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c o l o u r - X -  b l o s s o m by kuridoki c o l o u r - X - b l o s s o m :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 146 7 Inktober Day 27: San by kuridoki Inktober Day 27: San :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 190 5 Inktober Day 22: Sakura by kuridoki Inktober Day 22: Sakura :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 143 9 Inktober Day 11 + 12: Beyond the Mirror by kuridoki Inktober Day 11 + 12: Beyond the Mirror :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 232 8 Irukas First Day at the Ninja Academy by kuridoki Irukas First Day at the Ninja Academy :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 188 9 Wishes Granted by kuridoki Wishes Granted :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 53 4 JINX for MissedMyUlti by kuridoki JINX for MissedMyUlti :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 488 10 Like a Little Brother by kuridoki Like a Little Brother :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 329 12 Commission - Hold you close by kuridoki Commission - Hold you close :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 106 4 Princess Tutu - Ahiru Plushie by kuridoki Princess Tutu - Ahiru Plushie :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 132 14 A Place to Return to by kuridoki A Place to Return to :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 365 19 Drew it again by kuridoki Drew it again :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 529 42 Tea Time by kuridoki Tea Time :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 148 3 Character Sheets - IIlya and Leo by kuridoki Character Sheets - IIlya and Leo :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 83 2 The Umino Family by kuridoki The Umino Family :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 365 25 Naruto Bookmarks and Figures by kuridoki Naruto Bookmarks and Figures :iconkuridoki:kuridoki 95 8

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Miss Fortune and Sir Prize by Mockingbyrd Miss Fortune and Sir Prize :iconmockingbyrd:Mockingbyrd 46 7 092713 by taho 092713 :icontaho:taho 2,944 65 Iruka by jubliantlaine Iruka :iconjubliantlaine:jubliantlaine 137 16 Montmartre by oO-Rein-Oo Montmartre :iconoo-rein-oo:oO-Rein-Oo 3,985 163 Vasilisa the Beautiful by cryptosilver Vasilisa the Beautiful :iconcryptosilver:cryptosilver 3,118 97 Bert and Ernie - My Brother's Keeper - by DanLuVisiArt Bert and Ernie - My Brother's Keeper - :icondanluvisiart:DanLuVisiArt 5,917 687 Sketch-29 by kse332 Sketch-29 :iconkse332:kse332 2,570 162 Teacher and Student by O-b-s-e-s-s-e-d Teacher and Student :icono-b-s-e-s-s-e-d:O-b-s-e-s-s-e-d 518 66 Puella Magica: A Petal Each by seren-ertia Puella Magica: A Petal Each :iconseren-ertia:seren-ertia 4 2 Burrowing Bonnie by Kyrie0201 Burrowing Bonnie :iconkyrie0201:Kyrie0201 4,566 130 Summer Memories by Radittz Summer Memories :iconradittz:Radittz 2,865 69 Maggie by Aidontknow Maggie :iconaidontknow:Aidontknow 5,298 281 Semi-realistic + anime Eye Tutorial and References by Qinni Semi-realistic + anime Eye Tutorial and References :iconqinni:Qinni 33,774 700 Over the Shoulder (male) Tutorial by DerSketchie Over the Shoulder (male) Tutorial :icondersketchie:DerSketchie 8,250 194 Johannah Cover Illustration for Rosentanz by Naschi Johannah Cover Illustration for Rosentanz :iconnaschi:Naschi 5,748 416 130106CE - Shironome by Mhyon 130106CE - Shironome :iconmhyon:Mhyon 2,071 136

Watchers

(;ↀ⌓ↀ) Before I knew it, 2+ years just flashed right before my eyes.  
Also, DA's 'Core' thing got ridiculously expensive! ヽ(゚Д゚)ノ


To those who have visited my page and (for some reason) appreciated the artwork, thank you! 。:゚*+;(●´・д・`●);+*゚:。

In the time I've been away from DA I've explored other interests, worked deadly stressful jobs, and for a while I had a really tough time drawing anything I felt was any good, and slowly I felt like I had just become incapable or worse as an artist. That's still my feeling today. Drawing anime style stuff was perhaps not in the interest of my career or future, even though I used to enjoy it so much. I'm sure many of you here can relate to this.

Then I read Higashimura Akiko's fantastic Kakukaku Shikajika. I could relate to so many aspects of her journey as an artist. I've also had the same fortune of having really great mentors who have always encouraged me to do what I do best. But the one thing I took away from that manga was this:

"Just draw."


It's really as simple as that. I lost a lot of time because of the inadequacies I felt as an artist. I saw many people surpass me and I wondered if there was any point in continuing. Maybe I'd just reached the height of my potential. But now I realise it was just that I gave up too easily, and never really tried as hard as I could have. 
All the stress of my jobs also made me forget the joy and sensation of just drawing for myself. 

Seeing people here still taking an interest in me and my artwork, I felt a small little spark of what I used to feel back when I was super productive and passionate. Right now I'm just trying to find my feet as an artist again *trying to escape from this art identity crisis*. 

I've started on Inktober this year, and I'm doing pretty well so far in trying to just create something everyday. It's nothing as technically impressive as I used to do, but I'm enjoying getting my fingers dirty and going through the process of having a concept and putting it onto paper. (This was seriously difficult for me because I thought if I wasn't doing anything original I was better off not doing anything at all. I'd shut down my creative process and that just made it harder to get anything out)

It'll be a while before I do anything that I'd post here, but if you'd like to follow along on my adventure, I'm currently on Facebook and Instagram  so you can keep up with me there.

Again, thanks for taking the time if you've stopped by and looked at all my old stuff. I really hope to reach that level again soon. Hahaha (*;´□`)ゞ

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kuridoki
Vic
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
Yo! I'm a digital artist from Singapore and I love all types of media arts. I specialize in Manga-style illustration and sometimes dabble in caricature. I'm also trained in graphic design (web & print). In my free time I play my PSP, watch anime and read.
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shota-bit Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2016  Student General Artist
are you alive??
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Maphisto86 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016
Vic seems more active on her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/vicmoeyillust…
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May 24/2016 was the last I saw of her. If you really like her art give till the end of the year since it has been half already.
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KinimiHucashi Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016  Student General Artist
Hi kuridoki, your art is lovely! I was just wondering whether you've stashed away an eye coloring tutorial you did on Photoshop because I wanted to link that to a friend of mine! I've got the image file, but I'd rather link it to give you the credit :) Would be lovely if you replied~
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PikachanVA Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your art is lovely my dear.
What do you use? 
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kuridoki Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi Pikachan, for digital art I use photoshop. Most traditional pieces are done in ink, watercolour or copics. :D 
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PikachanVA Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh that explain the beauty of your artwork!
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Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Your gallery is lovely~
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Windowing Featured By Owner Edited Nov 1, 2015
Nice art! :)
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LieutenantPrank Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
are you on hiatus or something?
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