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Contemplation by April-Lily
Contemplation
Soooooo, I bought nearly $300 worth of screentones and manga supplies form another user on dA and this drawing has been sitting around half inked for about two months. I'd really wanted to tone the image but I had no tones and then WELP I JUST GOT A BUNCH FRIDAY so I had to tone this. 

This is literally 100% traditional. NOT. A. THING. IS. DIGITAL. Also, I drew the dragon, that's not a tone because a friend asked me about that when I showed him a WIP. 

Every place you see a pattern it was cut out by hand with an x-acto knife. It was pretty ambitious for my first legit toned drawing, but I am pretty fucking pleased. Except that tones done scan very well and I had some grit on my scanner it looks like. But whatever. 

I wanted to make it look like one of those chapter divider pages you see in manga 8D Pretty damned stoked about tones and stuff, not going to lie. And Jin bby being all sullen. 

Tools: Faber Castell fineliner pens (XS, S, and M), Copic black marker, Bic Atlantis ballpoint pen (hair), sakura micron 005, gelly roll white pen, Deleter 10% low density tone, Deleter wood grain tone, I.C. 20% tone, Deleter SE-611 tone, I.C. manga manuscript paper 110kg, and an x-acto knife with a new super sharp blade @_@

I don't have a desk so I work while sitting on my bed and I dropped the x-acto knife while working and cut a hole in my pillowcase ._. Also I keep finding screentone bits in my bed. Oops.

Took 12 hours-ish just to tone it, idk about drawing and inking it since I drew and inked it over two months.

Photo ref of myself used. 

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I'm not back to dA as far as clubs and social stuff goes, but I was wondering if anyone wanted to do some ATC trades? 

If you don't know an ATC is a 2.5 by 3.5inch (trading card sized) drawing that you do for someone and generally they do one for you. They're nice because you get a tiny original work of art from someone and they don't take ridiculously long to make and stuff. 

I'm looking to do some just as nice warm ups and such before working on bigger/more important drawings and as a nice stress reducer (I really like working small sometimes). Anyone who wants to trade just respond to this and it'll be a first come first serve list, but I will get to all of them...the only expectation is that if I do one for you, you should return the favor and do one for me, as that is kinda the point of trading cards. 

But yeah, if you wanna trade, just comment and link me a ref of the character you want drawn. Fair warning though, I WILL take liberty on your character's design as far as clothing goes, as I feel like drawing some stupidly detailed shit. Also, if you're not comfortable sharing your address with me...don't participate as I'll have to have your address to send you the finished card XD I can scan and show you the card before mailing it, or I can just send it and have it be a surprise C: Another thing, they will be black&white or color at my discretion. 

Feel free to draw any of my OCs that you can find in my gallery and also feel free to change their outfits as you like. Seriously, just have fun C:

Yeah, so...anyone wanna trade...???? There's no limit on the number of people I'll trade with C:

List of People I'm Trading With
:iconvanillathefox:
:iconbruceliane:
:iconmichin-yo:
:iconhamstar27:
:iconemiane:
I know this really doesn't matter because I've barely been around here anyways, but I'm going on hiatus for an undetermined amount of time, sorry to the people I've been making friends with over in pokimono. 

My life is falling apart again and I need to try to put the pieces back together again. 

Or do the best I can, I think some pieces might be lost at this point. 

Sorry to be overly dramatic.

If I post anything it's just stuff I need to finish because I owe someone. 

Until eventually,

April.
Xiki got my kiriban 8D Until next time =3=

GAIS IT"S ONLY 22 VIEWS AWAY. 

Yeah, what is says. Screenshot it and send it to me, if you win I'll draw one of your characters, but I get to decide how extensively...be it a bust or a full body, inks or pencil, etc. And as a warning i'll probably edit the character's outfit. So if you don't like that, don't play the game.
Modern Jin by April-Lily
Modern Jin
This was for a meme on tumblr and i ended up putting more time into the art than intended. Was just going to put it in a sketch dump but I liked it enough on it's own. Jin bby in modern clothing. Goddamn I love drawing clothes/stylish things.

The plaid pattern is actually traditional screentone sheet and OMFG I LOVE TRADITIONAL SCREENTONES. For whatever future comics I do I'd really LOVE to screentone it traditionally, only problem being $$$. Sigh. I'll have to do something about that in the future. 

Yeah enjoy b&w modern Jin =u=b

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I'm not back to dA as far as clubs and social stuff goes, but I was wondering if anyone wanted to do some ATC trades? 

If you don't know an ATC is a 2.5 by 3.5inch (trading card sized) drawing that you do for someone and generally they do one for you. They're nice because you get a tiny original work of art from someone and they don't take ridiculously long to make and stuff. 

I'm looking to do some just as nice warm ups and such before working on bigger/more important drawings and as a nice stress reducer (I really like working small sometimes). Anyone who wants to trade just respond to this and it'll be a first come first serve list, but I will get to all of them...the only expectation is that if I do one for you, you should return the favor and do one for me, as that is kinda the point of trading cards. 

But yeah, if you wanna trade, just comment and link me a ref of the character you want drawn. Fair warning though, I WILL take liberty on your character's design as far as clothing goes, as I feel like drawing some stupidly detailed shit. Also, if you're not comfortable sharing your address with me...don't participate as I'll have to have your address to send you the finished card XD I can scan and show you the card before mailing it, or I can just send it and have it be a surprise C: Another thing, they will be black&white or color at my discretion. 

Feel free to draw any of my OCs that you can find in my gallery and also feel free to change their outfits as you like. Seriously, just have fun C:

Yeah, so...anyone wanna trade...???? There's no limit on the number of people I'll trade with C:

List of People I'm Trading With
:iconvanillathefox:
:iconbruceliane:
:iconmichin-yo:
:iconhamstar27:
:iconemiane:

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April-Lily

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Current Residence: Land-o-dairy (aka WI)
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small
Print preference: glossy poster~
Favourite genre of music: anything but rap and scream-y
Favourite photographer: Edward Weston, Micheal Kenna, Cindy Sherman, plenty more
Favourite style of art: ......art in general?
Operating System: Macintosh
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nano 3rd Gen
Shell of choice: Ghost in the Shell
Wallpaper of choice: b&w photographs
Skin of choice: My own, kthxbai
Personal Quote: "I should stop procrastinating......later"
Favorite Quote: "It is no accident that you are reading this. I am making black marks on white paper. These marks are my thoughts, and although I do not know who you are reading this now, in some way the lines of our lives have intersected... For the length of these few sentences, we meet here.

It is no accident that you are reading this. This moment has been waiting for you, I have been waiting for you. Remember me." -Duane Michals
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:icondamaimikaz:
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Tnx for the watch! :)
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Hixateez Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You have a pretty cool drawing style:la:
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Here ya go: [link]
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG: [link]
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April-Lily Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
JFHWUHFUEWHF I KNOW I SAW IT'S BEEN ALL OVER TUMBLR WOAH

Sadly buying a new system won't be in my budget, so I'll just have to watch play throughs on youtube or make a friend who has one to play it :T
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BurningArtist Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It would be awesome if I could just invite you over and we could play together. lol
Though I will wait to buy it too because a bay will be pretty expensive. T_T
I'll buy it once FFXV comes out or KH3 which ever first.
Also, here's a little something I promised you a while ago but I'm not done with it yet. I just want to show you the lines.
I think you'll recognize who it is: [link]
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April-Lily Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kfjweiofweifj If only the world wasn't so big that'd be freaking awesome :T

Yeah, I'm gonna wait til after I get a legit job and after I buy a new laptop as mine is on the outs...so probably not for a few more years, but hopefully the prices will come down some by then, or at least I can hope.

AND JKFHEWUIFHIUWHEFIUEHWF FREAKING OUT OMFG FJKHWEIUFHUIWE
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TheReborn1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Can I just have a refund? I just don't want to wait any longer.
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ArcusofBrambles Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Student Writer
Why wasn't I watching you yet? Ugh this hast now been rectified.
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Rose-Songstress Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday
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