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Chii - Waiting for You by meadow-rue Chii - Waiting for You by meadow-rue
Chii wearing a Houmongi kimono. The kimono patterns took a while, but were SO much fun to paint! :3

I did wonder, at one point, if the finished picture would just end up looking horrendously garish with all the clashing colours, but somehow, on a kimono, colours that usually look disgusting together, work...

The flower things on the floor are Kanzashi - Japanese hair ornaments.


0.1 black Copic Multiliner, Copic sketch markers (+airbrush). Watercolour and metallic gold and silver acrylic paint details.

Chii (c) CLAMP
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:iconpccinu:
pccinu Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
It's really wonderful!!! Would you allow me to render or vector this?
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PurplePersimmon Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Aaaaah sooo cute! ♥♥♥♥
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:icondeasiamiller:
deasiamiller Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is beautiful each So Cute :)
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:iconjeffsoul13:
Jeffsoul13 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
She is goregous.
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:iconfairywith824:
Fairywith824 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
this is so cute XD i love the drawing...very nice ;)
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EnelyaWolfwood Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You are an incredible artist. I would love to see some of my art redone in your style as well as colored.
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:iconmeadow-rue:
meadow-rue Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Traditional Artist
I may be opening my commission slots again within the next few weeks.
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012
Gorgeous fanart of a gorgeous series!
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AquaKawaiiQT Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2012  Student General Artist
YAY CHII!!!! She is so cute, I love this :D
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:iconmurzioridexd:
MurzioRideXD Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
Awesome!! :heart:
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:iconblackemoneko:
BlackEmoNeko Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
This is amazing! The details are awesome! 8D
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:iconpyschoanime:
PyschoAnime Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
Nice
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:iconrufina-tomoyo:
Rufina-Tomoyo Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010
An awesome work full of details. Very colorful too.

I think Chii never wore one of these neither in the manga or the anime...
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:iconkelly-art:
Kelly-ART Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow, this is so beautiful! i love chi!!
great work! :hug:
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:iconsorayachi:
Sorayachi Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2010
really really great job!
I like how you drawed all these accessoires!!
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Taarz Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2010
This is such a beautiful Chii, the flower patterns and the Kanzashi are just gorgeously drawn and coloured:love:in one word: Amazing.
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cherriuki Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010   Traditional Artist
omgggg this is such a beautiful, beautiful chii!!! i really love the colors >_< :love:
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:iconpaulisan:
paulisan Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
CHIII ¡¡¡ *////*
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zzzbookwormzzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2009
Love how pretty and delicate this is!
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Shinjuuki Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
very beautiful!
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Jun-Akasaka Featured By Owner May 22, 2009
haha..
nice picture..
but you are not that good in perspective arent you..^^
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meadow-rue Featured By Owner May 22, 2009   Traditional Artist
Would have been nice if you could have been a little more constructive... ¬_¬;
But in this drawing no, the perspective of the background is way off. I don't think it's that I'm particularly bad at perspective, but I didn't plan this picture out at all well and sort of... drew myself in to a corner.
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Jun-Akasaka Featured By Owner May 23, 2009
haha..
but you do could see that the upper half perspective is man point view..
and the below part is a little bird eye view..
but relax..
it still looks pretty..
and i love it.. :D
keep up the good work.. :smooch:
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JMJGRANGER Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009
very beautiful work. Beautiful kimono
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:iconkenouni-renashin:
Kenouni-Renashin Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2009
She looks so beautiful. I love her kimono.
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:iconwarrior-of-dream:
warrior-of-dream Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing designe she looks much cute than normal ^^ good work :heart:
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superaura Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
REALLY AMAZING! I wish someday I could color my pics as you...
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CherryxChestnut Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Student Digital Artist
wow thats beautiful!
the kimono looks absolutley gorgous
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Yuki-D-Flourite Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
Really cute piece. I love the kimono, the pattern seems well thought of and beautifuly worked out.
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rachelillustrates Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
Total gorgeousness :+favlove:
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LeaLouse Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is very good picture. fav+
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lavonne Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
so pretty! love the colors and the detail, that pattern looks so good too
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amethyst-rose Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow~ Chii looks so beautiful <3 I love this~!
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Succubus1982 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Steals Chii's clothes thus causing Hideki to have one of his nosebleed sessions at a naked Chii* :XD: I love those little wa-loli yukata/kimonos. Would love to own several of my own except my figure doesn't even come close to the sort that would be flattered by such tiny feminine articles of clothing (lets just say 'hefty' describes it fairly well) and thus I can only dream :tears: Damn Japan and their gorgeous fashions for people with figures of 12 year olds :shakefist:
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planet-gomee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008
awww it's Chi :heart:

looks amazing, the Kimono looks so beautiful!
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K-haza Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just adore your style. It's so cute and you're so talented!! Chi's hair looks amazing as does actually this whole picture! :heart:
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zaradei Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Lovely!!
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mokona-san Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Fru likes it! <3
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tinkbubbles Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
Looks gorgeous! great job
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Astellus Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Wonderful Chii! I adore the detail you put into this.
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
My word D-P, I couldn't color something that amazing even with Photoshop. You're so talented.

I'm quite sure you get a lot of comments like that, but it's so true.

I am curious though, what you like the most about this piece... I was excited to hear you say it was fun, but I kinda' want hear more. I can tell you put a lot into this, is there some reason you chose to draw this piece? More than a whim I mean.

Forgive me if I'm not making sense or being a bother, I just got all talkative and eager to know more about ya'.
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meadow-rue Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008   Traditional Artist
^___^ No, that's fine!

I found my old tubes of watercolour paints under my bed when I was clearing out my room. I'd been wanting to do a a piece of kimono artwork since I got my airbrush and air compressor, but was still trying to figure out the best way I could put the patterns on... I was planning to use stencils and airbrush them on, but that would have taken ages and been really fiddley. I'd not considered painting them on until until I found my paints, so I ordered some new metallic paints too.
I chose Chii as the model because, well, she's so cute and always fun to draw, plus she makes a picture interesting to look at because CLAMP gave her such a lovely design. I love replacing her little pink and white hair-thingies with other decoration!
Umm... I suppose I like the way the kimono patterns turned out most. I wasn't sure if they would work or look good in the end, but I really like them. :3
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
*glee*

That's really cool. How long did this take exactly? Oh, and what did you draw it on?

Hee hee, Chii is always adorable. I've tried drawing her in the past, but I had a lot of trouble. Hm, I should try again now that I seem to be better at drawing lots of hair.

Deja-vu.

Have we had this conversation before? *looks around*

Sorry about that... Anyway, the Kimono is gorgeous. Really great~! For some reason my favorite thing about it is the obi. Then again I love basically anything interesting and green. The flowers are fantastic though, they look so cute and clean. Is there any sort of trick to drawing flowers?
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meadow-rue Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008   Traditional Artist
Um, I can't remember how long it took... I drew it on normal 80gsm printer paper. No trick for drawing the flowers. ^_^ It's just paint applied with a very fine brush.
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SilverSugar Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. Printer paper? Really? That's even more impressive.

I'd have thought the colors would have bled more or something on that.

Then again you're magic, so yeah. *laugh*
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cupuDOTexe Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
her eyes seem very lonely.....

poor chii :X


anyway;
another awesome traditional artist !!!
keep banging the skill up !!!!
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beepbopplaya Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
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Wow. This...looks...awesome.
It looks so smooth that it looks as if you had done this on Photoshop. The details are BEAUTIFUL, and the only thing I have to say about it is that her face looks a bit off from her hair.
Otherwise, it's just gorgeous.
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AngelyDante Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love it!! It´s really amazing the details and the colors....
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K3-Miku Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Photographer
really pretty!!
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FocaSama Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
this chii is better than orinal.... at least she's not with dead fish eyes
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