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MDE round 1 by BlackfyreValyrian MDE round 1 by BlackfyreValyrian
EDIT 2: After some CC I reshaded her skin, fixed her makeup, made her portrait hair a little longer, fixed her swim suit, fixed the Union Jack symbol, added a necklace (that's supposed to be an English crown dangling from it), fixed her sunglasses and fixed her font!

Many thanks to Shix, Parker/Zapatones, Holly, Cait, Batty, Keke, my brain twin and Phoe so far for all the CC ;u ; <33333

EDIT: the whites in her eyes and the flag on her top. I don't know how to fix the sunglasses :C

Holy mother of God. I've worked so long on this I can't even.

Okay so I still need critique on this so I can send it in since I have some time. On everything. Nitpick away! I've AA'd, redone the full body's eyes, taken out a background (that y'all didn't see you don't need to worry about anyway) changed the font twice, redone the handbag like a thousand times (no one saw that though) and blahblah either way she's still not done so CC ME.
I actually have all the progress somewhere >>;; at least I think. And since people keep asking me how I do stuff I can go see what I can salvage and make a In-Progress sheet of this. u.u;
I talk a lot.

This is Aly genderbent for MDE 2013. Obviously this is very AU because she isn't scarred and she'd never wear sleeveless stuff but I didn't want to make my first entry drab and crappy so I left her shirtless and let her grow out her undercut. I'd prefer if you only doll her this way if you have my permission |: this was a unique circumstance.
Soooooooooooooooooo C: that's it. Both bases are ~TheHWord
MDE is run by Debb this year.
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Aristanova Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that outfit <3 I'd wear it in a heartbeat.
The dress is gorgeous and I love the pattern on her tights. Emoji04 
Those boots are to die for! 

Excellent job! 
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Hehehe boots are my favorite thing to doll actually XD I'm glad you like them! ♥ 
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Hey! This piece got featured in the Epic Shoe Doll Feature - [link]

Thanks for making Epic ^^
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
Wow Fiona that's so sweet of you! ♥ Thank you for including me :huggle: There's so many wonderful artists on there I'm flattered (: 
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FionaCreates Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I could easily have included all the shoes from MDE rd1 this year! XD But I decided just to pick my fav boots, and how could Inot pick the fluffy lacy monster boots! XD
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RotRubin Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I AM LOVIN' THOSE BOOTS AHHH ;W; They're so pretty!

And the patterns and just ahhh she's so pretty ;u;
Cutie pie <3333
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cirrus-sky Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
I'd like to echo the comments others have made on her outfit. The dress is beautiful, as is its shading; the pattern doesn't detract from it at all, which isn't that easy to pull off. That's a cute skull on her bag, too; I just noticed it now, actually.

You've anti-aliased the borders of the doll, but not inside the doll. Her eyes currently look very harsh; this can be helped by anti-aliasing inside and around them. Eye shadow fades into the skin at the edges, so you can use a colour (or colours) halfway between the bronze colour of her eye shadow and the colour of her skin to smooth her eyelids out. Add some greyish colours between the whites of eyes and her eyelashes; this will make her eyes look rounder (right now it looks kind of rectangular).

I also suggest making the lightest colour of whites of her eyes actually white (or a very light grey), instead of the off-white colour you have now. Use some desaturated hues for the darker colours. The things I've stated previously in this paragraph also apply to her teeth. (Insert bad and untrue joke about British people having poor teeth... *sigh*)

Her hair has a lovely texture, but it's too flat. It doesn't curve around her head. I'm mostly talking about the portrait, here. Add shadows at the roots and behind her ears, highlights between those areas. You might need more than four shades for this, however. Another thing I noticed while examining her hair is that there's an extra highlight colour in the fullbody doll that isn't present in the portrait, which contributes to the fullbody's hair looking lighter than the portrait's.

Also, you might want to add some freckles to the fullbody's arms to match the portrait.

I don't know if you mind having other people drawing on your WIPs, but if I'm given permission then I can illustrate some of my points. If you're a visual learner, then that might help more than descriptions.
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013
Oh wow thank you :3 <3 this was the kind of CC I've been wanting! You are certainly welcome to redline if you'd like and link it to me, I am a visual learner so sometimes seeing what people mean helps me more than reading it although I do gather what you're saying without it, it may help ;D I actually just sent her in yesterday *so sad now* but I'll make sure to keep an eye out about what you said and make an even better second round ! After all CC helps improve always not just in one round of a pageant xD
Thanks again C:
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Strawberry-Bamboo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wows, I have to say I want that dolls outfit... And swimsuit! Youve done a really good job including with the critique though I didn't see the previous version, I'm very impressed. It's detailed on such a small scale! Well done :D!
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Wow thank you so much!! <3 The previous version is here actually if you want to look xD I thought I included it in my description but I don't think I did oops! XD
I really appreciate that thank you ;u;
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Strawberry-Bamboo Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
That's a big change from the original and have to say you did a good job doing so :3, makes me want to have that Union Jack flag swimsuit!
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Aww thank you <3 I'm glad I showed improvement! And I want it too ehehe even though it'd be slightly awkward being a guy and all xD maybe they make swim trunks!
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cirrus-sky Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
Haha, I think they make Union Jack versions of everything... while I was looking for boot-inspiration for my entries I happened upon a pair of Union Jack boots.
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Strawberry-Bamboo Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
Lol, Union Jack swimming trunks would be awesome though probably impossible to pull off in a portrait. Would make a cool doll though with some shades and some sort of rockfella-like hairstyle!
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porcelian-doll Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg! That fullbody dress is amazing! And that handbag is so cute. <3 And her boots. Just everything I love everything! Wonderful job! :love:
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
Awww thank you so much dear C: <3
I'm glad I did well with her outfit! I combined a lot of references into one ehehe
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porcelian-doll Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are very welcome! :3
The outfit is awesome and all the structured pieces of the dress are so cool. I can imagine it was tough getting them right.
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
XD it was rather interesting. I made a lot of different sketches for the dress and I ended up restructuring it three times and actually playing with the colors a lot before I decided on this one XD fun fact, the patter color was actually a mistake but I ended up loving it so much I kept it ehehe
<33 thank you again
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porcelian-doll Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine, I've always wanted to try a structured dress but I was worried I would go overboard. I love how yours is a good balance. And really? That is funny but you just never know how something great will turn out until you see it and those colors work great together.
:hug: You are very welcome. <3
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MissRoxieGraves Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Aaaah she's gorgeous! I lovelovelove the shading on the dress and the tights and the boots are so sexy! My only nitpick would be on the portrait doll, the flag looks kind of crooked? Or a bit out of place, maybe? It looks too flat and straight and I think maybe you could move it a few pixels to the left. The sunglasses also look a bit flat, like maybe they should stick out away from her face a bit, even with her hair falling on there. Also I'd make the whites in her eyes on the full body doll whiter. BUT THE REST IS SO PRETTY I'm happy you got the UK and made it look so good!
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IridescentStardust Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooooh <3 You know my thoughts on it <3 Though I see you changed the eyes a bit ;u; For some CC, it looks like you shaded the whites of her eyes with some of the skin color? It looks a little strange tinted pink like that. Usually a greyblue tint to the whites of eyes work for me ;u; The under-eye eyeliner is a tiny bit distracting? Just because it's pure black. I'm thinking if it was black on the outsides and faded to a dark brown, that might kinda smooth it out a little?

Lovin the eyebrows, and the straps to the bikini ;u; The AA'ing looks great :heart:

The only other thing I even happened to notice is that the bag's strap is dangling, though it'd fold at some point, like if you imagine a ribbon. I'm doing a terrible job of explaining, so hopefully the straps in these pictures will get my thoughts across x_x;
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afgewkagf but anyways. She is looking so freakishly lovely ;_; That dress is incredible. I love how soft the skin looks, the AA'ing on everything really popped it out ;_; Awesome and interesting design without being too cluttered, and there's definitely a lot of personality to it <3!
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Riksie-Dixie Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Even though this isn't done, it looks awesome!

I would, however, like to point out the pattern. To me, the left part of the red cross should be folded over the breast. If I were to look at it straight, then I can imagine the cross being a little askew. Then again, this is just me. ^^; I'm horrible with patterns myself, especially in a position like that, so I shouldn't judge.
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BlackfyreValyrian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
Thank you! <3 I was wondering if it was my imagination because I thought it was off too xD Any CC is welcome regardless so I'm just happy you offered some. I'll see if I can fix it since several people mentioned that now ahaha
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