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Cause I'm getting a bit depressed at how lacking my stuff is compared to the professionals. .-.

Trying to practice painting with photoshop, at the same time I keep getting distracted by Elsword lolol;;;

Mostly fanart of Elsword, then various group OCs (try naming them all if you are bored eve ), some class stuff as well as other random just in the moment pictures.

You can see bigger images of them on my tumblr ( tooaya.tumblr.com ) under art tag.
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:iconjournei:
Journei Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:iconwooahplz:

Is that icon enough to show how blown away I am by this???
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rhichuu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
" how lacking my stuff is compared to the professionals"
this makes me feel even more lacking //cry
your stuff is just fuuurruverrryy <3 ;^;
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Atobe333 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the variety of things you experimented with and you can see an improvement in technique
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VaneFox Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
"Lacking from professionals..."
*Dies*
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ChiakiNeko Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012   General Artist
I really like the paintings of the green-haired girl and of Ahri (I think that's her?) !! The former because of your painting technique+colors and the latter because of the technique, mood, and impact. Ahri's eyes are stunning, the way you painted the hair is great, and I love the blur you added.

Here's a hint: You might already know this but if you want to go pro lose the lineart+cell-shading. It really doesn't do your talent justice and hides your full potential. You are a good painter so work more in that area! Actually you're already doing that I think..

These are some of your works that caught my eye as I scanned your gallery:
[link] Great design and precision! If you work on the realism, this could be an amazing piece
[link] I love the composition and bright atmosphere
[link] I don't like the face, but the painting technique is lovely and the details are great

Goodluck on improving! I'm rooting for you :D
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dreaming-baka Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
What an amazing rendering of a nurse's office! oAo And the creepy looking room at the bottom as well- you should upload these to wallpaper size! 8D
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InkedSilver Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing! Not lacking at! My favorite part is probably how you colored the wings in the bottom-right picture. Amazing glow and texture.
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MarionetteBiri Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012   Digital Artist
aya, tthese are gorgeous!
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chitralala Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student
HSAKDHASJD THIS IS GOOD-- ahh you are pro yourself ;-;;;;;
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Alleby Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
omg the guy in the middle.... O/////////////////////////////////////////////O
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hexsy Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012   Digital Artist
I think these are good enough to go professional, though o_O At the very least, freelance.
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tshuki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Improving and becoming a professional takes time, and I think you are well on your way there. I kind of feel like it's 'a little bit more' and you'll be there.
Yet every work you create is a step to coming closer to it - it's not lacking.. It's hard to explain - but every step you take is very valuable and every single one of them is amazing and perfect in their own ways, just because they take you closer to what you want your art to be like. C:

okay, I probably failed at trying to cheer you up.. ha ha
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tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
time is not on my side. I'm out of school next year and I need a job by then. >>

I have half a year to make my stuff comparable to professional levels, literally.
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tshuki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Whoa.. that's .. yeah.. O u O

I think it might be possible, tho. If you aim for game art level/style, then the thing I have not seen in your gallery is paintings that can rival them. I think you pass in anatomy/poses/composition, so the only thing that separates you and them is - stronger values and more 'epic', painting technique. (Your paintings are epic and I think they are beautiful, what I meant is stronger, more pronounced strokes - giving character with the way you paint. I think you could paint beautiful ladies, but I have not seen brush-strokes that could describe a rigid, rough person). And variety in characters - children, old people, macho man, weak-wimpy person, fat-guy, etc - and being able to describe them with brush strokes.
Well, that's the impression I have from commercial game-art, and I think you can learn things like that, if you spend like at least five hours a day properly studying for the next half a year. You have a good basis inside, so I feel you could pull it off. When I saw your speed-painted backgrounds, I kind of got the feeling that you have a lot of potential - more depth and they would look professional.

Ah, sorry for long comment. //I'm probably being nosey// But I do feel that if you do your best, you can do it.
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:icontooaya:
tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol it's fine. I'm trying focus on painting practice right now so yeah, hopefully it'll work out.
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tshuki Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Mhm, good luck! *u* <3 <3
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toshirofangirl4eva Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
THEY ARE SO AWESOME THEY ACTUALLY SORTA LOOK PROFESSIONAL (individually)

ps
You play Elsword? O.o I used to play... you should add me :)
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tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol I'll add you if you play again?
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fieryrebirth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
"Cause I'm getting a bit depressed at how lacking my stuff is compared to the professionals."

Don't draw to compare/compete - draw just to express your views, draw your visions. Art is about expression, not about competition. If you keep comparing your work to others, you'll never find personal enjoyment because there is ALWAYS someone better than you at something and if you focus on that, you'll never get better - unless you're truly a competitive person at art, which I personally find unrealistic by concept.
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tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
sorry, I'm trying to feed myself with art here so all the art is about expression/do whatever you want is going to have to be put off for a while until I can get a job. e-e

I know there's always going to be someone better, and I will focus on that, because that's the particular thing that makes me improve. So yes, I'm extremely competitive at art, simply because I am aiming to become a professional, and it's only right for me to compare myself to professional levels: after all, if I don't, how would I be able to know that someone out there will appreciate my art enough to get me food and shelter?

The field of art is extremely competitive, believe it or not. People may idealize the field by saying it's all about expression, but we are human beings too, and art is our job, something we do to make a living. I can draw my visions all I want, but if nobody's gonna pay me for it it's worth nothing, literally.

I will seek higher philosophical terms with art once I do get a job and make enough money for myself. For now, saying art is an expression is just a sweet excuse for me (or for anyone who wants to become a professional artist ) to be lazy.
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fieryrebirth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Well, I take it all back now that you state that. I'm sorry.

Sadly, even non-artists like I know that even the professional artists don't get enough attention to get a good enough salary. I do wonder if time and less ignorance is all it will take for people like you guys to finally get the recognition you deserve.
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tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
who knows. v-v

There's just too many good artists out there, so it's a hard field.

Oh well, I chose this path myself, so I can't complain -v-;
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fieryrebirth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
Just be glad you can earn something from an activity you enjoy early, anyone would want that kind of career. :)
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Ayuuria Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lolol The one from Otakon <3
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Subcounscious Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
TTTOOOOOTTTTOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
YOU SHOULD DRAW MY VP BECAUSE SHE'S LIKE SEX.
/hit
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tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
PAY ME 23892470348 MIL AND I WILL
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Subcounscious Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
WHO DO YOU THINK I AM?
SOME RICH GUY?
ART TRADE? B(
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:icontooaya:
tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
YES.

and I have nothing for you to draw qq
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Subcounscious Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
WIN-WIN FOR ME. >83
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:icontooaya:
tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
pfft

but what do I get in return?
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Subcounscious Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Sparkles and glitter and oxygen to live on for 10 more years?
8D
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:icontooaya:
tooaya Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
..you make it sound like I can only live for 10 more years.
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BrokenHeart-Lima Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
you are a professional, toa-san ; ___ ; i've always viewed you as one of the best artists i know
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tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol a professional is what I'm aiming to be, but I'm far from there. If you look at actual professional game artists' works, you'll see what I mean.

Thank you so much though. ;v; <3
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BrokenHeart-Lima Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
well, you're definitely on the right track! keep going <3
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HeadCrow Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
"Cause I'm getting a bit depressed at how lacking my stuff is compared to the professionals. .-."
WHOA WHOA WHOA LET ME STOP YOU THERE.
Your art is beyond gorgeous, and in my personal opinion, looks /very/ professional. (Not to mention THE BEAUTY)
Your talent is obvious, especially is these pieces shown.

So, just wanted to say. <3
I will always be a fan of your glorious art.
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Jasdavi Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
very awesome!!
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Brother-Tico Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Artist
The ones of the scenarios looks interesting :)
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LordDivinity Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Elswooooooooooooooooooooooord *Q* epic pictures :D love the solance wep for eve there :D
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Tsukiiyo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice jobs ! :3
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psychofoxpickle Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
but your art is so amazing ;A; it already look so professional as is, in my opinion ;w; you should ttly post some of these as full scale deviations X3 they're really really good!! <333333
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tooaya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I promised myself to not put up anymore half-assed stuff to DA (till I get a legit job anyway) so >>; For now I'll just put them up on tumblr and post collections like these from time to time.
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psychofoxpickle Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww but they look so awesome! ;A; i guess i'll just have to stalk ur tumblr then xD
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