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Kiva
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If you came here from the forums, please know that I don't go looking at any of your pages looking for something to use in our discussion. And I think you are creepy as fuck for digging around my page looking for ammunition for a debate happening in the forums.

All characters, writing, and artwork here, unless otherwise noted, belongs to me. You may also draw these characters, or color any of the pictures here, and display them in your gallery, but you may not profit off them. I mean, hell, I'm not, why should you? Also, a link back here would be nice.

I used to look at the galleries and try to provide some comment for anyone who collected one of my pictures to their favorites. However, I don't really have much time to do that anymore. I would be delighted to look at your gallery and provide any tips that I can, just leave a comment or send a note.

About Critiques. I grade all critique categories 5/5. All of them. Because I don't care about star-ratings. There's actually a decent reason for this. I feel like the critiques are supposed to be thoughtful written responses that go in-depth. By adding in an arbitrary grading system, I feel like that detracts from the strength of the critique, and artists may get hung up on the fact that they only got three stars in 'vision'. What does that even mean? So all categories get rated 5/5, and then I will (no foolin'!) write out a real critique for you. I will tell you what I think works in the picture and tell you what I think you should change. I only write critiques for pictures that I actually enjoy, so if I wrote one for you, I obviously like your picture, even if I'm telling you to change something in it.

Yes, I'm totally interested in art trades. I will gladly take artwork of any of my characters, such as Celeste, Yuki, Peppa, Karina, or Lien. If you can draw guys, oh boy, I will probably fall to my knees and weep real tears that are also made of precious, precious drugs. I mean... happiness. Request something and trade me a picture of one of my characters and no matter your level of skill I will totally do a trade with you. Even if you think that you aren't very good yet. I will gladly do an art trade with you, fellow artists.

I don't want to date you. Thought I would just mention that. Off-hand. As awkwardly as possible. Moving on...

I do commissions on a sliding scale based on the difficulty of the piece. Let's call an inked picture somewhere around the $10 mark, and colored pictures somewhere around the $20 mark, and colored pictures with backgrounds that I will work extra hard on and still not do very well somewhere around the $30 to $40 mark. Add some extra dollars onto those for super details, or a subject I am not particularly good at drawing. What am I good at drawing? Sexy humanoid women, mostly. What am I not good at drawing? Everything else. All prices USD, and no, I won't mail you the original because it'll likely be scratched out on lined paper with a dull colored pencil, like all my pictures start. It's after I digitally ink a picture that it becomes super pretty, I think. ...Hell, if you want the original that bad, I'll send it to you, but it's not going to be frame-worthy, and you pay the shipping. I'm poor.

If you consistently order commissions from me, I'll probably start discounting things for you. If you consistently order commissions of the same character from me, I will definitely discount after a while because it will be so much easier to draw them with practice. So that sounds like a good deal, right?

Also: YES, I WILL DO POINT-COMMISSIONS. Make an offer. Let's talk. Seriously.

Lastly, I swear I am actually a nice person and genuinely able to take criticism. If you have suggestions or critiques for any of my pieces, please comment and leave them. I will actually pay attention to what you say and strive to improve with it. I generally reply to comments with a "thank you" even if they are super creepy. Ya'll can leave your super creepy comments if you like, but I reserve the right to be privately creeped out by them. Big time. Just because I draw naked girls, that doesn't mean I want to hear you guys talk about that stuff you talk about.

You know what I mean.

Awesome Lovelies Who Have Given Me Gift Art or Colored My Works
This list is crazy old and needs to be updated badly.

:iconjatgproductions: :iconandehpinkard: :iconsketchyone: :iconrgulrich: :iconjadenekokai: :iconkeleja: :icongetyourhardcoreonxx: :iconedjnr: :iconpsychosaiyajin: :icontheskaldofnvrwinter: :iconauroradreamer: :iconloulou13: :iconnoobchan1: :iconzhone14:

Current Residence: Portland, OR
Favourite genre of music: The loud kind. The good kind. The kind that makes me draw.
Favourite style of art: Cartoons and comics.
Favourite cartoon character: Kiki or Mamimi
Personal Quote: If we could murder corpses, every day would be Memorial Day.
Interests
Once upon a time that was not very long ago, I sketched Perdita and stuck it in my scraps. 

Perdita by kivabay

Perdita is Celeste and Esperanza's mother. She and Cesar divorced when the girls were young, and, under threat of having social workers being called to her cult-like youth camp, she gave him sole custody. When he died (cancerous tumor in his brain) the girls were moved to Perdita's property, and Celeste began training with the other teenage witches.

So none of that was really important. What I wanted to say was actually this.

Dita lines by Edjnr Oh!

Dita Flats by Edjnr Hello, beautiful.
Dita color by Edjnr Where have you been all my life?

Dita close up by EdjnrGuuuuurl.

Perdita even more Naughty by Edjnr :iconhnnghnosebleedplz:

Anyway, Edjnr continues to shock and amaze me. It's such a strange sensation to see these amazing pictures and realize that under all of that amazing there's just some little sketch from my scraps. It's like Ed sees what I'm trying to do, and he knows how to make that happen. It's so lovely to see this flat little sketch suddenly jump out, and shapes to appear in the lines. (Boobs. Also, that lovely shading part on her belly that I just want to asdl;fjas;ldfjasdl holy crap, I'm attracted to Celeste's evil mother.)

Thank you, Edjnr!

All dem arts were brought to you by the artist :iconedjnr: who is my absolute favorite, full stop.

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:iconjeting:
Jeting Mar 31, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for joining :iconuniverse-of-lineart:

Welcome to the family! =D If you have any questions or opinions/ideas, send me a message and let me know! :)
I hope you have a nice time here and enjoy yourself! =)

Have a good day! =)
-Jeting
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SzarySmok Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Nice gallery:)
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kivabay Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Thanks! Drawing relaxes me. =)
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SzarySmok Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
No problem, I like good art:) I invite you to my gallery:)If you like my work, watch me :)
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kivabay Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist
Cool, you make miniatures? That's cool, I've never gotten to play with those before.
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:iconproudtortoise:
hey baby wanna date?
your profile made me lol
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kivabay Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
How does one even date on the internet? Is there cybersex after the third chat or something?
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:iconproudtortoise:
Um... Search me. Wink wink.
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kivabay Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist
... :stare:
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thedarkinker Feb 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the FAV!! :D
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