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Lace Imogen by aimiyi Lace Imogen by aimiyi
Some character. Imogen. Calm, calculating megalomaniac magi-thing. With miscellaneous lace stuff. You know it's February because of the lace kick. Plus crane wings.

I think I darkened it too much. I couldn't tell because I was using a laptop... contrast distortion...thing...ish. I wish it were crisper, yet the heaviness seems kind of fitting. But yeah. I wanted to do something detailed.

I was thinking of adding black ribbons to balance out the blob of her torso. What do you think? Would that work? Would that be too busy? Or would it be a little cliche(accent XD)d?

Happy February 1st!


Edit 10/30/05:
Added a thicker border to it with the title "Imogen." Made it into a print.
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Given 2005-03-29
Lace Imogen by ~aimiyi combines the more modern style of anime with traditional ornamental floral designs which creates a very unique and beautiful piece of art. ( Featured by twosilverstars )
antiZOLOFT Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011   Traditional Artist
extremely lovely work! :)
harebrain Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
A true gem !
DocteureCrane Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hey thats amazing!Dont change anything!
I love the mix of blue and black!
nekodegomen Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just plain in love with this piece. Awesome work, I loovveee iiittt! :3
Bezmo Featured By Owner May 22, 2008
BEAUTIFUL DETAIL!!!! :heart: I love it!!
zippysaysROAR Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2007
wow, its stunning! i love her hair, and how you drew all that lace by hand i'll never know!
goateemcd Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007
Ravensrow Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2007
Striking work, the decorative style is strong and it looks beautiful.
Cammshaft Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2007
pretty pretty
kashiichan Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2007
Wow, I love the detail in this!
AutumnBurns Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2007
splendid detail. this work is very beautiful.
maria-jaujou Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hooooly crap that's a ton of lace. and an absolutely gorgeous ton it is :D Wow. wow. wow.

it's beautifully ballanced, i think, btw. wow.
nori12 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2006
Wow, that's really good! Instant fave. *applauds and faves*
yoolchie Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Maybe it's kinda old by now, but I love it. Pictures mixing strange things like patterns with anime always rock. (Unless they're bad in quality of course, but I can't say that about this one) Duotone-ness rocks too. Lovely.
Jessie44 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006
very beautiful.
tripfall Featured By Owner May 3, 2006
wow thAts much detail, on a wild guess im thinking it must have been a pain but sooo pretty
lightbird Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:wow: This is s beautiful that I'm freaked out!
ADwitom Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
i like this one also
i see myself in this girl :hug:
DigitalYuki Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2006
totally cant stop staring at all the amazing little details and how beautiful her face is XD
uuuhg i wish i was this patient lol
2dforever Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I could stare at the details for hours...

You said you wanted it crisper, I like it how it is. It gives it a feeling that its all been done in a ball point pen or something - not that it looks like that, but the background details look like a result of a very long doodle. Sorry that sounds mean in a way, I mean it as a good thing. Something very personal about I guess is what im saying. Love it :)
MortisMeridian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
I love lace.
This is amazing......gorgeous!
Ophiuchi Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2006
lovely details!
Irin-Mae Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
wow.. have you ever seen the cover of clover 1 by CLAMP? hahah just reminds me of it.. anyway the details are really stunning.. how long did you spend on it?
SSpiderBaby Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
Wow this was pretty much the first deviantion I ever saw (like a year ago..? did you have it on here before feb 5th?)back when i hadn't joined, and i printed it out and it's still on my wall :D BEEE YUUU TI FULL
aimiyi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Wow, that's so flattering! Thanks a lot for this comment. It's really brightened up my message box, hehe.
robotnoises Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2005
How did you do the lace? I've tried to draw lace before and it always came out all.... utterly not-lacy....
aimiyi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Oooh, the lace. It was a pain in the neck. But basically I looked at some samples of real lace on Google or something and sketched out some designs from there. Besides that I just let my imagination run wild, connecting circles and making criss-crosses all over the place. I hope that helps and thanks for commenting!
robotnoises Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
that does! thank you for replying! :D
Galatea13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2005
Amazingly beautiful and stunning! :heart:
ZisFORzombie Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2005   Filmographer
Beautiful work, I really respect the ammount of detail in there, I only wish I was obsessive compulsive too!
aimiyi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Haha, yeah, I guess I might as well be OCD! lol
soraame Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
simply amazing.
Sifle Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
This is good, I can see all the hard work! I like that a lot. This wouldn't have been quite as amazing had the lace been cg. :)
aimiyi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Haha, thanks for giving a reason for my masochism.
meyam Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2005
God you are talented!
pictures-of-pictures Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2005   Photographer
OMG that is sooo awesome! great detail! and i feel special - my name is Imogen! wow, and i am such a calm and calculating person too :P, great work i like mcuhly, and not just becasue of the name coincidence thingo...:D
Villa-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
:bulletblue::above:* ~:worship:AWESOME:worship:~*:above::bulletblue:
Revelation7 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2005
well hoping youre gonna make a print of this? id buy...
aimiyi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Thanks for the feedback : ) I'm thinking of making a print of this as soon as I re-scan it and edit it. I'll let you know when the print is available!
HotRodCano Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2005
the hair on this piece is awesome. The "detailomfg" part has been well adressed (but it can't be helped... al the stuff put into this thing is amazing, you just don't know where to look first) but the character nails it, she looks really elegant and sophisticated, I love her eyes, and the wings, but her hair kicks all amounts of ass. And it's ballpen. Oh my god.
aimiyi Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
Wow, even though this comment is from waaay back, thanks so much for such an insightful comment. This is definitely my favorite piece and I'm ecstatic that so many have responded to it. Haha... "kicks all amounts of ass," is so quotable--may I quote you? xD
HotRodCano Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2005
you can quote me all the times you want girl, your work is impressive... you see, I myself work a lot with ballpen, its one of my favorite media, and this is... I mean, SPECTACULAR, its even downright sick. The ammount of effort, detailing and precission in this thing is immense... I have a hard time inking my cars with a ballpen, so this should have been a HELL, but it was worth ALL of it (unlike my cars XD)...
really, its awesome. And yeah, quote meeeeeeeeeeeee (:
glowingmidnite Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2005
wow. was this done in pencil and pen???
eViL-DoLL Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
U tel me with no words, ur work is AWSOME
I luv the details are so great!!!
I gotta tell u that this is one of my favourites of my favourites :XD: :+fav:
spookypants Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2005   Traditional Artist
I guess this is really just a wicked delayed reaction, but how did you do that lace?
Dozign Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
nice many hours?
aimiyi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
Ahhhh.... I took TOO long on this. I was trying to make an ugly pose look decent (didn't work out, lol). Um, so... maybe 10 hours interspersed through a month--I'm a slacker, hehe.
blackhaxxor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2005
wow, that's a lot of detail...
RavenDeviant74 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2005  Hobbyist General Artist
Very elegant and extremely detailed. It's really good! :D
aimiyi Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2005
Thanks, that was exactly what I was going for. I know I got the 'detailed' part down pat, but 'elegance' is pretty fickle to carry out.
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