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Lighter than Air by nillia Lighter than Air by nillia
Art style inspired by ukiyo-e and K-on and Art Nouveau! Faboo paper texture from [link]

About once or twice a year, I get back into Gaia for a span of a few weeks. I play with my avatar, do art, and all that. This could be a good character design, perhaps...

This is my current avatar, done in part to advertise for $ commissions and an upcoming art auction on gaia.

For RL money, what would you guys pay for something like this?
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:iconbritt315:
Britt315 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Professional
Beautiful colors on this! I love her expression and pose! Great work!:D
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TheSilverBells Featured By Owner May 30, 2011
Art Nouveau is the best. @_@ ALPHONSE MUCHA <3333

I could tell it was influenced by his work from the start. (:

Great foreshortening!
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rookiez-cookiez Featured By Owner May 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thats real cute! love her outfit and the way you drew her body!
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kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
This is beautiful!
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StrawberryCupcakez Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
depends on the size. If it was like the size of a movie poster I'd pary aroun 50 to 60.
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Aetheru Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I love your strokes- the winged heart and the (I see now) Gaia- influenced stuff could be done without.
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Aetheru Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
No idea what this is, but this is beautiful.
A fave!
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:iconxinuyasha-doujinshix:
for RL money i'd pay 50 DOLLARS!!!!! acfually probably 30.... NO NO NOP 50 ..... -_-

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ITS SO BEAUTIFUL!L!L!!!! :D :D D: D
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:iconanimepinkpandaharuka:
Very beautiful. :heart:
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bag-of-Bones Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
omg this amazing!! :wow: it's beautiful, the colors, the lines, the lightness of it, the fading green to white background. Beautiful!
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mushi6618 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm surprised this isn't a DD yet.
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AmandaCheco Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2010  Student Artist
wow that sooo good!
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Deity-of-Ice Featured By Owner May 25, 2010
OMG I LOVE THIS GAIA AVATAR ART!!!!
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mizzyvon Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
What program did you use to draw this with? :O

I'd say 20 euro's is good price. :)
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nillia Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks!
I used photoshop.
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i-am-the-BADWOLF Featured By Owner May 5, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow that looks amazing
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SarahLaDuchesse Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I recognized this as a Gaia avatar right away! My username is SarahLaDuchesse -- but that's not important. What's important is the soft tones and textures in this drawing, and the adorable lineart doing justice to Gaia's style. But Gaia isn't doing justice to YOUR style, if you know what I mean :D
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Nighten-Gail Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is gorgeous!!! :heart:
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ayeshoo123 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2010  Student General Artist
So pretty :)
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MacabreScion Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010
Waah, such flighty, windswept lines. Perfectly suited for the style and textures~
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EmotionlessBlue Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she's gorgeous~ I love the outfit and hair owo <33
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maralane Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
wow, i love these colors. and the texture is great! (:
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MinakoRai Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
I agree about the possible character design. She would do wonders in a Comic, or possibly an Animation film.

What medium did you use? It almost looks like watercolor, but I'm still a bit sketchy on recognizing color medium.

And in all honesty (if I had the money) I would pay 125$-150$ for this piece. If I knew the medium, the price could possibly go higher, but the lowest price would be 125$.
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TualaLady Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2010
She's very pretty and her face is so cute! Love the colors and outfit^^
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BrushBell Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
I tried selling avatars for IRL money on gaia and the admins were all over me in 15 minutes. it's against the rules : (
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nillia Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
I didn't mean for gaia art. I meant, for pictures in this art style. ^^
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BrushBell Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
oooh I gotcha : D
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:iconkohaku-dono:
kohaku-dono Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009
She is so pretty. <3
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tenko72 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty! Nice pose and color scheme. I like how her hair flows too.
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GoldenBauble Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2009
Beautiful!
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JadineR Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
I love the colors and the lines :heart:
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shylittleunicorn Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
Very pretty~ I like the pastel colors!
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TamokoSanjii Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
This is very gorgeous. I love the simplicity and delicacy of the line quality... and the colors are so soft and translucent, but rightly so. Overall, I really, really like this.
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Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2009
I can describe this art style in one word:

Refreshing.

It's like a breeze on my skin. No seriously. That was my first impression when I full viewed this. I like it.
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Kikyounokanashii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Depending on the size between $15-$30
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goldenheartaly Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
ooo pretty.
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poojuice Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2009
This is on so many different levels of awesome. O8
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uliram Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Realistically I'd pay $30.00 for it.
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BronzePhoenix Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
What a beautiful picture! The design is so lovely!

For a nice print of this, I imagine it'd sell for about $12-15. But, if this were a commissioned image, something like this typically goes for $30-40, doesn't it??? I was surprised when people said $10-15, that's print price, not commission price!!!

If you're looking to start doing commissions, be sure and find artists of a similar talent level and see what their rates are. If you ask what people want to pay, they'll give you a really low estimate! So I advise doing your research, because your art is phenomenal and deserves a good price! :)
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IsisConstantine Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
very lovely and cute pic! :D
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YSLiao Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Nice design though, I wish the white swirls by her feet would be more obvious (whiter) because I didn't notice it first, and for what this is titled, that should be a pretty important element in this image. :twocents:
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YSLiao Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
It's better to set a price and see how it actually sell than ask people what they *would* pay for. Go downtown and check out what prices prints, cards, and bookmarks are selling at Utrecht, Strand, BN, Borders, Da Vinci etc. Or ask friends working at those stores. Good luck.
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Queen-of-Crisis Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Beautiful, Simply :heart:
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X-Academy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That's really cute, and really beautiful! I love it!!! :D
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shenki Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like it. C: Great job. And I'd probably say around 20 dollars. C:
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UnseenVision Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Very nice work!
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Necaraphiliac Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I'd say about 25.
What top is that though? I don't remember seeing it before.
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CaptinADaWeirdOnes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
Yay, you posted it on DA~
I'd pay $25 or so for art like this if i had that kind of money to spend on art. If you wanted to make it cheaper to get more commissions, $15 minimum.
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TheAlmightyMexican Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2009
since im broke, id rather not buy
but if i actually had money
maybe $30+
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