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Oh man, Princess Tutu was such an underappreciated gem of a show. I need to rewatch it sometime <3
Wanted to try something smooth and dreamy so here I am really testing my patience again. You can't even see it well but the necklace drove me nuts. I feel sorry for the animators who had to put up with that ridiculously complex design for 26 episodes.

Photoshop 7, textures from cgtextures.com.
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nol-W Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Well done !!!
And I agree about the necklace, same for me when I worked on a fanart recently...
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Gender-Ninja Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
This is absolutely stunning! The pose and anatomy alone are amazing, but the details in Ahiru's face and the glow of the gems, the clog-work in the background and Mytho's soft face---it's just perfect! Amazing job!
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Kuro-Puppy Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Everything about this is magical and enchanting, those smooth brush strokes and how there's this faint, warm glow about Tutu. The reds from the necklace and heart shards really pop! The composition is so lovely, I'm suddenly reminded of how beautiful their interactions were with one another. ; 7 ; I should make it a habit to watch Tutu religiously once every year haha.
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DarkLordZafiel Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I was also caught off-gaurd by how good Princess Tutu turned out to be, it is a great series about love and the power of free will. I continue to watch it at least once a year usually around the holidays. I feel that this is a great interpretation of the first half of the series and both characters are expressed beautifully.
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KiroAlbarn Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012
Beautoful... !
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Chips13 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
This is a very rare good Tutu fanart. Well done! :icongreatjobplz:
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Kazemizu Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2012
Your art has been featured on our Awesome Alt Art blog! You can check it out at: [link]

All the best!
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:iconmaaria:
maaria Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
Oh hey! Thanks for featuring me!
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CitrusCactus Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012
Oh wow. I love everything about this! <3
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YuY-Yu Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
She's too cute!
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Random-Nessie Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011
What a fantastic Tutu! Everything--her pose, the lighting, her expression--they're all wonderful! The heart shards and Mytho in the background are great, too. Fabulous job! :D
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maaria Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011
thanks! C:
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TheElectricMonk Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
I love Princess Tutu! You did it justice!
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CoffeeKarena Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
So true...at first I didn't think I like the show...but once I got to the second episode I was hooked. I love how you made her look by the way. Loving the colors.
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Frills-Of-Justice Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Stunning!
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narakubeloved Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This image is absolutely incredible. I'll have to check out the show it's based on.

What gives *me* chills about it is how the concept of it matches the novel I finished writing last month. My heroine is a ballerina and my hero has a part of his soul that has been locked away.

When I saw your image, to *me* it looked like she is dancing and the part of him that he's unaware of -- the part she met when she had a near death experience and went to the underworld -- is secretly watching her.

Anyway, back to reality: Gorgeous artwork. Love it :D
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maaria Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
Thanks! I'm glad you like the art and judging by the description you should definitely see Princess Tutu! It's a surprisingly intelligent story centering around fairytales, fate and all sorts of meta-trickery.
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skytabula Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very nice! Good idea of making the background look sorta flat so that she could "pop" out more. The pink frills of her tutu look especially good (so does the necklace). I love the more realistic look too.
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maaria Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
thank you!
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Echo-Cafe Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I like the close up of Mytho in the background :)
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LittleAlienGirl Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd say you definitely accomplished the smooth and dreamy feel you were going for. The colors and the way you applied them work wonderfully to get that across.
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werewolfsfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2011
Here via QualityFanArt. Exquisite!
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Artemis-Fowl-Geek Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
This is so beautiful. Princess Tutu is my favourite anime, and it really is underappreciated, and so anyone who does fan art this amazing wins my approval instantly :D Well done, really.
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maaria Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, it deserves fanart not only because it's good but the art style is brilliant too :>
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Artemis-Fowl-Geek Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
That's very true :)
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smokygouda Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010
I love this series there and back again, but have also...only seen it once. Gotta fix that. Anyway, what can I say, this is gorgeous. The lighting and tones and composition are all wonderful, and I love your style, and the way you managed to represent so many parts of the show really well in one picture. And great job with the necklace; it IS really complex.
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maaria Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
Thank you! Yes, an excellent series and I should rewatch it too sometime <3
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TablierMotoki Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Mmm, what a nice drawing! Very soft! The atmosphere of the anime well appears here! Congratulations for the effects with the tutu! Great job!
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maaria Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
Thanks! The softness was a real challenge so I'm glad you appreciate it.
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TablierMotoki Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
And fanarts of Tutu are not numerous and not as beautiful as yours so it worths more for that! Congratulations again!
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NuttyNuti Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ihana! Ostin tämän printtinä kun olit (tai kaverisi oli?) Desuconissa myymässä näitä! Rakastuin tähän ensi silmäyksellä, ja olihan mokoma pakko ostaa seinälle kämppää kaunistamaan! :3 Fantastista!
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maaria Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010
Jees, hienoa! Kaveri tuurasi välillä etten osaa sanoa kenen kanssa asioit. Meitsillä oli kuitenkin pitkä ruskea tukka ja silmälasit. Mutta paljon kiitoksia printin ostosta! :3
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NuttyNuti Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sitten kyseessä taisi olla kaverisi, hänellä taisi olla vaaleammat hiukset. Mutta kiitos, että teit sellaisen printin muiden ostettavaksi ja ihailtavaksi!
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tenko72 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Nice pose and nicely colored.
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czaren Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
She looks lovely ;w; :heart:;;
I like how you did her face, it's quite expressive!
The pose too, of course :love:;
GREAT JOBBB
Your coloring is amazing!
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maaria Featured By Owner May 1, 2010
Many thanks <3<3
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LaynaFeynreique Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2010
AMAZING!

and yeah! i totally agree with you. i seriously HATE the ending
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enchantma Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh my gosh...the colors and lighting in this make the whole piece so magical and gorgeous. this is pretty...i can't stop staring <333
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thecapturedspy Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Just beautiful! I love the pose and the colors are so pretty <3
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StrawberryPinwheel Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Oh yes, I so thought so too! Underappreciated. :D But this one is splendid! I love the softness of the tutu..
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Somatra101 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2010
haha, i used to watch that show. ^.^ aww. u make it seem so cute and NOT annoying. great job with the pose. she's beautiful.
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dnangel64 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009
indeed i agree, i've gotten several people to watch it whom have loved it but it never has been given proper credit, a great many people veiw it as a childrens cartoon.
the peice is grat. i love the claching warm and cool colors makes the peice stand out.
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Quasimanga Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Well, it is a children's cartoon, but it's also a freakin' fantastic show. That's the problem really, if something is targeted at kids, there's a negative stigma that it automatically acquires. Too bad.
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gladyfaith Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2009
Beautiful. :3 Your painting style really does the feeling of dreaminess~ ^^ Your attention to detail is great!
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Karayuu Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Ballet is a lot harder than it looks 0w0 but i love that anime. my sis thought i was weird because of it. :P
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storytellersdaughter Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
OMG OMG OMG!!!!!! :WORSHIPS: I LOVE YOU :love::hug::heart:
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Genemir Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2009
it was really lovely show..
and the plot line was thick!
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pseudoBread Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
OH dear goodness... your gallery is just full of wonderful pieces... :OMG:
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pocket-picasso Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
I barely know the anime, only seen little bits of it, but I have to :+fav: it because looking at it makes me wanna wear her rediculously complex design :D
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PREQUAL-the2nd Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Oh my god, yes! This show needs so much more awesome fan art like this.
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