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s h i q i by Consonanta s h i q i by Consonanta
Base is created by ~aerieyena.

A birthday gift to myself.
I cannot help but grow increasingly disillusioned as I, still a youngster, had expected much more of myself at this stage in my life, nor do I have this depicted fresh ghetto style available to me.
In this I attempted two styles I have longed to try - a monochromatic colour scheme and a limited palette. The pibo was exceedingly difficult and had to be reshaded several times; shading stationary fabric draped vertically proved to be highly challenging. D:
There is one version with a pattern and one without. The pattern is poorly made and appears jarring in some areas, yet the hanfu itself is strangely empty without its presence.

Edit - thank you so much for the Daily Deviation! My sincere thanks to ^ClefairyKid and ^hollinesskiss, as well as to everyone who left a comment of favourite - I certainly did not expect this, and it came as the loveliest surprise! :heart:
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Given 2012-11-26
s h i q i by ~Consonanta is a doll of limited colors and unlimited beauty. The shading is incredible, and the hint of extra darkness in the eyes is such a nice detail. A wonderful work that gives the feel of delicate traditional paintings. ( Suggested by ClefairyKid and Featured by IridescentStardust )
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Duskheaven Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
Beautiful
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unicorngirl1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You definitely deserve a DD for this! I am wild about this color scheme and the folds. (I try feebly to imitate them to no avail) Beautiful!
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Sissy-Baby Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013   Digital Artist
stunning! :clap:
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:iconluraia123:
Luraia123 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Student General Artist
It's so gorgeous. . .
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:iconeramthgin-1027501:
eramthgin-1027501 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Wow and people say my sprites are good, they don't come close to your work. Lol.
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:iconkarinta:
Karinta Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
Stunning.
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:iconrebelatoli:
RebelAtoli Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Writer
With such limited palette, you've done an amazing job!
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:iconpeppermentpanda:
PeppermentPanda Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Gratz on the DD~ Amazing job. >w<
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:iconsailorbomber:
SailorBomber Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cute *0*
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:iconclashe:
Clashe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
What is the difference between a monochromatic color scheme and a limited palette? Sorry if this is a silly question ^^' Congrats!
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Monochromatic: Only one color, using it and varying hues of it.

Limited color palette: Using very few colors to probably keep a piece very close and well knit together.
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:iconclashe:
Clashe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Thanks! :)
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:iconultimamage578:
UltimaMage578 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Welcomes!
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:icondawn-starrie:
Dawn-Starrie Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student General Artist
monochromatic=no color, just black, white, and various shades of grays (I think? XD)
limited palette= you can only work with a few different colors, an example is that you have a palette that can only hold a few certain colors, (let's say red, green, and black) and you can only paint with/use those. Hope this helped. :aww:
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:iconclashe:
Clashe Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Yes, thank you! And I think I get it now, I thought she was saying that each drawing was using a different style so I got confused
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:icondawn-starrie:
Dawn-Starrie Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Ah, okay, no problem!!! :D Happy to help!!!
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ZeBracArdeaTH Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
im adding this because of the description
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:iconalessiac:
AlessiaC Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012   Digital Artist
Congrats on the DD ! :D
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:iconleafyheart:
LeafyHeart Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very creative! :heart:
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:iconprincesasevilla:
PrincesaSevilla Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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:icondeepdark00-0:
DeepDark00-0 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
It's pretty
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:icon4-tune:
4-tune Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
beautiful
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:iconspifmo:
Spifmo Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
this is amazing
you're being way too hard on yourself
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:icon52hertzwhale:
52HertzWhale Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Now THIS is a base done right.
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:iconmissituk:
missituk Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Congrats on the DD, you definitely deserve it! I love the shading :)
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:iconyssago:
yssago Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's some sweet pixel art, I love it.
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:iconhalfofhundred:
halfofhundred Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is lovely <3
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:iconzyphrr:
zyphrr Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
my goodness, this is amazing
I could barely tell that it's pixelled (what only threw me off was the outline)
amazingly gorgeous.
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
(*´艸`*) Thank you so much! :heart:
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:iconpetiteulis:
petiteUlis Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Congratulations ! wonderful !
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Thank you! :heart:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :heart:
Have a nice day! : )
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Thank you very much! C:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :happybounce:
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:iconelysiaw:
elysiaw Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
so cute! love it! Hope you had a great birthday - I think it's a beautiful and skillful bit of pixelling <3
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:iconsilviarip:
silviarip Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just wonderful. The lights-shadows effects are gorgeous.
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you - I was worried that the contrast would not show. C:
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:iconsilviarip:
silviarip Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, it's just perfect! no worries :D
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:iconcamir:
camir Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
She is very pretty and I like the details despite the monochromatic colouring. Awesome!
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you! C:
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:iconcamir:
camir Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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:iconnikimuk:
Nikimuk Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can't decide which version I like best, they are both amazing! Your shading style is beautiful, really. The face edit is very good too :)
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you! I was somewhat apprehensive about editing the face, for the original face was much too adorable. D:
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:iconmalevolentmask:
MalevolentMask Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ah this is so pretty~ I really like both versions!
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you! :>
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:iconpressurized:
pressurized Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is incredible. i love the colors, and the pose, and that it looks so geometric but so natural and smooth at the same time agh omg this is amazing
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you very much - I died many times while shading this piece, but your lovely comment makes it all worthwhile. :heart:
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:iconcaptain-meloa:
Captain-Meloa Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
She is wonderfull!!!! :heart: Your palette is so beautifull =D
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:iconconsonanta:
Consonanta Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Thank you! <3
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:iconchezzi-chan:
Chezzi-Chan Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
God I love your work, it's so smooth and pretty
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