Looking Back

$9.99$16.99 Excl. Tax

A red portrait of a woman in a chrysanthemum kimono.  Regular finish and a hand rendered special version available!

Note: Special version may be sprayed with a UV-resistant acrylic coating to protect the pearlescent material(s).  Please refer to the longer description below for more information.



Looking Back is a remake of the Darker Side set.  From 2008, it eventually became my icon online. Therefore, this has become my new icon or face online.  This was some of the first art for the Nox Project.

I really feel having the two side by side shows my growth as an artist in terms of anatomy and coloring.  I will also animate this one in color.

The special effects version is available for prints!

The chrysanthemums have bronze ink tracing the original lines.  In addition to the bronze ink is the background.  The background will have a red pearlescent shimmer.  The intent is to give a fiery or otherworldly feel to the print.

This special effects print took me over a year of saving up, research, and planning.  I knew I wanted to do something with the mums and the background.  Metallic ink, and possibly eventually small glitter, would work for the mums.  Some form of texture is the end goal for the flower lines.  The hardest part was the background.  I want a pearlescent shimmer, and I was having a hard time until I discovered sprays.  Any potential setback would have been encountering a material that would damage the print.

Each special effect print or poster is hand drawn from a normal print.  Each one will be uniquely your own!  However, be prepared for a few extra days of turnaround time.

Looking Back Special Effect Pan

Please note!

Posters and their special effect versions are currently on a preorder basis. Therefore, please give these an extra 2-3 weeks to ship out. Basic prints are available immediately.  They will ship out on time at no extra charge or with the waiting items.

Additionally, buttons of Looking Back will be available sometime soon.  Bookmarks are also under consideration.

Due to differences in paper sizes international equivalents are approximate.

  • Print is 8.5 square, Letter or A4 size
  • Poster is 15 inches square, roughly A3

Paper Type and Shipping

  • Printed on heavy matte cardstock
  • Shipped inside a flap closure clear bag
  • Shipped inside of a rigid mailer.

Safety Notice

The special effects print is sprayed with a UV-resistant clear acrylic coating to protect the pearlescent spray material.  It contains acetone, ethyl benzene, xylene isobutane/propane mixture, acrylic resin, art fixative or sealant VOC content less than 95% (from can).  I will allow this to thoroughly dry before shipping.  Handle with caution, aerialize in an open area, or request no spraying if you are allergic to the listed chemicals, or sensitive to noxious fumes.

Additional information

Weight N/A
Dimensions N/A
Product Type

Print, Poster

Special Effects Finish?

Regular, Special Effects

Size Chart

Bookmarks Buttons Postcards Prints Posters Big Posters
Inches 1 ½ by 6 2 ½ Circle 6 8 ½ 15 21
Metric (cm) 3.6 by 17.8 6.4 Circle 17.8 21.6 38.1 53.3
Width by height (paper size as applicable), metric measurements are approximate.