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Keliana Tayler
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
United States
Favorite genre of music: Soundtrack, Techno and Atmospheric
Favorite style of art: Anime, Atmospheric, digital and Watercolor
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Nano
Favorite cartoon character: Momo from Avatar
Personal Quote: Life is always moving on, so you should turn around and walk forward with it.


BACKGROUNDS! by Kiki-Tayler
Or just two drawn over and over and over...and over...

So, I threw myself under the creative bus in my Visual Development class. The final project requires that you draw a complete scene with two characters, at least one prop, and a comprehensive background. I chose to go with the film definition of 'scene' rather than the illustrative; I chose to illustrate a conversation. 
The observant among you will notice that this submission is devoid of any characters. That is because they were not presentable. Also, they cover up almost all of my hard work with their giant heads, so they are currently invisible. 

...And I just noticed that some bushes are suspiciously un-colored. Guh. I am far too lazy to fix it in this post, though the problem has been eliminated in the files. 
Diyes Sketchdump 2 by Kiki-Tayler
Diyes Sketchdump 2
And here we have another sketch dump! Yay!!
Up top is an early look at animal silhouettes. There have been some changes since then.
In the middle is a study for a...thing. It's an important thing, so Nithak and I really wanted to get it right. It's gone through a few more design phases since I drew it here. Still pretty creepy though.
On the bottom is some character studies. On the left we have Tali. On the right we have some sketches of the caravaneers.
25 Expressions: Areir by Kiki-Tayler
25 Expressions: Areir
Oh man, I love this guy. I guess I should, since I made him, but yeah. He's a blast to play. Getting his faces right was tricky though. I'm not totally happy with all of them, but it was a very useful exercise. Oddly, happy was the trickiest to get right. I'm still not 100% on it. 

Again, I can write essays about my characters. A part of me really wants to, because I love them and I love to share what I love. Another part of me doesn't want to, because then I take away the surprise of the story. 
Oh, the conflict. 

Original:25 Essential Expressions by napalmnacey
Life is kinda way crazy right now. Really the entire month of May has been a little too crazy for me. Because of the insanity, I've had to prioritize between helping family, creating art for work, creating art for fun and convention prep. Sadly, creating art for fun was deemed low priority, so I don't have any art to show you guys today. 

Also, I am available for commissioning. Having commissions is actually very useful for me and not just because it puts much needed funds in my account. Having a low-energy, high-reward job is extremely helpful for me to stay on track. Drawing other people's characters is the very definition of this for me. I love seeing a character come to life through my art, seeing and feeling the likes and dislikes of the original creator, challenging myself with new forms, and seeing the commissioner be excited about what I create for them. 
It fills me. 
Don't be stressed about adding more work to my load. I need work like this to balance out everything else.
For commission information, look here: C-C-Comissions! Whooo!
Thank you.

I think I'm going about commissions all wrong. What do you want me to offer? What would you pay money to have? 

4 deviants said Colored Pieces
1 deviant said Sketches of Characters
1 deviant said Please Comment as well!
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zisgul Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015
Thanks for the +fav Ancient  :iconblack-kittenplz:
tomorgel Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hi Keliana,

any chance you'll let us see one (or some) scetches/pictures of that Planet Mercenary test round, howard mentioned in his blog this week? I'd really love to see that party scetched by you.

By the way: Your artwork improved so much in the last months - we're starting to see your own distinct style. I like it. Thank you for sharing.
Kiki-Tayler Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of the sketch, so I'm waiting to see if Steve Jackson will post it on his site.
CitrusMoonFlower Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Hobbyist
Happy Birthday!!!
Kiki-Tayler Featured By Owner May 16, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!
CitrusMoonFlower Featured By Owner May 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Your welcome!
MiraAstar Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Professional Writer
Hey, this is just a note to say, I started following you a long time ago because of your father, but I kept following you because you're an amazing, evolving artist, and it's really been great to watch you grow! I hope you have an excellent summer and get lots of challenging and fun commissions.

Continue being awesome!
Kiki-Tayler Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'll do my best!
MiraAstar Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Writer
Marivel87 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave! :D
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