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death and the maiden by hakubaikou
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death and the maiden :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 749 98
lovers on a bridge by hakubaikou lovers on a bridge :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 8,340 610
apples, dammit
The Big Secret to Learning How to Draw:
In the Beginning... You see an apple, and you draw an apple. You look at your drawing, and it's utter crap. It looks nothing like the real thing, and you wonder why. "Hey, a real apple is red and round. My drawing is red and round. Huh. What's wrong?"
You draw some more apples. Many times.
And finally, one day, you have a Eureka! moment. You realize, *d'oh!* a real apple isn't entirely round! It's wider at the top, narrower underneath. It's got funky little lumps at the bottom. It's got a dip like a crazy deep belly button at the very top. You draw another apple. The result is better, but it's still crap. Much nicer crap than before, but still.... Hmm.
You draw more apples. Repeat.
Another day of drawing, another Eureka! moment. Hello! The red isn't really red. This particular apple is slightly darker than true red. And it's got some tiny tan spots on it. And at the top, the red turns into a pale green color near the stem. You draw an apple once
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sword dancer by hakubaikou sword dancer :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 789 78 hidden by hakubaikou hidden :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 408 44 atropos by hakubaikou atropos :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 587 116 fly with me by hakubaikou fly with me :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 805 177 swim wit da fishes by hakubaikou swim wit da fishes :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 207 68 snow by hakubaikou snow :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 1,034 210 dark by hakubaikou dark :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 416 124 love and war by hakubaikou love and war :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 1,656 194 cavern by hakubaikou cavern :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 561 96 steampunk thumbelina by hakubaikou steampunk thumbelina :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 1,761 165 last night i dreamt of dragons by hakubaikou last night i dreamt of dragons :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 4,216 362 illusion by hakubaikou illusion :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 2,952 431 pirates vs. ninjas... naaah by hakubaikou pirates vs. ninjas... naaah :iconhakubaikou:hakubaikou 1,574 270


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Into the Unknown by kerembeyit Into the Unknown :iconkerembeyit:kerembeyit 16,084 800
Bringer of Darkness Volume II: Dark Art Feature
Bringer of Darkness Volume II: Dark Art Feature
Highlighting the known, the unknown, and some stuff in between...
Digital, Traditional, Photomanips, Photography, and even Writing...
Enjoy yourselves.

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mask by imagist :thumb103506632: Baron of Ibelin by prince0gotham
Briar Head by hewsan Strange Invitation IV by intao :thumb106315615:
death and the maiden by hakubaikou Untitled by AsyaYordanova
Dead of Winter by SerenaNicoleD :thumb105848833:
Old Wood by RoterAdler-sge :thumb104914525: a piece of me by Propaganda-Panda
evil queen by kika1983 Cyberhorror by Frank-Beer Triage by cajunattack
Flamingo-go by cajunattack can't seem to find by Gambear1er In a World of Rust by Lanasy
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Killing the Cheater by benjaminwalker :thumb55426682: in the forest of the fae by RickHaigh
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Blood and Poppies by Elle-H Blood and Poppies :iconelle-h:Elle-H 177 36
#devart Happy Hour! - Round #6
:bulletblue: What is the #devart Happy Hour?
It's a one hour contest run on #devart by Little-Vampire
:bulletblue: When is it? :paranoid:
Every 2 weeks, on Wednesday from 6.00PM (CET).
:bulletblue: Are there any rules?
Alas, there are always some rules to follow ;P
:bulletred: Follow what Little-Vampire tells you in #devart
:bulletred: You'll have 1 hour of time
:bulletred: Entries has to be posted in your scraps
:bulletred: You have to send a note with your entry to Little-Vampire
:bulletblue: Any Prizes?
The winner will get a 1 month subscription, and whoever will take part in the contest will be featured in this Newsletter.
First of all sorry for the delay of this round, but last week I really had no ch
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Rurouni Kenshin perfil by Oracle-of-Moon Rurouni Kenshin perfil :iconoracle-of-moon:Oracle-of-Moon 3 6
Stunning Digital Painting Vol. 1
Hello everybody and how are you all doing ?
Today, I'm bringing you a serie of News Article, it's not Hidden Talent, but there is a serie even smaller than that ! :) Decided to name is Stunning Digital Painting. Don't worry, this does not end the Hidden Talent series of News Article :p It's just another serie of amazing digital painting which are now going to get featured in a regular basis ! You guys should really check this out ! Because there is so many unbelivable paintings :) Be sure to :+fav: some of the works ! Or if you have time all of it (good luck with that ! :p)
:star::star::star::star::star: Enjoy the great show ! :star::star::star::star:[Star!]
:thumb98208399: Duel by AndreeWallin Airship Dock by Grimdar Clockmaker Cronos by Magolobo Lakkenaa and Snowball by Dianae where are you Ridley ? by Raphael-Lacoste Rancor by weaselpa After the Ride by Nhaar :th
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Anybody got a beday by metaltamer Anybody got a beday :iconmetaltamer:metaltamer 2 5
A concise guide on how to get better at art
So you’re a kid looking down at your anime or comic characters and wondering why after a few years of doodling things aren’t looking like how you imagine them in your head. Or maybe you’re a college student who’s wondering why the colours in your paintings aren’t coming out right. Maybe you’re an older fellow or lady who’s dabbling in art and you’re having trouble with drawing hands. Whoever you are and whatever your problem, you all have something in common;
You want to get better at representational art.
Here on deviantart it’s often the case where a noobie will ask a question and another noobie will answer with the very uninspired answer of "practice practice practice." At its core this advice is sound, but the noobie-teacher has just regurgitated what he or she has heard a thousand times over from other would-be noobie-teachers and has not expressed much else. Diligence is the key, but without a direction or goal this diligence might be
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Hidden Talent - Interview with Snowmask
Hello everybody, how ya'll doing ?
Welcome to another edition of the Hidden Talent news series. How are you all, hope yo'ure ready because today we have a roller coaster !
She is extremely nice and very energetic (hypa !) She is not a Scientist and lives with her husband ... Yes you found out (from the title :p) It's the one and the only ...
What is your name ?
Katherine Cheng Franke, though everyone, and I mean everyone, calls me Katie :B
What is your alias and why you choose it ?
My alias is (obviously) snowmask and it came from an acronymic poem I wrote many years ago.
Could you tell us a bit about yourself?
I paint, love my husband and cats, travel frequently, enjoy good food and wine, and bake delici
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Stick People Drawing by JohnSu Stick People Drawing :iconjohnsu:JohnSu 27,886 2,508
TradSavvy: Project Summary

Further to yesterday's introduction to the Community Relations Traditional Team's newly launched project "TradSavvy", we are pleased to present to you how this project shall commence.
There will be two parts to Project TradSavvy - Part I will cover two-dimensional art, Part II on sculptures. The following concerns only Part I of the project.</i>
There will be a total of 6 articles, posted on a bi-weekly basis.
Each article will cover either one, or a combination of two similar mediums.
A guest artist will be featured for each article, with 3 or 5 of their work showcased, followed with an interview consisting of around 5 to 7 questions.
The interview will cover, in a concise yet substantial manner, how an interested individual new to a specific medium can go about starting out.
The following items shall be covered in each interview: Estimated budget, comparisons between the different spectrum
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Deadscape by leventep Deadscape :iconleventep:leventep 611 44 Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin-gumi by behindinfinity Rurouni Kenshin: Kenshin-gumi :iconbehindinfinity:behindinfinity 3,771 590


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Rest in peace.
Sun Mar 12, 2017, 2:17 PM
Lovely artwork. You tell stories with a picture- the perfect example of an image telling a thousand words. Please rest in peace.
Sat Oct 3, 2015, 2:05 PM
So beautiful your work. Rest in peace.
Sat Aug 1, 2015, 5:58 PM
What an amazing artist! I wish more canvases were painted by you!
Fri Jul 17, 2015, 10:38 PM
Your stuff is splendid... But unfortunately the accident took your life away... But good thing your legacy is preserved forever.
Sat Jan 3, 2015, 1:42 PM
Something in my heart move when I see her galery, even If I have just know about her, I feel like we lost someone that was an artist. We lost a great artist, Hakubaikou you will never be forget!!
Sat Nov 15, 2014, 6:23 PM
Rest in peace, can't believe it's been four years already :)
Tue Oct 28, 2014, 11:47 AM
Rest in peace~
Tue Oct 21, 2014, 9:31 AM
I can't believe it's already been 4 years. I miss you. You would love how active the RK community is on Tumblr these days. :)
Mon Jun 3, 2013, 9:36 PM
i always come to see the amazing things she did... and always get sad... no matter how many years passed, she will continue living in all the wonders she created...
Sun May 19, 2013, 10:09 PM
Still love your beautiful works. Miss you a lot.
Fri Feb 15, 2013, 9:05 PM
You continue to be an inspiration to me and to many. I come by here often and see you still alive in your art. :rose::rose::rose:
Tue Nov 6, 2012, 10:44 PM
I just recently signed up on here and have been randomly browsing peoples' artwork. So many insanely talented artists of all kinds, it's incredible. One of her works,however, happened to REALLY catch my eye and here I am! Speechless. Unfortunately, I read
Wed Feb 29, 2012, 9:07 PM
My well wishes go with you, family of hakubaikou. (Rest in peace, dearest.) While I didn't know her personally, and I just found some of her art recently, I hope you are all well, despite your loss. May she be with you in your hearts.
Sat Feb 25, 2012, 7:20 PM
we will miss you great hakubaikou (R.I.P)
Fri Nov 25, 2011, 9:10 AM
R.I.P. I am terribly sorry for that person who had stole your stunning artwork. It is shameful to see someone disrespect some that was so talented like you.
Sat Nov 19, 2011, 11:44 AM
Oh my. My eyes started to water after hearing this horrible happening. I feel terrible that, that fraud (He doesn't even have the right to be mentioned) has taken your art. You're truly an amazing person. I wish for the best. Please rest in Peace.
Wed Sep 21, 2011, 6:00 PM
i hav no clue what happened 2 u, but rest in peace is all i can say
Fri Aug 19, 2011, 10:49 AM
~ [link]
Thu Jul 14, 2011, 7:50 PM
Two years since you been gone. I miss you so.
Sun Mar 20, 2011, 12:56 PM



C.W. Sun
United States
Current Residence: Los Angeles
Favourite cartoon character: Kenshin, Ed Elric, Alex Rowe, Brandon Heat


Journal Entry: Mon Feb 16, 2009, 5:58 PM
I am posting a final update here for my sister, whom you know as Hakubaikou.  I had meant to do this sooner, but it's been very difficult for me.  As some of you may have heard, Hakubaikou recently passed away in a car accident.  Her death was instant, and she did not suffer any pain.

My sister loved art, and she loved interacting with everyone on this site, and meeting fellow artists at the conventions.  I remember when she first discovered the online art community.  She didn't have any local friends who were into drawing, and she was just giddy that she could meet so many other artists, right from her room.  And of the people she met, many became good friends, as close to her as any other.  I know for certain that my sister was very happy with her life, especially in recent years, and I thank you all for being a part of it.

As for this gallery, my family is retaining all rights to my sisters artwork, and I kindly ask people not to alter, repost, or publish my sister's artwork in any way.  Her drawings were very personal to her, and she took great care to make them look exactly as she envisioned.  And we ask that you respect her works as they were intended to be seen, here and on her own website. That said, we are leaving the gallery available for anyone to view and enjoy, and any proceeds from print sales will go towards a scholarship fund, set up in her name. (Details will be posted here at a later time.)

A link for those of you who asked about making direct donations to the scholarship fund...…
The exact details are still being worked out.  But the eligible recipients will be women in the USC film school, aspiring to become cinematographers.  (The fund is being organized by some of my sister's closest friends from film school.)


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CGHub ::: My profile. ::: Rurouni Kenshin fan works.
Commissions ::: Commissions currently CLOSED. Sorry!


My artwork is not stock imagery, so please do not treat it as such. ^_^

In a nutshell:
1. Don't alter/edit/mutilate my art.
2. Don't claim it as your own.

The following are fine as long as you don't alter my images. No need to contact me for permission:
  • Downloading my art for your personal viewing pleasure.
  • Using my artwork as your desktop image.
  • Printing out my art for your personal use (like putting it up on the wall of your room.)
  • Displaying my artwork UNALTERED as part of a picture gallery on your site. (It'd be nice if you gave credit.)

I would ask that you please do NOT do the following:
  • Other than re-sizing, please do NOT alter/edit my art. Do not crop it. Do not change the colors. Do not draw on top of it. Do not remove my signature. Do not add text over it.
  • Do NOT use my artwork as part of your website/blog/myspace background or layout design.
  • Do NOT use my artwork for banners, avatars, sigs, and tubes.
  • Do NOT claim my artwork as your own.
  • Do NOT take my art without permission and sell it for profit.


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n-switch Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May you rest in peace.

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Erayy2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017
Rest in peace
You were a great artist. You won't be forgotten
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