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Thoughts by Kanekiru Thoughts :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 1,225 25 Girlillust by Kanekiru Girlillust :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 1,981 26 Dive (Music illustration) by Kanekiru Dive (Music illustration) :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 3,178 55 Magic Duo by Kanekiru Magic Duo :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 2,008 30 Hanakotoba by Kanekiru Hanakotoba :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 4,027 72 Lineart Foliage Tutorial by Kanekiru Lineart Foliage Tutorial :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 2,009 20 Little Red Riding Wolf by Kanekiru Little Red Riding Wolf :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 3,491 64 Environment Practice 2 by Kanekiru Environment Practice 2 :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 2,008 47 Solo Ensemble by Kanekiru Solo Ensemble :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 3,071 42 Happy Lunar New Year by Kanekiru Happy Lunar New Year :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 5,334 74 Environment Practice by Kanekiru Environment Practice :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 1,789 57 To a New Beginning by Kanekiru To a New Beginning :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 2,694 45 Descend to Wonderland by Kanekiru Descend to Wonderland :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 2,387 42 Astray under Wisteria by Kanekiru Astray under Wisteria :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 1,906 37 Phantasmagoria by Kanekiru Phantasmagoria :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 3,644 62 Shelter by Kanekiru Shelter :iconkanekiru:Kanekiru 5,406 115

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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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Drawing platform: Wacom bamboo pen and touch tablet
Programs: Paint tool sai
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ItsKikoLynn Featured By Owner 6 days ago
im watching you because i love your art

And because i love your Dev photo (teh blobfish)
Vanillnya Featured By Owner May 14, 2017  Student General Artist
Did you take art lessons from anyone? Or did you self-taught yourself? What inspirations did you have that made your art style to be this?

(I'm sorry I'm asking so many questions... I really like your art style and I'm trying to find my own... Any tips?)
marcellod Featured By Owner May 13, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You is so amazing! Congratulations for your artwork, is so incredible! you is a big inspiration for me :happybounce:
PrimroseBridges Featured By Owner May 5, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have such a pretty art style, I could recognize it anywhere (づ ̄ ³ ̄)づ
Jalrelle Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So inspiring O_O
Shinfate Featured By Owner May 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful and inspiring art you have. Love it!
Kh3mm4 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great art and pics!! :D
i like your style :)
Cinnarmon Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow your artworks are beautiful!
SKiyoshi Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Student Digital Artist
How long does a piece usually take you?
Reckless15581 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2017  Student General Artist
I love your blobfish avatar. :D
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