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A number of sketches and doodles from my sketchbook from my Ru (Qilin) storyline that I never shared.
A lot of these are to try to build believable mixed cultures based off asia, india and arabic countries.
And of course, designing characters that I can't seem to peg right...
Anyway, enough rambling, enjoy.


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ShadowsAndLight Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student General Artist
These look so AMAZING. My fav has to be the pregnant lady, though.
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Professional
oh, happy to hear that! C:
Thank you.
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pixelinkdust Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Holy crap I love this. Design sketch pages are like my favorite form of art. o_o *hoards*
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lapiNaru Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You know you're amazing, right? I love this sketches!! :love: yaaah
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Silent-Visionary Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
i really enjoy your face studies
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Shadowstar Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Digital Artist
Very beautiful designs.
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Busiris Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
This is fun! I like seeing your sketches. You're quite good at the various body types. :3 Nice practice too, I'd say!
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natsuki34 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I can totally see this as a popular Anime/cartoon or comic!

I think we'd all love if you'd share with us what looks like a great story!
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Soulessss Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice ! i like this 1 alot kool kool kool ... im intrested in your opinion come comment your favorite drawing of mine !!! i will be looking out for it and be checking back here to see sum more of your work ..... take care peace !!!!!!
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JoshByGosh Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the drawings a LOT, but there should be a nudity warning. :\
-back seat mod over-
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Zykopup Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I like your drawing style! awesomness!
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minimus-minor Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SOO AWESSSSOOOOOOOMMEEEEE Miki, you are so cool. Please never stop. And awesome designs, very unique and interesting, yet with a nice overarching unifying look. Keep it up, because it's amazing.
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AcheronHades Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
These are all so beautiful, I love your flowing lines and interesting designs : ) Nice work.
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Master-sweez Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
these are phresh bro. I really like em.
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data2048 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my god, I love these sketches! They're so neat and awesome.

And I love your style~
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Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOVE the hairstyles!
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Pikadventures Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Qilin... so, am I expected to see a giraffe like diety anytime soon? ;O
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
He's in my gallery already, and it's a chinese unicorn, not a giraffe. :B
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Pikadventures Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
I don't think it's chinese unicorn.

It's supposedly a giraffe, that's what my pa told me anyway. He should know ( I hope, at the very least) since he's... well, chinese. But they do have horns.


See here: [link]
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
Maybe you should actually read the article before you link me. :D
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Pikadventures Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
What part? =w=;;

I just wanted to point out that it is more based on a giraffe, rather than a unicorn.
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional
1. That the 'eastern/chinese unicorn' is a name used for this creature, even if it's misleading as the Qilin looks completely different.
2. The Qilin is not a giraffe, but the myth originates from one.

The Qilin has mainly been compared to the unicorn because of its affinity to nature, its peaceful demeanour and its symbol for serenity and good luck, since these are all traits they have in common. (not the looks, despite this getting mixed up sometimes) :3
No matter though, I used the word 'unicorn' because people generally find it easier to understand, especially when they're unfamiliar with eastern myths. It's a popular name for the Qilin nonetheless and not to mention, I decided to blend in western unicorn visual traits into my own interpretation.

In any case I already knew the origins of the myth, even though I appreciate you wanting to inform me, I usually do research on the subjects I decide to draw. :P
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Pikadventures Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011
Ah.

Well, sorry for sounding like a know it all, I was just wondering if you were going to draw it like sort of like a mix and mashed giraffe, and freaked out when you said it was a 'chinese unicorn' (I thought you meant unicorn aesthetically wise, not in terms of personality; derp on my part)
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DanOwen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
very good
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LadyInkling Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love your style of line art. Very smooth and clean!
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
It's really just sketches at this stage, but I am glad you like it. :)
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LadyInkling Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I do! It's always nice to see an artist's process. If you don't mind me asking, where do you get your inspiration from?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
oh, that's always a bit of a hard one to answer... haha... a lot of things in life I find inspiring. for this particular project, it was asian culture and mythology to an extent (mostly for visuals and world building) and music for some characters and story.
(Like shima-uta, south japanese folk music, or similar stuff)
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Writer
^_^ Enjoying...
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
:D
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gymnosophist Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional Writer
:D :heart:
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vetega Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
you need more practive on male muscels
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
Aw it's great to see more of this story and characters!
I like how you mix these cultures and the characters intrigues me.
I hope to see more of them. :3
I wonder if you are willing to share bits of the stories maybe...?
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
One day I will share more. :) at this point, most of the story is still in development.
Glad you like it!
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
AWESOME! = D
And I appreciate you take the time to answer... =3
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Professional
I try! XD (especially when people are enthusiastic about my stories :heart: )
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PagodaComics Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Awww hahaha X3
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Kanaheme-Zakinki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
:wow: u should b a cartoonist! or a graphic novel artist!
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
XD I am kinda.
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Kanaheme-Zakinki Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
tats awesome :clap:
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ninjaLawliet Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Wow. I really like your art style :3
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annaannad693 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Student General Artist
love them <3
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Aneirin-Aryon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
This looks awesome. :D

I love these sketches. :D
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Darthtouch Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GREAT STILE!
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Ast0815 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
What a suggestive way to hold your sword while running around naked. ;)

It might be superficial but those costumes immediately make me want to see/read more. World building is fun, isn't it? ^^
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
Sorryyy, hahaha.
Oh, but that's a great thing. means I must be doing something right.
And yes, it's very fun. C:
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Ast0815 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Don't be sorry for suggestiveness! It might be misplaced in a couple of situations, but used right it can be used for great (humoristic) effect. It might not be the most sophisticated kind of humour, but I guess the queen of potty humour can deal with that. ;P
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Professional
hehe. I am glad you didn't call me Queen of Poo!
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CsNsAi Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011
Making up cultures is so hard xD.... Also... preggy woman x3c!
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Zombiesmile Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Professional
yes, it is. XD making it blend and feel natural most of all.
And yes, preggy women need more comic love. <3
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