't think of anything else to say, except that I like this piece a lot :D Consider it favourited :+fav:
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:iconchoirira:
ChoiRiRa Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I love it! <3
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner May 20, 2011
Pretty! I like the flowing fabric.
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:iconnarutard94:
narutard94 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
i love the colors
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:iconartabstraction:
ARTabstraction Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Whoah! I am loooooving the dress!
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:iconarfikka:
Arfikka Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Amazing! This has so much feeling. Amazing colours and I love that the movement looks like... moving and still stopped! :D Wow. Love this.
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:iconelinewton:
Elinewton Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
WOW!! Beautiful image!!
I love all the things of this piece!!
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:iconflamekaat:
flamekaat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
this is beautiful and I love the way her garments swirl about. very pretty to look at. the commission person must be pleased :)
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:iconayuichi:
ayuICHI Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous piece :heart:
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:icondragon-shojo:
Dragon-Shojo Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I simply love the clothing details in this piece. It looks very nice with the composition, and the contrast of colors
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:iconmoonlightdemon:
MoonlightDemon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
I remember hearing about the festival in an anime but never looked it up. Of course like every anime they twisted the original to meet their needs.
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:iconprincess-twa:
Princess-Twa Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I really like this :D
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:icondaybreak-adder:
Daybreak-Adder Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Nice!
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:iconanniemsson:
AnnieMsson Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Very pretty! Your colors are always so alive. I love that! :heart:
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:iconaedifico:
aedifico Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely work, as usual! The shading/embellishment/folding of all the cloth is just gorgeous. :D
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:icontndrhrtd37:
tndrhrtd37 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Beautiful...
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:iconth3underworld:
th3underworld Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
so so sweet!
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:iconlittlemissalexius:
LittleMissAlexius Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
The colours are just amazing! the concept to, I love the moon :)
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:iconjewel-jewellie:
jewel-jewellie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2011
At first glance I thought she's Sohee XD
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:iconleseraphin:
leseraphin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
brilliant piece :D
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:iconlady-ryuuxx87:
Lady-RyuuXX87 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
GUH! You are SO amazingly talented, as I've told you before ;D I like all the WIPs :nod: I like the version with Kanami in the corner too :D lovely work, as always! :blowkiss: :heart:
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:iconreveriesummoner:
ReverieSummoner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gorgeous work! :heart:
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:iconalchemyfox:
AlchemyFox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautifuly done!
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:iconyondercat:
Yondercat Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
very pretty :)
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:iconbluemoonrunner:
Bluemoonrunner Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
I want those bells on her head... >.> So pretty.
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:iconpoltaije:
poltaije Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010
Really impressive picture, your style is incredible. I love it !
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:iconnikki0417:
Nikki0417 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2010  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous!! <3 I absolutely love the shading on her clothing and skin. Lovely color scheme, too. <3
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:iconstarcraver:
StarCraver Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
I love how you juxtapose warm and cool colors!
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:iconirinama:
irinama Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2010  Professional
Beautiful work !!:hug::sun:
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:iconluuart:
LUUART Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
beautiful concept.
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:iconthinkingaboutit:
ThinkingAboutIt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010   Writer
I love the movement in the picture, and the red is very sensual to look at. It's a very beautiful picture to look at!
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:iconaqualunette:
AquaLunette Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Beautiful !


So happy you've made a new WIP -- I learn lots from them !
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:iconflutterbliss:
flutterbliss Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional General Artist
lovely!
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:iconvalkerymillenia:
ValkeryMillenia Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant and amazing as usual! Can't begin to describe how much I like this piece and all it's elements.
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:iconhurricane-jeanne:
Hurricane-Jeanne Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gorgeous! :love:
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:iconcarla-ng:
carla-ng Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is amazing!! :O the colors look incredible!
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:iconaquasakura:
Aquasakura Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool. So by your Japanese culture fact, is she a goddess of some village?
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:iconluciole:
luciole Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, there is no concept for it. I just thought that she looks pretty goddessy and festive, and the Japanese word for festival is Matsuri, so there's that. I'm not big on titles..
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Aquasakura Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Oh, I see.

There is a character from a book called "Rocket Girls" by Hōsuke Nojiri that is name Matsuri. Just wanted to tell you. I was wondering if Matsuri had the same meaning as a name for a person but it probably does.
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Etoile13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
ahh so beautiful :D
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:iconjesusbolt:
Jesusbolt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
Love the fabric and the texture in the background! Her expression is so cute. :3
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:iconluciole:
luciole Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much :)
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:iconjesusbolt:
Jesusbolt Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2010
:D
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