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Let Me Cool Down This Mug of Hot Cocoa by Zazpi Let Me Cool Down This Mug of Hot Cocoa by Zazpi
Freebie for Hoar @ Subeta

You take any old wander around DeviantART and you see everyone using SAI. So I decided to give SAI another go, since it's been rotting on my computer for a long time.

The result? Struggling with the brushes (very nice flow, though) and getting something done that would look identical to something I can do in Photoshop in less than half the time. Will definitely have to explore SAI some more.

4.5 hours
PaintTool SAI
Original character Shinya belongs to Hoar @ Subeta (~Wikipedia @ DeviantART)
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SpoCk-emon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015  Hobbyist
she is so pretty and cute ^^
lanamiyuki Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
So cute! ^^
EzhikLinn Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww, she's so cute!Pikachus nuzzles cheeks Love this pic sooo much!Pervy Blossom Heart Heart 
RoteGruetze Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Great Chibi! I just love the colouring - it's so clean and more realiastic. And I can't tell how much I like the hair - the placement of highlights and shading is so detailed and well made.. I also like your choice of colors, good work!
And I just took a look at your profile, you're just 19 (and younger than I am XD). Your skills are outstanding for your age! Do you want to be a professional some day?
illustica Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
CaptainMisuzu Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, she's so cute <3 Love her eyes and her hairs !
MJLee121 Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
very cute character, she looks so adorable
WizAdopts Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Looks amazing!
I love how you did the hair,keep up the great work! <3
Floupfloup Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Really cute pic and fantastic coloring^^
Good work
spoki0 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see 6 arrows in this image, they seems like the could almost be leftovers from sketch/guidelines?
Zazpi Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They're actually deliberately put in to act as another way of identifying the artist.
In case the person for whom I drew this didn't want my username to be so visible, I'd just remove the username layer and leave the arrows, to show that I am the artist of this chibi.
spoki0 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see, that's clever.
qweenofblackrose Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so AMAZING :heart:
Definetly in my favourites :D
mi-manjyu Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice color and design !
Wikipedia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
But yes, good luck with messing around with SAI! 8D
I've been using it for... oh cripes, exactly 4 years by now (!), yet I haven't really explored its full potential.
Wikipedia Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
So I just have to say THANK YOU for doing this for me!
I'm a bit under the weather right now, hence why I am not yet replying to your message on Subeta, but ksgsjgdj AAAAHHH damn, I can't believe you haven't used SAI that often! I mostly use SAI for my illustration to be honest, because of the very fluid flow (even when I use my touchpad, I find that the brushes flow nicely,) although I was struggling with it for the most part the first few times I used it. Still, I can't do design on SAI, so PS + Illustrator for that, har har 8D

So I just love the coffee mug you added as a touch I'm just s c REAM you drew Shinya amazingly and I can't thank you enough for this! Excuse me for being a tumblr right now, I'm just so delighted to see this ;___;
Zazpi Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the luck about SAI, haha.
Yes, let's vow to each take a few hours to sit down and actually interrogate the program :<

No problem; I do hope you feel better soon.
I've used SAI for like one sketch freebie last Morostide and I think that's it LOLOLOL That program is scary. Yes indeed! The flow of the brushes is what drew me back. Must say I don't actually know how Illustrator differs from Photoshop, haha. Research time.

Haha, thank you; I am glad you like it C:
VVanielle Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
AWWWW, soo cutie and kawaii!!! I love it, is really cute. I love the lips, hair and the cup of coffee.
AiKurushi Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kawaii :3
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