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Wind and Water by sidneyeileen Wind and Water by sidneyeileen
11"x12", colored pencil on white paper
~20 hours of work
Reference: [link] by ~Taicho

I sketched this out back at the end of December, but didn't finish it at the time. There won't be any prints of this one because my scanner woefully mangled the subtler shading in the drawing. There is actually a LOT more shading than you can see here, but the scanner so badly yellowed the image that I lost the softer tones entirely. There should be more shading in her face, hair, dress, and on the ground.

The water pattern in the bottom of the kimono is inspired by the woodblock prints of Hiroshige.

I want a kimono that looks like this. *sigh*
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beckbeck69 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011
this is beautiful, I can't imagine how much prettier it could possibly look!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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skyworthy Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
the elements of wind and water are portrayed well in this picture
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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FaolanshewolfGold Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
this is so lovely...oh i want a kimono like that
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
At some point I would love to make a kimono like that. I need to learn silk painting first, though, and the silk to make it from will cost a pretty penny. Somehow, I think it will be a few years before that happens.
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FaolanshewolfGold Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
I know but it is so beautiful and that would be neat to paint on silk but i don't even want to know the cost of the silk lol.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I looked into it because I wanted to use silk to make a kimono last year. It was about $30/yard minimum for something that would work (the better stuff ran about $60), and for a kimono with long sleeves you need at least 8 yards total. A kimono with that much drag and hang would probably need closer to 15 yards. Then, the silk paints and good brushes are expensive as well. It really adds up, but the result when you use nice materials is absolutely amazing. This one is definitely on the wish list for the far future. :nod:
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FaolanshewolfGold Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
oh wow it sounds pricey but it is silk. 15 yards is long wow I am short lol
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
I can get some silk much less expensive, but the kind of silks that have a good hang for kimono are much thicker and more luscious. For the length of fabric, regardless of the wearer's height you can estimate a sleeve and body floor-length kimono to need four yards for the body (two front, two back), and four yards for the sleeves (two front, two back per sleeve, but only half width so you get both sleeves from the same four yards). That means if you want a trailing length, you need it for the front, back, and sleeves, so that would be about another four yards, plus a little extra for a wider collar and underside facing on the bottom for practical construction reasons.
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FaolanshewolfGold Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Hmmm now I want a Kimono lol. I am 5 foot and 1 inch tall lol. so I am tiny lol.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
That's one of the funny things about kimono. Traditionally they are only made one size, and any extra length is folded up under the obi.
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CaseyDecker Featured By Owner May 6, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Very nice. :D

BTW, feel free to check out this picture I did of my original character in a kimono: [link]
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Silver-Willow04 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey; you wrapped this one the right way :)

:+fav: I love this.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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ekara Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
wonderful pic!
I love colors and details *o*
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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GreyStork Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
I am not usually a fan of anthro, but here I must make an exception. Excellent composition and beautifully done!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :aww:
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lifesafantasy Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Tis very beautiful.
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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NokturnasKikilias Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, absolutely stunning!
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2008   Photographer
This is very beautiful! I love her elegant look, and the way she almost blends in with the paper at some parts. :heart:
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much. :aww:
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Taicho Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2008   Interface Designer
looks wonderful~!
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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Ahuvah Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is an awesome kimono... I'd totally wear that :giggle:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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Ahuvah Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome ;)
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wendyf Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008
Even with scanner mangling, it's beautifully done.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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windinthetrees Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2008
Beautiful. I love the pattern in the kimono. Too bad the scanner couldn't do a better job, but it still looks wonderful.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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Miyasia Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oooooo... that's beautiful! The folds of the gown are so realistic... Great job! :heart:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :D
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y-ripitup Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008
whoooa :wow:
the cloth looks amazing
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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kyubiyasha Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2008   Filmographer
It's really pretty. Nice work.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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lennan Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
Despite the scanner mangling lovely piece and wonderful textures!
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:iconsidneyeileen:
sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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lennan Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
You're welcome!
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
ooo love the pattern and how you used the white of the paper. nicely done!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008
welcomes!
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scaramouche2802 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008
thats so amazing! would love to see the original *sighs* the kimono is beautiful :D :+fav:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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scaramouche2802 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
no prob :D
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alarie-tano Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very beautiful!
I love how it fades into nothingness.
The folds are great, too!
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