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Draw This Again: Caramel Apple by kimchikawaii Draw This Again: Caramel Apple by kimchikawaii
A caramel apple was one of my first designs I did when I started Kimchi Kawaii. Back then, the little shading and shine I did was 'advanced' for me in Illustrator, LOL!

Improved apple:
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:iconalzrith:
aLzRitH Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my, that's just so cute! :iconomgsocuteplz:!
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I'm very happy with the new one. I think I'm going to put the old in the corner of shame, lol!
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aLzRitH Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The old work should never be a shame! You should be proud of seeing how you've improved your old work.
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TheJelloPanda Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
KAWAII TO THE MAX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Lol, thanks!
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QueenNekoyasha Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'd probably add shading and lighting like that to my work, but I'm afraid I'd add too much, so I just stick to basic shadowing. Not that it's much of a problem, since I rarely draw nowadays, though I'd like to get back to it so I can get better. Any tutorials you'd recommend?
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kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
That's the beauty of digital art though! You can add it (maybe in a separate layer if you aren't sure) and then go back and delete it easily if you don't like it. I actually used to have the problem of not having enough contrast in my shading. My art teachers told me I had to stop being scared of putting darker tones when needed (well, they didn't say 'scared', but I think that's what they were getting at). I was feeling like my digital stuff was getting stale and this got me back in the groove again. I actually do all mine through trial and error, so don't really have any tutorials to recommend. I'm sure there are tons on here though.
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rainbowrays Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing improvement. I love the new shape, and the shading and shines are wonderful!
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I was feeling like I had kinda plateaued and was feeling pretty stale about my stuff. Doing this one got me all inspired again.
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
WOW not that the 2009 version wasn't great but this one is really cool! Love the view, shadow and highlight. I know it's alive since it has a smile on, but I want to eat it :(
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kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm VERY happy with the highlights on the caramel. When I did the first one, I remember thinking that I had done well on the shine. I think this was one of the first ones I did with shiny parts back in the day.
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
you should try again in 3 years!
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional General Artist
It will be interesting where I am in three years. I don't even want to tell you how old I'll be then....ugh!
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
I'm probably older than you so let's not get into that. ROFL.
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
I turn 36 in little over a month. I know I'm way older than most of the artists who do kawaii stuff! They are all talking about their 21st birthdays or high school homework and stuff and I'm sitting here feelin' like a grandma, lol!
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maytel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
ROFL!! you're not a grandmaaaaaaaa!!!
you get to feel like a grandma when you become one, not a moment sooner :shakefish:.

I will admit though that I did think you were younger (somewhere in your late twenties).
I am 30 and a half :(
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kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
Fish shaking! That's my other favorite icon on here :)

Lol, yeah - I think lots of people think I'm younger than I really am. Not sure if it's the art I do or cause I'm just kinda goofy and still young at heart in some ways!

So we are both same age for at least a month :)
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PhantomCarnival Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Professional General Artist
such a great improvment! I love the dynamic view and shading :D More emotion in the face too!
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kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I was very happy with the way this one came out. Now I want to redo some of my other designs that I like the idea of, but not so much the presentation, lol! (Not a perfectionist at all :) )
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cottoncritter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh quite an improvement especially in the shading department! =D I love your new one!
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:iconkimchikawaii:
kimchikawaii Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I really like the new one too. I actually took out the old one in the Zazzle shop and replaced it with this one. I'm thinking of doing the same with Soy Happy.
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cottoncritter Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome =D And yeah that could be good! If you think the design is a bit old compared to your new works, maybe an update would be good :nod:
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