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- you must do ALL 12 list items in order to be featured (See Raru-tan's first challenge journal for more info)
- list items to not need to be done one each month, though it is recommended
- in the description of your artwork for this challenge, link back to this entry so that I see it and know to feature it when the time comes
- you are welcome to use this as a reference without participating in the challenge, if you do so, linking back to this is not necessary

This challenge was made by :iconraru-tan: Their features -- > 2017 Composition ChallengeUpdate: Hey guys! I've created an FAQ to hopefully answer some questions you may have on how to follow the challenge so that you can be featured at the end!  2017 Composition Challenge FAQ
I've also changed the rule about going in order being optional. Submitting them in order is now required because with the amount of people expected to participate (which I'm so blown away by, wow!), it's just going to be hectic for me to sort out the features if they're not in order.
Thank you in advance for understanding, I hope you still plan to join!
Since I couldn't find an existing challenge like this, I've put together my own! Not all the things on the list are composition elements, but they certainly will give you a bit of direction on how to set up your piece.
I will be doing one of these each month, and I'd like to invite my watchers and anyone who is seeing this, do try

I was tagged in their challenge and really struck me as an interesting challenge to do. A lot of people ask me about my inspirations and how I learn composition. Here are a few of my inspirations that helped me improve my composition. Hopefully they help you too. :) Most of these were taken from my favorites. 

Keep in mind that some of these utilize multiple compositions. Even ones that aren't mentioned within the challenge. (triangular, Fibonacci spiral, one-color composition etc)

1. Symmetrical Composition
  figures don't need to be perfectly symmetrical, but there should be an equal and similar balance
  Myriad by escumeCube terrarium by longestdistanceHARD de KONEKO by tourniiquett

2. Asymmetrical Composition
  not symmetrical but visual weight is balanced using negative space or background details
Ruby Rose by Memipong your place by loundrawThe universe blessing and sea travel by funarium

3. Circle Composition
  a composition which leads the viewer's eye in a circular motion
  Kohaku by Yaphleensea and sky by megatruhNo Flowers Without Rain by Nyanfood

4. Diagonal Composition
  a composition which leads the viewer's eye in a diagonal motion
  Waves of emotion by Taro-K DTM by TomiokajiroSengoku Jidai by redjuice999

5. High Angle Perspective
  viewer is looking down at the character, can be as dramatic or subtle as you'd like
midnight Terrarium by conronca  little witch by genicecreamSomei-yoshino by kaninnvven

6. Low Angle Perspective 
  viewer is looking up at the character, can be as dramatic or subtle as you'd like
  Mission by iya-chen Black Rock Shooter..II by kinggainertwo prostitutes by cellar-fcp

7. Surreal 'Floating' Background
  the background is incomplete and it's elements surround the character 
Mawaru Penguindrum by LuluSeasonBoy by Naomamenora by INstockee


8. Scene with Full Background
  if you're up for even more of a challenge, try making the background the focus
  Marine Tube by Namie-kunGuild Wars 2 Kite City by RuanJiajourney by zhongbiao A Quiet Morning Walk by sae-midori(added another one because this is my favorite category)

9. Group
  three or more characters in the same image

  Japanese Candy Store by conroncaCyber Detectives by MONQMONKdeep sea by yukihomu

10. Sketch Page
  various drawings in one image with the same characters/theme

Lolita Fashion by Namie-kunComm - Void Sketchpage by naoyatoudoComm: Asalie + Riley by ikr


11. Dramatic Lighting
  can be back-lit, single light source, or done with contrasting hues
  Muse by escumebutterfly by tamomokoOn Cloud Nine by nakanoart

12. Minimalist
  limited color pallet, minimal shading and simple composition (I found this one really hard to find pieces for--) 
  Rosso by tknkdozing off. by eaphoniaInktober #8: Karakuri Pierrot by Aka-Shiro



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Hi! Welcome to Kane's page!

Drawing platform: Wacom bamboo pen and touch tablet
Programs: Paint tool sai
Clip Studio paint (later)

Brush settings are here! :
It does Lineart --> normal airbrush for glow/gradient --> Coloring brush--> Coloring Marker

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Azalea23 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey Kane, it's been awhile since I've seen you stream.  When do you usually stream on?  (probably missed it due to time zone.)
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MythicalPickleJuice Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Your art is soo good!~ Your shading is very nice and the detail you put into every piece is incredible!
HaruMiiu Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merry Christmas 🎄
neru-van Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  New Deviant
I absolutely love your art ♥
Candy-Meow Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
waaa <33
I just found you through Yamio's Annielender event and your artwork is so beautiful <3333
ttalgitea Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  New Deviant
I first came to your profile because I really liked your blob fish icon, but your art is also really spectacular!
Darry Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016  Professional Artist
wow! great gallery and awesome art!
xXAngelxWolfXx Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Words Can't Even Describe... - NaNoEmo 25/30 Damn i love your art style, this is the type of art style i want to draw in the future, i'm just 16 and still learning. I really like the way you draw, it's breathtaking and so beautiful. You're such a inspiration to me! I need to start drawing on my tablet, right away!:bird: 
TashaChan Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artworks are amazing!!! I can't help but stare at the flowerworks one.
Gonna watch younow!!! Definitely watch!! Gosh!!
DarKSunElite Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2016  Student Interface Designer
hey so i made the edit like i said i will… theres another one for smaller screen
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