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Lands of Huerta by Vivyi Lands of Huerta by Vivyi
*edit* added my new signature! :D

I haven't done a chibi illustration in photoshop yet. Seemed like now was the time :D My photoshop's been lagging pretty badly lately... I need to come up with a  fix. Ever since I've updated to 2015, it's been lagging very badly.

Figured I'd do a cute chibi with Estelle and Otto and their countries. <3 I don't think these flags are official yet, but I decided to go with these designs for now. My writing's been rather blah lately, so I'm trying to get my momentum back. I've been writing that story with Mae and Esmeralda, and it's just not going smoothly. I have written it over 3 times... and it's still not to my tastes. My poetry is also  rather off lately... I've been dabbling into a lot more "dark" poetry, and I just don't like it... I want to keep hope in my poetry, instead of incriminating it with doubt.

I'm really glad I finished this picture though... it's really made me happy <3 I had trouble finishing artwork before... lots of different ideas, and very little interest to do them all.
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TakaraYuuki Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful and very cute! I love the detail! :)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you <33 I appreciate it! :love:
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lydia-san Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh they're so cuuuuuuuuuuutttttttttteeeeeee :heart:
OMG vivi why don't you draw more chibiii it's adorable :heart:
psst Mae would be jealous...
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thaaaank youuuu <3333

Haha, I'm thinking about it~ <33

I feel sorry for Mae now :XD:
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Writer
Awww this is so cute! :love: Really awesome illustration! They make such cute little chibis and I love all of the different textures in this piece. Then there's the emotion that you've conveyed here. It fits with their story so well, I think. I'm digging the flag designs too, tbh I thought it was really creative.

I think it's okay to write dark poetry sometimes, as long as you still do other things too and don't dwell exclusively on the negative every single time. ^^ I can still see a silver lining in most of it. Like in your most recent one, 'Love A Girl' I got the sense of general acceptance and I could be wrong but I felt that it was more or less coming from a place of love and acceptance, rather than one of pure sadness with no hope. But you should do whatever you want and what makes you happy. <3
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Daaaw thank you so much <333 I appreciate it! :) Haha, I love the flag designs too~ <33 <333 I love drawing chibis, I should do more of it~

Fun fact: I did this at 10:00 - 12:00 PM at night. So it only took me 2 hours to draw x3  It's the fastest I've worked for quite some time~ <33 Despite the lag in photoshop :XD:

With dark poetry... I tend to go a little overboard. I can easily become addicted to the dark elements, because when I'm not thinking positively, I can suddenly become the equivalent of a negative Nancy, and it causes a lot of unliked feelings to appear. I don't post a lot of my darker works... because it doesn't comfort me. I generally feel like my past returns when I write too dark... so I try to avoid it at all costs. I've gotten panic attacks over writing darker works, after all. :/
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Writer
You're welcome. ^^ I think it's really neat because I've seen a lot of people make countries, worlds, etc and they don't design a flag for them or anything. It adds a touch of realism to it that's unique. Really clever... :D And it's awesome that it didn't take you as long, this looks like it would have taken much longer. That's what I'm trying to work on too, just getting things done faster. It's not easy. 

Yeah, I understand. Since it bothers you, then yeah maybe you should stick to the things that you are comfortable writing about. :huggle: I'm sorry. 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank you <3 I thought I would like to design flags for my countries, to add a sense of realism. I've never seen anyone design flags either... they do have meanings behind them as well (I just made some up recently :XD: ) I have a really crazy back story for Huerta (the name of the world) as well... it truly makes the Netheron series a Sci fi / Fantasy / Steampunk story :XD: I manage to tie in 3 different things together to make truly wild tale~

Yeah it didn't take me that long to do this... I was pleasantly surprised. :XD: I was worried it would take me all night to work on this... but I finished it in 2 hours! And I'm sure you'll figure it out <33 :hug:

Awww it's okay :hug: Yeah, it does bug me a little... but that's just because of my mind, not anyone else. I will still post darker works every so and so, like my suicide poem for instance, but only if I feel it's well done :heart:
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Writer
No problem. I think that's why I like this idea so much, it adds authenticity to it. That's what makes it different also, because it's a mix of things that you love. Those stories usually turn out the best and I love the concept so far, you're able to tell the story really well. <3

And thanks... I keep finding ways to make little shortcuts and save myself bits of time here and there when I work on something and I've made some progress but I still can't seem to finish something in only one day, no matter how hard I try. But it could always be worse I guess. At least it doesn't take me like 3 months anymore, I feel like that was just ridiculous. xD

That one was really well done, it's still one of my favorites. It always stands out in my mind because of the way you approached a sensitive subject but still managed to keep it from being over the top or offensive and that's not always easy to do. 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
It's always so fun to create countries and their background stories <3 A whole different world can have so many interesting heritage and stories. That's what I really love about fantasy and sci fi. I base Netheron mainly on British Victorian History, but there's also a little bit of french heritage in there. It's also it's own little world... so it's very compact. I might make up it's own currency as well... but for now, it's based on french currency: "euros" because I imagine Estelle's lineage to have a little bit of french heritage.  And thank you so much <333 :glomp:

I have a very specific way I do my strokes, that saves a lot of time. But even before then, it never took anymore than 3 days to draw something. I guess it's because I love working for hours on end in front of a screen...and I feel like I must finish it, or else I won't be interested in drawing it anymore. I've actually given up many projects, because I've lost interest in a day. So I tend to rush things pretty badly sometimes. So somewhat the opposite problem... LOL :XD:

Thank you <33 It's still one of my favorites too. I didn't think it would get all of that attention... but it just proves that I'm a better writer than I think I am :heart:
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Professional Writer
That's so neat! I think that might be why I like it so much. It gives the creator a chance to do so many different things and make it any way they want. She seems like she could be French, yeah. Euros work, you could always rename it later if you wanted to. 

I worry about that too, since I've lost interest in several pieces while I was working on them. Sometimes I just feel the need to get them finished while I'm still inspired for that idea, but even if I'm working on it all day long with every second I get, it still takes days to finish. Which I feel like it shouldn't, but it does anyway. ^^; It's been a real problem for me. Right now I'm just kind of burnt out on drawing and want a break from it. I feel inspired but I just need a break. 

No problem at all. You absolutely are. :heart: We're our own worst critics, after all. xD
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PantherPL Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
About the dark themes in your poetry... Everything needs diversity, and tbh I liked your poetry with that theme. Keep up the good work, whether it would be hopeful poetry, hopeless poetry or drawings :thumbsup:
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I understand diversity... it's just that some of the content I write is not to my tastes. I've written some pretty messed up things before... and I don't want to get into the habit of reviving an older me. ._. But thank you for the support none the less <33 I'm sure if I do write something dark that is acceptable, I'll post it. :D
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PantherPL Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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