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Lumin (OC-Couture Secret Santa) by Fragmented-Star Lumin (OC-Couture Secret Santa) by Fragmented-Star
Decided to participate in my first Secret Santa ever! ^^ I participated in a Secret Santa run by a the group, OC-Couture :iconoc-couture: and I was assigned :iconlyoko-naka:'s character, Lumin.

She was really fun to paint, and a bit of a challenge. I haven't really drawn very "traditional" clothing in a long time, so I initially had trouble choosing a design I liked. I'm also not very used to drawing clothes with lighter colors either. So it was an interesting challenge for me!

Eventually I reached a little bit of a compromise and settle with the initial image I had in my head of what to paint. I incorporated some lighter colors to contrast with the deep purple dress I gave her. Originally, I was going to create a pattern with stylized stars for the purple part of her dress so that it wouldn't look so plain, but then it ended up looking like Van Gogh's Starry Night. XD So I settled for some more realistic stars instead. As for her hair, I attempted drawing some sort of butterfly braid, and then added some sort of butterfly ornament to her hair as well since it was looking a bit boring.

I don't really know where the fox came from, to be honest. It was just a random idea, I suppose. And I really don't know why I gave the whole piece a sort of dark tone if Lumin is supposed to be a vessel for a god of light. My initial idea was much less grim and dark, but I still like how it turned out. But anyway, really hope you like it!
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originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha good thing i stopped putting OC at the end of all my comments you thought it meant original character it stands for original coldplayer!
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originalcoldplayer Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW! your art is so awesome like the more of it i see the more awesome it gets! its also got like this awesome dark element to it like it cam out of a book or has a story behind it O.O! i dont have a favorite part of the drawing its like WOAH! :D OC
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Fragmented-Star Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Aww thank you! ^^ And yeah, it's someone else's character. :3 The person who created her seemed to put a lot of thought into Lumin's backstory and the world she lives in, so I kind of hope I did the character justice lol.
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ChilledCollie Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOW. AMAZING!!!!!!!!

how am I just seeing this now!!???

GOSH WELL ANYWAYS THIS IS BREATH-TAKING.
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Fragmented-Star Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
Aww thank you so much Icee! ^^
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ChilledCollie Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yw!!!
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Lurockia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the edges of the fabric when it gets all starry. It's very pretty.
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Fragmented-Star Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Haha thanks! I actually wasn't originally going to use more "realistic" stars, but I'm glad I did. ^_^ Thank you for the favorite as well!
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LyoNaka Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thanks! I absolutely love it. Her dress is stunning.
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Fragmented-Star Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
My pleasure! I'm really glad you like it, especially with the dress. The dress was definitely the most difficult part to design, so I'm happy you like how it turned out. c:
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