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Yes, we're actually drawing together as a team.
If you wonder how, then we can tell you that we share tasks and characters among ourselves.

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We're usually very busy but still we think Art Trades are a great idea.
However please be patient if we need some time for our part! :floating:
Furthermore every picture we do means effort to us.
That's why we do not accept trades for base and typical Microsoft Paint work, sorry! ^^;


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In the following we deal with the criticism which says we did not draw sufficiently “manga-like” anymore.

RealManga by Dradra-Trici

Let's start at the beginning of it all.
The first time we consciously caught sight of the manga style by watching anime series as small children.
Since we can remember we've always been trying to draw and tell stories.
The way and the style of story telling are – especially in infancy – shaped by what you consume.
On top of our consumption list was Sailor Moon, an anime. One who can look through our collection of childhood drawings will immediately realise that we repeatedly produced many “realistically” drawn pictures. However due to the fact that most series we consumed were in the manga style, in our eyes it was common to tell a story in manga style.
Almost all of our comics were drawn in manga style – apart for a few exceptions which imitated the Totally Spies“- or the „Polly Pocket“ style.

When we started to deliberately produce fanworks, we tried to make a fanart look as true to the style of the series as possible. Some of the products turned out good some bad.
We hit the bottom of imitating the style of existing anime series by imitating the style of the second (and later also third) season of some certain series in which the characters almost assumed chibi shape. (This was about 2007 when we registered on animexx).
Since we were big fans of this series for a very long time, our drawing style looked really... flawed for a long time, too. In fact we had to force ourselves to draw in this chibi-like style.
From time to time we drew pictures of other series after all and it felt like a release.

That's when we realised we had to stop with imitating art styles. Absolutely, otherwise we wouldn't take delight in drawing anymore.
So, we added something... unforced to the imitated style. Something that would naturally come from our pen. This was 2010.
Nevertheless, we weren't stylistically totally free yet – which showed especially by drawing hair. We were “not allowed” to draw hair as we liked to.

Then there was the year 2011. This also was the year when Trici was taught about the topic „drawing humans“ in art class in high school. Two years prior to this there was this topic in Dradra's art class, too, but at this time we were still in the chains of imitating styles of anime series and did quasi deliberately not profit from the art lessons about drawing humans for our own art style.
2011 there's already been the spirit of change with us.
From then on we started to consciously learn from the look of real humans and not of manga drawings.
Bit by bit we've been learning more and more from real humans.

Still there was this forcing power at the back of our minds telling us our drawings have to stay in manga style and cute.

We don't know where exactly this coercion came from... maybe we let ourselves be pigeonholed as “manga drawers” and did not want to break free. Maybe we let ourselves get influenced by the fact that acquaintances of ours completely abruptly gave up on the manga style and utterly changed to the realistic style of art to impress people out of the creative scene (that tend to like only realistic drawings).
Today we don't know for sure anymore.

2013 we broke away from constantly producing fanworks. Since then our own story, our own heart's blood took centre stage.
As a consequence it was clear that there is no someone else's style which we have to orientate ours towards.
We've learnt even more from real humans but still under the constraint our drawings had to stay in manga style and cute.
Especially this “it has to be cute” became a problem. The faces we drew have assumed quite realistic features but the cute big eyes and the too big heads seemed to be unproportional or misplaced. (2014)

Then we tried to eliminate proportional mistakes (the one with the too big heads is really tricky if you have been used to it for a long time!) and...
Well, we don't get that much attention with our own characters yet, particularly not on animexx because everything is categorised by anime series (nearly a chance for own characters there!) and elsewhere on the internet (deviantART, tumblr, google) everything is sorted by tagging (which has its advantages) – and if there's no popular series/character/etc. in the tags, the possibility of a picture being found at all is really low.
Getting seen/detected is the most difficult part if you have your own original story but we'll fight our way through. To us our story is worth this rocky road of getting any attention!
Anyway on animexx we get nearly feedback (aside from a few loyal souls ♥) and on facebook und deviantART there had only been praise for our current art style... until...

Today our only fandom project is our ShikaIno doujinshi (Naruto). The last page had come out in October 2013, that's why we decided to do a new page again. Just for the sake of the Shikamaru x Ino pairing and its fandom.
We expected reactions like joy and happiness about the resumption of the doujinshi and also moaning about the very slow progress (in this case justified moaning!).

Instead, particularly on animexx the new page caused a shitstorm – as it's common to say these days – about the drawing style, which was “insufficiently manga” and “not cute”.
We're actually perplexed that there was only little happy/positive feedback concerning the resumption of the doujinshi (we thank those who did not only lunge at the drawing style!) - in fact there has not been a single comment about the content of the page yet.

Well, apparently we broke away from the coercion to draw typically “manga” and cute. This was a long-term development. People develop. Full stop.
We will not compelled seek some “more manga-like” style. Since that doujinshi is a Naruto doujinshi, we want to bring up that the art style of Naruto is not cute at all either and tends to be a rather realistic manga style. Just to have mentioned this – we don't try to imitate any someone else's style anymore anyway.

In the mentioned doujinshi to us everything is about telling a story about Shikamaru and Ino. Generally we are about depicting characters and telling stories about them.
We have a low opinion of being pigeonholed.

We are no mangaka, we are no realistic drawers. We are just artists that like to create.

Creating characters. Creating stories.

You can try to pigeonhole us, we don't care.
Just like we don't care if we leave this pigeonhole someday.

Our art style is not cute because the story we're working on is not cute at all.

Our art style is more realistic because meanwhile we mostly consume series featuring real actors and therefore we're more and more influenced by the looks of real human beings.
Because the typical manga style abstracts and stylises too much for us to sufficiently depict features we have learnt about real humans.

If we have left the (typical) manga style pigeonhole, then this has happened as a result of development. We for our part like our art style (that is not completely realistic either btw) as it is now and we will not let ourselves be forced to change it or intentionally make it more typically “manga-like” and cuter for one doujinshi.
Accept it or don't accept it.
Tolerate it or don't tolerate it.
We stay true to what we have now – if we autonomously don't develop differently.

Saying this we want to thank all those who remained faithful to us despite fandom quitting, art style changing, etc. ♥
It's nice to know there are certain people – who are supposed to feel addressed now ;33 – that still follow our works and cheer and motivate us with their lovely words!^^
So, thank you very much!

Conclusively, have a nice day to all of you who took time to read this! ;)

Dradra and Trici


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First of all:

:bulletpink: Behind the user Dradra-Trici isn't just one person, but two sisters.

Since we're working on our "projects" (= drawings^^)together we decided to take one account together.

:bulletpink: You can also find us on as Dradra-Trici.…

:bulletpink: You can also find us on YouTube as DradraTrici.…

:bulletpink: We're from Germany, so please excuse clumsy English and mistakes in spelling or language^^'


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Sachi - Waiting for the Bus [Remake] by Dradra-Trici
Sachi - Waiting for the Bus [Remake]
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This picture might remind you of another one from our gallery - a quite old one:
Waiting for the Bus [~2011].

Even though the character depicted there isn't the same one as here since Sachi's a quite "new character" of ours. But still there exist references to this old OC and since we really liked the picture we decided to redraw it Wink/Razz 

While doing so we realised that we don't feel motivated to finish the picture completely, because there isn't any deeper meaning or something like that behind the motive...
For that reason we created it in a simple wayNod 
The background is the same as in the old picture. The difference concerning proportions is...stunning xDDD

Hopefully you like this remake :meow:
We in fact really do :D

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Katiya - Show You How to Open Up [Couple WIP] by Dradra-Trici
Katiya - Show You How to Open Up [Couple WIP]
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We actually already posted this WIP on our facebook page in February (post) and intended to leave it as a facebook exclusive post.
However, now we think (even though it's only a WIP) the picture is worth being uploaded here, too.
In the description of our facebook post we wrote: 
Wow, what a beautiful feeling it is just do draw for the sake of drawing! 
We somehow always put too much pressure on ourselves for the sake of good presentation of our series or perfectionism - but drawing just for the sake of drawing is wonderful!
This picture here will stay only for ourselves for a very long time because it will be a spoiler as soon as the second character will have been drawn, still we want to share it as it is now :)
We just need a break from colouring, making corrections, etc....
Hopefully you like the picture (or what you can see of it)!^^

Well, in this post we've also mentioned another reason for uploading the WIP here: There won't be a finished version uploaded on the internet (soon).
You can see our OC Katiya but this picture depicts a love scene. 
We don't like to provide information about "who ends up with who" before bringing the pairings about in our novel. In a nutshell: This would be a spoiler and we don't like to spoil.
In pairing pictures we have somehow very often depicted Katiya rather passive, that's why we felt like drawing her in a more demanding position here.
The dress she wears is oriented towards a Sherri Hill dress and costs hundreds of dollars onion head "shock_"  (since Katiya's from a rich family this is not a problem... but still...)
Not to forget: We took this photo as a reference.
The title "Show you how to open up" was just spontaneously taken from the song "An Invitation" by Lena Katina because firstly, she was the first singer that in this context came into our minds since she's the voice of Katiya in our heads :lol: and secondly, this song is slow, kind of... steamy in a classy and graceful way and the woman plays a demanding part. (Also, we consider "to open up" as a theme for the character Katiya)

Hopefully you like this picture! :floating:

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Chira - Sugar Baby by Dradra-Trici
Chira - Sugar Baby
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Hello, everyone! :D (Big Grin) 

This piece depicts our character Chira. 
The picture itself isn't anything special. Rather it's supposed to be some character-design draft. 
When the pencil drawing was done we felt like adding some colours - and that's what we did. Altogether, we thought this picture is "nice" enough to be uploaded. Even though it's very rough and full of little mistakes.Waaaah! 

Chira is supposed to look cute, cute as sugar. Her styling is orientated towards the fairy kei style and we couldn't resist to give her those yaeba theeth which are perceived as cute by some people in Japan.

So, hopefully you like it!
And even though this is only some little sketch we'd love to hear your opinions! Love 

Lots of greetings
Dradra & Trici

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Sachi - Dancing in the Rain by Dradra-Trici
Sachi - Dancing in the Rain
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Hey again :D (Big Grin) 
This time we've got a picture of Sachi dancing in the rain :floating:
The idea for this picture also sprung to our mind quite spontaneously - it almost is a pity that the picture all in all took us ages to get finished but there always was this special something lacking and well... hmm 
Anyway :meow:
Now we finally can share Sachi with you w00t! 
And even though the picture's message might sound a bit staled, we still think that it is true:
Don't let you circumstances turn you down!
Try to make the best of it - start to dance in the rain instead of waiting in vain for the sun to come out.
Keep this thought in mind and you will actually feel better! Woohooooo! 

We tried to keep the city's colours grey, depressive and hopeless while Sachi in her yellow raincoat should symbolise the sun people might be waiting for.

Hopefully you like this piece of art Love 

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Yuriy - Holodnoe Serdce by Dradra-Trici
Yuriy - Holodnoe Serdce
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Hey :happybounce: 
We're actually working on another picture of this character from our novel but while listening to "Холодное Сердце" by Джиган
 feat. Anna Sedokova there suddenly was this picture idea that had to be drawn La la la la 
"Холодное сердце" is Russian for "cold heart" and this picture is supposed to illustrate the song.

Холодное Сердце on SoundCloud

Here's a translation from of the song:

Cold heart

You'll warm up this cold heart with your hands
And I'll be here night and day
The parting moment won't bother us
I need to see you as much as I need to breathe.

I know it will be hard to adopt my lifestyle
I am no saint and there's no limit to selfishness
Unceasing travels and movements
Even in spite of our mutual attraction.

I'm not the one you need, I'm sure
But if you want to be with me, then arm yourself with patience
I need this one woman in my home
So that I'll always be calm when I come home.

You knew and respected my rules
You waited and saw me off from the railway platforms
You prayed for me at night, missing me
No matter how much I would hurt you, you'd always forgive me.

It's hard to be with me, it'd be easier without me
But if you're ready, then hold on fast
I'll carry our love up to death
I need you to be the mother of my children.

You'll warm up this cold heart with your hands
And I'll be here night and day
The parting moment won't bother us
I need to see you as much as I need to breathe.

But if you're with me, I'd do anything
Even if I had to strain every nerve
Know that you won't ever need anything
I'll always protect you with my strong shoulder.

I'm not promising that everything will just go smoothly for us
Let's leave it to the sweet songs, in mine I only speak the truth
We'll cry and laugh, just like everybody
But together we'll overcome hundreds of obstacles.

I've known a lot of girls, but with you it's the first time I feel this way
They were shallow, so different from you
My heart only feels right when I'm with your
You are the loveliest of all and my songs are for you.

It's hard to be with me, it'd be easier without me
But if you're ready, then hold on fast
I'll carry our love up to death
I need you to be the mother of my children.

You'll warm up this cold heart with your hands
And I'll be here night and day
The parting moment won't bother us
I need to see you as much as I need to breathe.

Well, we're very content with the way the picture turned out Love 
We really like the portrayal of "both" kind of hearts (the biological and the abstract romantic one) Heart 

Hopefully you like this picture! :floating:

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Thank YOU for the llama :meow:
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Thank you for the llama! :D
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thanks for the Llama :)!
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No problem! :aww:
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Dradra-Trici Featured By Owner May 5, 2014   Digital Artist
Hey Flirtatious 
What concerns your question please read this - thank you! :) (Smile) 
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Hi, Have you admire is the kaixhilary couple, and we want
One of our group (kaihil-lovely-couple) if it is not too much trouble :)
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