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Arinya and Yvette by Vivyi Arinya and Yvette by Vivyi
Believe it or not, that is actually Yvette. She looks just like Estelle without her hat. xD

This one went through a drastic change, versus the Instagram one from before.

www.instagram.com/p/BMctqVpDaX…

I like to think that this one sort of reflects the cover version a bit better, because it just screams "steampunk" to me. I'll post a link to the book cover version when I'm done working on the summary for it. I probably will end up not posting it until Wednesday or Friday. I'm trying out a new schedule since my list of things to do is overwhelming. 

I really didn't like how Arinya's nose turned out... I still need to do some studies of noses from a distance, but my schedule is swamped full of other things to do, and I plan on doing some photoshop studies every Wednesday until school starts again.

BTW: Arinya is a character from before the prequel. She's obviously Marcilyn, but shhhhh you didn't hear that. xD She was Marcilyn before Marcilyn was forced to get a name change to hide from her father (I really need a good reason why, let's just say... xD I think that might be the cause...)

I've sort of decided to stick to a rigorous and yet free schedule, due to my tendency to not get anything done, because of being overwhelmed with responsibilities, appointments and the likes.

I'm finding ways to preoccupy myself for this week, so things don't get out of hand. I'm still slightly fragile, but I'm healing as I get to it.

Please wish me luck for the future.

Vivienne C. Waltzer
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(BTW: If anyone has advice on how to improve that nose on Marcilyn's face, I'd appreciate it. I'd love a critique on that <3 )

Marcilyn Locket and Arinya Jee © Vivienne C. Waltzer 2016
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Writer
I thought it was Estelle but that's really interesting. :D I love the detail in this one and textures... It really makes it stand out. Great expressions too. <3
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <333 I really appreciate it :) I liked how the detail turned out as well... I spent quite a bit of time on this one, but it was definitely worth it!
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Professional Writer
So many details that just go together to make it glorious! :D Exactly... I can tell you spent a long time on it but I love the end result. ;w;
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <33 :huggle:

I tend to like to spend a lot of time in photoshop xD I dunno why LMAO
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Professional Writer
I think it makes art even better though, it's definitely a good thing. c:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
That's good to hear XD
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Student General Artist
I am loving this new dark shady style you've got going on! 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! XD I've been experimenting in photoshop <33 I really like the results as well <3
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Naysae Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
BRO THIS LOOKS AMAZING OMG <3333 AHHHH
it's so wonderful to see new art from you, you have no idea 8'DDDD
i also agree with the others that you have greatly improved a lot ??? even i think the textures/sepia do wonders here, it gives you this old-time kind of feel. very suitable for prequels i think BDDD
and marcilyn's real name is super lovely too omg <3 ///v\\\
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
AHHHHH THANK YOU <333 :glomp:

Hahaha I'm glad 8D  <33333

Ahhh thank you so much <33 I switched programs, so I think that helped! xD I now use photoshop instead of SAI... it's really helped me a lot in the long run <333 Awww haha, suitable for prequels indeed! <3

Hehehehe thank you <33 Her full name is Arinya Jee, and it roughly means: "beautiful intelligent girl with a locket." It's ironic, because Marcilyn does not like being seen as a girl cause she's genderfluid xD
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UnnaturalOnyx Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, This is GREAT!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <33 I appreciate it! c:
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Student General Artist
This is INSANELY good Vi, and I am not just saying this.
You have seriously made some massive improvement and I am loving it.. the detail in this and the texture!!! Shit, this is awesome! :D
Loving it, Vi!! :)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh thank you so much Bellaaaa

I am very, VERY glad to be improving! It helps to switch over from paint tool sai, into photoshop - I feel like I have much more freedom now. And my Vivabrush was not that perfect lol xD But it worked for the most part, and did what I wanted! But I guess I ended up growing out of all of the brushes that I had before.

Ahhhhh thanks again <333 :glomp:
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Student General Artist
Ywww <3
And yes, you should be! You seriously have been making progress, it is awesome! :D
And ah, should I do that too? Because I recently just got photoshop from a friend, is it much better than Sai? :'o
Yw btw!!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
<3

Ahhhh thank you so much <33 Just makes me want to work harder and do more! <3

Actually, depends on your interests. I personally used to use SAI all of the time, because the interface was simple, and it was easier to use. I struggled with painting back then, but since then I've learned to color pick and a lot of other things, so now photoshop is easier for me. I use photoshop now, upon finding out about some great brushes and tools such as the mixer brush. I know the program a lot better than I used to upon having it since I was 14, and using photoshop elements.

But what drew me to photoshop, was realizing how blurry and difficult it was to establish a decent picture, and I wanted to have something with more texture and grip. I wanted something more than what I had been doing, and photoshop gave that to me c: It's also easier to gain a more traditional-looking style that way, than SAI, which you might be interested in having. There's tons of brushes for photoshop out there, which is another perk, while there's only a handful you can have for SAI.

Overall, there are a lot of perks, but SAI's watercolor system, is a very decent part of what makes up for it. Unfortunately, SAI is also ridiculously out of date, and so pictures in photoshop tend to have more appeal (at least for me). But it's a matter of taste, and my taste generally changes over time xD

Anyway, I should stop LOL before this gets any longer. XD

<3333
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oscurabella Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Student General Artist
Yw :) I am happy to be able to motivate you :D

And I really want to do some more detailed and professional type things~ Like have cooler brushes and stuff and just be able to do new things xD Sai seems kinda limited on that
Thank you so much for your detailed explanation!!! I will start trying photoshop for now on :D 
I also agree that SAI is kinda behind, although it isn't horrible! Photoshop just seems better haha

Ty so much once again :D
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You're very welcome <33 I'm glad I could help you make a decision! I tried to refrain from being too bias ahahaha I do agree that photoshop is probably the best choice! It's been very good for me, and I'm really thankful for using it <3

No problem! 8) I'm always happy to help! <3
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa they look like twins :love:
AAAaaaaaaaaaaahh textuuureee and golden glows xD this just looks like traditional art using gold glowing paint :D
really puurrrttyyy xD
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Aaaaaa yesss Thank you <333 :glomp:  I can see what you mean!

Ahahaha yes they do xD They actually were originally twins a long time ago! I guess I haven't quite shaken the resemblance xD Yvette was supposed to be Estelle's slightly elder sister. :giggle: Before I temporarily got rid of her. But she came back... with a vengeance xD
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Huh? So, they were originally twin OCs but then you changed it?
looollll poor Yvette xD guess Estelle got the spotlight <3
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep c: The first story of Yvette featured Mae and Otto being servants and working for Estelle, a blind girl who wanted to impress her sister and give her a gift... so she rounded up her friends/servants Mae and Otto, and had them hide her in a buffet table and then they each made their way towards the going away party that Yvette was at. Yvette was going away with a man, having married him to rule the kingdom with him. She hadn't invited Estelle to the party, because she knew it would upset her, as Yvette was one of the only people that Estelle could trust. And then Estelle haphazardly crashed the party, and Yvette got irritated at her. The story ends with Yvette softly saying her goodbyes to Estelle. xD Long story short, I decided I wanted Estelle to be the only heir, so I got rid of Yvette. Not only that, but her character changed  A LOT in the process. xD Both of them did, actually! xDDDD

Poor Yvette indeed :giggle:
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Summer-Peaches Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh I love the texturized look of this. Yvette looks so pretty here <3 So Marcilyn's real name is Arinya? :o
Also, I like her nose in this picture!!

Good luck!! <3
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <33 Yvette, underneath all of her spitefulness and strange clothing, is actually a very beautiful person by appearance. She started out being very shy, sensitive and unconfident from being harassed as a child, but gradually becomes an celebrity icon in the foreign country of Heneurock. Arinya (aka Marcilyn) was the one who created her ultimate role as antagonist, and it broke her confidence level for good. It also made her extremely sensitive to what other people felt, which changed her completely once she saw what power did to Yvette, and it changed the viewpoint her father had instilled into her.

Yep!! Marcilyn's real name is Arinya Jee, which roughly means "Beautiful Intelligent Woman with a Locket" in Thai. I'm currently dwelling into both of their histories in the upcoming oneshot that describes the history of these two. I'm trying to flesh both of their characters with that story.

Haha, I'm glad you like the nose :'D And thank you <333
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the sepia colours you've been using lately, it looks fabulous :D The highlights also look awesome too! 
Good luck with everything too <3 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Edited Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much <3 I appreciate it by far c: I'm really glad you like the colors, I worked really hard on this one~ I think I enjoy working with texture a lot. I've noticed my photoshop drawings don't get a lot of attention though D: I definitely want to continue to improve, however, because SAI is just too limiting for me. I just need to find the right photoshop brushes for the style I have, and tweak them.

Thank you <3 I hope for the best in the future.
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're so welcome <3 It definitely shows that you worked on it! Ah well it just takes practice really, I'm sure you'll get better :D And no problem <3 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 lol I hope so hahahaha I've put a lot of effort into getting a hang of it xD I love photoshop though c:
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