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Colorful Koi by NynjaKat Colorful Koi by NynjaKat
Edit: Lolwow Sorry forgot to enable critiques. I wouldn't mind a few, just keep in mind what I've said in the comments already.



A started off as doodle with copics.
I felt like drawing koi fish...
and hair :P

Kind of conceptual. You gotta look to see the girl who's fading behind the fish. If you can't quite see it try turning you head that way > :P I drew i sideways on purpose tho.


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Pencil, copics ciaos + sketch, pen, white acrylic paint.

This only took about an hour but I like the turn out :P
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Aerodil Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I love this, it is very insightful and seems to have a deeper meaning to it. Great work as usual!
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Student General Artist
aw, thanks for the compliment. :>
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Lyshichu Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this alot! xD
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you ! C:
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EtherealMog Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I saw this and could've sworn it was watercolour- that's a rather nice marker technique.

I've been looking for a new marker technique myself for a while, but, as yet, I've not come up with anything that's as interesting as this one. I really like it. Mostly with the use of colours where some seem opaque and others seem semi-opaque. Not to mention the interesting choices of blues, reds, purples, and (once again) detail in the piece.
It's also rather interesting for the conceptual nature which could be open to interpretation to a number of meanings. These are the kinds of pieces you create that I feel could receive a daily deviation- so keep up the experimentation! I noticed you've been trying different things throughout January and some of them are really awesome, you dig?

Nice (and interesting different) work. :cuddle:
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Well I guess you can call it technique xD
I made my own way of using copics guess.
Haha, maybe ina few years If I still have my creative ideas it's possible.
I've been trying a lot of new things actually C:
sketching pigeons and other birds a lot the past two days c:
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EtherealMog Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I tend to think that everyone who uses a particular media, unless they follow a tutorial word for word, builds up their own technique. My "style" if you will is influenced by so many different things- as yours likely is- bringing together the best of what inspires you. It's nice either way. c:
I don't think you're going to run out of creative ideas. If you do, I can share. ;P
Sketching pigeons, fruit, and just about anything else from life/photography is a great task in my opinion. You know what an apple looks like and often the shapes are so inherent in your mind that you spend more time working with colours or techniques, rather than likenesses, which is true of pigeons too. (At least if you go to Trafalgar Square- pigeons everywhere!)
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GyptianOwl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I noticed the shoulders the first time :)
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
This is so pretty :)
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you! C:
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roamingtigress Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012
You're welcome :)
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IceShadow27 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
oh this is really pretty :3 I love koi fish
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks~
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IceShadow27 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2012  Student General Artist
you're welcome ^^
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djz363 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
easy and simple with great colors
good job
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks
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Crimnor Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh, pretty and colorful :)

I like them fishies :nod:
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you~
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UnnaturalDarkshines Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012   Traditional Artist
Beautiful, I love it
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks c:
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Writer
I love the highlights in the hair and scales, and the concept of the red and blue fish swimming though it is really cute. The koi look pretty realistic. I love the colors used and how free it looks, but it would look even better with a background of some sort. I would also make a better title, like "swimming through the threads" or "Koi flowing" or something like that. I love all the media you mixed together! Interesting concept, although the girl and the hair seem really misplaced.
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saevuswinds Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2012  Student Writer
*misplaced as in the girl and the hair dont attach together, which I find odd. I like the hair and girl in the picture.
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taintedpurplelips Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
The hair has such fluid movement! gorgeous!
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! :D
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DanicaFrost Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
this is wonderful! it definetly does make you think! i can see why its your fav, its a concept that i dont think anyone has done before. I just love it!! the hair and the fish flow perfectly together. (i want fish to swim through my hair now XD)
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
haha thanks C:
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artofMilica Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks!
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shawitsart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love koi's
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
haha same :P
ohand
irony.
Koi is one of the words that means love in Japanese! xD
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shawitsart Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
:O
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ScreamingLullabies Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I really like this. I like the blue and red/pink fish together, especially since in American culture (I'm not sure if this applies anywhere else in the world) red/pink and blue seem to contrast each other since blue is associated with boys and pink/light red is associated with girls. And of course red is a warm color and blue is a cool color.

As for the hair, I think it's done very nicely, but I don't undertsna it at all lol.
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
I don't know if it is elsewhere too
but it is seen on most of the signs for males&females
so it might be.

I was aiming for an attempt at surreal/conceptual with the girl in the background ^^;
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ScreamingLullabies Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh well it looks fine C: I just didn't know if there was any type of meaning behind it
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GyptianOwl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love koi!!! (watching them not eating them)
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Student General Artist
Eating koi? lol That would be..odd...I wonder what they taste like :P
but yea I love them too. They're really beautiful :>
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GyptianOwl Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Tastes like chiken! Just kidding. Your art is cool!
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Managodess Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful picture.
Admittedly, I was a bit confused at first glance but when I looked closer, I thought the idea was brilliant. I love how the fish weave in and out of the hair and the colors are amazing as well =)
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you :P :iconbowplz:
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Managodess Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome =)
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E-tane Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
I love koi fishes! Is the brown stuff meant to be hair?
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
uh yea ^^;
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E-tane Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012
lol. I guessed correct then. :3
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Scene-It Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
This is really nice I love the colours I think if you had added the top of the head just to the eyes this would be even better. Keep up the good work.
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks
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merrak Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist
Very random! (but interesting) combination. I do really like how the fish came out - and how they weave.
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you :iconbowplz:
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InuyashaFan4-ever Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful, love it. Very interesting idea :heart:
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xxphineasandferbxx Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Wow Amazin :3
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NynjaKat Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Student General Artist
thank you :>
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