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Kallen Nishiki - Code Geass by Minakichan Kallen Nishiki - Code Geass by Minakichan
Kouzuki Kallen Stadtfeld from Code Geass!

I've been hanging out with :iconjtlan: a bit too much recently. He's into mecha musume/mecha shoujo-- girls who are part mecha or have mecha attachments. Originally, I was really adverse to such a thing, but before I realized, I'd bought a Gundam Wing mecha girl poster which is now on my wall...

Anyhoo, Kallen is awesome and I love her. I really have an adoration for kickass, brash, tomboyish tsundere. Actually, I think I might like Lelouch better as a character, but I'll readily admit that Kallen is superior.

So! uh, yeah, this was all done in Illustrator. Or rather, the lineart was handdrawn and vectorized, but all the coloring is vector. I really like cel shading in vector--it's a lot faster and feels a lot cleaner. I feel like whenever I cel shade, I want to be a bit painterly, and vice versa, though.

But anyway, I like the way this turned out-- I like adding gradients to vector. I could have done more, added some shines and stuff, but it's already quite busy so I think it's better that I didn't. The background was actually an accident from playing around the Illustrator filters, but I really liked how it came out. AI filters are pretty cool.

Adobe Illustrator CS3
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:iconhistoryman14:
Historyman14 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Someone needs to do a story base off this.
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Minakichan Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YESSS I want to see that!
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Historyman14 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Yes. In this Code Geass world, Knightmares are Mobile suits/Exoskeletons. And it is a Lulu/Kallen.
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adi1625 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Her hand glows with an awesome power!
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:iconminakichan:
Minakichan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its burning grip tells her to DEFEAT BRITANNIA
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adi1625 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Take this!  Her love, her anger, and all of her sorrow!  SHINING FINGER!
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bankotsugreed Featured By Owner May 12, 2011
great pic
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:iconminakichan:
Minakichan Featured By Owner May 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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bankotsugreed Featured By Owner May 13, 2011
welcome and great pic
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Minakichan Featured By Owner May 13, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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