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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.


Blue by Kiki-Tayler
This was never intended to be a finished framed piece. Well, I never intended for it to be framed. I was angry at another piece, furious that I had botched the colors (Jury's still out on that). I was sick and tired of dull red, grey and orange. I wanted to be painting bright blue. 
So I put down the piece and just painted what I wanted; Blue. And Hair. I love painting hair.
Scanner botched the colors though....
I've been waiting for you... by Kiki-Tayler
I've been waiting for you...
Legend of Zelda 30 day challenge--Day 3, Favorite Song

"I've been waiting for you, Hero of Time..."

Picking a favorite song from a series of games known for catchy tunes was rough. Frankly, I had to pick the first song that I could accurately hum in that moment. The Bolero of Fire came quickly, then the Serenade of Water, then the rest of the warp songs from Ocarina of Time. So I picked Sheik's theme because he's the one who teaches you all that awesome music. 
And I drew his harp as a representation of all that. 
I Coveted that Wind by Kiki-Tayler
I Coveted that Wind
Legend of Zelda 30 day challenge--Day 3, Favorite Villain

"My country lay within a vast desert. When the sun rose into the sky, a burning wind punished my lands, searing the world. And when the moon climbed into the dark of night, a frigid gale pierced our homes. No matter when it came, the wind carried the same thing... Death.
But the winds that blew across the green fields of Hyrule brought something other than suffering and ruin.
I coveted that wind, I suppose."

Recently I've felt that the only reason Ganondorf is the villain is so that Link has someone to fight. Unfortunately, in many of the Zelda games, it feels like he was just thrown in as a 'let's stick to tradition' afterthought. Not so in Wind Waker. Right from the get-go, you know that you're gearing up to face Ganondorf. Right there at the start the King of Red Lions tells Link, "you'll end up facing him". 
So you go through the entire game knowing that there's gonna be a showdown.
Then there's the character given to Ganondorf by the game designers. This man isn't a bloodthirsty war monger whose only desire is power. He's an old bloodthirsty war monger who looks back on his younger years with...Longing? Doubt? I don't know the word. He's angry about his defeat and being sealed. He's angry that the world he knew was locked away. He misses Hyrule. He wants to see the green fields in the sunlight, have the rain patter over the castle walls and, admitedly, he wants to be King of it all. 
The quote I placed above is part of his monologue right before the final fight. Here he admits to being human. "I coveted that wind, I suppose" While he may have killed without thought before, he now avoids bloodshed. He lets Link and Zelda live when he takes the triforce, whereas in Ocarina of Time, he wouldn't have. Then the triforce is taken from him and he reverts back to old ways of violence. 

In summary, I love Wind Waker Ganondorf not because he's got a great design, or his fight sequence is really cool. He's my favorite because I can relate to him. ((But he has a great design and awesome fight sequence too!))
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? 

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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
Kiki-Tayler Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
No Problem!
pinkythepink Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2015  Professional Artisan Crafter
:blowkiss: Hello! I'm going through favorites I've missed in the past and thanking people, so bear with me for taking so long to give a personal reply.
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you SO much for your support by adding some of my pieces to your favorites last year. :giggle: A long time ago, I know! But I had to thank you sometime!

This is a formal invitation to come and see where my gallery has gone since then, since I believe I've vastly improved. :love: If you don't care for it no harm done and I won't bother you anymore. :D
Princess-of-Shadows Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for your support.
Hope you are having a lovely week.

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