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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. I draw as a HOBBY. I am not a professional. The tips I give you will be little things that other people told me. You would serve yourself better checking out some other tutorials, but if you just have a simple question or want a bit of advice, I can actually give that without being a total bitch, contrary to popular belief.

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.

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

I don't do commissions, trades, or requests. Unless I feel like it. I probably will not feel like it. Fair warning.

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
So I broke my nice monitor and now I'm back on the itty-bitty one. It's not BAD, but I was so used to my big one...

Now I have to sketch smaller. =(

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fradarlin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for be my 1,000 watcher!! Cry forever 
really thanks!!!
Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! 
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kivabay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Anyone who uses Sokka-plz accounts is okay by me. You fav'd a bunch of my stuff, which was how I stumbled on to your site. Really always a boost to my ego to see favorites from someone who is clearly as talented as you are and I wanted to keep an eye on your awesome shit. =D

but yey i am 1000
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fradarlin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
really thanks!! hug 
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kivabay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist
omg spn-plz accounts. Seriously, if you keep this up, I might adopt you forcibly or something. 
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Edjnr Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IT seems DA has eaten my replies :?
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kivabay Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh my, it must have. I haven't heard from you in a minute. =D How's it going, Ed?
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Loved your disclaimer. I sometimes pop into a person's gallery to see what kind of person they are off-forums (ie, art) and if I can relate with them further with similar hobbies. Don't worry, I won't send you creepy Notes asking for a date.^^
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kivabay Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist
Haha, no worries. I like to have that disclaimer up because I draw beautiful women and I understand boundary issues. It helps others if I'm just upfront. =)
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Ebonsong Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
Gotcha. I used to get that a lot too, thankfully I've split my art accounts elsewhere online. So boundary issues aren't such a problem anymore. Besides, nobody wants to flirt with a chicken farmer. ;)
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kivabay Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2014  Hobbyist
I always tell myself "nobody wants to flirt with Kiva, calm down," and then I'll end up with a stalker, haha. 
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