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♥ Hi!! I'm Echo/Ekko ♥

:iconcheesum: :iconekkoberry:

Live2D stamp by EkkoberryDrawing by TheDeathOfSenroses by makeitstampy
Stay Creative by Jedi-Dame Digital artist stamp by WhiteKimahri British Stamp by Kezzi-RoseFree Divider-Pusheen by Tinystrawberri

Feel Free to call me Echo/Ekko/Kim ;a;

I'm first and foremost someone who draws! But I also use UTAU and MMD. (Less so now though, I wanna work hard and be an Artist!)
Though my works get mistaken pretty regularly for traditional works, pretty much all of my work is digital. I have both some tutorials on dA and speedpaints on my Youtube channel, please check them out if you're interested!
If there's anything specific you'd like to know, feel free to note me! :heart:

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Again (PV) by EkkoberryYasuho Hirose by EkkoberryStudying hard by EkkoberryFlower shop by Ekkoberry(Redraw) Flower girl by EkkoberrySake Beat (+UST) by Ekkoberry

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Character Lover - Stamp by BubbleslouPretty avatars by TheDeathOfSenCherry Blossom ~ stamp by Nimylu

Q: Current art statuses? /Do you do _____ ?


Events/group projects such as Art books or Secret Santas I am almost always open to and won't normally apply to the above statuses, please note me if you would like me to participate!

I love Watercolors by DarkSenaIllness isn't that bad - samp by Angi-ShyHeteromantic Stamp by qnerdiI love Geese by WishmasterAlchemistAtheist Stamp by Kezzi-RoseAsexual stamp by nintendoqsfriends are inspirations stamp by piijeniusPepsi Love Stamp by wangqrI Heart Music Stamp 2 by StampMakerLKJ

Q: Your Artwork looks traditional! Is it?

A: Most of my work is digital! I do use some watercolour paints from time to time, but that's kinda rare. Those works can be found in a separate folder in my gallery.

Q: What program(s)? do you use?

A: I use Clip studio paint EX! (aka Manga studio 5) and sometimes Photoshop CS5 for touchups, but not usually.

Q: Can you make a tutorial on _____?

A: If you feel I'm proficient enough at something to be giving my advice/making a tutorial on it, feel free to ask me!
I have made a few tutorials in the past, and plan to make more in the future tho!:
Echo's Colouring tutorial (Clip studio) by EkkoberryDepth Tutorial by EkkoberryI hate backgrounds. [Rant/Tutorial] by EkkoberryStyle advice (Tutorial?+resources) by EkkoberryWacom forced proportions check by EkkoberryColour Wheel Tips by EkkoberryClip studio vector layer tutorial by Ekkoberry3 Overlay tricks to improve your art by EkkoberryEcho's Colouring Walkthrough Part 1 (Clip studio) by EkkoberryEcho's Colouring Walkthrough Part 2 (Clip studio) by Ekkoberry

Q: Where do you live quiz

A: I live in CheesumsWorld. cheesum

Which do you feel you learn more from/Which do you like more? 

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Why I create

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 20, 2016, 7:14 PM
I got asked a couple of interesting questions a few nights back, ones I'd never really pondered properly before.
"Why do you draw?"
"What do you feel you gain from it?"
"Would you say it's how you "express" yourself?"

They felt like very easy questions to answer at first. The good ol' generic: "Idk it started as a habit and now it's just a thing I do for fun, I don't think to much of it." was my first answer.
A simple "Yes" to it being a form of expression.
It's the truth, for the most part, but it didn't feel like a very satisfying answer. This is supposedly a very big part of who I consider myself to be, and that's the best I could come up with?

The conversation continued a little and I started to think about what I specifically produce, how and why it looks the way it looks. I think I found something important in that, something which I might have previously overlooked.

While this is something personal to me, maybe sharing it would help someone else think about why it is that they create what they create:

I've always kind of treated art as a process/tool set to make images appear in front of me that I want to see. I create for myself primarily, but I feel what I create isn't so precious that I ever need to keep it private, and enjoy sharing and hearing how it's impacted others.

One of my favorite forms of feedback is hearing someone say I've made them feel the same way the artwork makes me feel. I encourage different interpretations! But my job feels done when I've communicated what the picture makes /me/ feel, and have passed that same feeling onto others.

My favorite feelings are- (Well, I like to hope you can guess from my works) Nostalgia, Warmth, Vulnerability, and I like things to have a sense of timelessness to them in that you could be in that moment for a very long time. I think there's some other things too, but I don't know the words for those feelings yet.
I think I'm starting to know how to express them with art, but time will tell as I evolve more as an artist.
Maybe I'll learn how to put it into words as I refine my skills visually too.

I think this extends to other things too- Feelings being the biggest thing, but also places and experiences I'd like to have/feel myself, maybe even certain smells, textures etc. I'm curious as to how much can be felt through a single sense alone.

To summarize, I feel my goal with what I create is in evoking what I like most about the world in others, and presenting it in a visual format which is the most pleasing to me in the hopes it will both appeal to others visually too.

A form of personal communication in a way- like writing a heartfelt letter but it's also important the letter is on very pretty stationary, I guess?

While I try here and there, I'm not super great with anything angsty or dark, I don't think. At best I can really get into somber artworks, but my joys lie elsewhere. I want to produce things I could enjoy feeling for a long time.
I came across this recently working on something that was against my natural inclinations, but I then turned it INTO something that felt very "Me" and I was very happy with the result, as are those working on the project with me. I learnt something in that about my own artistic voice, which made me very happy.

So I ask You reading this,

"Why do you draw?"
"What do you feel you gain from it?"
"Would you say it's how you "express" yourself?"
and additionally if the answer is "Yes",
"How do you express yourself?"
EDIT: feel free to swap out "draw" for "create" if you're not strictly a visual artist ;0;; I didn't think ahead!! sorry
I'm curious to see if others are feeling the same :star:

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TO DO list

.:To-Do List moved back here onto dA:.
as I'm far more active here

things that need doing asap = :star:

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No need to thank me for the llama!
(You can if you'd like, but I can't always reply- you're welcome, though!)

Give one back if you'd like!
Sorry if they're annoying at all- I give them out becuase I know how many people like them, but not everyone's the same;;

:note:Please only note me if you have a question/issue that needs my immediate attention/adressing privately:note:

(As much as I appriciate them, I don't have the time I'd like to respond to every note wanting to start a conversation! I do, however, read everthing I'm sent. Thank you and sorry in advance!)


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LauraVeFashion Featured By Owner 1 day ago  New Deviant Professional
Thank you for the Llama!!! ^_^
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Hopefully this is not annoying but thanks for the badge XD
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Thanks for the badge!  If you gave me a watch it would mean a lot to me, I've just started but I try to post new work regularly :) (Smile)
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Look, you give a llama and get a follow, beautiful art. (By the way, thanks for the llama!) 
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Thank you for the llama~ + cute profile~+fav Hamtaro Mouse Emoji-02 (Kawaii) [V1] 
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Thanks for the Thanks For The Llama Emote 
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Thank you for the llama ♥
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Thanks for the llama ^^
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thanks a lot for the llama!! :D I really appreciate it! :hug:
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Thanks for the llama ! :D (Big Grin) 
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