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Kumi Ref sheet by Melmee Kumi Ref sheet by Melmee
Gaah about time I made one for Kumi! :eager:
Here is a ref sheet of my OC Kumiko, originally designed by ~milysnow (though she bears no resemblance to the original character anymore)
Her outfit was designed by the wonderful !Nimie :love: I am in love with this design, seriously

Some very gorgeous art of her: sta.sh/02dbkco84kif

Also, hope I didn't overdo the bg XDD

BTW- to any people in the future who might draw her (for coms and what not) don't be afraid to stray away from the colours, it doesn't have to be exact XD Do what you want, this is just a guideline for you <3

and last note, ORZ I'm sorry commissioners, especially *Kirana-chan I will be done with your coms asap! :eager:
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:iconhyiia:
HyIia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Student
she is so cute im :iconblushuplz:
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Melmee Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
hfjdklsaf;j you're cuter bby :iconkissingplz:
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heartzrainbow412 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so adorable!!!
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Melmee Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
Thank you so much! :iconasdfghplz:
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heartzrainbow412 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome!!!
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
so adorable! that outfit is amazing!
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Melmee Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
 aww thanks so much! :iconloveloveplz:
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tophxomi Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome!
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koyame Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Omgggg
She's so prettyyy ; w ; :heart: I love her!!
Her colours palette is perferrrct ! <333 May I draw her sometime? > //// < /
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Melmee Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
ee thank you so much!! :iconletmehugyouplz:
SASDJKFL;ASDF OMMGG you have no dea how much that means to me :icontearplz:
you are such an amazing artist, I'd be honoured if you wanted to!!
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koyame Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
nnnngh <33333 it's truuuue, she's beautiful ; w ;
wahh, would you like to do an art trade? <333
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Melmee Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
sasdjkfl; would I! :iconslashshine:
I'd love to! Though, it might take a while, since I can't draw right now, and I've also got several AT's left too :icontearplz:
But if you don't mind waiting, sure! What did you have in mind? C:
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koyame Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
No problem at aaaaall :iconsexyhorseplz:
I've been busey lately too, but I would love to have an art trade ; w ;

I don't know, what about chibies? <3 They're fun and easy to do, and yours are so cute x3
I would love if you could draw Yue or Liesel ; w ; the one that inspires you the most <3
I'll send you a note with their references x3
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Melmee Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Hn sure! Asdfgh thank youu :iconkissingplz: I'm glad you do like them <33
And I'm glad you say that, cause your chibis are also to die for :iconmahfeelzplz:
sure, all my character refs are on my page, but I will link you too~
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Myebi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your character is so cuuuute! <333333 >u< <33333
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Melmee Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
:iconcblushplz: aww thank you so much!!
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SketchyCharmander Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, she's just adorable~ X3
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:iconmelmee:
Melmee Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
aww thanks! :love:
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Solceress Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just love her design *___*
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Melmee Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
hnn thank you so much! :iconkissingplz:
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
She is really adorable, and there's a great level of detail in her outfit. Lovely work.
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Melmee Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
ohh thank you so much! :iconaawplz:
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My pleasure :) You have a lovely art style.
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Melmee Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
aww thanks again! :iconmahfeelzplz:
You're very sweet <3
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I prefer to be positive and encourage people. It gets better results.
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Melmee Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
d'aww <33
I was right, you're a very sweet person :iconslashshine:
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janus-006 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
:blush: Awww, thanks :)
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MissFlames Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the coloring and the outfit~
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Melmee Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thank youu <33
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MissFlames Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
you're welcomeC:
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silverblossoms Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Student
Waaaahhhh I love her outfit!! its so prettyyy!!! kdjklasfj :iconcannotevenplz:
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012
ikr?? *Nimire should become a fashion designer :iconblushplz:
thank you!! :iconaawplz:
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silverblossoms Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Student
uuhuu she should!

and your welcome mel :iconbrohugplz:
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Silver-moon123 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SO CUTEEEE<333
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012
Thank you! :iconslashshine:
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! She IS beautiful! This is gorgeous art of her, even if it is just a ref-sheet..... Beautiful hair and face!
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Thank you! I worked for a while on this, I'm glad that it is paying off! XD
I was considering not making it a reference sheet, since I used soft shading, which would make it harder for people to source colours.. hence the back vs XD
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
See, here is where my noob-ness shows: I am still unsure what soft shading means, and why that makes it hard to source colors--and what you mean about a back vs...sorry i am so dumb....:(
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
XD it's ok :iconsweethugplz:
Soft shading is more like what you'd see in rl (well.. real-er, anyways). Not hardly defined shadows and lighting, and uses gradation of tones. People like ~surlaluna [link] or *Kaze-Hime [link] soft shade :D
On the other hand, cell shading is harder and more bold in the shadows.. kinda like what *Mikeinel [link], or *Mikatsune [link] might draw, for instance. (most animes use cell shading too :la:)

Though actually, what I said before isn't totally correct. I think I've combined soft and cell shading to colour her front view picture, but on the right hand side (her back view) I've tried to use only cell shading. When I said sourcing the colour, I was thinking that if I, say, commission people in the future, and I give them this ref sheet to work off, then it'll be easier for them to pick colours from the right picture than it would be from the left, cos there are more colours involved on the left hand side.
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, OK! I see better now--cell shading is a little like a digital version of paint by number, I think--filling in prescribed areas with a solid color--am I totally on the wrong track? And of course, the little color dots would also help for color reference....(I keep thinking I should spell color as colour here on dA, and with you :XD:~~~~)
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
yeah XD
buut you wouldn't colour it like that. You'd probably layer it, liike lay down the base colour, and add a darker colour on top to shade, and a lighter one for highlights~
yes, that's also why I put those dots there, to make it easier to pick the colours :la:
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cddmanful Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, I keep forgetting layers--totally noob on digital art (I SOOO want to try it, but have no tablet or software, and no one yet to borrow one from :XD: )
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
X) Don't worry, I know you are more of a traditional artsy sorta person ^^
You could try an open source program (I think they're called?) like Gimp, or, you could even just use Paint to try pixelling, which is do-able with even a good mouse, you don't really need a tablet for it :)
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roeky Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student General Artist
asdfghjkl YUSSSS YOU POSTED HER NEW REF♥♥
Your colouring and shading has gotten to be so lovely, as is the way you draw faces and legs! *O*
I can't wait to draw Kumi~~
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
hehe IT WAS ABOUT TIME TOO :icontearplz:
thank you so much, you are too sweet :iconcblushplz:
and asdfjkl;jgh I can't wait to draw Cazzy again too!! :la:
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petite-petal Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaw she's so cute!
I UNDERSTAND HOW HER HAIR WORKS NOW! I love seeing you improve hehe.
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
Thank youu! :dummy:
yaayyy!! I drew it kinda ugly from the back though :'D
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LittleRueKitty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
So cute! I love the design of her outfit! She's adorable! :D
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Melmee Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
thank you, and ikr?? her design is amazing! :love:
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puromisu Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hnng so amazing, mel <3
teach me how to colour ;;;
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