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Lol, you guys are too sweet ; w ; <3
Thanks for the kind messages regarding the confession.
Here is my noob attempt at participating in dArama.
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You can see the original confession here: artist-confessions.tumblr.com/…
LOLOL, WHOEVER HAD THE "YOUR FACE IS SLOPPY" COMMENT, THAT WAS TOTALLY MY REACTION, ROFLOLOL
Lol, I don't know what to say? xD
I agree with Anon. My artwork is sloppy and it does look like sketches, ahaha.
I also don't know why my art gets the exposure it does, but I wouldn't call it popular.
What people like is out of my control, aha.

And silly Anon, why would you use that picture lah?
It's probably one of the sloppiest works in my gallery.
Why not use this picture ah? Com: FruityStarburst by Emi-Liu
or these ones: Com: Daevaluque by Emi-Liu Com: Jigsux by Emi-Liu
If all my work looked like the picture in the confession,
surely I wouldn't have all the watchers that I do now.

And some people like my sloppy work.
Some people even said I've inspired them to use their sketches as lineart.
I get more requests for a lineart tutorial then anything else --I DON'T KNOW WHY EITHER, KAY.
Oh my goodness, I think I am spreading laziness, aiya! x'D
But it's okay for people to like messy lineart if they like messy lineart.
I understand that it might annoy some people that my 'sketches' get more exposure than more amazing works on dA,
but what do you want me to do about it, aiya;;

This isn't the first time this issue has been brought up.
And so, I'm going to address this:
Yes, my artwork is messy.
And yes, I don't put as much effort into my art as I could.

I've seen a lot of confessions that go along the lines of this:
"BAWWWW I HATE IT WHEN ARTISTS DON'T TRY TO IMPROVE THEIR ART. THEY SHOULD JUST STOP IF THEIR NOT GOING TO MAKE AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE. OMG, THIS ARTIST DOESN'T PUT IN ANY EFFORT AND SAYS THAT ART IS 'JUST FOR FUN.' I'M GOING TO POO MY PANTS. THIS IS MY 100TH POO-STAIN THIS MONTH, OMG. THESE ARTISTS BETTER STOP DRAWING BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD TO BUY ANYMORE PANTS. SOMEBODY GET ME A DIAPER."
Sorry, I suck, that was super exaggerated. It stopped being accurate after the first two sentences.
Anyway, not everybody that draws wants to go to art school and become an artist or animator, okay?
Some people do just do art for fun. Why does that bother you?
I'm sorry if your 'passion' is only a 'hobby' to other people, but don't force others to adopt your raison d'Ítre.
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This is a picture I drew in in August of last year.
Many of you would have never seen this because this was before I started to gain a lot of exposure.
Do you see those lines? You can just barely see them right? Total opposite of the lineart in the top picture hahaha if you can even call it that.
Lineart started to get so boring for me. So.. I stopped. LOL. I'm not going to keep on doing something I don't like, come on now, that's silly.
I was also sick of spending 1209833 hours on a picture, only to notice 2190832 mistakes after I post it LOL OTL;;.
Whereas now, if I see mistakes in finished work, it only took me over an hour, so it's not like a lot of time was lost.
Maybe it's a bad way to look at things, but whatever. It floats my boat yo. You're free to jump off.
But yes. If you ignore the creepy face and wobbly arms, it looks like my art has done the opposite of improve. And I'm okay with that.

This past year I've had to make many sacrifices. And my goal for improving art was one of them.
So yeah, I have chosen quantity over quality.
But look: I have improved a little, no?:
Strawberry Teacup by Emi-Liu Com: FruityStarburst by Emi-Liu
Both pictures took the same amount of time.
Looking back at the year,
drawing 50 pictures rather than spending 50 hours on one picture is what helped me improve even when I wasn't trying.

So yeah.
I HAVE MESSY WORK.
AND I EMBRACE IT.
And so do others, apparently.
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kittiehcakes Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ROFL ROFL :giggle:
seriously, this artist confession thing is still at it?!
LOOOOOL really, wasting all their time accusing people's art, and not spending any time doing their own, woooow.
But just ignore them and stay strong! I think your sketchy lines actually makes your art look cuter ;u; being cute and a little clumsy is an effect I particularly enjoy of yours~
I love your clean lines as well~
Don't give up, just keep moving forward and push aside every insult or anything that blocks your way ;7;
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Keroanne Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
MESSY WORK IS THE BOMB DOT COM! :la: No, but seriously, it's part of your style now. No going back. Everyone obviously loves it. XDDDD Except that random person. Who can't even use what your art really looks like now. lol
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Alice-DrinkMeBottle Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
ahh what the heck....
thats jsut really stupid
out of all of thsoe they choose that picture? LOOOOOL
ugh...
anyway Emi chan stay stong <33
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KuroneDLC Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I read that blog all the time. :iconforrealplz: I get bored, and it gives me a nice laugh or two.
I like both your previous art and current art, but it's better to do the one you like, right? And you've definitely improved since then, in many ways.

So...it doesn't matter if your art's sketchy, because many people like it that way. And apparently you do as well, so...just laugh in their face like :iconlaughsplz: and do what you want.
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ailee-chi Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2012
omg i died reading this

THANK YOU FOR MAKING MY DAY. <3
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8-BitQuilter Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:la: Your sketchy style is what makes it so epic! :hug:
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FaithWalkers Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love your outlines! ;w; The way you draw...you have like this certain technique and it looks really good! Maybe you should put your name on the blacklist on that blog? I asked to put mine because I'm scared of what someone would say about me. >____< I posted a confession a long time ago and a lot of people misunderstood me and some also said awful things...But at the same time, I gotten something good out of it, but it still sure scare me.
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OverChasm Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
Emi-chewn, I like all of your pictures~ :iconsocuteplz:

Even though I like clean line art more~ :iconsmartlionplz:
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bakaandtset Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist
i love sketchy art!!! like ill be drawing and ill start linearting it and my hand can be shaky like im on 5 cups of coffee (not really-i exaggerated) and i spend 4ever on the drawing, trying to make the lines smooth and then i see so many mistakes when im done.
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dawnelf Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your artwork just the way it is - especially the sketchy part :)
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pixel-whore Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I actually just started watching you because of that confession. c: I think your work is adorable. ♥
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Mistyflowerchibi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A messy picture can look the same or even better than a clean one. It depends on what the picture is. We like your art because it's ART and not a couple of lines and color.
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ShadowedPorcelain Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012   Artisan Crafter
Definitely the best and most awesome response to an AC yet. dA popularity is so wishy washy because it just depends on what the current deviants (who come and go) like at that moment. I agree with the spending 134567 hours on it and sobbing when you see the flaws vs spending 1-2 hours on it and not boo hooing as much. Hm, now you're making me think if I should go quantity over quality

Props to you!
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Purple-Nightmares Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student General Artist
It thinks it's pretty funny everytime I see this kind of confession, because instead of sharing hate, the artist just get more exposure x)
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Jenmini Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh Emi did I ever tell you how much I love your humor xD you are just brilliant sometimes
Everytime I see a post about popularity post on AC I'm like "uhh because other people have different opinions and preferences than you what do you want them to do murderer their watchers and anyone that likes their art."
Bu people who post stuff like that are just jealous butthurts who have nothing to do with their life by complain and whine.
And from my personal expirence as an art stalker I'd say you art has improve a lot a lot more than me //lazy not to mention you can make a whole bunch of pretty artwork in the same time it takes me to doodle. //sobs
Oh lookie my message is getting really look
It's been awhile since I last talked to you I miss my Emi and her humor and sarcasm I hope your doing well. Anyway i hope you have a good day.
//shamelessly gives you more to read
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ReneeDeLaGee Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ahhaha XD your face is sloppy :iconcoolplz: ace
anyway I love your style whether it's 'sloppy' or not:icondatfaceplz:
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iPlu Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
lol, that anon didnt know that simplicity is the best,
sometimes sketch works are better than ones done,
and lol that anon just gave my dear emi more pageviews, watches, and favs
not to mention all those nice comments for her~
my emi is improving a lot, waay before her past artworks
and most people love it~
and what do that anon cares? they need to butt off other peoples business
and get a life for themselves. .
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sukibelle Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
"I'M GOING TO POO MY PANTS. THIS IS MY 100TH POO-STAIN THIS MONTH, OMG."
LMFAOOOOO OMG YOU I COULDNT STOP LAUGHING AT THAT.<3

ugh, seriously.. artist confessions is just full of miserable, jealous little brats who'd rather stick their tablet pen up their arse and moan for all to see, than actually practice art/BEING A GOOD PERSON.

words can be hurtful but its best to laugh it off... be like DO YOU WANT SOME CHEESE WITH THAT WHINE? LMAO
but this is all besides the point doll,
i wanted to tell you i love your art and so do many many other people ;u; <3333 and i TOTALLY agree with what you said about forcing things onto others.. just :iconno-faceplz:
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Ridaki Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Honestly, did that Anon not see all of the confessions saying that "sketches look better than the final product"?

Sketchy lines actually look better, in my opinion OwO
(I actually never really like my finished pieces anyway orz ;; )
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DogiCrimson Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Heh, I like sloppy lines. Gives more energy to the pic, when there's a bit of sketch in the linearts ;)
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Noru-Chan Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Student Digital Artist
You improved a lot ! Not just a little :heart: Don't listen, your art is cute and soft ♥
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Toy-Soul Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
Huaa, I've been debating giving up lineart for a while now!
You inspire me to take the final step in stopping. :heart:
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Mango-Kimchi Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I saw the artist confession on tumblr and thought that your art looked really pretty so i came here to watch you :heart:
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pricechi Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Free publicity * U *)bbb

Are you from malaysia or singapore.... 8UU
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LadyNeige Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I find it pretty stupid criticising one's art just because it's more sketchy, i actually like your sketchy type of drawing to be quite honest, it's pretty and it shows what you're actually doing, so if you get hate for that screw them D8<
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SweetArtist101 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
I hug you for your awesome stand! :iconsweethugplz:
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Melmee Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
ohh don't listen to whoever wrote that about you, your art is not messy, it's gorgeous, and people watch you because you deserve it!
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LuxIosis Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
oh people these days~ :U but what's one opinion of some random who can't even say it to your face haha. Hugs and kissies~ :iconmuahplz:
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Xiruru Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Ahaha to tell the truth I like sketchy/messy art better than clean stuff. I guess because the original sketch holds all the emotion of the drawing and the original idea that you had when you started drawing it, and then when you line it, it sort of dulls that feeling you get out of it.

Personally I think your best works are your messy ones, because they're the ones I get the most out of ^^

So keep it up~ And ignore all the anon haters on Artist Confessions, because they have fun getting everyone for that at some point. They seem to find stuff to hate on when there's nothing visible to grab at XD
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dororoandkururu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I love your art because of how you make lineart
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Ohmachidai Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well thanks to that anon posting about u, i found a new artist to love :iconloveloveplz:

im glad you liked my comment :iconheplz:...i was feeling a bit trollish XD...
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Masa-Chan5320 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
But that's exactly why I love your art! It's sketchy, yes, but it gives a really relaxed feel to it. I always tried to do this sort of stuff, but just couldn't for some reason... Also, it gives your artwork this unique feeling, it looks kind of sketchy, but you can tell that it's a finished picture!
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Teloncka Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well a lot of us adore your art work.
And I see many artists use sketchy lines and color it but they (yourself included) have the skill to pull it off and give it an adorable charm!

I really wish this AC crap would shut down because who the heck should care about spineless nobodies who pick on people because they are jealous? =o

Keep doing what you do sweety.
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MoeKimiko Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Lol (✿◠‿◠) Your funny~
I don't think your work is messy at all~
I think the way you draw makes you unique~ Also good for you it doesn't take long :3 When I draw it takes forever~ I wish I could draw fast and good at the same time (✿◠‿◠)
Also your colors are always beautiful~
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Pearidan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
I saw the post earlier and I said "Wow, lovely art style!" and watched you. Little do most people know... when they submit a "confession" they are giving the artist a little promo.
Anyway,

Style
Does
Not
Equal
To
Skill

A little something people should learn before they make a "confession".
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Emi-Liu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
LOOL! Yeah, I was surprised by the boom in watches and page views I had today, aha.
Thanks for the watch btw! ^^ <3
And yes, I agree 100%!
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Pearidan Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
You're welcome for the watch~
I tend to notice how when people are on AC they get more watchers than they used to.
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xineli Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Someone did the same thing to me on Artist Confessions.
They took the sloppiest quick doodle and used it to compare to a finished painting. Here [link]
It's like the person has some other kind of hatred for using the messiest picture in your gallery out of everything just to make it look worse.
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Teloncka Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You too!?
My god these people should get a life.
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xineli Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Yup v o v
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Emi-Liu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
That's ridiculous! That doesn't represent your entire gallery, they can't even make that comparison :/
And as if all your watchers are based on one drawing, omg -.-.-
It's not like we can control who watches us and who watches others. :/
People really need to think a little harder.
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xineli Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
Exactly. It's frustrating how the person was comparing two very different styles, and for that people are obviously going to make fun of the other for being 'a moe shit blob'.

They keep blaming the person for their exposure and watcher count. If they have a problem with it then leave it be. Just because you don't like the style doesn't make it bad. :I
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