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Crumble  ::Drawing:: by lavonia Crumble  ::Drawing:: by lavonia
.....................Lavonia Morris Website.....................

Audrey Kawasaki is in part inspiration for this piece, especially the torso. [link]
Modern manga was the influence for the face. Some Art Nouveau for the hair.

Thanks for the DD. Incredibly honored! :huggle:

This piece has been all the way to Miami for Art Basel. It's a great little image. 2009. Graphite and charcoal on brown paper.

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2011 Lavonia Morris.
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Daily Deviation

Given 2010-06-01
The blossoms of spring fall
Leaving only winter's naked branch
Into forever
In the Orchard...

- TIGER ARMY
~lavonia's soulful meditation, Crumble. ( Featured by SRaffa )
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Mdragonflame Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love this<3 congrats on the DD!
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lavonia Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you.  :)
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Mdragonflame Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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AreaFive Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, this is incredibly beautiful, very striking and moving in a way I'm not sure I can explain. Well done.
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lavonia Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :nod:
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xscarcrowx Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
I was looking back through your work and I saw this and thought "that is going in my favorites" only to see that it was already there.
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Artistforhim Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
I love this so much.
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RTKraken Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Masterful use of line and negative space. And with a very deft touch.
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for your thoughts. :D
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Giampaolo-Miraglia Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Congratz for the Daily Deviation! :kiss:
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Nattmaran-bjd Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats to the daily Dev! : D
You deserve it! :hug:
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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MBKKR Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
This is to much a replica of Audrey Kawasaki (and not even close to her quality of work) you should have mentioned here name and called it fanart.
Don't get me wrong i don't mind if want to copy things for your self to know what you like in art or use it to go to a next level but don't use it like you invent this style of work. Then just keep it to your self.
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
You should take your own advice, and keep it to yourself. :)
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Mimi-Sakurai Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I understand that you don't want to take his advice, but he's actually quite right. :] But rather than a replica, I think it's 'just' a huge influence.

I know an artist who copied Emperpep's style. That's what I call "too much a replica". This faker even went so far as to copy the same shape of eyes and head, the same style of fingers, the same way of colouring the eyes, etc. The only difference she let in, was the difference in quality of art. She lacked the colouring skills and the skill to make art interesting. Emperpep has better art, obviously.

Here, however, we don't see the same slented eyes that partly distinguishes Kawasaki's art. Furthermore, your colouring is much rougher/sketchier. The shape of the head is different. The eyebrows are different. The lineart isn't as nicely thin and fluent. And etc. etc. etc.... It's actually your own style that makes the biggest differences, and not "quality of work".

A lot of artists get influenced over and over again, take Picasso as an example. So it isn't as bad as he said it is, but you should still try to distinguish yourself a little more as an artist, because the influence may have been a little too much. ^ w ^
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
It's pretty well the way he approached it that I took offense with. Firstly, I wasn't trying to hide the fact that I was influenced by Kawasaki. If he'd taken the time to read my front page or look at my overall work, he'd have realized it. I embrace that fact, not hide it.
The fact that I didn't link out the one initial work was my mistake, but it was an honest one.

He called the work copied, but it isn't. I think I studied a torso for the work. The hands were my hands and the head was something from my memory. However, I implemented her style of drawing. Replication is useful for learning purposes. I did a series based on Kawasaki's work, pulling several elements that I felt would be useful to my own. I'm not ashamed of studying, nor am I going to hide it. It's my work, it's solid, and I stand behind it for what it was at the time.
I'm now moving on to other things, because I feel like I got what I needed.

I agree with you longterm that it's not going to get an artist anywhere to copy. However, all the greats, including Picasso did just was I did. I realized this in college when I studied the greats myself.
I call BS on the each artist is an island thing. Taking full credit for styles that have all been influenced by another artist. History is full of that.

I appreciate your thoughts. They are carefully thought out and intelligently put. :) It's a thoughtful reply and I am thankful that you took the time out. :hug:
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Mimi-Sakurai Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah I see, thanks for writing all this. I now understand your situation. ^ w ^ I'm glad you took your time to read my comment too.

I understand that getting your art influenced is a good and natural way of improving your art. That's why I took Picasso as example, you can pretty much divide his art according to the style he used. I used to think every artist has their own particular style, just like everyone has their own personality. But both can change through time and experience.

It is, however, hard to distingiush a boundary between getting influenced and getting influenced too much. In any case, you've given credit to the artist. And I find that a very noble thing to do, seeing as how many other artists don't dare to and even pathetically deny the fact they get influenced.

Good luck and keep it up! :hug: I believe you are a promising artist!
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you for the comments. :)

Yeah, I will be more careful about that in the future. It's one that slipped by me. I have a whole Kawasaki series listed on my flickr, so I didn't even think about it. I don't have any problem admitting my influences.
They are always a springboard for me. I study them intensely for a while then go back to my own models to integrate what I've learned.

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Shi-san1987 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010
Thanks for info about nice artist, I search in google about Audrey, she's fantastic. :) And ofc I agree with you.
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ZeroMidnight Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Crazy awesome, I love this! :clap:
:+fav:
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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LuigiBoy85 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
how nice :3
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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LuigiBoy85 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
aaawww....thanks for the hug :hug:
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KelciD Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
She looks lovely. ^_^
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:glomp:
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Dabblinguy Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Gorgeous work! I dig the details and the shading technique here- the girl looks cute, and I like how her hair is flowing (not to mention the disappearing hands effect)- kudos! =D
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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Dabblinguy Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010
No problem :aww:
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wytherwing Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
congrats on your DD for this very pretty drawing! :)
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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kuuramantoonis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
o. A fan of Audrey Kawasaki.
coo
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Yep yep. :)
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SapphireIceQueen21 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
i love how you did her expression, so thoughtful! and your proportions are perfect!
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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ricks-cafe Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
audrey kawasaki does it better because she did it first... :cough:

i don't mean to be offensive but please at least state where your inspiration came from for this image, or you will come off looking like a sneaky copycat. :B i like your linework though. keep creating! :meow:
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
I don't necessarily agree with your statement. My content is vastly different from Audrey's. We have different messages entirely. However, I've been studying her work. This piece was made during that time frame.

The inspiration statement is on my main page. I've updated this one too, though. I've been an big advocate of her work, anyone that follows me knows already. Thank you for your thoughts.
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GreyBeardLegend Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very pretty
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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zenatz19 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Deeply, absurdly beautiful. :heart: So fleeting and temporary, too...
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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Puddinchan Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Beautiful ^^
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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Zimlack Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
its beautiful
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:huggle:
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Puppy2388 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've faved this in the past (I watch you ;P)

But congrats on the DD! :w00t:
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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rosalybelmont Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
Very beautiful!!!!
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lavonia Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:hug:
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