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Aricee One Classic by fox-orian Aricee One Classic by fox-orian
The Aricee One Classic: a piece of engineering from a generation long passed with almost no working models left on the known world.

Maia is determined to restore this vintage piece of junk to its former glory. She doesn't care that it's older than three times her age, as with a little care, time, and hard work, it will be hers. It's a deeper level of satisfaction she just can't get from buying the flashy new models with extraneous features.

Also she's flat broke.



Cintiq 21UX, Photoshop
- ~YanYu worked with me on the pose for Maia here, and designed her sporty outfit on a separate page in her sketchbook (seen here: [link] ) It was a bit of a throwback to her older designs of 2008, where she had that transparent shirt and a collar. Click for oldness: [link]
Once again, to my fault, this image was a sketch that went too far, to go full circle, then just far enough.
Earlier line version here: [link]
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:iconcheiftainmaelgwyn:
CheiftainMaelgwyn Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional
The dynamic lighting really makes this illustration pop!
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:iconj3randon:
J3randon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
This is greatness
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dinomeat Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Student General Artist
This is gorgeous, makes me want to jump into the picture and ride that thing! Once the rear wheel is on, I mean.
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:iconpuddlefisher:
puddlefisher Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   Digital Artist
Totally digging this like a diglett. Very cool.
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:iconl4dplayer:
l4dplayer Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
hahahahaha! Looks like a little Faith Connors in a bike =3
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:iconuragirimonoda:
uragirimonoda Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
the bike detail,,,,,,,,,,,,,,awesome
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:iconheroloverfoolvillain:
HeroLoverFoolVillain Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely love the bike. Looks great. Great colours and excelent light/shadow balance. Very pretty pic
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:iconl33tninj4kyon:
L33tNinj4Kyon Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012
Just to let you know, this looks remarkably like my Motobecane and I plan to paint her blue just like this images simply because of how amazing it looks. Plus yellow's a bit too flamboyant a color to me.
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:iconfox-orian:
fox-orian Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha this design is ACTUALLY the TOMOS Classic One. Google image search it, it's one gorgeous bike.
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012   General Artist
Love the shading on this one. Looks well done and polished! That lighting is tricky as well. Nicely done there. Those details are lovely as well!
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:iconezthecat:
ezthecat Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2012
Excellent
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:iconmeema:
Meema Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very cool.
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:iconstudioqube:
StudioQube Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
This is siiick!
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:icontentakustar:
Tentakustar Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011   Digital Artist
your lighting here is very amazing.=v=
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:iconthought-glitch:
Thought-Glitch Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011
I love the lighting! Using the wallpaper version for my tablet.
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snoopaliciouS Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011
Damn the lighting in this one is just perfect. How the hell did you do that? It's like a real life figure.

Faved.
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:iconxxkrissumxx:
xXKrissumXx Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Student General Artist
I love the little story that you put along with this!
The coloring and everything looks really clean and nice!
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:iconhinchen:
hinchen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
woah, i love the shading! :star:
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:iconkebabh:
kebabh Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my, this awesome style love it really love it, i love the shading and the color so awesome, and the bike detail

argh they are lovely
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yuki-mekishiko Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Student General Artist
dude once you compare it to your old style you realize even more about how awesome you are.. I wish I could improve as you do
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:iconshtl:
shtl Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Nice light !
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:iconmyselfsama:
Myselfsama Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Student Digital Artist
What do you use for color/lighting studies? This is great man, I love the lighting on it. The tire on the left is fantastic.
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:icondana-redde:
dana-redde Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GO, MAIA, GO! :D
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:iconbuzzybuzz:
BuzzyBuzz Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Student Interface Designer
Wow, this is amazing! :O
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:iconmiyazu:
Miyazu Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
i love how she seems to dip to white into the sunlight
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:iconnikki0417:
Nikki0417 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student General Artist
I always admire the lighting in your work. It's so spot on! I love the details in her bike and her expression, too.
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:iconjeremyjosh:
jeremyjosh Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You are THE lighting baws. Crazy details, flush colours, major thumbs up.
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:iconiszcariot:
iszcariot Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Aside from the hair color, you have drawn and described a girl who broke my heart in 1999. Not Maia's fault.

- and the piece itself is really awesome too!
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:iconlisagorska:
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
i love the way you use light. :)
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KingCheddarXVII Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student General Artist
Wonderful. I love the shading. The shading and the subtle detail of the ground really help establish a setting for the picture. All the little details on the bike look fantastic. I love the backstory, too!
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cyanide-sunflowers Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I want one ;w;
As always, your lighting is sublime. I like that you've got the different textures on the bike, too--those little details are hard to pick up on, but they make such a difference!
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Azzen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the contrast between light and dark here. Great work, as always!
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DangerPins Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
love the ;ight in this. almost looked like a photo in thumbnail view :)
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Dedd-Rikk Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
IDk but i really love your hand at art.... all of your works remind me of FLCL, Mirror's Edge, and the Digimon series........ Im really loving it! Great work!
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:iconhajime-kun:
hajime-kun Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
cool one! :)
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:iconmissalicja:
MissAlicja Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You, my friend, have talent.
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:iconnekobaka123:
NekoBaka123 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Omg the shading on this is so cool! I love the character design, too ♥
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:iconeckroadious:
Eckroadious Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
vrooooommmmm!!
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:icondmitsuki:
dmitsuki Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
The lighting makes this really sexy.
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:icond34thbyph34r:
D34thbyPh34r Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
You work is really amazing, and you just got to love the old tomos!
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:iconfox-orian:
fox-orian Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I would kill for a Tomos Classic One (clearly what this bike is entirely based on.) They're just not sold around in the US. Makes me sad.
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D34thbyPh34r Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
There are actually 3 Tomos retailers in Massachusetts
just got here and scroll down, you'll find them
[link] :)
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:iconfox-orian:
fox-orian Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Oh I know, but they don't sell the Classic 1! hahaha I'm not too interested in Tomos' state side offerings :c I want the classic 1 so badly XD The Sprint has the same chassis as the Classic one, but the smaller details like the headlight and wheels, muffler ect just ruin it for me hahah
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D34thbyPh34r Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2011
Ah, i know what you mean, the newer ones don't have the same look or feel. Its old school or nothin right haha.
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:icondeebeeart:
deebeeArt Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Ridiculously awesome. Damn you people with an amazing talent :)
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:iconlightning-powered:
Lightning-Powered Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
incredible story telling!
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:iconeino-nino:
Eino-Nino Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
awesome :heart:
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:iconfishuu:
fishuu Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
Oh man, love the lighting on this.
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:iconjoshuajordan:
JoshuaJordan Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
really, really nice
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:iconrienlen:
rienlen Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011   Digital Artist
Man, I just can't get enough of the way you color and shade. Dig the backstory, too!
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