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Cover to Chapter 25 Part III of my comic, Haru-Sari. [link]

This picture. It makes Chi-Min look innocent and serene and angelic, all of which he is decidedly NOT. That's okay though; it fits his role in this particular part of the story. You'll see.

I was getting so frustrated with this picture. It was seriously like I'd forgotten how to color. Then I went to bed, came back to it the next day (after doing a lot of stuff), and suddenly I knew how to color... again.

I guess I can't be an artist 356 days a year... Some days you just need to take a break. :)
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ivana81uy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Brilliant! I love it!
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rjbaytos Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. The details of this picture.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012
I think this is rather simple, actually... though it is one of those pictures where simplicity works better than details!
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rjbaytos Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
=) I dunno if I have the credibility to say this, being a beginner and all, but... Well specifically, I like the quality of details in this picture. I mean any artist can simply pull off a detailed drawing, but the hardest part is to give each detail a certain quality that blends to the overall appearance of the picture.

The rest is relativity. To you the amount of details in this picture may seem average, but to me it's quite plenty.

Of course one might find the beauty of this picture by appreciating the absence of too much unnecessary details which usually tend to distract people from seeing the actual theme being expressed, if not done properly. Nevertheless, the general appeal of this picture is that every piece of detail it contains is appealing to the eye.
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keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:D Valid points can come from people of all skill levels! I think I get what you're saying. It's not that this picture has five bajillion details, but that the details that *are* there work well together, right? ...Wrong?
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rjbaytos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Exactly. =D The details work well together.
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Jennypot Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
*365
GOD UR WORK IS AMAZING~~~<33
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MyBigPony Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2012
HOW DO U DO THAT? PLZ MAKE A TOTURIAL!!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
I have a few progress images in my gallery that show how I made some of my pics. :) I don't do "do this to achieve this look" type of tutorials, though, because they tend to encourage cookie cutter methods of creating a picture, and that doesn't truly help anyone in the long run IMO.

The best practice is to draw from life (REAL life, not photographs). If you can, attend life drawing sessions/ classes, but when those aren't available, you have plenty of things to draw right in your house. Draw the cups and spoons in your kitchen, the toilet paper roll in your bathroom; do quick sketches of real people around you.

The trick is to draw what you see, as opposed to what you think you see. This can be a very difficult hurdle to overcome. When you draw something, and it doesn't look realistic, it's because you draw what's in your head, instead of what's in front of you. Even when you're drawing something in front of you, your head will re-interpret what you see and it will hinder you artistically. You overcome this problem by practicing over and over and over for years. Some exercises, such as blind contour drawing, can help speed up the process if you do them from time to time.
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MyBigPony Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
its freaking difficult xD
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:iconkeiiii:
keiiii Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
Like I said... it takes years (unless you're a genius)!
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xmusic-is-my-escapex Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
This is absolutely beautiful and apparently out of character xD according to your artist comments. It's a very good painting though, you have obvious talent.
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Gwendolyn12 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi! :love:
I want to let you know you were featured in my :heart: News Article :heart:!
Thank you for your beautiful work, and keep it up!:tighthug:
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uoyoonmira Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is beautiful
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willowleaf17 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is absolutely gorgeous. I'm in awe of every piece of art that I look at. Everything you create has this beauty that can't help capturing and holding my eyes.
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ShugarShock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Student Filmographer
I really enjoy the amazing colors and lovely painting-like style (: The hair looks fantastic too!
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SugaryDeath Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this in the shop while I was browsing anime prints and I must say that this stands out beyond the rest. I know that once I get enough points I will be getting this spectacular piece of art!
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keiiii Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011
Thank you. :heart:
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SugaryDeath Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your very welcome ^^
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ZirakAi Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
this is definitely one of my favorite covers in ur comic. :D
Especially i like chi-min's nose and ears! x3 scarf and hair are also so cool.
I really like the atmosphere in the pick also, and don't give a damn were it ooc or not since it's simple awesome piece of art. :3

I've been reading haru-sari for, what 4-5 years now? Just recently decided to read the whole comic from the beginning so i would get better pick of the plot as a whole since i used to stop every now and then to read the newest pages. x'D But rereading surely worth it since it made me understand the story much better and made me like it even more than i did before. :3
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keiiii Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
I wouldn't say this is OOC; unusual, but not necessarily OOC. :)

And yeah, Haru-Sari is one of those stories that you understand better by reading again from the beginning.
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syrellium Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wonder if it's strange that I'm love with his ears. xD
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keiiii Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
:D I often find very specific parts of a picture that I like, too.
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syrellium Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ Funny how that happens.
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Zolaida Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010   Digital Artist
Beautiful. I love the dynamics.
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jsac38 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Beautifully painted!
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ConfirmDeletion Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Epic!
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intended-ice Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010
Beautiful shading. I love the movement :)
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SereArt Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i completely love this. I love the colours, the image, the idea, really everything. Congrats
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Narutofanxo32 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2010  Student General Artist
really cool i love it... the hair so done so cool!!
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Erika-Xero Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010  Student Artist
Wow... It`s so beautiful ^___^
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Sakuems Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010
looooooove
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Mokitty Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
He's so beautiful... I want to touch him, but he's not real... ; ^;
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CauseForDementia Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
really great. I like the flow and feel to it. really like the hair and facial expression! def looks angelic hehe
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keiiii Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thank you :D
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Potardo Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
so "soft".... :heart:
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leonwoon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
=O This, is, amazing!
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CrimzonFox Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2010
Beautiful! really is!
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PoiOsaki Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Sooo cute! looks like a baby! (L) love this style!
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KigaOishi Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
wow it looks amazing especially the hair ...love
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Dreesha Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful
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GothicRaine1712 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Such pretty colors....<3333
His face definitely looks serene and innocent!!
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Rekka-chan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
this is....very beautiful... sorry i think my brain just short-circuited!
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rerelinger Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
Wow! Beautiful!
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babobarbie Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the hair; it looks so soft and wispy.
Everything looks great :)
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debie-chan Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Student General Artist
This is really beautiful!
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reverietales Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
i like the softness and light colors you used * o *
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candylace Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely marvelous!! well done:clap:
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Bashbat Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010
This is stunning~
I adore the colours.
:+fav:
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MyNameIsROO Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
i love his expression <3
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