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Oiran by Mello-L Oiran by Mello-L
This drawing was surely the most interesting illustration I've worked so far.
It was also the first time I've made a decent background.

Since I started to study japanese culture and history, I've wanted to draw a Oiran. For those who don't know, Oiran was the name given to the High-class Courtesans in Yoshiwara (Especially during Edo Period). They're also known for the colorful and elaborated outfits, especially the hairstyles.

Materials used: Paint tool Sai
Inspiration: Sakuramitsutsuki - SPYAIR [youtu.be/ZRntURxcjYg]
                   Gamble - Shiina Ringo [youtu.be/-pvjsK02lco]

I hope you liked it!
Comments are appreciated! ♥


Edit: This illustration is on sale on Displate: displate.com/displate/30156/

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:iconkcristakuchan:
KCrisTAKUchan Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I like it!
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student
Thank you ;w; ♥
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:iconourhands:
OurHands Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! Yeah, the background's pretty decent :D
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2014  Student
Thank you (//^//) ♥
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:iconmizuyukiiro:
MizuYuKiiro Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Speechless by the details!! Emoji 27 Emoji 27
Really really great job you did there, Mello!! :icongreatjobplz:
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student
Thank you Mizu ;^;
I'm really happy for knowing that you liked it ♥♥
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:iconmizuyukiiro:
MizuYuKiiro Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You're very welcome, Mello!! Froggy Emoji-22 (Hug) [V1] 
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2014  Student
:tighthug: ♥♥♥
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:iconwinterontherooftop:
WinterOnTheRooftop Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you did the background and her costume!
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Student
Thank you (。・ω・。)ノ♡
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:iconguardianofheavens:
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Como sempre um belíssimo trabalho, adoro as cores e o character design :aww: , amo os padrões do Kimono, delicados e ao mesmo tempo chamativos :aww: :clap:
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student
Muito Obrigada :DD
Fico feliz por gostares do meu trabalho, e acima de tudo, teres dado a tua opinião acerca do mesmo. ^^
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:iconguardianofheavens:
GuardianOfHeavens Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
De nada ^^

É sempre bom ver os teus trabalhos, adoro o traço que usas :aww:
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Student
Obrigada ^-^ fico feliz por saber isso <3
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:iconveruxka009:
Veruxka009 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Professional General Artist
So beautiful and detailed!!!!
:hug:
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
Thank you :hug: ♥♥
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:icons10nn4ch:
S10NN4CH Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
........just...... wow. It's amazing.
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
Thank you *^*
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:icontf-wizard:
TF-Wizard Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014
The details on the costume are gorgeous!
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
Thank you ♥♥♥
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:icontf-wizard:
TF-Wizard Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
No problem. Thanks for the art. Glad to see some more traditional Japanese stuff out there.
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
:33 you're welcome! ♥
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:iconartatdeviant:
ArtAtDeviant Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The textures are gorgeous. I think I spend a minute staring at the different patterns of the oshin's costume. I am swooping over to look at your other stuff :)

ART
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
Thank you ;U;
I'm glad you liked my artwork ♥
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:icontsubakikoneko:
TsubakiKoneko Featured By Owner Edited Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!! :)
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Student
Thank you ♥
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:icontsubakikoneko:
TsubakiKoneko Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Np (•̪┌┐•̪)
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:iconmello-l:
Mello-L Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014  Student
(//∇//)
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