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Yin Yang by Naimane Yin Yang by Naimane
For :iconsaybel: who wanted me to design two characters that would represent Yin and Yang~
Waah I've never been so nervous about a commission before ;A;
Hope you like <3

Edit: Guys. GUYS. You don't have to tell me that the colors are wrong, I knowwww xD But it is what it is now, whoopidoo.
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The overall piece has a very good feel to it, the edges on the character designs nicely give a glow to the female and the feeling of being sucked into darkness on the male, this was the first thing I noticed, which set me in a good mood for the picture overall.

The female representing good is well designed, with smooth(ish) flowing lines in the outfit and hair, representing softness and good in a way, black incorporated nicely to follow the yin and yang theme, the male is the perfect contrast with jagged aggressive lines, white eyes and streak of hair.

However on the male character the white part of the jacket to the left, just doesn’t seem to fit in the picture, especially as his shirt is white. I see that there is the jagged black coming off the female I guess in a way to symbolise where they come together or something of the sort, but it feels like it was added in as a later thought and not incorporated in the character’s fundamental design, I also feel it is unnecessary as his shirt and cravat serve the purpose well, the jagged part coming off the girl seems to fit nicely somehow, perhaps as it is such a contrast from her flowing clothing.

I personally love the style of line art, and it is what draws me back to your work quite often, so no problems there, I especially like the female hair design, it seems quite different to what I’m used to seeing, however the male’s hair design, while cool, is quite similar to that of recent drawings of yours, I’m thinking a mix of “fail” and “The Ventriloquist”. But I don’t know, perhaps it’s just some sketch or something I noticed while you were livestreaming or in a sketch dump that’s lodged in the back of my mind, it just feels very familiar. But as usual I’m just picking at tiny things; it must be pretty hard to come up with something completely different considering the large variety of male hairstyles you have drawn over the years.

As is often the case with you, the background is extremely simple, but I assume you weren’t paid in the commission for a background, and I do appreciate the clever dark to light gradient in juxtapose to the characters respective colours. Perhaps go a little less defined on the texture next time, as in the darker regions I feel it’s a little too imposing on the piece.

I like the costume design in particular the male one, but I do have a penchant for that style of clothing <3 The tail of the jacket stretching into this jagged distorted spike is a very nice transition which I like very much, similarly I like the way that the female’s clothing flows to a point, very contrasting as is the aim with the theme of the characters, however flow of material is very difficult to draw and the depth of the material doesn’t feel like it’s been captured in places making some areas seem flat and others dynamic, but it’s overall well executed.

This is the tiny details section, shouldn’t be too long. I like the little wings, they are nicely designed and well they just look good and I like them. I have a minor qualm about both characters having black fingernails as up to now everything of that sort has been the opposite on each. I like how the girl has round full eyes, and soft lips (characteristic of a girl, but I feel emphasized for the purpose of the theme) and the male sharper more jagged features (amg that smile). Final little thing is the negative space between the bulk of the picture, it’s just sitting there unused and boring, dead centre where the eye naturally rests, this on the one hand allows you to focus peripherally on both characters but on the other hand it can be perceived as dull unused space, but in the very nature of the design it is impossible to avoid, I just feel that yin and yang you see as one fluid thing as opposed to spaced out, but I wouldn’t sacrifice the clothing ‘tails’ for that <3

In summary I’d say that this is a well thought out piece, with lots of nice little touches that make it special. It’s relatively simple in construction and the shading is subtle, which is how shading should be. Good lines, very smooth and good general anatomy. The outfits and style of the characters is very nice and compliments the respective roles well. Good job, just keep in mind all those little things I always nag about.


P.S.

The guy’s eyes… can you find a way to surgically transfer those to my face?
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The repeat-reversed theme of the character designs are fairly well thought out, though slightly overdone. The whole composition, placing, and posing of the characters is very bland and not very stirring or impacting-it's actually a bit awkward to look at. I understand the feel you were trying to get with the whole grunge-texture background, but it really stands out from the characters in the foreground-in the bad way. The background has more detail than the characters(since all the shading the characters have is mild amounts of very inaccurately placed super-soft cell-shading)and it has no way of flowing together with them.
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KARUKITSUNE Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The Black one supposed to be female and the white one male

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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I wish people read artist comments
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:iconkarukitsune:
KARUKITSUNE Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeah
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xXperkynessXx Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
XD these two kind of remind me of my oc's i know yin is supposed to be the girls but he is just a little more shota than the avrage male, btw i love your work
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :'D
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Digital-Star-Wolf64 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013
Amazing to the max! I LOVE this drawing, this is so cool I can't even describe how awesome it is. :D Nice job! :)
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;u;
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WintersEdge7 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013
Love this
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;u;
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Yangarang Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this to death. I envisioned how I would represent my personal yin and yang and this was what it looked like. May I edit this photo to fit me more personally and put it up on here with credit?
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This drawing was a commission so it doesn't really belong to me ;A;
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SeriNialecorp Featured By Owner May 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i ADORE this <3
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks <3
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:iconkiho-chyan:
kiho-chyan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I love this, one of the best Yin Yang art pieces out there. They balance each other out perfectly. Not too much of one colour or too little of the other. The mans smile is a bit... Demonic? I think that's the right word, but other than that it's all good! :D
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg thanks! ;A;
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:iconkiho-chyan:
kiho-chyan Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You're welcome. :3
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:iconaphftwb-tches:
aphftwb-tches Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
This is downright awesome.
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks <3 ;u;
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:iconaphftwb-tches:
aphftwb-tches Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
anytime! ^^
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panzer-shrike Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013
This is a wonderful depiction :-) Particularly I love the way there is black in the white and white in the black. Background, shadowing ... fantastic. :-)
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :'D
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.......jeez, does it really matter which one is which gender?? XD i mean the artist can design his/her characters in anyway he/she wants them =)
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Doesn't seem like it... xD
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i still say that its up to the artist to decide what their characters look like~
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:iconmyinsanebestfriend:
myinsanebestfriend Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I agree with you! They could be both girls for all we care! Or both guys...
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YESH!!! >W<)b

.....and by the way, your icon is supah cool bro - w -)b
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myinsanebestfriend Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YEAH!!!!
*high five*

Thanks, bro. XD
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:icondreamthebunny:
DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
epic hi-5!!!!!!!!!! >W<

no problem >W<)b did you animate it yourself???
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myinsanebestfriend Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
No, I didn't make it... I found it somewhere... I could've made it though, if I wanted to.
But that requires... *silence* effort.
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DreamTheBunny Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well it looks pretty >W< and i like all your vocaloid models OwO they are all very pretty!!!! >W<
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myinsanebestfriend Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Every single one has a Download link! Except for one...
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Nightmarespray Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its wrong. yang is the guy and yin is the girl....:D
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sarahsmiles916 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Beautiful!
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks <3
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:iconvoltex12345:
Voltex12345 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
which one's which?
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...god question
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Pravus21 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Yin and Yang does it all day anyday. This is a very nice painting, much love and i hope i can see more like this. Keep doin what you do :)content:)
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you <3 ;u;
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:iconnightmarespray:
Nightmarespray Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very beautiful drawing.
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks :'D
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:iconchaosblacke:
ChaosBlacke Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think it's spot on. I always liked Yin/M and Yang/F. It mixes it up :D
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks ;u; <3
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:iconchaosblacke:
ChaosBlacke Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Not a problem :D
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LoveForNoOne Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh, it's so pretty! I really like it :3
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:iconnaimane:
Naimane Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks <3 ;u;
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JustAnotherBlackbird Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yang is the white side with the black dot on it, and yin is the black side with the white dot on it. The relationship between yin and yang is often described in terms of sunlight playing over a mountain and a valley. Yin (literally the 'shady place' or 'north slope') is the dark area occluded by the mountain's bulk, while yang (literally the 'sunny place' or 'south slope') is the brightly lit portion. As the sun moves across the sky, yin and yang gradually trade places with each other, revealing what was obscured and obscuring what was revealed.

Yin is characterized as slow, soft, yielding, diffuse, cold, wet, and passive; and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity and nighttime.

Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and aggressive; and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime.
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JustAnotherBlackbird Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Yin is FEMININE, representing NIGHT, THE MOON, and a quiet BLACK SHEEP. As well as EVIL, which you did get right, but still...

Yang is MASCULINE, Representing DAY, THE SUN, and THE FEARSOME WHITE TIGER. Yang is supposedly the good one.
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Naimane Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well there's no need to be rude. I think everything is up for your own interpretation, and this is how I see them.
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JustAnotherBlackbird Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh, I wasn't meaning to be rude, I'm sorry. *Internet fail* I was trying to define. *shot*
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FreakDaFreakOut Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE IT!!! *sighs* this is beautiful :')
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