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I draw, I write, I fangirl.
  • 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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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
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
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.
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
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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ChibiSheepi Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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You're welcome!! :D
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Happy Birthday! :D
Chibi-Reina Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you very much! :D
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