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Anime North - Momiji 2011 by katsu Anime North - Momiji 2011 by katsu
Literally ... the 11th hour. Hopefully, they get it in time for it to qualify.



So, for some reason while taking a bath I randomly felt
like entering the design contest again! It's that simple.

I think I've just been having some bad luck lately
and wanted to challenge myself and do something fun.
At the same time, I had wanted to do an "actual" art
nouveau piece and so blending the two ideas lead us here.




I didn't go overly in your face Canada on this one as I
usually do or as people usually do, though her bouquet
is made of trilliums, the background is intentionally Canadian,
and she's got a few maple leafs here and there because
I not only love maple trees and their leaves I'm also quite
fond of the idea that they represent our country. :3
Additionally, skirt is meant to and hopefully looks like
waves of silver. I also incorporated the convention logo
into the moon, so overall I'm very happy with the balance
of things! I believe it's neither too much nor too little.

I hope you guys like it!

Thanks for all of your support. :3



Momiji 2011 Anime North.
Artwork 2011 Darby Burke.

Please Do Not Repost or Redistribute this image without express written permission from myself.
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:iconfishofglass:
fishofglass Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
good!
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Gigicom Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
I like all the details in this drawing
the leaves in her hair , the texture on her dress and all design are beautiful
:+fav:
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xlouisax Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is beautiful!
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank-you!
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tattooartistIGOR Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
guys like it!
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Haha! Good to know <3
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:iconcaruda:
Caruda Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Stupid me... now I see the groups where you've been featured.
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:iconcaruda:
Caruda Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011
Your work is so clean and detailed... Beautiful style, reminds me too much of Art Nouveau.
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank-you! I'm glad it does since (in the description) it mentions I was very specifically trying to evoke Art Nouveau. X3 Lawl, it's okay though, my descriptions are always super long and likely annoying to read. Thank you again for the support, I'm very glad you like it!
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Caruda Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
You are totally welcome. I like your descriptions, help us understand you more. :D
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Leyna-art Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such a pretty work, and gorgeous colours. I love the way the wind is blowing her hair and dress to get the art nouveau look.
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yes, using the wind to create that flow of lines was a -lot- of fun. I'm glad you like it, thank-you very much!
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NonieR Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Nice!

Sorry you've been having a bad time recently, and I hope things get better all around.
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks and thank-you I'm sure things will improve. X3
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Blue-Moon-Rabbit Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! I seriously hope you win! I keep meaning to enter as well, but I'm soooo lazyyyyyyy..
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katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! I hope I do, though I do have stiff competition. There are quite a few good pieces that are all deserving in my mind. I enter for the challenge and the fun of it. You could always enter next year! Just keep those reasons in mind and I'm sure you'll get through the lethargy. X3 Thanks again for the support! <3
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leinef Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful! I love the flowy elements. I'm such a fan of art nouveau and you did a great job drawing this! Each line is so elegant.
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I love drawing lines sometimes more than creating a final piece. X3 So, I'm very flattered that you enjoy the linework specifically. It means a lot! Thank-you!
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:iconleinef:
leinef Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are welcome! :) I know what you mean. For me, the sketch/lines look good until I mess it up with colors xD
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narcoticdream Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2011
her hair.. makes me... dreamy... *_*
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Drawing hair is one of my favourite things ever! So I'm very glad, thank-you!
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starinthegutter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011  Student Filmographer
This is amazing Kat- then again, all of your work is, but this stands out quite a bit. The emphasis you put on the lines and the weight of them work with the whole piece. I like that you painted the landscape in the background lightly so that the focal point remains on the subject. I hope you win! I hope I'm able to go to Anime North this year (depending if I can afford it) I'd love to get a print of this.
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katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Psh, you're making me go red. :3 I worked really hard on it, I really wanted to do some 'real' art nouveau, and I'm really glad for the response, but what makes it worthwhile are all the truly kind words from my friends. Anyhow, if it does go through, I'll see you there then! It'll be fun. <3
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starinthegutter Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Student Filmographer
Yeah I really wanna go to AN this year, I'll see if I can afford it since I'm on a tight budget because of school and no job >_< hoping to take commissions and get some extra cash flow though!
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Uberwulf Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
this looks absolutely delicious. the silverish, creamish cloth at the bottom just makes everything perfect for me. excellent work.
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
'Delicious' I love that! Thank-you, I'm flattered. :3
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NeriSiren Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
I love those silver waves, and the silver maple leaf in her hair (and the style of her hair, waving in the breeze)! Beautiful work!
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katsu Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank-you! The silver was a lot of fun to do, I was worried how it was going to work out in the overall colour scheme, but it seemed to mesh once all the components were in. Thanks again! I'm glad you like it. :3
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OrangeInuYasha Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
I've got to admit, I'm really impressed with this one :D Good luck! I hope you win! :)
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank-you! That is very kind of you to say, I truly appreciate it!
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ninjafaun Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Commenting here too. X3 I love the silver maple leaf in her hair so much! It is charming. X3
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I'm super flattered/happy you like it. It's a novel concept, huh? Hair accessories that aren't made of plastic!
I really had fun with the silver in this so I'm glad you like it and it turned out well. Thanks for all the kind words.
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
Nice work! I like the level of colour and use of patterns here--they are, of course, the hallmarks of your style, but what really stands out for this is how crisp the colours are on this--there's a slightly glossier feels than I have remembered your colour pics having before.

That and I learned what a "trillium" was so it's awesome and educational. :) Excellent work! Very well done!
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thank-you! I was going for a art nouveau palette here so while it may or may not be similar to my other work it was very purposefully chosen. You can see this especially with my previous entries for Anime North when I went for extremely bright colours. The glossiness may be my attempt at silk, silver, and gold textures, which I must say I had great fun doing! I do hope they came out alright and as always I'm very thrilled and pleased to read your comments and glad you learned of our Provincial flower. <3 <3
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Gunmetalblack Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
You're welcome! I can see the art nouveau influence in it, but there's plenty of "your" style in as well. I was very impressed with it, and I'm always glad to comment on your stuff!
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CaptainK-nuckles Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011
gorgeous gallery...ever be interested in collaborating on a comic
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:iconkatsu:
katsu Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I would if I had time, I barely have time to draw for myself let alone an extensive project like that, but I am glad you like my work and I wish you the best of luck with your comic! :3
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