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Kimi and Miki by longestdistance Kimi and Miki by longestdistance
Pic for :iconotakupandastar:, whose name I drew in the June raffle. Her OCs Kimi (twin tails) and Miki (brown hair). I loved coloring this <3
I used some brushes, I think it's caled "Frosted flakes".

Speedpaint > here

July request raffle is now open, see here for details!
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Misaki-Miho Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful!! I have Sai too, do you have any tips for a beginner like me? :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank you so much! ; u ;

I do have tips yes :D

These are my favorite tips and I highly recommend you try out all of them
- Alt+spacebar+dragging the cursor will rotate your canvas.
- Hold the spacebar and drag your cursor to move around the canvas
- Hold Ctrl+Alt, and you can change your brush size without having to go back to the brush panel
- If you go to View > New (It's on the top menu) and you can have another instance of your file open (Example)
- If you click a layer thumbnail and hold Shift, and it will select everything on that layer.
- Layer clipping! Color in all your bases, and then keep all the messy shading on a separate layer and click the "clipping group" option, and it will all neatly erase it self outside the lines
- Press H to flip your image. This makes it easier to weed out mistakes.
- It makes your life a lot easier if you organize your layers into folders!!!

For actual painting tips
- Try to keep shading subtle! Don't go overboard with details because more does not always mean good.
- I highly recommend having another copy of your picture open (Refer to the New>View tip I told you about) so you can always see the big picture. It might look good up close, but it looks like crap from far away. If you can always see the whole picture, you can make sure it always looks good.
- Composition is super important! Seriously I cannot stress this enough. This ties in directly with the tip above. Sometimes you can have a fantastic drawing, but the composition completely ruins it. I have seen a lot of fantastic drawings that get dragged down by composition. Here's a really helpful list of composition links to help you get started. Seriously. COMPOSITION IS SO IMPORTANT. It gets overlooked so much that it is legitimately saddening.

Good luck my friend!! <333
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Misaki-Miho Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG Thanks for the tips :D I'll have to try these out sometime soon :D
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
dragged down by bad composition*
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WHEN IS DEVIANTART GOING TO LET US EDIT COMMENTS
FML
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Misaki-Miho Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol ikr :XD:
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YokoHoshiTsukiko Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013
How did I not fav this!? :icondatfaceplz: Anyway, awesome picture and I love how you color those two girls and the background!!!!!! >u<
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longestdistance Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Aww thank you so much! ; u ;
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YokoHoshiTsukiko Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Your welcome! ^^
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faeryconfused Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
So cute! I love your style of artwork! :happybounce:
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