08 Cheers For 08 Years by akiko
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08 Cheers For 08 Years

by akiko in Vector / Vexel

So I'm of two minds with this piece.

One side of me still loves this piece to bits - it was one of the few vectors that I'm completely proud of.

The other side of me feels bad for posting this because while I am so so happy that dA has been a huge part of me these past few years, I don't quite feel the same way about it anymore. Which saddens me, but I'm still incredibly grateful for everything that happened there. So this is me posting my tribute to dA. Sure it was made for their birthday nearly 3 years ago, but I still count it as one of my favourites.

Stock photo used here can be found (once she takes everything out of storage lol) at zinzigraham-stock.deviantart.com =)

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  • Sw33t

    Sw33t

    Really amazing vibrant colors! Pose of the character is amazing and I love the retro feeling this one gives!

    Jul 24th, 2011 Reply
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  • timocorpse

    timocorpse

    brilliant and vibrant colors!!! magnificent work akiko!!!

    Jul 22nd, 2011 Reply
    • akiko

      akiko

      Seriously one of the best colour palettes ever. Just the right amount of colour to give someone enough of a look at the piece before being blinded XD Thanks so much! ♥

      Jul 23rd, 2011 Reply
  • aedabit

    aedabit

    nice art vector. i love this

    Jul 16th, 2011 Reply
  • dilemma

    dilemma

    good job

    Jul 12th, 2011 Reply
  • KasumiCR

    KasumiCR

    I don't know why I missed this one in your dA gallery, but it's definitely eye candy! I adore the colours and details on her stockings and the camera.

    With dA, I've had my ups and downs. There have been moments in the past were I've been sick of it, but right now I love it to bits.

    Jul 11th, 2011 Reply
    • akiko

      akiko

      First of all, thankyou for that favourite Alex! ♥

      Oh it's been buried with all the new stuff. 2008 feels like a lifetime away! XD Looking at the camera and stockings really remind me why I love vectoring. I had so much fun doing them. :3

      I think I'm just on hiatus from dA for the time being. I still go and look around and everything, but I kinda feel quite drowned out over there at the moment. It'll pass. It always does. lol

      Jul 12th, 2011 Reply
    • KasumiCR

      KasumiCR

      Yeah, I know the feeling. As I said, I had that happen to me quite a few times in the past. XD;

      Jul 12th, 2011 Reply
    • akiko

      akiko

      lol!

      Jul 12th, 2011 Reply
  • snowmask

    snowmask

    Details like the camera and her stockings are particularly well rendered. Of course the colours wow me immediately ;P

    Jul 10th, 2011 Reply
    • akiko

      akiko

      God those stockings were so much fun to do. Which is totally not what I thought would ever happen - although the fact that I didn't zoom out to look at them in their entirety until I was done. I'm pretty sure that made the process much quicker. lol! The camera was a bit trickier because I wasn't sure about what I should emphasise or just leave flat. But it worked out ok in the end. =)

      I still love this colour combination to pieces. Bright pink and lime green are so underrated! XD

      Jul 11th, 2011 Reply
    • snowmask

      snowmask

      Lime green is one of my favourite colours! Even better when you match it up with purple ;)

      Jul 11th, 2011 Reply
    • akiko

      akiko

      I never used to like it very much, but since 2008 I'll use it without much thought, it's a versatile colour! I so could not agree with you more. XD

      Jul 12th, 2011 Reply
  • andoneday

    andoneday

    oh wow, i really love this one!

    Jul 10th, 2011 Reply
    • akiko

      akiko

      I was looking at it again last night after I posted it, and I really do still love it. I might colour it one day, who knows. It was so much fun doing this one, I've forgotten what it's like to vector! XD

      Jul 11th, 2011 Reply
    • andoneday

      andoneday

      you should love it! the colors go so wonderfully together, and even the smallest details like the camera and her bracelets are well done. i like it the way it is but, it`d probably look really nice if you colored it, too. i`ve never done vector or anything of the like; i`m not the best in digital art :P

      Jul 11th, 2011 Reply
    • akiko

      akiko

      Yeah definitely. I think I had intentionally left the colour off because it just popped so much more with just the lineart. And with a background that loud, I think she had to stay that way, too! XD

      Jul 12th, 2011 Reply