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Under the Sea by Nienri Under the Sea by Nienri
Ahh, I still need more practice. ^^;

:star: Hello everyone again~ :star:

I've been noticing that I haven't been able to colour well lately, so I decided to practice a little. And I came across this lovely lineart of a Chibi Ariel from *YamPuff. :3



Go give her some love too for sharing this adorable piece~ >U<

I really did like colouring this picture - it was a chance for me to try out other shading techniques which I've rarely attempted to use.

I've still got three other linearts I would like to finish, all with different styles.

This one was kind of a 'cell + gradient/airbrush' shading style. Sort of. :iconidontknowplz:

I have no idea what the others will be. :iconimsotiredplz:

Anyway, thank you for viewing! Comments, faves and critiques (obviously only on the colouring for this one :dummy:) appreciated!

Byeee~!

PS. I saved my picture in a JPG file this time. How does it look? Anything change? :?

~ Jen

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piccusia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this rays of light in the background looks so beautiful! very nice job ^^
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Nienri Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much~! I'm glad you think so~ ;w; (I wish I could remember how I coloured them though OTL)
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piccusia Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you welcome^^
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Nienri Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
>U<
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marikadaa Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so cute!
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Nienri Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~ :iconleeblushplz:
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VasiDgallery Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013
Lovely :iconlovesplatplz:
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Nienri Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you~ :la:
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haneiy Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
uwaaaaaaaaaaaa sooo pretty!
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Weeee thank chu Arisu-chan~ :iconaawplz:
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wh-wh.. what do you mean you didn't post my comment yesterday, deviantart? Oh well, at least it gives me the pleasure of looking at her again :3 hm well I said something like:

Waaah, she's so kawaii, onee-chan! I really like it! Ariel is so much prettier in your colouring than in disney's original ;) And do I spot the the texture that haneiy used? It does look good though, so that's fine by me. Makes me think that maybe I should do another mermaid and use the same texture, since it's worked so well for both of you, hehe c:
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, dA sure loves being a troll when it wants to. XD At least you didn't facepalm when you find out dA double posted a reply or comment. :facepalm:

Hehe, but thank you very much, Niji-chan~ :iconrubcheeksplz: Although Disney's was an animation, and a rather aged one at that. I'm happy you like it though~ :iconnewglomp: And, actually, no. :3 I used a different texture than haneiy, but since water textures are basically all alike, I get why you thought so. But go for it! Draw an adorable mermaid~ I want to see~! :iconiwantitplz:

Actually, now that I think about it, it was right after I saw haneiy's drawing that I wanted to look up mermaid stuffs. Alice.... -_-;; XD
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Did I double post? D: I don't think so, ehehe ^^"

Wow, that's an adorable hug! lemme try it :P :iconrubcheeksplz: waaahh~ you have the awesomest emotes you know, nee-chan?

Well still, its better than the picture books too! Oh, that's awkward, since it does look similar ._. maybe when I have time I'll draw one :P hahaha, influence!
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh no, I didn't mean you, I was referring to myself. :dummy:

Teehee, thanks~ >w< :iconglompbutt: But I have to give credit for the people who use them first. I sort of adopt them when they're that adorable. It helps that I have a source where I find a lot of them too. XD

Awkwardnesssssssssssssss (awkward ssssssss X3) Yaay~! (I understand about the time too. OTL) And yesh, very influence. Or influential, if you want to be grammatically correct. :meow:
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, hahaha XD

True, it's not like you created it yourself or anything... although that would be really awesome :nod: Aha, secret sources, onee-chan? Want to share them with me? :3

Yessssssssssssssssshhhhh awkward indeed, erhm. I really feel like drawing now. Nope, studying for language exam on sunday ;D
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hahaha! So you want to know, eh? Depends, what's the password? :meow: XD

Here you go! [link] I always go to this dA account when I want a quick and good pick of emoticons. >U< Some of the ones I use I pick up from comments I receive, but a lot comes from this place. Enjoy your mass of icons now~ :iconawesomefaceplz:

Studying. :iconotlplz: Good luck on the exam Niji-chan! >n< I wish the holidays would arrive sooner... I'm getting so tired of schoolwork. QAQ This year has been rough on pretty much everyone, at least those I know of.
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rainbownote Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Okay, my password is- oh look, you don't require a password~ :iconcameraglompplz: thank you, I will!

Thank you for your luck, because my studying did pay off! Now I will return to you your good luck so that you will do well too, onee-chan >w< Yeah, only a few weeks to go and exams are over, so we're not doing much at school anyway == Ah, that sucks. It's probably only going to get harder from here onwards, but good luck to you! You'll be able to withstand it, i'm sure!
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Nienri Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wee~ XD That's great! And ahh, thank you for the encouragement. QAQ I have three more assignments/tasks to finish before this week ends though... (Seriously, what is wrong with my school? WHYYY!!! TTATT) I just want to relax and draw... But of course that doesn't seem to be happening anytime before the end of school. Gosh. OTL
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mango-chan88 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Aw! Everyone's so cute! Lol at Sabastian xD
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The credit goes to the artist of the lineart for their cuteness~ I just coloured it. ^U^
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ZellyKat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
That is just too adorable. well done.
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! I'm glad you like it. ^U^
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KatieTheDragonRider Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
PRETTEI
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YAR
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KatieTheDragonRider Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
I LIEK IT~
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superchichili Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
This...this is the awesome of awesomes! 8OOOO I...I... I don't deserve to watch such awesomeness! *Hides for sake of honour*.

I love so much the way you colour~! If you did a tutorial, you will surely have over 9000 favourites~! >w<
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NUUUUU!! QAQ STOP HIDING FROM ME!!! :iconletmehugyouplz: :iconbrohugplz:

Thank you sooo much! :iconaawplz: Your compliments make me very happy! YOU are the awesome one here, to me~ :iconspazhugplz:

I'm more like the person who always looks for tutorials instead of making one, but I might give it a go in the future. :3
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superchichili Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
*HIDING, HIDING EVERYWHERE*
I don't believe you~! You're very talented, I don't think you're in need of tutorials any longer ;O You're now a zen of colouring *Bows*.
Anyways, just mentioning the tutorial because the way you colour is very detailed, and yet I have the feeling that it was a very simple process for you because you used nifty colouring tricks that many people would have never thought of! :O Oooooh, you trickster~!
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Nienri Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*HIDING EVERYWHERE. IMPRESSIVE*
Sorry about the supersupersuper late reply! QAQ)

... :iconletmehugyouplz: :iconspazhugplz: :iconsupertighthugplz: :huggle:

I'm no zen. OTL But thank you so much for your compliments. ;A;

Although, with the process, I'm not sure... I think instead of being detailed, it's an illusion of detail. Sure, I did focus a bit on the hair (really fun to colour actually XD), but the shading really is simple, like you thought. Just little pieces that build upon themselves which make them appear intricate. I guess they are a bit of a trick, lol! XDXD
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superchichili Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Ooooh...so all of this is an illusion...magic...a lie of reality. Well done, m'dear. It seems then you're learning from our shadow arts. You're becoming one of us--the dark ones... Ahahaha... >83 *Melts into the shadows, very proud that the darkness and the illusion of reality are slowly engulfing you into their charms...*

P.S.: Thanks for the fav of my peeeec~! x3
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Nienri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed~ =w= The darkness is a very... cool place. XD Where you can twist things and still have them sound like they're right... like the word 'suns' upside down is still 'suns'. *Brain goes off topic and starts to think about unicorns*

And you're welcome~ I was going to post a critique on it, but my laziness is too ughhhh. QAQ I'll get around to everything... eventually... OTL (Sorry for the late reply btw)
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superchichili Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
Nah, don't worry! As long as you remain on the dark side, everything's cool~! Still, hope your next drawing will be coloured as this one! Have you tried the Photoshop, by the way? I haven't used it (I'm still finding trustworthy tutorials), but I've heard it doubles the awesomeness in colourings.
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Nienri Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hehehe~! I will definitely stay on the dark side... I don't like direct sunlight anyway. :3

Don't worry - I'm working on my colouring skills, I think I'm getting back into rhythm. Still preferring lineart though. OTL

And Photoshop? Yes, I have worked with it before (at school though so I didn't have my tablet which made everything worse OTL), but the price is a bit too overwhelming. I'm not keen on pirating either, so yeahh. ^^; (But since it's so darn expensive I can see why people do!)
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Moonlight-Streak Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NO WAY! That's...incredible! If you don't show it to Ms. haxton tomorrow at school I WILL hunt you down.
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Teehee, PLEASE DON'T HURT ME! QAQ

But if I'm going to show something to her, I'd prefer it to be completely original. That way I don't have to dodge the comments about the actual art since it isn't mine. ^^;
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Moonlight-Streak Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure :D
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Flun Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
I REALLY liked how you coloured this one. I can see you're improving all the time <3
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay~! >U< I'm happy you like it! :la: (Because honestly it took me a few tries to decide what style I was actually going to use. ;_; )

And really? Thanks! ;A; :iconletmehugyouplz:
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Star-Crossed-Voyager Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
ARIEL~! You're so talented! :D <33
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Nienri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, thank you~ :iconrubcheeksplz: ;U;
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