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Date Night pg 1 - color by Kijara1 Date Night pg 1 - color by Kijara1
Page 1 of my 5-page Kijara story Date Night. The story has been published in print in the 65-page comic anthology Fantasmagori 3 which can be bought (in Danish only) for 30 DKKR (about 5,50 USD) through the publishers website: [link]

This is a color version of the first page - the 48-page Kijara comic album I'm working on is gonna be in full color, so I'm, practising my coloring skills even though this comic is only gonna be printed in black/white.

pg 1 pg 2 pg 3 pg 4 pg 5
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ItimChris Featured By Owner May 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really great stuff
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner May 18, 2011
Thanks! Glad you like it :-)
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Skellez Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Great artwork on this page :D
I like Kijara's character by the way :)
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
Thanks! I'm glad you like her! She sure took a lot of work to create :phew:
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Skellez Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
yeah I sure do!
well all good things take a lot of time and work to create :D
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Yeah, I know - I'm doing a 48-page European-size album series with my characters - I'm only half way through the pencils, and I've been working on it for two years :work:
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Skellez Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Oh wow that's a lot of work to do, I haven't even done the penciling for my comic yet and i've been working on it for a few years >< Gah!
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Well, I have to go back and change a lot of stuff on the first pencils - maybe redraw entire pages. I kinda knew that when I started out, it's because I've gotten way better at drawing since I started the project - some of the first pencils really suck :noes:
I worked on the characters a long time before i made the storyboard and started drawing - so in reality I've been working on this thing for years and years :work:
I can see you're doing a lot of work on your characters as well - that's a great idea, it really helps the story get along and ensures consistency in the characters :-)
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Skellez Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
That's a pretty smart Idea i think! cos yeah we do improve over time, do you have any of the penciling up here? haha
hence another reason why I'm so reluctant to start drawing my comics cos i keep changing scenarios and i know ill look back at my drawings months later and not be happy cos ive improved gahhh
yeah same ive had my characters for 5+ years haha
How long have you had your characters?
Yeah Ive got my characters all mapped out now, It's just the story that needs more work, Thankyou :)
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
I have some pages in my gallery, but there's so much other stuff in there, so I made a dA group for the comic, because that makes it so much easier to organize all the stuff from the comic. Pencils are in this folder: [link]
As you can see, only a few pages are in there - those are the best ones, there are a lot of anatomy mistakes and stuff like that on most of the other pages, so I have to redraw them :faint:
I think I've had my characters as they are now for about 4 years, but Kijara started out like 10 years ago, only she was so different back then, that I don't think it really qualifies as the same character :hmm:
I think there's no other way than to just start drawing, and then go back and fix stuff you're unhappy with later, 'cause you'll keep improving as an artist, so otherwise you're gonna be sitting around forever waiting to be "good enough" to start drawing... ;-)
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
it came out really well! is the very first? will they explain what the tattoo is on her back ?
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thank you :D
It's my first attempt at traditional brush and the first short story with my characters that's not a kinda joke or response to a webcomic challenge. I'm working on a 46-page album featuring these characters, but there's still a LONG way to go on that one.

The tatoo is the mark of a mob-like organization called The Clan to which Kijara and her two wolf-like brothers belong. Her brothers have the same mark branded into their upper right arms (not tatooed, like their sister's, because they have fur ;-)).
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Boxjelly1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010  Student Digital Artist
very cool. i like the dark details, and the drama that is already very present in just the first comic.
excited to see more! :w00t:
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thanks! I'm so glad you like it :dummy:
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kd8lmno Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Kijara looks hot. I love her attitude a lot, too. She seems very prone to anger, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. ;X The composition, attention to detail, and colours all look great here. I love how you draw comics! Excellent work. :D
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Thank you so much :blush: :)
Yeah, Kijara has a very bad temper, and she really hates when she has to look all pretty and wear dresses and such ;-)
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SunImpette Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
Ha ha who watches the watchmen nice touch
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010
lol thanks :XD: I though it would be kinda cool to put that on the wall :iconicameplz:
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RougeDK Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Seriously, your artistic ability is scary...in a very good way.
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2010
Aw - thank you so much :blush:
I wanna start a new comic album series (European size) - we only have very few of those in Denmark, and a couple of them are ending now, so I'm gonna start getting my stuff out there :D
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RougeDK Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Very cool. Let me know how you're coming along with that.
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Haha, sorry - I answered to this comic instead of the album series :XD: For the series I've penciled 23 pages so far ;-)
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010
Sure :D I've penciled four pages out of the five and inked three so far. I'm gonna upload all five pages to dA, but not untill AFTER the anthology it's featured in is published - it'll be in January. I will be posting some more sneak previews though ;-)
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RougeDK Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool.
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JohanneLight Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
It did. It looks really well!
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Thanks! I'm considering using brush for inking the 46-page comic now... :plotting:
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Pinkaila Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And here we have the final product... AMAZING!!!!! 8D
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Yay! :iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2:
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Pinkaila Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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drugTito Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Darn...:wow:
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Yeah, I know. It IS an ugly tie Tank's wearing... I mean - orange and yellow?! :no:
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Suika-Tei Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
KIjara looks amazing in this dress, even though she thinks it looks like.. tinkerbell or whatever XD She's really pretty! ^^ I hope she'll escapae from that guy somehow XD I would be bored too XD
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Thanks :D
She does hate to be pretty, so I really made an effort with the dress and everything to illustrate that this is not really a situation she's very happy with :XD: And it's gonna get worse before it gets better ;-)
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Suika-Tei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nuuu, I hope it will get better soon! XD Cmon Darwin, save her from tinkerbell dress XDD
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
oh 'm sure he'd LOVE to help her get out of that dress... :XD:
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Suika-Tei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeeeah XDDD Kijara would mind, though... XDDDDD I think XD
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
You think? She'd kill him... :fear::stab:
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Suika-Tei Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
or beat him up till he'll drop... well, he tried to help her atleast!
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2010
Yeah. Very helpful. That's Darwin. :XD:
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Abi-R Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
I agree, it works really, really well! :D The colours are giving the comic a great feel, I LOVE it!
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Kijara1 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Thanks :dummy:
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