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How defenseless you really are by kiusa How defenseless you really are by kiusa
Captain Jim from my pirate story called 8th Ocean. I've wanted to draw her with lions for a month now, started to draw for couple of times but there's always been something that made me unhappy with the drawing. Or then I just didn't finish them.

Today I started to draw this at school because I was bored and waiting for a massage I never got. The sketch was quickly done and I was actually HAPPY with it! So I inked it and when I came home I scanned it and finally coloured it. I even planned the colours when I was walking home. And yes, I'm happy with it. I'm happy because I actually uploaded something that I had drawn at the same day I uploaded it.

Anyway. As I said, I wanted to draw her with lions. Jim is a character that isn't easy to get to know, since her character is withholding. When the lions popped to my head with Jim, I knew it had to mean something (I usually get some more details about my characters as time passes. I don't know everything about them right away they lay their foot to my imagination). The tattoo on her left shoulder is a polynesian lion tribal tattoo, I used a reference: [link]
Lions are Jim's spirit animals and they mean strength, pride, victory and power to her.

And white lions? They just kick ass. And ~carmine-voleme was sitting and drawing next to me when I was drawing this. White lions remind me of her and she herself is like a white lion. SO INFLUENSEESSSSS

lineart traditional art, colouring+textures with Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

Jim is mine. Art also.
Texture is from.... I don't remember. Princess something.
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:iconkwikdraw:
kwikdraw Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Student Writer
Jim is a girl?! :o
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kiusa Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Haha, she is! :D Buuuut she doesn't make a fuss about it, actually people/creatures usually talk about her as a "he", since many do think that she's not a woman at all, but a man. 
The name Jim is a shorter version of her actual name that would give her girlyness away. :--)
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kwikdraw Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Student Writer
Jim is definitely a boy's name. I can see she's some kinda a tomboy. ;)
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ser-comixmann Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
grrreat piece :D
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kiusa Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thx!
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OakVillaFlotilla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Reminds me a bit of the artist Amano, who did a lot of the illustrations for the final fantasy video games.
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OakVillaFlotilla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
glad you take it as a compliment! Your work is beautiful and so is his. (in my opinion)
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kiusa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I know him and I take that as a compliment, even though I don't really think he's ever been that much of an inspiration to me :--)
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OakVillaFlotilla Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love this! Wonderful work,
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kiusa Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
thank you!
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kazilla Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
i like our stuff. kazilla likes all you do....wanna show some work in miami??
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:iconkiusa:
kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
umm, tell me more?
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kazilla Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
this and every december. it started as a small idea, showcasing all the things i love: art, sculpture, film, photography, performance art, body art, fashion, music, etc. which is why i called it multiversal. now its so much bigger. deviantART is an official sponsor, and last year we brought more than 9,000 people thru our doors.
your work is FRESH. i would like to show, feature, or if you do digital, represent you thru DA's MURO program.
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
I'll send you a note :--)
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ynive Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
laveloids!
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ro-rodrigues Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
this work has an amazing strength!! (Excuse my English, but I'm trying to find words u on Google Translate to translate the size of my ecstatic to see this picture) My God, You became my new reference!
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kiusa Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
ohh, it's nice to recieve comments like this! and haha, it's okay, I understood you alright.
thank you very much! <3
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Loche Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2010
love the lions!
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kiusa Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thanks :)
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Rochioo Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
amazing work!!!this drawing has so much power!!i love it!!!!:D
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:iconkiusa:
kiusa Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
wow thanks!
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Rochioo Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
ur welcome!!!!!:D
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whathappenswhen Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
love it love it love it
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aeromachia Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010
Absolutely gorgeous <3
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:iconkiusa:
kiusa Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank youu!
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junkyardstrinket Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Student
so much fun, i really enjoy the details among the stylization.
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kiusa Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
thank youu!
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Apogeion Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
sweeeet work man! Really lovely
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kiusa Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thanks <3
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magi-cicada Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009
spine and whiskers,
lioncats and smoke?!

oh favorite things. (:
lovelovelove.
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kiusa Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thank you! for the fave too :---)
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009   Traditional Artist
Shit-awesome style! I like her boots so muuhhchh!
And the way you made the hair on both the character and the lions looks så lovely C:
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kiusa Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
uaahh thank you so much !! OuO
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Noss91 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2009   Traditional Artist
You're welcome (:
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tedikuma Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Lovely style you have. Love the details.
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thanks a lot! :)
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surkusiipi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Kasnjjafjk!

...ksdjfnjdfksk!!1 Tämä on ihana ;__; <3
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
kiitus <3
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carmine-voleme Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
whoa CONAN O'BRIEN LION
and hell yeah white lions kick ass indeed I've known that for a long time
ei mut haha ehkä yks parhaista kohteliaisuuksist mitä mulle on sanottu toi : D
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
<3
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grayceee Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009
wow, i love your style. i really, really do. i agree, the white lions are kickass x324298719358. honestly, i cant stop staring at all the detail. awsomeeeeee!
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
arrrr thnak youuuu ;__; <3
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tir-ri Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009   Traditional Artist
No voi sun, kun tässä tapahtuu niin paljon etten tiedä mistä aloittaa. *__*
Mattapinnat sopii tähän todella hyvin, kun näkee kaikki nuo pienetkin viivat paremmin (jestas miten paljon yksityiskohtia)! Jim on ihan idoli, kateeksi käy noita saappaita ja ihana tuo jelloniin mätsäävä tatuointi. <333

Komeita nuo isot kissapedot: pitää joskus kosiskella siua tekemään collab kanssani. ;w;
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
äää kiitos <3

JOO COLLAB etssä mitään kosiskeluja tartte oon sun ku vaan sanot !
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tir-ri Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009   Traditional Artist
Miusta olisi ihana saada joskus värittää piirroksiasi käsin, että täytyy vaikka tavata kun seuraavan kerran helsingin paikkeille olet tulossa. Tarvisi tietty paksumpaa paperia ja vedenkestävää mustetta, mutta miulta ainakin löytyy lainata. :eager:
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
joooo käy hyvin tosin en osaa ku lyijykynä>tussit taktiikan lineatis. nii ja suoraan kuulakärkikynäl.
lähetäkkö vaikka puhelinnumeros notella niin voin ilmotella kun tuun helsinkiin!
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13lue13lood80 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
wow :> beautiful work :+favlove:
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thanks ! :--)
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2tk Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009
Ammmmazing detail,
and the color choice; <3
great job.
8D
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kiusa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
thank you thank you !
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