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Akiko by NeMA Inks by k0b13 by elee0228 Akiko by NeMA Inks by k0b13 by elee0228
If you've been watching my journal, you'd have seen a recent artist identification request. The mystery artist turns out to be NeMAfronSPAiN, who was correctly suggested by alacDA. I'm grateful to alacDA for identifying the artist of the image in my journal because it was bugging me. I knew I had seen the artwork before, and sure enough, NeMAfronSPAiN is on my watchlist. NeMA confirmed that he was the artist of the piece, and I was happy to learn that he was available for commissions.

A few e-mail exchanges later, and he produced this sketch showing a few possible poses. I selected pose number 5, and he finished the sketch a few hours later. I was stunned with how quick the whole process was. He submitted this work in progress along with the final sketch. I like the way the sketch turned out. The feminine pose contrasts pretty nicely with the muscles. Love the lowered arm, but I think the flexed arm has some perspective issues. Or maybe it's just not peaked enough. This is the first time I've asked an artist to depict Akiko in a bikini, and I think I should have started doing it sooner. She's looking pretty sweet in her two-piece outfit. I definitely highly recommend NeMAfronSPAiN. He's a great artist and really fast, a nice combination.

In the deviation comments for Akiko Daimon by NeMAfronSPAiN, I opened up the sketch for inking and coloring by anyone who was interested. *k0b13 answered the call with this wonderful digitally inked version. He originally sent it over in JPG format, but later also offered a PNG with the inks on a separate layer. Since DeviantART has issues with PNG and transparency in its preview images, I've converted it to a PSD and am using the JPG as the preview image. As usual, I'm offering this under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike license, so feel free to color the piece. Hit the download button for the PSD. Thanks *k0b13!

Edit: ~Ritualist has colored it and posted it to his gallery.
Edit: *k0b13 has colored it and posted it too.

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Akiko by NeMA Inks by k0b13 ( inks )
Akiko Daimon by NeMAfronSPAiN ( pencils )
Akiko by NeMAfronSPAiN WIP 1
Akiko by NeMAfronSPAiN WIP 2
Artist Identification Request
Akiko flex colored by Ritualist
Akiko Daimon color by k0b13
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LazerBat Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I colored this too, hope thats not a problem. [link]
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elee0228 Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
No problem at all. Like I mention in the comments on that link, it's free for anyone to color. Here's more info about Akiko Daimon if you are interested: [link]
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LazerBat Featured By Owner May 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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eflores410 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011   General Artist
great line work. have to checkout the galery.
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elee0228 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2011
:iconilikeitplz:
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Madpredator Featured By Owner May 8, 2011
No wrestling pics??
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Echbar Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
Oh.. this is my favorite one.
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elee0228 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2011
Glad ya like it. :)
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Strangerataru Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Not sure if it's the same artist but it's still great.
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elee0228 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2009
I'm confused, you're bot sure if which artist is the same as what? @_@?
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