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I made this for people who were interested to know how I developed my style, at first I was about to post a standard FAQ but then ended up with this idea, so I hope it's gonna be more useful with illustrations and a bit of history and such :3
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taiknight Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2016
years late and you may of forgot but who wrote the stories you drew the pictures for?
Yuni Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2016
I forgot XD
AbsoluteApril Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
wow this is great showcase of how your style has changed and improved, so much growth in such a short time! Wonderful stuff, thank you for posting.
purplemeercat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Professional Artist
My earnest hope is that this enlightening meowmoir will turn out to be Chapter One of many more!
GSnail Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this was very enlightening. And the Bow&arrow girl at the beginning made me laugh so much, what a cool idea!
Shieru-Sama Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That is brilliant!!
I've always loved your work! that is so amazing and you are SO talented!
Shrakta Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Thank you, for doing this!
taiknight Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2011
what is the name of the author of the contortion stories you talk about?
LogoVogo Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
It was a real pleasure to read your Meowmoirs ;)
They are very well written and demonstrative. And most of all so inspiring :D
It's always very interesting to see the development of an artist over the years, but rarely find it so well presented as yours. Thanks a lot for all your effort and sharing :heart:
SparklinBurgndy Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I really enjoyed reading this, if it makes you feel any better.
Angelus-Tenebrae Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've found a compromise between lineart and no lineart--you can leave the lineart in, but recolor it so that it basically blends into your image and it appears like it's not really there. Don't know if that makes you more comfortable or not, but it works for me. I used to spend lots of time reworking the lines and removing them--it is hard work, so I know what you mean. There is still a small difference between blending lineart and removing it completely--I've noticed some small details that were slightly better in some of my own pieces where I reworked the lineart completely.
Miyavi-Addict Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
I'm so inspireddddd~
You've really opened my eyes to contortion art.
bernalilo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am very inspired!!

What I'm thinking is just like Jennax3 said:
"you are the first one of the pros i ever saw who really cares about the people who want to be able to do the colouring and so like you"
KnightFruit Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010
wow this was really helpfull.. i was actualy not going to post pictures and only stories because my lineart on computers are terrible but maybe ill try vectors.. THANKS
mysticana900 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010  Student Traditional Artist


When you see something like this you just want to start drawing :D
Iad83 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2010
Good read. I only just recently began experimenting with digital coloring. I have had photoshop for just a little over a year now, and Painter for about 3 months.

It was good to see your process, as mine has been pretty stressful too. I don't have much experience with Illustrator or 'vector drawing', but it seems doing line work digitally as opposed to draw>scan is cleaner.
brokenaoshi Featured By Owner May 2, 2009
I never really thought that I would be glad that I progressed so slowly but after reading this it made me take it in a new light. I don't ever want to feel like drawing is an old task because I love it and I want to enjoy it as long as possible. Your progress really is amazing though and so intriguing, I am amazed :3

Also, Record of Lodoss War was what inspired me to draw in the anime style as well!! <3 I still think that it is a beautiful OAV.
eggrollsofhope Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009
good read, i use to think the end all of art was to draw and paint realistically no lineart.. but i too found it took way to long, and too much work and after working on the same drawing for more then a week i hated it..

and got pissed taht people on deviant got so popular just cell shading.. and did each drawing in like 5 hours..

cell shading wasn't satisfactory for me personally, so i decided on a happy medium, and never looked back :)

thanks for posting i like it when people talk about their journey.. :)
Jennax3 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2009  Student Digital Artist
wow you're really impressive *~* i totally admire you and your pics x3
you are the first one of the pros i ever saw who really cares about the people who want to be able to do the colouring and so like you ^^ all these tutorials are soooo helpfull! thanks so much for them and this, you've got a great gallery and i love your pictures, please keep on and keep on with it! ^-^

(sry for my bad english it's not my original language, still learning...xD)
bernalilo Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree with you!!
blkmobster Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009
I really admire you're work and you're memoir is REALLY inspiring.
CUBIAlpha Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2009  Professional General Artist
I read the whole thing. ^^
XtinRacicot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2009
Thank you so much for opening yourself up to us and showing us your progression in art. You're so kind.
kitsunekei1 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
I´ve, must thank you, I just one sentence you have resolved my most big doubt about how to draw human body, thnak you :)
ScreamingLama Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2009
Boy it was fun seeing some self art history there. It just amazes me how you jumped from beginning anime to your current works. But I guess that's when tons of practice comes in...^^; It was cool how I feel had similar paths in learning art but I still on the road of learning and polishing off what I wish to do. Anyways thanks for showing and hopefully one day I can show my story. It would be fun! -AL
Yubeki Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009
This was very insightful about your works. I think more people should be like you, in the way that they make their art better because they want to, not because they're trying to impress anyone.

Interesting to know that you never really studied anatomy that seriously, your works look realistic. But like you said in one of your deviations (in a comment, I think), its more about making it look believable as opposed to realistic, amirite? c:
deadvalentine17 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2009
thanks for this, it was actually really interesting, to see the progress, and such, i really like the native american characters, i think that you are still improving, and art doesn't last for 15-20 yrs, it is life, and congrats on being able to find some way of organising you works, i am finding difficulty with that at the moment. :)
arexu-kun Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2009
Interesting read :) Good luck in the future
Manticorex5 Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2009
u are amazing, i really like your work, specially your tutorial, thanks for everything....

i hope i can draw like you some day....
EHB Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome and encouraging :) Thanks for sharing all this!
KiaJrock Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009   Digital Artist
You really inspired me with your story. It makes me want to work harder on my lineart and art. Thanks for sharing this with us!!
sunshinegypsy Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2009  Professional Writer
This was wonderful. I am not an artist, but I love to draw and paint. Realism is a big thing for me. I don't mind if my paintings are a bit surreal, but I want real-looking skin. Yours are just gorgeous. And it's nice to know not all the amazing artists went to a really expensive art school for years and years. Thanks for sharing the journey with us.
SugarSloth Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
YUNI! You have developed your talent so well!! You have some marvelous lineart here that you haven't colored! I would love to color these!!!
( I would of course recognize you for the lineart!)
we could colab! pleeeaase :D

Oh, btw, I love your website ([link])
I added to my favs! :hug:
Yuni Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009
Thanks so very much!! :hug:
I can send you the ones you'd like to color, just tell me which ones ^_^

And also, I'm working hard to update my website, I haven't updated it for months and I also need to upload a lot of old art, too! But soon, soon! :D
SugarSloth Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AHH! yay!!!! I'm sooo excited!!! LOL.
Ummm, I really like them all to tell you the truth. LOL. I would definitely color them all, but. I really like the two individuals kissing, the angel bending, and of course the alice in wonderland one :) but if you would like to send all of them, I would surely pick and choose the ones I would like to color :D (that is if you don't mind) YOU ARE SOOOO NICE!!!

Oh oh oh, I like the cute little snail-boy at the beginning also XD
Yuni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Okay I just put them here for you:


Just let me know when you're done downloading them, so I can delete them later :D
SugarSloth Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
alright, I got them :)!

Thank you soooooOoooooOOOoooO much!!! I will start on them right away!!!

Yuni Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2009
Okie :D
leapfrog89 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Great progression story. I am glad that you seem to have found your niche! I just hope that I will too :thumbsup:
Makun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2009
Hi, I have loved your work for, well.... since whenever I first saw it. Many people like you are the ones that inspire me to keep going, but lately..... I just have been in a rut. I can't do anything new! My coloring isn't great.... and my style has improved a lot since last year, but I feel like I am getting nowhere..... at any moment I feel like I am going to explode if I don't draw, but I can't.... and I have given up on several occasions but picked myself back up.... now I am at a loss..... any help?
Kaykyo Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
oh my <3 An other inspiring person and thing!
I'm an artist that might have the skill, but never gives it the light of day :3 hopefully if i keep looking at your stuff it'll inspire me to draw more.
Ukiby3000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
That was awesome to read about your ';progress' in drawings. Your 'starting drawings' from 2002 look a little bit like mine, so, that gives me hopes *haha*
shadow120000 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
Omg. you are soo amazing !@
i think it's every aspiring artist's DUTY to look up to you :D

Oh. and also, if you wantt the lineart still in your art, but don't want such a harsh look, you could try using coloured lineart !

There are good tutorials on dA somewhere, i saw them xD
inunokanojo Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This was very fun to read. Thank you for sharing. :) I hope that one day you might decide to share your unfinished works with us too. I really enjoyed looking at the ones in your memoirs. It's really exciting to me to see the start of something bigger you know? You may not have finished many of them but they helped you to be able to do many other drawings and you learned from them. I guess I just really like seeing the whole creative process thing. :P I'm rambling now so I guess I'll just say, great gallery and hope to see more wonderful art from you in the future. :D
6CooLer9 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2008
i read this and it was kinda inspiring me to work on :Dthanks alot:D
AngelusNoir Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2008  Professional General Artist
this was really fascinating to read,thankyou for sharing it with us!!It's inspiring to see where hard work can take you:heart:
DragonSapphire Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
What an incredibly heartening journey! You've done amazing work, love, and I know you'll continue to shock and amaze no matter what direction you chose to go in with your beautiful art!
Yuni Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2008
Thank you so much for your great support :love:
I think I'm already done with that phase where I didn't know what to do next with my art, now I more or less know what I wanna do, and I have a feeling I've finally found something that I always wanted to do from the very beginning, so it's really exciting :#1:
DragonSapphire Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2008
Oh, it's no problem at all! :love:

I'm glad you're reaching your goals and discovering new ones along the way! I love watching your work evolve and just become more and more amazing. :heart:
Elfei Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
Oh my, I must be ashamed about myself..I draw since childhood and you reach this point from 2002 to 2007/2008 was very interesting to know something more about you, your point of view, and of course your "hopes" for future.

I really don´t do anything in contortion but I respect and admire the quality of your work.

And about anime and mangá...nowadays I´m really tired of it, years and years ago, when it was something from "underground world" was much more funny to be a fan, I don´t know, but it´s wonderful when you have a mature group that understands you and help you and many isues... I mean, at that time like "mangá style" was "be more mature" and "diferent"...

Every day is becoming harder to not be destroyed by "popularity".
Nowadays I´m avoid draw mangá, still love it but I rather reach another level, by hands, withou appliances...mabe it took time, but to me it´s ok.

ps: I ´m so grateful, you´ve just gave me a hope, trully hope.

ps2: sorry about my poor english.
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