Im stuck here/ which to choose

Well since I am kind of stuck here not knowing if the agency will get through for my vacation, I gave up for a second and started drawing something I always want to do that seems like a gyaru vibe. I have pictures of others done from another artist on a gyaru site but dont really have permission to post such, but I have seen this on DA floating around as avatar pictures way back.

Still I’m not really drawing cause its drawing over the picture aka copying?
You know kind of like vector works
yet still its not cheating so much.
I free styled on the hair and other added details. Any who, I am glad I have one of my on works now (but dont call it vector…Because I cheated and did not use shapes.

Now I’m here like “which one is best?” I cant decide.
The grey is old school and how its suppose to be,
the color gives a bit of life yet looses that style.

Im thinking
maybe I should make a whole blog redesign with this as well
maybe even do one of these pictures for a friend.


Looks weird looking at the before and after
I edited in more lashes to see how it would look
so later Ill have a guide you know.

Well on the topic of photoshop
What is your level of using it on your photos with the chart below.
(this chart in the future is how we are going to scale the amount of photoshopping that is done on celebrities in magazines)


Im of course the first level.
The others seems to not only smooth the imperfections but reshape parts of the photograph like nose , teeth , chin , forehead…..
I just correct lighting and even tone (and most times bags).
I thought this chart would be fun to mention.
God I want to get out of america <<

Bring out the faker

Edit: Nov 2012 haha.
I was suppose to edit this long time ago but at the time google or blogger was acting up. SO I gave but I’m back now on my word. Its something I wanted to happen, this person have changed and have apologizes and even though it was after a long time that dont matter. Time heals and helps and gladly it helped her. We are humans we make mistakes.

Im not going to take this down….why? To show that yes you can change for the better and maybe this post will help others. Don’t give up and try to be the best you can be OMG THAT WAS SO CHEESY!!!.
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Edit: May 31 the next day
I wanted her to come to me. I would of gladly took this down (I did leave a last comment for her before she did that to her account), talk help out something. Instead she erased her Deviant art account, guess she cant prove me wrong and on top of that do not want to learn from her mistakes. I wanted to take this down but I feel that wouldnt be right and wouldn’t be realistic. Its a shame really shes only one year younger than me. When is she going to grow up and evolve if she is going to handicap herself like this. Ill use this experience and this post to help other artist.
Learn from her mistakes dont let tracing define you , use it as a tool to practice.
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Copying.
I dont have a problem with it. You learn from it, grow from it and soon add what you have to make it your own when it comes to style , fashion, music and even art. Now dont let it take over you, it is okay to learn from it but not take it entirely. You have to use it as a tool to grow and build your passion to your own unique style. Obviously not everyone knows this?

If you dont like people being put on the spot dont pass this sentence.
also I am mostly assuming , but the evidence is 90% on my side….maybe 80% people can improve.

-Kairi Mori

aka sweetlolikaikai aka skater-noxie is a self proclaimed artist….lolita artist. Her DeviantArt is full of beautiful art. They all are different in styles and dont look like the same person drew them but people style change in short periods. I mean your anime art is fine but your realism is perfect?

I do lurk on the secrets forms. Enough about me, one of kairi mori artworks have been posted there.
**Alert: the pictures that is posted is not owned by me, I have never said it was and am not using it for a promotion, sales, or of any kind to gain profit**



This was posted on Deviantart. I like to give advice when im on there.
Oh and I have.



If you cant read it
“(I saw your post on your live journal about selling suck works and saw the original photo.)
This looks like this was just painted over the picture which is why you need a crisp photo(youll see in another picture post) on(meant in) general. An artist can take plenty photo ref and make the art, not copy it.
Another example is everything is exact in the photo. No original place at all except that star you turned around. And that came out to be awkward and missing its original lighting. There is no freestyle here at all. I think next time try without the trace over and keep doing this. Youll get better at it eventually. On L_S it have been told you have done this before. That is fine as long as you mention it in such way or mention it as practice.”

Now that wasnt harsh was it?
I didnt call it crap or call it cheating you know what the trolls do. I told her copying is okay just mention it or freestyle a bit.
Of course you know where im going. Im going here


You think my comment was spam. No answer no “I didit” nothing!
I could of gone with a spam but a note or responce to it. I understand it can be embarrassing. But leave comments off, dont just except the AWESOME, SWEET, BEAUTIFUL comments. just click spam and by she did..
You know what pisses me off? A FAKER.



“Honest critique from a friend is worth more than a meaningless “cute” or “nice” from ppl you never speak to.” -her words


And you know what else pisses me off. Fakers who makes money over it claiming to be an illustrator

((At ahslee. If you want me to take you off my blog comment I will))
People don’t need to spend money$ to do this they can do it themselves. Unless they don’t have the materials for such. Then mention that don’t mislead.

And if you still do not believe look on L_S , they have an animation of it picture over picture. Only thing that changed was what I commented on and the chin.

Oh I am not going to stop there. You see that pullip looking one “alice and wonderland WIP 2”
whats to say she took a picture and went over that. Actually “I think” that is what she did. Look at her old then new, everything that looks like a photo maybe is a photo. How can she know lighting in that black and white picture and when it comes to the “sweet Lolita” on that one independent star….she cant get it or even in her anime drawing. You just don’t forget your rules. I do not know her but if she is fake with this and do not want to admit it then I don’t want to know her.


Art time.

I Finished this last week and the commissioner love it which I am extremely happy for. She didn’t want a background but I do. I do not know what to put there and backgrounds is one of my weak points not because I cant draw it but because since I put so much effort on the characters features and posing also hair especially fabric, which I did take awhile to do and color (the figuring out of it), I forget what I want for the background or never really practice on it. That is my next stop

In other news *ha* I am doing a series of cards for the sailor scouts, all nine of them and luna an if so the other felines to make it up for one deck. This is one of the pictures that is denied for not being anime. Why ? Well im on that and looking for answers, but that can be another story.Not finished with the card layout

Here is my art book collection

These are my fave out of all , I may have like 5 more but didnt bother to show them.
#5 I just got today. Im just like my art , anime with a dash of realistic. My favorites here are (If I can choose ) 4, 5, 6, 13, 18. Five books is enough I suppose

Also on the Udoli video. I don’t think I will upload it. I dont feel it cause my hair is not long enough for me. Im one of those, those who is self conscious about my fro. Soon thou soon ill let go

Art 0.6 Allot of kakashi

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I finished both but lets go on the headphones.
I love them but I know I can do better. I know I can practice and get a great handle on this. Yes it my first try and im so excited to use this more for maybe commissions and even more.
I dont know what Im going to do , but even I will have to wait and see

I have the leg wrong
his left leg. I tried to figure it out before but now its basically to late. But not to worry. Ill get there ill get there. I love the damn face of the younger kashi. But its still not enough.
Ill get it somehow.
Anywho still waiting for my website code to transfer. Lets see how that turns out.

so for better picture go to my DA
http://heirofglee.deviantart.com/

Art 0.5

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So how is it coming so far my thoughts.
Im still iffy on the cartoonish color if you know what I mean.
I know its a anime but I still want those realistic tone of color. Just a tad more
Im loving the younger kashis eyes. Even the scar.
I dont think I want to touch those unless necessary
Im learning more on metal textures woot!

What I Have To Still Work On?
of course the background and the rocks , but the older kakashi. Around the eyes and face are not going on for me. I still have to smooth out some skin and other textures , and the hair need to fix.

Convention in the future


So we didnt get a table. That is cool it was the comic side we should of known the professionalism and took both sides somehow. But this year we was iffy on it cause this is the first time this con is doing two in one. So we just applied and just left it alone. So now that we dont have a table we are kind of relived cause its kind of a choice that was made for us. So cosplay to the extreme it is. And more videos. Which I cant wait for. And the wine in the park idea I cant wait. Around the park there is a market of self made wine with different flavors. We are thinking of having relaxation time. And its only 12 buck for the bigger bottles ><.

Like I was saying we can plan officially this time. Im so excited.

Art 0.4


I might have to take it out my sketch book and scan. I wanted to do maybe pen with it, but then the lining of my mechanical is awesome *in person. I took the picture in bad lighting and defiantly angle* Yeah one eye is bigger than the other for Le. I should make it more dramatic and I have to fix her face better. But I think thats all right?

Yeah so I wanted to do ball point pen , then use my pantones and color pencils…….I really want to do that……….but I dont want the original pencil gone. As you know I love line work more than anything, then color for more personality.

Anyway the theme here is to act outside your limit in front of people you are not familiar with.
As you can see Ziya May is doing the “ohh yeah” lickand Leluh is acting girly. They only do this in front of each other or to bother other people. Tohro is going to be on top with Vasilis.

Ill write about convention stuff later on. Id have to talk to my BF about E3 soon.

art 0.3


Awesome DA stamp you can find
http://genkistamps.deviantart.com/#/d2rohkd
My friend Spaz showed me this stamp

And this is the best you can explain it. I catch myself saying I dont care most times. But that is because I dont, haha. But when I do, my friends know. Cause most times im trying to understand why things happen. How things work. Or is it real? I can take the “you suck” or “you cant draw”.
But you know what I say? Please explain why I suck, or what I did wrong so I can understand and do better. Unless there is a reason for me putting a block on that head or a bottle inside ones eye. I like to explain also. Dont mean I do not take their as I call it “critique” even if its bashing. Cause you know what. When they cant explain why I suck. That is when I do not care for their comments, but care for me laughing at them. A clown puts in the best laughs

Art 0.2


I want to meet someone who draw exactly like me. Same coloring or same style. I want to know where they live, what they watch what makes them happy. I want to know whats similar other than style between us. Cause I want to know why I draw like this. I want to know if they like their style cause I really dont adore mine.

Haha I sound emoish no. But not to worry its a normal thing, I dont hate it, I just dont understand it. Its a bit lost….LOST…damn show.. Maybe cause there is so much things I can stick to but I can not choose cause I hate to, so im a multiple artist personality in a way……what is it call bi polor? Maybe I should stay with my likes.

Likes = The way how I marry , paying attention to lighting, and I love hair, also improvement on noses