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Opera Star by K-Koji Opera Star by K-Koji
Something original ( an OC of mine) I did while working through an art block lol. Yay art blocks~

If you want to help me out

Orints: society6.com/product/opera-sta…
ALso on pilliow, Blankets: www.etsy.com/ca/listing/176766…

Brush credits:
Butterflies: hawksmont
dragons print:fav.me/d1a9uf9

Art pimpage: Vincent Valentine by K-KojiGENESIS by K-KojiMemento Mori by K-KojiZACK FAIR by K-KojiAnK by K-Koji
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PaintFiction Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional
As one artist to another....wanna..tell me how you go about doing those pretty backgrounds....I always seem to really...REALLY mess up
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
 For this one I just mucked around with texture brushes and colours lol.  I'm not sure what else to tell you. There was no special trick or anything. Just plastering paint until I liked it :o
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PaintFiction Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional
Any specific brush and program ;3;
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
 Oh, I use Photoshop CS6. But thats an older painting, so I was probably using CS3.

 As for brushes, I was mucking around with the textured default brushes and "soft" airbrush.
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NoNamedDevil Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
you beaten the artblock great
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CharlesADowdrick Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
It really is an amazing piece. The texturing, technique and color scheme really accents this and brings it almost out of the painting. The lines are subtle yet truly defined where they need to be. I really love your work.
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014
 Thanks very much ! :meow:
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CharlesADowdrick Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Your welcome
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Genisay Featured By Owner May 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your pieces are so beautiful!  It's no wonder people will pay you your asking price.  No one would ever buy what I can do at that kind of price. ^.^;  Not sure if I'll ever make it to your level, which honestly, kind of makes me depressed.  I know everyone says practice, practice, practice, but it's hard to do when you work a full time job, and it seems even all of the practice you can do still doesn't put you anywhere close.  But I don't dare go back to school for art again, the loans I have from the last time I think don't balance evenly with what I learned and have already left me in a deep hole of debt.
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CharlesADowdrick Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Its as he says just stick with it. I am a self taught artist also, and practice and hard work will really pay off in the long run. So do not let it get you down your work is amazing in its own way.
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Genisay Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for your kind words.  Some where along the lines, my confidence in my work took a heavy hit, and coming back from that has been a long struggle.
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CharlesADowdrick Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
I am sure you will get to were you want to be
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K-Koji Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
 I never went to art school to learn how to paint or use digital programs :/ . Much like you said, i didn't want the debt and feared maybe the school wouldn't teach me what i want to know. I have a bit of a distrust of art teachers.

 good luck with your art path! :hug:  I look at other artists work too sometimes and also think; " Wow, I hope to be abke to do that one day! How do they do it? D: I'll never get there!' </i.

 I think it's an affliction with all artists. A lot of us who have some degree of humility are very self critical. ( Then there are the ones who seem to have huge egos and loads of confidence when their work does not necessarily reflect why lol )
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Genisay Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gah....this took for ever for me to get back to, but thank you so much for the words of understanding.  And yeah,I'm starting to realize that even a lot of the artists that I see as being really amazing hit points where they just feel they aren't doing anything right.
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lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Wow! Wow! This is beautiful!! Love the black and gold kimono and the fans!!! And his hair!! Love :squee: 

Faving this. +favlove 
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
 Thank you :3
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lovelymars908 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Welcome. :)
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FoxMaiden04 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow... so handsome!! X3
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LSonya Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2014  Student
Oh wow, this is so pretty *A*
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IahOfTheNile Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
Yui Hirasawa (Don't glare at me) [V1] so sexy!
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ExoticCherryBlossom Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW! He looks just like Orochimaru O.O everything & him is so gorgeous in this art <3
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Pigheee Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2014
Yeah, that's what I was going to say as well :P
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014
 thank you :3
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Filldeserp Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DAYUM this is awesome! Those eyes look amazing. :3 It has a distinct Dynasty Warriors feel... I love it! :D
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
 thanks :3
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Mad-Monkey-Queen Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2013
If only I could get my art work for my books to look this good. -.-
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mrs-bonnie Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This ... is ... so... AMAZING! I think I fell in love with him :33 ♥
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
 thank you! :hug:
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sukuangtou Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Writer
Awesome! 
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BumpyTheShroom Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are amazing levels of awesome!!! :iconlazycryplz:
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013
 thank you :heart:
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BumpyTheShroom Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
You are most welcome! :iconcute-plz:
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Xenobiacat Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
This will always be one of my favorites, I think.
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
:heart:
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RomeraC Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Fantastic work! i love the way he hold fans.... ahhh love it!!!
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The-Lost-Hope Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow this is beautiful! Amazing work on him!
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0Shuni0 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh My god! These are Incredible!!! :D :D Wonderful Work :) :heart:
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Maehedrose Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
Magnificent! Unless I'm mistaken those are war fans? I can only imagine watching him fight would be agonizingly beautiful.
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
yes, war fans :heart: thanks!
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Hela2000 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
That is gorgeous!
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K-Koji Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
thank you :hug:
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Kitsuru Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013   Digital Artist
You are so talented! ;-; Inspires me to improve more.
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K-Koji Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
thanks so much ヽ(´▽`)/
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DarlingChristie Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent!
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Damanyel Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
ooohh you are magic with art! this is wonderful! the colors.. everything!!
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maleficmistress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Normally I dislike OC's but...of wow this is definitely something QUITE Original! :clap:
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GodOfCoffee Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cool *A*
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TempoRaRyAmneSia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Love this work <3
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Ameretty Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is just amazing
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Dzhulyet Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Cool drawing! :iconimgrinningplz:
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