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Happy Birthday, Cat-chan~!

Happy Birthday, Cat-chan~!

Happy Birthday, Cat-chan~! by KelekiahGaladrian
Happy Birthday, Cat-chan~! by KelekiahGaladrian


This was drawn in February of 2012 and colored in March of 2012.

WARNING: This has been resized so some of the initial detail has been lost.

This is a belated birthday gift for my good friend Cat-chan. It’s late. As usual. I’ll do better on timing next year.
Kay-chan’s gift is so much better than mine anyway, but oh well.

Anyway, I decided that instead of drawing Cat this year, I would try one of Cat-chan’s other OCs. Mio fell victim to my urge.
Mio seems to me to be more of a solemn person who doesn’t smile often (not a scowler like Kaiba, but just not a smiler). However, in reading over her information from her bio (which I will provide the link to in the credits), I discovered she likes to dance. That’s what the pose is SUPPOSED to look like. I don’t know if I succeeded or failed.

I am actually rather pleased, on the whole, with this picture. The coloring came out okay, the eye looks really good, and the pose itself is alright. But I must explain some things.
First, I didn’t know how to color Mio’s hair in my typical style, so I went as close to Cat-chan’s as I could.
I referenced the eye from Cat-chan’s eye sheet for her YuGiOh characters (which I’ll provide the link to in the credits when I get down there), though the coloring is basically my own.
The pose (including the hands) was referenced from my own body in a mirror, so that’s why the chest is really low. Also, I’m REALLY skinny and small in the chest, so that’s why everything looks so small. I actually had to fix the right side in Photoshop ‘cause the sketch was horrid.
The head is too big for the body. Sorry. I didn’t realize that until after I’d finished most of the outline, including the lineart for the head :tears:
I think the legs get too small down at the bottom, and I know the feet are totally too small, and the left (our right) boot looks really wrong.
I still have lots of work to do on my art, it seems. I shall keep working hard to get better at this.

Please, don’t ask about the background. Just know that I didn’t know what to do so I did whatever I felt like doing at the time. Also know that it took me forever to get the pattern I wanted right.
Originally I wanted to steal a sunset from Google but that didn’t work out since the one I wanted was way too small for this picture.

Art © KelekiahGaladrian
Mio, Birthday © Ejiputotsuki
YuGiOh © Kazuki Takahashi
Mio references and bio:

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luckylace222 on May 9, 2012, 2:34:40 AM

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luckylace222AHHH! Mesmerizing! @__@ She is hypnotizing me to dance! *dances robot like* MUST DANCE

KelekiahGaladrian on May 9, 2012, 2:37:29 AM

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KelekiahGaladrianHehehe, dancing is fun! Enjoy the dance!

HikariYugiYamiAtemu on May 8, 2012, 4:34:14 AM

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HikariYugiYamiAtemuAww..that's sweet of you to draw something for her, I'm sure she'll love it! :) Cute OC and while I also have the dancing feeling when seeing the background, it also gives me headache and eye sore..*eyes are spinning in circles and is going to faint soon* LOL! XD Anyways, good job on the ideas and the character's (Mio's) expression! :)

KelekiahGaladrian on May 8, 2012, 6:53:38 AM

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KelekiahGaladrianI do my bestto draw birthday gifts for my friends, but I am, unfortunately, late with most of them *sigh* I need to work on that.

Sorry! I think it looks better on dA, but even still, it is a little bit of an eyesore ^^0
But I'm glad it makes you feel like dancing, since that's what Mio's doing.

I think her expression is probably my favorite part of the whole picture.

Thanks so much for your comment~ I really appreciate the thought~

_ren_tao_fan_ on March 18, 2012, 12:43:36 PM

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_ren_tao_fan_Wow, it's so pretty and dancey! I could totally dance to that background! And that's saying something, because I hate hate HATE to dance.

This is just lovely. Excellent work.

KelekiahGaladrian on May 8, 2012, 6:51:39 AM

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KelekiahGaladrianI'm sorry this reply is so long in coming, but thank you so much. I'm so very glad you think so. Thank you, thank you, thank you~ ^^