the illustration's inspiration came from the pictures below, its a merge between the 2, but PRETTIFIED. ^_^
it's already on my facebook profile and my soompi banner. haha
Takenaka [can also be known as Dahlia] is an incredibly talented illustrator. she can pretty much draw anyone, with any emotion in any situation or pose possible. she's done a lot of covers for books and such, her work can be seen here and there on the net. i first stumbled on a blog with an illustration of hers and totally fell in love with the way she depicts a subject. she can draw in different styles, ranging from portraits to anime style. she amazed me and so i decided to contact her and ask for custom work. she was very sweet and accepted my request instantly. =] i was really happy and excited. i couldn't wait to see the end result. she absolutely did not disappoint! her works are simply gorgeous.
these are 2 of my favorite illustration from her gallery
please take a look at her
as for me, i am so content of the artwork that i'll go get it printed and frame it. C'est vraiment un chef d'oeuvre.
laters lovelies xox