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Ruby by dCTb Ruby by dCTb
Did an arttrade with :iconrobaato:!! He requsted I draw his character, Ruby [link] who was A LOT of fun to draw.

For me, he drew Annie Mei

Ruby =Robaato
All work done in GIMP
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jun-bo Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
verry beautiful
AnimeSpotlight Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2014  Hobbyist
Beautiful 😍
AntaresPyat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014
love this art!)
teabound Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2014
Wow. Sexy and tuff, Great pic!Heart 
la-ela Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
this is gorgeous! 
VincentFritsch Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah !
GLT1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Love the red heads.
bobell Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
beautiful drawing................I want those shoes...
Mac0ne Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This illustration is damn near perfect, in my opinion. Colours, pose, lines, and proportions. Well done man :)
DarkerEve Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012
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Mokichipa Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Omg... you give me faith in GIMP... do you have any tutorials?
Koogleblitz Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah, tutorials would be awesome!
Yodoll Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
goood body
VR85 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Nice work!
Chanel211 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This is gorgeous! You've pretty much broken my "Artists Block" and inspired me to do a few drawings today. So thank you :)
Kaedegirl Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your take on ruby :3 she's beautiful!
TFSakon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012
...Wow. Oh. ...Wow, just wow. I don't know what it is about you but it feels at times that you're drawing for me. It's almost surreal. This picture is insane, it's taken me this long to reply because I wanted to do it right

Analysis (More for me than as a criticism.)
The form of this picture is curiously complementary.
Her duality is fascinating. Revelling in my biparous observations, I find myself enchanted by her subtle naivety. The big beautiful eyes, the turned down chin, the cocked leg. Yet to my eye comes the strength in her pose. She holds herself tall, and her eyes stare stolidly, whilst clasping firmly to her bat. From this another aspect comes, that of strength. Her face, previously cute, borderline submissive, is simultaneously a challenge, a display of attitude, not cheek.
In fact both factors are emphasised by hair coloration and style. Fiery red hair and eyes would tend to infer an overt independence, yet it could be taken as an adorable contradiction only. Either way it is the very definition of lush. You've managed to make it seem thick yet realistic, as it cascades over her shoulders, resting there slightly, then down her back. The flick of her quiff being true to the vibrancy of the hair's colour.
Her adornments, suggest a less aristocratic or prim style. The torn, yet not unkempt clothing lends credence to a more independent style. Her gloves for example, fingerless, hark in my mind to a boxer's wraps.
Your lighting and colour style have always astounded my dC. You've always been able to keep a picture seeming soft, without forsaking detail and power in your works.
This is no exception. While the piece is certainly easy on the eyes, the metal still seems solid, which I attribute to your detail in the form of glare and reflections from them. As well as the contrast between reflections which accentuates the outer lines of each item. Particularly in this case the necklace, an invention of the original artist of course. It is highlighted almost imperceptible from the bottom right side and a little below the middle, whilst being framed with the metal that itself has an distinct highlight. This all serves to make the foremost sheen of a ruby red glare up at the top jump out at you. Still the sheer depth of the jewel should be mentioned, as it is very well done. Yet, if you'll excuse me for deviating from the premise of colour and light for a moment, the positioning of the picture means that it does not overly dominate. It is, in my opinion, subordinate to those eyes *phew*.
Back on track however here I must note the contrast between the natural colour (skin, eyes, hair) and adornment (attire, jewellery, objects). Her darker skin colour demands a complement that neither diminishes in tint, nor forces upon the observer too dark a colour. The background you've chosen does this very well the subtle whites and creams, leaning toward a great similarity with her skin, very well serves its purpose. Higher up the colder whites and greys are sufficiently passive in relation to the proximate colour, her hair. As is the blue, the very subtle blue that it leads into. A choice of colour that I feel was very good as too violent a blue would overly contrast with her hair and thus diminish her skin's claim to foreground. This would in turn make her eyes in fact too extrovert disparaging their more subtle effects, such as the eye-liner and the eyelashes.
Further down in the picture, I was unsure at first about your choice of colour, or lack thereof for the shoes she's wearing. I thought some sort of flare might have been in order even simply in the form of a subtle dark stripe flowing from the toecap. Yet upon observing the picture as a whole I feel that their subtlety does it good. Their form I must laud, for just as its colour's simplicity balances well with the rest of her attire, so the style is in perfect keeping. Furthermore I do enjoy their congruence with her pose.
Honestly I feel what astounds me so is not by any means the various aspects of this picture, but the superlative confluence in the face of complexity that quite literally, and quite deservedly, took my breath away. Even now when I gaze upon it I find my spirit soars to see such a work of art as this, and that even after so detailed an examination I could write more, simply that I might validate my dwelling upon this piece. You've truly outdone yourself this time.
An awestruck man.

P.S. Sorry for the Long post
Yume-Rie Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Great colors you've used! I love how you rendered her hair, so delish.
Niika-San Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
very nice!!
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous coloring!
Zero2G Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great work.
Willborg Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2012  Student Digital Artist
oooglee Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Love her hair color it reminds me of raspberries or something.
dCTb Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yea its really red and "delicious" looking lol
thanks for the comment
oooglee Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
No problem lol
IceDragonBlue Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
I see someone stole the Eye of Thundara from Lion-O XD
xXxDarkSunsetxXx Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
It's so amazing *^*
GilPires Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Thumbs UP!! Beautiful!!
Cenaris Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work.
pinkboots Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
cool character design and awesome colors!
Titan303 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Skye-Fate Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing as always, I love her muscled look in this piece! :heart:
Killbot23 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student General Artist
yorunaka Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really pretty. I do love how you work with colors - especially on the hair and skin *A*
kuri-hime Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
this is great! I really love the colours and the background, you always do such a great job on those!
well done :heart:
rafaytausif Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
i love red!
Vice-Record Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Graphics-PP Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Nice! I like how both characters turned out to be similar builds in each other's styles lol.
dCTb Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yea, I sorta feel like I took on robaato's style after staring at all his pics for so long haha
thanks for commenting!
ChuruyaSensei Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Writer
I love her eyebrows lol!
mrRishi Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this piece..
I love the choice of colors and I think it's shaded so well, especially the hair shading
EbolaBears Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
She looks a little like Jessica Chobot.

Nice work
Elissanne Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Ruby Red Hawt!!!
Amrock Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
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