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Dara
Artist | Hobbyist
United States
I draw, I write, I fangirl.
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  • Mood: Compassion
  • Listening to: hollywood - marina and the diamonds
  • Playing: warriors orochi 3
  • Drinking: tea forever
One of my favorite things about drawing is watching other people's techniques, learning from them, and applying said techniques to my own style (whatever that may be???). I've mentioned this love for learning from others many many times before, and it saddens me whenever I see someone look at another's artwork and look down on themselves for "not being as good" and decide that is where they'll give up. 

I am not that great of an artist, but when I say that, I don't mean I'm terrible and I'm definitely not looking down on myself. I don't want praise as a means to make me believe otherwise, no. There are just so many things I know I need to work on (looks at that anatomy), and that happens to be one of the things that actually fuels my passion to draw. My art progression is very slow compared to others, but I still progress, and I'm happy with that.

I love studying people's styles. I love hearing their own commentary of their work. I haven't taken an art class since middle school, so my understandings of the "proper ways to do art (?????????)" are very, very minimal. I guess, though, I'm lucky I'm a major visual learner that watching artists and applying their styles to things I see in real life really helps me out and gives me just a basic understanding, at least.

There are those who don't share the same mindset as I do, however; I have words for them.
Don't give up and don't look down on yourself just because you believe someone is a better artist than you. Or better at anything than you. Keep doing it, and instead of thinking of that person as a high bar you can't reach, think of them as a mentor. Never, ever give up on something you enjoy just because you believe you'll never get better. 

That said, I was looking through a lot of the old art (from over 10 years ago, dang???) in my storage and they all reminded me of a time when I actually thought I was the best artist ever. 

Now here's a fun art progress timeline to look at because I like talking about myself.
2003 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2008 & 2008 | 2009 | 2010 | 2011 | everything else

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OC - Tell No One by Chibi-Reina
OC - Tell No One
Time: 8 1/2 hours

I pretty much lost track of what I was even doing when doing the background. The antlers were a last minute addition. This was originally a lot bloodier, but I toned it down.

This character is supposed to be in my Wonderworld universe. He has some potential names, but I haven't chosen anything specific yet.
Tbh this was lighting practice. Also there are some mistakes, but I'm done.
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APH - Call Them Macaroni by Chibi-Reina
APH - Call Them Macaroni
It's been around three years since I've drawn either of these two, and I've been in the Hetalia fandom since June/July of 2011. 

It's been quite a ride, honestly. I'm forever grateful to Himaruya for creating this series and continuing to add on new content to keep things fresh and interesting. I wasn't into history before getting into Hetalia, so you probably have an idea as to how interested I became after getting into it. There are many things that are inaccurately portrayed, which then pushed me to do proper research.

Unless it was Japan (or other certain Asian countries), I was never really into other cultures, but then? I wanted to learn more and not be ignorant about all these countries. I've become greatly attached to Finland and Iceland as countries in these last four years. I want to travel and see the world, experience things that I could never dream of experiencing in the States. All I want to do is learn more languages-- I've taken a Russian class, I've been trying to study Icelandic and Swedish when I'm not busying myself with Japanese. I actually enjoy these things, and I have Hetalia to thank for helping me broaden my once very narrow interests.

Before I get too overly-emotional and rambly, thank you so much, Himaruya, for Hetalia. Nowadays, I admit I sometimes get embarrassed whenever I talk about liking Hetalia to others, but??? It's the door that really opened my eyes to the world, and it's special to me.

Now to get back to Hetalian Horror Show.

Also, did I mention DA should do something to make their tagging system better because it bothers me a lot.
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APH - 2P or not 2P by Chibi-Reina
APH - 2P or not 2P
ignore lack of good title

I DON'T EVEN KNOW what my art style is anymore, just let me live with the Fringe Tool from now on
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APH - No Title but NZ by Chibi-Reina
APH - No Title but NZ
I haven't drawn New Zealand in a while, and with the Rugby World Cup going on, I just idk hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh All Blacks, therefore wristbands

His hair is supposed to be the middle ground between brown and blonde idk idk I've just I've h

Most of the pose + the outfit from Yesung
Thanks Yesung

No background obvs idk i just wanted to draw one of my fav Hetalia characters ok that's right, I'm still Hetalia garbage /holds up arms

go d I don't know wha t I'm typing right now
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APH - Company President's Son by Chibi-Reina
APH - Company President's Son
Himaruya's Magic Strike AU is positively wonderful. A++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Speedpaint here. Font is Lemonade.
Thank Sekai no Owari for this.
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ChibiSheepi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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Chibi-Reina Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist
You're welcome!! :D
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Overrated-Relish Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday! :D
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Chibi-Reina Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you very much! :D
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Overrated-Relish Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np
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