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Published: December 29, 2012
… it started off as eyes practice only I swear

… but then it became yugioh

like everything else in my life

do you guys like the more "realistic" kind of drawing style ("painterly" style/high fantasy style) or do you like it more "cartoony" (exaggerated proportions, etc) or "anime" (strong/existent lineart with simple shading/ cel shading)

Wacom Bamboo/Paint tool SAI
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George-WillisIIIHobbyist General Artist
I think that it is a pretty sweet blend of yugioh and high fantasy.  It pretty much steers into a sort of fantasy looks after nailing the first.  That, along with the duality and parallel that it takes on with the segmented take of two eyes, one (a pair) on top the other, makes it singular.  Therefore I like it.
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AlumitOAtherHobbyist Artist
That's so freakin' cool! XD I love the detail in this :3
TheWhiteJewel's avatar
The eyes are gorgeous!!
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Catgirl19Hobbyist Photographer
Whoa, that's cool!
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InfernalBlossomHobbyist General Artist
I just love the difference in the eyes: the sincerity and innocence in Yugi's, and the fierce passion and intensity in Yami's. The style seems to amplify it more than the cartoon version would
MemoriesOfErika's avatar
I think this is really well drawn... but I prefer the anime versions of them. You do beautiful realistic work, I'm just... partial to the nostalgia.
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VeroNightshadeHobbyist Traditional Artist
The eyes are a fuck of a lot scarier in Season 0. So is Yami (MURDER!).
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Serina67Student Traditional Artist
I totally understand. That happens to me too when I draw eyes ^^;
also I love your picture It came out great!!:iconiloveitplz:
kyuugi's avatar
I LOVE this. The style, the colors, everything. Love love love.
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xxMidknightxxStudent General Artist
This is amazing! What tools did you use in SAI to make this?!
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DaiNoShojoNoYamiStudent General Artist
I like the mix between Realistic and Anime...

Meh, I can't choose one over the other like so many other times in anything art related in my life ;~;
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7th-Rock-AlienHobbyist Digital Artist
I think you strike and nice balance between realism and anime. Also, love the lighting and coloration. You can tell there's life behind them.
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Game-SpiritStudent Digital Artist
"… but then it became yugioh

like everything else in my life"

Yeah, that's pretty much the story of my life. :iconheaddeskplz:

The "realistic" kinda style is pretty cool, and quite beautiful, but I think I like the "anime" style more. o.o' Not quite sure why, either..

Either way, beautiful eyes! You're so talented! :D
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gyakuten-no-megamiProfessional General Artist

I'm pretty partial to the painterly shading on anime-style proportions. But that's because I'm stuck in a rut and never getting out. Still, "realistic" shading in lieu of cell shading can make for a fun effect, even if it takes a million years longer.

Also DEM EYES I am totally digging the crease in Yami's eyebrows. Very nice.
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AesirMasterHobbyist General Artist
nice detailing
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enkii-chanStudent Digital Artist
Your realistic style is BEAUTIFUL, just like your art style in general. xD I really do love how you did the eyes. It's the most catching feature on any YGO character ( I find, anyway ) and you made it come to life. :D Good job!
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Major-VictoryStudent Digital Artist
For you in particular, I love the more realistic versions
4hikari's avatar
Hehe, nothing wrong with everything turning yugioh! :XD: And I'd call your eye practice a success- they're wonderful. :)
I like all styles, really. ^_^
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