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Maiko Kimika by isoldel Maiko Kimika by isoldel
Modeled from the maiko (apprentice geisha), Kimika. [link]

Man, those wave patterns were a pain. Not only did I NOT have a single straightforward picture of that particular hikizuri, I also didn't have any pictures of that obi as well! But then I came across a nice video of another maiko putting on that same hikizuri! Not the same obi but ah well, at least I got the larger part taken care of... mostly.

Enjoy! This little doll is accurate!

Base by DHF.
Prop is mine.

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:iconcrystalgreene:
CrystalGreene Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
holy crap. if i didnt KNOW it was pixels i would think it was a photograph. wow.....
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DrowElfMorwen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is very beautiful!
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xMeimi Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing! -stares at it for hours-
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012
This is simply stunning!
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Lumo-chan-223 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
Can i borrow this doll's appearance for a story i'm working on? It will some time to flesh out the character, but basically before she entered the military she was a maiko for a brief time.
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isoldel Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The appearance was actually based on a real like maiko, Kimika. She's now a geiko (full fledged geisha). [link]
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MindSpringFF Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2011  Student General Artist
So beautiful!
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staticwind Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Ohh I love this so very much (:!
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:iconisoldel:
isoldel Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it's one of my favorites. :D
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Shmelanna Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Student
this is fantastic, it should be a DD!
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:iconisoldel:
isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw, thank you!
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Sophibelle Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing. :clap:
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XCyberChase Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Lovely! Very beautiful, detailed work.

- Ari
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anarella Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
This doll is perfect!
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piximera Featured By Owner May 15, 2009
What a beautiful and pretty doll, she really looks like a lve person, love her.. instant fav
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Mistress-Jaeden Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2009  Professional Artist
the folds are beautiful!
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Chris-Girl Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Absolutely GORGEOUS :D I love her head to toe!

Esp. the screens behind her too, they add a really good feel to the overall effect.
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D Thanks Dena! I'm thinking of releasing the outlines for those props soon.
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grotesque-lestrange Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
That is the most beautiful doll I've ever seen. <3
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:iconisoldel:
isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :D
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dpdevon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
Shes beautiful! You did a stunning job Cael! I just love the new face too!

<3
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! You can thank Pyro for that, the one before looked too "western". :P
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ClericalRodent Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
She looks absolutely gorgeous. All that hard work really paid off.
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BrokenOphelia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so beautiful! I am reading a very good book about Maiko and Geiko at the moment called Geisha Of Gion. This makes me think of some the photographs in it. It really is a very photoghraphic picture you have created.
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks and I've heard of that book! I think I saw it being discussed on the Immortal Geisha forums.
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BrokenOphelia Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its really a very good book and worth a read. Its a first hand account by a Geiko called Mineko Iwasaki. Its very good.
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seraph-blade Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Absolutely marvelous. The details are incredible, and the realism is great. The colors you chose really come together nicely.
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ArienRavyn Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
She is beautiful. I love the face edit, her makeup... and her kimono is just... I really love the the thing around her waist! (not familiar with Japanese fashion)
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The obi? :P Thanks!
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Blue-Hawk-Dreaming Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Student Writer
Beautiful work! The whole doll is breath-taking, but those folds are amazing!!!
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TwinkleStar-Graphics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
What I love about this doll is that not only does it look super real, but it was done on a DHF base. Your base edits are beyond amazing. Your base edits rawk! :D
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :hug:
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TwinkleStar-Graphics Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
You're welcome! :hug:
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Fuyou-hime Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
It's really cute, the details look like they were a pain ;).
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have no idea... XD There was only one little video with glimpses, just a mere second of the front! >.< Have you see it?
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Fuyou-hime Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2009
I've seen it, but not in a while. My current server doesn't like youtube...
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hesinmydreams Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. My. Gosh. That's freaking amazing. You did a beautiful job. O_O It's outstanding!
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe, thank you! :D
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hesinmydreams Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
youre welcome
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BraedenPenberg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Student General Artist
I know you pixeled it, I was just stating you used so many colors it doesn't look like pixel art. to me using that many colors is extremely tedious.
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Fluttur Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
The folds on this are so... bold yet so elegant, like they look so real. The way you shade is truly beautiful. Like I've said before, I really hope to one day grasp realism within pixels like you have. Definite fave! <3 :D
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! ^_^
You don't want to know how many reference pics I had to save for this though, lol. It's almost impossible to find a geisha in this pose!
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Fluttur Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009
Lol!! Yes, I would understand it would be a -lot- 8D. Getting those markings too, you did such a wonderful job. Awwh, it's just so cool I don't really know what else to say D: Lol! But yeah, I should probably look at reference pictures when I shade.. I'm just too lazy.. <<; Heehee!
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BraedenPenberg Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Student General Artist
Doesn't even look like it's pixeled =]
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isoldel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Zoom in really close and you'll see that it is! :D
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