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03-09 improvement meme by hakuku 03-09 improvement meme by hakuku
Yea I draw alot of fanart. If you haven't noticed. :O

WOW my stuff used to be blindingly-ass bright

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Sweetichigo09 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Since you went to an art college, can you recommend any books for a self taught person? :)
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hakuku Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
you can check out my recommendations tag [link] i compiled on my tumblr :)
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Sweetichigo09 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheRemixMaster Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
xDDD 'Art center is kicking my ass' xD Congrats!
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skygazer17 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
It's amazing to see how you've improved over the years! wow
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KeigoHatchimitsu Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
HOLY GOD HE CAN DRAW YAOI
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TiuTui Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012  Hobbyist
The improvement from 2007-2009. OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD.
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TheNocTurnaL-OnyxX Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry, could you please give me the link of D.K ?
I saw in other comment it's this link [link]
but then when i click on it i can't seem to find his art :<
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hakuku Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sorry i dont know any other sources :<
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kuRiN-J-L Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2011
i love your fanart!
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krusca Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2011  Student General Artist
homg that jump from 2007 to 2008
YOU GIVE ME HOPE :icontearplz:
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Shigatsu-Chama Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Student Digital Artist
You seem to improve fast. Seeing this makes me wonder how my art style would change in a couple of years. Hopefully, my backgrounds would look less crappier and my anatomy won't be a fail anymore |D""

-is gonna plan to take art for majors when in college- Are art classes actually hard or they're just hard to catch up with? ><""
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hakuku Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Art classes aren't really "hard". They're just a lot of work. But hard work pays off :)
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Shirogane1340 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love it :D
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MiseryLolita Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
*___* this is very inspiring
I hope you don't mind me asking, but what is your major? xD I myself am looking into art colleges, and now I'm curious about Art College Center of Design. It's in Pasadena, right? I'm on the other side of the country, but looking at how awesome you've become, I think I'm willing to jump all the way to California (BUT YOU WERE AWESOME TO BEGIN WITH SDJFKLSDJFSDF).

looking at this really motivates me. I want to go to art college more than ever xD
But really, your work is incredible. I can't imagine what you'll be like in 2 years *___*
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hakuku Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
my major is illustration, with an entertainment arts track. aw thanks very much, good luck to you as well! ^^ <3
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ashleyjordan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know if you realize this but the period between 2007 and 2008 has such a vast difference in your abilities! It appears that you amazingly advanced in no time and a year is pretty short but it looks like you really focused and that art college did well for you. By any chance, could you possibly tell me what art courses you took that helped improve your art(possibly what helped you the most in digital painting? I am still working on the basic fundamentals of drawing, such as poses and anatomy, but I have been really wanting to become better at making lineart and coloring. I have been trying to follow tutorials on DA but nothing has clicked yet so if you suggest any courses or methods, I would be so grateful! Also I have another quesiton that I have been wondering for a long time...it's on the topic of shading. I have been trying to learn how to shade for like forever but haven't figured it out, like how to blend the colors to make them look realistic. I was using the blur/smudge tool but that looks bad and someone mentioned that you use the eye dropper tool to select colors that are close to the same color and just paint close...does this make sense and also, do you know what I am missing? Sorry for the super long message and the ton of questions but I was thinking I might as well ask since it appears like you know what you are doing and you are also painting in the style that I would love to be able to replicate or learn how to do on my own. Thanks so much and keep up the hard work!
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hakuku Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
I think all that it took me to improve, or at least what made that "jump", was all the foundational classes I took in the beginning of college. All the figure drawing classes, design fundamental classes (leaning proportions, composition, etc), oil painting classes (painting from life, etc), has *really* helped. I am a strong believer, and I'm sure many are, that you really can't get that far without all these foundations. I still struggle a lot with lots of these areas but drawing more of it, and especially drawing from life, will only continue to help me improve! On the topic of shading, its all about knowing how well you know the forms of it. Like in those basic-how-to-draw books, they show you how to shade a box or a ball/sphere because they are very basic shapes yet the ones we all know about, and how the shadows look like once we cast light on it. its the exact same thing on shading anatomy and other objects, only that that the forms just gets a bit more complex.
also, what makes things look "realistic", is not how good you can render an object, but how well you know the proportions and such. also, "realistic lighting" helps it look more real too, if you can control how much light can be casted on an object, and make people think its believable and that they can imagine it in real life. also i really believe that in order achieve that "painting" look, its best to try to paint traditionally first than go head first into digital. traditional painting limits you a lot from what digital can do, but it also forces you to work with what you only have, and learn techniques and what not on the way, such as how to mix your own colors, how to control your values, etc.
hope that helps! ^^;;
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mangojuice4lyfe Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011
Oh God. I just started a high school class at the Art Center. I'm 16. There's no doubt I'm gonna get my ass kicked, too. x__x
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Amazing changes when you were getting your ass kicked at school:)

But talented at every stage.

Just wonderful.
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Maroonz80 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
im glad its kicking ur butt man you improved alot i still suck lol
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Where is Art Center and how do you get in it?
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hakuku Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
look up in google "art center college of design"
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Mitsuki-Angel000 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
You're probably going to think I'm crazy but I swear I've seen the naruto pic(with the shopping cart) in real life at my sister's school art show :o
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hakuku Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha that isnt naruto fanart...XD;
lmao was it at charter oak?
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Mitsuki-Angel000 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Yeah it was. Ack! Fail on my part. I need to put my glasses on. I saw it and I seriously had like a flash back to when I hd to go. It was right next to my sister's stuff.
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hakuku Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oo i dont remember who i was next to....was it christina or...? sorry i cant remember its been like 4 years HAHA but thats cool you recognized it :D
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Mitsuki-Angel000 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
Yes I can't believe my memory sometimes. Her name's Tania. I think her art was to the left off yours
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BlessaKim Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
You`ve obviously improved a bunch.<3
OMGG, you go to Art Center ? In Pasadena ?
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hakuku Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yep that one!
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BlessaKim Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
Woooooooow, you`re amazing. What are you majoring in ?
I`m trying to go there in 2 years. I`m going to start studying at Pasadena City College, lol. I`m praying they`ll start fashion design.
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hakuku Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
i'm majoring in illustration>entertainment arts!
ahah good luck~
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mha1 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2010
What's "Hetalia?"
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
thats a retarded amount of improvement.
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hakuku Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
rotfl what
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TheEnderling Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
lol it was a compliment ;)
As in to say you weren't too good back in the day but now you're an amazing artist. :w00t:
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Setukas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
You were to...OH MY GOD ART CENTER.

I've been looking for someone who went there for AGES. Oh please poke me, I have an unhealthy amount of questions D:
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hakuku Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you can ask me thru note, quite a few people have been asking me about it ^^;
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Setukas Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Huhu thank you, I'll just write that 5 foot long list of questions down...
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koulin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
OMG ART CENTERRRRR DDDDD': Sounds like to me the best school ever found >_< Really wanna apply there but tuition is expensive as hell and I'm a Canadian citizen... (do you by any chance know if I have to take the SAT to get in?)
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hakuku Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
haha there was a canadian in one of my classes before xDD
uhmm for the SAT i think you do need to take it to get in, but not the SAT II's i think they should say on their website!
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koulin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
Thanks a lot man :D Please tell mee overall Art Center is fun place to be? xD Cus they seem to have everything I dream of taking...:icondesireyouplz:
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hakuku Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
rtoflfl fun..? well just saying ive never work so hard in my life at school before @__@;
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kupocchi Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
Wow, your improvement after going to art school is huge. *3*
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sir-rin Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2010
WOOOOOOOW. the improvement over the years is AMAZING! started off where everyone did XD but even then your shading is niiiiiice. and then it just gets better and better and eadsajdlaksd.

i actually LOLed to know someone who draws such beautiful hetalia fanart is going to the same school :T

WHAT A COINCIDENCE (this is the 3rd time this happened; small world).

KEEP UP WITH THE LOVELIES PLEASE <3
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hakuku Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
you go to art center too?? :O
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sir-rin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
:o *nodnod*

~_~............ working at school as i type...
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hakuku Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
oh lolol nice! what major?
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sir-rin Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010
graphic design - motion c:! yours is illustrations i take it XD
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hakuku Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
yup! what term are you?
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