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So, you still like me? by OmegaDez So, you still like me? by OmegaDez
Maki's been pretty moody lately. I guess she has yet to get over the fact I haven't drawn her in so long. Approaching her after all that happened wasn't easy, but I finally managed to make her smile with some ice cream.

So this is just my own little muse, Maki Sasaki, hanging out nonchalently in a parking lot under an overpass.

Which is actually a real place I like to hang out at. :)

I'm sorry I took so long to draw her again.
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SanyaWaffles Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know this is an older pic of Chloe, but I really like her pose and expression in this pic.

And the detail on her outfit and the background.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016
Thanks. This is the one drawing that made me want a webcomic taking place in my city. (It just took me more years to finally get off my ass)
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palowsky Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not bad, especially like the mood of the overall piece. Keep it up!
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012
Wow, thank you for the nice comment!
I should draw her again soon.
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kingfox66 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2012
i really like your pics
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thespawnof66 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
She is very pretty! Great job!
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2012
Thank you!
What bring you to my page?
I gotta admit, I don't get all that many visitors lately...
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thespawnof66 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
I'm not sure. I guess I spotted your work because of your picture of Yomiko Readman, who's always been a favorite of mine. I must have put a watch on you then.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
Well, thank you for liking Maki. :)
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thespawnof66 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
You're welcome.
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supermanwich23 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice STYLE
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Thank you!
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supermanwich23 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! It's a really cute OC
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2011
Thank you again! She's like a daughter of mine in a way^^
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supermanwich23 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
oh neat. ^_^ It's cool when you feel a special connection to your characters.
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Musou-Enrai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Wonderful pose and the BG is great! :#1:
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MLBlue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
The character and the pose are cute. Might need some minor tweaking in the shoulders area but maybe shes supposed to look awkward or uncomfortable so that could be what you were going for. Good job.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Lol I take it you found Maki by yourself. ^^
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MLBlue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, curiosity gets the best of us. :) She looks fashionable and I like that, although it seems her hair has changed compared to your older drawings. Its gotten longer and the glasses are different. At first I thought the hips were off but I guess shes supposed to have a lanky figure, also it was "low-rise" jeans so they tend to show more. Usually worn with bikini or thong underwear since that style of jeans reveals the straps. :) I like the white band that hangs off the side of the jeans, nice combination of black and white.

Ill have to look at more of your work but she looks like a cute character from what ive seen. Do you have any profiles or any basic written about her?
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Yup, maki got a little makeover in 2006 where she let her hair get longer and changed her old nerdy glasses for new ones. (she couldn't see anything with them anymore)

My drawing skills also got better around that time. XD

There isn't much profile for her, she's just a recurring character I draw all the time, although she DOES have a pretty detailed personality. It just happens to be all in my head. :(
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MLBlue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I see. I like the improvement, I hope to see alot more. Your older stuff is quite cute too, I totally dig meganekkos myself. :)

Good to know your drawing skills got better. Mine keep getting better too little by little, its fun to compare drawing ability. I have way much more stuff than I show on DA. :)

Oh, I see. Yeah its the same way with me, alot of it is in my head. I have alot of "slice of life" moments in my pics, I have an idea of a basic progression of stuff that happens in each charcters history, but Im not that confident in my writing abilities to do the in-between writing. Also had to make a chart so I could remind friends who was who. ^_^

Try writing yourself some notes so you dont forget anything, also helpful if you lose any work and you wanna recreate what youve lost.

From what I gather from your character, she seems unique, more sensitive than she seems, some hiddne angst, oh and fashion conscious. :) I assume that she is gay since she is in a relationship with another girl? It reminds me of a shoujo ai relationship I made for some characters I have, and one of them is really into camo. :D We seem to have some stuff in common, lol.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Practice makes perfect, I guess. I never draw enough to get noticeably better. :(

Maki doesn't hide much angst, really. She's a simple, life-loving girl. And yes, she's quite in love with another girl. Well, was. I don't know, I got tired of drawing that Yuki chick, Maki always got all my attention... maybe I should redraw her in a way I'd like her more...

You remind me, it's been a while since I drew Maki in camo.
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MLBlue Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Drawing alot does help you get better, yes, but a friend of mine likes to study from how to draw books, not just manga but realistic too. Draw tons of stuff from life in a sketchbook, get some catalogs and copy from pictures until you are confident enough that you dont need to copy any more.

Oh, okay. I saw some pics where Maki looks shy or pensive, I guess I read too much into it. Sorry. I really like that you have her like other girls, it seems to make sense for her. Sometimes you can just envision a character doing something but you cant force an idea, it has to feel right. For example, A lot of my main girl characters have boyfriends, but I have a hard time drawing guys. I could go the easy way and just draw all girls but I have to keep in mind how the character would feel in my mind canon-wise/story-wise. If I can only picture my chara to be straight im not gonna force her to be gay, unless I do non-canon fanart where I can feel free to mess around for fun. But that has to be made clear to your fans, you wouldnt want to confuse what they have come to expect in your plot.
A great example is in Dan Shives webcomic, [link] which is a influence on me, when he wants to just draw his charas completely different he jsut does it in a seperate strip. EGS being his main comic, EGS:NP being his non-canon playground. :)

If you want my advice on Yuki, ive seen you only do some outfit changes but nothing really different. Try recreating her from scratch, get rid of any personality points that dont work anymore. Try experimenting with new fashion styles or even a different ethnicity or personality. Have fun and see what you can come up with. Feel free to ask to use any of my ideas for inspiration.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010
Hey, that Dan Shives guy is pretty good, I'll check his stuff out!

A new Yuki is a profound mystery. Sometimes I think I should just use Azumi instead.

Maki and Azumi

Azumi by herself

Although maybe Azumi's not "main character" material...

*sigh*

I'm in a slump. Yuki simply is too girly and shy for my tastes, but I need to have a character different enough from Maki for it to work...
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tanpopi Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute!:love:
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Aah!

Domo arigatou!
Thank you for watching me too. ^__^
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SleepyKiks Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010  Professional General Artist
This makes me think of a dating sim for some reason. :/
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neverman Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
nice background
keep on drawing man
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Merci mec!
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obsidianzero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Neat stuff there...! Agreed with max. I also like your colour choices as always. The4 setting here it pretty neat, and the way it's handled.

I know what ya mean about character neglect guilt.... poor regan... ignore than I've done no new art in almost 3 years, but regan's also put far into the background, with her only getting about a page of attention in Watching Yute, and probably zero in Echoes of Erebus...I should make it up to her by drawing something slutacular for her. :P
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Yeah, I can't believe how you abandonned her like that! Weren't you head over heels for Regan back in the day? Even though it took you like a whole year before finding her a name? :)

I know how it is, not having the drive to draw anymore, man...
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obsidianzero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, ole' 'rockergirl'. Her and 'that redhead soldier girl'. The thing is, I HAVE the drive to draw, but I also have the drive to write.. and I have to choose, y'know? The fact that a 2 year old seems to be a harsher disruption to art than it is to writing helps decide that.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Yeah, I guess kids are probably the reason 80% of my watch list doesn't update their DA anymore.

I gotta look for younger artists. ;)
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obsidianzero Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
you mean those 9 year old types that blow us both out of the water? :P
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
them bastards!!!
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MaximK Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww that's so cute! You really convey emotion well! That pose and face are just so great ^^ Makes one want to go "Aww, let me give you a hug"
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks Max! :)
I always love to get comments from you after all this time.

And yes, I think she really needs a hug. :)
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lc3 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Oh that's cool... did you work from a photo? Nice to see you back in action!!!! ^o^
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thanks man!
Glad to hear from you! How's it going these days?


And yup, I inspired myself from a photo. But it's a photo I took myself, so it's not that bad, is it? ;)
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lc3 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Heheh... too busy to update. Hoping to make a come-back like you soon though. ^_-

I like the sketched-from-photo background, really gives it some depth.
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
We all are...

That's what growing up is about. :)
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Baringa-of-the-Wind Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Awesome picture =D
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Thank you! It really means a lot to me to get nice comments after my hiatus. :)
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Baringa-of-the-Wind Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Welcome. =D
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DarkFenomena Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
wow, nice, feel free to watch my gallery :D
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OmegaDez Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Erm, sure, will do! O_o
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