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Starlight by cartoongirl7

The composition of this piece could be improved by filling in the negative space, but otherwise the colors and poses flow together with...

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Okami-Kiera
Kiera
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
PEOPLE FACING LEFT I'm anime trash but at least trying to learn to draw better
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Ivory Queen by Okami-Kiera
Ivory Queen
Felt it was about time I kicked my 14-year-old-self's ass at drawing to make my 19-year-old self feel better about my skills. Problem is, I drew the original okami-kiera.deviantart.com/art… in November 2010 while this is February 2015, so it's really more like 4 years?? There's so much I could have done better and I wish I'd been more ambitious with this as a finished work, but there's only so much I can do when trying to emulate a basic stiff character drawing.
Things I am really happy with: growth from awkward anime anatomy, better use of contrast, and gretaer effeciency. That detailed crown? I zoomed way in and roughly painted it in with small brushes in about 5-10 minutes. As someone who used to painstakingly line and color everything, this is a huge deal.
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by KayVeeDee! new questions so I'm happy to do it lol

Rules:
1) You must post these rules.
2) Each person has to share 10 facts about themselves.
3) Answer the 10 questions asked by the person who tagged you and make up 10 questions for the 10 you tag.
4) Choose 10 people and put their icons in your journal.
5) Not something like "You are tagged if you read that". 
6) You have to legitimately tag 10 people.
7) No tag-backs
8) Answer IF you want

10 facts about me!
1. I turn 19 tomorrow oh god;;; (technically today bc past midnight) that is way closer to 20 than I'm ready for
2. I have autism and a lot of people I've met since starting college are surprised to learn so?? it's more like a part of my personality to me
3. Cellular neuroscience is really boring I want to study it behaviorally or at least on a neuroanatomy level
4. I might be nearly as nerdy as Krithi just more quietly
5. I'm meme trash. Left shark, beautiful cinnamon roll and that mineral give me so much life
6. I juuuuust might be in the middle of a shitty love triangle like the ones in popular fiction. you know, the "which BOy do I chOOSE???" kind. yeah. just end me
7.  I love sports anime but have zero interest in sportsball in real life
8.  I consider myself a dog person but when I get an apartment later this year I will probably get a cat I love kitties but have never had one before
9. I'm really good at helping friends find whatever word is on the tip of their tongue
10. I've known Pokemon since like birth??? but I really suck at it omg

Arrighty, let's answer some questions:

1) lets get cliché. whats your favorite genre of music?
    POP POP POP GOES THE MUSI-- I mean, I try to be classy and sincerely enjoy all genres (esp. rock, hip-hop and progressive/acid jazz) but like I jam so hard to fun and often trashy stuff.  

2) what about books? whats yo fave book genre
    Fantasyyyy and I guess just regular fiction set in the real world

3) do you hate questions that involve you answering your "favorite" of something?
    I just voluntarily did the entire Haikyuu sorter (pick between like every pair-up of characters to get a ranking of your favorites) so uh, no. definitely not. I love these so much

4) do you like to drink soda? if so, what do you prefer?

    Like twice a year, when we have orange sanpelligrino around. I love the sugar and carbonation but soda just hurts my stomach, and honestly I just like water as a straightforward way to deal with osmotic thirst

5) what method of communication do you prefer the most? text, video call, snapchat, face-to-face, email, social media, etc?
   Face-to-face by a loooong shot, you get access to all dimensions of communication which is really important as someone with autism who grew up with a hard-of-hearing brother and learned ASL in high school. 

6) if you could dye your hair any color, what color would it be?
    I love love love pastel pink hair but could never pull it off considering my skin is always either white or super red;; keeping it dark with a deep wine or violet would be more realistic. 

7) if there was anything you could change about yourself, what would it be?
    I wish I could be more motivated and better at connecting ambitions with the current reality. 

8) if you could go back OR forward to any time/year/era, what would it be?
   
Dude, I so want to see the future because technology!! and not just convenience but like have we learned more about the brain and improved neurosurgery? genetic engineering?? treatments to affective disorders?? I want to see the next 200 years worth, at least. 

9) tell me ur thoughts on online shopping. indulge me.
    Well first of all: you can buy anything. Second of all: uniqlo is a lone godsend in this world where you almost always either pay an average amount for very poorly made clothes or a fortune for decently made clothes, and nothing is tastefully designed. 
 
10) do you like being tagged and answering these quizzes?
     yee

Tags: do this only if you reeeealy want to. 
  • Mood: Confused
  • Listening to: Avicii- Dear Boy
  • Reading: Game of Thrones book 3
  • Watching: Neon Genesis Evangelion
  • Playing: FE9
  • Eating: gross dining hall food I'm so sick of
  • Drinking: water
dddddump 12 by Okami-Kiera
dddddump 12
haha well. I think at this point it's safe to say I post everything in sketch dumps to hide them out of shame?? Not so much because of partial nudity itself but the fact I'm still not satisfied with my male anatomy skills (it's not like I have a masculine body to look at in the mirror every day). But I'm trying new things in regards to poses, context, color schemes and such and had way more fun letting go and drawing what I like, even when things don't turn out right.  
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:icondizzyrin:
dizzyrin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I can't believe I wasn't watching you?! What the heck! *fixes*
Thank you for watching me, though!
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Okami-Kiera Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Right? I was like, "why am I not watching Rin???" And you're welcome, thanks for the watch in return! ^^
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ZennyMarchlog Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
why you can both draw realistic & anime?! @__@ 屮ಥ益ಥ屮
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Okami-Kiera Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you can call my stuff realistic, then yeah ^^ Drawing anime (or art in any style really) is *much* easier if you're aware of how real humans look. Starting with anime was actually harder in the long run than starting with realism would have been!
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ZennyMarchlog Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
it's awesome~ XD good luck!
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:iconokami-kiera:
Okami-Kiera Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^^
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
Thank you for adding 1965 Ford Mustang In Oil to your Favorites Gallery! :wave: :iconthxfavplz:
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IzzyMDL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch o3o~ technically re-watch xD my lovely friend~
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Okami-Kiera Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Anytime! C: I look forward to your arts~
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IzzyMDL Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aha! Thank youz xD~
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