Kimagure Orange Road, 88Graph #2 / Akemi Takada
This art print is from an original illustration used to develop licensed character merchandise (1989).
On the Original, from Akemi Takada
Madoka tends to wear revealing clothes, but this piece was for winter season merchandise, so I had Madoka wear a sweater so she would have a "pretty older sister living next door" look. This work had a full-body portrait version, which I worked on in parallel. I remember looking to magazines like "anan," "non-no," and "mc Sister" for fashion inspiration.
The interesting aspect of this work is the highlights in Madoka's hair. The highlights are basically unpainted, and where I felt it was missing something or needed more detail, I layered it on in white. Highlights created by leaving sections unpainted tend to blend well with the rest of the drawing.
On the Art Print, from EDITION88
Bringing out the black shades in her hair took the most time. There were so many tones of black that this print required precise adjustments.
●Hand-signed by Akemi Takada
●Limited edition of 300
●Medium: 88 Graph (Giclée on fine art paper）
●Pearl White Frame (Wood, UV Resistant Acrylic) / Unframed
▸Image size 358 x 251mm / 14.09 x 9.88inch
▸Sheet size 410 x 287mm / 16.14 x 11.29inch
▸Frame size 539 x 424 x 21mm / 21.22 x 16.69 x 0.83inch
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