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Dara
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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 - Berik and Juniper by Chibi-Reina
OC - Berik and Juniper
From the same world as Shion and Kei hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 
Berik's full name is Berik Raleigh, and he actually answers to either one but really only Juniper calls him by his first name

I haven't decided if I want to give Juniper a last name, but I might not. In this specific world, having a last name means you come from a prestigious family-- while Berik has a last name, he cut ties with his family, but kept his name for many reasons.

The last name thing was inspired from a specific culture, but I can't remember which and can't find it??? I really want to work more off it, though.

Also, Berik is blind in his right eye, because of the diamond symbol.

Berik speedpaint
Juniper speedpaint
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DMMd - d a i s u k i by Chibi-Reina
DMMd - d a i s u k i
The actual file name for this is whydididothis.png

Story time: I originally started this out to make Trip reverse peace sign but obviously that didn't happen. I'm disappointed.
Also that pattern needs to burn to the ground, bc
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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

backflips into the sun
OC - Shion and Kei by Chibi-Reina
OC - Shion and Kei
WOW ORIGINAL CHARACTERS, I have no idea what to call this story, so the codename is going to be It's a Wonderworld /SHRUG SHRUG

Speedpaint here. Dor the record, the music can be thought of as character songs in a way? But I'm still trying to hash out their personalities, so

Shion isn't always grumpy, in fact she's super friendly and sweet and kind, but when she means business, she means business
Kei isn't always a doof, he tends to be shy and a little awkward unless he's around people he knows

Also they live in a world different from our own
But our world exists in the story, see

I'll talk more about it later I guess, pbbbttttt one day I'll have the main character drawn out
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then there're these guys by Chibi-Reina
then there're these guys
original characters who've gone through a major transformation since I first thought them up three years ago omg

The queen mainly; will upload original design later but she was originally supposed to look much older and was physically a marionette ahhahajdhslfjdg now she's probably around 13 - 17 and not too much a marionette but I wanted to give her some sort of puppet feeling, especially since she is young

These characters are connected to my Tweedles (so Shion, who I put up in scraps earlier), so we have the Mad Hatter & the Cheshire cat characters; however, I plan on straying far away from the original concept I was going for, so everyone will eventually drop their Alice in Wonderland titles-- and while the world & characters will contain elements of the story, that will be completely it lol

All the original character designs have gone through changes omg the Cheshire character especially, I don't think I'm finished trying to come up with his design-- I have one where he has a ponytail??????? I want to give him long bangs but I'm not sure about the ponytail. This will be figured out eventually pftkr

Eventually I'll get to writing the story IDK WHEN maybe when I'm 50 so in less than 30 years
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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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