This drawing was sooooooooo exaushting, so I want to show people how i did it.
Ok, for a first, i had the ref right next to my pic. as you can see, it's pretty handy, actually. Kinda sloppy, but it's a rough sketch.
This is what my actual lineart looks like. Lol, the layer's called real. You have to make sure it's neat, or else it'll looks very sloppy.
The background has roses, but there was no way in hell i'd draw them. So i just went with airbrush dots instead.
I doubt you can tell, i couldn't the second this was uploaded, but i colored her skin. Yes, Usa-chan has white skin in this pic, tan in others. i colored it a white-yellow color with a light blush.
Her hair was a paaiiiiinnnn! I can't draw her hair style at all, plus her eyes were so detailed. Argh!
the collar was so simple! I colored with differnt blue shades, then i smudged the colors. I use the curvy line tool on pencil to make the stripes.
I colored her bow with a regular technique: Blending the shading with the base. Then, using the smudge tool, i added a light pink color. The layers are circled because I did both at the same time :P
Next layers has the circled areas colored. Her sleeve was painted gold with the airbrush tool. her brooch was done with the smudge trick.
Now i'm done. I added her lip color, and signed my sig! :D