(c) 2003 Gift to Yaya-chan. XD This was one of the easiest pieces I've done as of late. I didn't run into problems and I felt it came out amazing. Yes, I see flaws in it, but that is always the case for me. For every flaw someone else sees, I see five or more others in it's place. Basic run down of the picture: -First, oddly enough, this picture steers away from anime a bit. It's more fantasy oriented. Yay for fantasy works! ^.~; -The inking was done by Yaya Han. Very amazing artist and friendly person. I'm truely glad to have met Yaya-chan. Hard to find nice artists nowadays. -Coloring was done in Open Canvas 3 Plus. This is my second attempt with this program, so please be gentle on critiquing technique with color. Though, pointers are always accepted. The background I did in Adobe Photoshop 5.5 because I wanted to use a different style of brush to get the fine lines of black and white in with the airbrushing of black, purple/pink, blue hues. I think this is one of the best I've done in a while. Seems when I use OC3Plus, I'm able to revert back to my old style. I'm even able to get a handle on the hair again like I used to. I think my artwork will be looking up thanks to the new program. ^.^ Anyways, that's all for now on this piece. Edit: I totally forgot to mention to you guys. If any of you remember the shoujo manga Cherry Blossom from 1996 - a short story involving a foreign girl’s struggle to be accepted after moving to a different country. It’s around 90 pages long, written entirely in German and was published as the Feature in the German Magazine “AnimaniA” in a Special edition in April of 1998. That edition had 25,000 printed copies - then you've heard of Yaya. She created it. I began talking to her through email not long ago and we've been passing back and forth a few different pieces of art and thus, collaborations were formed. There may be more done between us in the future. I just don't want to entirely not do my own, and I'm sure she feels the same. ^.^ Just your interesting fact of the day!