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Hello, Miss Stadtfeld by MelfinaCosplay Hello, Miss Stadtfeld by MelfinaCosplay
Kallen "Stadtfeld" from Code Geass ... her much weaker school-time persona, when she's not being a bamf on the giant robot battlefield.

This is the first actual piece (not including the chibis) that I sketched fully with my tablet in Photoshop. In other words, look ma, no pencil sketch! :D I doubt I'd be able to do it with a full-body shot, but I thought I'd try it with a head/bust shot.
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Animefanboy64 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Kallen looks soooooo pretty :D



ROW ROW FIGHT THE POWER!!!
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ChosenOfKagami Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010   General Artist
I very much enjoy the coloring, in this as well as the rest of your work. :)
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I've been trying to work on that lately.
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ArdentNinja Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think you've been improving steadily over the last year! This piece is definitely a very complete image, and I think that it definitely 'feels' right as far as styling as well as proportion and use of color and shadows ^.^
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, Chris! I'm glad to hear that, as I've been trying. I'm getting a lot more efficient with my tablet, for sure. ^.^ Thanks again, your comments are always very helpful and ones that I look forward to reading.
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ArdentNinja Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I will be sure to reply more often! Things have been insane at work lately, and my message backlog is over 300 now, mostly art XD
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw yeah, I know how that can be. :faint:
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Psycho333 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010
Awsome awsome work =D
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kimikow1 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Filmographer
awwwww, kallen looks sweet in this picture!! :D
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! That was very much what I was aiming for. :aww:
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kimikow1 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Filmographer
well u captured it rly well!!! :D it's strange though cuz she's not rly like that but in this it made me feel like that was her really personality!! :D
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captain-sam101 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
This is awesome, I hav'nt been on DA in a while, but im likin Kallen



CODE GEASS FOR THE WIN!!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student General Artist
Wow, those eyes are beautiful! :heart:
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! I really like shading eyes and was trying something sorta new with 'em.
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StarsOfCASSiOPEiA Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Student General Artist
They look great, hope you use that technique again! :D

Always welcome! :)
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Mattissimo Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010
oho! this was a pleasant surprise to see since kallen IS pretty awesome. i think if i had to chose a fav from code geass' overly abundant amount of female characters she'd be my fav. euphie and shirley would be close seconds.

but anyway, i love how this came out of course. you never fail to impress me with how vibrant and accurate your coloring job is! the hair and eyes in particular really stand out in this one and her pose is way cute. the glowing background, as if it's just sunrise at the academy, is a wonderfully done addition that sets the mood brilliantly.

and :wow: no sketch? you've levelled up in skillz!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, Matt! :D

Yeah, I'm an avid C.C. fangirl, but I realized I hadn't drawn Kallen before and wanted to give her some love as well. :aww: I loved how she sorta had a double life going on, what with juggling the Black Knights and school life. It was an interesting contrast to say the least! And I THOUGHT I recalled you saying she was your favorite!

I wasn't quite sure which direction I wanted to go in coloring-wise, so I kinda ended up with more solid shading, like how the chibis were. I'm glad it came out okay! I tried something a little different with the eyes, kinda inspired by that doujin artist we like so much. :o And I'm glad you like the background! I had seen the 'glowy-edged' thing done before and really liked it. :aww:

And I was really surprised, the sketching in photoshop came really easily! :o I'm kinda liking it better than pencil sketching, almost - it's less messy since I tend to erase a lot.
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Mattissimo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
kallen was kinda very much a super hero type hahah! the only thing i didn't like about her a whole lot was her almost blind and obsessive devotion to zero. although they did a good job of legitifying it really. i just don't like my tsundere characters being so openly submissive hahah!

and i DID notice the eyes for sure! :D i was going to say something but i think you've tried it before right? so i didn't want to be all "oh you're trying a new technique for eyes" and then you're all "baka! i've used this technique before!"

ok that wouldn't happen.

but still, again, awesome work karen. :clap:
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, you and your Tsundere characters. :giggle:

I have used a very similar eye style before (again, based on that doujin artist), but I did some things differently with this one, so I'm considering it a 'new style.' :XD: BAKA BAKA BAKA! You've been demoted from Tsundere-Matt to BAKA!Matt! :rofl: J/K, J/K.

:aww:
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Mattissimo Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
i have no idea why i'm always so infatuated with the tsundere girls in like...every anime. toradora and zero no tsukaima are the only exceptions i can htink of. ^^;

oh baka-matt! so very anime hahaha! :lmao:
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23-tiny-wishes Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2010  Student General Artist
EPIC!!! :la:
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:XD: Thanks again!
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DarkeAngel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010   General Artist
looking good for a no pencil piece...now if only my own tablet pieces were as half as good!!!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It takes some getting used to, for sure! Thanks a lot, Darke!
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Moonlightgale Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Looks really good! Great work. ^^
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!
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Moonlightgale Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010
you're welcome^^
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ParadiseKissTango Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow, great colors for this. I really like the shading of her hair ^^
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh thanks! I tend to put the most detail into hair, I guess I like shading it!
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ParadiseKissTango Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
the work you've done on her hair certainly shows, all the colors are very vibrant. As a side-note, I just wanna say that your cosplays are fricken A also and I really love looking at them.
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! *o* I'm really passionate about cosplay, so that makes me very happy to hear.
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ParadiseKissTango Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It really shows, the quality of your clothing and wigs shows that you have a lot of passion.
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foshizzel Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Awesome picture! great job!! <3 Kallen ^^ shes great!
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MelfinaCosplay Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! Yeah, I liked her a lot, too.
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foshizzel Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
Yep yep she is great! ;) and has red hair! a + xD
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derela Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Student Digital Artist
OH, i like code geass
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