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Manga and Anime artist of the month: shrimpHeby!

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:38 AM

Manga Artist of the Month!
Welcome art appreciators and artists alike! Today I'm pleased to bring you all our very first Manga Artist of the Month for January: shrimpHEBY! Congratulations! :clap: :clap: :clap:

Our lovely artist of the month was suggested  by TouchedVenus who said "Not only is she a total sweetheart, but she has an absolutely beautiful gallery." I couldn't agree more! :la:

Getting to know Heby a bit!

Hello there, Heby! Why don't you tell us something about yourself? We'd love to know a bit about you!

Hi there~~I'm Heby, yes, just call me Heby, some friends just call me Shrimpy. LOLz. Drawing is my all time favourite thing to do in my life. I'm trying to improve my drawing skill bit by bit. In real life, my work has nothing to do with arts anyway. Drawing is just a hobby for me release stress. (*w*)b

When did you start drawing manga and anime styled works? Have you tried or considered switching to another style different than manga? (realism, cartoon, abstract, photography…)

As far as I can remember, I started grabbing pencil and draw when I was 7 years old. My grandma is my strongest motivator in drawing. She always praised me and requested to see more. So I was so excited and draw non stop for the entire day. I started with manga style, doodled with pencil and did inking. Of course my drawings really sucks that time. 4 years ago, I switched my style to anime ( I started learn to colour digitally)  and later semi-realism anime style. I'm trying to do semi-realism lately. If possible, in the future, I want to learn to draw realism portrait. :heart:

When and why did you join deviantART? How did it influence your life as an artist? What other sources influenced you to follow the path of the manga artist?

I started joined DA in late 2007. My friends asked me to. At first I was just submitting arts for fun and make friends. Later, I started doing commissions and it does bring better life to me and my family. Despite from that, I started to realized that there's so many things to learn even though I'm just drawing manga characters. I find them interesting and challenging. I want to learn more of that. Unfortunately, I'm just a part time artist though..I can only draw when I'm free from my real life job. Hopefully someday I can be a full time artist.

Do you have any OCs? Tell us a bit about them and how you came up with them! <3

I have OCs....To keep it short, I'll just introduce my recent favourite OCs. They are my chinese dragon and kirin OC, Xuan Long, 玄龙 (black haired) and Qi Rui, 麒瑞. (white haired)

Dragon and Kilin by shrimpHEBY

The idea of Xuan Long is derived from my drawing of a chinese dragon for the year of dragon.

Happy New Year 2012 by shrimpHEBY's him in baby form: XuanLong by shrimpHEBY

Qi Rui was a white kirin I adopted from :iconsylverspiritwolf: ( unfortunately she deleted the kirin pic from her gallery)  

I find designing characters from animal/mystery creature very interesting, so there goes my ideas of creating Xuan Long and Qi Rui.

Oh, you can find other OCs from my gallery or commissions from my favourite folder.

What is the part you love the most about drawing in manga style? And the least?
I love everything bout manga style,maybe the best part will be eyes~~I love drawing shinny eyes. LOLz.

Show us your favourite piece of manga/anime from your gallery!  And another one you love from someone else?

Connected by shrimpHEBY  Candle Mage 4/4 (C) CyberAgent: Tenku no Crystalia by muddymelly

What piece of advice would you give to every person out there who wishes to follow the Manga artist path too?

Keep in mind that improvement doesn't show in split second. Keep drawing and you'll see the improvement eventually. Accept critiques in a good way and strictly no tracing other people's art. You may imitate but not tracing. Good luck guys.  

Is there something else you'd like to say to our readers? Feel free to express yourself!!

Thank you so much for reading this and also dropping by my gallery. Hope my arts bring you happiness. I also want to thank deviant who suggested me. I'm really surprised and I really appreciate this chance given to me. I love DA and all deviants. :heart:

Thank you so much for giving us the chance to know you a bit more, Heby! You are a fantastic person and artist! We hope that all your wishes become true this new year and that you get to work on art as a full time job soon! Congrats again for being selected Manga and Anime Artist for the Month of January! Keep the good job up! :clap:

And to our lovely readers, stay tuned for the next Artist of the Month that will be published around the 15th of February :la::la::la: If you have any suggestion for this award, send me a note! :love:

Have a great end of the weekend, everyone!

Heby's works

El bardo y la sirena by shrimpHEBY Forbidden Love by shrimpHEBY Father and Son by shrimpHEBY Zodiac Journey by shrimpHEBY Adahy the Eurasian Eagle Owl by shrimpHEBY Nine Tailed Fox Deity by shrimpHEBY
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TouchedVenus Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So happy to see Heby was featured! Thank you for accepting my suggestion. The interview turned out very lovely. :D
shrimpHEBY Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks again for this~~and thanks to all of you who commented in this journal. :heart:
Zumea Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
way to go ShrimpHEBY
kaeruraine Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Congrats Heby!! I enjoyed learning more about you :3 keep up the awesome work
Zerro Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2013
Congratulations on being awarded this honor, Heby!
genki-de Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
shirmpuu :heart::iconfanboyingplz:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
ReverieSummoner Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ShrimpHEBY is one of those artists that can leave me stunned wit her works! Not only is her style wonderful, she can also make amazingly detailed scenery that sparks the imagination :aww:
She's also very nice and pleasant for always replying to comments :)
UkiyamiAngel Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013   Traditional Artist
Aww lucky them! Their work is amazing though! I better work even harder so maybe I could be the next manga and anime artist of the month in march xD
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yay Shrimpy~OAO
DCMZed Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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