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DO NOT TAKE/STEAL. I drew this for a friend! >=O

I'm not happy with the water. Blerg. It was so much nicer in my mind, and probably would have worked 10x better in paint or something.

This is a picture for :iconnanjiing: who's been a friend of mine since way back in... *thinks* the 7th grade. I was going to draw her character (Sanicko) with Ellana playing with plushies or whatever in her giant red winged sofa, but I got this idea, and since I need practice on different angles (this, overhead, which did not work at all), I went with it. It kinda goes along with that whole "under the same sky" saying (those are supposed to be stars in the water, yes), since she's across country now. There's also a fish for every year I've known her (er... unless I miscounted). I also gave her character a dark/lunar theme to contrast Ellana's light theme (and added a sun pendant there). I changed up her mark, though, so it wouldn't look like the evil Sailor Moon mark, although, now it looks like a Mew mark. ^^;

Um what else? I dunno. Have fun with it, and I hope you like it. =3

Time: sketched last night, spent the afternoon today coloring
Media: markers, computer for water.
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xSparkledust123x Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I think you did a wonderful job on this! :D
HyperDeanPie Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Ooooo, this is Uber pretty. ^_^ :hug: :hug:
gemini-jinx Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2008
Ohmigosh! I love the water! The whole picture is really good. I can't color with markers to save anyone's life. T-T

Very nice job. ^^
mewtamara Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2008  Hobbyist Filmographer
wow thats great no words .. - - did u colour it with kind of colours and then in photoshop?
squigglemidori Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2008
your sooooo's all sparkley and glittery! I hate to draw water. xD I'm so bad at it! I might sound annoying, but, please, what program did you use for the water?
usagiprincess Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
really nice!!!!!!!!!!
KaJess Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
OMG!!! :wow: AMAZING!! I love it love it i love it! seriously, the best anime/manga pic iv seen for a long time! :D
michey-cat Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007
This is really, really amazing :D

I'm sure she loved it - I know I would love to have a picture like this drawn by one of my friends :heart:

You can tell that a lot of work was put into this just by looking at it; the angle and perspective and especially the COLOURING is absolutely amazing, definitely much much better than I could do :)

Plus, Ellana is incredibly cute. She's my favourite character in aW, actually ^^;
ragychan Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2007
Clipperwhiz1 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007  Student Traditional Artist
What a lovely picture, Ella-chan :D :hug: The water looks very nice indeed :D
mewmewsakura Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2007
Omigoah, this is so good!!!! I love the effects on the water!!! It's so pretty! I can't do Photoshop to save my life ^^ I think the perspective is pretty good, myself. My only criticism is one that has already been pointed out - the thumb...but apart from that, this is awesome! *fave*
RyouShirogane Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2007
Wow, this one is so pretty :3
I love the coloring and perspective, and both characters look adorable here! The water came out awesome, as did the whole thing ^_^
AnimeKittyCafe Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2007   Digital Artist
I really dig this OAO Like, a loooooot. :heart: Everything about it, I can tell you spent a lot of hard work on! I adore the water, it's amazing >W< The shininess, and how the hair is floating in it is really nice. I like the perspective a lot too. Ellana looks especially cute! I love the pink ribbons on her outfit, and how they have the sun/moon thing going on. The fish this is really clever too! The little fishies look so cute! You're also really good at grass <3
emmystar Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist
That's very pretty!
SwissGaaraFan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful! ^^
she'll like it! ^^
beautiful fishs! ^^
Leaf-oneechan Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2007
Water is awesome 0_0
OmgItsEmily Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Wow, this is so pretty, not to mentionthat it looks really difficult to draw. @_@ I love the unique perspective, and the water is incredibly well-done.

The concept of the fish is so cute, sounds like you guys are great friends. x3 I bet she'll love this!
nodachichiri Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
this came out really well! Great job!
kai3733 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Ohmygod. Its so pretty! I absouloutly adore the water. The whole pic is just so cute! :+favlove:
Ickiakki Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
Omigosh, this is so pretty! I'm faving this. *o*
Lyricalx Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007
The water is so real looking and the perspective is perfect *0* You did so many things to make the viewer belive there really in water, like the way the hair dips in and out of the water, the fish and the color change in the clothes. Very nice job!! :+fav:
DJ-Sai Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Oh wow! This looks so neat! I love how you did the water and the characters! :D
DJ-Sai Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Student Interface Designer
Durp, one thing that struck me as a bit "off" though, (not to be mean or anything. >.<;;;; ) her thumb seems a bit...big. Sorry. D: D: -hits self with bag of bricks-
ellana Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not surprised. I can't draw hands very well, and unless I make a huge effort, they turn out really fugly.
DJ-Sai Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Student Interface Designer
I'm sorry. D: I can't draw hands at all, so I shouldn't say anything. xD
ellana Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
No, it's fine. I agree with you, and another 10+ people will also point it out. XD
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