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Art Trade: Fixel for FixelCat by Vivyi Art Trade: Fixel for FixelCat by Vivyi
Fixel's Side: Art Trade: Estelle by FixelCat

Isn't it absolutely fantastic? A well done job as usual, Fixel! :D I'm glad you like my side too <3

Ahhh so I thought I was done with art trades /gifts for now, but I had it in me for one more since I was sick~ here's one for a dear Skype buddy and fellow Vocaloid fan c: FixelCat We mainly talk on skype, but one day we decided we'd art trade each other... lol :D So here's my side of the trade~ This is his original character by the same name, somewhat of a personified character in a way, hahahaha, but with a really neat background story~

I'm still awaiting my side (He's drawing Estelle~ though not in her usual outfit because he hates drawing folds ahahaha :XD: I can see why though, I've watched him paint before c: It would be excruciatingly painful to do Estelle's entire gown in his style LOL :XD: ) But I can wait a while, I don't mind. :D

I just love his OCs~ they have such intriguing ideas to go along with them. c: Here I decided I'd draw Fixel in the rain to represent the default somewhat gloomy state he lives in. I guess I was inspired by some of Fixel's vent art- the glowing tears reminded me strangely of the rain fall. Plus I like rain, lol c: He's holding an umbrella, the only comfort that he has. I don't know- my attempt at symbolism I suppose, aha;; but I hope this isn't too gloomy for you Fixel? XD I know you were probably expecting something a little happier, but I see Fixel [the character] as being a fairly gloomy character~ :XD: My apologies aha;; I hope you like this none the less c: I tried really hard, so I really hope you don't mind the mood of the work aha;; ^^; I'm probably your only watcher who likes sad things hahahaha :XD:

Fun fact: It took exactly 33 tries in order for me to finish the sketch. No lie. That's the rough estimate, anyway :XD: Call that persistence definitely~ and I really think I improved through my aggrivation of getting it right! :D Unfortunately, all I could settle for in the end was a upperbody (because everyone knows I hate drawing guy's legs because I make them look like girls :XD: ) But I really wanted to put my best effort in because I wanted to appreciate the character <3 And Fixel has some great characters! :D

Anyway~ to wrap it up: Hope you like it Fixel, and I hope you has a fantastic holiday :heart:

I hope everyone else has a fantastic holiday as well~ :D Merry Christmas to you all! :heart:
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Catmandolin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I have been following your work for some time now and I am been scratching my head trying to figure out who your work reminds me of and this one was the trigger. Now its not exact mind you but its the way you do the faces--they remind of of George Pal and his puppetoons. Very cool stuff back in the day.  Love your work Vivi and always will!--Cat
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhhh thank you Cat! c: Haha, I looked it up :D I see a slight resemblance, though the styles are indeed very different :XD: Seems like an interesting show! Very unique! c: Ahhh it's so nice to see you again c: How are you doing? :D
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Catmandolin Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
hey Vi, recovering from shoulder surgery. Limited drawing right now and I have to receive some therapy or so they tell me but I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Happy New Year by the way!
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy new year to you too, Cat! <3

Ohhh I see. Take it easy and rest that shoulder. c: I wish you only the best recovery! :D I'm sure you'll be at it again soon c: Best of luck!
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Naysae Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
man. is this character just SUPER pretty or what ? *a*
despite how gloomy the setting really is, i agree with the others, this looks amazing viv ! and ahh gosh the soft rain and expression he's wearing really adds to it, makes me want to run up and hug him LMAO//
im sure he'll like this alot yes ! 8)))

and merry christmas to you too man ! B))
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhh yes :XD: Thank you loool He's absolutely adorable <3 I want to give him a hug too I feel so bad for drawing him like this aha :XD: I should have drawn him a little happier, but my moods been a little sour lately aha ^^; Woops. Oh well, I do hope he likes it... he seemed to when I showed him on skype. c: He said it suited him lol XD I just hope I didn't depress him with this OTL... Well, anyway...

Merry Christmas regardless LOL X3
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Professional Writer
Ahh this is gorgeous and very expressive! :love: The rain really adds a lot to this and it came out great. So many fine details, I love it! :meow:

Also Merry Christmas! :heart: 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahhhh thank yooou <333 :glomp: I really do like how this came out c: Though I just wish I could have had something a little happier in mind, LOL :XD: But I didn't want to overwork myself (as I already had 30+ different sketches of this LOL :XD: ) I guess I was just in the mood for drawing something gloomy looking, ahaha :XD: I hope I can be forgiven OTL

Merry Christmas! <3
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KalineReine Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Professional Writer
You're so welcome. :huggle: It came out amazing... It's okay to do gloomy art now and then. Besides, rain doesn't necessarily have to be sad. But I love the mood you were able to set here and it just proves how versatile you are as an artist. c: 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwww  I so appreciate the support :huggle: I try to be as versatile as possible with my work~ Thank you so much nonetheless <3 :blushes:
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KiwiJr Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2015
He/she seems to be a cool character :)
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
He really is :D
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, this is amazing (I need a better word than 'wow' to correspond to the sound I just made in my head - like whoooaaaaaaah - anyways moving on) XD The atmosphere is just spot on and the hair looks so good (seriously, that's almost photo-realism). 
33 tries, that's a lot O.O But it was definitely worth it! 
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Vivyi Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww thank yooou hahahaha :D I just really loved working on the hair :D Ahhh photo realism? LOL :XD: All I really did was do 3 layers, dark over light, light over dark, and then add 1 pixel worth of light stringy highlights :XD: Glad it was effective :D The coloring was a breeze once I got into it, but sketching this was SO HARD OMG :XD: I had like 30 different versions of the same sketch hahaha :XD: Sooo many different poses and such :XD: I'm glad I decided on this one~ it's a lot more effective :D Really brings out the mood in the coloring :D And I'm thankful Fixel likes it too :XD: He says it suits his character hehehe, which was what I was aiming for :D
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Arasteia Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :) Yes, it has a really grainy gritty look that stylised photorealism often has :D It is very effective (and 1 pixel highlights are what I do too)! Ooooh wow that's a lot. I mean I've heard you're supposed to do stuff like that but I've never had multiple poses in mind in my life XD I do end up changes poses mid-artwork sometimes though. Yes, I'm glad you chose this one too, and I'm glad he likes it! 
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