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Indifference and Kittens by Koiyuki Indifference and Kittens :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 0 Costume Design for a contest by Koiyuki Costume Design for a contest :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 1 Gift Art for a friend by Koiyuki Gift Art for a friend :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 1 The new face of piracy by Koiyuki The new face of piracy :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 6 2 Running Late by Koiyuki Running Late :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 1 1 Guiding Winds by Koiyuki Guiding Winds :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 1 What we leave behind by Koiyuki What we leave behind :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 0 How to Mend a Broken Heart by Koiyuki How to Mend a Broken Heart :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 2 3 Ichi-go Ichi-e by Koiyuki Ichi-go Ichi-e :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 1 Punchy Princess by Koiyuki Punchy Princess :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 1 10 A picture for my book by Koiyuki A picture for my book :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 2 0 A Couple commission by Koiyuki A Couple commission :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 1 iPod Kiss by Koiyuki iPod Kiss :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 0 Yoshimi and Nikolai by Koiyuki Yoshimi and Nikolai :iconkoiyuki:Koiyuki 0 0

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Dre-Hulk Color by bob-guy Dre-Hulk Color :iconbob-guy:bob-guy 2 0 Lost in Music - Vinyl Scratch by RomanRazor Lost in Music - Vinyl Scratch :iconromanrazor:RomanRazor 528 17 Vinyl Scratch by UP1TER Vinyl Scratch :iconup1ter:UP1TER 331 22 Good Morning Twilight! by QuizzicalKisses Good Morning Twilight! :iconquizzicalkisses:QuizzicalKisses 3,385 163 Gentleman Luna by Verzi-9 Gentleman Luna :iconverzi-9:Verzi-9 155 28 Zecora by Majoh Zecora :iconmajoh:Majoh 469 25 Spike Sculpture 3D Print by TimothyB Spike Sculpture 3D Print :icontimothyb:TimothyB 1,440 121 Ponies of the Caribbean by Poowis Ponies of the Caribbean :iconpoowis:Poowis 1,628 308 Sbff by fyre-flye Sbff :iconfyre-flye:fyre-flye 7,033 797 Lyravator by Snapai Lyravator :iconsnapai:Snapai 8,524 2,026 Pony Gangnam Style by 1n33d4hug Pony Gangnam Style :icon1n33d4hug:1n33d4hug 2,007 421 Who dresses in style? by theX-plotion Who dresses in style? :iconthex-plotion:theX-plotion 2,683 380 Rainbow Pony Dash, Always Song by KhalidShahin Rainbow Pony Dash, Always Song :iconkhalidshahin:KhalidShahin 3,287 1,031 Unbind Your Fate by DCLzexon Unbind Your Fate :icondclzexon:DCLzexon 227 9 Lunar Isolation 1:8 by TheDracoJayProduct Lunar Isolation 1:8 :iconthedracojayproduct:TheDracoJayProduct 555 260

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Koiyuki
The Wandering Artist
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Wherever my feet take me
Favourite genre of music: All (even some country and rap)
Favourite photographer: Hmm....that would be either Juno or Sweet Decay
Favourite style of art: Cel shading
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: The one I can afford
Shell of choice: I have many, and I switch between them at will
Wallpaper of choice: Azumanga Daioh
Skin of choice: The one I feel comfortable in
Favourite cartoon character: Osaka (Ayumu Kasuga)
Personal Quote: "If you can't find your place in the world, make one up"
Interests
Some say I'm overly harsh about things, and hold people to impossible standards, and to be honest, I would agree with them. When it comes to people, I don't like making room for a lot of nonsense, and absolutely detest doing anything in a highly inefficient manner, including repeating things I stated seconds ago and aiding in things that modern tech in their possession could do for them in SECONDS. If you wanna make sure we share really strained relations, ask me to spell check every single word of a letter you're writing to someone fueling some petty bullshit that has nothing to do with me, and serves to change absolutely nothing. In those I choose to be close with, that sort of thing is something I vehemently reject, and I'd expect same thing from them, concerning my own molehills made into mountains.

This is especially true when it comes to being creative, as I believe when you let someone know where they're falling short as creatives, they have the chance to figure out what they can do to improve and refine the image they want the world to see. Why, I once drew a piece of fanart for a cosplayer I know around here that she straight up needed an assload of work with the fundamentals, and making it into a style distinctly my own. As much as that was a kick to the emotional pills, she was absolutely right, and because of that, now I know what I need to do next, in order to next my works to the next level, and turn out something truly amazing, and that, in my view, is the absolute best thing you can do for someone.

Personally, I still think I need to work on my fundamentals when it comes to drawing people, backgrounds and all that good stuff, but as long as I know they're talking from perspective of someone critiquing art, and not someone who sees the person behind the art, then they will always have my respect, and are people I would gladly lend my talents to, if the need ever came. Likewise, if people wanna call me an asshole, too serious or arrogant for pointing something the person can do to step their game up, I only got one thing to say: hope you enjoy never getting better at what you do. In the creative fields, there are 3 stages a creative goes through: imitation, improvement, and innovation, or in other words, copying what they like, finding where they think it could be better, then synthesizing all that into a style that's uniquely their own; those who can accept and incorporate constructive criticism are guaranteed  to be able to go through that cycle as many times as they please to find their creative voice, with those that can't, remaining forever stuck in the imitation stage, and rarely, if ever able to rise above it

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fongmingyun Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2012
Hi! Just stopping by to thank you for watching my account, but I have moved to :iconfictograph: - please re-add me there for all future updates! You may un-watch this account.
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Beruze Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2009
Koi-kun^_^ Yayyyyy!!!
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AdiOpERsOcoM Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009
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HertzaHaeon Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for your :+fav: on my Can't wait for Mirror's Edge! :)
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HertzaHaeon Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the :+fav: on my
Can't wait for Mirror's Edge
! :)
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euphoria17 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2008
Thanks a lot ;)
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Uchiha33 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008
Thank you for the fave! I greatly appreciate it!
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NikolitaNiko Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch! :D
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angelicLayer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
thanks for the fav! :heart:
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Cosmasia Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2008   Digital Artist
Hmm what's your Gaia username? o.o
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