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Tao is for Taokaka by SaffuranLoL Tao is for Taokaka by SaffuranLoL
Taokaka, one of the 12 main characters from the game, BlazBlue Calamity Trigger.

I needed to do somethin different so badly to break out of my creative slump so hopefully a little diversity isn't frowned upon.


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Taokaka- ARKSYS
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Critique by Effit Sep 3, 2009, 1:27:03 PM
Well okay then.
Here's something I wouldn't have expected to see, but love nonetheless.
Originality on your side is huge here, naturally, because we've never seen Tao in your gallery. He fits, though.
Once again, your beautiful shading takes charge and tells us how that sun is setting with pizazz. The design on Tao is lovely, and it replicates my Google Image Search results very well. Heh.
One thing I could say, is that the legs look slightly short in comparison to the rest, but it could just be that huge arm there.
All in all, a robust job on a new style, and a nifty 3-colour face. Haha.
What do you think?
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Critique by Azulunar Sep 3, 2009, 2:00:46 PM
This will actually be my first critique I've written so I'll give it my best. Here goes.

First thing that caught my attention was the striking contrast on the characters arm, it really grabbed my arm and led me around the character. Clean lines, smooth gradients, the technique is well mastered here I see.

I do wonder (this is just my opinion and correct me if I'm wrong) if this character supposed to be like a baddie? Right now, the sharp red eyes and the menacing smile seem really evil, but the rest of the design with round lines and light colours make me think of a good guy. Dark colours are popularly associated with evil characters, aswell as triangles in design (think of buzz lightyears enemy, zurg ) Right now I'd say your character isn't a good guy, but not yet a bad guy. Maybe something consider?

Anyway well done, I hope I've not squashed any enthusiasm you have because this is great and very pleasing to the eye!
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jesschan Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautifully done
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, Tao is a bunch of fun to draw. cx

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Arbinide Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
oh my god this is this is....
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Mr-War Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Want to join my Ragna x Taokaka group? We have meat buns! :3
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xP
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Mr-War Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
???
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xxxjasminthewolfxxx Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Artist
Do u do requests I am just asking.: -3
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't really sorry, when I did it was really only for closer friends and I haven't drawn anything in like.. months anyway. D:
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Dell-AD-productions Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Man she's bad ass.
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DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
just one word......TOTAL AWESOMENESS!...wait that's two words
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's okay, no one will catch that. xD
shhh
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DesertdustSariah Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
:3 lol
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ionthehedgehog2 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011
dude thats amazing
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :3
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campbell68cregg Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
This is very cool
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, thanks, thanks. xD
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campbell68cregg Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
No problem
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campbell68cregg Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Sweet Tao Drawing
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campbell68cregg Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
Niiiiiiice
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TeaLiliChan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
yeah taooo!
so lovely character!^^
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah. x3
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Cubeninjas1990 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
don't chu touch my kookies
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RadioactiveSpine Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2011  Student Writer
Excellent posing!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. ^^
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Chess-Kitten Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The contrast of light and shadow, along with the mad? expression really make this picture an impact to my eyes... excellent^^
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vanillafishy Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2010
nawww it's really good! :)
Looks professional, although as one of the critiques made me notice...the eyes.
I think they're a little to slanted and...kind-of sinister looking. Tao's eyes are just little circles...so I would've just kept them like that, or not slanted them or pointed them as much.
But it's still really good! XD
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Edge14 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010
Awesome work here, looks very offical :D BlazBlue is pretty interesting game I think, one of the best Anime style games out there

Well Done
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, I wanted it to look as good as possible and for my first major piece outside of my usual genre in awhile I really like how it turned out. Tao is quirky and lovable and I love how BlazBlue presents itself as a game. ^^
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SuperBroBrawlerKart Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010
I like!!!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yeah happy face Tao. xD
Glad you like it, may make another one in the next couple of months.
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globepb Featured By Owner May 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice .
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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Huyosumi Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really great, you did a super job on the shading, and Tao looks dangferous and pointy ^__^ pointy Tao!!1!1!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. X3

I was proud of this pic when I finished it and I'm surprised that it's done so well. Dangerous and pointy Tao is hungry *eats Ragna*
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dantiscus Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
AH!,Its The BOOBIE LADY! X3..(Yeees,i'm coming..)

Amazing job!,its like if it was made by AKSYS itself!..AMAZING job,AGAIN XD..

PS: Owww no pantsu ..just kiddin
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol. No way is it official quality but I'm happy you like it. =P
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C2SilvaRymes Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad I randomly found your Shadow pic, for it led me to this... this awesome piece of work! I just love the lines, the colors, the shading, the lighting... everything! So sharp and working so well together. One of the few brilliant works of Taokaka on this site. Just wonderful... keep it up!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy you like it. Yeah, I really liked BlazBlue as a game and Tao was a great personality for sure, I had to do a pic of her.

Merry Christmahanukwanzaakah. ^^
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SonicDensetsu Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
IT'S THE BOOBY LADY!!!
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Such comfy airbags meow. :3
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SonicDensetsu Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
hehehehehe
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wtenshi Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, this is so great!!!
Nice work =D
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, it took a little while to finish but I guess it didn't turn out horrible for a little venture out of the forest full of neon creatures I'm usually in. xD (too much Sonic is overloading my brain)
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rabidchoco Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Yes. BlazBlue is excellent indeed, Tao is the very definition of "crazy awesome..." But I, by and large, suck against most other players. And I'm a Jin-scrub. Though I think it's better than spamming Nu, and if I could I'd practice more with Tager, but my brother hogs the 360 and I don't even have XBL gold... *goes into incoherent rant*

*Returns from incoherent rant* ...But anyways. That's one noice pic. Better than I'll ever be, I'm sure.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I got really P'Oed at the game the other day.. I had my worst losing streak ever, probably cause I was tired and frustrated and I almost just gave up using Tao to end the streak, but stuck with it and got back on the winning track, She's insane and it's hard to give up on the insane for long since they're sure to (literally in this case) bounce back from defeat.

Happy you like the pic, and baww if you ever really wanna try and improve your style, anyone can be as good as they want to be. Don't count yourself out, it's just a matter of unlocking hidden talents. ^^
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NeroBlade Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
nice
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. ^^
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NeroBlade Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug: u welcome^^
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Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Tao is my favourite chara of Blaz blue can't wait to play it ordered it a bit ago.
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SaffuranLoL Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah she's funny and fun to use in the game. Hope you get the game soon (or got it already) and enjoy it. ^^
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