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SunsetTheDragon
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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
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Hi there!

I'm Sunset, but you can call me Sunny! I'm 18 years old and I really like Kagerou Project, Pokémon and Wadanohara!
I also have a really unhealthy obsession with trash characters.

I like to draw, watch anime, read manga, play video games and sleep.

I'm a self-taught hobbyist.

I'm not very active here, I mostly lurk on here, I'm a lot more active on Tumblr.

she/her/they/them

Don't be afraid of messaging me, I love to talk!

Icelandic/English/Polish/Norwegian ok!

Tools I use:
Wacom Intuos Pen & Touch Small (CTH-480S)
Paint Tool SAI
GIMP (to tweak colors, watermark etc.)
I sometimes find MS Paint relaxing for doodling.

Feel free to ask me about my brush settings, but please keep in mind I change them frequently. Maybe too often OTL

My gallery is not your free resource of art, it's my personal gallery and my stuff so please do not repost, use or edit my artwork without permission.
That includes Tumblr, please reblog the original posts from my blog instead.



I don't take commissions or requests.
And I'm gonna repeat it.
I DO NOT TAKE REQUESTS.
DO NOT BOTHER MESSAGING ME, I WILL IGNORE THESE MESSAGES.

Art trades and collabs are limited to friends.



And please do not ask me to be your friend just to get free art, that's not how the system works.

sunsetthedragon.tumblr.com/

bros forever
:iconsunsetthedragon::iconkitiri:

Cool people:
:iconyorialu::iconbrimrun::iconradical-rhombus-xd::icondemiqueh::iconburmalloo::iconraynart7::iconteatime-rabbit::iconpottormur123::icontaxiozaurus::iconangel-espy::iconanokazue::iconslurpoof::iconhaemorrhoid:


Stamps!
Soul Eater Stamp by AlClairSunday Without God Stamp: Hampnie X Ai by wow1076Stamp: Gon x Kill by MikuFregapaneFree! Stamp: Nagisa 2 by wow1076bird stamp 2 by lpdragonflyBravest Warriors Stamp- Catbug Sugar Peas by The-GreenGoblinSoul Eater stamp by ingart15Eva: Kaworu Stamp by godlessmachineLord of the Rings Stamp by PixieDust01REQUEST: Gotta tame em' all by SimbaTheHumanStamp ~ Ao no Exorcist badass crew by JudietteRunning Edward Elric Stamp by The-Blue-PangolinStamp: Konoha - Kagerou Project by MikuFregapaneI love Crows by WishmasterAlchemistSTAMP: Outer Science 02 - Kagerou Project by MikuFregapaneOkumura Rin Stamp by Death-SummonerStamp Envy by YoruruMidna Stamp by applejacklesExalibur Dance Stamp by AlClairSTAMP: Shuuen No Shiori (Bookmark Of Demise) by MikuFregapaneTTGL Stamp: Weee by xStormyChaosStamp: Spyro by Kazu-Kei495-1 Snivy Stamp by PokestampsViral stamp by SuperpluplushAlphonse Elric by Gilligan-StampsTriforce Stamp by silvvyKagerou Days ~ Children Record [Stamp] III by azaakyKuzco Stamp by MintyMaguireStamp: POKEMON BLACK WHITE 2 by SitraxisSTAMP: Outer Science - Kagerou Project by MikuFregapaneStar Ocean 3 Stamp by charryblossomSunday Without God Stamp: Hampnie Hambart by wow1076Okami-Stamp by DinoclawsPikmin Stamp by MandiROwls. by Monster-BoarKou - Must Not Look by NileyJoyrus14Nichijou Stamp by daisykartWATGBS - Wadanohara Fan Stamp 01 by whitenoizeStamp: Killua HXH by MikuFregapaneKyubey by orange-lucky-catPokemon Y stamp by ingart15AoEx - Kuro Stamp by KumoriDragonAlchemist Stamp by AdryJustendStamp: Kamina by sirbartonsladySTAMP: Outer Science 03 - Kagerou Project by MikuFregapaneFroslass Stamp by NoNamepjeOP_Waka Stamp by Stamp221Stamp: Kano Shuuya - Kagerou Project by MikuFregapanestamp: minish picori by KathisofyI love Parrots by WishmasterAlchemistStamp: Yobanashi Deceive - Kano Shuuya by MikuFregapaneWATGBS - Syakesan Stamp 01 by whitenoizeRoy Mustang Phone stamp by Kaze-yoWind Waker Love by LarxanneI love Toucans by WishmasterAlchemistMakar Stamp by BeagleTsuinKirby Stamp by nakashimarikuFree! Stamp: Rin by wow1076STAMP: Summertime Record - Kegerou Project by MikuFregapaneStamp: Konoha 02 - Kagerou Project by MikuFregapaneSTAMP: Neru - VOCALOID OCs by MikuFregapaneStamp: Ross - Senyuu by MikuFregapaneSTAMP: Shuuen No Shiori (Bookmark Of Demise) by MikuFregapaneSTAMP: Haruka Kokonose - KagePro by MikuFregapaneEnestamp by MakariiLost Time Memory ~ Stamp [Kagerou Project] by azaakySTAMP: Shuuen No Shiori - A-ya 02 by MikuFregapane
Interests
Yesterday I received this Tumblr ask

Regardless of what the anon's intentions were, this message came off as rude.

There's nothing wrong with copying as long as you're doing it to learn and developing your own style. You have certainly copied a lot on your artistic path and still come up with your own unique style. Look at all of the kids copying the Disney style and then taking their own unique and beautiful path in the end! Look at all of the manga/anime artists! They're all copying, yet all their works have some unique elements!

Contrary to a popular belief you can't copyright a style. So don't be afraid of copying to learn as long as you take your own unique path in the end!
I've copied a lot of styles on my artistic journey and my own style has developed a lot. I've copied the Disney style, the W.I.T.C.H. style and now I've been copying manga/anime for many years, yet I still add my own things to it to make it unique.

Copying teaches you.

I really like to explore other artists' style, it's mostly certain elements I borrow. Copying styles has taught me a lot how colors and digital brushes work. I don't like to copy styles 100% though.

However, if you copy to impersonate and to get famous you're doing a bad thing, you should stop immediately and question yourself: 1) Do you like to draw in this style? and 2) Do you draw in it for the sake of getting famous? If you answered no to the first and yes to the latter then put it down and pick up something else you like. Getting attention is fun, but first of all, you're drawing for yourself, not others. You're pleasing yourself, feedback is indeed important because it can help you to grow as an artist, but it doesn't matter as much.

By the way, it's impossible to copy a style 100%, what you're actually doing is interpreting it. Look, we're all different, and thus our art styles are different. Some styles might look a lot like others and it's okay if you're not stealing! Sometimes artists aren't aware of others and coincidences can happen! Copying sometimes happens subconsciously as well! It's all okay, don't worry about it!

The message I received is rude because the anon is blunt about it. They could've been sending it to someone who wasn't aware of Shiu and had a style which looked similar. Instead, they could've asked me politely about it before jumping to conclusions.
If you suspect someone about copying ask them politely about it instead of jumping to conclusions and accusing them, even if they're clearly copying for the sake of getting famous. Surprisingly, people who you consider having a bad morality have the right to your politeness and tolerance.

Thank you.
  • Playing: Star Ocean 3

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DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding Protect yourself against fraud to your favorites. I'm glad you like my writing :)
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! 'v')/

I had been thinking about taking commissions via Paypal once I get one, but the recent frauds made me change my mind, I really don't want to fall into a trap and lose my hard earned money. Hopefully all of the information there will help me if I actually start to take commissions!
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Ivilith Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014
Hello I was thinking you might want to participate in this

pokerole-project.tumblr.com/po…

pokerole-project.tumblr.com/po…
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, this looks really interesting but sadly, I don't think I'll be able to participate because I've signed up for two other art projects and I'm also going to be busy with personal stuff.

I wish you the best with this project though! 'v'
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Rorita-Sakura Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014
your stamps collection is amazing *v*<33
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hehe.... thank you?
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Solar-Symphony Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, faving pokemon art and then I look at your Avatar and I'm just like "Oh my gosh. Is that...?" quick look at your page..."And the next and the next and the next..." "Love and Ego's final destination" "Webcam with a meme" YES. Ku~ro~ha~~!! :D
Not only is the art of yours beautiful, but you also love that crazy guy that I've recently fallen in love with!! (You've just gained a new watcher!)
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
TeheheHEHEHE :iconkurohagrinplz:

Thanks for the watch! 'v'
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Solar-Symphony Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Konoha (It's delicious) [V8] No problem!
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mrzadax Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Artist
i came out to have a good time and wait a fucking second the meme is on your webcam goddammit sunny
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fuc k, you found me
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mrzadax Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Student Artist
you cant escape the meme
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't care anymore.
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Yorialu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sunnyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ElliiiiiiiIIIIIIII
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Yorialu Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't talk long but

WAZZAP?
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SORRY FOR THE LATE REPLY BUT I HAD TO SLEEP

I'm fine, thanks! You?
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ATEL1ER Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Student General Artist
holy flip your art style is the cutest thing
alSO HI,
SUNNY

:L
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aaaaa thank you :iconarmstrongtighthugplz:
And hi! (7)/
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Midna01 Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you for the favs :hug:
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :iconmarysmilingplz:
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nesichan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
thank you for the watch! :)
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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Drsteelskamor Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
here Muffin - Happy i give muffins to great artists and your art is beautiful 
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SunsetTheDragon Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aaaaaaaaaaa thank you so much! :iconarmstrongtighthugplz:
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