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Gaian Commission - Cry + Hao by CatSilver Gaian Commission - Cry + Hao by CatSilver
This was a fanart/oc commission for :iconcrystalmizuka: on Gaia of her character Crystal with Hao from Shaman King.

She wrote up this lovely little short story on the scene, describing how she wanted it to look, and I took it from there. There's some artist meddling here and there, but she likes it and it makes me happy that she does.

I also drew Hao's hair right, FINALLY. XD;

Crystal allowed me to have fun playing with her outfit, which led to this. She's a little unsettled by all the skin showing but I wanted to do it~ so she let me. :D

The words in the background are the little drabble she presented to me as reference. I highlighted the words I needed and darkened them and found it made a lovely texture sort of thing so I kept them with her permission.

I also made a version for her siggy on Gaia, and she has the right to use it anyway she likes from now till the end of infinity. Yaaay.

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Art © Cat Silver
Hao Asakura and Shaman King © Hiroyuki Takei

Do not steal, or use elsewhere without asking permission!
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:icongeorgia-conroy:
georgia-conroy Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
Hao's hair is great it is really well shaded :) Love how you did it drew it!
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KoushirouShoi Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
To be honest. I usually HATE art that has someone's OC and a main (specially EVIL. |: ) character from a series-- but this seemed to turn out really well. Putting her words in the background was really creative of you, and it really does give it a good feel.

Also, have I mentioned how much you rock at putting two people close together in a piece and having it look ROCKIN'? I always have trouble with having more than one person in a shot- but it's something I'm trying to overcome. <3
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CatSilver Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
God I know, I know. It's evil and Satanic and I should be burned at the stake. I get it~. I hate it too, but I just avoid it rather than complain. Who am I to complain that someone is making themselves happy with fanart? *Rolls, didn't take it wrong. Is agreeing, and not being sarcastic.* I figure I deserve a little fun on the side of my usual complete avoidance of the subject. I just want people to look past the subject and check out the art when I post stuff like this, or I'd keep it hidden and only share it with a few friends. I really don't want to offend people, I'm just trying to make a little space of happiness for myself. ^^;

I'm avoiding all the LITTLE HORRIBLE SKETCHES OF DEATH I've been doing. XD; Only the stuff that turns out so well I look at it again and go "Wow... o3o;" goes up. Promise.

Ahh, I had the words in the corner for reference for a while until I realized I was sitting there going; CAN'T. DELETE. TOO. PRETTY. So I just copy pasted it a million times for the background. Ahaha, ah me my but I can't let go of some things~.

I usually just draw like, gesture lines, and then little circles for shoulders and stuff, and work up to a sketch and then lineart just skin, and then re-lineart it with clothing. Explains why I'm always fed up when it comes down to coloring. XD; I just keep tweaking it until my face tries to explode. I also tend to draw one character more than the other at first, and consider the other person an inanimate object until I'm satisfied with the pose, then I work it the other way and back and forth until I find a happy medium. :3

What the fuck? This is massive! I talk too much...
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psychic-chick06 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009
I love the lighting and the shading.
And it looks really sweet, I feel like I'm watching something I shouldn't. O_O;
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:iconcatsilver:
CatSilver Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awww. Thanks. :D I just used a bunch of the basic gradients like mad on top of each other with different modes. XD;

LOOK AWAY!

No wait. TAKE A PHOTO AND SELL IT. QUICK! *shot*
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CrystalMizuka Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
It would seem kind of wrong if I didn't leave my two cents, now wouldn't it? Seriously though, we should let you play with my mental imagery more often. I really like the way this turned out. :heart:

*gives you a nice big hug* Thanks for taking the time to put the effort into it because I know how much you were flailing over it. ^_^
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CatSilver Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
God thank God. I tried sooo hard. The break I took made it easier to finish too which gave it like 100pts on the awesome scales because I went back and redid their faces correctly, and made Hao's head less massive. XD;

*Nuzzles against* :heart: I wanted to make you happy, and knowing I did makes this worth it.
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