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February 18, 2013
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Feb 15, 2013, 4:59:17 PM
Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0 Windows
Ren by manapia Ren by manapia
Request fulfilled! I've been trying to draw a lot of non-exo people lately and i'm suffering because of it OTL so far i have taemin, yesung, youngjae, sungjong, yoona, changmin, and a few japanese actors on my list but there's no way i'm going to get through all of them anytime soon O__O so people who requested drawings from me, please be patient!><
searching for good reference pictures is hard because google image search has its limits and i'm very very picky about the pictures i use:O and i'm finding that i can only draw people i find to be aesthetically pleasing LOL this is terrible><

Edit: REQUESTS CLOSED! thank you to everyone who commented:)
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AngoraRabbit Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
Wow~~ once again I'm back TvT :iconasdfghplz:
You portrayed Ren very well! The contrast of the background and the figure plus the lighting really set the mood (I like how it is vertical and streaky ^^) they give the piece an eerie feeling; he's very bright, almost a ghost ehehe. <3
I do have a bit of advice ;v; I notice that the shadow on his neck has a bit of an outline on the left where the bright light hits. Rather than outlining it, I recommend that you use a sharp eraser to make the edge of the shadow rather than defining it with pencil. ><;; When using this technique though, you have to shade a little over the edge of where the shading of the shadow starts so you have room to cut it off when you erase it to make it precise. ^^ I'm sorry if that was confusing and my advice may be of no help.. T_T
But this piece is beautiful, sorry for bothering you ;; :iconrazycryplz:

Oh also, "i can only draw people i find to be aesthetically pleasing" LOL that's okay! It's actually beneficial because if you like the figure that you're drawing, then you're more motivated to try harder at drawing them ehehe. <3
manapia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
hahaha thank you for your critique! i'll admit, this drawing was a bit rushed on my part, so i missed that area on my final clean-up that i always do at the end^^ i'm honored that you were looking that closely at my drawing! and no no, thank you for your advice:) i'll be more careful from now on~
doughkyungsoo Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Student General Artist
Ren! Ren! Ren~! So beautiful. He and Minhyuk have this really Tom and Jerry-esque bromance goin' on. I'm pretty sure Ren wears the pants. He's got this ethereal beauty that you captured so well with the translucence of this piece. And honestly, you really, really don't have to draw Haruma. I can just watch random clips of he and Takeru on those silly cooking shows and get my fix. I honestly like Takeru's personality way more. Haruma's sort of's not his fault, but he just acts like a ditzy chick sometimes, not gunna lie! Whereas Takeru just seems way more with it and real.
manapia Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013
ahaha i'll take your word for it! i don't know ANYTHING about nu'est, so honestly this drawing was a bit difficult for me^^; i just know that he's very very pretty^^
and ahaha it's okay, it's not like you're forcing me into drawing him or anything~ i just might place him near the bottom of my drawing list is all;3 and i know what you mean, takeru seems more real, in some sense. i reaaaaaally like sato takeru ahaha. i have a guy friend who looks startlingly like him and i always call him takeru on accident^^
doughkyungsoo Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Woah, your friend must be unbelievably handsome. 0_0 He's one lucky guy.

If you ever feel like drawing Takeru, seriously, by all means, have a ball. :nod: I would wait one whole year for that drawing, and then I'd commemorate its anniversary. (It's sad to think this may be ringing some bells)...
manapia Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
ahaha yeah he's a pretty good-looking guy, but he's short like takeru LOL if only he were taller~

ahhhhh no no don't use that analogy T____T i'm tired of waiting srsly~~
doughkyungsoo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Yeaaaaahhh, Haruma's on the tall side. He's definitely got that going for him. Did you see this?! [link]

I know, me, too...It's awful, I don't know how much longer I can stand this.
manapia Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
ahhhh rurouni kenshin~ i haven't seen it yet, but the trailer made me cringe at takeru's acting>< period acting always brings out the worst in modern actors in my opinion, and it's not doing takeru any favors in this movie><;; hopefully the actual movie is good though??
doughkyungsoo Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh, wow, really? I've never thought of it like that, I suppose. They say it's supposed to be the BEST MANGA PUT TO FILM EVER, so I don't know, that's pretty high praise. I'd be really surprised if Takeru didn't give it his best shot, regardless of whether it'd do him many favors. I mean, he'd have to...otherwise, I'd be really disappointed in him.
manapia Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013
Ahaha they always say those kinds of things for movies that are hyped up though, huh? Esp Japanese ppl, they always do that lol
It's just -- period drama acting means speaking in old Japanese, and it's so easy to get caught up in saying it correctly and forget about putting in emotion lol. Hopefully takeru doesn't do that^^; too many period-style-pieces-turned-modern movies flop because of that ~__~
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