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by Bokue

Impact (3.5) Eyesore ► Boring ► Fleeting interest ► Eye-catching ► Eye-gluing ► Blinding beauty + The focus on the painting is on the r...

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Happy birthday, em! by chicoARTS Happy birthday, em! :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 18 5 Mystery Holder by chicoARTS Mystery Holder :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 6 4 Draconic Showdown by chicoARTS Draconic Showdown :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 150 28 Theolf by chicoARTS Theolf :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 20 6 Happy birthday, Ruu! by chicoARTS Happy birthday, Ruu! :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 16 5 sdsdsdsdsdsds ||  T  A  S  T  Y || by chicoARTS sdsdsdsdsdsds || T A S T Y || :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 25 2 ||  C  O  R  R  O  S  I  O  N  || by chicoARTS || C O R R O S I O N || :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 56 18 Veiny AF Chikorita by chicoARTS Veiny AF Chikorita :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 60 16 [PKMN-S] Saviors Spookfest 2018 by chicoARTS [PKMN-S] Saviors Spookfest 2018 :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 14 24 300 What!chers by chicoARTS 300 What!chers :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 13 10 [PKMN-S] Ozwald and Stefano by chicoARTS [PKMN-S] Ozwald and Stefano :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 15 4 Strem! by chicoARTS Strem! :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 5 2 Stream Doodoos by chicoARTS Stream Doodoos :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 39 11 Strem! by chicoARTS Strem! :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 9 1 [PKMN-S] Eclipse City Poster by chicoARTS [PKMN-S] Eclipse City Poster :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 26 13 Happy (Late) Birthday, Kay! by chicoARTS Happy (Late) Birthday, Kay! :iconchicoarts:chicoARTS 10 3
I cannot believe another year has passed, and so fast. Where did it go? So much has happened... I'm glad I kept a journal. The amount of work I have done is insane and yet it feels like I haven't done much? And at the same time this year felt like an eternity. Days felt like weeks, weeks like months, months like years. How is this possible? It's so weird; so surreal when you feel time stretches and compresses. Does time even exist?  

So I have spent the majority of this period working on Pokémon stuff (what a surprise), especially for my PMD group. I am a different, better person compared to who I was last year thanks to PKMN-S. 

Being in a position of "power" or "influence" or "authority" or "attention" or "responsibility" or whatever you want to call it has been really hard for me. I wasn't used to it; the pressure. Not to this level at least (even in college, and that was hard). I've been having a lot of toxic/false thoughts because of that. Writing these thoughts out and reasoning them out has helped me a lot because I know they are fake and when they are on paper they seem to exit my mind so I don't ruminate. They keep coming, though, but less and less and I'm now less vulnerable to them. I think they arise mainly from my own perfectionism and insecurities. The very trait that pushes me to improve also belittles me, go figure. Perhaps my mind uses self-deprecation as fuel. I also work a lot better when people doubt of me. It hurts my ego. And my ego wants to prove the "skeptics" wrong. The ego is a terrible fuel and adviser in general; a monster that if left unchecked will seize control. So far I haven't lost control and my skin is thicker, but I'm looking at other (more positive and reliable) sources of motivation.

On the bright side, this group helped me to be much more organized and productive. I didn't have a choice, really XP It was an adapt or perish situation. Organization took a lot more time than I predicted and I'm still perfecting my systems. (I've done so much progress.) I also learned and tried a bunch of new stuff, especially in animation and interactivity. I even created my greatest inventions yet: the NPC viewer and the synchronizer. So making more quality work; CHECKED. This one I feel like I passed with flying colours. I've painted a lot more scenery than before, which was one of my specific goals :D (Big Grin) I was able to meet and talk to a bunch of new artists as well, some of whom have inspired me. I was also able to help and inspire other artists, too. Made new friends, I guess? It's hard to tell over the internet. And definitely made a couple of enemies lol But haters gonna hate, y'know. You just gotta keep going. Anyways, getting more involved in the community; CHECKED.

Two things I couldn't do were making "original" stuff and striking a balance in professional/personal life. Meh, I consider everything that I do original. But I should start using my own intellectual properties... And I need to pay much more attention to my health. I'm young. If I become unhealthy now what will be in store for me when I'm older? It makes you think... So in this new period I'll keep improving myself to be the best I can be!

Period August 27, 2017 — August 25, 2018

(A product each ~8 hours* vs A product each ~2 days on last period)
*Not taking into account parts of animated paintings and concept design sketches.

Graphics: +907 (84.69%) (I only produced 3 last period)
Busts/Full-bodies: 33 (3.08%)
Icons:                778 (72.64%)
Other:                 96 (8.96%)

Illustrations: 144 (13.45%) +45.45% ⬆⬆⬆ against last period 
w/ scenery BG: 95  (8.87%) +375% I am a dummy!
w/ abstract BG: 40 (3.73%) +5.26%
w/ plain BG:      9   (0.84%) -78.05%

Comic pages: 6 (0.56%) -89.29% ⬇⬇⬇ against last period

Animations: 7 (0.65%) no changes
Complex: 5 (0.47%) +150% (1h 46m 8s = ~424 comic pages) I am a dummy!
Simple:    2 (0.19%) -60%

Interactive Content: 8 (0.75%) +800% ⬆⬆⬆ against last period I am a dummy!
Complex: 2 (0.19%) +200%
Simple:   6 (0.56%) +600%


Has anyone tried the XP Pen tablets? I'm thinking of switching to those seeing as Wacom's aren't affordable right now. Huion tablets are cheap but bad according to the reviews I've seen so far.
The amount of reposted art on instagram is... scaaaaaary. Hope you're having a good spooky month, eh!
DeviantART's GUI colour should be black. I've noticed that comics and paintings here don't look as cool or stand out as much in this greenness (or brightness) as in other sites like some tumblrs I've seen, for example. Contrast is important because without it there's no meaning. The eyes should be directed to the art after all. Besides, black feels more chill, doesn't it? WIX make it happen.
Look at the gem I found through Empoh.
Storiel They are a talented artist from Russia and their backgrounds are quite the sight!

It's hard to pick a favourite but I think this one is my fave:
moony by Storiel  which is ironically, backgroundless, I know.

They paint mostly furry art if you're interested in check them out.
Proof of talent:
summary 2017 by Storiel


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Flames-Flare Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the deviantwatch!
chicoARTS Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
you deserve it! too much talent contained in one single Cutiefly
G2B Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the :+fav:
Sadovod-Ogorod Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
You.. You just watch me?? :iconepicstareplz:
(Thanks you Very much! I love you..)
chicoARTS Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I... believe you might be thinking of someone else ^^;

But yeah, you have some nice stuff :3
Sadovod-Ogorod Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I don't know what this shit is. Ohh.. Really? 
Jai-Ti Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi are you interested in adopting a Fakémon? :D (Big Grin) 

Check them here, and please let me know!

PayPal (2007-2014)(2) Icon ultra / :points:  both available!

PalettePansy Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! ^^
chicoARTS Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! And thanks for the watch back.

You have a very cute style!
hi want to be friends
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