A couple of months ago when my old account was still alive I received a request for Sakuya Izayoi in the style of Banpai Akira. But because I was so busy I was never able to do so. But finally here it is, if you (the requestor) are still watching my videos I apologize for taking so long.
What is weird is that I have also had a great urge to draw Sakuya in this style. For those who do not know, Sakuya is one of my favorite Touhou characters and right now I believe that Banpai Akira is my favorite artist. So as you can imagine I was really looking forward and excited to create this drawing. What is interesting is that now that I have decided to take the time needed to create a great drawing is actually rather long. Before it used to only take about 40 minutes to 1 hour, but not it is taking from 2 to 3 hours. This drawing took me over 5 hours to create.
I believe that most of my time went away on the table which had a lot of colors and had to have a good shine to it. This was achieved with my secret weapon… the white color pencil. Just like the black gives my drawings a really good effect and sense of three dimensionality, my white also reflects light to give my drawings some more impact that jumps out of the pages. I seriously loved the way it turned out.
This drawing was done just like my Marisa drawing where I took a cosplayer to give me the posing and also a picture that showcased Banpai Akira’s style. If you have not seen that video you can see it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4biUjNxmPhs
And here are the links for the references.
The cosplayer: http://bianka.deviantart.com/art/TouhouCosplay-Sakuya-Izayoi-176956663
And of course for the original from Banpai Akira: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_leryji1Ih01qeqezm.png
Hope you enjoy it,
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