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April 1, 2003
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Once Upon a Time in China by kaliko-rosa Once Upon a Time in China by kaliko-rosa
Once Upon a Time in China</u>

Type: Painting

Media/Tools: Watercolors, acrylics, gouache paints

Based on: Characters original -- not based on any other existing image. Background adapted from Mandarin calender.

Canvas: 14" x 17" watercolor paper

Date Created: Approx. February 4 2003

Anime: Fushigi Yuugi

Characters: The Suzaku Seishi: Mitsukake, Chichiri, Chiriko, Nuriko, Tasuki, Hotohori, Tamahome

My Comments:

*faint... ker-plonk*

By the time I've written this comment, it's already been quite a few months since I've painted this, but regardless, I can still remember how agonizingly LONG it took! This is my most recent painting, and the most intricate I've done so far. I had just finished watching the Fushigi Yuugi series not long before, and I decided for this to be my main tribute. I really liked the whole aspect of the Suzaku seishi, so that's what I really wanted this painting to focus on, while also incorporating some scenic elements for me to experiment with.

The characters probably took the longest to do, second only to the background. They were drawn based off of manga pictures and colours, to keep their hair colours more natural. The outfit I put them in is a random mixture of what I've seen based off of Watase Yuu's manga pictures. Although the Seiryu Seven are the ones who normally wear blue, and the Suzaku Seishi *should* be wearing red, I decided to change the colours because the red would fade into the background too easily. So those seven cuties are still Suzaku-patriots, don't worry ;)! I'm not too sure why Tamahome and Hotohori came out looking like such grump-fumps, I guess it's because Miaka isn't around, HA! XD (that was intentional, *GRIN* I don't really like her, X3)

The background itself took quite a while, but was really fun! I wanted to really give it that China-esque theme. The flowers at the front were kinda rushed, but by then I was practically sick of this art, X3 . Overall, I'm quite happy with it. But I can't say I like my scanning job, it got all blurry round the middle, XD. Hope you liked it and thanks for viewing!

Peace. Love. Anime.

Kaliko Rosa</i>

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anele8117s Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wooooowwwww!!! menudo tarbajo habrás tenido que hacer, te felicito!!!
kaliko-rosa Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
muchos gracias ^_^
HinataFanForever Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
I think that this is absolutly incredible! I don't know anyone else who could do this, and I can only imagen how much hard work went into this. Everything about was amazing and the backround was something else completly! I think this is fabulous, so thank you for posting. This is, by far, the best painting I have seen in years!
kaliko-rosa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Hi there,

Thanks for the kind words. It means a lot to me! I really do miss making art like this. I remember when I went to sell my art years ago, this one stayed on the wall on my display for sometime, and I was relieved thinking that I could keep it. But I ended up selling it for like 20 bucks or something, should have kept it instead T_T.
eyes2blues Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh wow... how intricate!!!! breath taking... this is really phenomenal! kudos!
kaliko-rosa Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
thanks! :D
ichigomomo Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thats pretty good :3
amyrus Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Excellent Original Art! Thanks for posting!
miakayuki1 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderfull! :heart:

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I love you Tamahome/ Taka.
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