I know this is traditional art and it should be on my other account, however, it is Exie related, so it is staying on this account! >=] They are both called Exie and Elissia, however for the sake of the title this is how it's going to be! The first Exie is her first ever Fallen Princess outfit design, the one that was designed back in 2010. The second Exie is her new Fallen Princess outfit (although this outfit design has been through many different variations over the year, however this is the final design)
I like the short hair more simply because it's different (more people tend to do mid back/long hair) and the stripes in the first design. I like the necklace, corset, and skirt more in the second, along with the shoes and lace on the socks.
I adore both outfit designs, but I do think that the final design is more complex and interesting. I like the addition of more white into this design and I especially love her little lacy socks. Oh and I see her hair looks a bit more pink than usual, is this something permanent or just experimentation? Oh and no eye patch I see! Also, I see that Elissia's eye looks more golden brown than I have seen in previous art of her *goes to Fallen Princess ref's from this year*
This is traditional art so the colour does vary from my digital colouring of her XD since I have the perfect palettes in which I can choose my colour precisely. I have to make do with a blush-peach-naturallipstick combo of colours for Exie with traditional art.
Her eye patch is still around, it's just no longer in the Fallen princess design, since her outfit design is coherent with the story now. ^^
You are so observant! XD It pleases me greatly sunion.
Ahaha yes I understand, I was just noting that it looks lighter than previous traditional versions of her. Yes I did see that, I do have to say I like that her "main outfit" (I suppose) no longer includes an eye patch since eye patches are the new trend in characters.
I am very observant (one of my many talents!). I am glad it does please you Master
Ohh! The reason for that is that I had to use a pencil (A red) in order to shade it darker, since before I only had peach and blush to colour her hair with, since I got a skin set I have been using the natural lipstick to shade the darker parts, which yes does look lighter =O I tend not to do as much layering either atm (since it drains the markers like crazy LOL)
I completely agree with you @__@ When I made Exie, eye patches weren't nowhere near as common as they are now. Almost every character has an eye patch now XD Exie's design altered as I wanted it to be in fitting with the world they live in (I know some characters have stripey stuff but Exie's outfit is supposed to be created by her with things she had in her castle wardrobe.)
Oh that makes sense. Ah yes, and those Copics are so expensive (and I assume it would be even more expensive in the U.K.)
Hmm, well one of my character's does have an eye patch but it intertwines with her story due to her being blind in one eye (this is based off me going to the eye doctor and him telling me I was so lucky because with something with my eye I could've been born blind in one eye) Well stripes are just...stripes xD
Aye, it is very pricey, being like 4 pound for a simple copic ciao.
Exie's eye patch was much more important in her first design since she originally had an accident that left her blind in one eye, an accident that occured during her attempt to escape the castle. It was only when I refined the story and changed it from The Fallen Princess, to The Rebel Prince, that I decided Elissia's eye condition was just Heterochromia and the reason for her eyepatch in that is purely to hide her rare eye condition which would protect her identity as the princess.
Prismacolour scholars are pretty good => and I think they will benefit you. When I was just starting out with colouring pencils and I got the prismas it really encouraged me to improve at the time XD even if my colouring wasn't great on reflection, it made me feel like a boss having them.
I agree about copic markers being expensive, you'd think even the cheaper variety, ciao, would be cheap enough for amateur artists to afford D: