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karikun

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Hello and thanks for browsing my DA profile!


I'm an aspiring artist/illustrator living in Brooklyn, trying my hand at a few different mediums. Most of my art are illustrations and fan art. I plan to create at least one graphic novel and one video game in my lifetime, so I'll get to post my work on those soon!


In the meantime though, thanks for browsing and if you enjoy my art, please consider purchasing something from my Etsy store!


Similarly, if you truly love my art and want to support my even further, consider becoming my patron on my Patreon account! Here I offer WIPs, full-length process videos of my digital art, and exclusive deals on my merchandise! Additionally, I have a monthly STICKER CLUB for my Lunar Tier patrons and am working on unlocking a Celestial PIN CLUB tier when I hit my $250 monthly goal!


I love drawing fan art, witchy and magical things, and shops. Here's a bit more about me: INFP-T / Libra / Female / Chaotic Neutral / Slytherclaw / Born in Beijing, China


P.S. I update my Instagram and tumblr more often than DeviantArt or Facebook


Favourite Visual Artist
Yoshitaka Amano, Yu Watase, Akira Toriyama, Hayao Miyazaki, Leonardo DaVinci, Claude Monet, Caravaggio, Tetsuya Nomura, Tsugumi Ohba, Bryan O'Malley, CLAMP
Favourite Movies
Scott Pilgrim, Batman, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, X-Men:First Class, The Hobbit, Ponyo, Avengers, Zombieland, Adventureland, Inception, Curse of the Golden Flower, Tale of Two Sisters, Secret
Favourite TV Shows
How I Met Your Mother, Once Upon a Time, Playful Kiss, Boys Over Flowers, Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Batman Animated Series, Detective Conan, Ristorate Paradiso, Fate Stay Night, Lucky Star, House of Five Leaves, Gurren Lagann, Soul Eater, Tsubasa,
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Nobuo Uematsu, XIAH Junsu, Jay Chou, Kings of Convenience, Utada Hikaru, Far East Movement, Busker Busker, John Mayer, One Republic, Imagine Dragons, Justin Timberlake
Favourite Books
Scott Pilgrim, Harry Potter, Silmarillion, Sweep, LOTR, The Hobbit, Batman, Marmalade Boy, Black Bird, Fushigi Yugi, SailorMoon, Dragon Ball, Dr. Slump, Nana, Deathnote, xxxHolic, Gente, Ristorante Paradiso, Allice 19th, DaVinci Code, Utopia, The Odyssey
Favourite Writers
JK Rowling, JRR Tolkien, Thomas Moore, Homer
Favourite Games
Dragon Age series, Mass Effect Trilogy, Skyrim, Final Fantaxy VIII, Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy Chocobo Tales, Final Fantasy Theatrhythm, Dragon Quest IX, Tetris, Heavy Rain, Kingdoms of Amalur, FF Tactics, Zelda
Favourite Gaming Platform
Playstation 3, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo DS
Tools of the Trade
Daler Rowney F.W. Ink, Copic Sketch Markers, Acryla Holbein Gouache, and various Bookbinding materials
Other Interests
Video Games, Tabletop Gaming, Puzzles, Arithemetics

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Thank you so much! I’m on Instagram more often than DA but I try to update every now and then!
:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

It is always nice to look at someone else's work for a change, and I have to say that I enjoyed talking about this piece in particular.

The work clearly shows a portrait of a young lady, as titled, and there are little to no changes from the original photograph, which I like. The style is obviously centered around the Japanese manga aesthetic, which can be found in numerous places nowadays - so it's nothing special. However, I understand that it is always fun to recreate someone your know into a cartoon caricature.

Being influenced by manga, I have to say this piece was nicely done. The toning and inking make it very attractive, and the simplicity of the portrait is also very eye-catching. However, the only problem I have with the shading/toning is the lack of variety in shades, or lack of contrast. The shadow tone in her chest area should be darker to show more depth (maybe even add a cleavage line), the dark gray toning on her shirt's collar is also too dark and I also wonder why her hair isn't shaded into a gray. This, of course, is all based on the original photograph of the subject (She had dark hair). Otherwise, the hair is done wonderfully, and the curls look gorgeous; I even like a slightly 'sketched' effect they have.

Two other things that immediately caught my eye is (1) the uneven line work around her ears and face. The ink seemed to have blotched a few times. Also, the whole picture is lavished in detail, down to the last curl, so it seems really strange for the ear to be left without detail like that. Even a shadow tone would have added to the overall idea. In short, the edges of the face seem slightly 'off'. (2) The neck also seems to be missing proper shadows, especially from the chin. Additionally, that strange 'bend' of the neck drawn directly above the collarbone looks strange, almost like a strange bone the subject has, and it made me confused. I know the original photo has the neck muscle turned like you drew it, but I would get creative with it and remove one of the neck muscle line, then shift it slightly up more so that it doesn't touch the collarbone at all. Otherwise, it'll look like a strange spiderweb attached to her collarbone. Agsin, this may just be me.

In any case, I was attracted to this image largely because it's thumbnail caught my eye. I like simplicity, contrast, and some of the manga/anime aesthetic. Although this image was nothing special compared to the plethora of anime goods out there, it is still nicely done as a portrait.
Beautiful girl portrait
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Thank you!
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Thank you for all the faves and the watch!! 🙏🏼
Aw, thank you so much! Sorry for replying so late! I'm not very active on DeviantArt nowadays :/