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Estelle - With Vesperia by Dice9633 Estelle - With Vesperia by Dice9633
Arrggh! So many layers and layer effects!!
Anyways. I bring you this.

This was one of those rare cases where a sketch I made was used as the final draft. Now, this is after a TON of cleaning and editing and I still could have done a better job -- the scan I worked with was really tiny, but only because I had trouble redrawing it to the same "effect" I pulled off in the sketch, so decided to work with it.

TIME: 15 hours?
Hardest part: Settling on the colour of the piece -- I wanted night, but still colourful
Best part: making it "glow"

May still make changes....zzzzz
EDIT: Made Changes. REDUX.

Click [link] here for the detail (i.e.; blown up version)

EDIT 2: A big thanks to UK's NEO Magazine for allowing me a page in their issue 101 "Tales of" feature. :)
I was so damn happy about it!
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eternalobserver Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
:D Beautiful :D
ColdBlackDragon Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
That's so pretty :D
x-Darkie-x Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2013  Student Artist
*sighs*  I miss this game so much.  Cuz I lost it and my mom wont let me buy other one.
Dice9633 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013   Digital Artist
My 360 died so there's a whole lot of nothing happening for me either.
x-Darkie-x Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Student Artist
How did that happen?
GameCguru Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Oh, the symbolism I could take from this.
Dice9633 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Haha curious comment. What do you see?
GameCguru Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
One thing I could take from this picture is that the star Brave Vesperia could be symbolic of her relationship with Yuri and the rest of the guild, but more Yuri specifically. Yuri was always like a big guiding "star" for Estelle, when Estelle was confused about her powers and her sudden label as "poison" It was Yuri who comforted her and gave her the resolve to push forward and look for Pharaoh. When Alexei kidnapped her and she was "lost somewhere" Yuri was the "ringing bell/ guiding star" that brought her back. I might be looking WAY too deep into it but that's what I got from your drawing.
Dice9633 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Sorry for the delay, it was buried and I've kinda ignored the site. I really, really like this perspective on it. I won't lie, I created it to create something "pretty", but I always ready much more into Yuri and Estelle's relationship than many do or the game implies.... or at the very least, I thought their bond was a lot stronger and less "forced" than many Tales hero+heroine match ups. Whether romantic, sibling-like, or simply as very good friends, these two saw passed highbrow and low class.
silverflamng Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
this feel relaxing
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