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Shiina Ringo by Kuromi-Ori Shiina Ringo by Kuromi-Ori
The portrait was inspired by her Heisei Fuuzoku album* and of Art Deco. Her predisposition with jazz arrangements, bob cut style and devil-may-care attitude somehow reminds me of the flapper girls of the Roaring 1920s era.

I've been meaning to make a Ringo portrait for the longest time; after a month or so working on this piece, I am finally happy how it turned out. Hope I did her justice ^^ I made this into a wall paper pack that comes in different screen resolutions (including smartphone and ipad versions). Enjoy! :>

Oh, and I also need to credit the wonderful Mr. Robert Ardill for his water color toolset for Photoshop that I experimented with on this work (yep, the water color IS digital :>). Look up his tutorials on youtube: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=… (great stuff!)

*imho, one of her finest work.
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cullyferg2010 Featured By Owner May 13, 2017
As a flapper she would be smoking a cigarette in a long holder.  But her enjoying a kiseru in a Japanese setting is far more appropriate~
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DTakai Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013
Nice image :D
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Kuromi-Ori Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you. Shiina Ringo is really a great artist! She's very inspiring to draw ^^
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DTakai Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013
You're welcome :)
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mirisu92 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
There were actually Japanese flappers in the 1920s as well. Look it up:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_g…
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Kuromi-Ori Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks for the link, I haven't seen it before. It's interesting to get a glimpse of how women in those days lived and the challenges they go through. I also happened to read the wikipedia entry about the novel "Naomi" ~seems very intriguing for a 1920s novel.
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INNXX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Just beautiful..gorgeous....the inscrutable look..'20s feel...OMG   Featured here  www.ultimateeditionoz.com/foru… Thank you for your beautiful work :)
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Kuromi-Ori Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2013   Digital Artist
thanks for the feature INNX! ^^ 
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Kuromi-Ori Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Digital Artist
Thanks earthy-rah! I was indeed going for a vintage look with this piece (I also blame Great Gatsby for my current art deco musings). Well, chameleon-like Shiina can definitely blend in any era.
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earthy-rah Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2013   Writer
This is such gorgeous work. I adore the expression on her face and the vintage feel the piece has. (:
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