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2016 Summary of Art by Vivyi 2016 Summary of Art by Vivyi
Hello all! As some of you might know, I always do a summary of art each year. This is 2016's addition. 

Overview

This was a pretty productive year overall. In some cases, I drew almost every single day. In other cases, I only drew once (such as August and September, those were hard years for me, because I was struggling in school. )

I discovered there really was such a thing as overdrawing. My hands really ached after the MarciEstellie picture of November, which took me 4 days to do. 

December's picture will be uploaded soon. It's a picture of Margarette, a younger Margarette anyhow xD

Each Month

January - I drew a lot in December over Christmas break, so I drew an okay amount. This is Adelita, one of my first attempts at her. I remember back in January I was fleshing out her backstory with Estelle. Man, it's been a while since I've submitted a short story xD

Feburary - I drew not one, but TWO pictures for Valentines Day. Man, I must really love Valentines Day. I was getting  a little bit better at shading here, though some of the faces still needed tweaking. I was finding my painting style in Paint Tool SAI.

March - I got an adopt from Arasteia ! So I immediately chose to draw her. I haven't draw her in a while... please forgive me >< I want to give her a draw in photoshop sometime... I haven't fleshed her or Ginger's story in a long time, though. My memory of their relations is rusty. 

April - Drew quite a lot here. I chose this picture in particular, due to the fact that it's the only picture this year, where I've drawn men xD My bad guys, seriously LMAO I'll draw more men later when I can ><

May - My other adopt from Ari! She's actually turned into a pretty rambunctious character. I've been writing her in my book. Maybe she's not what her original draft was, but she certainly is mischievous and a bit of a tattle-tale. 

June - Marcilyn Locket! I've drawn her a lot this year, partially because of my fascination exploring her character. I've discovered more about her, her background story, and where she comes from. She was pretty reluctant to tell me at first! xD Then I discovered that she was Genderfluid, and I've tried hard to piece  together all of the pieces of that. Still have some last minute research to do... then I'll get there!

July - I was requested to draw a prince for this day, but there was a ton of other art drawn for this as well. I imagine the prince to be Marcilyn's sibling or something xD I've also toyed with the idea of him being related to Otto in some sort of manner... or maybe being the prince of Ayamira! HMMMMMMM

August - Things were starting to get tough on my end, and I was exploring a lot of Yvette, and wrestling with her. I explored a lot of deep topics (some even verging on controversial) and came to the conclusion that Yvette was just a bit of an eccentric, and had weird quirks in her personality. Whether she actually physically has a mental illness, will be up to the reader. I do not want to take part in stating  any of what she might be. That is one secret I shall keep to myself ;)

September - MarciEstellie time! For those who  don't know, that's the shipping name of Marcilyn x Estelle. I know: I'm a dork xD Every so and so, I draw a picture of them, because I love them so much. I want Estelle to have the utmost respect for Marcilyn -and vice versa. I want their relationship to be purely innocent, romantic, and free. I want to disprove that lgbt relationships (especially between somebody who's lesbian, or bisexual) have to be full of hypertensive, sexy, and tragic (happily never after) romance. Somebody as caring as Estelle, and as shy as Marcilyn, deserve so much more than that.

October - Marcilyn again, this time in a new coloring style. This was straight before my transition to photoshop, where I felt dissatisfied with SAI because of the limits in coloring. Although I really liked working in SAI in terms of my having my own brush, I am just as happy with the brushes that I currently have in photoshop. <3

November - Another MarciEstellie picture, this time a redo of the picture I did back in April or March. It's safe to say, I've had some massive improvement. I also started a new short story project, with these two specifically in it - also exploring Marcilyn's gender a tiny bit. I'm still currently working on it. I hope to have finished my research on Marcilyn by the end of December, so I can finish it. 

December - Margarette Violette, aka Estelle's mother. I did this with photoshop, and I've managed to replicate a  better version of my older art  style. I think I'm gradually adjusting to photoshop, it may take about another month of drawing, to really adapt to it, and re-find my own coloring style. I've been trying out a lot of new techniques to find what works for me. For paintings, I'm using a black and white layer first. For lined drawings, I'm just coloring straight out. I hope to also practice more cellshading in photoshop, and not  feel compelled to paint over it, to make it look better xD But I might use Clip Studio Paint for all of my cellshading. :giggle:

Overall Thoughts

I've improved a lot, and I've gotten better at nearly everything, although a lot of my elements has stayed the same. 

I'm starting to re-use references, and try to find references for nearly everything that I do. I used to feel not compelled to use them, because I store photos in my head very easily! Not that I have a photographic memory (hardly) but I do have a real knack of using my own gut feeling for poses and shadows. However, you don't learn that way, so I'm trying to do more studies each Wednesday and focus my attention on that, rather than just sulking at how bad I am at studying xD

Overall, still improved a lot. Still drawing a lot. Will continue to draw. 
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmmm my fav would be... May :D
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
May was a good month hehe :giggle:
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:nod:
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow it's so cool seeing the evolution of your style! You definitely have improved so much :D I love your colour scheme too :D 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh thank you <333 :huggle: I appreciate it c: I'm glad you think I've improved :D That means so much to me <33 The color scheme was fun to do :D Hehehe
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! <33 You'e definitely improved! 
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Summer-Peaches Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I saw this and I was like "What...it can't be the end of 2016 already...." but then I THOUGHT ABOUT IT AND WAS LIKE WHOOOOOA where does the time go :'D

But anyway, this is amazing!! Your improvement is incredible (although I loved even your older works :D) and I can't wait to see where your art takes you in the future!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? XD It  felt like this year was going to sprawl on forever hahaha

Thank you so much <33 I'm glad you think so! XD I'm excited too! <33 I can't wait to see where it heads :)
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