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Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (lineup) by Earthsong9405 Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid (lineup) by Earthsong9405

FINALLY! So, for anyone who doesn't fully know yet, I've watched my first anime in years and said anime turned out to be Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid, and I'm so very glad it was. It was such a pleasant surprise and the show was heartwarming, sweet, and just downright wholesome with touches of bittersweetness to it, and just all around a very fun and feel-goods show to watch. 10/10 I highly recommend. I'm honestly pretty into the show and got caught up with the characters and the world they live in, so I did this!

I plan on doing headcanons and more art for the show and wanted to translate their designs in my style, if only so I could have a sorta-kinda ref to work with to keep the art somewhat consistent. It was a good exercise in design too, or at least a fun one! From left to right: Takiya, Fafnir, Lucoa, Tohru, Elma, Kobayashi, Riko, Shouta, and Kanna. Takiya's the only one I'm not entirely happy with and might go back and redraw him, but otherwise I'm overall pleased with how they all came out!

I'm debating on uploading each individually but until I figure that out, here's a link to their sta.sh:
sta.sh/24pbr1dyfnc?edit=1

Aaaaand my take on the dragons'... well, dragon forms!
Tohru (dragon form) by Earthsong9405 Fafnir (dragon form) by Earthsong9405 Elma(dragon form) by Earthsong9405 Lucoa (dragon form) by Earthsong9405 Kanna (dragon form) by Earthsong9405

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:icondrragonette:
Drragonette Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
I LOVE YOUR STYLE AND THIS ANIME
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TokkiToli Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New Deviant
WOW! AWESOME♡
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Iwanttodrawtoday Featured By Owner 4 days ago
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAITSSOCUTEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
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MatthewDaAnimeFanboy Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this
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theMintiestofParrots Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so cute! I love this anime and i love your designs! Kanna's dragon form look so fluffy and nice <3
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Zomboider Featured By Owner Edited 5 days ago  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Misa Kobayashi's Dragon Maid is one of my favorites animes!! The characters i liked the most are Kanna and Fanfir! 😂 i think Fafnir was so badass in the show!
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MylittleRosie Featured By Owner 6 days ago
I love this show EXCEPT for Lucoa's relationship with the little boy. That makes me super uncomfortable!
However, the rest of this show is amazing and you've done these characters justice! 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
I thought  Lucoa and Shouta's interactions were pretty funny myself, and her callin' him "Shouta-baby" was cute.  With the exception of the first interaction I kinda saw their relationship as siblings. o3o
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MylittleRosie Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You know I could definitely see your point of view. I might be a bit hesitant because of some animes portrayal of older women with younger boys. I'm always a bit freaked out by that but in so many ways this show has been amazing so I can concede that my worries are unfounded! I've missed a few episodes along the way so maybe I'm not getting the full picture! Have you watched the whole show?
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Student Filmographer
I watched the entire show, yeah! If you have the time I recommend giving it a full watch. But yeah there is a gag of Shouta being flustered by Lucoa but she isn't actually trying to do so, and eventually he gets over it. They're referred to as siblings in the show at least once and from that point on that's basically how they interact even though they aren't shown as much. o3o
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MylittleRosie Featured By Owner 6 days ago
You know what, I will go back to some of the episodes I missed! A lot of my friends offline hate anime so I’m always alone with my thoughts. Thank you for convincing me. I know I said this but it’s worth repeating. I LOVE your artwork. Your style is gorgeous and crisp! Absolutely fantastic
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hellobobo Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Can you show Tohru angry/ part dragon? That always made me laugh (Despite the fact she can end an entire town with a wave of her hand).
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Starlit-Thirium Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
I haven't watched the anime, but I like your interpretations of the characters! It's nice to see diverse headcanons instead of the same cookie cutter designs. I remember this artist on Tumblr that had unique interpretations of the Harry Potter characters (loquaciousliterature.tumblr.co…) and I have to admit, I wasn't used to seeing different interpretations lol.

Anyways, sorry for the ramble! Your style and headcanons are fantastic as always~ Don't let the salty comments let you down!
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Owl-Eye-2010 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome line up! :D
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Tricia-of-Mewni Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Artist
DON’T LEWD THE LOLI DRAGON
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
There will be no lewding permitted here
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Tricia-of-Mewni Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Artist
AGREED
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ChibiCreates Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Kanna, I must hug her!
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chillable Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These designs are so good, Fafnir's probably my fave one. Only criticism would be regarding the size of Riko and Shouta's heads, which are slightly bigger than Kobayashi's head. I think they should be smaller, since they're kids.
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Wererabbitbeastly777 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
THE LOLI BABY IS T I N Y
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TheRabbitWhoHovers Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I absolutely love this, A LOT. Lucoa's design is nothing short of amazing-LOVE the tan in her skin and colors in her hair!
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sea-horses Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Wow!! I'm not even into this show but I your art style and the colours you used!! I'm sorry you're getting hate for this lovely piece, just ignore the rude people and keep doing what you do!! <3
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KnightRayXLIV Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Guys, darker skin for Tohru and Lucoa isn't totally out of the question.

They're dragons. They breathe fire. A tan for them is kind of inevitable.

Honestly, my only problem with this picture is that Saikawa looks way too lanky. Maybe it's just the style, but it looks off.
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ODDK-Rusmar Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
*Salutes to you from ODDK
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KunerWalf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is super creative ngl idk why people are dissing you for it nice work dude
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luucalio Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
your art style is super cute i dont know why people are saying its bad... its got such a good fresh take to it i loev it! -c
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ThatWeirdoJess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Why do Tohru and Lucoa have darker skin they're as pale as everyone else =_=
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DragonFrootii Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess you're trying to get at them having some sort of black-ified headcanon, but they're dragons. The skin-tone change isn't that big, and you can still recognize the character.
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
Why that's such an issue for yall is what I'm confused about. So what that they're skin's a bit darker than in ths show, get over it.
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Vader2222 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
 The reason for it is that it’s a stigma related to tumblr, they tend to race swap for no other reason then for the sake of diversity and so it’s left a bad tast in peoples mouths 
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
And you say that as if it's a legitimate reason to be a completely immature and rude asshat like a lot of the whining is. As if darkening someone's skin is the most unrealistic thing in a world where magic dragons and gods exist. It's art. It's harmless art about a fictional world no less; folks are simply having fun with their art and people are too salty to be mature adults and simply click away from the thing they don't like. But that's asking too much from the internet, thus I've learned to not give a fuck.
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Vader2222 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
 I didn’t say it was justified, Just that Tumblr and the Internet just don’t get along
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
Oh internet, u so cray
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Vader2222 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Exactly
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ThatWeirdoJess Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Jeez what happened to this thread
The thing about Tumblr is right, though.
And they really look out of place with the characters who have been drawn exactly how they look in the anime.
Oh but let me guess, it's not a huge change right?! It'd be completely fine to make an Asian character's skin a little bit yellow, right! It's just harmless art, right!
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TuTioGlitch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
netflix adaptation ;)
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Azuriaus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
wow, it's almost as if artist interpretations and headcanons exist. w o w
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Kyouken0w0 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work!
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J4B Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really neat.
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Seraphestus Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
GLAD to hear that Maidragon was the show that "brought you back", so to speak! I agree with you 100% about how you felt about the show too, so just allow me to say WELCOME BACK!
...ah...to Anime, I mean. :D
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faogwolf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
they look amazing! excellent job, love this designs!
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someman82 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
is that the fuckin guy from atlantis
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RanchBerryCrunch Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
OML EVERYTHING IS SOO CUTEEEE
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Earthsong9405 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Filmographer
He's going through a phase.
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neofeliss Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Professional Filmographer
I saw this on dA's front page, and instantly had to add it to my favorites. You did such a fantastic job of capturing the personalities of each character, and also translated them each into a cute, distinct design. Great job!!
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sandybelldf Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
the girl in the thirs place is really awesome and hot ^^ fourth one is so cute that make me blink my eyes latest one is sooooooo cute that I feel my brain melting ^^ really an awesome work ^^ congratulations 
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FantasyRebirth96 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Very impressive! Nice job making this! I really like this style! 
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GothikAngelica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Never watched the anime but your artstyle is so prettyRyuuko Ryuushi Mifune (Moe and feeling love) [V1] 
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Minersart9 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
OML YOU REALLY NEED TO WATCH THE ANIME IT'S REALLY GOOD.
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GothikAngelica Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol If you say so ^^
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