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Greetings to my lovely friends and watchers ; U ; //

AHHH IT'S BEEN SO LONG SINCE I'VE LAST MADE A JOURNAL Q O Q;; I hope everyone is doing well and having fun! Stay safe and healthy hehe //scoops all of you into my manry arms (/ v \)  

I also have a few questions I'd like to ask you guys ; O ; It's regarding drawing styles and art in general. I'm not sure if you guys have noticed, but recently, I've been experimenting around with my drawing haha;; I'm unsatisfied with what I've been producing, especially since I was on hiatus for half of the year and couldn't really practice. I love drawing but sometimes I feel as if I'm missing something?? u///n///u

If you'd like to answer, you can just write a few words or phrases if you want, nothing too elaborate if you wish ;///q///; I'm sorry I couldn't just make a poll or something to ask the question sobs I apologize if this journal ends up cluttering your inbox :icongtthplz::icongtthplz::icongtthplz:

Here goes Q U Q //:
1. Do you have an established style when you draw? And if so, how long did it take you to find your own style/become comfortable with it?

2. How often, if ever, do you experiment around with your drawing style (meaning anything from the way you lineart to a different coloring technique or something like that)? Or, how often do you change it?

Thank you so much for reading this journal u/////////u It really does mean a lot to me that I've been supported so much thus far and I cannot express in words how much each and every one of you guys brightens my day. Huff .... salkjfdsalfjalsfdallafjdlfsj blushes LOLLKSJDFALJFLAL HUFF. HUFF. OKEI.

Have a good day~ ♥♥♥

//blows kisses
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alicenpai Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FAEEEEEEE ; o ; //hugs

I know what you mean; I feel the same way. I've only done two CGs since school started oh my gosh (and I've scrapped at least seven CGs since one year ago). I think what you're experiencing is feeling really overwhelmed... now that you have time to draw, but you don't know what to draw, and nothing is turning out well, and that produces a sort of pressure to create.
this is just how I feel though. I'm not sure if that makes any sense; I really hope it does ;;

What I like to do is collect inspiration from others' artwork. I go on deviantART or Pixiv or Tumblr, save pictures I like to different folders on my computer, called "cool colours", or "composition/negative space", or "expressive scenes", and etc. I look at them occasionally to see what I like about the pictures, like, for this one called "Summer 2012" by yaphleen yaphleen.deviantart.com/art/Su…, I just really love how the cool blues contrast the warm colours, but they also work really well together and the colours don't seem out of place. The use of white in the negative space, paired with the girl's head turned away from you, also creates a feeling of mysteriousness and loneliness, as if she is playing by herself during the "summer". HAHA I'M REALLY WEIRD but I hope you get it! ; v ; When I look at what I like in pictures, I want to incorporate these things in my own artwork.

Experimenting is really great! ^ v ^)/ it allows you to try new things, and then you can combine things you like into one great big style. For the longest time, I've been stuck on what really is a style -- is it the way I line? the way I prefer bright colours over dull ones? the way I draw anatomy? is it the content I draw?... I think a style is really about everything you like combined into one, and so, there's no actual way to define a style, because there are so many things that make up a "style". (oops I'm rambling again ;; )

If you're really stuck on what to draw, draw things that make you feel -- things that tell a story! Draw your OCs interacting! Draw your OTPs! Draw things that make you cry, or smile! : D
That's what I do when I'm stuck -- I (pretend) to be a storyteller!!

oh oh yeah the questions

1. Hmm, I don't think I have an established drawing style. I mean, there are some things that I love/prefer to draw (e.g. button noses, big cheeks), but it really depends on what I'm drawing (lmao I wouldn't draw cheeks on an ikemen chara!). A few people have told me that I have a style, but I find it really hard to see that I have one. ; u ;

2. I think I draw a lot of different-looking CGs; I like to challenge myself with things like composition, lighting/atmosphere, poses... a challenge is a challenge no matter how small! yeah!! > ^ <)9
My CGs tend to be more anime styled, and I tend to experiment with more Western cartoon styles in my doodles/sketches.
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Dark-Angel167 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
1. Do you have an established style when you draw? And if so, how long did it take you to find your own style/become comfortable with it? 

I think I do. I combined a lot of styles but mainly Katsura Hoshinos style and the anime of Higurashi. I think it was about August last year I got the style and I'm still improving with it XD I plan to stick with it for now

2. How often, if ever, do you experiment around with your drawing style (meaning anything from the way you lineart to a different coloring technique or something like that)? Or, how often do you change it? 

I don't change it too much. I've changed my shading a bit and recently made my line art different variations after getting Faber Castell pens, main thing is I've made the lineart around the characters thicker :) Other than that, again, I don't change too much :P 
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013
Ahh! I see I'm really happy you have a style that you're working on alskdjflasfdjlaf huff ;///////////; lucky ~~~<33 ahahaha but really, it's great! I hope I can be like you some time in the future LOLA DKJLAF HUFF 

ohhh yeah, mainly I change my coloring too. I see, I'll try to experiment some more on mine as well. I don't change some aspects, like clothes and such, but I really want to work on the hair coloring and stuff like that ; OO ; <333 thank you so much for your input!♥ And good luck with your drawings :iconallmyloveplz:
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Dayrili Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I WAS MEANING TO ANSWER THIS WW AND NO WI WAM!!

1. Do you have an established style when you draw? And if so, how long did it take you to find your own style/become comfortable with it?


Truthfully I know that I change the way I draw eyes and the face and all that from drawing to drawing?? I know I'm not very consistent with my style or I believe I'm not consistent. Cause you know some people are like "WHALES I HAVE SUCH INCONSISTENT STYLE" and then you take a look in their gallery and everything seems perfectly in their style?? I think it's just harder for us to judge our styles cause you know we notice the different things we do no matter how little and that makes us think we're inconsistent simply because we don't go through the same exact process to get the same product if that makes sense LOL AND AUW WHAT AM I SAYING WHAT  WHEEZES ANYWAY!! yes I beleive i don't have a consistent drawing style. I also strongly believe my coloring is all over the place, but I have a friend who says that my coloring is actually very dooli like and consistent but you know  ICAN"T BEVELIE HER CAUSE I CHANGE MY RPOCESS ALL THE TIME WWW  but if she says so I'm sure there are a good number amount of people who think the same (taht i have a distinctive coloring style).
There are some things i've become a bit more comfortable with in my erm 4-5 years of drawing but there is a lot I know won't stay the same in let's say 2-3 years time and that's perfectly normal becuase that just means we're evolving and bettering ourselves and learning things AND LOASHF OPKAY YEAH!!!

2. How often, if ever, do you experiment around with your drawing style (meaning anything from the way you lineart to a different coloring technique or something like that)? Or, how often do you change it? 

I WHEEZES. I . I EXPERIMENT ALOT I think i do it for every drawing???? it's not so much lineart but more in my coloring!! I take a lot of inspiration from my favorite pixiv artist Rella so I like to observe her works as I paint cause I do want some influence from her so I guess I experiment every drawing to get a similar painting effect that she receives www. and yes so I /THINK/ that I change my style up a lot but you know to others it may seems as if i'm not changing anything at all cause like I said previously they don't know the whole process we go through to finish a drawing
AND WOW SORRY IF ANYTHING IS CONFUSING WHEN I TYPE LIKE THIS I KLIND OF JUST BLABBER WWWw
GOOD DAY TO YOU TO OFAE 
SMOOCHES YOU AND RUNS
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Q U QQQ WAHH DOOLI THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING YOUR TIME IN ANSWERING THIS <33333333333333333333333333333333333333

Yeah, actually Dooli I believe you, in some aspects, have a distinct style ; O ; like for instance, if you were going to draw something and show it to me, but didn't tell me who drew it, I would very likely be able to tell that it was you who drew it. I think it's very normal to change some details from drawing to drawing ahaha;; there's no way to be able to recreate every detail in every painting the same way, and I know that now ;///v///; I just hope that one day, maybe years later haha, that my drawing can have specific distinct features that say, "Oh this is her drawing, I can recognize some similarities" ////// it's just that at this moment, I'm changing everything so fast, going from lineart to blurry lineart to no lineart, to lineart again :icongtthplz: I'm trying really hard to find what I like in my art and to work on it once I do find it.. which will probably be never  

AHHHH COLORING YES YES THAT'S THE THING I EXPERIMENT ON THE MOST TOO SOBS I think that's the thing I'm also most worried about atm > ^ < ;; I want to try a lot of different techniques, but at the same time, it takes so long to even finish one SO LOL I'M JUST SITTING HERE WITH MY TABLET IN MY LAP AND CRYING BECAUSE HOW DO I TRY ALL OF THEM, THEY'RE ALL SO PRETTY BUT BUT ONLY 24 HOURS IN A DAY :iconlazepoolplz: EEEEE RELLA'S ART IS SO PRETTY Q UUQQ<333 I discovered her on pixiv a few weeks ago and hnnglkajdfajflj .... paintery feels plz ///////////////////////////// 


WAHHH NO NONO DOOLI I LOVE DOOLI BLABBER AHHAAHHA THANK YOU S OMUCH FOR YOUR INSIGHT AND LOVELY LOVELY ADVICE<3333 //tucks advice into a space in my heart ;///q///;

-------------------------------------------------------S-SQUEAK SQUEAK HUFFS u////q////u //touches the place where dooli smooched ♥
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yuuike Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconbrohugplz:Hnnnngh bby i think everybody's artstyle change~ But i look to it more as an improvement than something negative ; v ;

1. Do you have an established style when you draw? And if so, how long did it take you to find your own style/become comfortable with it? 
No i don't:iconpapmingplz: Hahahahah my artstyle changes in almost every piece depending on my mood //shots
I think in the end you should focus more on enjoying drawing than stuff like style... you should do what makes you happy :iconbrohugplz:

2. How often, if ever, do you experiment around with your drawing style (meaning anything from the way you lineart to a different coloring technique or something like that)? Or, how often do you change it? 
Ya personally i think i'm just going through an phrase but i try changing up the coloring methods with every piece i'm working on... it's fun tbh and this way you can become familiar with all the styles until you find one that you like:iconteyuplz:

My answers are so short compared to those essays down below omg asfasghdfahsgd forgive me dear:iconrazycryplz:
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
 

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUIIIIII Q//////U/////Q //tackles you ................................to my bed-- :iconsrapplz: 

wahhh yes yes I think change is good... but recently my drawings have gone very drastically altered omg from lineart to color to idek just everything :iconlazepoolplz: x infinity 

I'll try to concentrate more on enjoying my drawings because I feel that I have been concentrating too much on my problems with inconsistency, which is why I get frustrated sometimes ; O ; I think I'll also experiment more often, which means I won't upload as much, but maybe it'll help in the long run ;;;;; 7 ;;;;; <333 A-AND YES. YUI'S PRETTY PRETTY COLORS AND PICTURES ; OOOOOOOOO ; I really really love your new drawings, all the pretty colors and textures and just so many feels > U < ~~~~ 

WAHH NO NONOONONOONONO EVERY LITTLE WORD IS SO PRECIOUS TO ME. I'm really thankful that you took the time to write something so extensive and thoughtful :iconletmehugyouplz: <3333
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yuuike Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconlazyinviteplz: //invites you................................... to my bed-- :iconsrapplz: //shots

AGSDFAGHSFDGHSDA HnnnnNNNGH bby i hope you come back soon with your amazing artsu:iconimaginationplz:

:iconbrohugplz:Anytime darling<33
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Glaciaru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
All these lovely peeps that are so dedicated to writing omg //admires
1. Yes I guess?  I do have certain quirks/style of drawing and things I like to stick to. But I'm not sure how long it took me, I just doodle whatever and however I feel comfortable and keep them lying around. Then come back and analyze what I'm bad at, obsessed with drawing www and fix mistakes and such. Once I discover new ways to do things, it leads to...

2. Experimenting. I do this frequently aha--There will always be something different even in the same style. I probably have a stash of previous styles that I always come back to and improve. So it's like a rotation, where it's actually tweaks here and there so stuff appear different ;u;

IDK I--.....:iconmingplz:
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
omg LOL I-IT'S OKAY COLD HUFFS BTW I MISS TALKING TO YOU Q OOOQQQ JUST THOUGHT I'D INSERT THAT THERE BEFORE I MOVE ON TO RESPOND SOBS <333 s-senpai does not notice me---//HIT LOL JKJKJKJKJKJKJK EEEEHEHEHE<3333 

I think I need to try to doodle some more and get comfortable in general with the way I do things? ; U ; hahaha it's just that my drawings are always so time-consuming since I'm so turtle-like with my tablet LOL O-OBASAN. THATS ME EEE /)/////(\ ;; cold's precious style............omg. and your bishies............. can i just///ded 

AHH AND I'LL BE EXPERIMENTING MORE IN THE FUTURE. It's just that a part of the problem is that I mostly want to experiment with coloring? But I can't do that without a sketch or lineart and I'm really picky about lineart before coloring LOL SOBS MY OCD LAKJLF SHAKES MYSELF. So maybe I plan on using a stock lineart and painting over it to see how I feel about my various techniques ;;;; 7 ;;;; 

WAHHH COLD THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR OPINIONS Q UQQ<333 //CLINGS TO ALL OF THEM AND PUTS THEM IN MY SPECIAL FAEBOX OF RABURII STUFF<333333 and thank you for your time too!! ; OOOO ; I know you're probably really busy with life and stuff but I-IT'S SO THOUGHTFUL OF YOU TO ANSWER MY TEDIOUS JOURNAL :icongtthplz: I'm really touched. 

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//touches you e////v////e♥
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Glaciaru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ASdksjdlksdfjjsd FAE. I---- Why are you so cute---//dies of heart attack. I miss my dear Fae too~~~//snuggles you
T-this baka senpai is fighting school a battle so Fae-chan is neglected. :iconcryforeverplz:

I want to add that I like to doodle on lined/graph/any scrap paper, because pretty,  blank paper makes me wanna do things perfectly, instead of just letting my hand run wild------ I save my tablet for more serious/coloured drawings. (bad eyesight //sob)
asdkjsdkf omg no Fae you're not the grandma here you're just so commited  hnng--

It's really hard to find linearts that match my colouring style so for color/shading drills (what I personally call them www) I just use small sketches that are neat, categorize their material/style, do some research and paint away. I also won't lose focus or give up because it's just a small doodle and not a whole painting. Explore more with things with texture/translucent, look at how light bounce off different objects. Mimic realistic things first, then do things your way <3

Eeep FAEBOX I am honored asdlkjdsjfskdljf it's no problem, I need some airtime and a bit of Fae-ness in life so I don't drop dead somewhere...ahaha--- :iconsparklesplz:
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
; OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ; WAHHH I hope you do well in school huffs~~~<3333333 //bakes senpai cookies 
;////q////; <3 

I'll try to doodle more on paper hehehe q v q that's a good idea since my eyesight isn't the best either LOL CRIES (/ n \) 

AND EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE MORE SENPAI ADVICE HUFFS //WRITES IT ALL DOWN Q U Q<3 Thank you ahh I shall try some of these color/shading drills and study some more with real-life objects u q u ~ 

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...-----OMG NO NONONONOO NO DON'T DROP DEAD SOMEWHERE T A T /////////hugs cold close♥♥♥

THANK YOU AGAIN ALKJFSALFDJ PUFFS AND HUFFS YOU'RE SPENDING TOO MUCH PRECIOUS TIME ON BAKA FAE ; AAAAAAA ; <3333
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Glaciaru Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
//HOARDS FAECOOKIES OMNOMNOM--

Asdkjsdf thank you ;u;<3

I'll come back and bug you sometime.

//huffs in your ear
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Porukachii Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013   Artist
Oh Fae-chan bby Q 7 Q You do have a style inside you. You've just haven't been drawing for a long time since you were on Haitus. Your still young and it's not too late to find your own style. A lot of practice is all it takes. Take your current style that you haven't been drawing for a while, and use that current style to help you find a new style. Draw lot of sketches everyday or some other days if you have time. Try to draw a bit faster than before. Even if the outcome wasn't what you expected to be, keep drawing. Speed is what you need for your style. Eventually you will find it.

Don't be like me. That drawing I upload took me 6 hours to sketch in detail. In the pass it took me a long time to find a style but what really I lack at is speed |D 
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
AWWW ANI SEMPAI Q////////////////////////////////////////Q♥

Thank you so much for your advice! I'll try to draw more :icongrosssobplz: But I still take kind of long for each picture;; I think I'll try to do some speedpaints or maybe even limit myself on how much time I get to spend on a certain aspect of my drawings ; OOO ; That's a really good idea hehehe >////U////<♥ 

AWW Q////U////Q ANI YOUR BISHIES AND DRAWINGS ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. Everything's always so detailed and PROPORTIONATE LOL H-HOW DO YOU ANATOMY SO WELL CRIES LADKJLAFJDLJFLAF huffs. And I'll work hard to find my inner style too wah<333 

Thank you for your precious time and words ani<33 you're the sweetest q 7 q <3
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Porukachii Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013   Artist
OH GAWD HOW LONG WAS THIS MESSAGE IN MY INBOX///IMSUCHAHORRIBLEPERSON////CRIEESSS

What ever makes you feel comfortable to draw. Do it! :'3 I'll support you sweetie <3

fjsdkfdkgd thank you bby ; 7 ; Most amazing artist in the world are still practising. I wouldn't say I'm amazing as them. So mostly it's all about practice.
I just look up at some anatomy pics xD It's best to look what's inside of the body because of the muscles instead of looking at the skin. 0 w 0 They do help a lot. It's easier to find the lines of the muscles. 
Yes! Work hard my dear and find your inner style!////GAMBATTE!!!!

I'll spend my whole life helping you no matter what <33
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pakkuma Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HNNGHHH FAERURURURURUUUUU--!!!!!
YOUR ARTSU IS BEAUTIFUL IN ANY STYLE, AND ITS ALWAYS NICE TO EXPERIMENT. WHISPERS ITS THE ULTIMATE KEY TO SUCCESS :iconmaniacscreamplz:
AHEM ANYWEYYYYYYYY

1. Do you have an established style when you draw? And if so, how long did it take you to find your own style/become comfortable with it? 

NO WEI. And I cry because I wish I did ---;;;;; :iconnanakosadplz:

2. How often, if ever, do you experiment around with your drawing style (meaning anything from the way you lineart to a different coloring technique or something like that)? Or, how often do you change it?

SO OFTEN THAT IT HURTS MY EYES MAKES ME BLIND MAKES ME PUKE FEELS
In all honesty thoughh, I do it a lot, especially when I find a new artist w/ a style that I love so much I just cant :iconleeblushplz:
OK CONFESSION TIME when I first started drawing anime and stuff, I was in that shoujo manga stage of life so I pretty much copied styles of my fave shoujo artists weep
But after I got a tablet and stuff, I still used a lot of diff styles and I was happy with a lot, but I could never reproduce (OMG AM I SUPPOSED TO USE IT LIKE DAT) the same style again or I just felt, like not original/unique. even now omg, im in that stage where I'm like hating my art and wanting to delete everything T 7 T
/whispers I wanna be more manry desu
But yeah, like I just tried a new style today omg LOL. but I really like it and it doesn't feel too cute and stuffs like I usually draw, but idk I feel like doing this stuff has improved me?? OR NOT?? OTL still can't draw manry and boobies

s-so I think trying out new styles doesn't hurt!! It helps a lot and I really like seeing it improve and change uhuhu~/creeper 
Maybe if you're unsure about a style you're trying, you can ask friends L-LIKE ME ;7; about their opinions and insights (ALWAYS WANTED TO USE THIS WORD AKLDFJALSD-///) so yeahhh omg this is long wahhh

SO WORK HARD BBY YOU GOT IT YOU CAN DO IT BOB THE BUILDER YES YOU CAN
BE FREEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!11 JUMP IN DAT POOL OF EXPERIMENTS LIKE HARUCHANSAN :iconpapmingplz::heart:
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
OMG OMG IM CRYING PAKKU ALL YOUR ICONS YOU'RE USING IN YOUR COMMENT AHAHAHHAA I-I CAN'T I THINK I'M JUST GONNA SQUEAL BECAUSE OF ALL THE MOE-NESS AND NOW I CAN'T TYPE CORRECTLY BECAUSE MY FINGERS ARE SPAZZZING ALKDJFALFDJALJFLKASJFLASJFAWEOJVCNSAFLEWWEFJOIVHSJRAIOJFELAVFBNKSJALDJFLASKJFLF ...huff. 

AND WAHH PAKKU'S WISE WISDOM AHAHAA LAFFS AT MY OWN LACK OF VOCAB //SHAKES FIST THIS IS ALL BECAUSE OF PAKKU'S CUTIECUTIE ICONS I STILL HAVEN'T RECOVERED YET OMFASLKJLAFJLAJ 

I used to copy the style of any cute artists' picture I couldn't find online when I was younger (like maybe 9-10) before I started feeling like I was being unoriginal as well?? ; O ; At that time I think I was just satisfied I could even draw stuff, but then as I got a bit older, I started realizing that what I "drew", or rather "took line for line from another artist" didn't really satisfy me at all u n u;; That's why I think I'm struggling hard right now to find "my inner self" ......................... omg please just kill me all this cheesiness I am spewing. GRABS AT CHEESE AND CHOKES SELF WITH IT LASKDJLAFDJALKJF... ded  

--------------------------------------------------------S-SCREAM NO. PAKKU NO DON'T DELETE YOUR ART ; OOOOOOOOOOOO ; SOBS SOBS your art I actually think is really precious ; UUUU ; and the thing about it, unlike my stuff, is that if I looked at it without knowing it was your work, I'd still think "hmm looks like pakku's art" and that's the kind of feeling I want q v q Not exact consistency color for color and line for line, but rather, that feel of an artist's ownership of his/her work. EEEEE AHAHAAH I CAN'T MANRY OR BOOBIES EITHER LOOOOOL just flat. plz. like a board. 

BUT EEEEP I'M SO EXCITED TO SEE PAKKU'S NEW STYLE ; OOOO ; :iconanticipationplz::iconanticipationplz::iconanticipationplz:
I bet it's super sekushi e///v///e♥♥♥ AHHAAHA LADFJL HUFFS. 


A-AND HOMFFLASKDJL F-FRIENDS. TOMODACHIS. WAHHH PAKKU OF COURSE OF COURSE Q///U///Q IF YOU DON'T MIND ME BOTHERING YOU IN THE FUTURE I'LL ASK YOU FOR YOUR INSIGHT ((OHOHO)) MORE Q 7 Q<333333333 

Thank you so much for your time precious pakkupakku<3 q v q 

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE OK I WILL BOB THE BUILDER MY ART HUFFS. --------------A--A-A-AAND HARUCHANSAN. OMFGOMGOMOGMOGM STILL FANGIRLING EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<33333333333333




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pakkuma Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG OMG WHUT WHAT MOE//Y-YOU THE MOE YOU ADSLKFJAKSLDFJASFJALSFJAS //spazzes with you :iconmingflailplz:

pffttt that's not cheesy! don't taste or even smell like no dairyyyyy-- but yeah, I know what you mean. It's ok, i'm sure you will find THE INNER SELF WITHIN one day. ONE DAYYYYYYY!!!! * 7 * )//// Just don't give up! I mean, look at pros like freakin' Kishimoto and Hiro Mashima// (LOL WHY DID I BRING THEM IN) they started with mediocre art and now, BAM!! Naruto Shippuden and freakin' Fairy Tail are so much different from when they first started! And it took years for that to happen (though I feel like the naruto style is lazier than before OTL), so don't rush yourself! *u *

AND OMG WHAT, adslkfjlakdfjas--/// I-I'm so glad you can think/feel(?) that XDD BUT THE SAME GOES FOR ME WHEN I SEE YOUR ART, cause a while back I remember seeing your 'Lollipop' deviation and IDK WHY I DIDN'T WATCH YOU, I MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE HIT IN THE HEAD THAT TIME WEEP--// but then when I saw your other drawings in groups, I was like: OMG THIS STYLE REMINDS ME OF THAT LOLLIPOP ONE I SAW THE OTHER DAY and wee, it turned out I was right! that or I'm just psychic/flies to hogwarts but yeah! I feel like I can recognize your art too! and omg water you talkin bout, your mens are so manry that that it feels my boobies kokoro with rainbow feels :iconffryojiplz:

A-AND ITS NOTHING REALLY NOT EVEN SEKUSHI ITS JUST NOTHING WEEP //casually throws in here 25.media.tumblr.com/4d121df66c... a-at least my chibis lost weight :iconpapmingplz:

AND OFC YES ADSJLFLJADFAJ//////// T///7///T ))~ b-bother me as much as you want! :icongyaa2plz: and yw, got nothing to do except study for finals WHICH IS THIS WEEK AHCAMELPOOP Q 7 Q
yus bob the builder your artsu and enhance the manliness AND JUST ONE MROE DAY TIL EPISODE 4 LASKDJFLAKJSDFAS--/// LEMME SEE MORE REIXNAGISA ALREADY HNNGHHHHHHHHH ADKLSJFA//CLINGS
and omg, i'm so sorry for these long comments/OTL
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omuuu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
w-whaaaa I love your art tho//////:iconpapcryplz::iconsparklesplz:

1. Do you have an established style when you draw? And if so, how long did it take you to find your own style/become comfortable with it? 

hsHSHSHSHHHshshshh definitely not---- even after a few years I'm still experimenting with different styles, I'm not like those pro peoples that can just... have a super cool style and keep using it-- gomen not gomen still not comfortable


2. How often, if ever, do you experiment around with your drawing style (meaning anything from the way you lineart to a different coloring technique or something like that)? Or, how often do you change it? 
LOL EVERY TIME I UPLOAD A NEW ART TBH its always changing?!!? But I've been told that it's totally normal and you dont have to worry :icongtthplz::iconsparklesplz: jsut keep on going and one day you will find it and the feeling will be the most amazing thing in the world huuu
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
omff--- omu. HUFF LAKJDLFAJFLALKJ 

WAHH! Q U Q Thank you for your answers ///////// I think after a little more time and practice and getting used to, we can discover that thing THAT THING <--- CALLED STYLE HUFFS ON STYLE WHY YOU NO APPEAR SOONER :icongtthplz: 

I think it's very normal to experiment around but I sometimes feel bad because I jump so drastically from one way of drawing to the next u//////////////u AHH but thank you for your insight ; OOOOO ; I think I understand better now that style doesn't mean you have to be consistent; it's really about how you feel about your work and how your work can affect others I guess?? HUFFS I'M GETTING CHEESY HUFFS LOOOOL G-GOMEN. I believe it's just important to grow comfortable with the way you draw ; v ; 

HEHEHE THANK YOU SO MUCH BBY FOR TAKING THE TIME TO ANSWER ;;; 7 ;;; i am forever grateful<3333333333333333 I wish the best for you too! >////U////<~~~bb
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shusical Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
fAEEEEEEEEEE AHUFJAK HJKHS G QUUUU Q FAE JOURNALSSSSS they always feel really casual and nie ahh;;; ;w;;; EEEE SCOOPED INTO FAES MANLY ARMS MY (Second) FAVOURITE  (after sitting in fae's lap qququqq)

hhu uuuu ;OOOO; oopsie ok i'll try to answer this- apologise for tpyos in advance because for some reason my hands are really shakey atm and almost every word is a typo AHA i'll try to fix them but if there's a lot sorry about that ;;;
ee awww ;www;; actually for some reason i think you improved over your hiatus LOL like it sounds funny but maybe your mind bundled up all the artistic creativity and waited until yyou were able to draw and burst it all out AAHAHA
like for instance it feels like your line weights and colouring got more confidence, that's what i noticed right away AHAHAH

u uuu waa fae aww ; AA ; i- i think what you're missing is confidence LOOOL Q___QQ s..sobb... it's okay... it's understandable ;u;! i had gone on an art hiatus for a lot of years in a row before, when i came back to drawing i literally started over ahhaa...  > U <;; but i think the good about it was that, even though i felt really "out of shape" (LOL) and kind of like... well to me it was starting over, but some other art hiatuses i had that were months long it was also like... well... you see a lot of your friends improved a lot during that time, etc. and i think the feeling i got was not that i was jealous of their improvement but i was envious that that they had the time to draw LOOOOL IM BAD //HIT
HKJAH ANYWAY FAE I DONT REALly know the point of what i said but eeee take it slowly if you need to! ;uuu; maybe i have a bit of a different viewpoint though since i have taken pretty extended hiatuses before.

i think partially you could be disappointed in how your work looks atm and kind of thinking, with the time i spent away/not drawing i could've done a lot and maybe i would be more satisfied. but i think as an artist you never truly get satisfied with your work and that's okay too, and it's good too, even, because it means that you still see that you can improve (and all artists can improve.) if you were satisfied wouldn't it be a little bit worrying like, i know some people get worried that they feel like they stagnate a bit (at least after the period of satisfaction)? It's a bit sad HAHAHA but i mean - mabye instead of satisfaction we can go with confidence, but still knowing that you always have something to improve on still and that's okay.

>> 1. Do you have an established style when you draw? And if so, how long did it take you to find your own style/become comfortable with it?

i think i do! i say "i think" because honestly i don't... really... think about how i draw usually LOL. LIKE... i base my style not on... style (e.g. the way you sketch, draw lines, colour, finishing touches, etc.) but on a feeling? almost every picture i draw is different from the previous, and even in the middle of the picture my "style" can change LOL

for instance i guess if i can match keywords to my style or the style i prefer, it's probably something like.... soft, warm, dreamy, round, watercolour, delicate, feminine, inner glow, hugs..........OK ITS GETTING CHEESY HAHA AAKJ ADGK BUT ANYWAY i guess i kind of gravitate towards those kinds of feelings and styles. i once made a "i like this style" kind of folder and uploaded lots of pictures, including artwork, photos, etc. and actually scrolling through it's kind of consistent with the feelings that i described before. i think that in that regard, my style is consistent. however comparing one of my pictures with another, they aren't consistent at all in any other way probably LOL (well it's very moe and i have age and manliness issues LOL), and even sometimes the "feeling" thing wavers, like this  picture fav.me/d5hqm6x the colouring is very "hard" and for my style i would consider it a darker picture colouring-wise (there aren't even highlights in the hair lol), while in this fav.me/d6agdkm there's so much white and the colouring is much softer and brighter. for darker pictures this one fav.me/d4v68xj you can still tell it's very "bright" because the character's colouring is very soft and light, while in this picture fav.me/d57behb the colouring on julie (you know she wears white and all) reaches near-black and her edges are much harder. though i think the people would consider each of these drawings very "shu", even though i consider them pretty different.

i think i settled on this kind of style only a few months before i joined dA... i didn't really think about it ever, i just kept drawing what i thought "looked nice" AHAHA and i guess i'm okay with it? there's still challenges with it (uM anything maNLY PLS LOL GGGGG) but i think i'm pretty comfortable with it? sometimes i really admire the very manga looking like hard line styles and everything, and more mature styles and all (m...my style is babies) but i think if anything i can always expand my style. a lot of my favourite artists are not stylistically in line with my own works e.g. sakizo's style is more mature, imai kira's style does not even have shading LOL, ruan jia huffs just look at it etc. etc. but you can always expand i think!! like i think sometimes people get mixed up in thinking that their style must be one single thing, i think it's okay to have multiple styles as you see fit.

m...mAYBE MY STYLE IS INCONSISTENCY AHAAH OH GOSHh

>> 2. How often, if ever, do you experiment around with your drawing style (meaning anything from the way you lineart to a different coloring technique or something like that)? Or, how often do you change it?

every picture HAAHA i don't usually remember how to do stuff in older pictures because my techniques change so often... i don't think it is usually very conscious though since i'm really used to experimenting i think... it's not a very big change usually, but i notice it (as i understand my style the best i suppose) AA ;uu;; i guess i see it as my style is constantly changing. i'm never truly satisfied with my own stuff so usually something changes by the next picture haha ;w; i do things like change up brushes (sometimes i use a really weird brush like that leaf brush on photoshop i try to paint with it or something IHAHAHA) or i go back to my "doodle" programs (since i primarily work in photoshop and then sai, sometimes i play around on oekaki boards or something) where it feels less pressureful to draw so i can just concentrate on experimentation instead of making a finished picture.
...honestly tho i scrap a lot of my pictures like a lot of stuff i draw never gets shown to anyone or maybe a few people haha;;; im......NOT THE BEST PERSON TO TALK ABOUT art confidence HAHAHA "OTL but ;uu; i'm sure we can do it!!! ; OO ;;

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i think for your style and experimentations it- well not that my opinion matters much LOL but i like how it's going? ;;oo;; like for instance before your hiatus the pieces look a little more inconsistent compared with each other than the pieces after your hiatus. I HOPE THAT SENTENCE MAKES SENSE HAHAHA like for instance it looks more like you're experimenting than it being inconsistent. like, going from this fav.me/d5e1kvy to fav.me/d5hbnqm to fav.me/d5inv36 you can see the differences greatest in the way you colour eyes and hair. but like these fav.me/d66tzk5 and fav.me/d67tofc and fav.me/d6bdcr7 i'm not sure how because i can see the technique is a little different every time, but like the feeling i get from them is some kind of similar style LOL i feel like the glow in the hair or colouring (like the flowers int he kiriban picture) is what i notice the most. SORRY IF THAT's just randomly really specific haha;a;; i think in the more recent pictures though you've been painting more which is a jump in style change (..o...fc since it loses lines entirely LOL) like in your newest two pictures the colouring is a lot more precise looking than your previous ones. i really like the style (technique?) you used for the monochorme ppicture, it has a certain finished look to it that's really pleasant to see. like for instance the lines are very sharp where there are lines, i don't know if you sharpen your pictures but it looks really nice ;w;;; even if it looks really "sharp" like i said, your colouring still keeps the soft look to it though like in the clothing folds and skin and the smooth lines.

; O ; maybe also you don't feel comfortable with your style yet because partially it's like, you don't think you are at the level you want to be (or even very close)? things like mistakes etc. that make you feel less comfortable with your works and in the end it feels a bit like your style is bothering you instead. i feel like styles usually develop over time based on the things you like and naturally gravitate towards, and then for some people they can imitate pieces of other people's styles/incorporate that into their own (and i think that naturally happens as well, whether or not it's conscious) and that's kind of how styles form ; O ;? like for instance i didn't like how my style made everyone look so young so i tried changing it to make "older" looking people specifically, but i didn't "try" to change anything else about my style (it looks horrible btw LOL NEVER AGAIN AKJHSDG forever babies cries). wahh ; O ; <3333 if anything, i'd love to continue seeing your experiments if you'd like? i'm sure others do too ;;;w;;; <333 or if you're not comfortable with it still maybe you can show only a few friends and ask for their input? though i suppose really, your style is up to you and how you want it be like!


sorry i typed a lot!!!!! WAH it's a lot of rambling though and i'm realy sorry >________<;;;;
you don't have answer though! i'm happy if you read it and it helps you somehow;;;;;
<3333 i hope you're feeling better about your art soon ; O ; <33 it's really a bummer if of all things you're uncomfortable with your style sobss... q____qq
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
EEEEEEEEE SHU WALL ALKSDJLAFJD AHAHAHAHH SHU SHUHUSHUSHUS<33 HUFFS //MOVES YOU TO MY LAP Q U Q<33

ahh thank you so much! q///////////q During my hiatus I was really able to take some time to look at other people's arts even though I didn't get to draw myself so I think that really helped me haha;; I was able to "explore" in a sense with my mind, instead of with my tablet Q O Q A-AND SAME. I'm happy that my friends improve but.. sometimes I envy the amount of time they get to spend on their art alskdfjsalfdjlafdjalfdjafl lets be bad together LOOLAKJDLFJAF //HITHIT

And I kind of get what you mean ; O ; The "keyword" matchy matchy thing. I think that's a good way for me to keep track of my art actually haha q///u///q I think I want to develop keywords/feelings for my art too and I believe that's what I'm actually looking for ; U ;  AHH and Shu thank you for describing what "style" means to you q v q I think I'm ready to experiment some more heehehe u////v////u I just feel bad that all of you have to go through this awkward phase along with me LOLOL SOB. AND LOOOOOL SHU BABIES. HUFF HFUF SHU BABIES ARE THE CUTEST BABIES CUTIEESTEST Q UUUUUUQQQQ<333333333 AHAHA moemoe. everyone is so cute i need to pinch their cheeks huffs. fae auntie is coming over :iconheplz:

Shu is right about me feeling uncomfortable with the level that I am at right now > o <;;; although I want to experiment more I always have time limits so in the end, I don't usually get to do what I want to do BUT THATS OKAY HUFFS. I WILL TRY TO TIME MANAGE LOLKALJFDSLAFJL //SHAKES FIST TIME MANAGEMENT OALKDJF. And I'll try to experiment some more later and maybe show it to Shu hehe q/////u/////q maybe i will try to draw some shus and feats...........................i mean..................................... //looks away 

WAHHHH NO NO SHU THIS HAS BEEN GREAT ADVICE AND I REALLY LOVED GETTING YOUR PERSONAL FEEDBACK Q U QQ<333333 It's all really precious to me and I mentally inserted this comment into my special faebox for precious precious shus<33 EEEEEE I THINK I'M FEELING BETTER ALREADY LAKDSFJLAS Q UUUQQ AHAHAHA THANK YOU SO MUCH SHUSHU FOR TAKING YOUR TIME TO WRITE THIS SUPER THOUGHTFUL COMMENT EVEN THOUGH I KNOW YOU'RE BUSY WITH WORK AND STUFF ; OOOOOOOOOOOO ; I'M SORRY FOR HAVING PROBLEMS AT SUCH BAD TIMES FOR SHU ASLDKFJALFJ HUFF THANK YOU!<33
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cherriluu Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
/catches kisses

uhghasdhfsdf STYLES 
I have no idea really about my style. I know I draw moe stuff more often than not, and loli girls is my "comfort zone". But for a while, I drew more grown-up ladies, but now I don't really draw much so I-I'm falling back into my comfort zone. ///// 

AHHHH 

I experiment by copying someone else's style (I never upload them or anything! just stuff them in my dusty walgreens sketchbook haha) but I do that fairly often, whenever I draw. The style never sticks with me, so I guess that doesn't really count as "changing" it. 

a;fsdf wow that was so unhelpful--/keyboard headbang 
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------OH MY IS THAT LULULULU OMFF LAKSDJALSFD OFMOFMOFMOFMOFMOF 


GO MASTERBALL CATCH LULU 

WAAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAA LSDKFJALFJALSJFL BBY I'VE MISSED YOU ALKSFJLJFA DLKJ CLINGS 

and ahh your moemoe girls <33 q v q they're really cute hehe. And ahh I'd love to see more lulu ladies too! don't be afraid to experiment some, even if you don't upload it to dA♥♥♥ 

ahh I see! I love looking at new styles ehhee////// it's really fun and inspiring and I sometimes use my little a.c. moore's notebook and stash my drawings there hehe q///u///q styles always ellude me :icongrosssobplz: 

EEE NO NONOONOONO STOP THIS WAS SUPREMELY HELPFUL WHEEZES i really like having insight on what helps other artists <33 you've been a great help lulu<33333 

//applies ice to head 
that headbang looked painful .... ; n ; 
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ruichou Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013  Hobbyist
WAAAHHHHHH FAE QUESTIONS NKF;ADNGA HUFHUFF--- //srapped

eeee m-my answers might not help much but here goes-- 

1. Im actually a bit unsure about this.... i mean i think i do have a "drawing" style but when it comes to coloring its really really inconsistent.. o(---< 

2. ALWAYS. .... no jk but i've really been experimenting a lot recently, and also discovered lots of styles i like.. whiiich kind of helped me realize the type of style i want to develop myself ; v ; I think experimenting has helped me A LOT to learn and improve many things.. tho i still have a long way to go hehe ;; But yes, i've also felt unsatisfied with my drawings many times nfka;dfb it was almost frustrating o(-------< but then i started playing around with different techniques and trying out lots of new things and honestly, its really helped me. u v u

so idk... i think its not that bad if you experiment or change styles frequently faetan ; v ; plus i love every single piece you draw so HUEHEUHEUHUEUEHUEHFALB;BAG HUFF. 

give me all the bishies pls


I MEAN NO WAIT---

w-ww i forgot what i was gonna say.......................... SOB

b-but yes---- d--dont be afraid to do what you think will help you in your art! danj;fabdlgjsb EXPERIMENT ALLLL DA WAYYYYY :iconsuccessplz:

h-hope this helped you at least a bit heh ;//v//; ;;;;;


also................



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*whispers*

faetan d a i s u k i ... u//q//u <3  
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
----------EEEE PIKOTAN ALKSFDJALFJ HUFF no no water you saying these answers are sugoi :iconslashshine: 

Ah pikotan you have a very nice drawing style hehe I can recognize your drawings easily. Even if the coloring changes sometimes, I think the way you draw characters is defined ; v ; 

and HAHAHA same. experimenting is fun and it really lets you open your mind to other ideas, which is a great opportunity to get to familiarize yourself with what you want to create. eheheeeh I love looking at other people's arts and styles wahh ; U ; so many pretty arts//touches it actually motivates me in a sense u////v////u 

WAHHHHHHH HFUFF HUFF NO NO PLEASE HAND ME ALL YOUR UKES AND SEKES AND SEMES PLEASE I NEED THEM WHEEZES B-BEFORE I DIE PLEASE I NEED THEM PLEASE----//ded o(---------------------------------------------------------------------------------< 

AHAHAHA Q U Q I WILL EXPERIMENT LOTS MORE THANK YOU FOR THE ADVICE PIKOTAAAAAAAN<3333


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*whispers* 

pikotan a i s h i t e r u ..... itsumademo...<3


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skyeisthelimit Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
1. although i dont update much, i have an established chibi style! to get my style, i drew a lot and just practiced in general to achieve what i wanted inn the long run

2. I experiment sometimes, but usualy with the way i lineart. 

Hope that helped fae!
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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
yes skye that helped a lot! q v q I think I'll just practice some more to get a more distinguished style? ; u ; thank you!!
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Na0my Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013

1. I have no conant style >///> I found this out recently [today!] while when I was drawing chibis.. The style kept changing and changing!

It's taken me a few years to even get to keeping an eye style >///< And yet it still changes!

 

2. I experiment with my style a lot! Mostly digitally. My traditional style changes on its own somehow *^*

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fae-ru Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
ahh thank you so much for your answers :iconletmehugyouplz: 
EEEE AHAHA Q U Q your art is so cute though ; O ; <33 I think it's so hard to get one style down //cries but I think as you draw more and more and become accustomed to a certain way of drawing, your personal "style" should be able to show! hehe let's both try our best! ♥ 

and same ; U ; I experiment a lot digitally; for some reason my traditional style is usually the same, maybe I'll draw my eyes differently occasionally or something like that, but it's my digital art that I find I have a problem with when it comes to consistency >//////<;; 

Thank you again for your time~ >///U///< ~~b
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Na0my Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013

You're wellcome~ :iconrubcheeksplz:

Maybe >///< heh, I think the only consistant thing is my signature X'D hahaha

Digitally is so easy to experiment with! Especially when theres ctrl+z, copy, and paste X'D ^^; hahaha

 

You're welcome~ again~ haha XD

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