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Lilymud Secret Santa 2014 - Kivuli For WillowFengs by Quachir Lilymud Secret Santa 2014 - Kivuli For WillowFengs by Quachir
It's that time of year again, the time when you will find something by me almost every time, Lilymud's yearly Secret Santa event. This year I got :iconwfengs: who wanted their character Kivuli. For some reason from the start I wanted something with lights, originally more Christmas tree lights but I never really liked any of the poses I attempted with Kivuli in sketches and then this idea came out. I think in retrospect it may have been inspired by two things, a piece i saw years back with fireflies (Brooklyn and Katana from Disney's Gargoyles were in it) in it and more recently from a scene in Guardians of the Galaxy.

This was also an experiment in lighting for me. I rarely think about lighting, much less from multiple sources. It was a fun challenge for myself.

Merry Christmas to those who celebrates it and Happy Holidays to everyone.
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WFengs Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Aw, she came out so cute!!! X3 Sorry I didn't get to say anything sooner, I love all the pretty fireflies, great job with their glows and the lighting! ^_^ I know that she was assigned to you, but thank you for drawing her! :D Happy Holidays!
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Quachir Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Happy to have been able to draw her for you and glad you liked it. Thanks about the lights, I always like to try something new and or try to improve my art at least a bit though the Lilymud Secret Santa, especially since I don't post online as much as I used to. Makes it a fun challege for myself every year.

Hope you're having a Happy New Year thus far. :)
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WFengs Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2015
Ooh, interesting idea to use it as an end-of-the-year super-challenge O.o I might have to try focusing on that angle next time...
Right back at yah ^_^
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charfade Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014   Artist
aww, this is so sweet! and yay for over coming personal challenges! Did well with the lighting bugs! ^^

Merry Christmas to you to! :santa:
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OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Aw this is super cute!! You can't go wrong with fireflies for sure. I just love how cute you drew this character's expression and all, it's super lovely
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Quachir Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
Thanks, the expression was what prompted me to change over to the firefly like spheres of light instead of the string of lights. The things you sketch in the corner of notebooks while in class, especially when you're stumped on posing a character with something else.
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OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah I had to do little tiny doodles before figuring out my picture for this year as well, I feel like the best ideas come out of mindless doodling haha
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Quachir Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
I tend to agree with that :D Though sometimes you don't need them, but when your stumped on how to create something doodles are your best friends ;D
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