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Yuko Oshima (13 - 23 February 2014) by WinstonSGC Yuko Oshima (13 - 23 February 2014) by WinstonSGC
This is Yuko Oshima (大島 優子) of the Japanese all-girl band AKB48. Oshima is a very popular singer of the group; she has placed in the top 2 in the past 5 AKB48 general elections. 

Credits to my friend BrendanPark for showing me the original reference photo (and for inspiring me to draw Japanese singers)!

I've been wanting to draw her for a long while but it was difficult finding a suitable reference photo. In fact, this is my 4th time drawing her, and I reckon it's the first time my portrait of her actually turned out decent. 

Considering that I spent easily 30 hours on the past 3 failed attempts, and this came after another 3 failed attempts of Korean actress Park Shin-Hye, I must say I'm REALLY glad to complete this one! :) (Smile)

It took me 34 hours of painstaking effort over 10 days, and I have to admit this drawing was a rigorous test of my current standard. The cloth, hair and skin shades were especially hard, so I would certainly appreciate it if anyone could provide me with feedback. 

Lastly, I would like to show my appreciation to the following deviantART members/ friends whom I have contacted for inspiration, feedback or both:

BrendanPark
AnarchyWulf
jjkiefer
Paul-Shanghai
KLsadako
ChrisWoottonArt
AdamR83
JamesF63
ekota21
StephenAinsworth
scratch12
n00brevolution
Hong-Yu
AmBr0
Joanna-Vu
Ashraf Malique (Facebook)
Ivan Hoo (Facebook)
Franco Clun
These artists are all way better than me and I'll just like to show my appreciation with a little gesture. :P (Lick) Surely there are many more artists who have provided me with inspiration/tips, such on my skin shades, dimensions and such. Thanks! All in all, I wouldn't say this piece is great, but I sure am ecstatic to finish it and upload it here!!! :D (Big Grin)
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Pencilpastel Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful work!
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WinstonSGC Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I appreciate it. :)
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Pencilpastel Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome, you deserve it :)
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gintmfgb Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Cool !
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WinstonSGC Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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drawingsbyanna Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is great, the blending and the shading is just perfect. Good jobHug 
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WinstonSGC Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I really appreciate it. :)
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Nicely detailed and shaded. The eyes and hair came out great. Solid resemblance.
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WinstonSGC Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words, I really appreciate it. ^^
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tiamat9 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
You're welcome:).
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